Am I Too Old to Go on a Safari?


South Africa is perfect for senior travelers seeking amazing safaris. Its excellent tourism infrastructure makes exploring easy. Daily commercial flights connect all major cities. Chartered airplanes offer easy access to Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport. There are three daily flights between Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Hoedspruit by Airlink and CemAir. Upon arrival, our staff will collect you from Eastgate Airport. In just 15 minutes, you arrive at Ximuwu Lodge—no long hours in a Gameviewer after your trip.


Peace of Mind

Our lodge is centrally located just 25 minutes from the nearest town. Here, you’ll find doctors and a state-of-the-art hospital opening in September. We are also connected to Africa SafeT, an on-site medical support team available 24/7.


The Lodge and Suites

Ximuwu is wheelchair accessible. We have enhanced security and comfortable features such as grab bars in two bathroom showers and toilets. For extra peace of mind, we offer a security button that alerts our management when needed. Our swimming pool can be heated for winter swims.


Explore Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park is South Africa’s most renowned safari destination. It boasts a diverse range of wildlife, including the iconic Big 5. For seniors, the private game reserves within Kruger offer superior comfort and world-class service. Luxurious accommodations at Ximuwu Safari Lodge cater specifically to seniors. Our lodge is modern and upscale, and the first in the region to be fully wheelchair accessible. Our game viewers have ramps, so no climbing is needed.


What Else to Do in South Africa?

A visit to Cape Town is a must during an African safari. Known as South Africa’s Mother City, Cape Town offers mountains, beaches, historical landmarks, and the picturesque Cape Winelands. Cape Town is easily accessible from Kruger. Spend a few days in each area for a blend of culture, city life, and culinary experiences. Start with Cape Town and the Winelands, then end with the safari for a tranquil finish.


Managing Temperatures

In summer, temperatures can reach up to 40 degrees. Game drives are usually in the early morning and late afternoon when it’s cooler. Ximuwu offers cooling vests for game drives or bush walks. All our facilities are air-conditioned. In winter, we offer blankets, warm water bottles, and seat heating. Our suites and common areas are warmed by fireplaces on cold days, ensuring a cozy environment.


Bush Events

In winter, our bush events, like bush dinners and bush breakfasts, feature cozy campfires. We provide blankets for chilly guests. These events combine culinary offerings with the true beauty of the African bushveld.


Exclusive Bookings at Ximuwu Safari Lodge

At Ximuwu Safari Lodge, we offer exclusive bookings for as few as four guests. This allows you to decide on game drive timings each day, providing a personalized safari experience.


Best Time to Go

A safari in South Africa is great all year round. Traveling outside peak season can save money. Ask us about specials at

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  • With the surrounding dams drying up, our waterhole at Ximuwu is becoming a drinking hotspot. This past week we have had various wildlife coming to drink, from elephants to Lions 🦁 let’s see what this week brings! 

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  • Buffalo Bash at Ximuwu Dam!

Well,we thought we had at least two more weeks of water left in our Ximuwu dam. But surprise, surprise! This morning, a thirsty herd of about 200 buffaloes decided to throw a party at the dam 💦Now, we’re left with just a puddle and some muddy buffalo footprints 😅
  • This week, we were treated to a truly special sighting—a young hippo! Seeing a hippo out of the water during the day is a magical experience, but catching a glimpse of this adorable little one made it even more extraordinary.

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  • We’re absolutely thrilled to share this wonderful feedback from our latest guests.

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“Warmth and attention of entire staff is amazing, safaris were incredible, food is delicious and bush dinner and helicopter ride are totally above and beyond. Don't change anything, Ximuwu felt like home. 
If there is a heaven, Ximuwu is the prototype, we love it here “

We’re so proud of our team for creating such memorable experiences. Who’s ready to have an adventure just like Dave and Sandy? 

Thanks to private guide @craig_reid_wildlife and @wildestkrugersafaris for bringing his lovely clients to Ximuwu!
  • A leopard may hide, but its piercing eyes never miss a thing.

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  • At Ximuwu, it’s not just about the incredible animals you’ll see on your safari. We believe that great food is a key part of an unforgettable adventure. Our talented chefs craft delicious meals that pair perfectly with a fine glass of wine.Join us for a safari experience where every moment, from the stunning wildlife to the delightful dining, becomes a cherished memory.