Wilderness Adventures

Experience the splendour of the Lowveld with a multitude of experiences at Ximuwu: Go for a walking safari guided by our experienced rangers; curl up for a night under the stars on our sleep-out deck; take flight over the Blyde River Canyon; relax with a sublime spa treatment, or relax on our sun deck sipping cocktails and watching the animals passing by the waterhole.

patience is rewarded


Patience is always rewarded in South Africa.

We have two underground hides at Ximuwu – a morning hide and an afternoon hide. Positioned perfectly for optimal lighting conditions, our hides allow guests the opportunity to lay low at a waterhole and patiently wait for the animals to come to them.  

Our morning hide is located just in front of the lodge itself, overlooking a waterhole. Savour that special first sip of morning coffee, sharing that blissful morning moment with the birds flying in for their morning drink in the soft light of dawn. The morning hide is equipped with stools, beanbags (short focal distance) and electrical power outlets. 

Our afternoon hide is a short 10-minute drive away from the lodge. There, you can capture the beauty of the golden hour as the sun slowly slips below the horizon as the animals come to rest. The afternoon hide is equipped with adjustable chairs, two camera gimbals, electrical power outlets and a spotlight.

Both photo hides are fully wheelchair accessible.

A sanctuary

ximuwu spa

Tucked away in the garden just a stone’s throw from the suites, Ximuwu Spa is a private sanctuary where you can indulge in sensational pampering. 

World-renowned L’Occitane and luxurious local Africology products are available for your spa treatments. Whatever your needs, our attentive spa therapist is on hand to ensure you are relaxed and pampered.

Our spa offers a selection of hair treatments, together with facials, massages, manicures and pedicures, to leave you feeling fabulous from head to toe.

On request, spa treatments can be enjoyed in the comfort of your own suite.

Under the Stars

sleep out deck

For the adventurous wanting a truly immersive nature experience, our sleep-out deck will provide a romantic wilderness experience guaranteed to take your breath away. 

The secluded tree house sleeps just two guests and is located not too far from the main lodge but still offers privacy. 

Fall asleep to the magical chorus of the night, and awaken to big, blue skies and delightful birdsong as another beautiful day dawns serenely over the African landscape.

Take to the Skies

Helicopter and Scenic Flights

Take to the skies for a once-in-a-lifetime experience, soaring over the majestic African wilderness. Exhilarating helicopter flights offer magnificent game viewing from above, a birds-eye view of the splendour of the Mpumalanga Lowveld, and of course, the bewitching Blyde River Canyon.



Game Drives

Unlike conventional safari camps, Ximuwu’s game drives are tailored to our guest’s preferences and timetable. Experience a truly unique and personalized safari game drive with us.


Walking Safaris

Get up close and personal with the spectacular African landscape. Our guided walking safaris will provide an unforgettable and informative experience tracking wildlife on foot.


Night Drives

With our state-of-the-art thermal vision goggles from Pulsar, guests can observe the nocturnal behaviour of animals in a truly immersive experience. Watch the elephants drinking from the dam, or hundreds of impala and zebra on the grasslands.


Sound Safaris

Have you ever wondered what a lion hears as he stalks through the bush? Wonder no more, as our sound safaris will allow you to hear what the animals hear. Unique to Ximuwu, our sound safaris will allow you to hear and feel the magic of nature the same way an animal does.


Photo Safaris

Kruger National Park, South Africa’s premier safari destination, is one of the finest places in the world for photography. The exclusivity of Ximuwu, and the huge size of the reserve, means you will never be competing for that perfect shot, vantage point, or light – it’s all yours.


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