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Personalised luxury safari

Ximuwu Lodge, nestled in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, offers a unique, exclusive safari experience. Adjacent to the Greater Kruger National Park, our sanctuary spans 6000 hectares. We specialize in personalized luxury, designed for comfort and adventure.

  1. Exclusive Safari for Small Groups: Ximuwu Lodge, starting from just four guests. Our exclusive booking policy ensures a private, tailored experience in the African wilderness. Non-exclusive use is available for two guests upon request.
  2. Luxury Amidst Nature: Each guest at Ximuwu Lodge enjoys luxury seamlessly blended with natural beauty. Our lodge, adjacent to the Greater Kruger National Park, promises an unforgettable safari.
  3. Accessible, Inclusive Design: We emphasize inclusive luxury. Our lodge features an accessible design, ensuring comfort for every guest, regardless of mobility.
  4.  Tailored Safari Adventures: Situated in a prime wildlife area, Ximuwu Lodge offers customized safari experiences. Adventure and luxury meet here, with impeccable service.
  5. Small Group Focus: Our focus on small groups, as few as four, sets us apart. This exclusivity guarantees a personalized and intimate experience for each guest.



Private & personalised


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.


Night Drives

With our state-of-the-art thermal vision goggles, 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.


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.


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.


Accessible Safari

Everything is accessible even our Game Viewer

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XIMUWU: your private gateway to Africa's untamed wilderness

Unveil Africa’s Pristine Beauty at Ximuwu Lodge

Ximuwu, a hidden gem within the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, seamlessly merges with the renowned Kruger National Park, boasting a unique absence of fences that allows free-ranging wildlife to thrive.

Celebrating Wildlife Diversity

Ximuwu’s expansive private nature reserve is a haven for the iconic Big 5 – lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants, and African buffalo. The landscape also teems with agile cheetahs and wild dogs, capturing the essence of African wilderness.

Exclusive Luxury Safaris

Ximuwu Lodge redefines luxury safari experiences through its exclusivity. Guests have unrivaled opportunities to explore South Africa’s untouched wilderness. You won’t encounter queues at top viewing points or photography spots. With unrestricted game drive tracks, you’re free to embrace the wild at your own pace. This level of exclusivity sets Ximuwu Lodge apart as one of Africa’s genuinely exclusive safari lodges.


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Exclusively yours

Ximuwu Lodge is located a short distance from Hoedspruit – the safari capital of the world.

Direct flights to Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport are available from both Johannesburg and Cape Town. 

Our staff will welcome you at Hoedspruit and transport you to the lodge. 

Guests with private air travel are welcome to fly directly to Ximuwu Airstrip.

The Lodge Private Suites Learn more about our accessibility

Food and Drinks

Culinary delights

When seeking the ideal safari, food may not be the first thing that comes to mind, but Ximuwu’s gourmet offerings will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression. We cater to discerning foodies, offering options like relaxed bush picnics, sophisticated high teas, and elegant dinners beneath the African stars. Our culinary experience is a highlight of your visit.


Wilderness Adventures


Helicopter and Scenic Flight


Ximuwu Spa


Sleep Out Deck






Nestled beside our private residence, just a stone’s throw from the renowned Ximuwu Lodge, we are thrilled to introduce our newest offering: the Hideaway Guesthouse. This charming retreat is designed for those seeking a serene escape into nature without the full array of services found at Ximuwu Lodge.

You’ll find a more intimate setting at the Hideaway with no butler or barkeeper services. However, the essence of our hospitality remains, as we provide a dedicated chef to prepare delicious and well-presented South African/ traditional dishes that promise to satisfy your palate.

Our drink selection celebrates the local flavors, offering a curated choice of South African spirits, wines, and beers that perfectly complement your dining experience.


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The Latest from Instagram

  • 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.

📷 @mackmwj
  • 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.