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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 is ideal for intimate groups, starting from just four guests.

Our exclusive booking policy ensures a private, tailored experience in the African wilderness.
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 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 Flights


Ximuwu Spa


Sleep Out Deck




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  • Witnessing a giraffe gracefully drinking at the waterhole today. It was an incredibly special experience, being so close to such a magnificent creature🍀
  • Experience the magic of Ximuwu Lodge by night ✨ After an exhilarating game drive, indulge in cocktails and savory meals. Whether it’s a romantic dinner for two on our deck overlooking the waterhole or a lively tapas-style feast with family, the choice is yours. At Ximuwu, every moment is yours to cherish.
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  • At Ximuwu, hyenas have become a fascinating sight. They’ve claimed our afternoon hide as their go-to spot, especially during hot days when they love lounging in the water. If you’re into photography, this is your chance to capture their beauty and charm. Don’t miss out—book your stay now at Ximuwu and get ready for some amazing shots of these incredible animals!
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  • Happy Easter from Ximuwu 🐣!

Wishing you a day filled with joy and unforgettable moments with loved ones. May your Easter be as vibrant and beautiful as the wildlife surrounding us.
  • Exciting news from Ximuwu: the wild dogs are still around !!

Yesterday morning we spotted the pack of wild dogs on the hunt! With their keen senses and teamwork, they made for a thrilling sight. But guess who decided to join the party? A cheeky group of hyenas, snatching up some leftovers, including the head of a male impala! 

Later in the day, we found them chilling out in the mud at what used to be our Anderson Dam. Sadly, it’s dried up due to the dry season, but these resilient animals adapt and make the most of their surroundings. 

Just another day in the wild here at Ximuwu!
  • Join us for a unique bush experience at Ximuwu! 🌿 Our mobile bar with a pizza oven awaits you after an exhilarating game drive. Indulge in homemade pizzas and delicious cocktails amidst nature. Unwind and savor the flavors of the bush with us. 🍕