a new luxury lodge

Exclusively yours

Experience the height of ecological luxury travel at Ximuwu Lodge, an intimate sanctuary nestled within the vast expanses of Klaserie Private Nature Reserve—your unparalleled gateway to the Greater Kruger National Park’s natural wonders.
As the only truly exclusive lodge encompassing over 6000 hectares of private nature reserve, Ximuwu ensures a personalized safari experience—not just a tour. Our offering of four chic private suites, each uniquely designed with spacious interiors and tasteful decoration, caters exclusively to your group of up to eight members, presenting an elevated, bespoke African safari like no other. Non-exclusive use is available for 2 guests upon request.

At Ximuwu, the majestic beauty of South Africa’s lowveld region blends seamlessly with our commitment to inclusivity. Our fully wheelchair-accessible lodge stands not just as the jewel of the region, but also as a beacon for accessible luxury travel. Here, we break the barriers that hinder the enjoyment of our awe-inspiring landscape, offering every guest, despite physical limitations, the opportunity to revel in the serene calmness of our surroundings.
To create an unforgettable Ximuwu experience that’s accessible to all, visit our dedicated website www.wheelchairsafari.com for detailed information about our state-of-the-art wheelchair accessible amenities and our unique accessibility-focused experiences. We invite you to join us on our journey to inclusivity, shaping unforgettable memories in the enchanting African wilderness.


about us

Immerse yourself in the unspoiled wilderness

Ximuwu is privately owned land within the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve. The Klaserie Reserve borders the world-famous Kruger National Park. The borders between the Klaserie Reserve and Kruger National Park are unfenced, allowing animals to move freely around both reserves.  

Ximuwu’s private nature reserve is home to all of the Big 5 African animals (lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants, and African buffalo), cheetahs and wild dogs, to name a few. 

The exclusivity of Ximuwu Lodge allows our guests a rare opportunity to experience the unspoiled wilderness of South Africa in their own time and on their own terms, without the need to compete with other guests for the best viewing points, photography spots, or game drive tracks. It is one of the few truly exclusive safari lodges in Africa.


the lodge

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

Private & personalised


Personalised Game Drives

Tailored Safari Experiences - Step beyond conventional safaris with Ximuwu’s game drives, uniquely customized to fit your preferences and schedule. Discover the thrill of a safari that adapts to you, offering a truly individualized adventure. Join us for a personalized game drive experience that sets a new standard for bespoke wildlife encounters.”


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.


Food and Drinks

Culinary delights

Food might not be at the forefront when searching for the perfect safari, but the gourmet experience at Ximuwu will change your mind. We cater to foodies looking for relaxed bush picnics, sophisticated high teas and elegant dinners under the stars.


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. 🍕