a new luxury lodge

Exclusively yours

An exclusive sanctuary within the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, Ximuwu Lodge is the ultimate executive-level luxury safari travel destination, offering unparalleled access to the wonders of the Greater Kruger National Park. Ximuwu is unique in that it is the only truly exclusive lodge – you and your group are the only guests over 6,500 hectares of private nature reserve

Four exquisite, spacious, and tastefully decorated private suites will accommodate a maximum group size of eight, meaning you and your companions will experience the wonders of Africa from a personalized level of luxury that most can only dream about.


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


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.


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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