a new luxury lodge

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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.

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the lodge

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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

Safari

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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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Wilderness Adventures

Experiences

Helicopter and Scenic Flights

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Ximuwu Spa

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Sleep Out Deck

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Hides

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social media

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.