part of greater Kruger National Park

Discover Ximuwu’s tranquil haven, nestled in Klaserie Private Game Reserve adjacent to Kruger National Park. Our lodge offers unique safari experiences, featuring wildlife that has roamed freely since 1992 as part of authentic conservation efforts. Furthermore, this ideal location ensures an unforgettable encounter with nature, blending luxurious accommodations with environmental stewardship.



Ximuwu is a brief 15-minute journey from Hoedspruit (Eastgate) Airport, which hosts several daily flights with Airlink and Cemair. Our team ensures a smooth arrival. Alternatively, drive from Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International Airport, a scenic 6-hour journey with clear directions.

Private air charters can use Ximuwu Airstrip for direct, exclusive access. Experience the ultimate wilderness at Ximuwu, your perfect safari adventure destination.


rich history

Sprawling Wilderness

Explore the origins of Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, established in 1969 by visionary farmers who combined their lands to create a vital haven for wildlife. Officially acknowledged in 1972, today, Klaserie is a symbol of conservation and harmony with nature.

Spanning over two million hectares and seamlessly connected to Kruger National Park by unfenced borders, Klaserie facilitates the free roam of wildlife, safeguarding critical migratory paths and the flourishing of diverse species.



Spectacular Game Viewing

Set off on a thrilling journey in Klaserie Reserve, known for its exceptional wildlife viewing and intimate encounters with nature. Home to Africa’s Big 5—lions, leopards, elephants, buffalo, and rhinos—Klaserie is also a haven for the elusive African wild dog and the fast cheetah. Observe clever hyenas, various antelopes, and over 500 bird species in their natural habitat.

The Klaserie Private Nature Reserve is a treasure trove for wildlife enthusiasts, boasting a rich tapestry of life with 145 mammals, 118 reptiles, 30 amphibians, 50+ fish species, and over 335 types of trees.


Playing Our Part

Discover conservation at its best at Ximuwu, next to Kruger National Park, a hub for eco-tourism in South Africa. Known too for its wide variety of life, the area offers a glimpse into the world of African flora and fauna. Ongoing efforts to conserve nature mean visitors can witness diverse wildlife all year round, making each visit unforgettable.

Located in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, Ximuwu is committed to these conservation efforts. Our aim is clear: preserve the reserve’s natural beauty and reduce our environmental impact.


Reverse Osmosis Water Plant

Ximuwu is implementing sustainability with the Aquamat Reverse Osmosis Water Plant. This is a big step up from regular bottled water at safari lodges. Our cutting-edge plant tackles water waste efficiently, providing even purer water than the best-bottled brands.

Firstly, we purify each drop and then enhance it to ensure great hydration and flavor furthermore by producing it on-site, we reduce the need for packaging and transportation, what’s more when you enjoy our clean water, you support sustainability, thanks to Aquamat Joburg’s advanced technology.


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Explore & Unwind


"Discover the photographer's paradise at Ximuwu with our two underground photographic hides, the morning and afternoon hides, strategically positioned for the best natural lighting, ensuring stunning wildlife captures at any time of day."


Ximuwu Spa

A sanctuary to get lost in, our spa offers guests a variety of relaxing treatments just a stone’s throw from their suite. Each guest is entitled to a one-hour free spa treatment of their choice, ensuring a personalized relaxation experience.


Sleep Out Deck

"Experience romance and adventure on our breathtaking Sleep-Out Deck at Ximuwu, offering an unforgettable wilderness encounter under the stars that you won't want to miss."


Helicopter Flights

Opt in for a once-in-a-lifetime experience and take to the skies on a scenic flight. Each guest receives a complimentary 30-minute helicopter ride, making your stay truly unforgettable.


Photographic Hides

Withness Wildlife Like Never Before

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  • Welcome to our Zebra Suite! Each of our four unique suites has its own distinct theme, and today we’re excited to show you around the Zebra Room. With its chic black-and-white decor and cozy ambiance, who wouldn’t want to stay here?

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  • Calling all photographers and wildlife enthusiasts! 

@karolinanoreewild recently visited Ximuwu and captured some incredible shots of our active hyena den. The photos are nothing short of amazing, showcasing the beauty and energy of these fascinating creatures. Whether you’re an aspiring photographer or simply love wildlife, come experience the magic of Ximuwu and capture your own unforgettable moments.
  • A heartfelt THANK YOU to @weareafricatravel for orchestrating an amazing tradeshow! It was an honor to connect with such esteemed agents and tour operators. Your support means the world to us! Special shoutout to everyone who stopped by to learn about Ximuwu and @wheelchairsafari . Your enthusiasm and dedication to spreading the word truly warms our hearts. Let’s keep the adventure alive!
  • Sometimes, the best moments happen when you least expect them. Picture this: one of our guests decided to stay back on our lodge deck, enjoying every sip of his gin and tonic, when suddenly, nature decided to put on a show just for him. As he relaxed in the tranquility of the African bush, a lioness emerged, stalking a few wildebeest in the distance. Talk about being at the right place at the right time!

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  • Huge thanks to @united, @hemi_the_mag and @hemispheresforunited ! We’re thrilled and honored to be featured in this month’s inflight magazine, showcasing our accessible lodge. It’s incredible to see our commitment to inclusivity and accessibility recognized on such a grand scale. Thank you for spreading the word and helping us create unforgettable experiences for all our guests.
  • As we embrace the crisp air and stunning landscapes of our winter season, elephants are making frequent visits to our waterholes! It’s a truly spectacular sight, and we invite all photographers to witness the magic firsthand from our photographic hide. Come stay with us at Ximuwu and capture unforgettable moments like this.