Food and Drinks

Culinary delights to complement your safari

Explore gourmet adventures at Ximuwu Lodge during your safari. Our private chef creates diverse, unforgettable dishes. Enjoy various dining experiences like bush picnics, elegant high teas, dinners under the stars, or casual poolside snacks. After your game drive, select your preferred breakfast style. Choose a hearty lodge feast or a light bush spread featuring fresh fruits, cereals, and fireside specialties. Savor bush dinners and cocktails under the African sky, perfect before a night safari. We focus on freshness and local sourcing. At Ximuwu Lodge, every meal is a culinary journey, enhancing your safari with exceptional flavors.




Embark on a Culinary Quest at Ximuwu Lodge, offering a menu that ranges from street food zest to gourmet delights, all tailored for our guests. Additionally, experience Assorted Dining Delights: enjoy everything from artisanal pizzas to casual bites and signature drinks. Furthermore, meals turn into interactive affairs, with options from game-time favorites to tranquil settings in nature or cozy indoor spots. Moreover, discover Unique Bush Dining: indulge in serene dinners by Ximuwu Dam, baobab-shaded breakfasts, or cocktails with Drakensberg views. Lastly, for Romantic Settings, choose our secluded deck for dining under the stars—an intimate backdrop for creating memorable moments with loved ones.


The Bar

Elevate your safari experience at Ximuwu’s bar, a beacon of beauty and elegance. Our handcrafted bar serves as the perfect setting for a curated wine experience, led by expert sommelier Mr. T., with his right hand, Sam. Together, they specialize in perfect pairings for our gourmet menu, focusing on both South African and international wines. Additionally, under Mr. T’s guidance, you can explore the art of wine selection to enhance your meal. Beyond wine, Mr. T is also a master mixologist, crafting cocktails like Moscow Mules and Whiskey Sours, along with bespoke cocktails tailored to your taste. With their combined expertise and our extensive cellar, your safari at Ximuwu will be enriched with fine flavors and unforgettable moments.



Mobile Pizza oven

a unique taste

Enjoy the charm of outdoor dining with our mobile pizza oven. Matt and Anet craft artisanal pizzas under the stars. Join us for a slice of gourmet delight and cherish the moments at our evening gatherings.

From fine dining to street food

An Authentic Safari Experience


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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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  • 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.