about ximuwu

Your home in Africa

Ximuwu Lodge, nestled in Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, redefines luxury safari travel. Spanning 6000 hectares of pristine wilderness, this exclusive lodge offers a unique, private experience. Furthermore, enjoy unmatched access to Greater Kruger National Park, with the reserve exclusively yours. Consequently, discover privacy, luxury, and unparalleled adventures at Ximuwu Lodge.


Klaserie Private Nature Reserve

Ximuwu Lodge features four elegantly decorated luxury private suites, accommodating up to eight guests. Experience Africa’s wonders with unparalleled personal luxury—exclusively yours. This setup ensures a dream stay, tailored just for your group.



about us

Private Safaris

Founded by Patrick and Elly Suverein, Ximuwu is a bespoke luxury lodge catering to private groups of up to eight. Our mission is to deliver an authentic, intimate safari experience. At Ximuwu, Patrick, Elly, managers Anet and Matt, along with our devoted staff, ensure your stay is exceptional. With a private game viewing vehicle guided by our expert tracker, you control your safari schedule and activities, making each safari at Ximuwu unique and tailored to your desires. Ximuwu offers a personal nature escape where every experience is exclusively yours.



Patrick and Elly Suverein, originally from the Netherlands, realized their dream by acquiring Ximuwu in 2016. Their extensive travels through 30 African nations led them to fall in love with South Africa’s Klaserie. In 2021, they opened the doors to their bush haven with Ximuwu’s launch. Their unique design flair has been crucial in shaping its distinctive appeal. Now settled in Klaserie, they take joy in welcoming international visitors. Guests at Ximuwu can expect engaging encounters, from shared stories at the bar to a friendly ‘howzit’ greeting. For Patrick and Elly, the ultimate reward is watching guests immerse themselves in the Ximuwu experience, a testament to their commitment to world-class safari hospitality.


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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.