signature safaris

Exclusive ​Private & Personalised Game Viewing

Discover Ximuwu in the South African wilderness, a unique safari destination. Firstly, experience diverse safaris: night, sound, photo, walking, and classic drives. Each adventure, carefully crafted, showcases rich biodiversity. Additionally, our experienced guides lead these unique journeys, ensuring a safe and unforgettable experience. Moreover, immerse yourself in Africa’s heart, where every safari at Ximuwu is a gateway to the wild.

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Exclusive Unlimited Access

At Ximuwu, enjoy the privilege of an exclusive safari with your private vehicle, guide, and tracker. Personalize your adventure in Klaserie Reserve, home to the African Big 5 and beyond. Discover wild dogs, cheetahs, hyenas, antelopes, and over 500 bird species. Furthermore, Ximuwu’s unique game drives and walks in the Greater Kruger offer intimate wildlife encounters in a secluded setting.

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At Your Pace

At Ximuwu, experience a safari redefined with our adaptable game drives. Initially, choose your ideal time, be it morning or late afternoon, to align with your preferences. Our dedicated guide and tracker team stands ready to customize your exploration. Furthermore, delight in the Lowveld’s breathtaking landscapes at your own rhythm. Consequently, embark on a bespoke journey through South Africa’s enchanting terrain, exclusively tailored for you.

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On foot with nature

Experience Africa intimately with our guided walking safaris. Firstly, walk in peace, away from vehicle noise, observing wildlife in their habitat. Additionally, enjoy a genuine wildlife experience in a natural setting, making each encounter truly special.

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Night Safari Magic

Witness nocturnal wildlife behavior with state-of-the-art thermal vision goggles on our unique night safaris. Capture unforgettable moments with thermal vision binoculars from Pulsar.

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It’s not just what you see but what you hear in the bush. Connect deeply with nature through our sound safaris, featuring directional microphones and amplifiers for a unique sensory experience

At Ximuwu, we offer an extraordinary safari journey that engages all your senses. Book your escape today and embrace the wonders of the African wilderness.”


Game Drives in Open Vehicles

Join us at Ximuwu for thrilling safari drives in our open vehicles. Firstly, experience an adventure like no other, comfortably seated in our specially designed vehicles. They feature sliding bucket seats with footrests and safety straps for your comfort.

Venture into vast landscapes and get up close with wildlife. Additionally, witness nature’s wonders unfold right before your eyes. Embark on a safari that promises excitement and memorable encounters with Africa’s wildlife.


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Unlock the magic of photo safaris at Ximuwu

Capture Incredible Memories

Kruger National Park, the crown jewel of South African safaris, beckons photographers to a world teeming with wildlife. Within its bounds, Ximuwu, nestled in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, stands out as a haven for those seeking privacy and tailor-made photographic experiences.

Ximuwu offers personalized drives and walking safaris that cater to photographers at all levels, ensuring prime lighting conditions at dawn and dusk for that perfect shot. The lodge has been thoughtfully designed to serve as the ultimate photographer’s retreat.



Face to face with your favourite animal

Photographic hides

Featuring two specialized photography hides, Ximuwu provides unique vantage points. The morning hide, located near the lodge, allows for splendid early wildlife captures, while the afternoon hide, a short drive away, is ideal for diverse lighting and animal behaviors, enhancing both day and night sessions.

Both hides come equipped with camera mounts, beanbags, gimbals, and power sources and are accessible to all, including guests with mobility needs.

In Ximuwu’s expansive territory, photographers find an undisturbed paradise. The exclusivity here reimagines photographic safaris, offering an unparalleled opportunity to capture the wild as only Ximuwu can present.






We have two underground hides at Ximuwu - a morning hide and an afternoon hide – positioned perfectly for optimal light conditions.


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

Our Sleep Out Deck will provide you with a romantic wilderness experience to take your breath away.


Helicopter and Scenic 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.


Magical Bushdiners

Starlit dining in a magical setting. Tables adorned with fairy lights create a celestial ambiance

Under the stars

Enjoy our exclusive night game drive

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  • Witnessed a breathtaking sight at Ximuwu’s  traverse over the last few days! A massive herd of around 500 buffaloes, with adorable youngsters in tow, heading towards the Klaserie River. We need your wishes for some good rain to ensure there’s enough lush grass for these majestic grazers! 💦 🌱 
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  • Happy Friday ! 

Ready for the ultimate bush adventure? 

Join us at Ximuwu Lodge for an accessible safari, where the thrill of encountering the Big 5 awaits! 
📸 Patrick Suverein
  • Excited for a romantic Valentine’s Day! 

Tonight, we’re having a romantic dinner set up by our Ximuwu fire 🔥 

Cheers to love, laughter, and the warmth of our hearts. Wishing everyone a magical Valentine’s Day ❤️
  • Happy Friday! 

Ready for an adventure? Plan your dream safari getaway with us . Let’s turn those dreams into reality! 

☎️ +27 15 004 0340
💬 +27 73 670 5169
  • Exciting news from Ximuwu :

Nestled beside our private residence, just a stone’s throw from the renowned Ximuwu Lodge, we are thrilled to introduce our newest offering: the Hideaway ! 

This charming retreat is designed for those seeking a serene escape into nature without the full array of services found at Ximuwu Lodge.

(Sorry, not wheelchair accessible)

Visit our website for more information.
  • We witnessed a majestic tower of giraffes during the crisp early morning light 🦒 Later, the gentle giants gathered around Ximuwu dam, sipping calmly.