Food and Drinks

Culinary delights to complement your safari

Discover gourmet adventures at Ximuwu Lodge on your safari journey. Our private chef crafts unforgettable, diverse dishes.

Experience varied dining options. Enjoy bush picnics, elegant high teas, dinners under the stars, or relaxed poolside snacks.

Post-game drive, choose your breakfast. Opt for a hearty lodge feast or a bush spread. Relish fresh fruits, cereals, and fireside specialties.

Savor bush dinners and cocktails. Experience unique evening meals with drinks beneath the African sky, ideal for pre-night safari moments.

We prioritize freshness and locality. At Ximuwu Lodge, each meal is an escapade, enhancing your safari with culinary excellence.




Embark on a Culinary Quest: Ximuwu offers a diverse menu, from street food zest to gourmet tastes, all personalized for our guests.

Assorted Dining Delights: Sample a variety, from artisanal pizzas and casual bites to signature drinks. Group meals become interactive affairs, with choices ranging from game-time classics to tranquil meals amidst nature or in intimate indoor spots.

Unique Bush Dining: Experience extraordinary bush dining at Ximuwu. Envision serene Ximuwu Dam dinners, baobab-shaded breakfasts, or cheers with Drakensberg vistas.

Romantic Settings: Choose our secluded deck for dining under the stars. It’s an intimate backdrop for making memorable moments with loved ones.


The Bar

Elevate your safari at Ximuwu bar, a place of beauty and elegance. Our handcrafted bar is the ideal spot for a curated wine experience with expert sommelier Mr. T. He’s a connoisseur of South African and international wines, specializing in perfect pairings for our gourmet menu. Explore the art of wine selection with Mr. T’s guidance to enhance your meal. Besides wine, Mr. T is a master mixologist, crafting Moscow Mules, Whiskey Sours, and bespoke cocktails to suit your taste. With his expertise and our vast cellar, your safari will be filled with memorable moments and fine flavors.



Mobile Pizza oven

a unique taste

“Experience the charm of alfresco dining with our mobile pizza oven, where Matt and Anet craft artisanal pizzas under the stars. Join us for a slice of gourmet delight and savor the moments at our evening gatherings.”

From fine dining to street food

An Authentic Safari Experience

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Ready for the ultimate bush adventure? 

Join us at Ximuwu Lodge for an accessible safari, where the thrill of encountering the Big 5 awaits! 
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  • 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 ❤️
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Ready for an adventure? Plan your dream safari getaway with us . Let’s turn those dreams into reality! 

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  • 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.