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Hamiltons Tented Camp

Hamiltons Tented Camp

Hamiltons Tented Camp

Just in – Hamiltons Tented Camp has won 2 prestigious awards in the Haute Grandeur Global Awards competition. They won the following awards:

Best Eco Safari Lodge in South Africa

Best Safari Retreat in South Africa

Well done to all the hard-working staff at Hamiltons Tented Camp who made this award possible. Book your safari holiday with Destination Africa at

Hamiltons Tented Camp Kruger National Park will transport you to a time when African Safaris was beheld as the epitome of elegance and style. Situated on a private concession, this camp is the gem of Kruger National Park near Orpen Gate. Hamiltons Tented Camp not only represents a little slice of history, but it also guarantees a private, exclusive bushveld escape, unfettered by unnecessary modern interruptions and authentic in every way. Hamilton Lodge is your “Out of Africa” experience.

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Hamiltons Tented Camp Accommodation

Hamilton’s Lodge is a  5-star luxury tented safari lodge, surrounded by ancient trees and wildlife in the Big 5 (lion, buffalo, rhino, elephant, and leopard) Kruger National Park. Decorated in Colonial style, its luxury safari tents feature private verandas with a plunge pool overlooking the seasonal river.

Each of the six sumptuous spaces has picture windows, with beautiful teak floors. The air-conditioned tents of Hamiltons Camp are furnished with pieces that remind of the safaris of the early 20th century. The beds are draped with mosquito nets and the bathrooms feature a free-standing romantic slipper bath Each tent has an outside shower, a spacious private veranda with a plunge pool, and your own sala lounge. Your private luxury tent comes with a hospitality cabinet that includes a minibar and you have a private butler service.

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Flights to Hamiltons Tented Camp

There is a daily scheduled flight from OR Tambo International Airport to Skukuza Airport as well as to Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport.

Federal Air flies directly to Manyeleti Airstip. Transfers from these airports can be arranged. Email Anthony at

Activities at Hamiltons Tented Camp

Bird Watching: The camp’s experienced field guides will help you add lifer birds to your bird list. The area is rich in bird life from the fierce Marshall Eagle to the delicate Blue Waxbill. For an up-to-date list of the Kruger National Park Birds click here

Self Drives: Because of the proximity of the camp to the Kruger National Park, you are able to do a self-drive safari between your morning and afternoon safari game drives. Satara Rest Camp is only an hour’s drive away. This enables you to experience so much more on your safari adventure. Visit the Timbavati picnic site and other water holes and dams in the vicinity.

Wellness at the Camp: There is a small gym with in-room gym bags to help you relax.

Bush Dinners: It is always such a thrill to be able to enjoy a romantic dinner in the bush under the stars. The dry river bed in front of the camp makes an ideal setting. Private romantic dinners can be done on your private deck so you can celebrate your special holiday.

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Dining and Cuisine

Dine as you would have in the 1900s. Hamiltons Tented Camp ensures, whatever the occasion, meals are a classy affair. From fine crystal wine glasses to pewter silver water jugs, revel in the dining traditions of old in spectacular bushveld surroundings.

Butlers dressed in traditional colonial uniforms anticipate your every need. Dine on deck in relaxed surroundings or enjoy a bush picnic. The choice is yours!

Homemade baked goods and local specialties are served in beautiful surroundings. The sounds of the bush provide the accompaniment you need for a memorable dining experience.

Champagne breakfasts to High Tea with a delicious selection of cakes and pastries are baked freshly at the safari lodge. Even the most discerning foodie will adore Hamiltons international and African flavors.

The cuisine includes a wide choice of fresh produce prepared daily. Private dinners can be arranged on your deck, in the dry river bed in front of the Camp, or go on a safari picnic. Hamiltons Lodge will always try to make your dining experience special. Dietary requests will be catered for if made known when making your booking.

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Hamiltons boast a refreshing outdoor swimming pool, with sunbeds overlooking the African bush and river, or schedule a relaxing spa massage treatment. Treatments can be done in the privacy of your luxury tent at an extra cost.

Hamiltons Tented Camp Rates

Hamiltons Tented Camp is a luxury tented camp with rates that are fully inclusive, including 2 safari game drives a day, 3 meals, and selected drinks from R12 900 ($650)  per person sharing. A free transfer from Hoedspruit to Hamiltons Tented Camp if you book for 3 days or more.

Hamiltons Tented Camp Specials

Hamiltons Tented Camp Special Rates and Promotions are available almost all year round.  There are 2 or 3-day promotions and special rates for South African Residents and SADC residents from R8 678.00 per person. Contact Anthony at for more information.

Why stay at Hamiltons Tented Camp?

Hamiltons Tented Camp

Hamiltons Tented Camp is one of the best places to stay in Kruger National Park. It is a small game lodge with tented accommodations. Access to the camp is on good tarred roads, although the last 50 km is on good gravel roads accessible to all vehicles. If you want to you can day visit Kruger National Park in your own vehicle between the morning and afternoon game drives. Satara Rest Camp is an hour’s drive from the lodge. There are many picnic sites in the area you can also visit so as to expand your Kruger Park experience. It is possible to do a day trip to the Panorama Route or to the Blyde Canyon Dam.

Hamiltons Tented Camp is located within the private 10,000-hectare concession of Mluwati in the western region of the Kruger National Park, near Orpen Gate. It borders the northern Sabi Sands Game Reserve and Manyeleti Game Reserve.

You may not drive off-road in Kruger National Park, but because Hamiltons Tented Camp is a private concession, your ranger is allowed to drive off-road with the open safari game viewer. This means you are able to get much closer to the animal sightings and improve your chances of great photographic opportunities, especially the Big5 (lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo, and elephant). Birding is also a must. Click here for a comprehensive list of birds in Kruger Park.

If you have your own transport, you will be able to do a self-drive safari in Kruger National Park. Hamiltons Tented Camp is within an easy drive to Satara Rest Camp and various picnic sites.

Is Hamilton’s Tented Camp accessible?

Access is very easy on tar and gravel roads, accessible by all sedans. You can also fly to Skukuza Airport (63 km away) or Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport (1115 km away) and get a transfer to Hamiltons Lodge.

Their open-vehicle safari vehicles are allowed off-road, enabling you to get closer to the live-action. With easy access to Kruger National Park, you could do a self-drive safari from the Lodge. This option allows you to see more wildlife in between your game drives at the camp.

What to Wear on a Safari

A safari dress code does not have to be complicated. It is recommended that you wear neutral colors, don’t wear bright colors like red, yellow, or purple. Always have a sun hat and bring along sunblock. The African sun can be harsh. During winter it can be quite cool – +3 degrees so bring along something warm to wear in the early morning game drives and for the late afternoon drive. During the summer months wear clothing that is light and breezy.

Hamiltons Tented Camp Tripadvisor Reviews

Hamiltons Tented Camp has a 5-star review rating with over 500 reviews on Tripadvisor and rates in the top 10 safari lodges in Kruger National Park. To view their excellent rating click here

Hamiltons Tented Camp Contact Details

Hamiltons Tented Camp is in a remote section of the Kruger National Park with very little cell phone signal. Suppose you require any information on the Camp or need to contact the camp urgently. In that case, you can contact their Head Office in Johannesburg at +27 11 516 4367 or Destination Africa directly at +27 82 322 8776 or email and we will assist where we can.

Directions to Hamiltons Tented Camp

Getting there by Air

SA Express flies to Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport daily from OR Tambo Airport and from Cape Town Airport. Both flights are direct flights. Transfers can be arranged from the Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport to the Camp or you can hire a car from one the airport. Click here for more information.

Free transfer to Hamiltons Tented Camp from Hoedspruit for stays 3 days or longer

Fed Air flies from Johannesburg to the Manyeleti Game Reserve airstrip. You can also fly from KMIA (Nelspruit airport) directly to the Manyeleti airstrip. For more information click here

Airlink flies to Skukuza airport or KMIA directly from Johannesburg, Cape Town, or Durban. For more information click here

Getting there by car

By Car – Hamiltons Tented Camp is in Kruger National Park. You can reach the camp through the Paul Kruger Gate if you are driving via Nelspruit or through the Orpen Gate if you driving through Hoedspruit and the Panorama Route.

Transfers If you would prefer a shuttle transfer from Johannesburg or any other destination, Swift Kruger Shuttles offers a wide choice of transfers anywhere in Kruger National Park. Email Anthony at for more information.

ExtraOrdinary Lodges

Hamiltons Tented Camp is part of the ExtraOrdinary Lodges, a collection of luxury lodges in Kruger National Park. They have 2 other lodges on the same private concession called Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge and Imbali Safari Lodge.  The ExtraOrdinary Portfolio includes Mabula Game Lodge, The Cape Milner, Clifftop Safari Hideaway, Kwafubesi Tented Camp, Safari Plains, and Angles View Hotel in Graskop – gateway to the Panorama Route. They also have 2 properties in Victoria Falls – Victoria Falls Safari Lodge and Lokuthula Lodge Victoria Falls. Email me if you want more information on any of these ExtraOrdinary Hotels and Lodges.

For more information on Kruger National Park Lodges and Hamiltons Tented Camp specials (SA and SADC Residents Rates) email Anthony at or go to my website for more information and other game lodges.

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