In the early 1900s, James Stevenson-Hamilton was appointed as the first warden of the Sabi Nature Reserve. His first order of business was to announce that no shooting was to be allowed, believing that if animals were free to live in the veld, as they were before the arrival of man, they would flock to the area and lose their fear of humans. This was the start of 44 years of service to the game reserve, now known as the Kruger National Park, which today is one of the largest and most bio diverse game reserves on the African continent.
Hamilton’s Tented Camp pays tribute to this man. The camp, located in the Imbali concession, reflects the grace and elegance of a bygone era, epitomising the tradition of the luxurious African safari. The spacious and sumptuous lodge reflects the style of the 20th century African safari adventure, offering unparalleled service and attention to all guests.
The intimate Hamilton’s Tented Camp offers six splendid canvas tents, all of which are en-suite with romantic, elegant slipper baths and outdoor showers overlooking the river. King-size canopy beds, lavishly draped in mosquito netting, are dressed in crisp white linens, and private verandahs offer magnificent views of the Ngwenyeni dam. Raised timber walkways meander beneath ancient Jackalberry trees and link the tents to the main lodge.
The Kruger National Park boasts a huge biodiversity in both its plant and animal life. The Big Five live here, as well as many cheetah, elephant, hippopotamus, spotted hyena, wild dog, and zebra
The Hamilton’s lion pride frequents the Ngwenyeni Dam, and is usually spotted in the immediate lodge surrounds. The high density of leopards in the area ensures regular sightings of these shy nocturnal predators.
The region is a paradise for bird-watchers, boasting more than 500 species. The diversity of habitats in the reserve results in a rich diversity of species, including the renowned ‘Big Six’ namely Ground hornbill, Martial eagle, Saddle-billed stork, Pel’s fishing owl, Kori bustard and Lappet faced vulture.
- Game Drives
- Swimming Pool
- Wellness & Spa
- Guided walks
Hamilton’s Tented Camp is situated in a Malaria area and it is advised to consult a medical professional regarding appropriate medication before your trip.
Hamilton’s Tented Camp welcomes children over the age of 8 years. On game drives, children aged between 8 and 12 years are allocated a separate vehicle with their parents, and have separately catered dinners. Children pay the full adult rate and will be accommodated in their own rooms.
Parents must accompany children at all times, as the camp is unfenced and wildlife moves freely throughout the camp.
Rates include all meals, and standard safari activities, but exclude gate entry fees.