Hamilton's Tented Camp

Hamilton's Tented Camp

Kruger National Park

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Hamilton's Tented Camp

Kruger National Park


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Named after Colonel Stephenson Hamilton, who was instrumental in establishing the world famous Kruger National Park, Hamilton's Tented Camp offers guests unparalleled luxury in an authentic tented camp.

Located in a private 10,000 hectare unfenced concession in the heart of the famous Kruger National Park, the camp reflects a true 'Out of Africa' traditional safari adventure of the early 20th century, where grace and style were the epitome luxurious living.

Morning and afternoon game drives, led by experienced rangers, follow the wildlife through the bushveld for an unforgettable safari experience. Daily walks are also optional guest activities. Some of the drives will be on the lodge's own concession, where your guide will have the opportunity to drive offroad to get you unbelievably close to the wildlife, but others may be in the Kruger Park itself, where your ranger will be restricted to remaining on the road network at all times.

The main lodge is a home to an inviting lounge, scattered with early 1900s objet d’art whilst the opulent dining area adds to the delight of this tranquil spot overlooking the river. Guests can enjoy silver service dining overlooking the river, or private dining and picnics can be arranged.

The accommodation comprises of 6 luxury double tents. Each has a romantic slipper bath and outdoor shower overlooking the Ngwenyeni Dam.

Raised walkways amongst ancient jackalberry trees link the tents to the main guest areas, and create a natural feeling of space and adventure.

Guests can also enjoy a number of spa treatments ranging from foot massages to facials, all with a local Shangaan theme. These may be taken at the poolside area or on the secluded deck of your suite.

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Our standard rates for a Luxury Tent
DatesPriceBasisTypeNights
1 July 2019 to 31 December 2019 GBP 424 USD 513 ZAR 7,735 EUR 462 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights
1 January 2020 to 31 December 2020 GBP 475 USD 574 ZAR 8,664 EUR 517 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights

Prices are on a per person sharing basis (pps).

Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.

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Rates Include

All meals; daily bush walk; complimentary return transfers (subject to availability) to/from Eastgate/Hoedspruit Airport or Skukuza Airport; and morning/afternoon shared game drives are included. PLEASE NOTE: The Kruger National Park Concession Fee is NOT included - this is currently R83 per person per stay - subject to change.


Children Policy

Children aged 12 years and older are welcome. Adult rates apply.


Bush Walks / Walking Safaris

Guests over 65 years old wishing to join a guided walk are required to have a letter or certificate from their doctor confirming they are in good health and are physically fit to do the walk. A  guided walk can last a couple of hours and involve walking over uneven terrain that may contain dangerous wildlife in potentially high temperatures. Guests may need to move quickly and for a sustained period through rough bush terrain if instructed to do so by their guide. Guests also need to be fully conversant in the English language to understand instructions in dangerous situations.

Regardless of age or the provision of a doctors certificate, the final decision on whether a guest can join a guided walk remains with the guide and lodge manager.

 



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Hamilton's Tented Camp Location.

Directions For Drivers

From Hazyview via the Orpen Gate: Take the R40 towards Klaserie. Shortly before Klaserie take the R531 signposted to the Orpen Gate. There is a Kruger National Park Concession Fee payable in cash at the entrance gate - this is currently R76 per person per stay - subject to change.

On entering the Park through the Orpen Gate, take the H7 towards Satara. Drive for approximately 6.7 km, and turn right onto the S106 (dirt road). After 1.6 km, turn right onto the S140 towards Talamati. After 19.5 km, turn right onto the S145. After 13 km you will reach a T-junction, turn right onto the S36. Go 6.5 km further until the roads forks, keep right and follow the Hamiltons signage and proceed through the no entry sign.

Carry on along this road for 2 km, going through a low water bridge. Approximately 400m after the low water bridge turn right at the no entry sign and take the first road to your right and you will find Hamiltons Tented Camp.

Do not get out of your car until you reach the lodge. You may see some wildlife on your way - if you do, slow down and maintain a good distance. Do not drive off-road in any circumstances.

From Hazyview via the Paul Kruger Gate: Take the R536 from Hazyview towards the Paul Kruger Gate. There is a Kruger National Park Daily Conservation Fee payable at the entrance gate - this is currently R62 per person per stay PLUS a one-off vehicle entrance fee of R62 for self-drive visitors - subject to change.

On entering the Park through the Paul Kruger Gate, take the H1-2 towards Skukuza. Pass Skukuza and take the H1-2 towards Satara. After approximately 20 km turn left onto the S36 (dirt road), it is signposted.

Carry on along the S36 for approximately 39 km, you will pass Lugmag Dam and Nhlanguleni Picnic Spot. After 39 km on this road you will see a no entry sign, only guests of Hamiltons may enter, proceed through and about 200m thereafter, turn left at the 2nd no entry sign.

Take the first road to your right and you will find Hamiltons Tented Camp.

PLEASE NOTE: The Kruger National Park prohibits the use of roads within the Park before the gates are open and once the gates are closed, therefore guests need to plan their arrival and departure times carefully. You cannot arrange to leave the Park before the gates are open, and you must ensure that you arrive at the entrance gate with sufficient time to drive through the Park to reach your destination by the time the gate closes, otherwise you may not be permitted to enter.

January/February: Open 05:30, Close 18:30: March: Open 05:30, Close 18:00: April: Open 06:00; Close 18:00: May to July: Open 06:00, Close 17:30: August/September: Open 06:00, Close 18:00 : October: Open 05:30, Close 18:00: November/December: Open 05:30, Close 18:30

You should allow at least 2 hours to drive through the Park to reach the lodge from the Orpen Gate, and 3 hours from the Paul Kruger Gate.

Please note that the maximum speed limit in the Park is 50 km/h for tar roads and 40 km/h for gravel roads.



General Information For Guests

Each luxury tent has an en-suite bathroom with slipper bath and outdoor shower overlooking the Ngwenyeni Dam, a private veranda, mosquito nets, air conditioning, and all rooms are linked by an intercom service. Each tent is fitted with a radio, hairdryer, ceiling fan and personal safe.

The camp has a main dining area, lounge and a viewing deck. There is also a swimming pool for guest's to enjoy.

Please note there is no mobile/cell phone reception at the lodge. Cellular phone signal is only available at the entrance gates and close to Skukuza, it is therefore recommended to make your last necessary calls at the gate upon entry.

The water is safe to drink, but bottled water is also placed in your room courtesy of the camp.

Spa treatments are available in the privacy of your room at an additional charge.

In addition to the morning/afternoon game drives, you can join your guide on a 90 minute walk on the Private Concession and get to know the smaller intricacies of nature. Your guide will spend time teaching you more about the tracks and signs of the bush as well as about the smaller animals often overlooked in pursuit of the Big Five. Please notify the manager the previous evening during dinner or discuss with your guide during your afternoon safari. Participants must wear flat soled closed shoes (no high heels, flip flops or sandals). Neutral coloured clothing to be worn. No strong perfume/cologne to be worn.

Tea and coffee is served before the morning safari departs and in the afternoon you will enjoy high tea before setting off.

Please note that all guests entering the Kruger National Park must produce a valid form of identification (passports for international visitors) at their entry gate with their accommodation reservation vouchers.

Visa, MasterCard and American Express credit cards are accepted.


Bush Walks / Walking Safaris

Guests over 65 years old wishing to join a guided walk are required to have a letter or certificate from their doctor confirming they are in good health and are physically fit to do the walk. A  guided walk can last a couple of hours and involve walking over uneven terrain that may contain dangerous wildlife in potentially high temperatures. Guests may need to move quickly and for a sustained period through rough bush terrain if instructed to do so by their guide. Guests also need to be fully conversant in the English language to understand instructions in dangerous situations.

Regardless of age or the provision of a doctors certificate, the final decision on whether a guest can join a guided walk remains with the guide and lodge manager.

 


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