Hamiltons Tented Camp – social distance in a luxury African safari destination!

Hamiltons Tented Camp

Set in the quiet seclusion of a private concession in the Kruger National Park and surrounded by a mesmerising bushveld landscape, the exclusive Hamiltons Tented Camp was designed for those wanting to get away from it all.

Due to the current pandemic, you will be happy to hear that they have implemented strict Health and Safety protocols to ensure the safety of both their guests and staff.

While staying in a tent usually implies to roughing it out in the bush, Hamiltons’ 1900s-style safari tents offer unmatched relaxation in deluxe suites with amazing facilities and spellbinding views of the area. 

It is to be expected since the camp is part of the Extraordinary Collection, which runs several other top South African holiday destinations. This means, you can expect only the best in terms of professional service, facilities and the experiences they have on offer.

As a result, Hamiltons has become the safari destination of choice for many local and international visitors to the area. They have hosted small tour groups and families to romantic couples on their honeymoon or anniversary. Read more here…

Accommodation at Hamiltons Tented Camp

For your accommodation, Hamiltons has six luxury, elevated tents overlooking the seasonal N’waswitsontso River. The tents are private and offer unmatched seclusion – there is no better way to practice social distancing.  

From your suite’s private deck, you can also enjoy the sights and sounds of the African bush.

While they have not spared your comfort, the owners have ensured an authentic ‘turn-of-the-century’ safari feel in the suites. You can expect traditional fittings and features such as old brass light switches, steamer trunks with vintage labels revealing exciting journeys and sepia-stained photographs enhancing the atmosphere.

The few modern exceptions made include electricity, safes, hairdryer, separate baths and outdoor showers, bathroom amenities, insect repellent, umbrellas, air conditioning as well as tea and coffee making facilities.

You will find the décor light and neutral with teak furniture and floors as well as gilded mirrors and crisp white linens that deliver a classy luxury tent experience.

See their accommodation rates HERE and make an online booking HERE. You can take advantage of their specials HERE.

Facilities at Hamiltons Tented Camp

In keeping with the theme of amazing luxury safari experiences, Hamiltons Tented Camp facilities include butler services for each suite, an airport shuttle service, and a refreshing swimming pool.

Because of its remoteness, the area has no cell phone reception, which means you can completely relax without the current bothers of the world. Land Lines are still available at their other nearby camp – Imbali, or their friendly guides can point you to the termite mound with the best reception!

For your wellness, there are in-room gym bags available for your use, click here to find out more. Wellness treatments are available on request. These may be taken at the poolside area or on a secluded deck of your suite.

Dining at Hamiltons, whatever the occasion, is a classy affair. Expect to experience the old traditions of being served in fine crystal wine glasses to pewter silver water jugs.

You can enjoy your meal right in the bush – with an African sunset as the backdrop or right under the stars! Nowhere else in the Kruger National Park will you be able to do that except at Hamiltons.

Activities at Hamiltons Tented Camp

There are many activities to keep you occupied for days at the camp. You will enjoy some of the Kruger National Park’s spectacular landscapes and offering of wildlife and plant life within the Mluwati Concession. Go on guided bush walks and self-drives and enjoy their safari experience.

The national park offers an opportunity to see animals such as elephants, giraffe, zebra, impalas, kudus, cheetah, leopard, lions, and hyenas in their natural environment.

The area is also a birdwatchers’ paradise with over 500 bird species.

Reviews from previous Hamiltons Tented Camp guests

“This was not our first visit to Hamiltons, and once again, our expectations were exceeded by the staff of this establishment. Staff are professional, friendly and they go out of their way to ensure that all your requirements are met. Tents are large (& airconditioned), well equipped and the outdoor shower something special. Food at Hamiltons is exceptional and the Chef ensures that all your dietary requirements are met. Our ranger was extremely knowledgeable and went out of his way to ensure that our viewing experience was memorable, but always taking the animals into consideration (this is something which we as a family admire). Our sincere thanks to everyone at Hamiltons for ensuring a memorable staff,” wrote SandyM053 on their TripAdvisor page.

86nicob added; “Just like everything about the lodge, the friendly and accommodating staff, the facilities, the location to enjoy thrilling wild life experiences, the food and the relaxing accommodation. Will definitely go back, made memories with the family for life.”

Hamiltons Tented Camp is located along the Hamiltons Tented Camp Road, in the Kruger National Park, in Mpumalanga. Here is their location on Google Maps. For bookings, call +27 (0) 11 516 4367 / +27 (0) 11 463 3070; email res@extraordinary.co.za or visit them online at hamiltonstentedcamp.co.za. Follow them on Facebook HERE.


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