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Hamiltons Tented Camp

Hamiltons Tented Camp

Hamiltons Tented Camp

Hamiltons Tented Camp

SADC Special from R6690.00 valid till 31 August 2024

Hamiltons Tented Camp Kruger 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 Kruger Park. Hamiltons Tented Camp not only represents a little slice of history but guarantees a private, exclusive bushveld escape, unfettered by unnecessary modern interruptions and authentic in every way.

Hamilton Lodge is your “Out of Africa” experience. Hamiltons Camp is the perfect destination where wilderness meets luxury. Nestled in the heart of Kruger National Park, this secluded luxury-tented retreat offers a unique opportunity to indulge in relaxation and a safari adventure. Whether looking for a romantic getaway, a family vacation, or a solo escape, Hamiltons Camp has everything you need to create unforgettable safari memories.

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Hamiltons Tented Camp Accommodation

A Luxury safari experience at Hamiltons Tented Camp

Hamilton’s Lodge is a  5-star luxury-tented safari lodge surrounded by ancient trees and wildlife in the Big5 Kruger National Park. It is decorated in Colonial style, the luxury tents feature private verandas overlooking the seasonal river.

Each of the six sumptuous spaces has picture windows, with beautiful teak floors. The air-conditioned tents of Hamiltons Tented Camp are furnished with pieces that remind of the safaris of the early 20th century.

Their 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 private sala lounge. Your private luxury tent comes with a hospitality cabinet that includes a mini bar and you have a private butler service.


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Flights to Hamiltons Tented Camp

There is a daily flight from OR Tambo International Airport to Skukuza Airport and Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport.

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

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 fierce Marshall Eagle to the delicate Blue Waxbill. For an up-to-date list of Kruger National Park Birds click here

Self-Drive: Because of the camp’s proximity to the Kruger National Park, you can 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.

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 enjoy a romantic dinner in the bush. The dry river bed in front of the camp makes an ideal setting

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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 lodge. Even the most discerning foodie will adore Hamiltons international and African flavours.

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 memorable.

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Hamiltons Camp boasts 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 fully inclusive rates, including 2 safari game drives a day, 3 meals, and selected drinks from R14 448 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 Camp has special SADC rates. The current special is R6690pp sharing valid till 31 August 2024. They have fly-in specials and from time to time long-stay specials. Email Anthony at for more information.

Why stay at Hamiltons Tented Camp?

Hamiltons Tented Camp

Hamilton’s Tented Camp is one of the best places to stay in Kruger National Park. It is a small game lodge with tented accommodation. Access to the camp is on good roads, although the last 50 km is on good gravel roads accessible to all vehicles.

You can visit Kruger National Park in your vehicle in 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 to expand your Kruger Park experience. It is possible to do a day trip to the Panorama Route or 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 Rest Camp. 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 permitted to drive off-road the open safari game viewer. This means you can 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 the Kruger Park.

If you have your own transport, you can do a self-drive safari in Kruger Park. Hamiltons Camp is 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 game 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, and 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.

Best wildlife photography opportunities at

Hamiltons Tented Camp

Hamiltons Tented Camp is home to the Big 5 (leopard, lion, elephant, buffalo, and rhino). There are over 400 birds to enhance your photographic opportunities. For a comprehensive bird list click here and mammal list click here

The game reserve borders Kruger National Park, Sabi Sands Game Reserve, and Manyelete Game Reserve

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Accommodation Reviews – Tripadvisor

Hamiltons Tented Camp has a 5-star review rating with over 500 reviews on Tripadvisor. To view their amazing rating click here

Hamiltons Tented Camp Contact Details

Hamiltons Tented Camp is in a remote section of the Kruger National Park with a limited cell phone signal. If you require any information on the Camp or need to contact the camp urgently, you can contact their Head Office in Johannesburg at +27 11 516 4367 or contact Hoedspruit Online directly at +27 82 322 8776 or send an email to and we will assist where we can.

Directions to Hamiltons Tented Camp

Getting there by Air

SA Express flies to Hoedspruit every day 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 Manyeleti airstrip. For more information click here

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

Getting there by car

By Car – Hamiltons Tented Camp is in Kruger 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. Click here 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. 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 the website for more information and other game lodges.

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