Hamilton's Tented Camp in the Kruger Park

Travel back in time

Hamilton’s tented camp in the Kruger National Park is awash with early 19th-century nostalgia, from its old steamer trunks and pith helmets to its antique bathroom basins and hurricane lanterns, Hamilton’s is one of the best-tented safari camps in South Africa and is a tribute to the generation whose vision has resulted in the conservation of one of Africa’s prime wilderness areas, without compromising on modern-day comforts and luxuries.

Luxury Tents

Hamilton’s Tented Camp in the Kruger Park is built entirely of canvas and is set amidst age-old Jackalberry and Sausage trees, with high wooden platforms linking six elevated tents.

 Hamilton’s treat guests to stunning views of the Nwatswitsonto River and offers the opportunity as its sister lodge Imbali Safari Lodge to enjoy spectacular wildlife and bird-life sightings. Your encounter with the Kruger bush truly is up close and personal.


Hamilton’s safari tented camp in the Kruger National Park not only represents a little slice of history. It guarantees a private, exclusive bushveld escape, unfettered by unnecessary modern interruptions and authentic in every way.


Reminiscent of an ‘Out of Africa’ experience, a stay at Hamilton’s Tented Camp in the Kruger Park is one that will remain etched in memory. Much like the contribution the lodge’s namesake, James Stevenson-Hamilton, who made the Kruger National park that Hamilton’s camp now calls home, more than a century on.

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As a base for wildlife safaris, Hamilton’s Tented Camp is one of the best-tented safari camps in South Africa. Therefore the start of your wildlife safari adventure could not get off to a better start. Located in a private concession within South Africa’s premier wildlife reserve the Kruger National Park, Hamilton’s tented camp is only one of a few luxury tented camps in the Kruger National Park and provides 19th-century nostalgia combined with modern day excellence.



This 2-day/night wildlife safari staying at Hamiltons Tented Camp in the Kruger Park gives you the opportunity to stay at one of six exceptionally private luxury elevated tents overlooking the Nwaswitsontso River. From your own private deck, you can enjoy the sights and sounds of the bush in one of the worlds premier wildlife game reserves.


While in the camp and on your game drives all the animals and birds you will encounter are in their natural environments and you will be amazed at the flora and fauna in this vast expanse of a prime wildlife reserve. Close encounters with Africa’s Big 5 are a real possibility and the adrenaline rush when you come across a lion or large bull elephant for the first time is a life-changing experience. As far as luxury tented camps in the Kruger National Park go, Hamiltons Tented Camp will appeal to anyone with a love for times gone by, wildlife and nature.


Hamilton’s Tented Camp is located within the private 10 000-hectare concession of Mluwati in the western region of the Kruger National Park, bordering the northern Sabi Sands and Manyeleti Game Reserves.


Arrive Hamiltons Tented Camp (after 2 pm) Afternoon game drive and dinner.


Winter Safari Times: May – Aug

05h30Wake up time and morning tea
06h00Morning safari departs
09h00Return for breakfast
15h30High Tea
16h00Afternoon safari departs
19h30Return from safari & Dinner is served

Summer Safari Times: Sept-Apr

05h00Wake up time and morning tea
05h30Morning safari departs
08h30Return for breakfast
16h00High Tea
16h30Afternoon safari departs
19h30Return from safari & Dinner is served


After a morning game drive, it will then be time to head back to the camp to check-out and breakfast at around 9.30 am (camp check out is at 10:00 am).

Note: Itineraries are flexible and can be discussed on the day in camp, dependant on the weather,  time of the year and any additional activities that are chosen.


Additional days can be added to this safari should they be required. Please advise at the time of booking for revised prices. Similar to our Hoyo-Hoyo wildlife safari, this is an un-escorted safari, with Hamiltons Tented Camp rangers undertaking daily game drives with you and other guests. Should our guests require a privately guided wildlife safari or photo safari with Tony Sparkes Wildlife and Photographic Safari’s using Hamiltons Tented Camp as a base then please contact us for prices on this safari or any other safari custom option.


(ZAR prices are an estimation linked to the exchange rate and the exact price will be confirmed via invoice at the time of booking).  

Safari Cost:  From ZAR P.O.A. pppn sharing

We can accept payment via International Swift, Credit Card or Paypal.

Please be advised: This wildlife safari will run throughout the year. Please contact us for any single supplement requirements, together with your preferred travel arrangements, so we can advise you on the availability of your dates and open spaces on this safari.


  • 2 days/2 nights in a private luxury tented camp in the Kruger National Park
  • Elevated Tent
  • Two game drives daily
  • 3 meals daily and selected beverages (Soft drinks, water, beer, selected wines & spirits)


  • Any flights
  • Visa’s
  • Transfers to Hamiltons Tented Camp (please contact us for prices if transfers are required)
  • Gratuities (Please allow between $US 5-10 a day or rand equivalent for the driver and the tracker) if you wish to give anything. This should be paid in cash.
  • Purchases of a personal nature
  • Kruger National Park gate entry fees and conservation levies paid per person per stay
  • Premium Brand Beverages
  • Telephone calls

We regret that we are unable to accommodate children under the age of 12 on this wildlife safari.


South Africa is officially listed as one of the most biologically diverse countries on earth.  With South Africa being made up of an astonishing kaleidoscope of landscapes as well as a plethora of eco-systems.

From the arid, near-deserts on its west coast to the montane forests and subalpine zones at the top of the beautiful Drakensberg at nearly 3,500 metres above sea-level.  In the South African cape, you will find pristine beaches and the uniqueness of its Fynbos ecosystems and lest we forget the vast wildlife and birds to encounter on the rich savannahs of its north-east provinces.

Without a doubt, any visitor to South Africa will be captivated by its constantly changing landscapes and the warm friendly people one encounters.  All this goes towards making up, what can only be described as, experiences one will never forget and want to keep coming back for more of the same.

This applies particularly for those who wish to capture and record their experience no matter what photographic genre, as South Africa remains a primary destination for experiencing a Big 5 wildlife safari, phenomenal birding and nature photography. Read more about South Africa



As one of the first private concessions in the Kruger National Park, Mluwati has worked tirelessly to ensure the sustainability of this pristine wilderness that for over 100 years has been a sanctuary for over 114 reptiles, 34 amphibians and 147 mammal species, including Africa’s Big Five. Keen birders will delight in the hundreds of bird species that call Kruger home.


Over 500 species, in fact, many of which occur in the Mluwati Concession including the Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill, Crested Barbet and Burchell’s Glossy Starling. Guests will enjoy some of Kruger’s most spectacular landscapes and an extraordinary variety of wildlife, birdlife and plant life within the Mluwati Concession, ensuring that each safari experience will be unique.


Experience a morning and evening game drive during your stay at Hamiltons safari tented camp in the Kruger National Park. Witness the excitement of the first rains; the Terrapins playing in river pools, the call of the Pied Kingfisher and steady chirping of sociable tree frogs. Savour the rich smells of the bush, hear the shrill calls of the Magpie Shrike and see the wind blowing through the feather grass dotting the savannah plains. A game drive at Hamiltons will reveal new scents, curious sounds and the beauty of an extraordinary African landscape to delight your senses.


  • It should be noted that the Kruger National Park is located within in a Malaria area, guests are advised to seek medical advice from your own doctor in this respect.
  • Please read our Safari Safety and Etiquette.
  • There is NO wifi access or mobile phone reception at Hamilton’s Tented Camp due to its remoteness. Should you be in urgent need to make a call, the guides know which ‘Termite Mounds’ to stand on.


  • Mornings and evenings in an open safari vehicle are cold to cool (even in the summer), bring a fleece and a windbreaker jacket
  • Rain jacket, hat, cap or beanie
  • Sunblock
  • Binoculars
  • Spare batteries for your camera
  • Torch
  • Camera/video camera & flash (for wildlife photography a 300 – 400mm lens is ideal but there are opportunities for wildlife images for all sizes of lenses.
  • Should you wish to hire any camera equipment or binoculars for your trip then we can assist, you can enquire here

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