Hamiltons Tented Camp

The boma at Hamiltons Tented Camp will be ready when you return from your evening game drive

Hamiltons Tented Camp  

Set within a 10 000 hectare private concession in the Kruger National Park this is truly the “Gem of Kruger”.

As one of the first private concessions in the Kruger National Park, the Mluwati Concession is a 10 000-ha private concession in the animal rich central section of the Kruger National park has worked tirelessly to ensure the sustainability of this pristine wilderness. With some of Kruger’s most spectacular landscapes and an extraordinary variety of wildlife, bird life and plant life within the concession, each safari experience is unique.

Hamiltons Tented Camp epitomises luxury with an outstanding safari experience. Magnificent tented suites complete with teak floorboards, dreamy mosquito nets, slipper baths, outdoor showers and a superb view of the complete seasonal river, linked to the main lodge area by raised timber walkways amongst ancient Jackalberry trees.

Uncompromising elegance and breathtaking beauty identifies Hamiltons tented Camp. Transfer yourself back in time in luxury, a fine tradition of luxury in true ‘Out of Africa’ style.

Hamiltons Tented Camp was named after Colonel Stephenson Hamilton, who was instrumental in establishing the world famous Kruger National Park.

Kruger National Park

What makes the Kruger Park unique is that its biodiversity is unmatched, with 147 species of mammal, 492 of birds and 118 of reptiles, along with 628 types of trees, shrubs and grasses as well as thousands of insects. No other national park in the world can offer this.

The Kruger Park has a hot, sub-tropical climate and most of the year it is hot during the day (above 25 degrees). It's an all year round destination, game viewing can be at its best during the winter months however the wet summer season brings full water holes, lots of newborn wildlife, and the summer migrant birds arrive. Whatever time you head out, you're sure to have an unforgettable experience!


Guests are accommodated in six exceptionally private luxury elevated tents overlooking the N’waswitsontso River. From your own private deck, you can enjoy the sights and sounds of the bush that derives its existence from the river.

Hamiltons Tented Camp luxury suite
Inyati Game Reserve

All 6 spacious luxury tents are decorated in true "Out of Africa" style with antique styled hip baths, outside showers and flowing mosquito nets. In addition, all have private wooden decks with views onto the river bed and Savannah grasslands beyond. Luxury with an outstanding safari experience situated in Kruger National Park.

Traditional fittings and features such as old brass light switches, steamer trunks with vintage labels revealing exciting journeys and sepia-stained photographs enhance the tradition and style of this ‘turn-of-the-century’ luxury safari tent; modern comforts such as electricity, air conditioning, and an outdoor shower the only clues that we live in a different time.

Luxury suite at Hamiltons Tented Camp

Luxury suite at Hamiltons Tented Camp

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 providing the accompaniment you need for a memorable dining experience.

From champagne breakfasts to High Tea with a delicious selection of cakes and pastries baked freshly at the lodge, even the most discerning foodie will adore Hamiltons international and African flavours.

Enjoying the lodge

Hamiltons Tented Camp is special...

  • Intimate lodge with only 6 luxury tented suites
  • Highly experienced and knowledgeable game rangers and trackers
  • Big Five game viewing with unrivalled sightings in the Kruger National Park
  • No Cellphone Reception – Our properties are very remote and unfortunately we have no Cellphone reception. Should you be in urgent need to make a call, our guides know which Termite Mounds to stand on.
  • Easy access by road and air from Skukuza or Hoedspruit
  • Great 5 star accommodation in the Kruger National Park.

Hamiltons Tented Camp
Hamiltons Tented Camp

Safari activities

Hamiltons Tented Camp offers a truly authentic safari experience.

  • Game Drives Guests can enjoy a morning and afternoon safari in open 4 x 4 vehicles. The early morning safaris are very rewarding with light for photography. Lions are still lively and on the move at this time, antelope are more energetic and an abundance of birds may also be seen. The afternoon safaris provide an opportunity to see nocturnal animals and perhaps even the elusive Leopard.Hamiltons Tented Camp rangers drive specially designed safari vehicles which are allowed off-road, ensuring you get exclusive and intimate game viewing opportunities.
  • Bush Walks Join your guide on a one and a half hour walk in our Private Concession and get to know the smaller intricacies of nature. Here you will be able to smell, touch and feel the natural surroundings you have travelled so far for. 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.
  • Bush dinners Join us for a lovely dinner under the African Skies, in an unfenced area of our Private Concession in the Kruger National Park. This is a privilege that is reserved for our guests only. Nowhere else in Kruger will you be able to dine with the Big Five.
  • Wellness & Treatments Enjoy a relaxing & soothing massage with blended aromatherapy oils of ylang-ylang, cedarwood & vanilla to soothe your soul while overlooking the African bush from the comfort of your deck!
  • Self drive safari Guests with their own vehicles can do a self drive during the day in the Kruger National Park. The Park is home to many different mammal, reptile amphibian species and many hours can be enjoyed watching these animals in their natural habitat.

A day at Hamiltons Tented Camp

Game drives are planned for mornings and evenings as this is the time when the animals are most active. The game drives last for about three hours and include a coffee stop for the morning drive and a sun-downer stop in the evening.Hamiltons Tented Camp adjusts safari times accordingly to the seasons in order to maximise game-viewing opportunities and ensure that guests enjoy a comfortable experience.

  • Summer / Winter
  • 05h00 / 05h30 – Wakeup call
  • 05h30 / 06h00 – Refreshments and snacks on the patio
  • 06h00 / 06h30 – Depart for morning game drive
  • 10h00 / 10h00 – Brunch
  • 11h00 / 11h00 – Departing guests to kindly check out
  • 13h30 / 13h30 – Lunch is served
  • 15h30 / 15h30 – High tea is served on the patio
  • 16h00 / 15h30 – Depart for afternoon game drive
  • 19h30 / 19h30 – Pre-dinner drinks
  • 20h00 / 20h00 – Dinner

We suggest that guests arrive in time for lunch on their day of arrival not to miss out on any game drives during their stay.

Hamiltons Tented Camp
Hamiltons Tented Camp

Making a difference

Hamiltons Tented Camp supports the Mirantha Youth Development Centre

As an organisation, the fundamental philosophy that drives what we do is the belief that we can engage in sustainable and constructive ecotourism. Our mission is to preserve the biodiversity of the area by empowering the local community to collectively build a lasting landmark tourist destination that will continue to generate benefits for the local community, for conservation, and for ecotourism.

We are humbled to collaborate with our community partner, the Mirantha Youth Development Project, in empowering the youth of our local communities through life skills programs. The Mirantha Youth Development Project is a registered non-profit organisation that cares for, and educates, neglected orphans and vulnerable youth—the “forgotten children”— in the town of Acornhoek, Mpumalanga. The Project is run by Happiness Lubisi, a champion social worker, who currently supports more than 80 orphans and vulnerable youth in her community, offering them food, clothes, and emotional relief.

Hamiltons Tented Camp

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