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Kruger Shalati: The Train on the Bridge, experience the Kruger, suspended over the Sabie River.

Kruger Shalati: The Train on the Bridge  

The Train on the Bridge is pushing the boundaries of luxury travel, and the world is noticing.

Kruger Shalati: The Train on the Bridge. One of the most anticipated and exciting new offerings coming to the iconic Kruger National Park, South Africa. A perfect combination of Africa’s most breathtaking natural splendours with well-deserved luxuries aboard a newly refurbished train that’s reminiscent of African excellence.

For the luxury traveller who has done and seen it all, it takes innovative and creative thinking to identify an opportunity to excite and delight even the most jaded traveller.

Permanently stationed on the historically-rich Selati Bridge above the Sabie River, Kruger Shalati will offer the most unique luxury accommodation in a re-envisioned train which will pay homage to the guests who explored the park nearly 100 years ago while welcoming new explorers from near and far. The train celebrates where the first visits to the iconic park were allowed in the early 1920s, the train would park overnight in the exact spot where Kruger Shalati will be positioned.

The Kruger National Park

The world-renowned Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa. Kruger National Park is one of the largest game reserves in Africa. It covers an area of 19,485 km2 (7,523 sq mi) in the provinces of Limpopo and Mpumalanga in northeastern South Africa, and extends 360 km (220 mi) from north to south and 65 km (40 mi) from east to west. Areas of the park were first protected by the government of the South African Republic in 1898, and it became South Africa's first national park in 1926.

The Sabi River enters the Park near Phabeni, the Sabie surges over granite outcrops and then, from Skukuza onwards, the river flows more gently, its channels carving islands crowded with matumis and its banks shaded by enormous sycamore figs. The Sabie River, and the corridor of riverine bush that grows along its banks, provides essential habitat for a wide diversity of game including Hippo, Bushbuck, Kudu, Waterbuck, Grey Duiker, Vervet Monkey, Baboon, Eelephant, Buffalo, Lion and Leopard.

Accommodation

Kruger Shalati has 31 rooms, consisting of 24 carriage rooms and 7 Bridge House rooms

Kruger Shalati, the train on the bridge
Kruger Shalati, the train on the bridge

Each of the carriage rooms will provide a deeply visceral experience, tailored for immersive comfort.

The carriage rooms are has a king-sized bed (which can be converted to twin beds) and en suite bathroom (with shower and bath) with magnificent views through ceiling-to-floor glass walls. There's a small lounge area with a Juliet balcony, as well as all the modern convenience to ensure a fuss-free stay. These include a fully-stocked mini-bar, air-con, WiFi and butler service. Access to these rooms are via a walkway on the bridge. Whether you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind adventure, an enthralling break or to simply immerse yourself in earth’s finest creations, Kruger Shalati looks forward to welcoming you on a journey of discovery with nature in the most extraordinary way imaginable.

The glass-walled, large train rooms allow for infinite views along the length of the majestic Sabie River while the style of the train is a celebration of African design in collaboration with local art and crafting skills. High above the riverbanks, aligned with the floor level of the train, will lie our bespoke deck with pool, offering a swimming experience unlike any other – with crocodile, hippos, buffalos and elephants greeting guests meters below – a vista unlike any other!

Kruger Shalati
Kruger Shalati: The train on the bridge

Train Facilities


Swimming pool Aligned with the floor level of the train lies a deck with a pool, offering guests the unique experience of taking a dip while watching crocodiles, hippos and elephants just meters below.

Enjoying the train

Kruger Shalati is one of a kind...

  • Thought-provoking, unique design
  • A train permanently on a bridge
  • Big Five game viewing
  • Perfectly positioned over the Sabi River, amazing sunsets
  • Easy access by road and air
  • An experience you can get no where else in the world
Kruger Shalati train on the bridge
Kruger Shalati a train on the bridge

Safari activities

Kruger Shalati offers an authentic safari experience in the Kruger National park.

  • Game Drives Open game vehicles, which seat up to 10 guests, are driven by experienced rangers. Two complimentary game drives (morning and evening) are offered to guests daily, no two game drives are ever the same.
  • Bridge House dining area,guests at Kruger Shalati will have an all-inclusive stay, with breakfast, lunch, dinner, high tea and house drinks in a private dining area and ther is also swimming pool at the Bridge House (exclusive to guests)
Kruger Shalati with Go Safari

Kruger Shalati the Train on the Bridge over the Sabie River in the Kruger National Park

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