Hamiltons Tented Camp

Hamiltons Tented Camp

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Accommodation Category: Kruger Park, Lodge, Luxury Safari Lodge, and Tented AccommodationAccommodation Tags: hamiltons, Imbali, kruger-park, Luxury Safari, Safari, stevenson-hamilton, Tented accommodation, and tented lodge

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  • Hamiltons Tented Camp,  Kruger National Park

    Transport yourself back in time and to an era when the African safari was beheld as the epitome of elegance and style.

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

    Resplendent with early 19th-century nostalgia, from its old steamer trunks and pith helmets to its antique bathroom basins and hurricane lanterns, Hamiltons 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.

    Built entirely of canvas set amidst age-old Jackalberry and Sausage trees, with high wooden platforms linking six elevated tents, Hamiltons treats guests to stunning views of the Nwatswitsonto River and offers the opportunity to enjoy spectacular wildlife and birdlife sightings. Your encounter with the Kruger bush truly is up close and personal.

    Hamiltons 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.

    DINING

    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.

    SAFARI EXPERIENCE

    A private concession within the Kruger National Park comprising three lodges – Imbali Safari Lodge, Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge and Hamilton’s Tented Camp, Mluwati Concession was born out of a spirit of ensuring the future sustainability of the national park.

    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.

    Experience a morning and evening game drive during your stay at Hamiltons Tented Camp. 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.

    Day and Night open 4 x 4 Safaris

    All our Safaris are conducted in open Land Cruisers to give you that sense of freedom but yet with safety in mind.  All guided Safaris are led by qualified field guides to help you understand the smaller intricacies of the bush.  Game viewing is not just about the big and scary animals out there.

    Highlights

    • Butlers on call
    • Six luxury private tents on raised teak decks
    • Set on the banks of the Nwaswitsontso River
    • Separate bath and outside shower
    • Located within the iconic Kruger National Park
    • Children under the age of eight not permitted
    • 19th-century nostalgic decor
  • High Season Rates:

    01/01/16 – 31/12/16 Per Person Per Night Sharing
    R6250 pppn sharing
    R9210 per single per night

    Special rate R5210 pppn sharing

    Normal Rates:

    R5210 pppn sharing,
    R7675 per single person per night

    Rate Inclusions:
    Accommodation, three meals and beverages (soft drinks, water, beer, selected wines & spirits). Two game drives and VAT at 14%.
    Rate Exclusions:
    Transfers not specified, premium brand beverages and gate entry fees, which are payable per person per stay. 2016 fees to be confirmed.
    Value Add:
    Complimentary transfers from Skukuza Airport and Hoedspruit Airport with the Imbali transfer vehicle, subject to availability at time of reservation
    Valid for FIT bookings only and must be pre-booked at time of reservation
    Please note that guests might experience a short connecting time depending on what flights they are booked on

    No children under the age of 12 years are permitted unless the lodge is booked on an exclusive basis.

  • We have a fantastic range of regularly updated promotions to make your luxury holiday that much more affordable.

    01/01/16 - 31/12/16 SOUTH AFRICAN RESIDENTS:
    Enquire about our fantastic deals for SA & SADC Residents
    Rate Inclusions:
    Accommodation, three meals and beverages (soft drinks, water, beer, selected wines & spirits). Two game drives and VAT at 14%.
    Rate Exclusions:
    Transfers not specified, premium brand beverages and gate entry fees, which are payable per person per stay. 2016 fees to be confirmed.
    Value Add:
    Complimentary transfers from Skukuza Airport and Hoedspruit Airport with the Imbali transfer vehicle, subject to availability at time of reservation
    Valid for FIT bookings only and must be pre-booked at time of reservation

    SHORT NOTICE SPECIAL DEALS FOR ALL MARKETS
    Ask Safari Destinations about our special last minute offers

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  • Butler Service
    Welcome drinks on arrival
    Daily scheduled flights into Skukuza Airport and Hoedspruit Airport. Federal flights to the Manyeleti airstrip.
    Land Lines are available at Imbali to stay in touch with your loved ones back home or to tell them about your wonderful Safari
    No Cell Phone Reception – Our properties are very remote and unfortunately we have no Cell Phone reception. Should you be in urgent need to make a call, our guides know which Termite Mounds to stand on.
    Swimming Pool – Cool down with a refreshing dip in our pool while enjoying the view over the Savannah.
    The water is safe to drink, however bottled water is also provided in all rooms courtesy of the lodge
    Transfers can be arranged from Skukuza, Eastgate Airport in Hoedspruit or KMIA Airport – Nelspruit

    Activities at Hamiltons Tented Camp include traditional safaris in “Big Five” country, bush picnics and champagne breakfasts. Wellness treatments are available on request by the African Spa team. These may be taken at the poolside area or on a secluded deck of your suite.

    Guided 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.
    Booking procedure: Please notify your manager the previous evening during dinner or discuss with your guide during your afternoon safari.

    Terms & Conditions: Participants must wear flat soled closed shoes. (No high heels, flops or sandals) Neutral coloured clothing to be worn. No strong perfume/cologne to be worn. Persons older than 65 years to provide a letter from their physician that they are medically fit enough to partake in this activity. Persons also need to be fully conversant in the English language to understand instructions in dangerous situations.

    Bird Watching
    Our guides are more than happy to share their unrivalled knowledge of our feathered friends with our guests. There is so much to learn about birds on our Concession. From the fierce Marshall Eagle to the smallest and most delicate Blue Waxbill.

    Self Drives
    Enjoy the wonders of Kruger from the comfort of your personal vehicle or rental car. Stop off at one of the many picnic sites for an Ice Cream or an ice cold Drink during summer time.

    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.

  • No children 0-7 Years
    Children 8 years and older are welcome and are accommodated in their own rooms.

  • All guests must enter at Orpen Gate a minimum of 1.5 Hours and Paul Kruger Gate 3 hours before gate closure. PLEASE NOTE: If guests are not in time at the respective gates, they will not be permitted to enter the park and they will have to find alternative accommodation for that night

    Terms & Conditions for BUSHWALKS: Participants must wear flat soled closed shoes. (No high heels, flops or sandals) Neutral coloured clothing to be worn. No strong perfume/cologne to be worn. Persons older than 65 years to provide a letter from their physician that they are medically fit enough to partake in this activity. Persons also need to be fully conversant in the English language to understand instructions in dangerous situations.

    Triple Sharing:
    Not applicable, rooms accommodate a maximum of 2 persons

  • In order to confirm a 50% deposit is required
    Balance is payable at least 6 weeks prior to arrival
    Cancellation policy will be communicated with you at the time of quoting you