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.
Hamiltons Tented Camp announced as finalist in the 2015 Safari Awards
Celebrating excellence in the Safari industry, The Safari Awards have announced the 2015 finalists. Hamiltons Tented Camp in the Kruger National Park is a finalist in the Best Value Safari Property in South Africa category.
The Safari Awards ensures that all nominees, finalists and winners of the prestigious Safari Awards are the outright best in their category. Votes are gathered from over a thousand luxury travel professionals around the world, as well as readers of high end publications, such as Conde Nast Traveller Magazine, Tatler, Travel Africa Magazine and Brides Magazine.
The finalists are rated in the top 3% of safari companies worldwide, and the Safari Award Winners are unquestionably the best in their field. The Awards are earned through excellence, which is recognised by the carefully chosen panel of judges. The judges are all highly respected, independent industry experts who are nominated each year by the winners and finalists of The Safari Awards.
The judges are all involved in the Good Safari Guide, ensuring that the lodges, camps and operations presented both in the guides and in the Awards really are the best in Africa and worldwide.
I am Bruno, you may remember me as the Brazilian boy who was with his father at hamilton at the end of June. I just wanted to thank you for all you have done to me and my dad. You made the trip to hamilton very special, I always say to my friend that they should go to Kruger to meet you. You are a inspiration to me and I always try to be like you. We are all ready planing to come back to Hamilton. Not only because of the wild life but because I want to meet you again.
This is to thank you and your team of the Independent Travel Club, Sibongile Sibiya at Extraordinary, and Harold and his team at Hamiltons Tented Camp. We have had the most fantastic 2 day stay. This place is top drawer, attention to detail, personal treatment, food to rival any top class restaurant. Game drives that were so informative as well as rewarding with sightings of note. Down to the hot flannel on your return after a game drive to the staff singing to you on your departure. With my 65th birthday in a month’s time this was the most awesome early present.
– Keith and Robyn Gales
“Heaven on Earth”
– HannahD677, London
“Sublime Bush Experience”
– Traveldelightbb, Johannesburg, South Africa
“Great Camp for boutique Safari Experience”
– Ron C
“Best place to stay in Kruger”