Kruger Shalati

Experience the Kruger
suspended over the Sabie River

Immersive comfort Unique Location

Experience the Kruger,
suspended over the Sabie River

Offering 31 rooms, consisting of 24 Train Carriage Suites and 7 Bridge House Suites, all of which will provide a deeply visceral experience, tailored for immersive comfort. Whether you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind adventure, an enthralling break or to simply unwind while surrounded by earth’s finest creations, Kruger Shalati looks forward to welcoming you on a journey of discovery with nature in the most extraordinary way imaginable.

Unique, thought-provoking design is core to our offering, but the holistic experience is centred around our humanity, our cultural nuances, the people who crafted each element and, ultimately, the kindness with which we receive our guests.

Kruger Shalati offers two types of accommodation: 24 Carriage Suites located on the Train on the Bridge and 7 Bridge House Suites located adjacent to the bridge in a picturesque garden setting with the train’s gentle glow as your backdrop. All of our rooms provide immersive comfort from the most unique location in the Kruger National Park: the historic bridge, where the very first visitors to the Park had a pioneering stay within the carriages, following a night of feasting, performance and tales from times long-gone. Kruger Shalati offers opulent accommodation with an elevated perspective – a reminder of the 1920’s rail safari, with a contemporary interpretation reflective of the marvel of African design.

Our arrival lounge, reception and dining areas, along with two of our three swimming pools, are found adjacent to the Selati Bridge, overlooking the majestic Sabie River. The river flows all year-round, drawing animals and birds that come to quench their thirst on a daily basis.

Whether you opt for a Bridge House Suite or one of our first-of-its kind Carriage Suites on the Train on the Bridge, your experience as our valued guest is our utmost priority. We look forward to making your stay Insta worthy.

Train on the Bridge Carriage Suites

Our large, glass-walled train suites 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, lies our bespoke pool and deck, offering a swimming vista unlike any other – with crocodile, hippos, buffaloes and elephants greeting guests metres below!

24 Carriage Double/Twin Rooms

BasisInternational Rack Rate*SADC Rack Rate*
Per adult per night sharing R9 950 R7 750
Per adult per night single occupationR12 438R9 688

* Rates valid until 15 December 2023
* See rate inclusions / exclusions below.

Children staying at Kruger Shalati Train on the Bridge:
* Children below the age of 12 will not be allowed to stay in the Train on the Bridge. They will need to be accommodated in Kruger Shalati Bridge House.

Bridge House Suites

The Bridge House transcends the wilderness experience with seven elegantly decorated suites that offer remarkable views alongside the Sabie River and adjacent to the bridge, encouraging you to live in the present and completely feel at one with nature.

One of the seven rooms is the exclusive honeymoon suite, while the other rooms can be interleading for a unique family experience.

# RoomsBasisInternational Rack Rate*SADC Rack Rate*
Room Double/Twin5Per adult per night sharingR7 650R6 250
Per Child per nightR3 825R3 125
Per adult per night single occupationR9 563R7 813
Sunset Suite1Per adult per night sharingR8 950R6 750
Per adult per night single occupationR11 188R8 438
Family Suite (Sleeps 4)1Per adult per night sharingR7 650R6 250
Per child per nightR3 825R3 125

* Rates valid until 15 December 2023
* See rate inclusions / exclusions below.

Children staying at Kruger Shalati Bridge House:
* Children under 6 years old are unfortunately not allowed at Kruger Shalati Bridge House.
* In the interest of safety, participation of children in game drive activities is at the discretion of the guide. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed to go on game drives.

Rates inclusions / exclusions

Our rate includes the following:

Accommodation, all meals, teas and coffees, daily soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers. It also includes two game drives daily in open game drive vehicles. There is also a complementary return road transfers between the Skukuza Airport and the lodge.

Our rate excludes the following:

1% compulsory community levy and Kruger National Park Entrance fees, premium beverages, telephone calls, and purchases from the Kruger Shalati Curio Shop. The rate also excludes spa treatments (outsourced) and transfers to and from the lodge other than to/from Skukuza Airport, and where applicable gratuities.

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