Kruger Shalati gets the thumbs-up

Kruger Shalati opened in December 2020 – possibly the worst year in recent history to open a hotel, but we remained positive.

It’s five months in and it’s been nothing short of amazing – for us, as well as our guests.  Our guests’ positive feedback has been overwhelming:

“One of the most amazing bathroom views I’ve ever seen”  @bosveld_blommetjie

“As far as Pools go, this has to beat them all”  @yakochevnik

“I’ve never been a fan of the term ‘bucket list’ (I call mine a life list), but no matter what you call your collection of dreams, a stay at Kruger Shalati: The Train on the Bridge definitely must be on it!”  – Jacquie Gauthier

 “After experiencing many premium lodges I can confidently rate The Train the premier experience in Kruger bar none.” – Antonio Da Cruz

As a very regular Kruger visitor over the past 40 years, I can honestly say it was an incredible experience. To be suspended so high above the river was amazing” – Peter Hall

It’s not just the guests that love us. We’re thrilled to have been featured in many a Best-of lists. Here are some of the prestigious lists Kruger Shalati has made it onto:

The Best New Hotel Openings of 2021 – Best New Hotels

Best new hotels opening in Europe, Middle East and Africa in 2021

The most extraordinary new hotels opening in 2021

The 50 Best New Luxury Hotels to Visit in 2021

The New Lodges To Plan A Trip For As South Africa Reopens

The 20 Best Places To Travel In 2021: Where To Go Next


Keen to see all the fuss for yourself?  BOOK NOW and join in on this one-of-a-kind experience in Kruger National Park.