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Hamiltons Tented Camp | Kruger Park

Hamilton’s Tented Camp reflects a safari adventure of the early 1900’S, where grace and style were the epitome luxurious living. Following the fine tradition of luxury in true “out of Africa” style, the journey into a bygone era inspires one to experience safari. Hamiltons Tented Camp allows indulgence in pure luxury, combined with the sounds and smells of the African bush. Six magnificent canvas tents complete with teak floorboards, dreamy mosquito nets, slipper baths, outdoor showers and a superb view of the seasonal river are linked to the main lodge area by raised timber walkways amongst ancient Jackalberry trees. Uncompromising elegance and breathtaking beauty identifies Hamiltons Tented Camp.

Rates inclusive of 15% VAT • South African Rand • Subject to Availability

Description 1 Jan 2020 to 31 Dec 2021
Single Per Night R10 410
Per Person Per Night Sharing R7 075
Description 1 Jan 2021 to 31 Jun 2021
Single Per Night R11 555
Per Person Per Night Sharing R7 854
Description 1 Jul 2021 to 31 Dec 2021
Single Per Night R12 100
Per Person Per Night Sharing R8 245

Look at our Special Offers for SA Residents u der our special offers section!

Quoted rates are only applicable to South Africa Residents.
Discounted rates are available to International Clients on request.

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  • Domestic Rates
Rates are quoted per person per night and include:
  • Accommodation, three meals, selected beverages (soft drinks, water, beer, selected wines & spirits), two safaris daily and VAT at 15%
Rate Exclusions:
  • Transfers, premium brand beverages and gate entry fees

BOOKABLE 90 DAYS OR LESS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL 

Valid: 04 Jan 2021 - 30 Jun 2021 Single Sharing
Tented Suite R9 250 R6 280
Valid: 1 Jul 2021 - 31 Dec 2021 Single Sharing
Tented Suite R9 700 R6 600


ADVANCE PURCHASE

Valid: 04 Jan 2021 - 30 Jun 2021 Single Sharing
Tented Suite R10 050 R6 900
Valid: 1 Jul 2021 - 31 Dec 2021 Single Sharing
Tented Suite R10 670 R7 250


The below rates are valid for SA & SADC residents only. A South African ID or passport number will be required when confirming the reservation and on check-in at the property.
There is a limited allocation of rooms available on the above rates
Valid for individual reservations and may not be used for group bookings of 5 or more rooms.

Minimum 2-night
(FRIDAY + SATURDAY) stay over all weekends, applicable throughout the year.

Minimum 3-night stay:
Applicable over Long Weekends and during Peak Periods, dates as specified below.

  • 24, 25, 26 September 2020
  • 24 December 2020 up to and including 03 January 2021
  • 19,20,21 March 2021
  • 2,3,4 and 23,24,25 April 2021
  • 6,7,8 August 2021
  • 23,24,25 September 2021
  • 24,25,26 December 2021
  • 31 December 2021, 1 and 2 January 2022

Additional Charges:

  • All rates are exclusive of service charges.
  • Gate Entry Fee: R 110.00 per person per stay
EXTRAORDINARY BLACK FRIDAY SPECIAL OFFERS
BOOKING BY 30 NOVEMBER 2020

Block out Dates 24 December 2020 to 03 Jan 2021
Minimum 2 night stay applicable on Friday and Saturday Night

Valid for travel until 31/01/21 Single Sharing
Tented Suite R5 735 R3 850
Rates are quoted per person per night

Rate Inclusions:

  • Accommodation, three meals and selected beverages. Two safaris daily and VAT at 15%.
  • The selected alchoholic beverages included in the rate are available from 12h00 onwards.

Rate Exclusion:

  • Transfers not specified, premium brand beverages and gate entry fees of R 100.00 per person per stay, which are payable upon entrance to the Kruger National Park.
  • Subject to increase in 2020 without prior notification.

Child Policy:

  • 12 years and older Considered as adults and accommodated in their own rooms. Pay full adult rates and are permitted on safari.

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

Terms and Conditions:


Valid for new reservations made between the 15 and 30 November 2020 for travel dates as stipulated under the validity period

The below rates are valid for SA & SADC residents only
A South African ID or passport number will be required when confirming the reservation and on check-in at the property
Group rates: on request
The gate entry fees stated above are subject to change without prior notification

The below negotiated booking and cancellation terms are valid for the below specials only. Any 3rd party service booked by Extraordinary are excluded.

Booking Terms:

  • Reservations are held as per the below release periods, based on days prior to arrival.
  • 60 or more days, reservations will be held for 14 days from date of booking.
  • 59 to 31 days, reservations will be held for 7 days from date of booking
  • 30 days or less, reservations will be held for 72 hours from date of booking.

Deposit Policy:

  • Upon confirmation of the booking, a 50% deposit is required if booked 31 days or more prior to travel.
  • 30 Days prior to arrival, balance of payment is due or full pre-payment if travel is 30 days or less from booking date.

Cancellation Policy:

  • Bookings can cancel up to 14 days prior to travel for a full refund or postponement until the 31 January 2021, excluding PEAK PERIOD
  • Cancellations must be sent in writing and the penalty is calculated on the total accommodation value

COVID-19 POLICY:

  • A guest with Covid positive medical proof/certificate will get full refund or postponement.
  • This policy is valid until 30th November 2020 subject to review at the end of October 2020
  • A guest who has had exposure to a Covid positive person, may postpone their booking for up to 6 months from date of travel.
  • Outright cancellations will be looked at indvidually.

MINIMUM NIGHT STAYS APPLICABLE AS STIPULATED


SA RESIDENT SPECIAL OFFERS

 

Valid for travel until 31 January 2021 Single Sharing
Tented Suite R6 974 R4 740
Minimum 2 night stays applicable for Friday and Saturday Night
Valid: for travel until 15 Dec 2020 & 04 Jan - 31 Jan 2021
 
Exclusive Use
6 Tented Suites
Rates are quoted per night, sleeping up to 12 guests in 6 luxury tented suites
R49 000

Rates are quoted per person per night

Rates include

  • Accommodation, three meals and selected beverages. Two safaris daily and VAT at 15%.
  • The selected alchoholic beverages included in the rate are available between 12h00 and 22h00 only

Rate Exclusions:

  • Transfers not specified, premium brand beverages and gate entry fees of R 100.00 per person per stay, which are payable upon entrance to the Kruger National Park
  • Subject to increase in 2020 without prior notification

Child Policy:
12 years and older: Considered as adults and accommodated in their own rooms. Pay full adult rates and are permitted on safari.

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

Deposit Policy

For all bookings made within 30 days of travel
Full payment Is required within 48 hours of your booking.

For all bookings made more than 30 days of travel
A 50% deposit Is required within 48 hours of your booking and the balance 30 days prior to arrival.

Payment can be made via bank transfer, credit card (Master/Visa) or bitcoin.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be sent in writing to reservations. Penalties are calculated on the total cost of stay. All no shows will be charged at 100% of the total value of the booking.

Days Prior to Arrival:

  • 60 to 31 Days 50%
  • 30 Days or Less 100%
  • A 10% admin fee will be retained for cancellations made after the card has been charged.
EXCLUSIVE USE

Minimum 2 Night Stay applicable on a Friday and Saturday Night.

BLOCK OUT DATES 16 DEC 2020 TO 03 JAN 2021

Rates are quoted per night for Exclusive Use, sleeping up to 12 guests in 6 luxury tented suites

Rate Inclusions:
Accommodation, three meals and selected beverages. Two safaris daily and VAT at 15%.
The selected alchoholic beverages included in the rate are available between 12h00 and 22h00 only
Rate Exclusions:
Transfers not specified, premium brand beverages and gate entry fees of R 100.00 per person per stay, which are payable upon entrance to
the Kruger National Park. Subject to increase in 2020 without prior notification.

The below rates are valid for SA & SADC residents only
A South African ID or passport number will be required when confirming the reservation and on check-in at the property
Valid for new reservations only from date of issue
The above rates are valid for FIT reservations only - group rates on request
The gate entry fees stated above are subject to change without prior notification

BOOKING TERMS:

  • Reservations are held as per the below release periods, based on days prior to arrival.
  • 60 or more days, reservations will be held for 14 days from date of booking.
  • 59 to 31 days, reservations will be held for 7 days from date of booking
  • 30 days or less, reservations will be held for 72 hours from date of booking.

Deposit Policy:

  • Upon confirmation of the booking, a 50% deposit is required if booked 31 days or more prior to travel.
  • 30 Days prior to arrival, balance of payment is due or full pre-payment if travel is 30 days or less from booking date.

Cancellation Policy:

  • Bookings can cancel up to 14 days prior to travel for a full refund or postponement until the 31 January 2021, excluding PEAK PERIOD

Cancellation Policy for PEAK PERIOD:

  • 60 to 31 Days 50%
  • 30 to 0 days / No shows 100%
Cancellation Policy for Exclusive Use Rates:
  • 29 to 0 days / No shows 100%
Cancellations must be sent in writing and the penalty is calculated on the total accommodation value

COVID-19 POLICY:
A guest with Covid positive medical proof/certificate will get full refund or postponement.
This policy is valid until 30th November 2020 subject to review at the end of October 2020

A guest who has had exposure to a Covid positive person, may postpone their booking for up to 6 months from date of travel.
Outright cancellations will be looked at indvidually.

PEAK PERIOD MIN 3 NIGHT STAY DATES:
24 December 2020 up to and including 03 January 2021 Minimum 3 Night Stay

MINIMUM 2 NIGHT STAYS APPLICABLE FRIDAY & SATURDAY NIGHT AT SPECIFIED PROPERTIES

 


 

EXTRAORDENARY OFFERS 2021

Long Stay Offers

Stay 5 nights or more at one of the below properties and save 5% on the total accommodation cost
The Cape Milner, Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway, Hamiltons Tented Camp, Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge and Imbali Safari Lodge
Discount also applicable if you combine 2 or more properties in one itinerary
Applicable on the stand-alone Standard rates only and not combinable with other special offers
Standard terms and conditions apply

5 Night Combination Package Rates

Standard child policy is applicable
Combination rates for groups available on request
Rates include VAT at 15%
Rates exclude transfers, conservation levy or gate entry fee for the lodges and other standard exclusions

Hamiltons Tented Camp and The Cape Milner
Standard Room
Validity Per Person Rates
03/01/21 – 31/03/21 Sharing R20 375
Single R29 035
01/04/21 – 31/08/21 Sharing R17 795
Single R25 445
01/09/21 – 27/12/21 Sharing R21 735
Single R40 530
Luxury Room (The Cape Milner)
03/01/21 – 31/03/21 Sharing R21 785
Single R31 480
01/04/21 – 31/08/21 Sharing R18 595
Single R26 630
01/09/21 – 27/12/21 Sharing R23 300
Single R34 525
  • Rates are quoted per person for 5 nights’ accommodation as per the below breakdown:
  • 2 nights at Hamiltons Tented Camp inclusive of 3 meals, selected beverages & two safaris daily
  • 3 nights at The Cape Milner inclusive of breakfast daily, in either a Standard or Luxury Room

Guests are accommodated in six exceptionally private luxury elevated tents overlooking the Nwaswitsontso River. From your own private deck, you can enjoy the sights and sounds of the bush that derives its existence from the river.

Traditional fittings and features such as old brass light switches, steamer trunks with vintage labels revealing exciting journeys and sepia-stained photographs enhance the tradition and style of this ‘turn-of-the-century’ luxury safari tent; modern comforts such as electricity, air conditioning and an outdoor shower the only clues that we live in a different time.

The décor is light and neutral; teak furniture and floors, gilded mirrors and crisp white linens deliver a classy luxury tent experience enhanced by the panoramic bush and river views that begin at the edge of the deck.

Room facilities and amenities include:

  • Safe
  • Hairdryer
  • Separate bath and outdoor shower
  • Bathroom amenities
  • Insect repellent
  • Umbrellas
  • Air Conditioning
  • Tea and coffee-making facilities

Your Facilities

  • Butler Service
  • 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
  • Welcome drinks upon arrival

Dining and Cuisine

  • 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.

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.

Winter Safari Times: May – Aug

05h30    Wake up time and morning tea
06h00    Morning safari departs
09h00    Return for breakfast
13h30    Lunch
15h30    High Tea
16h00    Afternoon safari departs
19h30    Return from safari & Dinner is served
Summer Safari Times: Sep – Apr

05h00    Wake up time and morning tea
05h30    Morning safari departs
08h30    Return for breakfast
13h30    Lunch
16h00    High Tea
16h30    Afternoon safari departs
19h30    Return from safari & Dinner is served

Hamiltons Tented Camp is located within the Imbali concession area of the Kruger National Park. This private 10 000 hectare wilderness area is situated 35 km due South East of Orpen Gate in the central Kruger region. Bordering the Manyeleti and Sabi Sands to the West, the Talamati road makes up the Northern Boundary whilst the S36 gravel road is the eastern boundary.

  • Welcome drinks on arrival, butler service
  • Butler Service
  • Daily scheduled flights into Skukuza Airport and Hoedspruit Airport.
  • Federal flights to the Manyeleti airstrip.
  • 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
  • Check out time: 11h00 Check in: 13h00 hrs. Credit cards accepted are VISA and MasterCard. AMEX with a 5% surcharge
  • Massage treatments of your choice
  • Safaris in 4 x 4 vehicles, bird watching, self drive in the Kruger National Park, guided safari walks by prior arrangement
  • Transfers can be arranged from Skukuza, Eastgate Airport in Hoedspruit or KMIA Airport – Nelspruit

Situated in the Kruger National Park in the Limpopo Province approximately

  • 46Km from the Orpen gate
  • 78 Km from the Paul Kruger Gate
  • 114Km from Hoedspruit
  • 160Km from Nelspruit (Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport) 558Km from Johannesburg
Additional Information

The camp is situated in a Malaria area. Gate entry fees are applicable and are charged per person per stay.

Please note the below Kruger Gate Times

  • 05h30 – 18h30 – January, February, November & December
  • 05h30 – 18h00 – March & October
  • 06h00 – 18h00 – April, August & September
  • 06h00 – 17h30 – May, June & July

All guests must enter at Orpen Gate a minimum of 1.5 Hours and Paul Kruger Gate 3 hours before gate closure.

Hamiltons Tented Camp is located within the private 10 000-hectare concession of Mluwati in the western region of the Kruger National Park, bordering the northern Sabi Sands and Manyeleti Game Reserves.

By Air

SA Express to Hoedspruit:
SA Airlink offers flights from Johannesburg and Cape Town into Hoedspruit Airport. Transfers from Hoedspruit can be booked at time of reservation, at an additional charge.

Federal Air from Johannesburg or KMIA:
Guests will fly into the Manyeleti airstrip where they will be collected by the lodge. Driving times from the lodge is approximately an hour and a half. This transfer is charged at R40 per vehicle and R30 per person.

Airlink to Skukuza or KMIA:
Airlink offers flights from Johannesburg and Cape Town direct to Skukuza. Airlink also offers direct flights from Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town direct to Nelspruit KMIA. Transfers from Skukuza can be booked at time of reservation, at an additional charge.

Connecting times
We recommend the following connecting times to ensure that passengers do not miss any connecting flights:

Departing Johannesburg

  • Domestic flights into Johannesburg must arrive two hours prior to the departing times of your connecting flight to Hoedspruit or Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport.
  • International flights into Johannesburg must arrive two and a half hours prior to your connecting flight to Hoedspruit or Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport

Departing Hoedspruit

  • Domestic flights departing from Johannesburg must be booked to depart OR Tambo two hours after the arrival of your connecting flight from Hoedspruit or Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport.
  • International flights departing from Johannesburg must be booked to depart OR Tambo three and a half hours after the arrival of your connecting flight from Hoedspruit or Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport.


By Car:

  • Depart from OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg
  • Take the R21 highway North towards Pretoria
  • Before reaching Pretoria, take the N4 highway East
  • Turnoff at Belfast, take the R540 towards Dullstroom (approximately 37km)
  • At Dullstroom, take the R540 towards Lydenburg (approximately 43km)
  • At Lydenburg, take the R36 towards Ohrigstad (approximately 62km)
  • At Ohrigstad, take the R527 towards Hoedspruit (Note: You will pass through the JG Strijdom Tunnel)
  • 16km before Hoedspruit, at the Swadini Reptile Centre, turn right onto the R531 towards Klaserie
  • After about 30km, turn left onto the Orpen Gate Road (R531)
  • After 40km you will reach the Orpen Gate of the Kruger National Park

Orpen Gate Entry:

  • After entering the Orpen Gate travel for 22km on the H7.
  • Turn right on the S36 where you will see the signpost marked Imbali, Hamiltons, Hoyo-Hoyo with the exact distances.
  • After about 28km turn right into the signposted for Hamiltons Tented Camp.

Paul Kruger Gate Entry (95km from the Paul Kruger Gate):

  • Enter Paul Kruger Gate
  • Proceed toward Skukuza
  • From Skukuza take the H1-2 towards Satara (32km)
  • Turn left S36 (Dirt Road) signs will read Imbali Safari Lodge/Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge/Hamiltons Tented Camp.
  • Continue on the road about 39km. Continue straight through no entry sign and follow signs to Hamiltons.
  • The above rates are quoted per person per night.

Rate Inclusions:

  • Accommodation, three meals and selected beverages (soft drinks, water, beer, selected wines & spirits). Two game drives and VAT at 15%.

Rate Exclusions:

  • Transfers not specified, premium brand beverages and gate entry fees of R 83.00, which are payable per person per stay.
    Subject to increase in 2018 without prior notification.

Extraordinary Value Offer:
COMPLIMENTARY TRANSFER from either Skukuza or Hoedspruit Airport, subject to availability and must be booked with the Extraordinary Reservations Team prior to quoting. AVAILABLE FOR FIT BOOKINGS ONLY. The transfers are subject to the availability of seats, (7 per vehicle, 2 vehicles) as well as the timing availability on the already scheduled transfers for the required dates.

Child Policy

Hamiltons Tented Camp 0 – 5 Years 6 – 11 Years 12 - 18 Years
Not permitted Not permitted Full adult rate
Maximum Room Occupancies:
Suite 2 Persons

Cancellation Policy:
All cancellations must be sent in writing to reservations. Penalties are calculated on the total cost of stay. All no shows will be charged at 100% of the total value of the booking.

Days Prior to Arrival:
60 to 31 Days  50%
30 Days or Less  100%

Peak Period Supplements & Minimum Night Stays:

Extraordinary reserves the right to implement a peak period supplement, minimum night stays, higher deposits, and non-refundable requirements over our peak period, applicable to all bookings.

Peak Period Dates:
23 December 2020 to 02 January 2021; 23 December 2021 - 02 January 2022

  • A 50% deposit is required to secure rooms, payable 180 days prior to arrival.
  • Full pre-payment is due 60 days prior to arrival.
  • For bookings cancelled 179 - 90 days, 50% cancellation penalty will apply and 
  • 89 – 0 days prior to arrival, 100% cancellation penalty will be applicable.

Deposit Policy

For all bookings made within 30 days of travel
Full payment Is required within 48 hours of your booking.

For all bookings made more than 30 days of travel
A 50% deposit Is required within 48 hours of your booking and the balance 30 days prior to arrival.

Payments can be made via bank transfer, credit card (Master/Visa) or Bitcoin.

 


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Coservation Fees

Guest Conservation Fees
   SA Citizen & residents
  - ZAR  105 per Adults per day
  - ZAR  52 per Child  per day    
  SADC with passport
  - ZAR  210 per Adults per day
  - ZAR  105 per Child per day
  Internationals
  - ZAR  424 per Adults per day
  - ZAR  212 per Child per day

R210 per vehicle entry fee