Hamiltons Tented Camp (Mluwati KNP)

butler service at hamiltons camp

6 Safari Tents – 12 Guests

hamiltons camp from the dry riverbed

Hamiltons Tented Camp (Mluwati KNP) is situated within a 10 000 hectare private concession within the Kruger National Park. This is truly the “Gem of Kruger”. The Camp is named after Colonel Stephenson Hamilton, who was instrumental in establishing the world-famous Kruger National Park.

Transport yourself back in time at Hamiltons Tented Camp. Enjoy the fine tradition of luxury in true ‘Out of Africa’ style.

Hamiltons Tented Camp offers magnificent tented suites complete with teak floorboards, old-world mosquito nets, slipper baths, outdoor showers and a superb view of the complete seasonal river. Each room is linked to the main lodge area by raised timber walkways set within a forest of ancient Jackalberry trees.


Hamiltons Tented Camp is based within 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.

Popular activities include Nomadic African Spa treatments and open vehicle safaris, where, guests enjoy Kruger’s most spectacular landscapes and a variety of wildlife, birdlife, and plant life.

Game Drives

Both morning and afternoon safaris are conducted in open Land Cruisers. All guided safaris are led by qualified field guides to help you understand the smaller intricacies of the bush. Game viewing at Hamiltons Tented Camp is an opportunity to experience all that a safari adventure can offer.

gin stop on safari

As one of the first private concessions in the Kruger National Park, Mluwati works to maintain the sustainability of this pristine wilderness. This concession is home to 114 reptiles, 34 amphibians and 147 mammal species, including Africa’s Big Five.

Game drives accommodate a maximum of six guests and include refreshment stops along the way to allow guests to stretch their legs.

Keen birders will delight in the over 500 species of bird species that call Kruger National Park home. Most are found within the Mluwati Concession.

Morning Game Drives: The morning game drive leaves between 5:30 am and 6 am. Your guide will select a location to enjoy the bush, whilst enjoying a morning refreshment.

Afternoon Game Drives: The afternoon game drive leaves between 4pm and 5pm. After sundowners and snacks, your guide will use a spotlight to find nocturnal animals, before returning to the lodge for dinner.

Guided Bush Walks

Skip the game vehicle and opt for a one and a half-hour walk in the Private Concession. In these situations, guests can smell, touch and feel the natural surroundings. Get to know the smaller intricacies of nature.

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.

Reasons we love Hamiltons Tented Camp:

  • Bush Dinners
    Unique bush dinners in an unfenced area of the Private Concession in the Kruger National Park. This is a privilege that is reserved for our guests only.
  • Wellness at the Lodge
    In-room gym bags available for use at the lodge


luxury safari tent at hamiltons camp

Guests find exclusivity & privacy in six exceptionally private luxury and elevated tents overlooking the N’waswitsontso River. Each suite boasts a private deck, from which guests enjoy the sights and sounds of the bush that flourishes in this section of the park.

Old brass light switches, steamer trunks and ‘turn-of-the-century’ decor keep the style traditional. This creates an ambiance of long-past explorers without deviating from being a luxury safari camp.

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. Completing the Out of Africa experience with teak furniture and floors, gilded mirrors and crisp white linens. The luxury tent experience is enhanced with panoramic bush and river views.


bush dining on safari

Dine on the deck with bush views or enjoy a bush picnic. The choice is yours? From fine crystal wine glasses to pewter silver water jugs, guests revel in the dining traditions of old. The sounds of the bush provide the accompaniment you need for a memorable dining experience.

Even the most discerning foodie will adore Hamilton’s international and African flavors.

A favorite is homemade baked goods and local specialties, but you’ll remember champagne breakfasts most. High Tea is served each afternoon with a delicious selection of cakes and pastries baked freshly at the lodge.

The camp experience is complete with butlers dressed in traditional colonial uniforms.

Getting to Hamilton Tented Camp 

Reaching Hamiltons Tented Camp by road is a comfortable drive and will be accomplished in any normal sedan vehicle.

  • 558 km from Johannesburg
  • 160 km from Nelspruit (Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport)
  • 114 km from Hoedspruit
  • 63 km from Skukuza Airport
  • 46 km from the Orpen Gate and 78 km from the Paul Kruger Gate

Daily scheduled flights into Skukuza Airport and HoedspruitAirport. Federal flights to the Manyeleti airstrip.

Gate entry fees of R100 per person are applicable and are charged per person per stay. This is paid at the gate entry to Kruger National Park.

Kruger Gate Times:

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


A typical summer day at Hamiltons Tented Camp:
(Kindly note, times may vary slightly and winter timings are different)

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

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Rates at Hamiltons Tented Camp

Luxury Tent
R8 928.00 PPS

Fully inclusive of:

  • Accommodation
  • Three meals daily
  • Selected soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees and refreshments on game drives
  • Safari activities
  • One hour nature walks accompanied by experienced armed trackers (subject to availability)
  • VAT

Rates exclude:

  • Administration fee
  • Telephone calls
  • Safari shop purchases
  • Gratuities
  • All items of a personal nature
  • Champagne, cognacs, fine wines, premium brand spirits and cigars
  • Government bed levy
  • Conservancy or park fees
  • Transfers
  • Landing fees

Extra Info

Child Policy:

  • 0 – 11 years
    Not permitted at the lodge unless the lodge is booked on an exclusive use basis.
  • 12 years and older
    Considered as adults are accommodated in their own rooms. Pay full adult rates and are permitted on safari.

The camp is not fenced off and we request that guests be extremely vigilant at all times. Security guards accompany guests at all times while walking around the camp at night.

Everyone traveling to South Africa must have a passport valid for at least 6 months beyond the end of travel.

No inoculations are legally required for entry. However, you may want to check with your local immunization and inoculation clinic for their recommendations on health precautions for travel to South Africa.

Hamiltons Tented Camp is in a malaria area and precautions should be taken

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