Ximuwu Lodge

Ximuwu Lodge

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#4 of 4 hotels in Klaserie Private Game Reserve
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Private game lodge Exclusive use of property
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Pool
Bar / lounge
Free airport transportation
Spa
Gift shop
Outdoor fireplace
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Restaurant
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Manicure
Massage
Pedicure
Salon
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Dining area
Fireplace
Minibar
Complimentary toiletries
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Boutique
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Dutch

Location

2 of Hull, Kruger National Park 1380 South Africa
Getting there
Hoedspruit Airport
Ngala Airfield
25.8 km
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within 10 kilometers
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Nicole A wrote a review Mar 2024
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have already seen many beautiful places in the world, but this is
truly one of the most beautiful places we have ever visited.
Upon arrival you will feel like you are in a movie, welcomed by all the
staff, led by Anette, who are welcoming us with a refreshing towel and a
delicious drink. From that moment on, the staff is 200% there for you
during the day to pamper you extremely,
nothing is too much to ask.
The food is fantastic, the Chef prepares a well-thought-out theme
dinner every day with, of course with matching wines.
It starts in the morning after the early game drive with an amazing breakfast where you will not miss anything. Every day we discuss what is planned
for the next day in terms of breakfast, lunch and dinner and they are
very flexible about this, it could not be better.
The lodges are fantastic, large, beautifully finished and
especially the furnishings is superb. They are connected separately
from each other, so you have maximum privacy on your terrace and outdoor shower.
The whole lodge is wheelchair prove a big plus for the lodge, everything is well thought of.
We were with a group of 8 friends and really enjoyed the Game Drives twice a
day. We quickly noticed during the first drives that this location
is different from most lodges in the Kruger Park. The animals we saw
were really extreme, every day we spotted a different one of the Big5!
The beautiful tours led by Matth and Frank are really unique, but
also the wonderful massages every day, riding through the bush
with quads and a spectacular helicopter flight, really too much to mention.
Patrick ,Elly and Nobu and of course the entire Crew thank you very much for this
unforgettable time, good luck with your paradise on earth.
We enjoyed every minute of our stay with you!

Nicole & Paul from Sweikhuizen the Netherlands
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Elly Suverein, Owner at Ximuwu Lodge
Responded 20 Mar 2024
Dear Nicole & Paul, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive experience at Ximuwu ! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that our lodge met your expectations. It's fantastic to know that you appreciated the exclusive use of the property. Providing a memorable and comfortable experience for our guests is always our top priority, and we're thrilled that we could achieve that for you and your friends! We truly value your feedback and your recommendation means a lot to us. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Ximuwu in the future for another unforgettable stay.
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MJ wrote a review 4 Jul
Denver, Colorado
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Ximuwu was wonderful! Elly answered every question our group had before the trip so quickly and kindly. This was just the beginning of being taken care of down to every detail. The rooms are beautiful, impeccably decorated with a view outside across your own deck or outdoor shower to the bush, including all the wildlife that may come to the water hole that day. The ladies who take care of the rooms with turn down service and daily cleaning were wonderful with cute notes every night. The food was sooooo good; the chefs brought delicious flavor to every meal with a range of grilling, pizza, Asian fusion, rice bowls, fish, everything. Brunch after morning game drives were awesome, the pool was a great and there is a spa on site to get you taken care of too! Plus a helicopter ride!!
In addition to all the wonderful amenities, this lodge really is accessible for all. They had ramps everywhere, easy transfer option for a manual wheelchair user to get into the jeep and out on every game drive. Anytime we met the staff out in the bush my friend’s wheelchair would meet us. The rooms are step free and designed with disability and mobility needs in mind, even down to having a shower chair for the outdoor shower.
Also! Our guide knew so much about the animals and all the wildlife out in the bush. We easily saw the Big 5 plus so much more!!
This impeccable lodge, on this beautiful reserve where we saw no other group or jeep for our entire stay, was just great. Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: June 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Elly Suverein, Owner at Ximuwu Lodge
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Margaret, Thank you so much for your amazing review! We're thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful time at Ximuwu! Your advice was incredibly valuable, and we've already ordered all the suggested items. We're confident that our future guests will benefit from your thoughtful recommendations. We truly hope to see you and your wonderful group of ladies again at Ximuwu. Your presence added so much joy to our lodge. Kind regards, Ximuwu team
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jevanDam wrote a review Dec 2022
Oudewater, The Netherlands
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a super holiday we had with the family at Ximuwu lodge! A lifetime experience! Everything was super organized from the pick up at the airport to the safari with the experienced guides. The guides who knew everything about the big 5, but also they have a lot of knowledge of the other animals from large to small. Between the safaris we relaxed in the pool and had a good massage. The food was of a good quality. When we returned after the safari they already had a nice drink ready at the bar. The rooms are big and clean with a beautiful view at the Kruger park. When we open the curtains early, the animals walk in front of your window, a really special experience so close. Finally a really great experience with a lot of enthusiastic people and great staff!
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Elly Suverein, Owner at Ximuwu Lodge
Responded 9 Jan 2023
Dear Jennifer and family, thanks so much for your review ! It was very nice having you all here and great to know you had such a lovely experience at Ximuwu lodge. We hope to see you all back soon again for your next safari !
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Judith L wrote a review Dec 2022
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We had the privilege of visiting Ximuwu lodge in October and were whisked away into an African dream.

After the warmest welcoming by the notorious Ximuwu staff, your breath is taken away by every piece of décor, each placed with the greatest attention to detail.

The exclusivity of Ximuwu is something that we have not experienced before. The staff is absolutely focussed on meeting your every need.

The fact that there is no commercial activity on the property cause for great excitement on game-drives. Mark and Sydney do all the tracking themselves which gets your heart racing with every “clue” nature throws their way. Their knowledge amazes.

Back on home grounds, the kitchen staff, led by Jess and MJ make sure that not only the breathtaking views are forever printed in your memories but also every single plate of food that enters the enchanting dining room.

The lovely hostesses and talented Giford ensure that you are never caught empty handed. Whether at the pool, boma or lounge area.

Be sure to visit Thandy at the spa if you are looking for utmost relaxation.

This has truly been magical!
Thank you Patrick and Elly.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Elly Suverein, Owner at Ximuwu Lodge
Responded 9 Jan 2023
Dear Judith, thanks so much for your beautiful review about our lodge. It was truly wonderful having you stay with us and we hope to welcome you again in the near future!
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JorisC wrote a review Feb 2023
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Our stay at Ximiwu Private Reserve has just been amazing. The Superior Service at this Lodge makes the difference, the staff is very friendly and is available for you every minute of the day for whatever you need. The private suites are cleaned more times per day and it is quite to sleep. Coffee on the terrace of your suite is just nice to start the day and see wild animals passing by, unbelievable but true. The food is delicious; breakfast, lunch, dinner, the fine dining is an absolute plus in the entire experience. We loved the meat, fish, vegetables, fruits served fresh every day. We have been spoiled with the best cocktails and mocktails prepared by the bar tender! We felt very relaxed during our stay, there is no time pressure, we could decide when to go on game drive, when to do a walking safari, or when to spend time in the fitness or in the SPA (massages are the best, really). After early morning game drive and breakfast it is great to relax at the pool and go for a swim. The Safari Guide & Tracker are extremely passionate, we learned a lot about the wildlife, how animals react to treats and when to best stay quit and just watch the wild animals from close by (Lion, Elephant, Giraf, Buffalo, Rhino, Zebra, Impala and more). We have been happily surprised with apero & dinner in the middle of the bush – just fantastic. One of the highlights is definitely the helicopter flight with magnificent views over the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve & the Blyde River Canyon. Also special is to watch, from a hide, Elephants drinking in the waterhole just in front of the lodge. We enjoyed this unique experience during 5 days in Feb 2023 and can highly recommend to anybody interested in wilderness adventures in a luxury environment. Must do!
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Response from Elly Suverein, Owner at Ximuwu Lodge
Responded 17 Mar 2023
Thank you very much for your amazing review! We will share your experience with our team.We hope to welcome you again at Ximuwu lodge!
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saldav9 wrote a review Jan 2024
London, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What an experience! Five stars aren’t enough in our opinion. The lodge is just wonderful. Everything has been thought of down to the last detail. We were totally blown away by it all. We were there as a family and immediately felt at home and welcomed by Matt & Anet.
Mr T was exceptional, nothing was too much trouble and we loved his mixology skills!
The weather wasn’t great for part of our stay but despite that we had some lovely drives and viewings thanks to Matt and Frank.
In the bad weather, we were more than happy to watch the wildlife out on the airstrip from the comfort of the lodge. Again, everything was done by Anet and the other staff to make this as pleasant as possible. We were completely looked after.
The chefs are brilliant and the food is fantastic. We had an amazing “Christmas” dinner when we arrived on Boxing Day. Along with a tasting menu & a braai. Everything was delicious!
Princess is also lovely and a very talented masseuse and therapist.
All the staff are incredibly friendly
Luckily the weather cleared for our helicopter trip with Gerry - there are no words to describe this. It was by far the best thing we’ve ever done on safari and up there with our top overall experiences! It was extremely emotional and thanks to Patrick for capturing those emotions with his candid photography skills.
Patrick and Ellie have done a magnificent job in building the whole experience with nothing to fault. We very much hope to remain friends with you and obviously to return as soon as can.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Your every need will be catered for.
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Response from Elly Suverein, Owner at Ximuwu Lodge
Responded 12 Jan 2024
Dear Lisa and Chris, Thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to share your experience at our lodge! We're delighted to hear that you had a beautiful stay, even with the challenging weather. It was truly a pleasure hosting such amazing guests like you. Your positive feedback means the world to us, and we look forward to welcoming you back for more wonderful moments in the future! Warm regards, Team Ximuwu
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Sandy N wrote a review Jun 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Absolute paradise! From the moment you pass through the gate to be greeted by the entire staff, you know you are in for something special. To say the accommodations are luxurious is an understatement. Each room is unique and exquisitely designed. Obviously every detail was considered before construction even began. The entire staff is warm, friendly, gracious and attentive (but not intrusive). The chefs’ creations are mouthwateringly delicious meal after meal after meal, whether served at the lodge or prepared and served in the bush.
Annet is the perfect hostess, and Matt is an incredible co-host and guide. Sam, our “butler” anticipated our every desire. The spa is just a few steps away from your room and Lebo works wonders! Bernard is a talented tracker and very entertaining individual. Jerry’s helicopter ride is exhilarating and seeing the animals from the air is an unimaginable thrill. Raisy is an impeccable housekeeper and wishes you well with a handwritten note every evening.
And the game drives! Breathtaking, awesome, captivating. Beautiful animals abound, and you will see them in abundance. Plus, there’s a watering hole right in front of the lodge, where impala, giraffes, elephants, rhinos, zebra and others all come.
We honestly feel we have an extended family and home away from home forever at Ximuwu.
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Date of stay: June 2024
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5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Go there!
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Response from Elly Suverein, Owner at Ximuwu Lodge
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Dave and Sandy, I hope this message finds you well! We were absolutely delighted to read your wonderful review about your recent stay at Ximuwu. On behalf of the entire team, I want to extend our heartfelt thanks for your kind words and for taking the time to share your experience. It brings us great joy to know that you had such a memorable and enjoyable stay with us. We strive to create a unique and welcoming environment for our guests, and it’s truly rewarding to hear that we succeeded in making your visit special. Your feedback is incredibly valuable to us and serves as a great source of motivation for our team. We are thrilled to have been a part of your safari adventure and to have made a positive impression. Thank you once again for your warm review, and for choosing Ximuwu. We look forward to hosting you again soon!
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Bregjevanweezel wrote a review Dec 2022
Hout Bay, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Ximuwu. Wauw! What an experience. The whole team was dedicated to make our stay spectacular. Every aspect surpassed our expectations.

The location, the (wheelchair friendly) accommodation, facilities, food, wines(!), staff and wildlife are simply amazing.

Being able to determine the times for your private game drives is wonderful, and the “sound” game drive was a first for us.

While relaxing by the pool, several animals stroll by to say “Hello”, very cool!

We highly recommend Ximuwu and we will be back soon, for sure.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Elly Suverein, Owner at Ximuwu Lodge
Responded 18 Dec 2022
Dear Bregje, thank you very much. We can’t wait to welcome you again at Ximuwu!
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Richard White wrote a review Aug 2023
Benoni, South Africa
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our stay at Ximuwu was just incredible. It is going to be hard but we will try and keep it short.

The lodge design is detailed and sophisticated, with all the comforts you could ask for. We really enjoyed sitting at Ximuwu's world class "Soho" bar while looking out at a heard of elephants, drinking from the watering hole a few meters in front of us, at the same time lions roar not too far AND the cry of jackals!

"The family" at Ximuwu made us feel so special. Mr T, with his big smile, was there whenever we needed something, service that you will be hard pressed to find anywhere. Matt & Frank took us on the adventures of a lifetime, we have never experienced such exclusive game viewing before, their knowledge and passion for the bush was amazing. Our bush highlight: Seeing Wild Dogs on a kill! Then watching 4 species of vultures fight for the leftovers, THEN, 10 min later we watched 8 lions take & fight over another Impala!
We would personally like to give "our" chef Abigail a Michelin star for the culinary excellence, molto delizioso!! Thank you Annette for bringing it all together & making us feel at home.

Thank you Elly & Patrick for creating this luxury haven out in the African wilderness, we hope to visit you and your amazing Ximuwu again soon.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Elly Suverein, Owner at Ximuwu Lodge
Responded 7 Sept 2023
Dear Richard, Thank you for the lovely review of your experience. We are delighted to hear you had a wonderful time and can't wait to welcome you back again in the near future!
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Annie v wrote a review May 2023
Hoedspruit, South Africa
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As a wheelchair user i highly recommend this exclusive destination to all people with impairments. The lodge is Elegant, stylish and 100% accessible. This was one of the most wonderful Safari experiences ever and the attention to detail mind blowing. It was easy for me to get onto the game viewer and the endless horizons and game viewing an unforgettable experience. The staff are friendly and attentive to special needs. This is a must for anyone living with a disability or have a family member with an impairment. what really stood out was nothing looks disabled the flow of the lodge and careful planning made this an unforgettable experience. Highly recommended!!!!
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: You need not to worry about anything here, everything was planned and executed with precision. ...
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Response from Elly Suverein, Owner at Ximuwu Lodge
Responded 5 May 2023
Dear Annie, thank you so much for your kind words. We have enjoyed every moment with you and thanks for teaching us so many details. So we will be able to serve future guests to the best of our abilities. We’re looking forward to your next visit!
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Sandy N wrote a tip Jun 2024
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"Go there!"
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saldav9 wrote a tip Jan 2024
London, United Kingdom43 contributions163 helpful votes
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"Your every need will be catered for."
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Annie v wrote a tip May 2023
Hoedspruit, South Africa1 contribution1 helpful vote
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"You need not to worry about anything here, everything was planned and executed with precision. Nothing to take with they have it ALL. "
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Scenic39194049286 wrote a tip Apr 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Visit long enough to be able to spend a full day at the lodge ,pool ,food and spa experience."
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Claudia V wrote a tip Apr 2023
Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands3 contributions1 helpful vote
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"Ximuwu is wheelchair friendly"
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ximuwu Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Ximuwu Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Ximuwu Lodge?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Ximuwu Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and an outdoor dining area during their stay.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ximuwu Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Ximuwu Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Ximuwu Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Ximuwu Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Ximuwu Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ximuwu Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Dutch, and Afrikaans.
Is Ximuwu Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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