5. Kruger Shalati

About Kruger Shalati

Accommodation type: Hotel

Location: Skukuza rest camp

Nearest Kruger gate: Paul Kruger Gate (13km)

Food: All-inclusive

Budget: $$$$

Perfect for… A unique experience with stunning river views

Kruger Shalati: The Train on the Bridge. One of the most anticipated and exciting new offerings coming to the iconic Kruger National Park. A perfect combination of Africa’s most breath-taking natural splendours, with well-deserved luxuries aboard a newly refurbished train that is reminiscent of African excellence.


Permanently stationed on the historic Selati Bridge above the Sabie River, Kruger Shalati will offer the most unique luxury accommodation in a re-envisioned train which will pay homage to the guests who explored the park nearly 100 years ago while welcoming new explorers from near and far.


The train celebrates where the first visits to the iconic park were allowed in the early 1920s, and the train would park overnight in the exact spot where Kruger Shalati is positioned.


Whether guests are looking for a one-of-a-kind adventure, an enthralling break or to simply immerse themselves in Earth’s finest creations, Kruger Shalati looks forward to welcoming each guest on a journey of discovery with nature in the most extraordinary way imaginable.

Traversing Wilderness

Game drives at Kruger Shalati are undertaken by passionate and professional rangers who are eager to share their in-depth knowledge and stories of the fascinating wildlife and the surrounds. With a vast range of pristine wilderness to explore in the Kruger National Park and a plethora of African animals to spot, each game drive encounter offers a unique story of its own.


Culinary Delight

Our delectable African-inspired fare is a true extension of the Kruger Shalati experience. The abundance of exquisite dishes paired with an authentic African atmosphere and majestic views of the Sabie River makes for a highly exceptional dining experience.


A Sensory Experience

A special and unique feature of Kruger Shalati is the impressive viewing deck complete with a beautiful overhanging pool. Set in tranquil surrounds with the Sabie River flowing below, it provides an unsurpassed combination of wildlife spotting and relaxation.


Phase 1, opened in December 2020 and offers 24 carriage rooms, all of which will provide a deeply visceral experience, tailored for immersive comfort.


Phase 2, completing in 2022, will offer 7 elegantly decorated rooms in The Bridge House, with remarkable views alongside the Sabie River and adjacent to the bridge which encourage you to live in the present and completely feel at one with nature. One of the 7 rooms is the exclusive honeymoon suite, while the other rooms can be inter-leading for a unique family experience.


Bridge House rooms are family-friendly, while The Train on the Bridge is exclusively for persons 12 years and older.

Facilities & services

  • Reservations are inclusive of all meals, house drinks & 2 game drives daily

  • Swimming pool, luxurious deck & comfortable loungers

  • Butler service

  • Restaurant

  • Wi-Fi

  • Complimentary transfers to / from Skukuza Airport

  • Laundry service

  • Electronic safe

Types of accommodation

Train on the Bridge carriage rooms

The glass-walled, large train rooms 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. With a strong influence by the natural world, each coach is created as a luxury den, adorned with organic furnishings, patterns and textures. Rooms are 26 metres squared with a king-size bed or 2 x three-quarter beds, air-conditioned, and en-suite.


Bridge House Rooms (Phase 2, opening in 2022)

The Bridge House transcends the wilderness experience with 7 elegantly decorated rooms that offer remarkable views alongside the Sabie River and adjacent to the bridge, which encourage you to live in the present and completely feel at one with nature. One of the 7 rooms is the exclusive honeymoon suite, while the other rooms can be inter-leading for a unique family experience.


Kruger Shalati is located in the south of Kruger National Park at Skukuza rest camp. The closest park entrance gate is Paul Kruger Gate (13km). 


The nearest town is Hazyview (57km), while Skukzua Airport (4km) and Nelspruit Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (110km) are easily accessible.

Check availability & pricing

We’d love to help you book your accommodation at the wonderfully unique Kruger Shalati, and make your dream Kruger experience come to life!  We’ve made it really simple for you too…  Just fill in the details in this form, hit submit, and we’ll get back to you with availability and prices as soon as possible!

Booking your accommodation through the KrugerExplorer Website means we earn a small commission and is greatly appreciated, but please rest assured that it won’t make your booking more expensive.  Instead, it actually helps us give you access to the best prices and offers we can find, as well as helping to support the KrugerExplorer App and our social media activities!


All enquiries for Kruger Shalati are handled by our wonderful and carefully selected partner Danielle Sheedy of Safari Creators, and she can help with all your Kruger and other African travel requirements.



© 2021 Explorer Apps Ltd

  • Instagram icon
  • Facebook Social Icon
  • App icon - 1024px transparent
AppStore logo.png
App icon mock up.png