Stories Of The Kruger | Hamiltons Tented Camp | Kruger Park
Hamiltons Tented Camp is a beautiful luxurious private tented lodge situated in a game rich area of the Kruger National Park. The camp was named after one of the most famous wardens (The first warden of the Sabi Nature Reserve) the Kruger Park has ever had, James Stevenson-Hamilton.
The man from Dublin Ireland changed the whole aspect of conservation in what is now the Kruger National Park. Stevenson-Hamilton was nicknamed Skukuza by the Tsonga People. This means, word for word, the man who turned everything upside down – with reference to his conservation, anti-poaching and no shooting law efforts.
General Information On Hamiltons Tented Camp
The following information on Hamiltons Tented Camp was obtained from their website with permission.
Reminiscent of an Out of Africa experience, a stay at Hamiltons Tented Camp is one that will remain etched in memory, much like the contribution the lodge’s namesake, James Stevenson-Hamilton, made to the national park the camp now calls home more than a century on.
Resplendent with early 19th century nostalgia, from its old steamer trunks and pith helmets to its antique bathroom basins and hurricane lanterns, Hamiltons is a tribute to the generation whose vision has resulted in the conservation of one of Africa’s prime wilderness areas, without compromising on modern-day comforts and luxuries.
Built entirely of canvas set amidst age-old Jackalberry and Sausage trees, with high wooden platforms linking six elevated tents, Hamiltons treats guests to stunning views of the N’waswitsontso River and offers the opportunity to enjoy spectacular wildlife and birdlife sightings. Your encounter with the Kruger bush truly is up close and personal.
Hamiltons not only represents a little slice of history. It guarantees a private, exclusive bushveld escape, unfettered by unnecessary modern interruptions and authentic in every way.
Activities At Hamiltons Tented Camp
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.
Activities here include: self game-drives, guided game drives, night drives, bush walks, bush picnics, bird watching, fine dining, and a butler service.
The accommodation here is luxurious with the following amenities available in each luxury private tent:
- Private viewing deck
- Separate bath and outdoor shower
- Bathroom amenities
- Insect repellent
- Air Conditioning
- Tea and coffee-making facilities
Animal Experience At Hamiltons Tented Camp
The game is plentiful in this area. Buffalo are common, and there is a resident Lion pride in the immediate area. Wild Dogs can be seen. This is prime Big 5 country and there are a variety of animals species in this region of the Greater Kruger National Park.
Impala, Warthog, Mongoose, Kudu, Baboon, Vervet Monkey, Waterbuck and Bushbuck are all common in the area. You might be lucky enough to see one of the many Leopards that frequent the area, and Wild Dog and Cheetah, if you are really, really lucky.
Birding At Hamiltons Tented Camp
Birding is a great activity in this area. It is a great place for Bird Watchers. From the camp you can easily tick off 30 species of birds from your own private viewing deck.
The rest of the area has many bushveld bird species, and you can see the Green-winged Pytilia as well as the Black-crowned Tchagra. They are quite common, but very secretive, and you can get some great photos of them. The rainy season brings in all sorts of water birds, besides the residents of the area, and in the Summer months the bush is full of all sorts of sounds, notably the Woodland Kingfisher, one of my favourite birds. Raptors and birds of prey also frequent the area…