Permanently stationed on the historically rich Selati Bridge, above the scenic Sabie River, Kruger Shalati affords an elevated experience with luxury accommodation and unparalleled views in a re-envisioned train. It is the first of its kind, not only in South Africa but in the world – paying homage to travellers who explored Kruger National Park nearly 100 years ago.
The refurbished train celebrates the original old Selati railway bridge at Skukuza Camp, where Kruger National Park’s first warden, James Steven-Hamilton, welcomed visitors in the early 1920s. When it was time for bed, these same guests would return to the train for much needed sleep before it moved on to its next destination the following day. Now, re-imagined to offer more than just a good night’s rest, Kruger Shalati provides a perfect blend of spectacular natural splendours with well-deserved luxuries in a style that’s reminiscent of African excellence.
The train’s glass walls allow for infinite views along the length of the majestic Sabie River while the bespoke pool deck offers a swimming experience unlike any other – with crocodile, hippos, buffalos and elephants greeting guests meters below. 24 Carriage Rooms and seven Bridge House rooms provide a deeply visceral experience, tailored for immersive comfort. Whether you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind adventure, an enthralling break or to simply immerse yourself in earth’s finest creations, Kruger Shalati looks forward to welcoming you on a historic journey of natural discovery in the most extraordinary way imaginable.