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Named after Colonel Stephenson Hamilton, who was instrumental in establishing the world famous Kruger National Park, Hamilton's Tented Camp reflects a safari adventure of the early twentieth century, where grace and style were the epitome of luxurious living. Historically themed along the lines of a big game hunter’s camp encompassing the bygone era of the early 1900’s, Hamiltons Tented Camp allows indulgence in pure luxury, combined with the sounds and smells of the African bush. Six magnificent canvas tents, complete with teak floorboards, dreamy mosquito nets and a superb view of the seasonal river, are linked to the main lodge area by raised timber walkways amongst ancient Jackalberry trees. Uncompromising elegance and breathtaking beauty identifies Hamiltons Tented Camp with open tented lounge, butler service and personalised cuisine.All tented suites have a romantic slipper bath and outdoor shower overlooking the Ngwenyeni Dam, private veranda, air conditioning and an intercom service.Spa treatments are available in the privacy of your room. Safaris in 4x4 vehicles, bird watching, self drive in the Kruger National Park and guided safari walks by prior arrangement.Children over the age of 8 years are welcome and are accommodated in their own room. The camp is situated in a malaria area. Gate entry fees are applicable and charged per person per day.
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Arathusa Safari Lodge Airport19 km
Ngala Airfield39 km
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Hamilton's Tented Camp was part of a 2 week trip we did around South Africa with our two 18 and 19 year old daughters, and I have to say that it was the highlight of our trip. It felt like we had been transported back...More

Thank Pinkmissy101
Response from inkbos737, Public Relations Manager at Hamiltons Tented CampResponded 3 days ago

Dear Pinkmissy101 - Thank you for sharing your impressions of Hamiltons Tented Camp here on TripAdvisor. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay, and we very much hope you will visit Hamiltons again, the nect time that you come to South Africa.

Reviewed 6 days ago

We recently stayed at Hamilton's Tented Camp to enjoy a friends 40th birthday, and it such a treat! From the minute we arrived we felt like we received the royal treatment. The staff even baked a cake for us. Our favourite part was sitting on...More

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Response from inkbos737, Public Relations Manager at Hamiltons Tented CampResponded 5 days ago

Dear Paradise51658600837 - Thank you for posting your review of Hamiltons Tented Camp here on TripAdvisor. We're thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your stay, and we're honoured that you would recommend Hamiltons to future travellers - thank you.

Reviewed 6 days ago

My partner and I stayed at Hamiltons Tented Camp and absolutely loved our time there. It was extremely romantic with colonial decor, that made us feel as if we were in the Out of Africa movie. The staff were so friendly and helpful, and never...More

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Response from inkbos737, Public Relations Manager at Hamiltons Tented CampResponded 5 days ago

Dear Journey33220237636 - Thank you for sharing your impressions of your stay at Hamiltons Tented Camp. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay - we also very much hope you will visit again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't recommend this place enough. We stayed for four nights for the first part of our honeymoon trip to South Africa and it was just perfect. From the minute we arrived to the moment we left everything was fantastic. The service from all the...More

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Response from inkbos737, Public Relations Manager at Hamiltons Tented CampResponded 5 days ago

Dear adampsunderland - Congratulations on your honeymoon - we're honoured that you chose to spend part of your special holiday at Hamiltons Tented Camp, and delighted to hear how much you enjoyed every aspect of your stay. We very much look forward to welcoming you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I believe I had a similar encounter as the person below. I booked Hamiltons Tented Camp as part of my honeymoon. Booked and paid for (in full!) on in August. Received communications from the property in late October that I had to pay basically double...More

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Response from inkbos737, Public Relations Manager at Hamiltons Tented CampResponded 1 week ago

Dear Jacqui, Thank you for your feedback and please accept our sincere regret for the system error and the subsequent inconvenience to you. This was entirely out of our control and we have done our best to contact any affected parties. I believe that you...More

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Hi - Marcelle (and other potential bookers and most importantly the attention of hotel management)- Thanks for alerting that you too have experienced this. I have been contacted by the hotel today- 2 months(!!!) after my reservation was confirmed and paid for. If there is a problem with a booking you do not leave it 2 months after booking to raise it when all the other arrangements ie flights from the UK and all the other hotels and flights in an itinerary have been made for a group of people. For two months they have had my payment in full. If you value your reputation as a high quality 5 star experience you should value your guests and honour reservations especially after so much time has elapsed. It does ask questions regarding internal organisation and staff if an error that has these implications is not picked up but also that the hotel then makes it the guests problem rather than resolving it with the booking system provider and their internal personnel and management. The hotel management needs to address it with the third party, resolve any error for compensation, not the guest. If you go into a store and buy a TV on offer you dont then have the store phone you two months later and ask you for more money or they take the TV back and think thats acceptable. Just not a 5 star approach - considering they have caused the problem, not managed it and then are parking a much bigger problem at the guests door and not taking responsibility for it. I think they would do well to think of the worth of their reputation (as otherwise they will get a number of similar reviews) and concentrate on making sure this does not happen again and that they have the right management in place to pick up a problem quicker than two months later. Hotel booking should be in real time and if payment is received you have made a contract with them that they have responsibility to honour. I am a seasoned traveller and have stayed at many 5 star and boutique properties so I know what I am looking for. In this case I spent many hours searching and comparing lodges, reviews and prices to book this. Now two months later there isn't the same availability and as an organiser of a group celebrating a big birthday (ie a special trip) I will now have to go back and do this all over again when prices have increased and our arrangements aren't amendable as we have a whole itinerary -including internal flights specific to this stay. The impact is significant. This issue should not be addressed by reservations staff this needs to be addressed by the Hotel management. I have not posted a similar review yet as I hoping that this will be resolved satisfactorily once feedback has been received and the matter has been escalated appropriately. Basically I feel dumped on by THEIR problem, If you advertise being 5 star then that has to be reflected throughout, earned and delivered.
9 November 2018|
Response from CSWalker71 | Property representative |
Good Afternoon, I believe that our team have been dealing with the system problem that has resulted in your frustrating experience. Please accept our deepest apologies and assurance that we will endeavor to ensure an... More
28 September 2018|
Response from inkbos737 | Property representative |
Hi robalveston - Thanks for your question: the simple answer is that nobody in KNP is allowed to use completely open vehicles as this is against the National Park rules and regulations. Private reserves outside the KNP... More
Room Tips
"Just don't go there"
1 week ago
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"Room 1 has a wonderful view of the water hole. Room 6 is the furthest away, with the thrill of raw Africa..."
3 weeks ago
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"I would recommend Tent's 1 or 2 for the best views"
03 Oct 2018
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"Room 1, 2 & 3 are the best for animal viewing & are closest to the main building. All are great but..."
24 Sep 2018
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