Hamiltons Tented Camp

Hamiltons Tented Camp

Hamiltons Tented Rd, Kruger National Park 1350 South Africa
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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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Free parking
Wifi
Pool
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Massage
Adults only
Secured parking
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Shuttle bus service
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
Butler service
Laundry service
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Bathrobes
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Private balcony
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Hamiltons Tented Rd, Kruger National Park 1350 South Africa
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Arathusa Safari Lodge Airport
20.3 km
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Londolozi Aerodrome
26.7 km
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SandyM053 wrote a review Jan 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa256 contributions144 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was not our first visit to Hamiltons, and once again, our expections were exceeded by the staff of this establishment. Staff are professional, friendly and they go out of their way to ensure that all your requirements are met. Tents are large (& airconditioned), well equipted and the outdoor shower something special. Food at Hamiltons is exceptional and the Chef ensures that all your dietary requirements are met. Our ranger was extremely knowledgeable and went out of his way to ensure that our viewing experience was memorable, but always taking the animals into consideration (this is something which we as a family admire).

Our sincere thanks to everyone at Hamiltons for ensuring a memorable staff.
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Date of stay: December 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Tent 1 or 2
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Response from Nick Galpine, Agency / Consultant at Hamiltons Tented Camp
Responded 25 Jan 2021
Dear SandyM053, thank you for your glowing review. We are thrilled your enjoyed your experience at Hamiltons Tented Camp and look forward to welcoming you back on your next stay! Kind regards, The Hamiltons Team
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Tracy C wrote a review Jan 2022
Gillitts, South Africa96 contributions32 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The camp is laid out along a small dam, with each suite and the main lodge connected by wooden walkways. The colonial decor adds an element of opulence, but was not overwhelming. The slipper bath had an outside view, and the outdoor shower was a lovely experience. The simple food was delicious, and fresh and generous quantities. A limited wine selection, but what was on offer was decent. The birdlife in the area is really good. The rooms are equipped with AC and hair dryer which worked well but be reminded that there is no mobile phone signal at all for most of the concession and area of the Kruger that the guides traverse.
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Date of stay: January 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Hayley Knight, Agency / Consultant at Hamiltons Tented Camp
Responded 10 Jan 2022
Dear tracyleecampbell, thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted you enjoyed your experience at Hamiltons Tented Camp and hope to welcome you back in the not too distant future. Kind regards, The Hamiltons Team
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Zanta Du Plessis wrote a review Aug 2022
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
I don’t write a lot of reviews…but when I do, it is because I was sincerely humbled and amazed by what I experienced.

Our 3 day visit to Hamiltons Tented camp definitely requires writing a raving review.

The accommodation is beautifully decorated, spacious, comfortable, elegant, neat, well kept and is reminiscent of the age of silverware and crystal glasses.

The lodge is nestled alongside a dam that attracts so many interesting animals over and above the game drives. From Elephants swimming with only their trunks sticking out, a herd of waterbuck rushing through to the other side, to baboons and bush bucks playing together, just to name a few. The last night, as we drove back to the lodge, 8 lions came walking towards us!

The food was amazing!!! I promise you won’t ever get hungry and every meal and bite tops the previous! The wine selection is carefully curated and consist of a superior selection of complementing wines.

Last but not least and probably the most important, is the hearts of the management and staff. Never have I experienced such kindness, caring and pride taken before.

I salute Hamiltons tented camp for the beautiful gem it is…

THANK YOU for making these 3 days SO memorable!!!

You have left precious ‘tracks’ in our hearts and minds. We will see you again!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Hayley Knight, Agency / Consultant at Hamiltons Tented Camp
Responded 02 Sept 2022
Dear zantad2022, thank you for your glowing review. We love that you enjoyed every moment of your Hamiltons tented Camp safari experience and hope to be able to welcome you back in the near future. Kind regards, The Hamiltons Team
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Anita wrote a review Jul 2023
87 contributions12 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Hamilton's Tented Camp was our third stop on our safari adventures this year. The facilities were beautiful, decorated in a by-gone era decor and located on the banks of a river. The camp only has six rooms and each room has its own private splash pool. The wait staff and the. manager were always very friendly and helpful if we needed anything.
Before our arrival, we had to let the staff know if we any dietary restrictions. I have a nut allergy and this was made known before our arrival and was discussed as we checked into the camp. I had to refuse and return food on 3 different meals, because the food contained nuts. The manage reminded the kitchen staff again, but I was still brought food that contained nuts.
At this camp, the game drivers had to stay in the roadways and could not drive off road to follow any of the animals that were spotted. This was kind of disappointing as far as viewing the animals. On our last game drive we came across an elephant in musk and he was not a happy fella. Instead of being cautious with the approach, the game driver revved up the engine and drove toward him, backed up and did it again, then raced around the elephant. I and another lodge guest were extremely uncomfortable and frightened by this action. Maybe the driver knew what he was doing, maybe he didn't; but I have always heard never drive toward an angry elephant. Hamilton's tented camp has luxurious, private rooms, but the bad out-weighed the good at this camp for me.
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Date of stay: June 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: If you are looking for a safari where the drivers can drive off road, then this camp is not for...
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Response from Hayley Knight, Agency / Consultant at Hamiltons Tented Camp
Responded 03 Jul 2023
Dear Anita, thank you so much for taking the time to submit a review of your stay at Hamiltons Tented Camp. Thank you for the feedback on the kitchen staff and the game driver, we apologize for the inconvenience caused and can understand your disappointment. We take customer feedback seriously and will use this as an opportunity to improve in the future. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind Regards, The Hamiltons Tented Camp Team
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freddiehall75 wrote a review Sept 2020
Polokwane, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just a wonderful experience. My wife and i felt welcome and looked after right from the moment we put foot on soil at Hamiltons’. The food and atmosphere at especially dinner time, was wonderful. Elephants walked straight past us while we were enjoying the delicious and tastefully presented food one evening. The tent suite is from another world, we never thought that a tent can be that luxurious and the air conditioner were whisper quiet being one of the inverter types.
Being experienced safari goers we still learned quite a few new facts about the bush in the three safari drives we had and after the drive one gets this amazing welcome back at the camp.
We would dearly love to be able to visit again one day.
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Date of stay: September 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Nick Galpine, Agency / Consultant at Hamiltons Tented Camp
Responded 30 Sept 2020
Dear freddiehall75, thank you for your wonderful review. We are delighted you and your wife enjoyed your experience at Hamiltons Tented Camp and look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Kind regards, The Hamiltons Team
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RicotheGreat wrote a review Jan 2022
Cape Town Central, South Africa454 contributions192 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Arrival and departure was an event and much appreciated. The game drives were excellent, with incredible sightings and a passionate guide. Dining was superb across the board, and the rooms are well-appointed with a very peaceful setting. The staff are all willing and attentive. We loved the fact that there is no cellphone coverage. This is where it falls short, but it can be easily rectified. There are no stocked bar fridges in the rooms or kettle for tea and coffee. The kitchen is at the centre of the dining area, and the excess staff congregate and make a lot of chatter noise, which is inappropriate for the setting. On the back of this, the staff, whilst cleaning other tents, again speak extremely loudly to each other, and the noise reverberates down the riverbed and to the other tents. Also, the traffic on the service road should be rerouted whilst the guests are in camp. The noise from the road corrugations is horrendous, and there is another route that they can take. Lastly, The wine list is a shocker, both the included and excluded. All that said, it is beautiful, and hopefully, when we return....... hopefully some of these issues, if not all, are addressed.
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Date of stay: October 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Tents 1 and 2 overlook a small dam
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Pioneer521822 wrote a review Feb 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We chose to spend 3 nights at Hamiltons to celebrate our 10 year anniversary. As a local traveller, many of these lodges have been out of our price range and due to covid, we were able to treat ourselves and were so warmly welcomed and hosted during our stay. What an incredible and warm team. We loved being able to have this experience knowing that it was going towards supporting such wonderful communities built around these lodges. I loved the authenticity of the people and safari experience. No "magic" tracker or radio checklist, you drive through beautiful parts of the concession and Kruger and had a mix of quiet and incredible drives. We had incredible sightings of wild dog, big 5, fighting giraffes and birds. You appreciate how elusive animals can be in the thick bush in February and the excitement of finding life. I would go every year if I could!
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Date of stay: February 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Hayley Knight, Agency / Consultant at Hamiltons Tented Camp
Responded 01 Mar 2022
Dear Pioneer521822 - Thank you for taking the time to post your detailed review of Hamiltons Tented Camp - we're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed every aspect of your stay with us, and we do hope you will be able to visit again soon.
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Bev wrote a review Nov 2021
Benoni, South Africa1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The start of our three day break to Hamilton’s was excellent.The check in at Fed Air lounge and the staff were amazing.The flight in the 12 seater aircraft was a little daunting at times but very exciting.The transfer to the lodge well planned and executed.On arrival at the lodge there was no outside welcoming.High tea was been served but only rooibos or flavoured tea.I asked for Ceylon tea and was told they don’t have.After request to another server 2 tea bags of unknown tea origin were produced.The tea was awful with no flavour or strength.High tea it certainly wasn’t.
The tented room was nicely situated and the view splendid.No bar fridge in the room so the complimentary water was luke warm and no ice either.
The food was average.Breakfasts always the same on offer and no variation at all.Lunch menus very nice with the lighter option of a salad or sandwich available.
The supper menu had nice variety although the kudu fillet I was served the one night was off.The chef was very apologetic and said he would look into the matter.
Our game guide Nic was a real treat and made sure that he engaged with his guest continually.He went the extra mile to secure excellent sightings.He gets a 12 /10.
Price wise the lodge does not rank with a few others in the same price category.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Rinus Steyn wrote a review Mar 2020
Pretoria, South Africa9 contributions8 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Situated on the Mluwati Consssesion in the Kruger Narional Park, Hamiltons Tented Camp is a beautiful early 20th century style big game hunter camp. Everything from the units to the dinner table decorates early 1900's. Hammiltons peak trough the trees above the flood lines of the seasonal river that invites a variety of antelope and Africas famous Big 5. The wooden walkways jusy ad to the sense of adventure when you walk from your unit to the main living area. Each unit has it's own butler service, private Balcony and air conditioning. They offer guided game drives and guided safari walks or go for a self drive in the Kruger National Park.

A 1900's adventure in a modern 21st century life.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from hamerkop11, Public Relations Manager at Hamiltons Tented Camp
Responded 29 Mar 2020
Dear Thank you for sharing your thoughts on your stay at Hamiltons Tented Camp - we're happy to hear that you enjoyed your time here and we hope that you will visit again in the future.
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Christa K wrote a review Sept 2022
London, United Kingdom67 contributions31 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
My boyfriend and I stayed at Hamilton's for 3 night's and it was truly spectacular! From the moment we arrived, we were greeted with warm and friendly staff who were quick to remember our names and treat us as friends. The limited number of tents here (only 6) meant that the hotel was never above a capacity of 12 people which allowed the staff to be attentive and accommodating to our every desire.
Nick was our game driver and he was funny and engaging as well as very informative and knowledgeable with all of the animals and wildlife we saw. Ronaldo and Yan made our meal times fun and enjoyable, providing nice conversation and jokes while we ate the delicious food.
The food was cooked according to your menu choices and was different every day. The choice and amount at each meal time was plentiful; I promise you will never be left hungry while staying here!
The rooms are impeccable; tidy, spacious and well stocked with all of the amenities and beverages (both alcoholic and soft drinks), cleaned twice daily and well maintained.
As well as your game drives, the fact that the lodge is not fenced means you can expect to see wildlife roaming freely in close proximity to your room, the walkways and the restaurant area.
Thank you to all of the staff at Hamilton's for making this stay one we will never forget!
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Date of stay: September 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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Response from Hayley Knight, Agency / Consultant at Hamiltons Tented Camp
Responded 03 Nov 2022
Dear 376christak, thank you for your wonderful review. We are delighted you enjoyed your experience at Hamiltons Tented Camp and hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards, The Hamiltons Team
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Lawrence V asked a question Dec 2023
502 contributions110 helpful votes
When going on game drives is there tipping involved? If so, what is fair?
Answer from olga o
Bournemouth, United Kingdom67 contributions18 helpful votes
Yes we did a every day in the evening,200
Answer from Pascal R
Grez-Doiceau, Belgium194 contributions30 helpful votes
Hello, credit cards can be used, but if everything is paid for in advance, you don't really need them. As far as plugs are concerned, I think it's type D, but a worldwide adapter is necessary and practical.
PENNY R asked a question Feb 2022
10 contributions
Prices please
Answer from LBucceri
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
Hi PENNYR619, please visit the RESERVATION ENQUIRY tab on the official Hamiltons Tented Camp website to make a booking enquiry - thanks!
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
Hi Adrian M - Thanks for your questions! With us planning to stay late May/early June 2021, would there normally be water running in river (for that time of year)? It would be highly unlikely although not impossible depending on the amount of rainfall. We are trying to get a better understanding of the game drives, so we have a few queries: The whole concession is 10 000 hectares in size we do drives mostly on the concession but we do however move off the concession from time to time. One of the main aspects for us is the “window seats” in the 4x4’s. We understand that you have a maximum of 6 guests in your game vehicles, is this correct ? That is correct yes for Hamiltons we only allow 6 people per vehicle. o How many vehicles do you have operating at once ? Out of the whole concession and all three of the lodges we would have no more than 8 vehicles operating at a time Are your rangers able to give us photographic tips along the way - any keen photographers ? All our guides are keen photographers / not professional but definitely keen We hope this helps!
Joe H wrote a tip May 2024
Oakland, California154 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Because the lodge is unfenced and open to the wild, an escort is required to get you to and from your room after dark."
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rob L wrote a tip Feb 2024
Chatham, New York10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Go just go. This place is incredible. The wildlife at the camp alone is worth the trip. Flawless execution."
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Anita wrote a tip Jul 2023
87 contributions12 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you are looking for a safari where the drivers can drive off road, then this camp is not for you. "
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RebekahSM2 wrote a tip Oct 2022
Dublin, Ireland1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We stayed in tent number 2, would highly recommend as you can see around the corner to the wider part of the watering hole"
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Ian Parker wrote a tip Sept 2022
3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Tents all the same but number 6 is away from the others"
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PRICE RANGE
R 17,377 - R 24,846 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
South AfricaKruger National Park
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hamiltons Tented Camp
What are some of the property amenities at Hamiltons Tented Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hamiltons Tented Camp?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a desk, and a mosquito net.
What food & drink options are available at Hamiltons Tented Camp?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hamiltons Tented Camp?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hamiltons Tented Camp?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Hamiltons Tented Camp have airport transportation?
Yes, Hamiltons Tented Camp offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Hamiltons Tented Camp?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Is Hamiltons Tented Camp accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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