5-6 hours drive from Johannesburg
10 minutes drive from Skukuza Airport
Daily scheduled flights from Johannesburg or Cape Town & Nelspruit to Skukuza Airport
24 x Rooms at The Train on the Bridge
7 x Rooms at The Bridge House
ABOUT KRUGER SHALATI – TRAIN ON THE BRIDGE
Kruger Shalati: A perfect combination of Africa’s most breathtaking natural splendours with well-deserved luxuries aboard a newly refurbished train that’s reminiscent of African excellence.
Permanently stationed on the historically-rich 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, the train would park overnight in the exact spot where Kruger Shalati will be positioned.
Offering 31 rooms, consisting of 24 carriage rooms and 7 Bridge House rooms, all of which will 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 journey of discovery with nature in the most extraordinary way imaginable.
Immersing guests in the comfort of an Afro-chic boutique hotel experience, the train itself will offer 24 en-suite rooms able to sleep 48 guests, with another 7 rooms in adjacent Kruger Shalati Bridge House accommodating 14 beds on land next to the bridge. All rooms will offer guests a high-star rating luxury experience, and will be accompanied by fine dining and other leisure experiences on site.
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. High above the riverbanks, aligned with the floor level of the train, will lie our bespoke deck with pool, offering a swimming experience unlike any other – with crocodile, hippos, buffalos and elephants greeting guests meters below – a vista unlike any other!
Thought-provoking, unique design is core to our offering, but the holistic experience is centred around our human-ness, our cultural nuances, the people involved in the making of every element, and ultimately the kindness with which we receive our guests.
ABOUT THE ACCOMMODATION
Accommodation comprises of 24 Train Rooms and 7 Bridge house room, complete with King size beds, ensuite bathrooms with both bath & showers as well as separate enclosed toilet.
ABOUT THE AREA
Based in the heart of the iconic Kruger National Park, where nearly 2 million hectares of unrivaled diversity of life forms fuses with historical and archaeological sights - this is real Africa. The world-renowned Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa. Kruger Shalati – the train on the bridge is situated just outside Skukuza rest camp, the hub of activity in the Kruger Park.
• Train hotel
• Bridge suspended over the sabie river
• Arrival and reception / lounge area on land next to the bridge
• Dining room adjacent to reception
• Super king beds – can be set up in 2 x ¾ twin configuration.
• Luxurious bath and shower
• Mini bar
• Electronic Safe in each room
• Lounge area
• Train on the bridge has Juliet balconies; bridge house has a patio space for lounging.
• We recommend comfortable and relaxed clothing, keeping in mind that Skukuza is warm year-round, a jersey for winter evenings, sunhat and sunglasses advisable.
• Comfortable shoes advisable, hiking boots recommended if guests plan on going on a walking safari.