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FAST FACTS
LOCATIONSkukuza, The Kruger National Park, South AfricaPOOLYes
BIG 5 GAME RESERVEYesSPAIn room treatments
OFF ROADNoAIRCONYes
CAMP FENCEDYesCELLPHONE SIGNALYes
CHILD POLICYNo children under 12 yrs allowed at Kruger Shalati Train on the Bridge. Children of all Ages Welcome at the Bridge House.MALARIA AREAYes
WHEELCHAIR FRIENDLYYes - Kruger Shalati Bridge HouseWI-FIYes


UNIQUE SELLING POINTS
  • Unique Experience of the Kruger, suspended over the Sabie River.
  • One of the most anticipated and exciting new offerings coming to the iconic Kruger National Park, South Africa. 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 in Skukuza on the historically-rich Selati Bridge above the Sabie River, Kruger Shalati will offer the most unique luxury accommodation in a re-envisioned train
  • Offering 31 rooms, consisting of 24 train carriage rooms and 7 Bridge House rooms, all of which will provide a deeply visceral experience, tailored for immersive comfort.
  • The glass-walled, large train rooms allow for infinite views along the length of the majestic Sabie River
  • 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!




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DATE ROOM TYPE RATES RULES
14 December 2020 - 31 March 2021 Train on the Bridge from R 3,500 per person per night sharing B&B Launch Special Offer - max 2 night stay - includes accommodation & breakfast daily.
Limited Special offer for bookings made before 31 August 2020.
*on request and subject to availability
Train on the Bridge from R 4,950 per person per night sharing All Inclusive Launch Special Offer - max 3 night stay - see inclusions listed below.
Limited Special offer for bookings made before 31 August 2020.
*on request and subject to availability
01 April - 31 May 2021 Train on the Bridge from R 7,720 per person per night sharing All inclusive Special Rate for advance bookings
Due to the COVID-19 lockdown, Kruger Shalati experienced a delay in construction. The Train on the Bridge is now expected to open early in December 2020 with bookings currently being accepted for travel from 14 December 2020.

*please note - surcharges will apply on all rates and special offers for bookings over peak holiday periods, long weekends, public holidays & Valentines Day/Weekend. 

ALL INCLUSIVE RATE INCLUSIONS
• Accommodation
• All meals - dinner, breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, game drive snacks
• House beverages (alcoholic & non-alcoholic)
• Minibar
• One game drive daily (AM or PM)
• Valet Service
SINGLE ACCOMMODATION
• All inclusive rate - there will be a supplement of 50% on the per person sharing rate for single accommodation.
• No single accommodation on the bed & breakfast rate.
CHILD POLICY
• No children under 12 years allowed at The Train on the Bridge.
• Children 12 years an under can only be accommodated at Kruger Shalati Bridge House.
• Children aged 0 - 1 years will be accommodated free of charge when sharing with parents at Kruger Shalati Bridge House .
• Children 2 -12 years of age will be pay 50% of the adult sharing rate at Kruger Shalati Bridge House.
• Children over the age of 12 years pay the full adult rate.
ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES
• Game drives
• Spa (outsourced)
• Golf (outsourced)
IMPORTANT NOTES
• Unless otherwise stated, all rates listed above are based on a minimum 2 night stay. Surcharges may apply for a 1 night booking.
• Rates quoted are only applicable to South African Residents. Special discounted rates for International Residents are available on request.
• Rates exclude a 1% community levy to be prepaid and will be added to the invoice at the time of booking. Subject to change and valid until further notice.
• Rates exclude a Conservation fee of R 105 per person, payable directly at the lodge and subject to change.



INFORMATION
GETTING THERE
5-6 hours drive from Johannesburg
10 minutes drive from Skukuza Airport
Daily scheduled flights from Johannesburg or Cape Town & Nelspruit to Skukuza Airport
 
ACCOMMODATION
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. 
 
LODGE FEATURES
 
Train hotel
Bridge suspended over the sabie river
Arrival and reception / lounge area on land next to the bridge 
Dining room adjacent to reception
 
ROOM  FEATURES
 
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. 
 
TRAVELLERS TIPS
 
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. 
 
 
 



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