Luxury Kruger Shalati vacations

Kruger Shalati

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If you’re looking for one of South Africa’s, if not the world’s, most unique and awe-inspiring luxury hotels, look no further than the suspended opulence of Kruger Shalanti. Blending classical elegance with a distinctly modern flair, this is the perfect choice for those seeking a safari experience like no other.

Choose the unique charm of a Carriage Suite and enjoy Sabie River views, or take a land-based approach and opt for one of the property’s Bridge House Suites, which are a great choice for those wanting a more intimate taste of the South African bush.

The Kruger Shalati train is named after an African warrior queen of the same name. Her reign dates back to the 19th century when legend tells of her as one of the first female chiefs of the Tebula clan within the Tsonga tribe in Limpopo Province.

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  • Unique Suites
  • Elevated Pool
  • Fully Staffed
  • In-Room Spa Treatments
  • Rooftop Terrace
  • Restaurant

Homosexuality is regarded as a complex issue in much of Africa, but in South Africa it’s far easier. South Africa is the unofficial gay capital of Africa and you’ll find Africa’s biggest LGBTQ+ community in Cape Town.

Cape Town boasts a vibrant and open LGBTQ scene centered in lively neighborhoods like De Waterkant. Find buzzing nightclubs, cafes, beaches, and cultural events catering to the LGBTQ community. Cape Town prides itself on diversity and self-expression.

Same-sex marriage has been legal since 2006, and LGBTQ+ people are protected from discrimination by the constitution. However, negative social attitudes can persist in some rural areas of South Africa, so it’s wise to be cautious when heading outside of major cities.


Carriage Suites offer breathtaking views of the majestic Sabie River from a luxurious converted train, complete with African-inspired decor and local artistry. Enjoy unparalleled swimming adventures with animals like crocodiles, hippos, buffaloes, and elephants right below the elevated pool and deck.

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Perfect for romantic getaways, special occasions, or even the entire family – the Bridge House Suites provides an unforgettable experience of being completely in touch with nature. There is also an exclusive honeymoon suite available for couples looking for more privacy and intimacy.

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Jaike Rowe

Jaike Rowe

Luxury Travel Expert

"There's no better way to appreciate the natural world than by taking part in a South African safari. You'll have the chance to see the Big Five whilst never compromising when it comes to luxury. "

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Luke Matthewman

Luke Matthewman

Luxury Travel Expert

"The cosmopolitan hub of Cape Town is often overlooked as a fantastic travel destination. It has a palpably vibrant character and a flourishing food scene. I'd recommend it to anyone wanting to experience something completely different. "

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