Overview of Kruger Shalati

Kruger Shalati is set in an iconic location with awe-inspiring views of the celebrated Kruger National Park. Permanently stationed, it is a lovingly converted train that pays homage to the first visitors to Kruger National Park in 1920, making it a one-of-a-kind experience.

The Kruger Shalati is surrounded by over 15,000 hectares of exclusive wilderness in the southern sector of the Kruger National Park. The rooms have sophisticated African-styled interiors inspired by the bush and wooden decks connect the suites onto the Selati Bridge. The Sabie River is filled with crocodiles and hippos, and buffalos and elephants can be seen coming to the riverside to drink, all from the privacy of your luxurious accommodation.

The emphasis at the Kruger Shalati is on an immersive wildlife experience, and the trained rangers freely share their bush and game knowledge on daily game drives and bush walks. This will be a popular destination for honeymooners and families alike, catering for a diverse range of preferences – whether you are seeking relaxation by the shaded pool, high teas and spa treatments, or an active holiday engaged in game viewing.

Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • Game drives and bush walks in search of Africa’s Big Five
  • Contemporary African design celebrating local arts & crafts
  • Safari dining at its finest
  • Sophisticated high teas in the bush
  • Decadent spa treatments
Game drives

Game drives

Rooms at Kruger Shalati

Unwind and relax, in your own private luxury
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  • Kruger Shalati Accommodation, South Africa | Go2Africa

    Carriage - Double Room

    Each room has a king-sized bed, complimented by pure cotton linens and an en-suite bathroom (with shower and bath). Magnificent views are accentuated by floor-to-ceiling glass walls. They also feature a small lounge area with a Juliet balcony as well as a fully stocked mini bar, air-conditioning and butler service.

    Other Rooms

    The Bridge House Luxury Suite has a large open plan interleading dining and lounge area off the bedroom. The suite has direct access to the Selati Bridge where you can watch wildlife from your deck.

    The Bridge House Family Suite is perfect for travelling families, comfortably sleeping up to six people and welcomes children of all ages. The suite has interleading spaces in an open plan setting. It has direct access to the bridge.

    The Bridge House Honeymoon Suite is a two-sleeper room that stretches out onto a private deck with a splash pool and intimate garden. The suite also features an outdoor shower for further immersion into the natural setting.

    General Facilities

    The Kruger Shalati is combines history and modernity, re-inventing an old train with local arts and a luxury feel. Enjoy drinks at the bar and diverse dining experiences either from the comfort of your suite or at one of the many restaurants to choose from. The pool is a perfect place to cool off whilst watching the crocodiles sunbathe in the Sabie River below. Your comfort is guaranteed with conveniences including laundry services and complimentary Wi-Fi

    Air conditioning

    Air conditioning

    Laundry service

    Laundry service





    Swimming pool

    Swimming pool

    Viewing deck

    Viewing deck

    Wi-Fi available

    Wi-Fi available


    The Kruger Shalati leaves you spoilt for choice with formal and casual dining options. Whether you are looking for a three-course dining experience or a snack on the go, options are endless during your stay. Enjoy a safari fine dining experience at 3638 Restaurant, with its world-class cuisine based on African tastes and local favourites. Sip a sundowner at the Round 9 Bar and connect with friends and family after a day spent out in wilderness. This bar is fully stocked and open every evening to indulge in the recollection of the day over your favourite drink.

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