Kruger Shalati

Permanently stationed on the historically-rich Selati Bridge above the Sabie River in the iconic Kruger National Park, Kruger Shalati offers 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 is positioned.

The train accommodation offers 31 rooms, consisting of 24 carriage rooms and 7 bridge house rooms, each of which is designed to ensure breathtaking views and comfort. Each room is designed with local art and crafts to celebrate Africa's beautiful designs. Aligned with the floor level of the train lies a deck with a pool, offering guests the unique experience of taking a dip while watching crocodiles, hippos and elephants just meters below.  Experience the Kruger, suspended over the Sabie River.

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!

Train carriage rooms

(24 ROOMS)

These rooms are located on the Selati Bridge overlooking the Sabie River below. Each room has a king-sized bed (which can be converted to twin beds) and en suite bathroom (with shower and bath) with magnificent views through ceiling-to-floor glass walls. There's a small lounge area with a Juliet balcony, as well as all the modern convenience to ensure a fuss-free stay. These include a fully-stocked mini-bar, air-con, WiFi and butler service. Access to these rooms are via a walkway on the bridge.

Bridge House


The Bridge House rooms are land-based, family friendly rooms. (coming soon)

Game Drives

Two complimentary game drives (morning and evening) are offered to guests daily.


Guests are noticing that some rarely sighted birds are being spotted in and around the Shalati area. This includes a crowned eagle that one guest managed to see from his room. Other birds often seen in the area are dark capped bulbuls, tawny flanked prinia, blue waxbills and the majestic bush shrike.

Find out more about Kruger Shalati, HERE