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Hamiltons Lodge & Restaurant

Riverside Farm, R570 Malelane Gate Road, Malelane


Kruger National Park – 500m

Just 500m from the Lodge, the world-renowned Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa. Established in 1898 to protect the wildlife of the South African Lowveld, this national park of nearly 2 million hectares is unrivalled in the diversity of its life forms and a world leader in advanced environmental management techniques and policies.

Gates Open:

05:30 October – March
6:00 April – September

Gates Close:

18:30 November-February
18:00 March / April / August / September / October
17:30 May – July

Conservation fees:

SDAC nationals – (Passport required) - R152.00 pp
Standard (Tourist -ect) - R304.00 pp

• Cost are subject to change without prior notice, approximate guideline only

Morning Bush Walks – Kruger National Park

Guests will be collected from the Lodge as the gate opens. The walk itself is relaxed, accompanied by experienced armed guides who will share their knowledge and explain the natural wonders uncounted. This is a wonderful way to experience the marvels of the African Bush. The duration is approximately 3 hours and includes a light snack.

No children under 13 years of age – Maximum of 8 guests permitted.

What to wear: Comfortable walking shoes or boots, clothing applicable to weather conditions and seasons.


Open Vehicle Safaris – Kruger National Park

Guests will be collected from the Lodge. Your knowledgeable guide will take you into Kruger in a specialized open safari vehicle which will enhance your game viewing and provide the best unrestricted vantage point.

No Children under 6 years of age

Sunrise: Depart 05:30 (aprox 3hours)
Sunset: Depart 17:30 (approximately 3 hours )

Half and Full day Safaris can be arrange or tailor made to your requirements.

Guided Tiger and Bass Fishing - Komatipoort

A must for all fishermen and woman! The Komati River and local dams are renowned for their fish size and abundance. Craig Maclean can tailor make a package for you, generally start early in the morning and finish before lunch. Contact Craig +27(79)1866423

Geotrail – Barberton

The Barberton Makhonjwa Geotrail has a series of beautifully landscaped lay-bys at sites of geological interest and uses information-rich illustrated panels to reveal the significance of the Barberton Greenstone Belt in every-day language and concepts. This Geotrail is a bucket list candidate and has something to enjoy for everyone from families on leisure breaks to geology enthusiasts. The Geotrail takes you on a journey into a past — more than 3 billion years ago.

Can be explored as self-drive or guided tour. Duration is approximately 6 hours.


On our doorstep - We are situated between Leopard Creek Country Club, the finest golf course in the country and the 9 hole Malelane Country Club. Other Courses nearby include Kombaku Golf Club in Komatipoort where antelope share the fairways and Nelspruit Golf Club the home of the annual Jock of the Bushveld Festival of Golf.

Mozambique Day Tour - Maputo

Mozambique’s historical, cultural and scenic tour is a three-in-one experience. The tour takes you through the fascinating city, drive along the famous palm-lined avenue along the beachfront.

Depart: 06:30
Return: approximately 17:30

Note: Passports essential – visas may be required for specific nationalities

Matsamo Cultural Village

Matsamo Cultural Village - Swaziland Border

The Swazi Cultural Village is vibrant! You will be welcomed by traditional folk songs, African rhythmic dance with authentic African instruments as well as traditional Swazi Cuisine.

Can be explored as self-drive or guided - approximately 45 km drive from the Lodge.

Note: Passports are not required

Contact phone number: +27 (0) 13 781 0578
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Swaziland Day Tour - Swaziland

It is difficult not to fall in love with the lush fertile valleys and magnificent mountain scenery, or the warm, welcoming people of Swaziland. Your adventure can takes you over the Maguga Dam Wall where you will be able to visit the Nsangwini Rock Art and bushman paintings nestled in the rock shelters above the Komati River. Accusable is also the oldest mine on earth where ochre was excavated by the ancient San people. For those more inclined to the finer more creative side life, Swaziland offers beautiful crafts and a visit to the Ngwenya Glass factory is a must.

Full day – Self-drive or guided tours can be arranged usually departing at 07:00 returning at 17:00.


Jane Goodall Institute – Chimpanzee Eden – Nelspruit

Chimpanzees are fascinating and engaging creatures. This is the first and only sanctuary of its kind in South Africa, where up-close studies are done in this semi-wild environment. It is an amazing and heart-warming experience.

There is a restaurant on site where you can enjoy a meal.

Nelspruit is approximately 1 hour drive from the Lodge

Tours are conducted daily, except on Christmas Day, at 10:00, 12:00 and 14:00 and last approximately 45 minutes duration


Note: Neither Hamiltons, its owners or staff can be held responsible in any way for any loss or damage to property, or injuries of any nature to guests. All activities are entirely at guests own risk!

All activities are subject to availability, and details can change without prior notice. To avoid disappointment it is advisable to book activities in advance.

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