Kruger Shalati is a tourism and hospitality product which has luxury accommodation housed inside a restored and reimagined stationary train on the disused Selati railway bridge over the Sabie River at Skukuza, Kruger National Park.
The offering includes 24 rooms (48 beds) in train carriages, one lounge carriage with bar and deck and pool and seven land-based rooms in the Bridge House (one of which is a honeymoon suite), right next to the train, overlooking the river and the train on the bridge. All rooms offer guests a luxury experience, accompanied by fine dining and other leisure experiences onsite, such as daily game drives.
It is the first of its kind, not only in South Africa but in the world, and it pays homage to the guests who explored the park nearly 100 years ago, using the very same railway. The name has its origins in the history of Chief Warrior Shalati, who lived near this river in the region of Skukuza and ruled over the Tebula tribe.
Only one of its kind in the world
Includes game drives
Breathtaking views from the Selati Bridge