Wine, Wildlife and World-Class Luxury

Have you ever dreamed of experiencing the very best of these all at one destination?

Picture yourself surrounded by the finest South African wines, expertly paired with delectable cuisine, all enjoyed beneath a star-studded sky. In the distance, the majestic roar of a lion punctuates the stillness, adding to the wonder of the luxurious train poised on the historic Sabie Bridge. That is what life is like at Kruger Shalati.

We’ve curated exceptional wines from the Cape Winelands, ensuring your next wine tasting is the perfect blend of world-class flavours and the breathtaking wildlife of Kruger National Park. This unique pairing of wine and wildlife creates an unparalleled experience for the palate, where the rich flavours of the wines are complemented by the stunning natural beauty and diverse wildlife surrounding you.

Imagine for a moment – sipping a robust Pinotage while watching elephants at the waterhole or enjoying a crisp Chenin Blanc as the sun sets over the savanna. It’s a sensory pleasure that will make your stay truly unforgettable.

If you sincerely appreciate fine wine, ask to see our exceptional list of wines. Explore the unoaked and oaked varieties in Chardonnay. A connoisseur’s choice on the unoaked Chardonnay side would be the Bouchard Finlayson Sans Barrique from the Hemel en Aarde Valley. It offers a refreshing, sleek, and refined complexity of white peach, nectarine, and pear flavours. Or try the Bruce Jack Reserve Wooded Chardonnay with its complex nose of pear, peach, clementine, a touch of cep mushrooms, and freshly buttered toast. The palate presents apricot, pear, and a hint of basil, delicately framed in some vanilla oak. Delving into a hearty Shiraz is always a beautiful option with the lovely winter months. Our recommendation – The Cape of Good Hope Syrah – features aromatics of fynbos and herbaceous ties, with subtle oak tannins complementing the plum and light peppery notes.

South Africa’s wine industry is renowned for its quality and diversity, with a rich history spanning over 350 years. The country’s unique geography, characterised by varied climates and soil types, is crucial in producing world-class wines.

Adding to this extraordinary experience is the world-class, luxurious train accommodation uniquely perched on the historic Sabie Bridge. This marks a world first – staying in a luxury carriage suite suspended over a river. The carriage suite offers the ultimate luxury, complete with floor-to-ceiling windows providing breathtaking views. Picture yourself indulging in a glass of wine while soaking in a bubble bath, gazing out at the serene river below as hippos bask lazily in the sun on the sandy riverbank.

At Kruger Shalati, we offer more than just outstanding wine and luxurious accommodation; we also provide the best guides to lead you on game drives twice daily. Game viewing is particularly rewarding in winter when the bush thins out, enhancing visibility. Whether you’re a bird enthusiast, searching for the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, and rhinoceros), or discovering the Little Five (the elephant shrew, ant lion, leopard tortoise, buffalo weaver, and rhino beetle), our expert guides are dedicated to showcasing the wonders of the Kruger National Park.

Combining fine wine, incredible wildlife sightings, and world-class accommodation creates an unparalleled adventure at Kruger Shalati. It’s not just a stay; it’s an unforgettable journey that encapsulates the essence of luxury, natural beauty, and wildlife wonders.