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ACCESSIBLE SAFARI LODGE
Ximuwu is located in the Klaserie, a private game reserve that forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park. We are conveniently situated 10km ( 6 miles) from Hoedspruit airport where guests can fly from both Cape Town and Johannesburg. Upon your arrival we will be waiting to greet you in a fully equip and wheelchair accessible shuttle that will lift you to out lodge.
At Ximuwu we are proud to offer our guests a wheelchair accessible safari experience, without limitations. Of the four bedroom suites on offer there are two that are entirely wheelchair accessible. Each of the large suites are equip with height adjustable beds and a bathroom that is carefully designed for a wheelchair to move around with ease. The shower is fully accessible by wheelchair and the sinks are at the perfect height for a wheelchair to slide under. There are large sliding doors opening onto an obstacle free patio that boasts both privacy and tranquility looking out over the reserve. There is even an outside shower designed for a wheelchair to roll into effortlessly - should you wish to experience the wonder of showering in nature.
The communal areas of the lodge have been designed with the same care and consideration. We like to think there is no area in the lodge that cannot be enjoyed by a person in a wheelchair. This includes sitting at our bar, taking a dip in the pool or simply enjoying an evening by our outside fireplace.
As for the safari experience, we have taken great pride in making sure no one is left behind. We have designed an open safari vehicle that allows our guests to sit alongside their loved ones by mechanically lifting you effortlessly into a secure chair designed for your comfort and safety.
What’s more is our photography hide that not only offers state of the art equipment to capture the perfect image, but also allows a wheelchair to roll right in. Our guests will be at ground level and at arms length to the animals that drink at the waterhole in front of the hide – all the while oblivious to your presence.
Ximuwu is proud to offer wonderful dining experiences for our guests. From bush dinners out in the reserve to family feasts at the lodge or in your room, our passionate chef along with the rest of our team are here to make sure everyone is included. Not to mention our beautifully stocked wine cellar that allows wheelchair bound guests to be lifted up to enjoy a drink before or after your meal. Cheers!
Activities that makes us special
Game drives in open vehicle: special sliding bucket seats with footrest and safety straps for easy access create that unique safari experience.
Photo-hide: We have created two accessible-photo hides at our water holes to shoot stunning pictures of our birds and wildlife at arms length distance.
Bush diners: Wherever our passionate chef decides to serve her mouth-watering meals, in the bush, in the restaurant, at the deck or in their rooms our wheelchair guests can participate.
Bar: We even have two barstools with lift to get you at our bar to enjoy a cocktail, a glass of excellent wine or any other drink with your friends and family.
Thoughtfully designed to encompass modern luxury and the natural surroundings, Ximuwu is a space to soak in the tranquility of the bush veld, re-engange your senses and relax. Enjoy uninterrupted views of the waterhole from the comfort of your suite or with a sundowner in hand in the company go family and friends
Ximuwu shuttle bus with swivel seat
Ximuwu wheelchair access to shower
Ximuwu easy access gameviewer
Main lodge gallery
Culinary delights 2
Culinary delights 3
Giford at work