Thebe Tourism Group plans to open its Kruger Shalati Train in December 2019.

The Train will permanently rest on the original tracks of the old Selati railway bridge at Skukuza Camp, overlooking the Sabie River. This is where the KNP’s first warden, James Steven-Hamilton, welcomed visitors nearly 100 years ago.

An external walkway attached to the bridge structure, allows the Kruger Shalati rooms to be much larger than the expected.

An old block-house next to the bridge will be used as the base for an innovative pool deck designed with an overhanging pool meters above the river where travellers can, hopefully, catch a glimpse of the Big 5.

The train itself will offer 24 en-suite rooms, with another 7 rooms on land in the adjacent Kruger Shalati Bridge House.