Elegant Journeys

Experience Kruger Shalati: The Train on the Bridge

Kruger Shalati is one of the most anticipated new offerings coming to the iconic Kruger National Park, South Africa. A perfect combination of Africa’s most breathtaking natural splendors with well-deserved luxuries aboard a newly refurbished train that’s reminiscent of African excellence.
Permanently stationed on the historically-rich Selati Bridge above the Sabie River, Kruger Shalati will offer luxury accommodations in a re-envisioned train which will pay homage to the guests who explored the park nearly 100 years ago, while welcoming new explorers from near and far. The train celebrates the first visits to the iconic park, which were allowed in the early 1920s. Today, the Kruger Shalati will be permanently positioned on the bridge in the exact spot where it once parked overnight.

Offering 31 rooms, the train will consist of 24 carriage rooms and 7 Bridge House rooms, all of which will provide a deeply visceral experience, tailored for immersive comfort. The glass-walled, large train rooms provide infinite views along the length of the majestic Sabie River, while the style of the train is a celebration of African design in collaboration with local art and crafting skills. High above the riverbanks, aligned with the floor level of the train, guests will find the deck with a pool, offering a swimming experience unlike any other – with crocodiles, hippos, buffalos, and elephants greeting guests meters below – creating a vista unlike any other!

Whether you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind adventure, an enthralling break, or to simply looking to immerse yourself in earth’s finest creations, Kruger Shalati looks forward to welcoming you on a journey of discovery with nature in the most extraordinary way imaginable.

The thought-provoking, unique design is the core of the train, but the holistic experience is centered around our human-ness, cultural nuances, the people involved in the making of every element, and ultimately the kindness with which Kruger Shalati receives guests. Frontiers invites you to experience the Kruger in a new way, suspended over the Sabie River beginning in December 2019!

Please contact your Frontiers Destination Specialists below for more information or call 1-800-245-1950.


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