Tuesday, April 20, 2021

African Railroad Lodging, Kruger Shalati The Train on the Bridge


Currently a hotel is not just an accommodation for tourists who are traveling somewhere. The proof, many unique hotels in the world were built to offer a different sensation of staying.

Unique Kruger Experience, hanging over the Sabie River.

One of the most anticipated and exciting new offerings comes to South Africa's iconic Kruger National Park.

The hotel, called Kruger Shalati or The Train on The Bridge, was built by conjuring an old bridge, a former railway line complete with train cars, which turned into a luxury hotel.

At first glance, this hotel, which looks like a series of train cars, is as if it were walking over a bridge in Africa's Kruger National Park. This unique hotel has 31 luxurious rooms, all of which are located above the railway bridge.

The perfect combination of Africa's most stunning natural splendor with deserved luxury aboard a newly renovated train reminiscent of African excellence.

Permanently housed in Skukuza on the historically rich Selati Bridge over the Sabie River, the Kruger Shalati will offer the most unique luxury accommodation aboard a redesigned train.

As explained on the hotel's official website, each carriage will be equipped with a variety of luxurious and unique furniture. Meanwhile, the other seven rooms namely the Bridge House which is located by the bridge are one of the most exclusive suites.

It offers 31 rooms, comprising 24 railroad car spaces and 7 Bridge House rooms (only available towards the end of 2021 - date to be confirmed), all of which will provide an immersive experience, tailored for immersive comfort.

Large glass-walled train rooms allow unrestricted views along the majestic Sabie River

High above the riverbank, parallel to the floor of the carriage, will be our bespoke deck with a pool, offering a swimming experience like no other - with crocodiles, hippos, buffalo and elephants greeting guests a few meters below - a different sight from the other!

Express entry to freedom, relaxation and meaningful connection awaits guests aboard the Kruger Shalati train, the first of its kind, which sits as the gateway to the Kruger National Park.

The hotel is built on a bridge with a height of 984 feet or 300 meters. The bridge that stretches around the Sabie River is thought to have been built in 1912. This bridge was once part of the Selati railway line which is now not in use.

Apart from having luxurious facilities, from the hotel room visitors can also see beautiful scenery and wildlife such as hippos, buffalo, elephants, and crocodiles that inhabit Kruger National Park.

With a hotel portfolio of more than 200 exclusive lodges, country houses and boutique hotels, lodging will ensure that you have an unforgettable safari experience in Africa.

Whether you're looking for a romantic & intimate bush escape, close-up views of the sought-after and famous Big Five, a corporate bush getaway, a bush spa retreat, an adventurous walking safari experience or even a malaria-free family friendly bush hut. , You can definitely find it with BushBreaks

For those of you who want to stay at this hotel, it seems that you have to be patient. Because, according to the General Manager of Kruger Shalati, Judiet Barnes, the opening of the hotel is certain to be delayed due to the ongoing corona virus pandemic.

For those of you who want to stay at this hotel, the room price is estimated to start at US $ 438 or Rp.6.3 million per night.


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