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Wilderness Adventures

“Dive into the splendor of the Lowveld at Ximuwu, an accessible haven for wheelchair users. Revel in the breathtaking scenery with a helicopter tour over the Blyde River Canyon, pamper yourself with our luxurious spa treatments, and relax on our wheelchair-friendly sun deck, cocktail in hand, as you observe the wildlife congregating at the nearby waterhole. Ximuwu offers the perfect mix of tranquility and excitement, ensuring a memorable and inclusive African retreat for every guest.”

patience is rewarded

Hides

“Embrace the art of patience at Ximuwu, nestled in the African bush. Our two strategically placed underground hides, designed for both morning and afternoon wildlife watching, offer perfect lighting and unobstructed views. The morning hide, a serene spot near the lodge, is ideal for birdwatching at dawn with your coffee, while the afternoon hide captures the ‘golden hour’ magic as the day ends. Both locations come fully equipped for comfort and photography, and are wheelchair accessible, ensuring an inclusive and mesmerizing African wildlife experience for all.”

A sanctuary

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**Tranquil Retreat at Ximuwu Spa**
Discover the serene oasis of Ximuwu Spa, nestled within lush gardens and easily accessible from our suites. Designed to cater to all guests, including those with accessibility needs, our spa is a sanctuary of peace and relaxation. Indulge in treatments enhanced by the luxurious L’Occitane and Africology products, and let our skilled therapists transport you to a state of bliss.

**Personalized Spa Experience**
Experience a comprehensive range of spa services tailored to rejuvenate your spirit. From revitalizing hair treatments and soothing facials to relaxing massages and elegant nail services, Ximuwu Spa ensures a holistic approach to your well-being. Feel refreshed and renewed with every treatment, carefully crafted to meet your individual needs.

**In-Suite Indulgence**
For the ultimate in convenience and comfort, Ximuwu offers the luxury of in-suite spa treatments. Enjoy the full spectrum of our spa services in the privacy and comfort of your suite, which has been specially adapted for accessibility. At Ximuwu Spa, every aspect of your experience is designed with your relaxation and ease in mind.

Daytrips

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At XIMUWU, we believe in offering our guests more than just a safari experience. We are excited to present two extraordinary day trips that promise adventure, discovery, and unforgettable memories, all while ensuring accessibility for all our guests.

**Mholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre:** A must-visit for all nature enthusiasts, Mholoholo is fully wheelchair accessible and renowned for its exceptional work in rehabilitating injured and orphaned animals. Here, you’ll have the unique opportunity to get up close with a variety of native wildlife and learn about vital conservation efforts. It’s an experience that deeply connects you with the heart of African wildlife conservation. For more information, visit (http://mholoholo.co.za/).

 

Helicopter and scenic flight

Take to the Skies

**Skyward Safari Adventures at XIMUWU**
Embark on an unmatched aerial journey with XIMUWU’s helicopter and scenic flights. Soar above Africa’s breathtaking wilderness, experiencing the thrill as you glide over savannahs and witness the Lowveld’s rich biodiversity and serene beauty from an extraordinary vantage point.

**Blyde River Canyon: Aerial Marvels**
Capture the awe-inspiring vistas of the Blyde River Canyon. Marvel at the dramatic landscape unfolding beneath you, showcasing Africa’s heart-stopping beauty through a kaleidoscope of colors and textures.

**Inclusive Heights: Accessibility in the Sky**
XIMUWU is committed to inclusivity, proudly accommodating guests with various mobility needs, including paraplegic and quadriplegic adventurers, on our awe-inspiring helicopter tours. We strive to ensure that anyone who can travel to us can also experience the exhilaration of soaring through the skies.

**Embark on an Accessible Journey**
Join us at XIMUWU for an unforgettable aerial adventure, where every flight is a testament to our dedication to accessibility and the spirit of exploration. Discover the wild from above, where adventure and inclusivity meet amongst the clouds.

cruise blyde river canyon

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**Blyde River Canyon Safaris:** Witness the breathtaking beauty of one of South Africa’s most iconic landscapes. Our tour includes a 1.5-hour scenic boat trip on the Blyde Dam in the Blyde River Canyon, offering magnificent views, lush foliage, and encounters with crocodiles and hippos. This tour is wheelchair accessible, ensuring everyone can enjoy the splendor of the canyon and its rich biodiversity. Don’t miss this opportunity to explore one of nature’s most stunning creations. Learn more at (http://blydecanyonsafaris.com/).

Join us on these carefully selected day trips, tailored to enhance your experience at XIMUWU, filling every moment with joy, discovery, and a deeper connection to the natural world.

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PRIVATE & PERSONALISED

Game Drives

Unlike conventional safari camps, Ximuwu’s game drives are tailored to our guest’s preferences and timetable, and are fully wheelchair accessible. Experience a truly unique and personalised safari game drive with us.

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Night Drives

With our state-of-the-art thermal vision goggles, guests can observe the nocturnal behaviour of animals in a truly immersive experience. Watch the elephants drinking from the dam, or hundreds of impala and zebra on the grasslands. Our night drives are a fully accessible experience that you won’t want to miss.

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Sound Safaris

Using a sound amplifier and headphones, guests can now plug into the deepest sensory experience on safari.

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Photo Safaris

Lauded as South Africa’s premier safari destination, the Kruger is home to some of the finest photographic safaris on the continent.

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Bush Events

"XIMUWU ensures that every guest, with or without a wheelchair, can fully participate in all activities, from bush dinners and breakfasts to drink stops. Our mobile ramp system provides seamless access to and from the vehicle, making every event in the bush effortlessly inclusive and accessible."

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