Safari experiences

Dive into the magnificence 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. Moreover, 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. Furthermore, Ximuwu offers the perfect mix of tranquility and excitement by carefully selected wheelchair-accessible safari experiences.

patience is rewarded


Embrace the art of patience at Ximuwu, nestled in the African bush. Our two strategically placed underground hides are designed for both morning and afternoon wildlife watching, offering perfect lighting and unobstructed views. The morning hide, a serene spot near the lodge, is ideal for birdwatching at dawn with your coffee. Additionally, 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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Convenience and comfort, Ximuwu offers both, spa treatments in our luxurious spa or alternatively in the comfort of your room. 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.

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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 partially 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.


Rehab center Moholoholo

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

Hoedspruit Helicopter Service

cruise blyde river canyon


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. Furthermore, this tour is under certain conditions wheelchair accessible, ensuring that everyone can enjoy the splendor of the canyon and its rich biodiversity. Consequently, don’t miss this opportunity to experience one of nature’s wonders.


The Hippo


Jessica the Hippopotamus, a 23-year-old resident near Hoedspruit, South Africa, is a unique example of interspecies interaction. Unlike typical wild hippos, Jessica has formed an unusual bond with humans, challenging the natural boundaries typically observed between wildlife and people. Found as an infant, she was raised with human interaction, and as a result, has become accustomed to and even enjoys the presence of humans, something rarely seen in her species. Jessica’s story offers a fascinating glimpse into the potential for harmony between humans and wildlife, and serves as a reminder of the complexities of animal behavior. This gentle giant not only captivates those who visit her but also contributes to our understanding of wildlife conservation and the impacts of human-animal relationships.

Jessica The Hippo



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.


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.


Sound Safaris

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


Photo Safaris

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


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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