Safely situated along the Mozambique meandering Route 71, on the Big 5 doorstep of the Kruger National Park, Kilima Private Game Reserve and Spa welcome international tourists and locals alike to relax and enjoy the beautiful Murchison Mountain Range and the scarce game breeds roaming its peaks.
Kilima Private Game Reserve and Spa was originally built in 2006 by Frans Schütte as a getaway family destination. In 2017, a strategic decision was taken by Frans and Sareta to revamp Kilima into the exquisite 5-star game reserve it is today. Boasting a uniquely designed haven, Kukura Wellness Spa with a stunning Tranquillity Lounge added in 2020 to elevate the Kilima-experience. Here you can expect a complete wellness journey with a variety of treatments and hydrotherapy. The very first Soul Revival Retreat will be hosted by Kukura Wellness Spa in September 2021, where 6 guru’s will cover a wide spectrum of sessions for an absolute wellness weekend.
Kilima is located in the UNESCO Kruger to Canyons Biosphere, characterised by the Transvaal Drakensberg Escarpment and consisting a vast diversity of animals. Kilima is also intimately involved in the relocation and conservation of Rhino’s. Grounded in the faith of the caring human nature and fuelled by gratitude for the beautiful world we live in, we’re also hosting the Kilima Veterinary and Wildlife Conservation Course with the experienced wildlife veterinarian, Dr Gerrit Scheepers to educate and offer real-life experience to veterinary students.
Keeping with the Health Organisation regulations and following a strict Covid-19 protocol, we are mindful of both our staff and guests’ safety. However, we will not let this pandemic dampen our spirits or refrain us from giving guests a complete South African safari experience. Our motto is “Courage Above and Beyond”, describing our hospitality attitude towards our valued guests. We will go above and beyond to make your dreams come true, be it a wedding, Year End, birthday or anniversary. Any celebration is special, and you can rely on us to make it memorable. We have a magnificent Star Gazing Deck to accommodate large gatherings, and the breath-taking Baobab Deck, with its wooden skywalks, built in the shade of a 600 year old Baobab, its energy reverberating throughout the reserve.
We are also very proud to introduce our two Springbok Culinary Medallists, Executive Chef and Master Chef Dubai judge, Chef Edward Clegg, and charming Sous Chef Thabang Masango. Kilima’s restaurant, SECTION-15 will be opening their doors on 5 March 2021, combining these two expert chefs’ skills, locally sourced produce and homegrown herbs and vegetables. Kilima’s own panache will be showcased, evoking all your senses and taking Kilima Private Game Reserve and Spa to new heights. The 9-course Chef’s Table is a popular demand for food lovers, paired with great wine and a beautiful view over the lush bushveld.
Friends of Kilima Private Game Reserve and Spa can look forward to Kilima Franschhoek, already in the last stages of transformation and opening soon. Kilima Garden Route will shortly follow and who knows where to next? One thing is certain, we will keep our standards high and our rates competitive, no matter where we go. This is our promise to you.
We invite you to come and experience our warm hospitality that echo’s through the style and flavour of each and every one of our guests. Kilima Private Game Reserve and Spa… Courage Above and Beyond.