A converted train, parked on the Selati Bridge near Skukuza, will be an unusual place for visitors to stay in the Kruger National Park when it opens in September.

The Kruger Shalati straddles the Sabie River and lets guests experience what it was like in the 1920s, when the train would park overnight on the bridge.

The converted train offers 31 rooms with glass walls allowing for a unique view of the Sabie, and a pool deck with a pool perched high above the river below.

Originally set to open in December 2019, the hotel now expects to welcome guests in September this year.