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Royal Kruger Lodge

4.0 of 5 1235 Oribi street | Mpumalanga, Marloth Park 1330, South Africa
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Woomera, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

With the exception of apparently unseasonal bugs, I very much enjoyed my stay at the Royal Kruger Lodge. Things I liked: 1. Great location, with fascinating fauna and flora within walking distance of the Lodge and Kruger National Park a short drive away. 2. Friendly, knowledgeable and personable staff and ranger/tour guides 3. Decent range of activities available including scenic... More 

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Vic R, Manager at Royal Kruger Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for your feedback. I’m glad that you enjoyed your time at the Lodge and the exciting activities offered. Sorry I didn't get to meet you myself as I was not here during your stay with us. We are very proud of our dedicated staff and rangers and I’m glad they made your experience a good one. I understand... More 

Killcare, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent 10 days at the Lodge & thoroughly enjoyed my stay. The quality of the property, my room, the staff, the game drives & optional tours & the meals provided were all of a very high standard which really made it a wonderful experience for me & the other Australian guests. Felicity was a great host who couldn't do... More 

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Vic R, Manager at Royal Kruger Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your delightful review, it’s always pleasing for us as a team to know that guests have had a great experience. I hope that you had a pleasant drive up to Johannesburg, the rest of your trip went well, and that you took with you impressive memories of South Africa. Once again, thank you for taking the time... More 

Canberra
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Our experience from go to whoa, was excellent. From the start of booking this trip, VIic was fabulous and very reponsive to emails and the various questions I had Nothing seemed too much trouble. We were collected from the aiport by Rick and taken to the Lodge, complete with a commentary along the way and answering questions. What a lovely... More 

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Vic R, Owner at Royal Kruger Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I will be sure to let the team know and so glad they made your trip a great experience. Please be sure to tell all your friends and ask them to look out for our specials on Trip Advisor. Thanks again and hope to see you soon. Vic and the RKL Team. More 

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

My son Stephen and I were lucky enough to spend 6 wonderful days at this great resort from 7th to 12th August this year. The accommodation was excellent and the "Royal" treatment we received from owner Vic, the manager Leanne, our excellent and talented ranger Robert, and the hotel and kitchen bosses Emily and Thuli will be fondly remembered for... More 

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Vic R, Owner at Royal Kruger Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. Speaking for myself and all the team, it was a great pleasure meeting you and spending some fun times together. Hopefully we can do it again before too long. I really hope the rest of your trip went well and that you brought back home some fond memories of the Lodge and... More 

Gold Coast
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We stayed at the Lodge for 6 days and 5 nights and wished that we could have stayed longer. The room was spacious, very comfortable and clean and the bath was a welcome sight after a full day of being on safari. And if you didn't want a bath, you could always enjoy the private, outdoor shower - always plenty... More 

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Vic R, Owner at Royal Kruger Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful review and so glad all the team made your stay a very pleasant one. Sorry we couldn't serve the warthog. Although they can be quite tasty, we are in a consveration area, so unfortunately, that's off the menu :). However, as you say, they often do a kitchen inspection just to make sure....lol.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Royal Kruger Lodge. The staff are extremely helpful and aso proactive so once they meet their guests they exactly what each one needs. We had the privilege of going on a game drive with Robert who is a skilled guide and knows the park like the back of his hand? The game viewing... More 

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Vic R, Owner at Royal Kruger Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for your great review and thank you for taking the time to write it. So glad you and your USA friends enjoyed your stay and that they were really impressed with what the country has to offer. We are very proud of our rangers, some of the best and most dedicated in the area. Glad they made your... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We spent 3 nights at the lodge and enjoyed every second. Accommodation was comfortable and clean. The staff were AMAZNG. We loved Robert, our knowledgeable driver-cum-ranger-cum-guide. And Emily and Julia made sure things ran smoothly both in the lodge generally and in the kitchen. Julia's culinary skills are outstanding. All in all, a superb experience! John & Jennifer

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Vic R, Owner at Royal Kruger Lodge, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. Hopefully you are well relaxed after your stay and please tell all your friends about the Lodge. Hopefully we will see you back again before too long. Thanks again and keep well. Vic & the RKL Team. More 

Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

What an excellent trip! thanks to vic for the pub crawl! had a blast. thanks to robert for his enthusiasm and very keen eye in the park and also walking around marloth park. you are a fantastic tour guide. thanks to the emily and tooly for looking after dad and i. I would recommend this lodge to anyone who would... More 

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Vic R, Owner at Royal Kruger Lodge, responded to this review

Thank guys for the great review. It was fantastic meeting you both and I certainly enjoyed the few beers together also. Really looking forward to a few more in Australia when you send the air ticket.....lol. Hope you enjoyed your stay in Cape Town also. So different to the Kruger but also a great place. With a bit of luck,... More 

Queensland Australia
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11 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I spent 7 fabulous days. You can do as much or as little as you want. They can organise everything. Robert was my guide on all my safaris and he can spot everything. "Eagle eyes" as they call him. All the staff will go out of their way to make your stay comfortable and the food is great, you will... More 

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Vic R, Owner at Royal Kruger Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. So glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we really hope you will be back one day. Robert has been called many things - Hawk Eyes, Eagle Eyes etc. and he is certainly one of the most respected guides in the area. We are so blessed we have him and the... More 

Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Second time in July that I've stopped with Vic and the team within 12 months and loved every minute of it, that I'm even going back again in April next year. Vic is the perfect host, Julia's food is amazing and the team are lovely. The lodge is chilled and restful, which is perfect after long days and exceptional viewing... More 

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Vic R, Owner at Royal Kruger Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Nick, Thank for the great review. It was lovely seeing you again and so glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope the rest of your holiday went well also. It is amzing to see your passion for wildlife and the fact you are up really early every morning to go on the Game Drives, but as you say, you have... More 

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Address: 1235 Oribi street | Mpumalanga, Marloth Park 1330, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Marloth Park
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Hotel Class:4 star — Royal Kruger Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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