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Pestana Kruger Lodge

R570 Riverside Road | 150 meters from Malelane Gate, Kruger National Park, Malelane 1320, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Windhoek, Namibia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel has a nice view of crocodile river. During afternoon you can enjoy and see some hippos and crocodiles far away. The hotel has nice outside area and close to the biggest park of SA. You will love and enjoy your stay here in this hotel.

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Oporto
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47 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To be honest i rate 4 stars because i booked many months before and get a very promoted price, so cant complain for the price paid. Positive things- location closed do one of the Kruger doors in the route N4 (Johanesburg/Maputo). By the way the entrance to the park costs 260 Rands. A morning safari costs 900 rands , but... More 

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Estoril
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6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a basic lodge, no frills and no luxury. The location is great right at the entrance of the Malelane gate so makes it easy to find and it is right on top of the crocodile river so lots of crocodiles and hippos to see as well as elephants at the end of the day. You must book a... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived on a Friday evening for a long weekend stay. The rooms were clean and comfortable. The bed was more like a 'hummock' very soft mattress. Two single beds made up as two single beds not as one double from two single mattresses and a bath would have been nice but there was a good sized shower. Bit of... More 

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Johannesburg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place and have to thank Novo Mundo travel for the assistance in getting a space. It's the 2nd stay and definitely recommended. Beautiful views service and food. The problems found in the room were adressed and resolved. The people handling the safari side are most helpful and accommodating. Overall a pleasant stay.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Stayed 2 nights during a SA grand tour. Hotel is perfectly located at the Crocodile river, very close to one of the Kruger Park entrances. Best rooms are the ones that have river view: although there is a distance between the terraces and the river you'll see the hippo's, crocodiles and possible other game 'at your doorstep'. We stayed in... More 

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Maputo, Mozambique
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Actually 3.5 out of 5. There are some very good things about this place - mostly the location of course. From the deck you can see hippos, crocodiles and elephants every day, as we did. The huts/small houses are ok, though certainly not 4star, as the place is supposed to be. The buffet breakfast is typical and ok, but as... More 

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Bastad, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Nice lodge. Perfectly located near Melalane gate, S Kruger Park. No luxury but very, very nice. Helpful personal. Upgrade to Deluxe rooms to have nice view over Crocodile River and the Kruger Park. Wi-Fi a bit unstable but fast when up and running.

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GMPKL, General Manager at Pestana Kruger Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Tingelingtin Thank you for sharing your positive comments with us, your feedback is very important to us. The staff will be very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

My wife and myself thought we would treat ourselves in this so called 4 star luxury establishment, with the onset of a week holiday in Mpumalanga. We booked a "de luxe". room, dinner,bed and breakfast. Now beware, if you need to pay for all upfront, see red lights. The only thing reception really showed concern about was that we supply... More 

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GMPKL, General Manager at Pestana Kruger Lodge, responded to this review

Dear "guskru" Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback from your stay with us. I am extremely disappointed that the standards you experienced were not what you expected, my sincere apologies for this, I will address your observations with the relevant Management and Staff. I have been advised that the Deluxe room you were given was in fact... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Just check in this hotel, it sure isn't what it used to be!!! Terrible food, incapable of finding my reservation at the gate and was turned away!! The all place has lost all appeal, especially the bar area with terrible drinks. A bottle of pinotage with a price tag of 120rd in any restaurant is almost double here and as... More 

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GMPKL, General Manager at Pestana Kruger Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Maximenadaud Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback from your last stay with us. Please accept my sincere apologies for the poor service standards you received during your stay with us; I will be addressing this with the relevant department heads for their immediate attention. Our main gate is manned by a a new security company... More 

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