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Pestana Kruger Lodge

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   R570 Riverside Road | 150 meters from Malelane Gate, Kruger National Park, Malelane 1320, South Africa
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This hotel is ok, for a four star, it's adequate, the service is lovely but most of all the food was great, throughout, from breakfast till dinner, there was a variety, each night. We stayed there for four nights, with the kids!!

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Middelburg, South Africa
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Receptionist were ok, but no smiles, was kind of like army Registration, Security Guard at the Gates were wonderful very helpful and nicely welcoming, their rooms look very tired,especially their standard rooms or family rooms, or i can say what ever you do stay off the bungalows,unless you are prepared to have a sleep deprived night from the bats.... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the dirty carpet, its right in your face, the brown towels! its a four star hotel so i had high expectations. The photos look nothing like what the hotel is today. Breakfast, you order at a cafeteria like window, they decide the amount of breakfast elements for you. You can choose from a few cereals and breads but the hot... More

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Pestana for 4 nights. The staff welcomed us very friendly and we were offered a welcome drink on checking in. After being handed over the keys we left to our bungalow. The smell coming from the river next to the bungalow was terrible but I don't think Pestana is to blame for that. The overall state of... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our 4 nights stay at Pestana Malelane was only marred by the fact that we had to depart! We (group of 4) thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Our room was clean, comfortable and overlooked the Crocodile river - how awesome to hear the hippos at night with their loud bellows. We did however have to ask for guest amenities one night... More

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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We would like to thank everyone at Pestana for making our anniversary the best one ever, from the beautiful room to the food , everything was so good. The staff is so helpful and friendly and nothing is to much for them. Our Room was made up so special with flowers and wine and a fruit platter on arrival our... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We recently spent the weekend at Pestana Kruger Lodge. We went for the delux room which had lovely views of the river. The weekend away was in celebration of our one year wedding anniversary, which I mentioned when I booked. On arrival, no mention was made of our anniversary and no special efforts were made the entire weekend. This lack... More

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having spent a week travelling between camps within the Kruger National Park we decided to end our holiday with a touch of home comforts and were not disappointed. This 4 star hotel is just half a mile from Malelane Gate out of the national park. We opted for a deluxe room overlooking Crocodile River - complete with balcony view of... More

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

Many thanks for taking the time to review our Lodge, I am delighted that you were happy with your stay with us. I will relay your comments about the food to our Food & Beverage team who will appreciate the positive feedback. The deluxe rooms are our most popular rooms since they directly overlook the Crocodile River and one can... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While on our trip to Africa we were booked through a travel agency at the Pestana Kruger Lodge in South Africa. It is located at the southern most access to Kruger; the deck overlooks Crocodile River. We were there 2 nights and the first night the water did not work at all in our room. We came back that night... More

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

Dear Tracy D Thank you for your constructive feedback; my sincere apologies for the mess left by the Bats, unfortunately they are a nuisance in this part of the world and despite our cleaning of the rooms they do often come in under the thatch at dusk and leave a mess. Similarly we do have "bugs" and mosquitos due our... More

Estoril, Portugal
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have stayed here many times while I lived in Mozambique, between 1997 and 2001. It has since been purchased by the great Pestana Hotels & Resorts group and it has been greatly improved. The rooms are great and have a scent I'll never forget. Strongly recommend if you're bound to visit the Kruger Park.

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

Dear FredericoR Thank you for your wonderful comments about our Lodge, I will pass on your feedback to our staff who do appreciate such positive comments. Please do return and make sure you ask for a Deluxe room again overlooking the Crocodile river - it is a beautiful experience! More

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Address: R570 Riverside Road | 150 meters from Malelane Gate, Kruger National Park, Malelane 1320, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Malelane
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Pestana Kruger Lodge 4*
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