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Pestana Kruger Lodge

4.0 of 5 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
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    4 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The best part of Pestana Kruger lodge is the location. It’s insane - literally minutes from Malelane Gate. Kruger is massive, so it’s nice to be right at the foot of the park. It’s a pretty solid lodging option for Kruger, though I’d stop short of saying that it’s a '4 star’ hotel. The facilities are generally nice enough, but... More 

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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at Pestana Kruger Lodge with my family in the beginning of 2015. Overall impressions were very good, especially the food and service. Friendly staff, good location and very good value for money. Nice view over the river with crocs, elephants and hippos!

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Benoni, South Africa
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Much better than our last visit, service better, food better and the rooms we had were magnificent, upstairs Lion over looking the Crocodile River. Each morning we had, elephants, hippos and crocs together with a myriad of birds. The location to the Malalane Gate is superb, the animal viewing is magnificent in the Kruger.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Conveniently located very close to the Malelane Gate that made our access to the park convenient. Staff were brilliant especially Nelly and the main Chef "Tata". They went out of their way to make our stay a pleasure. Accomodation, whilst well spaced was disappointing. On several ocassions experienced brown-coloured water from the bathroom basin tap, plug points that plugs slipped... More 

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Springs, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first stay at the Pestana, and just 150metres from the Malelane Gate of Kruger National Park. Checked in at Reception and noticed that the rooms are very well spaced out and not on top of each other. Good idea to get one of the upstairs rooms with thatch or upgrade to Lion rooms which overlook the River.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

This was our third stay at the Pestana. We live in Sabie and enjoy visiting Kruger every month or so, but do not always enjoy the accommodation and food in the Park so we find it more convenient and better value to stay just outside one of the entrance gates. The Pestana is perfectly located next to Malelane Gate and... More 

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Maputo, Mozambique
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Just a few meters from Malelane Gate of the Kruger National Park south. Wonderful view of the Crocodile river and their margins in Kruger, from the balcony and the good restaurant. Very good space between chalets where we can let our children play. Nice swimming pool

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Located on the banks of the Crocodile River, a mere 500m from the Malelane gate to the Kruger National Park, this is a great location to experience nature and as a base for day trips or game drives into the Kruger National Park. Plenty of wildlife like elephants, hippos etc to see from the lodge. Leopard Creek is across the... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

This is positively one if the saddest reviews i have ever had to post but people need to be made aware that this is not a 4 star! We have arrived today and had dissapointment after dissapointment, substandard rooms, substandard food, dont even waste you time at the bar as they serve you premixes instead of alcohol for cocktails, no... More 

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Kampenhout, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Nice place, welll situated, good kitchen very helpfull personnel.... bravo... enjoyed it very much.... well situated..... had a Deluxe Room... with vieuw on the Kruger...... will certainly go back.... Bye...

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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*
Number of rooms: 74
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