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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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for two nights over Easter. Location and close proximity to Kruger were fantastic as you were a couple of minutes away from the gate. Did not try breakfast while there but had dinner twice and there was a good variety to suit most tastes and plenty of food available. Room was needing upgrading and... More

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Simon R, General Manager at Pestana Kruger Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Jenny McIsaac Thank you for taking the time to highlight the probelms you encountered at Pestana Kruger Lodge. Whilst I am pleased that your dinner experiences were good and that the WiFi met your expectations I am very disappointed that maintenance and cleanliness standards were not what you expected. As you are aware I have recently taken over as... More

Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We stayed at this hotel for week together with our children and their families. We had a wonderfull stay. Extremely friendly staff. Very clean rooms but they could need some maintenance, We had some af the best rooms with view to the river. If possible do not save money not having this view! It was all worth it!! The food... More

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Simon R, General Manager at Pestana Kruger Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive feedback, I have forwarded this to the staff who will be delighted to learn that your stay with us was good. Your observations regarding maintenance in the rooms is valid, has been noted and will be attended to as part of an ongoing maintenance programme. More

Knysna
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

This has to be one of the worst places I have stayed in. The management do not care about guests, we are a necessary evil getting in their way. The food was below average and they staff made no effort to find one a table. The staff at the bar were too busy watching their television program - instead of... More

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Simon R, General Manager at Pestana Kruger Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Albert M, Having recently taken over at Pestana Kruger Lodge as General Manager I am extremely disappointed to learn of your poor experience at the lodge. I will be addresing these poor service standards with the relevant Management and Staff as a matter of urgency and importance. I can assure you that this is not the standard you should... More

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

This is not my first review for the hotel, however, due to a recent stay I think it is relevant for me to review it again. To be fair I’ve been going to this hotel since I was 14 (now I’m 23) and I’ve been a guest with my family and also alone. Although I had good memories it is... More

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Marco B, Gerente at Pestana Kruger Lodge, responded to this review

Taking in consideration the expectations of clients on the modern days it is bit disappointing for the client as it is true that the lodge doesn't have plasma TV, fridge in the rooms and all the modern facilities for a hotel in town. The public areas of the hotel are nit and tidy. However the floor is old. In general... More

Boston, Massachusetts
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5 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

We stayed at Pestana for 2 nights. The rooms were beautiful. The restaurant had seats overlooking the river and you could see wild animals in the vicinity. It is located very close to the Malelane gate of Kruger park making entry to the park very convenient and fast. The staff was mostly friendly. Dinner is served at the lodge and... More

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Benoni, South Africa
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12 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

We were 3 couples, the rooms were nice, clean and well positioned, right by the pool. We found that the Europeans that visit, get towels from reception to reserve the sunbeds whilst they go to the Kruger Park for the day, then come back and expect to have "their" sunbeds (reminds me of my trips to Spain many years ago).... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Pestana for two nights and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The establishment is neat and clean and we had the best room in the lodge (Lion room 110). Our room was on the perimeter of the lodge and we watched the elephants grazing from our patio (what an experience). My only suggestion for... More

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Carlow, Ireland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Stayed in the Hotel for 3 nights. Wonderful location on the edge of the Krugar Park. You can sit and have your breakfast while looking out over the animals in the Krugar Park. Breakfast was very good and the buffet dinner at night time was nice and reasonably priced. Only downfall is the only place you can access the Internet... More

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Nottingham
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Not sure how this lodge rates itself with four stars....but having said that my wife and I had a very nice five day stay.We often visit the Kruger Park and have always stayed in the Park but have got fed up with the dismal accommodation and service...... the Pestana Lodge proved to be much better. It is situated just outside... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

i have travelled quite a lot (for the most part in Europe) and have stayed in many different hotels, so I kind of know what I like and what I do not like. This hotel has everything: nice rooms, good views of the Crocodile River and the animals, great food and excellent service. Everybody is so nice, from the cleaning... More

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Additional Information about Pestana Kruger Lodge

Also Known As:
Pestana Kruger Hotel Malelane
Pestana Kruger Hotel
Address: R570 Riverside Road | 150 meters from Malelane Gate, Kruger National Park, Malelane 1320, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Malelane
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Malelane
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Pestana Kruger Lodge 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Graded TGCSA 4-star, Pestana Kruger Lodge is situated 700 meters away from Malelane Gate, the most southern entrance to the Kruger National Park. The Lodge is surrounded by 22ha of indigenous gardens and bush with magnificent views of the Crocodile River, which forms the border with the Kruger National Park. Accommodation comprises 74 well-appointed rooms, all with modern facilities. The Lodge is a great choice for families wanting a relaxing holiday in the African bush. ... more   less 
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