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Protea Hotel Kruger Gate

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   on Sabi River at the Paul Kruger Gate | Portia Shabangu Rd, Skukuza 1350, South Africa
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Ranked #2 of 2 hotels in Skukuza
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed for 5 nights , we had a room on the ground floor looking out at the back on the garden area . It was not far from the rection area but lovely and quiet. The room itself was large with good if a little noisy air con. Whilst not luxurious it did have everything required and was very... More

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Truckee, California
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14 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel is situated right next to Kruger National Park. You can sit out on the deck at the back of the property and view wild animals from the comfort of a deck chair, accompanied by a cool drink. What could be better? We found this hotel to be clean and well-appointed with spacious rooms. The extensive buffet was outdoors... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited the Protea Hotel Kruger Gate from the 11th to the 16th of August and it was absolutely incredible. We sat on the deck from day to day and just loved being in and around nature at its best. The food is just incredible and the staff were very friendly and helpful, especially Calvin. Thanks for being part of... More

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Hampshire, UK
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31 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After 10 days in the park we drove from Letaba and stopped at the Protea for one night on the way back to JBG. It was a splendid bridge between the rustic park accommodation and going home, a little bit of a treat to end the holiday. The room was lovely (59) overlooking the bush with a slight view of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We are not the most intrepid of people so we were delighted to stay for a couple of days at this very comfortable, safe, clean and welcoming hotel as our base for our safari adventures in the Kruger. Our room was more than adequate in terms of facilities, size and cleanliness, and the overall appearance and layout of this hotel... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently refurbished, the Protea Kruger Gate retains all the atmosphere and ambience of the real bushveld, dining from a magnificent spread, around open camp fires under the spectacular heavens. (It hardly ever rains at night!) My wife and I have visited this establishment on and off for more than twenty years (since it was known as "Karos", a covering/poncho made... More

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PH-KrugerGate, General Manager at Protea Hotel Kruger Gate, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your comments on TripAdvisor. Our location is in the heart of the bushveld together with the majestic surroundings means that GUESTS can have an amazing experience. Your enjoyment of our hotel rings true to what the entire TEAM aim to deliver for every GUEST. I look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit.... More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is not luxurious, but it is comfortable. Towels are threadbare. Staff are on the whole, friendly but poorly trained. Apart from it's proximity to the park entrance, it is only a very average hotel. Make absolutely certain, before checking out, that your belongings are intact. Contrary to the impression management likes to give in response to other members... More

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PH-KrugerGate, General Manager at Protea Hotel Kruger Gate, responded to this review

Dear GUEST Thank you for your comments after you resent stay at Protea Hotel Kruger Gate. I am saddened by your comments about our STAFF members that are properly trained and that you felt that our management did not take you complaint about theft seriously. We have investigated your comment in a serious light to rectify the matter and ensure... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very nice hotel...very clean and friendly staff. We liked that it was in an easy access road and easy to find. Liked the decor of the rooms the beds were fairly comfortable. The plants and flowers all over the premise was nice too. Restaurant Food could have been a bit better.

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PH-KrugerGate, General Manager at Protea Hotel Kruger Gate, responded to this review

Dear GUEST Thank you for your wonderful comments on Tripadvisor. I am so delighted that you enjoyed your stay at the Protea Hotel Kruger Gate, is it a wonderful experience to feel so close to nature. Thank you for your comments about the restaurant food, I will bring it to my chef’s attention. Protea Hotel Kruger Gate looks forward to... More

Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great 3 days I spend at this property. From the booking process to the check-in / check-out it was a smooth process. Staff is incredible nice , helpful and very attentive. The Spa was a great experience, how perfect is it to watch animals in the reserve while getting a great massage. The Game drives where organized for... More

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PH-KrugerGate, General Manager at Protea Hotel Kruger Gate, responded to this review

Dear GUEST Thank you for your words of appreciation on TripAdvisor after your recent stay at Protea Hotel Kruger Gate. We are delighted to receive your compliments and we will certainly congratulate the STAFF you commended for their exemplary service. It was our pleasure to accommodate you, and your interest and loyalty are truly invaluable to us. We look forward... More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A family reunion was held in July, with ex SA visitors from Australia and Ireland joining the South African based members. The location is perfect and it is luxury in the bush. Staff are unfailingly friendly and helpful. The buffet style meals had something to suit everyone and the boma with open fires rounded off each day. The ages ranged... More

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PH-KrugerGate, General Manager at Protea Hotel Kruger Gate, responded to this review

Dear GUEST Thank you for your positive comments on TripAdvisor. We rely on GUEST feedback to determine both the positive and negative aspects of our hotel and to improve wherever possible. Your interest and concern are therefore extremely valuable to us, and we hope that you will be staying with us again soon. We should welcome another opportunity to show... More

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Address: on Sabi River at the Paul Kruger Gate | Portia Shabangu Rd, Skukuza 1350, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Skukuza
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Protea Hotel Kruger Gate 4*
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Also Known As:
Protea Kruger Gate Hotel Skukuza
Protea Kruger Gate Skukuza
Kruger Gate Hotel
Protea Hotel Kruger Gate South Africa/Skukuza

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Protea Hotel Kruger Gate - Where the bushveld is your playground, no matter your age! Protea Hotel Kruger Gate, a superior lodge style hotel on the banks of the Sabie River in Mpumalanga offers an affordable luxury getaway. The ambiance of comfort is unforgettable in the context of the African bush. Enjoy the serenity of being in a tree house that overlooks the bushveld, whilst you watch the wildlife go by. Keep your head in the clouds as the veranda and walkway to your air-conditioned room is at a level normally the sole domain of the variety of birds found in the area. Situated only 100 meters from the Paul Kruger Gate of the Kruger National Park, the luxurious Protea Hotel Kruger Gate provides guests with the ideal location from which to experience wildlife first-hand. This lodge offers bush drives in a Private Reserve and throughout the Kruger National Park, along with open vehicle safaris and organized game trails for you and your family. Don’t forget your binoculars in this birdwatchers paradise. A days adventure is best ended off with a visit to the stunning open air Lapa Restaurant. With an extensive array of local foods to choose from, enjoy a dinner under the African stars. We can even make special arrangements for a Tree house sleep out. ... more   less 
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