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“Gréât place of escape with réal wildlife experience” 4 of 5 stars
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Grand Kruger Lodge
4.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Stand 4627 Hartbees Str | P.O. Box 1262, Marloth Park 1340, South Africa   |  
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“Gréât place of escape with réal wildlife experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Nice place, good staff, gréât food and exciting activities. I stayed 3 nIghts and went on guidéd game watching in kruger Park. Its well organized and guides are very resourceful and deciplined. Its simply à good deal.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Grandkrugerlodg... M, Manager at Grand Kruger Lodge, responded to this review, January 8, 2014
Hello,

Thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again soon.

Kindest Regards,
Sandy and The Grand Kruger Lodge Team
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

We had a group booking at the Lodge, after a dive trip to Mozambique - and were very happy with the service, hospitality and the room (my husband and I were allocated the double with the huge balcony overlooking the dining deck and koi pool, another couple were given a 'Bush Camp' chalet, which they said was great). The staff were first-class, very friendly and attentive, and all having a great sense of humour. The setting was lovely - although located in a 'holiday home' area, there is a real bush feel, with views into the surrounding forest and sightings of zebra, kudu, impala, monkeys and warthogs to add to the excitement. The Lodge is a pleasant 15 minute drive from the Crocodile Bridge Gate in Kruger National Park and the staff organised our daily safaris and provided a packed breakfast as we left too early for breakfast in the dining room (0515 - horrors!). They also picked us up from Maputo Airport in Mozambique on arrival and drove us the 500km to Jo'burg (scenic route) on our last day.
The hosts made time to chat with guests around the nightly campfire and supervised a fabulous Sunday night BBQ - the food generally was very good, reasonably-priced and plentiful.
Our only complaint (and it isn't really!) is that the lovely lady who cleaned our room was TOO efficient! We exchanged the duna (too hot) for a light blanket and stowed it and the cushions in the wardrobe - each day the bed was returned to its original state, duna, cushions and all! All our debris (shoes, books, etc) was tidied and we had to look for it each evening. ( But no big issue!)
In summary - the Lodge is comfortable, hospitable and in a lovely location - I would definitely recommend it.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Grandkrugerlodg... M, Manager at Grand Kruger Lodge, responded to this review, November 19, 2013
Hi There,

Thank you for taking the time to send us such a lovely review. We enjoyed having you at Grand Kruger Lodge and recommend that you come visit us again and try one of the Luxury Bush Chalets.

We look forward to your next visit.

Keep well and all the best.

Kindest Regards,

Grand Kruger Lodge Team
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Hockenheim, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

This Lodge was one of the friendliest in our Holidays, the Service was the best because they drive us to a nearly River for Barbecue and we saw some Zebras very close, the distance was about 5 Meters and they walk away. Thanks a lot for this awesome Experience.
Our Room was one of the greatest with 30 square meter balcony.
Greetings from Germany

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Grandkrugerlodg... M, Manager at Grand Kruger Lodge, responded to this review, November 19, 2013
Hello,

Thank you very much for your kind words.

We hope to see you here at Grand Kruger Lodge again so.on.

Keep well and all the best.

Kindest Regards,

Grand Kruger Lodge Team
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

The service and the food at GKL was very good. The location was dissapointing as the lodge is surrounded by holiday homes. Also the website indicates that they have the big 5 also not true. Was not the lodge experience we had in mind. For the price and distance we drove I would not say that I will visit again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Grandkrugerlodg... M, Manager at Grand Kruger Lodge, responded to this review, November 7, 2013
Good Day,

Thank you for your review.
I find it very unfortunate that you did not enjoy your stay.
We aim for all our guests to have a wonderful time while at Grand Kruger Lodge and offer a wide variety of excursions in order for you to get the full bush experience.
Our website states that "Marloth Park has 3 of the Big 5 and a multitude of other game." We do not have the big five, Maybe if you found information of us having the big 5 on another out dated website( as many years ago Marloth park did have the big 5) could you please inform us which site so that we can fix this to avoid any future misunderstandings.
Marloth Park is a holiday town and game reserve therefor there are holiday homes spread through out the entire area.

Thank you for your positive comments and we did enjoy having you at Grand Kruger Lodge.

All the best,

Grand Kruger Lodge
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Grand Kruger Lodge has many elements to live up to expectations. So all ingredients are there. Nice location (we love Marloth Park), tranquility , nice setting, chalets that are nice with a good terras.
However, the place lacks "a heart". Guests are treated on the automatic pilot. Owners are not hospitable to our opinion, although the place is small enough to give a more personal touch.
Example: no greeting in the morning when we arrived for breakfast.
Staff however, did their utmost to give the right service, so no complaints about that. No, it were the owners that left a bad feeling with us. Too distant. Not hospitable. Not 'with the guests'.
One small tip for future visitors: please ask waiters to take away the plastic cover that is protecting the table cloth! It makes dinner and breakfast much nicer. Can you believe it: anno 2013?

Room Tip: Ask the plastic to be taken away from all tables!
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Grandkrugerlodg... M, Manager at Grand Kruger Lodge, responded to this review, November 7, 2013
Dear Client,

Thank you for taking the time to review Grand Kruger Lodge.

Thank you for your positive responses about the Lodge and The staff we greatly appreciate it. We work very hard to make everyone feel at home in the bush with us and to have a wonderful bush experience.

Concerning your comment about the owners not being hospitable, he does try his best to interact with as many guests as possible however he is always busy in the mornings with the maintenance of the lodge ensuring that all aspects of the lodge run smoothly. He tires to chat with the guests in the early evening around the fire if time permits it. We will insure that managers can be on the floor through out all meal times in order to rectify this short coming to make all future guests feel welcome and at home.

With regards to the plastic on the tables another guest let us know about your complaint and we removed all plastic from the tables the next day. The plastic was on the tables as a suggestion came from another guest as this would help with using less harsh chemicals to get rid of the stains.

All the best for your future travels.

Kindest Regards,

Grand Kruger Lodge
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San Francisco, California
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

We completely enjoyed the experience of staying here. Our game driver, Langford, proved great at spotting all the important animals we wanted to see and showed legitimate concern for our comfort and enjoyment. The great food, wonderful pool, and generally exceptional service all made our stay very memorable. We had been on safari before, but this place even topped the private game reserves nearby.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We had such an nice and clean Bungalow! The dinner was exellent!
The stuff very friendly!
If the wather in the shower would have been run better and the breakfast would have been included, it would have been the best accomodation, we have had on our trip!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Grandkrugerlodg... M, Manager at Grand Kruger Lodge, responded to this review, November 7, 2013
Good Day,

Thank you for your wonderful review. We really appreciate it.

We enjoyed hosting you at Grand Kruger Lodge and Hope to see you again in the future.

Keep well.

Kindest Regards,

Grand Kruger Lodge
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Address: Stand 4627 Hartbees Str | P.O. Box 1262, Marloth Park 1340, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Marloth Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 23 Specialty Lodging in Marloth Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Kruger Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With its African atmosphere, Grand Kruger Lodge is the perfect base from which to experience the pride of South Africa's conservation efforts. Superb accommodation, exquisite cuisine and game viewing in southern Kruger National Park. Our hospitality teams have been chosen for their attention to finer detail, thereby providing the luxury of personalized service to you throughout your stay. Grand Kruger Lodge is also the ideal location for conferences and weddings that will provide a memorable day to be cherished. Our recently completed Spa gives an additional service to our guests to relax their body after the game drives.Game drives in open vehicles with qualified game rangers provide guests with thrilling opportunities to view the 'Big Five' as well as a myriad of other flora and fauna in the Kruger National Park, which is a short and easy drive away. Bush walks with knowledgeable rangers will give guests a chance to see game 'up close and personal' or take pleasure in a night drive to hear and spot the elusive nocturnal animals. ... more   less 
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