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Jupiter, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed here for one night only after spending the day inside the Kruger National Park. The lodge is literally a stones throw away from Malelane Gate and so is very convenient if the park is on your itinerary. The room we had was the lower level of a townhouse which opened up onto an area overlooking the Crocodile River.... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is one of the larger accommodations just outside the Kruger Park. From the lodge the typical game drives are organized and from the terrace one has a magnificent view on the Crocodile River where all kinds of wildlife passes just under your nose. The lodge consists of a central diner and bar area where a number of smaller buildings... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Pestana a while back- wanting to enjoy the beautiful Kruger nature and wildlife. Upon arrival we noticed that the irrigation system in the estate was running full steam and it must have been going for quite some time since water was running all down the road. With South Africa experiencing the worst draught in over 30 years we... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived for our anniversary stay, and our room had two single beds. The was no electricity at the spa. Our tea and coffee facilities in the often had no milk, only one teabag, or no coffee refills, where we were told that we could purchase more from reception. I will never stay here again or recommend this to anyone.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ideal and scenic location at Crocodile river just across from Malelane Gate, nearby Malelane town with multiple shopping and eating facilities. The lodge is laid out generously over several buildings and bungalows on a beautiful green property. The main building with reception, bar, sundeck and restaurant has a nice "safari" atmosphere and splendid river view. Both breakfast and dinner buffets... More 

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Knutsford, Cheshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

I didn't realise when we booked into this hotel that it was literally overlooking the Kruger National Park. It stands on the hillside facing across the Crocodile River and you can sit on the veranda having breakfast watching hippo and crocs emerge out of the water! It's amazing. I really don't understand some of the bad reviews on here as... More 

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

The worst hotel I have stayed at in the last 40 years. From the stench of the river to the stink of urine in the room, the unwatchable TV, stained carpet, ill-fitting doors, smelly pillows, incompetent management, old tired rooms and a bogey that some previous occupant had stuck on the wall behind the bed (and that remained there throughout... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Pestana Kruger for 4 nights. The location is tops as it is right by the Malelane gate so quick access to the park. The welcome was good and the view from the deck is a delight! What was so disappointing was the rooms - the carpets were stained, the pillows were like balls of cotton wool, the... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Spent one night at this lodge and felt that the money paid for it was not worth it at all!! Bear in mind it is a 4 star lodge, my expectations were sorely let down. The ladies toilet in reception stank from raw sewerage badly. the next day it was 10 times worse. no sign to apologize and warn that... More 

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Dresden, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Right next to Kruger Park and with a fantastic sight on elephants and hippos resting at Crocodile River, we spent one night there. Because of our short stay we had no chance to explore the large complex. But all in all it seemed very groomed. Although we prefer the more intimate and isolated accommodations, it was very nice for us.

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  • Free Internet
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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 

Additional Information about Pestana Kruger Lodge

Address: R570 Riverside Road | 150 meters from Malelane Gate, Kruger National Park, Malelane 1320, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Malelane
Price Range: $98 - $142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Pestana Kruger Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 74
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