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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here for 3 nights and were apprehensive after reading some reviews. However we were pleasantly surprised. We stayed in room 101 and it was clean and bright with a perfect view over the river. The breakfasts were good and the evening meal had choices. One evening we had beef curry and it was a bit fatty but after... More 

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

The resort is dated and needs to be refurbished. Two of us in the group experienced airconditioner breakdowns. The rooms, whilst dated are pleasant with a balcony overlooking part of the river which separates the resort from the Kruger National Park (KNP). The best for me is the coffee pod machine as I love coffee. The resort is very close... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A mere 4 hours drive from Pretoria and you are hosted just a few hundred metres from the Malelane Kruger Gate. An awesome place to stay and rooms 106 - 110 gives you the best view of the Crocodile River, boasting an abundance of it's namesake and of course the mighty Hippos. Food is buffet only and no a la... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Select Lion rooms 101-110, the 106-110 are upper floor and have even more good views onto crocodile river where we saw many wild animals from our balcony - whaaaooo. Very nice location very close to Malelane gate to Kruger park, you saw the bridge leading to the gate from your room. The hotel can book safaris for you so you... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have just stayed for 3 nights at Pestana. We were slightly hesitant as read reviews beforehand which varied a lot. We stayed in executive King room overlooking the river. Lovely clean rooms with a great view. Very near to Malelane gate so makes it a great location. Elephants on the river bank all day one day. Food lovely, staff... More 

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Porto, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The lodge is built on the banks of the Crocodile River and the landscape is amzing! We stayed in the rooms with river view and we loved it! The room was large well equiped and have a balcony over the river with chairs !! The staff is agreable and the food very good ! Either breafast as dinner were excelent... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 August 18, 2016

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 August 17, 2016 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

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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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: $109 - $147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Pestana Kruger Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 74
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