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Knutsford, Cheshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Piet Retief, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived to have lunch. At security gate we were denied entry because they were "fully booked". Drove across the malelane gate and looked back toward the hotel - the deck was empty!!! Telephone call to head office was not answered. Drove back to security and asked for general managers name which was refused. We were then allowed in. Stunning setting... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

This lodge is very close to the Malelane Kruger Park gate. The views are spectacular. The staff are friendly and accommodating. The rooms are comfortable but the closet space is small. I am not a great coffee drinker so would have been nice to have a small kettle rather than a coffee machine in the room. My last comment, please... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

It's very seldom that I give a resort a bad review and hopefully the management of the lodge will see this and do something about it. We booked for a weekend getaway over the Easter week end. The lodge is situated a minute away from the Malelane gate of the Kruger Park, so you need to either pre book to... More 

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George, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stayed at the hotel for 3 nights. We received a fantastic welcome from both staff and management. The new general manager in the evening used a spot light on the deck to us and other guests all the crocs and other wild life active in the evening. The room had a excellent view of the river.... More 

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West Molesey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

My sister, who is in the tourism business, and has lived in South Africa for over 20 years, got us a good deal for 4 nights at this lodge. We primarily chose it for the fantastic location. Literally just down the road from the nearest gate into Kruger Park. We were a party of 5 and we all thoroughly enjoyed... More 

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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: $95 - $141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Pestana Kruger Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 74
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