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Protea Hotel by Marriott Kruger Gate

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Protea Hotel by Marriott Kruger Gate - Where the bushveld is your playground, no matter your age! Protea Hotel by Marriott 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 by Marriott 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.
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Free parking
Free internet
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Outdoor pool
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
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Non-smoking hotel
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Non-smoking rooms
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Portia Shabangu Rd on Sabi River at the Paul Kruger Gate, Skukuza 1350 South Africa
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Skukuza Airport7 mi
Arathusa Safari Lodge Airport17 mi
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This warm and cozy property is only approx 115 meters away from the Kruger National Park in South Africa's Mpumalanga Province.. One can feel the onset of an authentic African safari to experience Africa’s Big Five, by just going on a walking trail with an expert guide or enjoying adventurous safari drives through the wild African jungle! The Protea Kruger Gate offers safari drives in the private reserve as well as through the Big Five Kruger National Park in open safari vehicles for the adventurous and bold! . A most unique Tree House experience caters to sleep outs and ‘Big 5 spotting! Each of the lovely rooms gives you the feeling of a surrounding bush environment whilst the lodge also is a birdwatchers' paradise! Not forgetting the Boma- where one could endlessly dine under the African starry nites whilst enjoying an array of mouth watering dishes –African style! We would like to place on record the great warm service meted out to us by the following staff namely- EMMACOLATE, TROTERN, DONATION,SUZAN,RUTH and DIFFERENCE! We enjoyed every bit of our stay and would definitely recommend the awesome property which was ‘ Value for money” Thank You to The Management and Staff and keep up the great hospitality!
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The hotel is in a fantastic location. The overall hotel equipment, like the gym, is a bit aged, so are the rooms. The food is good and the hotel has friendly personnel. One can see wildlife from the platforms or the gym, that's remarkable. Also, there are great conference facilities. What is pushing the rating to average is the booking service for tours/safaris. There is no hint on the hotel web site to safari booking. When we got in touch with the contact person for booking, we got a price list and one booking confirmation, but there was no tour description, so we booked a tour that did not go to the Kruger park. The information exchange with the reception/concierge does not really work, so it was difficult to get final info on the tours (pick-up time etc.). Overall the tour booking is not first class and should be improved.
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I want to congratulate the staff and management of the Protea hotel. It was our first time at the Property with my family and the experience we had was fantastic. What stood out was the friendliness of the staff and then adding on to that the awesome food make for a experience to remember
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You can literally see the Paul Kruger Gate from this hotel. It is such a lovely rustic property situated respectfully in nature. The wooden decks are built around trees and along a little creek where we spotted small antelope grazing among the shrubs. Unfortunately we stayed here during construction and so were not able to make use of the pool, but there is putt putt and tennis courts to entertain the family between game viewings. As for a romantic couples getaway, I don’t recommend this spot because there were a lot of unruly young families and unsupervised kids running about—dinner was a bit chaotic. Apart from the kids using the boma dinner area as a playground it is a lovely setting with roaring fires and delicious buffet options. Overall it’s a bit noisy, but if you can get over that you’ll enjoy the stunning views and romantic setting. My husband and I did cut our stay short to seek quieter/adult accommodations.
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Response from Francois M, Marketing plan coordinator at Protea Hotel by Marriott Kruger Gate
Responded 1 week ago
Dear valued GUEST, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at the Protea Hotel by Marriott Kruger Gate with us. Your valuable feedback helps identify areas of opportunity for us to improve the guest experience.The hotel team is committed to delivering an exceptional experience and are always brainstorming creative ways to exceed the expectations of our VALUED GUEST, such as yourself. We have shared your feedback with the appropriate hotel team to ensure we consistently deliver upon guest expectations. Thank you for staying at the Protea Hotel by Marriott Kruger Gate and we hope you choose to create more memories with us whenever your travels bring you back to Kruger national park. Sincerely, NOZIPHO SHABANGU Marketing Plan Coordinator Protea Hotel by Marriott Kruger Gate nozipho.shabangu@proteahotels.com 013 735 5671
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The grounds are simply beautiful - completely in the middle of nature, with really clean and well-maintained infrastructure and rooms. Walking through the grounds, you are surrounded by trees and bushes, (sometimes) monkeys and exotic birds. It really is like a haven. The service is 10/10 - the staff are friendly, helpful and always happy to chat. I was here with my partner, and it was simply a wonderful getaway for us both. Additionally, it is literally 100m from the Kruger Gate entrance - we were there by 6am each morning and got into the park very quickly, so I didn't at all feel affected by the fact that we weren't staying inside the park. There are some small renovations happening at the moment, so your view outside your room might be slightly impeded, so might be worth checking ahead of time, however, this did not affect my experience at all - the disruption was very minimal. Really enjoyed my stay, I only wish that I was able to stay longer!
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$183 - $297 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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