Myself, my partner and mum in-law have just arrived back to Jo'burg after 4 nights at the Grand Kruger Lodge. We stayed in Rm 3 which was spacious, we had a large terrace to enjoy, a lovely powerful shower and the most comfy pillows to help fantastic sleeps there. Mum in law stayed in rm 5 which was also spacious with a fantastic view over the lower decking and bush beyond.
Service - We received fantastic service throughout our entire stay which started with Wesley at check in, every day from all of the friendly staff and Louis who was our guide on our game drive through Kruger. Everyone was very attentive and incredibly helpful with any requests we made. The room was made daily with a pillow turn down service every evening.
Wesley also organised a lovely birthday surprise for my partner on our first night which was an extra special touch.
Marloth Park - The park is deep bush with only the main road being Tar and the rest are dirt roads. The lodge is well sign posted but grab a map and explore the rest of the park. There is a shop and petrol station in Marloth Park and we saw so many animals including giraffe, kudu, zebra and with the boundary fence running along the Kruger Park and Crocodile River you can see the hippos, elephants, crocodiles, and while we were there lions and a rhino. There are also a few one way roads around the park which may not be suitable for normal cars, best only use these if you have a 4x4.
Game Drive - We were indicisive on the 4 or 8 hour drive through Kruger. We have been on plenty of drives in SA, Zimbabwe and the Masai Mara in Kenya but as we were the only 3 on the drive we decided on the 8 hour drive which was wonderful. With Mum being 80 we were not sure how she would hold out for 8 hours but Louis looked after all of our needs. We saw all the "Big 5" and much more. Louis was obviously very experienced and passionate about the animals and the park. Breakfast was provided on the drive and Louis ordered lunch so it was ready when we returned in the afternoon.
Food - it was nice to have a choice of food. Some days it would be buffet breakfast and buffet dinner with a good selection for a 4 course meal. There was also table service on other days for breakfast and dinner with a BBQ one night. The only feedback would be for the BBQ. As this was all cooked rather than cooking and taking the food fresh off the BBQ some food was only warm which was looked at straight away when we mentioned it to our waiter. However the food was delicious and plenty of it, something to please all taste buds.
We would definitely recommend the lodge and location to others.
Thank you for such a wonderful stay!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Grand Kruger Hotel Marloth Park