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Pestana Kruger Lodge

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  • Very good36%
  • Average23%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
Pestana Kruger is a 4 star hotel, situated in South Africa just 70m from the Southern entrance to Kruger National Park and only 150m from Malelane Gate, one of the most important access point to the park. Is surrounded by marvelous gardens and offers a fantastic view of the Crocodile River, where hippos and several wildlife species can be seen. The hotel has many special facilities that includes two outdoor pools and one indoor pool, a restaurant and two bars and one SPA that offers a range of body treatments and a Turkish bath. The rooms have views over the river and gardens, decorated with African motifs. They all have balconies and internet Wi-Fi.
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Kruger Mpumalanga Intl Airport45 km
Skukuza Airport56 km
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Reviewed 5 September 2018

We were not really convinced of the quality of this hotel, because of the many negative reviews we read. But because of its excellent location (800 meters away from Kruger Malelane Gate) we wanted to give it a try. It started off wrongly by trying...More

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Response from DaveH4647, General Manager at Pestana Kruger LodgeResponded 27 September 2018

Dear Frans C Thank you for taking the time to send such a comprehensive review I agree with entirely regarding the winelist and we are currently reviewing this and hope to launch the new wine list within weeks Aside from that the team here are...More

Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

We stayed at this lodge in Kruger Park for 3 nights.. a totally unique & wonderful experience!! The cottages were awesome.. birds by the river, Deer in the backyard.. WiFi in the lounge but we were fine! The BEST part... the deck overlooks Crocodile River.....More

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Response from Dave H, General Manager at Pestana Kruger LodgeResponded 5 September 2018

Dear prakvaid58 We're delighted to see you had such a wonderful experience at the lodge . And particularly the wildlife which really is the reason people come to Kruger. The Fish eagle pair is also one of our favorites! We hope to welcome you back...More

Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Booked in for 2 nights but left after 1. Rooms are dated and very basic. We were very close to the river which stank the entire time. Breakfast was very average. Would rather go somewhere else next time.

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Response from Dave H, General Manager at Pestana Kruger LodgeResponded 5 September 2018

Dear Mike H We are so sorry to see that you did not enjoy your experience at the lodge We are always sad to see customers leave earlier than expected Dave Hackney General Manager

Reviewed 28 August 2018

We had a very enjoyable, albeit brief, stay en route to the Kruger Park. The Hotel is set in pretty grounds with a lovely deck overlooking the Crocodile River. The hotel is well located close to the Kruger Park Malalane Gate and therefore a great...More

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Response from Dave H, General Manager at Pestana Kruger LodgeResponded 5 September 2018

Dear mbaker989663 Our team is very pleased to see that you had such a positive experience at Pestana Kruger We hope to welcome you back to our lodge in the future Dave Hackney General Manager

Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

The grounds are well kept. The accommodation varies. We stayed in the bungalows. Neat but very basic. We were a fairly large group to which resort reacted well. Bar service was slightly slow. The breakfast was a bit of a bottle neck at som points....More

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Response from Dave H, General Manager at Pestana Kruger LodgeResponded 5 September 2018

Dear Jaco-Pierre S We are very pleased to see that your group was generally happy with the experience at the lodge My apologies for the bottlenecks and bar service. We will certainly work on that aspect of our service We hope to welcome you back...More

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9 August 2016|
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Response from KonstantinvW | Reviewed this property |
We found the food actually quite good and tasty, with a good variety of different dishes appealing to different tastes, freshly prepared. Breakfast was also good, with a live station for omelettes.
9 August 2016|
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Response from KonstantinvW | Reviewed this property |
Yes no problems with cleanliness!
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Response from Shube1 | Reviewed this property |
The lodge will arrange everything for you. However I still feel that to experience Kruger one must stay in the park there are many lodges within that cater for everything including game drives and pick you up at the airport... More
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"Mejor una habitación con vistas al río. Better a room overlooking the river."
3 weeks ago
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"The nearer reception the better as the roadways and paths are dangerous after dark"
3 weeks ago
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"Choose a bungalow nearer to the main building. Some of the lodges are 300 yards from the main building."
4 weeks ago
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"Deluxe rooms have the best view and are closest to the lodge and pool."
5 weeks ago
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US$87 - US$184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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