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Reviewed 12 October 2018

Leaving "Kruger National Park" through its "Malelane Gate, "Pestana Kruger Lodge" will be shortly at your right! A very convenient location for all those visiting the iconic South African Park. We drove all day from "Crocodile Bridge Gate" to "Malelane Gate", on a very successful game drive! So many wild animals, even the "Big 5"! Leaving the Park, we stayed overnight at "Pestana Kruger Lodge", dining at its "Boma Restaurant". Our chalet - Nr. 218 - was comfortable and clean. Hotel staff was friendly and meals - including dinner and breakfast - were fine. We had breakfast on a deck, with awesome views of "Crocodile River" and its wild animals. No complaints, but "Pestana Kruger Lodge" is getting old and its Portuguese owners should be thinking about its renovation. Enjoy!

  • Stayed: February 2018, travelled with friends
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Thank LuizDutraNeto
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DaveH4647, General Manager at Pestana Kruger Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear LuizDutraNeto

I'm pleased to see you all had a great time in the hotel and in the Kruger park.

You'll be pleased to know that we are in the middle of a product enhancement program and this will continue into Phase 2 in the coming year

Dave Hackney
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Reviewed 11 October 2018

Facility maintenance gone backwards since my previous stays, buffet food cold with limited options. Water is visibly brown coming from taps, drinking water not replaced during stay. Staff very friendly and doing their best.

  • Stayed: October 2018, travelled on business
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Review collected in partnership with Pestana Hotel Group
Thank Adri F
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DaveH4647, General Manager at Pestana Kruger Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Adri F

Thank you for taking the time to submit your review

The team takes all feedback seriously , both negative and positive , and we will certainly take the concerns raised to heart

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Reviewed 9 October 2018

We had a very nice stay at Pestana. The terrace overlooking the river and Kruger is perfect. We Saw hippos, girafs and elephants. The staff are very helpfull and friendly. I can highly recommend this hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed: October 2018, travelled with family
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Thank madsvinding
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DaveH4647, General Manager at Pestana Kruger Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear madsvinding

Thank you for taking the time to submit your review

The team is delighted to see that you had a good experience at the lodge. We hope to wlecome you back soon

Dave Hackney
General Manager

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Reviewed 23 September 2018

The viewing deck is unmatched. I saw at least 3 of the big 5 on the viewing deck alone. The location is excellent as it’s very close to shopping areas whilst being at the doorstep of the park. Well appointed rooms which are overlooking the Crocodile River.

  • Stayed: September 2018, travelled solo
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Thank Lungi05
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DaveH4647, General Manager at Pestana Kruger Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2018

Dear Lungi05

Thank you for such a positive review. We are delighted that you could have such a fantastic experience whilst staying at the lodge

We hope to welcome you back soon

Dave Hackney
General Manager

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Reviewed 22 September 2018

Poor service, slow, unfriendly but good food. A brilliant viewing balcony but not enough outdoor eating seating to enjoy this one good thing. Rooms were clean and comfortable but lots of small defects. Just felt sloppy and unfriendly.

  • Stayed: September 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank merindak672
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DaveH4647, General Manager at Pestana Kruger Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2018

Dear merindaak672


I'm so sorry to see that you had a poor experience at the lodge

My team prides themselves on their friendly approach and are sorry that we seemed to have dropped the ball on this occasion

With my regards

Dave Hackney
General Manager

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