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Pestana Kruger Lodge

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 points to the park. It 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, 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.


Just 150 metres from the main entrance of one of the world’s most important nature parks and South Africa’s largest protected area, the Pestana Kruger Lodge is right near the action! But before you visit the reserve and the famous Big Five – Lion, Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo and Leopard – relax in the hotel’s secure and comfortable lodgings.

The rooms reflect African colours and spirit. All of the 74 rooms have a terrace overlooking the park, the garden or the Crocodile River, with a private bathroom, air conditioning, satellite TV, and coffee and tea machine, among other amenities. The Standard Double, Family, Deluxe Rooms, and the Hippo and Rhino Suites (the latter with a private swimming pool) can sleep from 2 to 6 people. Book your stay at this hotel and have your own safari adventure.

Services and Restaurants 

The tour desk at Pestana Kruger Lodge is available to help organize a wide variety of trips through the Kruger Park. Explore the Kruger National Park that has about 2.000 km of roads and six rivers that cross the park’s savanna, sheltering a never-ending number of animals of different species. 

For your meals you have the Buhlebethu restaurant with a fantastic view of the Crocodile River that offers an "A La Carte" menu of contemporary South African cuisine. 

Overlooking the jungle, the deck is the perfect place for you to have breakfast in the company of Kruger's other inhabitants. So it's easy to see the osprey searching for food while you're drinking your latte and hear the hippos ruminate while having some delicious pancakes. Breakfast options are wide and delicious, and the bar area has a light snacks menu available all day. No matter what time it is, you can enjoy the deck and the restaurant room overlooking one of the world's greatest shows: survival.

The new Kids Zone, offers fantastic entertainment for the whole family. Ride the Green Mamba Super Tube Slide or Jump for joy on our fantastic jumping castle. If you want to relax enjoy our SPA with excellent body massages or dive into our outdoor pools. 

Meetings and events

Excellent conferencing facilities available for hosting any type of conference, team building, wedding or Gala event. The property offers a wide range of conferencing and wedding packages to suit your needs. 

Destination and Location  

This safari resort is just 500 meters away from Malelane Gate, one of the main entrances to the world-famous Kruger Park, where giant herbivores and the most predators in the world live in their natural habitat. 

When you follow the Panorama Route you find the Pilgrim's Rest, the first gold mine ever to be explored in South Africa. If you decide to visit the nearest small town, Sabie, you'll find the main local specialty: shops of sweet and savory pancakes. Here you will also find several shops and craftsmen who sell and curate local traditions and crafts. 

Head to the Three Rondavels, a stunning rock formation and see the Mac Falls as well, an impressive waterfall.

It is just one-hour drive distance from Swaziland and two hours driving distance from Maputo (Mozambique). The cosmopolitan city of Nelspruit is just 45 minutes away by car. 

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