All Comments for Pestana Kruger Lodge

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liza bourdelle, France - 09 November 2014
Although we only had one night, we enjoyed it immensely. Sundowners on the deck are a must! The staff were friendly and helpful and we enjoyed our visit.
Roger Hunkin, South Africa - 28 July 2014
The location is very good being so close to the gate. The souther part of the park is wonderfull. The look of the Lodge is very nice. Unfortunately we were no impressed with the rooms or the food.
Nadine Harding, South Africa - 30 July 2013
No suite just 2 rooms joined by a room with 1 couch! Rooms need upgrading! Price high for what you get! Will not be visiting again! Take Doom! Spiders in shower on arrival! Jaccuzi in one room but not enough hot water to fill bath!
Family rooms
shirley Brazer, South Africa - 23 October 2012
Hi, we did enjoy our stay but the family room is very small and ideally should have two bedrooms and another bathroom. Regards.
Pleasant stay
Louis Schoombee, South Africa - 05 September 2012
I would like to advise my review into 2 categories. 1. Staff. 2. Facilities. I personally think the manageress and staff of Pestana Lodge is Pestana's biggest asset. Their willingness, friendliness and kindness is something they can be proud of. The facilities of Pestana need attention, on arrival the aircon of our room wasn't working but we were moved the following day to a new room. The deck outside the room needs attention due to rotten wood. The same could be said of the deck at the dining room, the wood needs to be oiled, there are loose poles in the handrailing and at one stage I was worried that the children could fall from the deck. The lights at the handrailing isn't in a good condition either. But as I said the staff of Pestana made our stay pleasant and we will make use of Pestana Lodge in future.
Pestana Kruger Lodge
Norbert Neumann, Germany - 26 October 2009
arrived Friday evening and left Sunday morning. Rooms were fine, as well as service in general with attentive staff. Food was good. All organizational matters were handled perfectly. Nice and very cleanly setting. Sitting on the terrace sipping an evening drink and watching the animals down at the river was an exciting experience.
Getaway before busy months ahead
Lethabo Nelwamondo, South Africa - 20 August 2009
I had a relaxing time as planned.
Wonderful stay
Nompumelelo Netshipale, South Africa - 04 February 2009
We had a wonderful stay, except for the insects in the room and me catching flu on the first night, it was a wonderful and relaxing stay.
Pieter van der Walt, South Africa - 01 October 2008
Overall we were very impressed with the establishment.
A really great stay.
Caron Waddy, Zimbabwe - 27 August 2008
We loved the location - overlooking the river into the park. We saw lots of game from the pool deck (including a leopard!) which was fantastic. There were good facilities for children and the family room accommodated us perfectly. Overall a really great stay.
Awesome !
Lise West, South Africa - 08 May 2008
The actual traveller was Nancy Scribante - her feedback about Pestana was awesome! She loved the room, the main area, the Camelot Spa and the staff were amazing! We will definitely be keeping Pestana's details on record for future visits to the area.
Kate Scott, United Kingdom - 16 January 2008
It was absolutely fantastic, Thank you.
Fantastic experience!!!
Kevin Blyth, South Africa - 24 November 2007
We had a really fantastic, relaxing and enjoyable Honeymoon We would come back and do it all over again we had such a fantastic experience!!!
Excellent choice
Peter Mulligan, United Kingdom - 10 October 2007
Pestana Kruger Lodge was an excellent choice and we enjoyed our stay there very much. We thought the location was superb and all the staff were helpful, polite and courteous. A very worthwhile experience.
Fantastic service
Wentzel Strydom, South Africa - 21 May 2007
We had a wonderful stay at your resort. The views are awesome, the service is great. I will recommend Pestana Kruger to anybody. I would also like to say thanx to Kaizer for his excellent service. I will definitely be back in the near future.
Wonderful stay
Megan and Peter Arnold, South Africa - 30 January 2007
We had a truly wonderful stay at the Pestana Kruger Lodge. The beds were very comfy, the food was great , the setting beautiful and its close proximity to the Park all make it an absolute winner! We can highly recommend it
My Amazing African Vacation
Alando Terrelonge, Jamaica - 17 October 2006
To all the wonderful members of staff at Pestana Kruger, including Phil who is an amazing chef, I must tell you all that I had an amazing vacation in Africa and that your luxury lodge was wonderful. I would definitely recommend your lodge to my friends and anyone who wants to do a safari in Africa. The accommodation was spacious, the grounds beautifully manicured, the food delicious and the staff very professional. There is even internet access that is complimentary!!! Thank you all for an amazing vacation.
Excellent place to unwind
allen mackay, South Africa - 16 October 2006
What impressed me the most was the very friendly and courteous staff, we were always greeted, the staff's hospitality skills were excellent. Overall our stay was very relaxing, peaceful and the rooms were very comfortable.
A weekend experince
Molefi Nkhabu, South Africa - 26 September 2006
The experience at Pestana met all my expectations and more! I needed quiet time and I found it
It was Fantasitc
Maryna Willemse, South Africa - 22 August 2006
It was fantastic! I wish we could have stayed longer. Definitely the perfect place to unwind. Professional friendly staff, great food, awsome views, beautiful family units. I would like to visit you as soon possible and for longer. I couldn't wait to tell friends and family about you. All the best for the future. Maryna and Family
Pestana stay
Ronnie Webster, South Africa - 17 July 2006
Accommodation value for money The service was excellent Suggest that they look at varying the breakfast and buffet a bit After 5 days of having the same options for breakfast and dinner it becomes a bit too much Otherwise very happy to recommend Pestana Kruger Lodge
Excellent resort
Candy Mendelowitz, South Africa - 17 July 2006
Excellent resort, great service, friendly and very pleasant
Great value for money!
Rodrigo Bayma, Brazil - 25 June 2006
We have just returned from Kruger. Pestana Kruger is a great option since the price is very attactive and the service is very nice. The location is also a plus and the safari from Lion's is problably the cheapest we could find. In other words... STAY THERE!!!
A Great Stay
Pamela Kistan, South Africa - 19 June 2006
Just wanted to thank the staff of Pestana Kruger. My husband and I had a wonderful and relaxed stay. This is our second visit to Pestana and it will most definitely not be our last. We are looking forward to staying in your wonderful and enchanted resort again. Thanks for the kind hospitality. Warm Wishes Dr and Mrs Kistan
Great weekend
annemari kruger, South Africa - 02 May 2006
Very Pretty
Anonymous - 02 May 2006
The lodge is very pretty and is within easy access of the Kruger Park. The food was good and the staff were friendly and helpful.
MARIO JORGE, South Africa - 18 April 2006
Out of this world experience !
viren nandlall, South Africa - 24 January 2006
Yes, I definitely enjoyed my stay at Pentana Kruger, it was out of this world experience! The staff was so welcoming and helpful and the atmosphere was very relaxing and calm. The drive through the nature reserve was so educating and exciting. The Camelot Spa therapies was so relaxing and the food was simply delicious. The curio shop got the most beautiful displays , of which I did take some back home with me. This was genuine value for money! I will definitely be going to this beautiful place again and again and I would recommend others to this place. A big thank you to for directing me to this wonderful experience!

Pestana Kruger Lodge
Pestana Kruger Lodge is situated less than a kilometre away from the Malelane Gate, the southern-most entrance to the Kruger National Park. It is approximately four hours' drive from Johannesburg, 56 km from Nelspruit, 6 km from the town of Malelane, 176 km from Maputo and an hour’s drive from Swaziland.

The lodge is surrounded by 22 hectares of indigenous gardens and bush with magnificent views of the Crocodile River, which borders the Kruger National Park. It’s a rare pleasure to watch the hippos so close by, as well as the other animals as they stroll down to the river for a drink of water or to cool down.

Pestana Kruger Lodge has a total of 74 rooms; the comfortable rooms have earthy interiors with an African touch and all rooms have balconies. All the rooms are equipped with air-conditioning, satellite TV, direct dial telephones, electronic safe deposit boxes, hairdryers and mini-bar fridges stocked on request. The rooms have en-suite bathrooms and tea and coffee-making facilities and a laundry service are provided.

Buhlebethu restaurant is located in the lodge and has a view of the Crocodile River. This restaurant offers light lunches and a set menu or buffet for dinner with contemporary South African cuisine. Breakfast packs are available on request for those setting off early in the day. Crocafellas restaurant is situated right at the entrance to the Pestana Kruger Lodge and has a capacity of 120 persons. The restaurant is located on the water inhabited by seven crocodiles. It is open from 11h00 daily until late and offers bistro-style meals. This venue may be booked for private functions. Eshonalanga bar is located in the hotel main building is open daily from 10h00 to 24h00. We offer room service from 07h00 until 22h00; light, cold sandwiches and salads are available.

The Camelot Health Spa at Pestana Kruger Lodge is unique, luxurious and caters for your every need. It's fully equipped with a hydro bath, a steam room, a relaxation area and a double treatment suite which leads out onto its own private treatment garden. Experience a bush massage which will make you feel both the tranquility of the bushveld and the healing touch of your therapist. Combine this with Camelot's philosophy of creating a haven to relax and revitalize your body, mind and soul, and you will have a sensory experience of a lifetime. A healthy spa menu is available and the spa also offers an indoor swimming pool.

The boma provides an outdoor experience you cannot miss; it is an African tradition that offers a typical dinner in an outdoor setting, served around the campfire. These meals must be requested in advance and can be ordered for a minimum of 20 people and a maximum of 150.

Other facilities include two outdoor swimming pools, a supertube, board games, Internet, airport transfers and a local crafts workshop. Close by guests can enjoy bush walks, open vehicle safaris, panorama tours, golf, tennis, squash, shopping and quad biking.



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