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Lion Sands River Lodge - Sabie Park
1
9.8 Excellent (122 reviews)
Overview
With a stay at Lion Sands River Lodge in Kruger National Park, you'll be in a national park, just steps from Sabi Sands Game Reserve. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and multilingual staff. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free valet parking is available onsite.
Elephant Plains Game Lodge - Sabie Park - Building
2
9.4 Excellent (237 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Elephant Plains Game Lodge in Kruger National Park, you'll be in a national park and 7 minutes by car from Manyeleti Game Reserve. Featured amenities include luggage storage, laundry facilities, and a library. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Perfect location and knowledgeable staff. Saw the Big 5 on our 1st 2-3 days of our stay
Cons: It was perfect.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: My husband and I stayed at Elephants Plains and had a wonderful experience. Staff was really attentive to every single detail and really kind. Game drive was absolutely outstanding. We were really able to see a lot of animals and our guide was very professional and explained us a lot. Then the lodge and food was just perfect. We will definitely come back and we highly recommend it.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great game drives with our ranger Chade and Tracker Life. Highly recommend this private reserve to see fantastic wildlife.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: One of the best place we have ever been. Exciting experience the afternoon game drive: the tracker and the guide have been wonderful. The room was clean and comfortable and the service very attentive. Pleasant breakfast and dinner.
Cons: The scheduled guided walking in the morning have been cancelled without any notification and they left us waiting for walking depart for 40 minutes until we have decided to ask further news (as we had asked at the time scheduled for depart at the reception and they confirmed the guided walk was going to have place in few minutes). The concern is due to the fact they haven't informed us promptly and proposed nothing as alternative activity despite the walk has been paid by us.
7.5 Good
Pros: The hotel staff is amazing. Our room (the honeymoon suit) was great and nice but air condition did not work (nights are still very cold early Sep and waking up at 5 am for the morning drive in a called room is not that pleasant). Our guide/ranger was OK but we had better guides in our previous private game reserves. Food was good, not amazing. Some meals were very good, some average. Leopards viewing is amazing.
Cons: For the huge money we spent we expected the air condition to work. They tried to fix it but with success. As I mentioned, Leopards viewing is amazing but the overall wildlife viewing was slightly disappointing. Many say that Sabi Sand is the best reserve for game viewing. As far as we can judge it is not! We saw many leopards, we got real close to them but other than that - not much to write home about.
10.0 Excellent
Cons: Nothing this place is amazing, magical and allowed me to see these animals so close and felt safe at all times. Elephant Plains was the highlight of my trip to South Africa
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We stayed in a luxury suite which was very comfortable with amazing views from our verandah, including elephants and other animals in the dry riverbed below. The game drives far exceeded our expectations with exceptional sightings of several leopards and a large pride of lions including cubs. We saw all of the big 5 and Darren and his tracker Chris gave us the most wonderful safari experience. We have travelled all over Africa on many safaris and our 3 night stay at EP was by far the best and the highlight of our South African holiday.
Cons: Nothing!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Highly recommend! We were sadly only able to stay one night but were able to see the Big 5 within our two safaris. The food was amazing. The room was perfect and very comfortable. The staff were gracious and welcoming. 10/10
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The game drives were simply incredible! And our ranger was very knowedgeable, answering every question we had with plenty of details. The food served at the lodge was very good, and the staff very fiendly and available to our requests.
Cons: Only negative aspect is that you need to pay a fee when entering the park gate and reach the lodge. I understand that this fee is for the park and not the lodge, so it has to be paid to access every lodge within the park. However this fee is is not specified anywhere on the booking page, and it would be nicer to know before booking, and not after reaching the destination.
Inyati Game Lodge - Sabie Park - Bedroom
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9.4 Excellent (88 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Inyati Game Lodge in Kruger National Park, you'll be on a river and 20.2 mi (32.5 km) from Paul Kruger Entrance Gate. Featured amenities include a computer station, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. Event facilities at this lodge consist of a conference center and a meeting room. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The meals were simple adequate and delicious . Never left the table either underfed or stuffed with food . Exactly what one would expect from a Game lodge that does not try and be a boutique hotel as well . The game drives were informative and excellent and the drivers and spotters were excellent ambassadors for the Lodge . Fellow guests were also part of the enjoyment
Cons: Have to think hard and honestly cannot come up with anything
7.5 Good
Pros: stayed here twice before - have found the service has gone down a bit. cecelia was very accommodating and helpful
Cons: staff were not as attentive tables were not set drinks/ barmen were not very good quality of the food options was not at its best. game ringer - did not communicate very well
8.8 Excellent
Pros: A magical stay at Inyati. Staff were incredibly friendly and we had the most amazing guide who showed us the most wonderful time.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: It was a beautiful place with great food. Met nice people from all over the world and staff was very nice. Best part of the game drives was the off roading through river beds and sometimes just through the bush. We had the thrill of tracking a leopard and her baby and found another leopard with his kill in the tree eating as hyenas gathered below.
Cons: The wildlife wasn’t as dense in Sabie Sands as we expected and we couldn’t leave to go outside or back to room without escort due to resort not being fenced.
Hamiltons Tented Camp - Skukuza - Bedroom
4
9.3 Excellent (113 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Hamiltons Tented Camp in Kruger National Park, you'll be in a national park, just steps from Manyeleti Game Reserve. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free self parking is available onsite.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Location was absolutely beautiful. Sheer luxury to sit outside with elephants, giraffe and various species of antelope to view from the deck. Game drives were amazing with a knowledgeable ranger.
Cons: Not mad about the old style colonial outfits worn by the staff.
7.9 Good
Pros: Great staff, great rooms. Fantastic views and so much game around the house.
Cons: I was informed we could do a guided walking safari (additional payment required, that is okay) but that was not possible. Furthermore it would be good to make it really 5 star, eg with daily fresh water bottles in the room when it's 42 degrees Celcius.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Excellent location and wonderful staff. We felt welcomed during the whole stay. Great program to explore the park. Excellent food at dinner.
Cons: Tents/rooms could have a more accurate cleaning, despite the difficult climate and location.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Property extremely luxurious, staff highly professional and friendly. Stay was excellent and food and experience too. Highly recommend!
7.1 Good
Pros: The location and the romance of a time gone by.
Cons: Needs maintenance and a thorough deep clean. It’s dirty.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The location and facilities were unique, an area of stunning natural beauty! Everything was clean and we have to mention, that they put a big effort to every single detail. A warm welcome on arrival, attentive service and a personal atmosphere ensured that we felt thoroughly comfortable during our entire stay. Our guide was exceptional and exceeded our expections. Furthermore, the staffs goodbye performance at the end was a warm and sincere surprise too.
Cons: There is nothing what we didn't like.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Being on the river bed with no fencing, plenty of wild animals, only a few guests, friendly staff, amazing food, bathtub overlooking the dry riverbed with animals passing through.
Umkumbe Safari Lodge - Sabie Park
5
8.8 Excellent (165 reviews)
Singita Boulders Lodge - Sabie Park
6
9.0 Excellent (40 reviews)
Overview
With private wildlife-viewing decks and serene open fireplaces, Singita Boulders hotel is a safari lodge and refined homebase for exploring South Africa's Kruger National Park. Stylish, secluded and located on the dramatic Sand River, these modern suites have are all rugged luxury, with indoor and outdoor showers, private pools and decks for watching wildlife wonders strut by.
Rhino Post Safari Lodge - Skukuza - Bedroom
7
9.3 Excellent (19 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Rhino Post Safari Lodge in Kruger National Park, you'll be 15.8 mi (25.4 km) from Manyeleti Game Reserve and 8.4 mi (13.5 km) from Londolozi Game Reserve. The front desk is staffed during limited hours. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free self parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The staff were incredible, nothing too much trouble and how they remember all the guests names is beyond me. Our guides on the drives were enthusiastic and you could tell how they love doing what they do, Bonga and Greg we really loved the time spent on the drives with you. The animals really put on a show for us, this is a wonderful time of year to view game, even had a leopard cross the road as we were turning into the Skakuza airport road. It was everything we hoped it would be and more, hope to return again pretty soon. Was pleasantly surprised by the price of drinks at the bar and in the mini bar in the room.
Cons: We are not big on communal eating, but this is the way at most lodges. Would like to see handles on the bath for us oldies to cling too when getting in and out. But this is really nit picking, we have no complaints really.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: When my wife and I arrived, I was under the weather but RPSL took good care of me. I went to visit a MD they organized for me in a nearby town and I improved a lot. They prepared a few special meals that also helped a lot. We were able to eat under the stars a couple of nights. — Very romantic! Because I was not feeling well, I stayed behind from some of the Safaris. My wife saw animals she had missed earlier in our trip and even though I was back at the Lodge, many animals ca me to visit the water hole rear the lodge. When I could finally go with her, I got to see the big 5: Elephant, Leopard, Cape Buffalo, Lions and Rhinos And Hippopotamus. And Giraffes too, Thrilling! That’s more than 5– Our safaris guide was very attentive and kept track of who had see what and made sure everyone got to see what they came for (as far as the animals would let him)
Cons: Could not have been more pleased!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: An amazing camp stay. Staff were excellent! Location was awesome!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything! The place is great and it gives the best experience for a Safari, since it is open you really have the feeling of be in touch with African nature with some great experiences involve: elephants just some meters away, baboons drinking water outside your beadroom, and even lions in the surrounding. The guides know some much about the animals so we learned so much about them. The breakfast is great with a lot of options, also the meal before the afternoon safari and all the snacks they give you for the safari, dinner is also amazing and all the facilities are breathtaking. The way to the beadrooms is great and open (guides walked with us a nigh) so even go there is an adventure and the rooms are beautiful, clean and with an amazing view.
Cons: Nothing, I just loved everything :)
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Awesome location. Great view and game driver. Staff is very passionate. Good food and great evenings with travelers from all over the world at the fire pit. Worth the money.
Cons: Only one small thing. More to eat during the morning game drives. Take something with you. But just a detail.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing game drive with the guide Banga, very friendly and super passionated. Great food and very personal service Confortable room giving the real into the wild experience
Cons: It was winter time so the room was a bit cold.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: In a great part of the Kruger, situated along a dry river bed, abundance of animals and wild life. Rustic, but very comfortable.
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing service. Incredibly personal and exclusive
Protea Hotel by Marriott Kruger Gate - Skukuza - Bedroom
8
8.5 Excellent (1,124 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Experience the wonder of the African Bushveld here in Mpumalanga with a visit to the Protea Hotel Kruger Gate. Located along the Sabie River, our rustic and elegant lodge provides all the comforts of home, yet is just 100 meters from the Paul Kruger Gate of Kruger National Park - offering unparalleled access to the area's legendary natural beauty. Step under the indigenous portico and be transported to a different world - one reminiscent of a tree house, with elevated walkways nestled among native bird habitats. Relax in your air-conditioned room which features marble bathrooms, free Wi-Fi and modern technology. Our two hotel restaurants, Lapa and Kudyela, offer delectable dining in an convivial atmosphere. Be sure to spend time at our year-round outdoor pool or squeeze in a workout at the fitness center. And with the incredible wildlife of Kruger National Park at your doorstep, you have plenty to explore during your stay. We look forward to welcoming you here to Mpumalanga at the Protea Hotel Kruger Gate!
5.0 Okay
Pros: Everything but the room
Cons: I reserved a particular room,when I got to the hotel I was given a different/cheaper room.Surprisingly they claimed to give me a twenty five percent discount but I feel it was just a refund for the room.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful place. 2 minutes from the entrance gate to the park which is super convenient. We loved the dinner selection maybe except for the desserts. The staff was very nice and the service was really friendly. Breakfast was ok but nothing special.
Cons: It is a bit expensive. And it was quite confusing to get around, not enough signs in the property. We got a bit lost trying to get to dinner.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Location
Cons: Hotel getting very Expensive. Could not book with my Procard
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The location and the structure.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: It is a beautiful place and the elephants came right up to the fence around the pool area. The hotel is situated right outside Kruger gate. The food, breakfast and dinner, was very good and 90% of the staff was friendly and helpfull.
Cons: Weak wifi signal in most areas. None at all i our room. Ongoing construction work just outside our room started at 7.30. Some of the staff were not soo nice and need some serious service training. We got small electrical chocks from the shower handle. Not a big problem though.
5.4 Okay
Pros: Nice location, beautiful views from the sun deck.
Cons: Terrible buffets dinners together with huge tourist groups. Nothing for the individual travelers who seeking a tranquil and romantic moment in the bush.
Lion Sands Tinga Lodge - Skukuza - Bedroom
9
8.1 Excellent (4 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Lion Sands Tinga Lodge in Kruger National Park, you'll be on a river, just steps from Sabi Sands Game Reserve and 8 minutes by foot from Skukuza Golf Course. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and multilingual staff. Planning an event in Kruger National Park? This lodge has 237 square feet (22 square meters) of space consisting of a conference center and a meeting room. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available on request).
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff is very attentive and caring. The game drive is excellent and the guide is very knowledgable. The WiFi can be a bit unpredictable but we can check our email and receive WhatsApp fine. The room is fantastic and we even got to see wildlife there. Eland, impela and even giraffe and elephant would pass by.
Cons: Cannot find of one

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Hamiltons Tented Camp - Skukuza - Bedroom
1
9.3 Excellent (113 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Hamiltons Tented Camp in Kruger National Park, you'll be in a national park, just steps from Manyeleti Game Reserve. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free self parking is available onsite.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Location was absolutely beautiful. Sheer luxury to sit outside with elephants, giraffe and various species of antelope to view from the deck. Game drives were amazing with a knowledgeable ranger.
Cons: Not mad about the old style colonial outfits worn by the staff.
7.9 Good
Pros: Great staff, great rooms. Fantastic views and so much game around the house.
Cons: I was informed we could do a guided walking safari (additional payment required, that is okay) but that was not possible. Furthermore it would be good to make it really 5 star, eg with daily fresh water bottles in the room when it's 42 degrees Celcius.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Excellent location and wonderful staff. We felt welcomed during the whole stay. Great program to explore the park. Excellent food at dinner.
Cons: Tents/rooms could have a more accurate cleaning, despite the difficult climate and location.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Property extremely luxurious, staff highly professional and friendly. Stay was excellent and food and experience too. Highly recommend!
7.1 Good
Pros: The location and the romance of a time gone by.
Cons: Needs maintenance and a thorough deep clean. It’s dirty.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The location and facilities were unique, an area of stunning natural beauty! Everything was clean and we have to mention, that they put a big effort to every single detail. A warm welcome on arrival, attentive service and a personal atmosphere ensured that we felt thoroughly comfortable during our entire stay. Our guide was exceptional and exceeded our expections. Furthermore, the staffs goodbye performance at the end was a warm and sincere surprise too.
Cons: There is nothing what we didn't like.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Being on the river bed with no fencing, plenty of wild animals, only a few guests, friendly staff, amazing food, bathtub overlooking the dry riverbed with animals passing through.
Protea Hotel by Marriott Kruger Gate - Skukuza - Bedroom
2
8.5 Excellent (1,124 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Experience the wonder of the African Bushveld here in Mpumalanga with a visit to the Protea Hotel Kruger Gate. Located along the Sabie River, our rustic and elegant lodge provides all the comforts of home, yet is just 100 meters from the Paul Kruger Gate of Kruger National Park - offering unparalleled access to the area's legendary natural beauty. Step under the indigenous portico and be transported to a different world - one reminiscent of a tree house, with elevated walkways nestled among native bird habitats. Relax in your air-conditioned room which features marble bathrooms, free Wi-Fi and modern technology. Our two hotel restaurants, Lapa and Kudyela, offer delectable dining in an convivial atmosphere. Be sure to spend time at our year-round outdoor pool or squeeze in a workout at the fitness center. And with the incredible wildlife of Kruger National Park at your doorstep, you have plenty to explore during your stay. We look forward to welcoming you here to Mpumalanga at the Protea Hotel Kruger Gate!
5.0 Okay
Pros: Everything but the room
Cons: I reserved a particular room,when I got to the hotel I was given a different/cheaper room.Surprisingly they claimed to give me a twenty five percent discount but I feel it was just a refund for the room.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful place. 2 minutes from the entrance gate to the park which is super convenient. We loved the dinner selection maybe except for the desserts. The staff was very nice and the service was really friendly. Breakfast was ok but nothing special.
Cons: It is a bit expensive. And it was quite confusing to get around, not enough signs in the property. We got a bit lost trying to get to dinner.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Location
Cons: Hotel getting very Expensive. Could not book with my Procard
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The location and the structure.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: It is a beautiful place and the elephants came right up to the fence around the pool area. The hotel is situated right outside Kruger gate. The food, breakfast and dinner, was very good and 90% of the staff was friendly and helpfull.
Cons: Weak wifi signal in most areas. None at all i our room. Ongoing construction work just outside our room started at 7.30. Some of the staff were not soo nice and need some serious service training. We got small electrical chocks from the shower handle. Not a big problem though.
5.4 Okay
Pros: Nice location, beautiful views from the sun deck.
Cons: Terrible buffets dinners together with huge tourist groups. Nothing for the individual travelers who seeking a tranquil and romantic moment in the bush.