Pestana Kruger Lodge Malelane Hotel Accommodation in Kruger Park

Pestana Kruger Lodge

4 Star Hotel at R570, Kruger National Park, Malelane Gate, Malelane, Mpumalanga, South Africa. Show on Map

About Pestana Kruger Lodge

Pestana Kruger Lodge is just 150 meters away from the most important entrance on the south side of the Kruger National Park - Malelane Gate - and is the ideal place for the whole family. Pestana Kruger Lodge is located on the Nkomazi Tourist Route, The Wild Frontier, in Mpumalanga. The Hotel is set amongst wonderful gardens and has a fantastic view over the Crocodile River where hippos and other wildlife around. The Crocodile River borders the Kruger National Park.

The Kruger National Park has almost 2,000 km of roads and 6 permanent rivers that cross the savannah within the park. It is home to a vast number of different animals and countless species of all kinds. It is the habitat of countless species, and tourists here will have the ideal opportunity to observe at close quarters the "Big 5" - the Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Buffalo and Rhinoceros, not to mention 336 types of trees, 49 species of fish, 114 types of reptiles and 507 species of birds, and innumerable giraffe, monkeys, zebras and antelopes.

The Lodge is a wonderfully relaxing location where you will scarcely hear the animals but have the opportunity to be surrounded by Nature.


The Pestana Kruger Lodge has a total of 74 rooms, with views over the river or the gardens.

Standard Rooms
32 Standard rooms (non-smoking) with a garden view and equipped with: Twin Beds - 2 person maximum, Air conditioning, Television - DSTV, Tea and coffee making facilities, Shower, Hairdryer, Wall safes, Mosquito Repellent and Insect Spray. Mini bars on request.

Executive Rooms
10 Executive rooms with the Crocodile River view and equipped with: King Bed - 2 person maximum, Air conditioning, Television - DSTV, Tea and coffee making facilities, Telephone, Shower and bath, Hairdryer, Wall safes, Mosquito Repellent and Insect Spray and Mini bars.

Family Rooms
30 Family rooms with a garden view and equipped with: King Bed and a sleeper couch - Sleeps 2 Adults and 2 Children, Air conditioning, Television - DSTV, Tea and coffee making facilities, Telephone, Shower and bath, Hairdryer, Wall safes, Mosquito Repellent and Insect Spray, Mini bars on request. 1 unit is custom designed as a paraplegic unit.

2 Suites rooms with a garden view and equipped with: 2 bedrooms with king-size Bed - 4 person maximum, 2 bathrooms, Air conditioning, Television - DSTV, Tea and coffee making facilities, Telephone, Shower and bath, Hairdryer, Wall safes, Mosquito Repellent and Insect Spray and Mini bars.


Buhlebethu Restaurant
This is the restaurant located in the Lodge and has a view of the Crocodile River. It is truly a unique setting with a magnificent view over the river and luxuriant vegetation where game can be viewed while dining. It is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, offering “Ŕ La Carte” service with contemporary South African cuisine. Breakfast packs are available on request for those setting off early in the day.

This is an outdoor experience you cannot miss!! The “Boma” 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 up to a maximum of 100.

Eshonalanga Bar
Open daily from 10:00 to 24:00. Sip an exotic cocktail while watching the sunset, in the bar or view deck while the game come to drink at the Crocodile River.


Pestana Kruger Lodge is the ideal place for any of your events. Prepared to accommodate conferences, Team-building exercises, weddings or any other special occasion, the Lodge offers you a complete service in a perfect setting. The conference area offers 4 conference rooms - Impala A, Impala B, Nyala and Kudu. The largest conference room has 113 square metres and can accommodate up to 150 delegates. Please click here to view seating configurations: View Conference Seating. All the Conference Rooms have black-out curtains. The Conference Centre can provide standard conference equipment.

To view the number of delegates each room can hold in the various seating configurations, please click here: Seating configurations.


Pestana Kruger Lodge also offers a complete wedding service and is the ideal venue for exclusive weddings. For detailed information on weddings please contact us.


The Spa at Pestana Kruger Lodge is unique, luxurious and caters to your every need. It's fully equipped with a hydro bath, steam room, 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 tranquillity of the bushveld and the healing touch of your therapist. Combine this with Thulani's philosophy of creating a haven to relax and revitalise your body, mind and soul, and you will have the experience of a life time. A healthy Spa menu is available, located next to the Spa is an indoor pool.


There are various activities available nearby the hotel. Bush walks, Excursions, Open Vehicle Safaris, Wildlife Excursions, Panorama Tours, Golf, Tennis or Squash.

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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Air-conditioning
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • Disabled equipped
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • International plug point(s)
  • Internet connection (dial up)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Private pool
  • Safe for valuables
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Telephone (direct dial)
  • Television (with M-Net)
  • Television (with satellite)

On Site

  • Air-conditioning
  • Business facilities
  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Childcare / babysitting service
  • Foreign exchange desk
  • Garden(s)
  • Guest lounge with TV
  • Health spa
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (off street)
  • Reception (24 hours)
  • Roof deck
  • Security (alarm system)
  • Security (guard)
  • Smoking: in demarcated areas
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool
  • Wake up calls

Food & Drink

  • Bar (fully licenced)
  • Restaurant / dining room
  • Room service


  • Airport transfers
  • Other transfers available
  • Tour assistance


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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -25.475416666
Longitude: 31.56713888822222

Closest airport(s)
Kruger Mpumalanga Airport - 30km

Children policy
All ages welcome however children under the age of 6 will not be allowed on night drives.

Check-in/out times
Check-in from 14h00
Check-out by 11h00

Listed on
April 2006 - No guest reviews.

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Payment Methods accepted at the establishment

  • Mastercard
  • Visa
  • American Express

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