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  • Tranquil bushveld setting with roaming general game in Marloth Park
  • Numerous activity packages on offer, such as tigerfishing, elephant rides, and visits to the Kruger
  • Luxurious rooms, a pool for the heat and a waterhole in front of the lodge

Royal Kruger Lodge

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Price tier (pps): R200  R1500+

Child policy: All ages

25km from Komatipoort

 

-25.3581, 31.7656

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Royal Kruger Lodge epitomises everything great about a modern African safari, offering exceptional wildlife encounters, cuisine under the stars and luxurious rooms to retire to after a memorable day in the Kruger National Park.

The Crocodile River and the adjacent fence are the only things that separate the Marloth Park conservancy from South Africa’s largest wilderness area, and Royal Kruger visitors are treated to up-close encounters with the perfectly relaxed zebra, giraffe, warthogs, wildebeest and other mammals that wander around the property. 

Guests are able to take advantage of a dazzling number of safari packages, ranging from honeymoon specials, to boys or girls weekends, golf safaris, cultural adventures and family excursions. All of these involve at least one guided game drive in the Kruger National Park, paired with other exciting outings that create a varied, once-in-a-lifetime experience.

The lodge is also easily able to host guests who would prefer to explore the area on their own terms or who simply want to unwind in a beautiful bushveld setting. Setting the scene for pampered relaxation, each of the tasteful African-style rooms is comfortably appointed with air conditioning, tea/coffee facilities, bottled water, fresh fruit and plump beds. There is generous wardrobe space, while hairdyers and a laundry service are available on request.

The en-suite bathrooms have luxury amenities and deep bathtubs, and there is one outdoor stand-alone shower which offers a rejuvenating connection with the bushveld. Depending on their preferences, guests can choose between luxury double bed or twin en-suite rooms.

Catering options vary from bed and breakfast to full board, with the food being typically hearty, delicious South African fare. Breakfast is served in the lapa overlooking the swimming pool and waterhole, while dinner is a particularly memorable feast, which, weather permitting, can be enjoyed in the dreamy outdoor boma. 

The chef personally introduces the menu before each of the four scrumptious courses are savoured by the light of a crackling fire and flame torches. The occasion is made even more memorable by the roar of a lion or the whoop of a hyena, sounds which guests may also fall asleep to.

Apart from wonderful safaris into Kruger, a typical day at Royal Kruger could include anything from tiger-fishing, to bush walks in Marloth Park, trips along the spectacular Panorama Route, elephant back safaris or horse trails. If none of the lodge’s many activity packages appeals to you, custom safaris can be set up to best suit your tastes. 

During laidback downtime, guests can wallow in the swimming pool and get within touching distance of the resident zebras, or spoil themselves to a decadent spa treatment.

Rates & Summary


Luxury Twin Rooms

Each sleeps 2 in twin beds
En-suite bath and outdoor shower

Luxury Double Rooms

Each sleeps 2 in double bed
En-suite bath and outdoor shower

Pricing

  • For pricing detail, click on CHECK AVAILABILITY & BOOK ONLINE above

Catering

B&B or Full Board

Kids

Children of all ages are welcome.

Why Stay Here?

Overlooking a waterhole in Marloth Park, Mpumalanga, Royal Kruger Lodge accommodates guests in luxury African-style rooms, and aims to create an authentic, luxurious safari experience. Bordering the Kruger National Park, the property is home to giraffe, antelope, buffalo and zebra, which guests can view at close quarters from the comfort of the lodge. In addition to outdoor showers and superb South African cuisine enjoyed around the fire, the lodge offers a huge variety of safaris to make any guest’s stay unforgettable.

Summary

  • Tranquil bushveld setting with roaming general game in Marloth Park
  • Numerous activity packages on offer, such as tigerfishing, elephant rides, and visits to the Kruger
  • Luxurious rooms, a pool for the heat and a waterhole in front of the lodge

Things to consider Bringing

Sunblock, hat, walking shoes, swimming costume, insect repellent, golf clubs, fishing gear, binoculars for bird watching/game viewing.

Road Conditions

All roads leading to the lodge are tarred.

Activities & Attractions

  • Swimming pool
  • Game viewing
  • Spa treatments
  • Nearby: Kruger National Park, elephant back safari, tiger fishing, golf courses, Panorama Route, quad biking, river rafting, tubing, horse trails, cultural experiences.

Details

Accommodation & Hospitality

  • Lounge
  • Dining table
  • Covered verandah / patio
  • Air conditioning
  • Heater included
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Hair dryer available
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry service available
  • Ironing service available
  • Self-service tea and coffee available
  • No smoking indoors

Catering & Kitchen

  • Full board
  • Licensed

Utilities

  • Own water supply, showering and washing only
  • Electric geysers
  • Eskom electricity

Leisure Amenities

  • No gym available
  • Swimming pool
  • No television
  • Garden

Business & Connectivity

  • Paid Wi-Fi
  • Good cell phone reception
  • No conference facilities available

Access & Convenience

  • Not wheelchair friendly
  • Babysitting available
  • Child friendly
  • No pets allowed
  • Off street parking
  • Nearest shops within 2km
  • Nearest fuel within 5km
  • Shuttle service available

Payment

  • Credit cards accepted
  • EFT accepted
  • Cash accepted

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Panorama & Lowveld

Mpumalanga

About

The Lowveld-Legogote region is the urban hub of Mpumalanga. It is home to the dynamic capital city Mbombela/Nelspruit and KaNyamazane township. It also contains the towns of White River and Hazyview, known for their arts & crafts, their good living and bonhomie.

All roads round here lead to the Kruger National Park (KNP) which is the region’s border and its biggest attraction. Another big attraction is the amazing Sudwala caves - the world’s oldest dolomite caves and the geological highlight of the Lowveld.

To the west of Mbombela/Nelspruit is the Blyde (Motlatse) River Canyon, the third-largest green canyon in the world and highlight of the Panorama Route. This is a scenic route along the escarpment edge, taking in the mountain towns of Graskop, Sabie, Pilgrim’s Rest and Lydenburg. To the east of Mbombela/Nelspruit lies the region dubbed the Wild Frontier. It is known for its lively gold rush history and mysterious stone ruins left by early indigenous people.

The Lowveld-Legogote region has strong ties with neighbouring Mozambique and Swaziland, offering an intriguing mix of culture, language and style. 

The Lowveld is sometimes referred to as the ‘Slowveld’ –and it’s not hard to see why. It’s hot, subtropical, laid-back and friendly. This is a region that has always worked alongside the rhythms of the wild.

The word ‘legogote’ means ‘place of the skins’ and refers to the leather makers who once lived here in the Legogote Mountains. They were known for their skill in crafting leather thongs supplied to early ox-wagon travellers.

The Lowveld has long been a trade route and trading post. Explored by early hunters and pioneers, it developed on the back of the discovery of gold. From old Delagoa Bay (present-day Maputo) to Mbombela/Nelspruit and on to the Panorama Route, you will encounter colourful tales of early adventurers, prospectors, bootleggers, gamblers, traders, chiefs, kings and shysters.

Mbombela/Nelspruit is a big, busy city that includes historic Nelspruit, ever-growing residential developments, and the vibrant, sprawling township of Kanyamazane. Cutting right through the centre of the city is the Lowveld Botanical Garden. Popular among residents and tourists, the garden is set on the banks of the Nels River and is a delight of indigenous greenery. It has a large cycad collection and an African rainforest.

Mbombela/Nelspruit was a host city for the 2010 FIFA World CupTM. Its beautiful stadium is an icon of the city’s progress - along with the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, with an innovative design reflecting a modern African spirit. In Mbombela/Nelspruit you’ll find excellent hotels, restaurants and shopping malls. It is home to a mix of peoples and cultures, with an Afro-chic flavour. From Mbombela/Nelspruit you can do artists’ routes and township tours, visit casinos, nightclubs, and artistic and historical spots. And yet within a short time you can be right in the middle of the KNP gazing out onto the ancient African wilderness.

Incredible mountain scenery and excellent outdoor action - that’s the spirit of Mpumalanga’s Panorama Route. From Mbombela/Nelspruit the route heads east through subtropical foothills and farmlands, into the mountains of the Blyde (Motlatse) River Canyon. The route takes you along a series of historic mountain passes to the towns of Pilgrim’s Rest, Sabie, Graskop, Mashishing/Lydenburg and Orighstad. Scenic highlights include God’s Window, the Three Rondavels and the Bourke’s Luck Potholes. The Blyde River Canyon Reserve is also there - home to plenty of wildlife and birdlife and some of the best views in South Africa.

Pilgrim’s Rest is where gold was first discovered and is a heritage town. Graskop and Sabie are timber centres, and renowned for their adventure activities. There is a wide choice of things to do here, from gorge swinging, rock climbing, abseiling, and hot air ballooning, to river rafting, bungee jumping, quad biking, fishing, sailing and 4x4-ing.

Look out for

The Kruger National Park - Flagship of Mpumalanga, the Kruger National Park has good infrastructure and services, with routes, game drives, guides, camps, watering holes and other animal viewing spots. Your chances of a lion sighting are the highest in the central Kruger Park, where nutritious grasslands support a diversity of creatures. There are great spots for humans too, from luxury lodges to remote camping hideouts.

Mbombela/Nelspruit - Mpumalanga’s capital city is a friendly and fast-moving mix of cultures. These include Tsonga, Pedi, Swazi, Mozambican, Afrikaans, English, Dutch, German and French. The city is a central place from which to access the Lowveld and Panorama regions. You can take a cultural tour of Kanyamazane township, and visit arts & craft centres, traditional healers and shebeens. You can see an excellent collection of South African art at the Mpumalanga Provincial Legislature buildings, or spend a quiet hour or two in the Lowveld Botanical Garden in the heart of the city.

Sudwala caves - The world’s oldest known cave system, said to be nearly 3 billion years old, the Sudwala Caves are completely surreal. In the heart of the Mankelekele mountains lies this vast subterranean city of passages, tunnels, caverns and chambers. There are timeless dripstone formations and eerie bottomless lakes. The highlight is the Crystal Tour – a five-hour 2km hike into the heart of the caves culminating in a cavern containing incredible stalactites and stalagmites.

Outdoor action - Sabie is the adventure capital of the Lowveld and Panorama, offering just about everything you can think of in an incredible canyon and mountain setting. Experience the adrenalin rush of the world's highest cable gorge swing with a 68m (18-storey) freefall. You’ll go from 0-160km/h in 2.3 seconds! The hiking is exceptional, and there are excellent rock climbing, paragliding, and abseiling opportunities.

The Artists Route - The beautiful setting and laidback lifestyle of the Lowveld has long attracted artists and creative souls. In the White River/Hazyview area you can visit the studios and showrooms of some of the country’s foremost artists. These include potters, weavers, candle makers, glass-blowers, sculptors and even taxidermists. Both these towns are hip and happening, offering charming eating spots and great rural retail therapy. For good shopping head for Casterbridge Centre on the edge of White River, and Perry’s Bridge in Hazyview.

Kaapsehoop village - Explore the misty heights of this historic gold mining village. It is popular for its quaint coffee shops, pubs, bistros and more than a hundred wild horses.

Innibos Cultural Festival - A music and arts festival held in the Nelspruit/White River area in June and July. This is a cultural ‘must-do’. For 14 days the Lowveld rocks. This arts festival is held at over 60 theatre and music spots across the province and features everything from big stage concerts to assorted theatre and cultural activities. There are also more than 400 craft stalls to explore.

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