Kruger Gate Hotel

Kruger and surrounds, South Africa

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The hotel

This hotel boasts an enviable location, overlooking the Kruger National Park just outside Paul Kruger Gate. Wooden boardwalks and luscious gardens run throughout the hotel's grounds, with the bar offering excellent views on a raised deck overlooking the Sabie River. The hotel is an affordable choice for those looking to self-drive in the Kruger National Park, or who wish to relax in a hotel atmosphere and add professional game-drives as they please.

Amenities

  • Tennis
  • Safari
  • Bar
  • Restaurant

Where is it

An amazing location next to the Paul Kruger Gate and overlooking the Kruger Park. Transfer time from Skukuza Airport: 15 minutes.

Hotel information

145 rooms on 2 floors in 3 buildings, with refined African-inspired decor, and featuring air-conditioning, TV, safe, complimentary WiFi access, tea/coffee maker, iron and ironing board, mini fridge, bathroom amenities, and hairdryer.

Kruger Deluxe Rooms with either 1 king-size bed plus sofa bed, twin beds, or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 people. 

Half Board includes: includes breakfast and dinner.

Kruger Deluxe Family Rooms feature additional space, separate bath and walk-in shower, with 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.  

Kruger Luxury Rooms feature additional space, separate bath and walk-in shower, and an outdoor patio area, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults. 

Kruger Suites with separate lounge area, spacious bathroom with twin basins and separate bath and walk-in shower, large outdoor patio area, and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults. 

Nkanyi Suite is a one bedroom suite with private pool, separate lounge/dining room, and kitchen, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Lapa Restaurant (open-air International buffet restaurant, open for dinner, complemented by music and dancing). Kudyela Restaurant (open for buffet breakfast, with both indoor and outdoor dining available). Coffee Shop (speciality hot drinks, as well as light bites served throughout the day). Pool Bar (serving a la carte lunch and drinks throughout the day, with views into the Kruger Park). 

3 swimming pools including an infinity pool and a children's pool. Dees African Spa*. 24-hour fitness centre. Mini-golf*. Tennis. Table tennis. Volleyball. Children's playground. Game drives in the Kruger National park can be booked locally giving you the opportunity to search for the 'Big Five'*. 

Complimentary WiFi access. Complimentary self-parking. Babysitting service*. Concierge. Room service*.

* Denotes local charge.

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Traveller rating

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May 23, 2024 DamienCS Saint-Denis, Reunion Island

The hotel and the personal was amazing ! I recommend 100% Thank you for welcoming us as you did. We will never forget that experience
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May 22, 2024 OlavOmmer Dalton-in-Furness, United Kingdom

From the minute we arrived to the moment we said goodbye to the amazing team at The Kruger Gate Hotel we felt welcomed and at home! This place truly showcase what an amazing country South Africa is and sets the bar high for the future! Our room (Kruger Luxury Room) was stunning and spotlessly clean. The hotel has many areas to sit and relax… Read more
From the minute we arrived to the moment we said goodbye to the amazing team at The Kruger Gate Hotel we felt welcomed and at home! This place truly showcase what an amazing country South Africa is and sets the bar high for the future! Our room (Kruger Luxury Room) was stunning and spotlessly clean. The hotel has many areas to sit and relax with a glass of wine and take in the atmosphere. Our absolute favourite was the viewing deck after dinner where we were lucky enough to see Hyena’s, Elephants, Hippos, Giraffes, Water Buffalo and a whole selection of other game. (You cannot finish an evening better than this!) The Lapa restaurant served a wonderful selection of traditional dishes in an amazing setting with friendly and welcoming staff. Nothing was too much for the team who went out of their way to make our stay special. The Full Day Game drive (booked through the hotel) was incredible. Justice, who drove and guided us through the Kruger was so knowledgeable and more than happy to answer questions and stop for photos for as long as we needed! The hotel is a stone throw away from the Kruger Gate which made it possible to be up and game drive ready at the gate as soon as it opened as well as being able to eek out as much time as possible in the park. THANK YOU ALL FOR A WONDERFUL 6 DAYS! Read less
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May 21, 2024 Rivethead1066 Heathfield, United Kingdom

The hotel is located perfectly next to the Sabie river and within a short distance to the Kruger National Park. Everything is beautifully clean and tidy along with all the staff being incredibly helpful and polite. The observation decks are great for watching the animals passing by or for having a drink and something to eat. Huge selection of… Read more
The hotel is located perfectly next to the Sabie river and within a short distance to the Kruger National Park. Everything is beautifully clean and tidy along with all the staff being incredibly helpful and polite. The observation decks are great for watching the animals passing by or for having a drink and something to eat. Huge selection of food at both breakfast and tea, being really spoilt for choice. Thank you all for making our holiday such a fantastic experience. Read less
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May 17, 2024 chox4

From the greeting at Skukuza airport to when we left again, the service and staff at Kruger Gate Hotel were fantastic. The Kruger Luxury rooms are nicely furnished and the king size bed is perfect. The rooms was extremely quite and we were able to relax without being disturbed. The view from the deck and infinity pool is incredible and we saw… Read more
From the greeting at Skukuza airport to when we left again, the service and staff at Kruger Gate Hotel were fantastic. The Kruger Luxury rooms are nicely furnished and the king size bed is perfect. The rooms was extremely quite and we were able to relax without being disturbed. The view from the deck and infinity pool is incredible and we saw various animals, including a herd of elephants, rhinos and impala, whilst enjoying some wine. Dinner at the Lapa restaurant was always a treat in the relaxing outside atmosphere and we especially enjoyed sitting around the open fire pit. Overall an amazing experience and we will definitely be returning. Read less
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May 14, 2024 Bonja M

Rooms are a bit outdated, perfect location. Breakfast and dinner could be better. But love the idea of dinner outside under the stars.