Mjejane River Lodge

Kruger and surrounds, South Africa

The hotel

Spectacularly located, observe Africa in its rawest form at the Mjejane River Lodge! This is 'Big Five' territory at its best with sunrise and sunset game-drives getting you as close as possible to the abundance of wildlife not just in Kruger Park itself but also in the lodge’s unfenced private game reserve. The lodge itself is small and intimate with only 17 guest rooms, each one featuring a private patio from which to enjoy fantastic river views. Here you can relax with a sundowner of your own, listening to the whooping of hyenas or the trumpeting of elephants – nothing short of magical! When the heat becomes too much take a dip in the swimming pool or find yourself a shady spot, perfect for snoozing. Meals are served in the restaurant or head to the camp fire, located in a picturesque grove of trees to swap tales and feast on local cuisine under a perfectly starlit sky.

Amenities

  • Safari
  • Swimming Pool
  • Laundry Service
  • Near National Park

Where is it

Resting on the banks of the Kruger National Park’s Crocodile River. Transfer time from Mpumalanga Airport: 1 hour.

Hotel information

17 rooms. All with air-conditioning, ceiling fan, private patio overlooking Crocodile River, mini-bar* and en-suite bathroom. Standard Room with 1 king-size bed and sofa bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child (aged under 17 years).

Full Board includes: all meals and one bottle of water per day. Morning game-drives in Kruger Park and afternoon game-drives within the Mjejane private conservancy.

  • Exclusive value add: Virgin Holiday guests receive a complimentary bottle of wine in the room on arrival.  

Meals are served in the lodge or at the outdoor boma. Sunset and sunrise game-drives. Walking safaris* (must be pre-arranged). Swimming pool. Laundry facility*. WiFi access*.

* Denotes local charge. 

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Mar 28, 2020 mrowlands12345 Billericay, United Kingdom

We stayed here for three nights in January and had the best time. We loved every minute of our stay. The staff were very good and engaging in conversation. The food exceeded our expectations of a safari being plentiful and safari breakfast was always a surprise - maybe not what we would usually have but well thought. The room was great and… Read more
We stayed here for three nights in January and had the best time. We loved every minute of our stay. The staff were very good and engaging in conversation. The food exceeded our expectations of a safari being plentiful and safari breakfast was always a surprise - maybe not what we would usually have but well thought. The room was great and it was so lovely to able to hear the hippos from our bed. We enjoyed a dip in the pool between our safari trips. The highlight of our stay would be all our safari rides - 6 in total on the reserve and into Kruger. Our guide every time was Shadow He was an absolute delight - very knowledge and thorough and totally made our first safari holiday unforgettable. If you have the opportunity to stay here - Shadow is the guide you should have - he did everything possible to make sure that we saw the big 5 within our stay and he achieved ! Mjejane should be very proud of him. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating This should easily be a 5 star, but it fails in the most basic ways

Feb 11, 2020 Lisa H

I stayed here for 3 days: the physical lodge is fantastic, and certainly the location to spot animals (even whilst in the pool with a cheeky sundowner). Unfortunately there were just an attrition of let downs that mean you pay A LOT for an average experience: On the first day I told Porsche (our hostess) I would like to book a bush walk (and… Read more
I stayed here for 3 days: the physical lodge is fantastic, and certainly the location to spot animals (even whilst in the pool with a cheeky sundowner). Unfortunately there were just an attrition of let downs that mean you pay A LOT for an average experience: On the first day I told Porsche (our hostess) I would like to book a bush walk (and made it know that this was the priority for my trip). She said that would be fine, on the second day it hadn’t been booked, but she assured me she was have it organised for the next day - which then it wasn’t and everyday there was excuse. I would be told at 7pm at night so I could not call round and organise for myself. I ended up going on an additional game drive because the walk ‘fell through’, but then the hostess did not communicate with the game drive host who was flustered when I turned up at 5am (to be told no water had been packed because I hadn’t been expected). Things like a take away lunch take an hour to organise. The food is unremarkable. There is not one particular element, it just sadly only deserves 3 stars Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great for spotting animals.

Jan 23, 2020 Wanderer720710

We enjoyed our time at the hotel but two things were disappointing. The website advertises private access to Kruger park. This wasn’t open so we had to drive two hours to get there and back. This was the main reason for me booking this hotel. The food wasn't up to 4star Safari lodge standard but the rooms and staff were excellent. The Rangers… Read more
We enjoyed our time at the hotel but two things were disappointing. The website advertises private access to Kruger park. This wasn’t open so we had to drive two hours to get there and back. This was the main reason for me booking this hotel. The food wasn't up to 4star Safari lodge standard but the rooms and staff were excellent. The Rangers (mitonsi) was the best I’ve had in 25 years travelling to Africa. A great place to see wildlife and the BIG 5. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating So much promise, but very disappointing

Jan 1, 2020 DarrylWeir Pretoria

My wife and I were looking for a getaway to the Kruger Park surrounds. We try a different place each time. We saw Mjejane online and the photos looked great. We decided to try it out in December 2019. The location is fantastic and the view (luckily we had a view) was spectacular. Unfortunately, that is where it ended. It is not cheap and for… Read more
My wife and I were looking for a getaway to the Kruger Park surrounds. We try a different place each time. We saw Mjejane online and the photos looked great. We decided to try it out in December 2019. The location is fantastic and the view (luckily we had a view) was spectacular. Unfortunately, that is where it ended. It is not cheap and for the price we paid we were VERY DISAPPOINTED. The food was poor. To have 2 of the 3 meals per day as a very limited buffet bearing in mind the price being paid is awful. The food was dry and poorly presented. The staff were very poorly trained so I cannot complain about them personally, and the blame should be at management. On our 2nd morning we opted not to take the 5am drive into the Kruger, hoping to have a lie in. At 05h30 I had to leave our room and ask the 4 staff in reception to please respect that we are trying to sleep. The noise they were making was shocking, knowing there were guests sleeping. The game drives were good and the guides very knowledgeable. We visit the Kruger at least twice a year so the lure was not the Kruger, but rather a relaxing getaway for my wife and I. Unfortunately we will not return to Mjejane. It has amazing potential but is poorly run. For the price there are much better options. Darryl Read less
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Dec 30, 2019 CAK007 Nootdorp, The Netherlands

If anyone gets the chance to go out this way please book this house. It was amazing and more than we could have needed. Booked game drives and saw the big 5 in less than 24 hours. Rooms all airconditioned and beautiful. Amazing !!!