Protea Hotel by Marriott, Kruger Gate

Kruger and surrounds, South Africa

The hotel

The Protea Hotel by Marriott, Kruger Gate rests in one of the most enviable locations 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

  • Bar
  • Safari
  • Tennis
  • 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

96 rooms on 2 floors in 3 buildings. All with air-conditioning, TV, safe, tea/coffee maker and mini-bar*. Superior Rooms with twin or double beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

Half Board includes: includes breakfast and dinner.

Superior Family Rooms are larger, offering ample space for families, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Open-air Lapa restaurant (International), Kudyela (breakfast and lunch). Pool/deck bar overlooking the Sabie River. Several hides for close-up viewing. Swimming pool. Dee's African Spa*. Mini-golf*, tennis court, volleyball, table tennis and children's playground. Game drives in the Kruger National park can be booked locally giving you the opportunity to search for the 'Big Five'*. Avis car hire available at Skukuza Airport and complimentary parking is available at the hotel.

* Denotes local charge.

Please note: Virgin Holidays guests also receive complimentary environmental patrol, bottle of water for self drive activities, free binocular rental (deposit required) and local area/sightings map. Park fee of R 204 per person must be paid locally.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating I love here!

Nov 30, 2019 massuphab Bangkok, Thailand

So much enjoy food, atmosphere, clean and natural :) We are so impressed at the dinner bonfire ^^ the show is amazing. And thanks a lot you guys, especially the waiter named Sybol ( hope I wrote the name correctly) he gave us very nice service, suggesting where to visit and stories ^^ the white wine he suggested was absolutely amazing and… Read more
So much enjoy food, atmosphere, clean and natural :) We are so impressed at the dinner bonfire ^^ the show is amazing. And thanks a lot you guys, especially the waiter named Sybol ( hope I wrote the name correctly) he gave us very nice service, suggesting where to visit and stories ^^ the white wine he suggested was absolutely amazing and became my favorite one. Thank you so much Sybol and Kruger 's Staffs Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great location for Kruger National Park

Nov 20, 2019 AdamCaldwell St. George, Utah

The hotel is just across the river and 1 minute drive from Kruger Gate entrance...an ideal location for exploring the southern part of the park (which seems to have more wildlife than the northern part based on other travelers we talked to). The hotel staff was friendly, the food was very good, and property was clean. If going back, I would… Read more
The hotel is just across the river and 1 minute drive from Kruger Gate entrance...an ideal location for exploring the southern part of the park (which seems to have more wildlife than the northern part based on other travelers we talked to). The hotel staff was friendly, the food was very good, and property was clean. If going back, I would probably want a room on the ground floor - in that we were on the top floor and the baboons liked to run across the roof every morning at 4:00 a.m....being very noisy....but I suppose that is also part of the charm. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent hotel close to the park

Nov 13, 2019 Darien_and_Ann Maidstone, United Kingdom

Really nice hotel with comfortable rooms accessed via covered walkways. Lovely spacious room. Food was excellent ... normally buffet style with lots of choice. The hotel staff and very friendly and helpful. So good to be close to the park when you have an early start for a game drive.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellently located hotel

Nov 5, 2019 TMMORABE

Great hotel with friendly staff. Check in bit disappointing as rooms were not ready, that time it was scorching hot. On departure printer not working. Overall beautiful rooms, awesome views from pool deck. Few minutes drive from Kruger National Park. Excellent tasty buffet dinner
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Recommandable: close to Kruger Gate, nice location, helpful staff.

Nov 5, 2019 MartinMM88 Dusseldorf, Germany

All in all a good and recommendable hotel. We were there 4 days in October. The proximity to the Kruger Gate, the beautiful location as well as the friendly and helpful staff are to be mentioned positively. Tours can be booked spontaneously via the tourdesk. Breakfast and dinner are not very varied, but sufficient. You have to wait quite a long… Read more
All in all a good and recommendable hotel. We were there 4 days in October. The proximity to the Kruger Gate, the beautiful location as well as the friendly and helpful staff are to be mentioned positively. Tours can be booked spontaneously via the tourdesk. Breakfast and dinner are not very varied, but sufficient. You have to wait quite a long time for coffee, you cannot serve it yourself. At dinner, drinks unfortunately cost extra. But the previously mentioned advantages make it recommendable. Read less