• Protea Hotel Kruger Gate

Protea Hotel Kruger Gate

An oasis of luxury in the Bushveld playground

Set among the trees on the banks of the Sabi River, just 100 metres from  world-renowned Kruger National Park, the Protea Hotel Kruger Gate offers fantastic accommodation and an ideal location in which to enjoy the abundant nature and wildlife of this region.

Built with a treehouse-style concept, the hotel offers spacious rooms and thatched chalets connected by raised walkways through the tree canopy. The pool deck overlooks the river, providing a fantastic spot for game viewing in comfort with a chilled cocktail in your hand. 

In the evenings, you'll dine under the stars at the open air Lapa restaurant while enjoying traditional African entertainment – a wonderful way to end a memorable day. 

Hayes & Jarvis Rating

Guide Price

 £1,199  per person
Hotel Category
Trusted
TripAdvisor Review
Tripadvisor rating 1074 Reviews
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Hotel highlights

  • Swimming pool, deck and bar overlooking the Sabi River
  • 100 metres from Big Five game viewing in Kruger National Park
  • Dine al fresco at open air Lapa restaurant for starlit dinners

Hotel Features

General Information

  • Check-in Time:
    14:00
  • Check-out Time:
    11:00
  • 103 rooms
  • Transfer duration: approx one hour from Kruger Mpumalanga Airport

Main Facilities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Wifi

Board Basis Options

  • Half Board

For Families

  • Babysitting

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Protea Hotel Kruger Gate

  • approx One hour from Kruger Mpumalanga Airport
1074 Reviews 78% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 481
  • Very Good 401
  • Average 131
  • Poor 39
  • Terrible 22

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Nov 20, 2019

Great location for Kruger National Park

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 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.
Nov 13, 2019

Excellent hotel close to the park

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.
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Protea Hotel Kruger Gate

Facilities

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Game Viewing Deck

The expansive game viewing deck is one of the most popular spots at the hotel.

a large pool of water

Swimming Pool

Enjoy a relaxing swim in the outdoor pool after an exciting day of game viewing.

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Safari

Explore the experience that is the Kruger National Park by going on a walking trail with an expert guide, or a game drive in the wild. Night game drives can also be arranged. The safari office is located at the Protea Hotel Kruger Gate hotel and a number of other safari and touring options can be booked locally on the premises.

fitness

Fitness Centre

A fitness area is available to all guests and overlooks the Kruger National Park.

Spa

Dee’s African Spa

This is the ultimate place to pamper your body and mind. Rejuvenate and refresh your body after your early morning starts for game viewing. The spa has a traditional African feel with a modern touch and offers the Africology range, made up of natural ingredients. Treatments can be enjoyed on the spa deck or in the comfort of your own room.

Sport

Sports Facilities

Leisure and sporting activities include miniature golf, tennis court, volleyball, table tennis and children's playground.

Protea Hotel Kruger Gate

Room Types

Luxury Room

Luxury Room

Luxury rooms feature a king-sized bed and additional extras to ensure an enjoyable stay at Protea Hotel Kruger Gate. Complimentary Wi-Fi is provided.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV
Bedroom

Superior Room

Superior rooms are more spacious than the Luxury option and come equipped with a king-sized bed, an L-shaped lounger couch and a sliding door leading to a Juliet balcony. Complimentary Wi-Fi is provided.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
Chalet

Chalets

The seven six-sleeper self catering chalets are great for families or guests on longer stays. The chalets will make you feel a part of the bush environment. Each chalet has two en suite bedrooms, a loft suitable for children and a lounge and kitchen area. All the hotels facilities are still available for guests booking a chalet and complimentary Wi-Fi is provided.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Towels included
Protea Hotel Kruger Gate

Food & Drink

Open-air Lapa Restaurant

Lapa Restaurant

A buffet is served for breakfast while there's an a la carte option for lunch. Enjoy traditional African cuisine while Shangaan dancers and a marimba band entertains you in the evening.

Pool Terrace

Pool Deck Bar

Guests can enjoy sipping on a cocktail while taking in the views of the Sabi River – sit back, relax and enjoy the wonderful sounds nature has to offer.

Board Basis Options

Half Board

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