Protea Kruger Gate

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Average rate: $93 - Hotel class: 4 stars
On Sabie River At Paul Kruger Gate Portia Shabangu Road, Skukuza, South Africa

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Protea Kruger Gate Skukuza Reviews

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Very close to Kruger National Park but very expensive Nov 04, 2010
Strengths: Proximity to Paul Kruger Gate of Kruger National Park

Weakness: Expensive

I visited the Protea Hotel Kruger Gate in mid September 2010. This hotel is located about 90 miles from the Mpumalanga Nelspruit Airport (pronounced as MUM-ALANGA) and it takes about an hour and forty five minutes to cover that distance. It is advisable to rent a car and not take a cab as it is 5 times more economical and saved you ZAR 800 one way.

When you drive through, remember you will pass through Whiteriver and Hazyview and then you will come to Paul Kruger Gate of the Kruger National Park. The Protea Hotel Kruger Gate is about 100 metres before the Paul Kruger Gate of Kruger National Park. There are Protea Hotels in Hazyview and Nelspruit as well, but I strongly suggest that you stay in Protea Hotel Kruger Gate due to the proximity to the Paul Kruger Gate of Kruger National Park.

This hotel is best suited for a 2 night stay if you are going for a safari into the Kruger National Park (obviously you need to be a die-hard wildlife enthusiast, else there is no point coming to Kruger in the first place). There is no other reason for staying here, other than visiting Kruger. The Protea Hotel Kruger Gate (or almost all hotels in and around Kruger) is very expensive priced at approximately INR 13000 per night. This rate is inclusive of breakfast and dinner. The room facilities are as good as any other 4 Star hotels. I would not rate it is as a 5 Star as my experience was a bit below the best as there were some leakages in the bathroom and the Air Conditioning was a problem – and they took a lot of time to fix it. But I am guessing that this was a one off occurrence.

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Protea Kruger Gate Overview

The Lodge offers bush game drives in Kruger National Park and organized game trails for independent travellers and families. For young and old alike, facilities include a unique Tree House sleepout, and a variety of sporting facilities. Leisure and sporting activities at the Protea Hotel Kruger Gate include miniature golf, tennis court, volleyball, table tennis and children's playground, or just relaxing around the refreshing swimming pool. Conference facilities are also available. An ideal place to stay if you're looking to be close to Kruger Park and enjoying the creature comforts of a top 4* hotel. (AHJ 0509)Thes eare really very nice 4* rooms, all are are en-suite and tastefully decorated and feature African artwork on the walls. Rooms have television, mini-bar fridge, personal tea and coffee making facilities and a spacious working area for the conference delegate or business traveller. Rooms also have a small terrace or balcony. Situated just 100 meters from the Paul Kruger Gate entrance ot Kruger National Park and superbly located loverlooking the Sabie River, the hotel is only 30 minutes' drive from Hazyview or 4.5 hours drive from Johannesburg. A buffet-style breakfast is served in the restaurant, as is lunch and dinner. The Protea Hotels Kruger Gate's new pool deck bar overlooks the Sabie River, perfect for game viewing - guests can sit back and relax and absorb the amazing sounds of nature while sipping on a refreshing cocktail. As the dinner drum sounds, one of the most memorable moments of your visit will be dining under the stars. The lapa offers just this experience, along with true African cuisine including game and bubbling potjies of fragrant delicacies. A beautiful brick and thatch lodge style hotel spread out over several acres with raised wooden walkways. A huge lobby with a very nice African theme that makes the guest feel immediately welcome. Guests walk past the curio shop on to a wood decking lobby with the reception desk to the right, next to a travel and tours shop. These is seating on the deck for guests and the decking area leads off to the lodge accommodation and restaurant.

Protea Kruger Gate Amenities

  • Room Service
  • High-speed Internet
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Airport shuttle
  • Tour Desk
  • Massage / Beauty Centre
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Babysitting / Child Services
  • Air Conditioned
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Tennis Courts
  • Housekeeping
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Currency Exchange
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • News Stand
  • Mini Bar
  • Refrigerator
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • TV
  • Laundry service
  • Shops
  • Excursions
  • Garden
  • Golf (miniature)
  • Playground
  • Volleyball
  • Beach Soccer and Volleyball
  • Desk
  • Direct dial phone
  • Audio/Visual Equipment
  • Exhibit Space
  • Massage
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • Towels
  • Shower
  • En suite
  • Private Bathroom
  • Child Pool
  • Pool Outdoor
  • Kids Club
  • Games Available
  • Highchairs
  • Supervised child care/activities
  • Coffee Shop/Cafeteria
  • Picnic Area/Tables
  • Luggage Storage
  • Shops in Hotel
  • Souvenirs/Gift Shop
  • Express Check-In/Check-Out
  • Free Parking

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