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Protea Hotel Kruger Gate

  • Local Flavor

Pros

  • Good for families
  • Lots of activities from bush walks to game drives (although these cost extra)
  • Easily accessible
  • Tree-house sleep-outs

Cons

  • You can't get away from the fact that this is a hotel with a hotel atmosphere

Updated 11/13/2012

Fodor's Review

Set in its own small reserve 110 yards from the Paul Kruger Gate, this comfortable hotel gives you a luxury alternative to the sometimes bare-bones accommodations of Kruger's rest camps. The hotel has two major advantages: fast access to the south-central portion of the park, where game-viewing is best, plus the impression that you are in the wilds of Africa. Dinner, heralded by beating drums, is served in a boma, a traditional open-air reed enclosure around a blazing

campfire. Rangers lead guided walks through the surrounding bush, and you can even sleep overnight in a tree house, or you can book a guided game drive (note that all these activities cost extra). Rooms, connected by a raised wooden walkway that passes through thick indigenous forest, have Spanish-tile floors and standard hotel furniture. Self-catering chalets sleep six. Relax on the pool deck overlooking the Sabie River, have a cocktail in the cool bar, or puff on a cheroot in the sophisticated cigar bar while the kids take part in a fun-filled Prokidz program (during school vacations only).

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Hotel Information

Address:

Kruger Gate, Skukuza, 1350, South Africa

Phone:

013-735–5671

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 96 rooms, 7 chalets
  • Some meals

Updated 11/13/2012

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