Guest Reviews

(Translated by Google) We spent two weeks traveling in South Africa with our 3 children and the Grand Kruger Lodge was absolutely the most beautiful place to stay that we had during that time. It's beautiful there, the staff are so warm and caring, the rooms are very comfortable, the food tastes outstanding. We went on 4 safaris that were super organized and breathtakingly beautiful. We still miss this special place...

Wir waren zwei Wochen mit unseren 3 Kindern in Südafrika unterwegs und die Grand Kruger Lodge war der absolut schönste Platz zum Wohnen, den wir in der Zeit hatten. Es ist wunderschön dort, die Mitarbeiter sind so herzlich und fürsorglich, die Zimmer sind sehr komfortabel, das Essen schmeckt herausragend gut. Wir haben 4 Safaris unternommen, die super organisiert und atemberaubend schön waren. Wir vermissen diesen besonderen Ort immer noch....

The Grand Kruger Lodge is a very safe place and we felt very well looked after there.
Hotel highlights
Luxury, Great view, Romantic, Quiet, Kid-friendly, Great value, High-tech

Susi Bee

The staff were extremely friendly and helpful, the location is close to the national park, the spa was good and the activities you can choose from give you no time to be bored



Normally I would wait for my trip to end before typing out a review. I ask myself, why wait especially since there has been such consistency from the moment I made the booking to the time we are walked back to our Luxury Bush Chalet.The staff operate this establishment with the utmost care and attention to detail. A special thanks to Sifiso, Surprise, Precious, Rosie, Mandoza our chef, our awesome tour guide Bheki and not forgetting Innocent our mixologist for best cocktails(Giraffe in a Glass is 👌).We are humbled by your great service and hospitality.The owner is ever present to greet the guests so warmly and ensure the high standards are mantained. So glad to have found this beautiful gem of a place. A "must" to visit...Definitely won't be our last time. PS the package deals are highly recommended as it includes game drives into the KNP. Keep it up GKL Team....You guys rock!!!

Sherona Pillay

South Africa

Staff here were amazing, always very helpful and super friendly with incredible service. The food is great too! We were never left hungry during our stay. It was very quiet and relaxing. A great location with lots of options for activities. We happened to leave something very valuable in our room, and staff were amazing at helping us organise a courier service to get it back!



Great service from the hotel throughout our time there. The hotel is quiet and relaxing, just what was needed for a weekend away and when you get back from safari.



Our recent 5-day stay at the Grand Kruger Lodge was nothing short of spectacular! Nestled in the heart of Marloth Park, this oasis offers the perfect blend of luxury and nature, providing an immersive safari experience that I will treasure forever.

From the moment we arrived, we were greeted with warm hospitality that made us feel right at home. The staff went above and beyond to ensure our stay was comfortable and memorable, attending to every detail with great care and professionalism.

The lodge itself is beautifully designed, blending seamlessly with its surroundings. Our accommodations were spacious, immaculately clean, and beautifully decorated, offering stunning views of the natural landscape that surrounds the lodge. Waking up to the sounds of wildlife just outside our window was a daily delight.

The highlight of our stay was undoubtedly the safari adventures. Each day brought new and exciting encounters with Africa's majestic wildlife, expertly guided by knowledgeable rangers who shared fascinating insights into the lives of the animals we observed. The thrill of seeing lions, elephants, giraffes, and many more in their natural habitat was an experience I will never forget.

The dining experience at the lodge was equally impressive. The chefs served a variety of exquisite dishes, each beautifully presented and bursting with flavors that reflect the local cuisine. Dining under the stars, surrounded by the serene sounds of the African bush, added a magical touch to our evenings.

Overall, the Grand Kruger Lodge offers an unparalleled safari experience that combines luxury, adventure, and the breathtaking beauty of South Africa's wildlife. It's a must-visit destination for anyone looking to immerse themselves in the wonders of the African wilderness. I left with memories that will last a lifetime and a deep appreciation for the natural world. I can't recommend this place highly enough!

/ Swedish couple

Bader Jamil


Extremely friendly, open and personable. We would love to come back.
Marchell and Uwe are great guys.

Lutz Kassner


Liebevolle Aufnahme, großartige Küche, ein bisschen wie nach Hause kommen. Gern wieder! Sehr zu empfehlen!



We would have liked to stay longer!

Everything is just right here! Everything was right from the very friendly staff, to a great location and atmosphere. We had a couple massage, it was really great! The owner was also very helpful. Ps.: the animals are really close, an incredible experience!

Kim Lucie


Very nice hotel near Marloth and Kruger

The quality of the welcome, the beauty of the hotel, the excellent meals! Everything was perfect.

Laurent, February 2024


Wonderful Lifetime Memories

Clean,friendly people and environment,excellent food and people



Fantastic Memories

The staff were fantastic. I can't write enough praise for Surprise, Rose, the chefs, cleaners and other staff. Their service was 5 star. We had some very particular vegetarians in our group and they catered to our every need and made our stay absolutely special and memorable.


We felt very comfortable here, the Grand Kruger Lodge is very stylish. The team was very friendly and the buffet in the evening was excellent. The room was very tidy, in the evening the pillow was even fluffed up again.
The safari we booked with Dennis was fun, we were able to see a lot of animals.
It's nice that we were able to be here, thanks to Uwe and the team. It was nice meeting you.
Many greetings Madeleine & Stefan

Madeleine & Stefan

We can absolutely and unreservedly recommend the Grand Kruger Lodge!
We were there as a family of 4 and had a wonderful time. You immediately feel at home and welcome. The staff is incredibly friendly and takes great care of you. Children are also very welcome here. The atmosphere on site is great.

We had a chalet for 4 people - the chalet is super spacious, very clean and well equipped. The pool is great for relaxing after the safari and the food is great. Thanks again to the great chefs!
In the evening you can sit on the beautiful terrace or around a fire for a sundowner.

The location of the lodge is perfect for safari day trips into the Kruger National Park - these can easily be booked through the lodge or done on your own. The lodge itself is located in its own reserve, which is home to many animals - we encountered the first giraffes shortly before reaching the lodge. Kudus, monkeys and warthogs come and go on the lodge grounds.

A big thank you again to our great and super professional safari guide Becky, who spent an unforgettable day with us in Kruger and from whom we learnt a lot about the Natiponal Park, the animals and life in this part of South Africa in general. Great guy!

All in all, full marks for this great lodge with its world-class staff! We would really really love to come back!

Caroline Ehrenberg


We have come here since 2014 and keep on coming back. Uwe has done so many positive improvements over the years and the Staff is very helpful as always.
Nothing is to much for them!
The roads are not perfect for the place, but he you are in the Bush, what do you expect.
We absolutely love the location and will be back.
The place is spotelessly clean!
As a bush Camp this place deserves a 5 Star rating .
Uta and Robert from Germany

Uta & Robert Richter



I had a wonderful stay. The staff was very polite and friendly, The suite I got was spacious and comfortable and I loved that it had two window walls! And there were many options at the breakfast.


Grand Kruger Lodge have 100 stars not 4.  First stay in Africa.  The staff are amazing nothing too much trouble, Rose, Innocent, Marshelle and all the staff made our stay fantastic, thank you!

Paul, Brendt & Stacey

From the moment we arrived at Grand Kruger Lodge we were welcomed.  All of the staff are friendly, accommodating and attentive.  We felt like we were among friends.  Well done Grand Kruger Lodge.  We had a fantastic stay.  Until next time :-) xxx

Bernie & Jane Kettle


Thank you for making us feel at home!

Dorthe, Jan, Emil & Laura


This place is running like a well-oiled machine.  Thanks due to all staff!

Bernard & Anne


We have been seriously spoiled! (for the rest of our lives)

Dennis Prins


Superbly spoiled!!

Corinne & Stephen

Canada, Toronto

Great place. Great staff. Great Atmosphere. Great Spa


South Africa

Amazing Staff & Facilities - Will 100 % be returning!

Rhianne Oscroft


First class service and fantastic staff & amazing facilities.  Loved our time here!

Vicki Hawkins


Wonderful Stay!

Elaine Els

Pretoria, South Africa

Thank you for making our honeymoon super special!

Henk & Marlize

South Africa

Great Stay, Lovely Staff & Accommodation

Lorna Bailey & Family

Norfolk, UK

Amazing Place, Amazing Stay surrounded by animals, Excellent Staff!

Jano & Iris

Italy & El, Salvador

Great place, very friendly staff, we enjoyed our stay Thank You <3

Philipp & Daniela


Great Stay!  Amazing Staff!

Jasper & Mandy

The Netherlands

The Staff are all Excellent - I enjoyed my stay...

Bernadette Swan

South Africa

Amazing people ❤️ couldn't do enough for you.our safari trips was outstanding driver was amazing .highly recommend 😁😁😁💗

Fran Gammon


very nice lodge in quiet surroundings!

Michael Emminger


hank you for your outstanding treatment during my body massage and pedicure. I was so spoiled and felt like a queen when I left. It was a awesome experience. Looking forward to my next appointment .

Susan Snyman

South Africa

Great retreat away from the hustle and bustle. World class service led expertly by Suprise. Generator in place, lovely spa facilities, bar facilities and touch of the wildlife, all in one

Pooveshan Naidoo



Personnel performant. Confort. Situation géographique dans la réserve. Visite des animaux en restant sur la terrasse


Great experience - friendly, tentive, great location and spa, good food and a lot of laughter



The BEST part of our stay at Grand Kruger Lodge was the fantastic staff! Marchelle, Rosie, Sofiso, Innocent, Precious, and Surprise were the warmest, most hospitable people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting!!! They are beautiful, kind, and joy-filled people who work to create a very pleasant atmosphere! Dennis was an amazing, passionate guide in Kruger! I will definitely be sharing this experience with friends!


Surprise, Marshelle, the in-house safari guide, and the guy who did the airport transfer delivered exemplary service.

Bruna Micheloti


Very nice place in the middle of Marloth Park. It was a great location for Safari Trips in Kruger National Park. The staff was very friendly and food was delicious. Our highlight was the Kudus and Giraffe of Marloth Park, which occasionally came in the garden of the lodge.

Philipp Wucher

I loved every minute I spent there!

Breakfast was superb , loved the staff especially Suprise and Sifiso..we felt like we were at home, we were part of the family! Dinner was delicious and Boma was the cherry on top!! We are definitely coming back and this time we are bringing our kids.

Kgomotso, ZA

All was amazing in this place. We would choose it again. Calm oasis with great services. We enjoyed the food, the spa, the whole stay. The staff will help you organise anything for you. We arranged our safari full day game drive with the hotel directly.

Zuzanna, CZ

The Grand Kruger's spa is our go to spa in Marloth. We send all our guests here. They always come back rested and relaxed with nothing but good things to say. The service and venue is 2nd to none. Thanks for the great service and hospitality.Brian, Indaba Kruger Safaris.

Brian, Indaba Kruger Safaris

Marloth Park

What a superb lodge!We were welcomed by the very friendly personnel, who made us feel at home directly. They took every effort to help us and to think with us for planning activities.A nice quiet place next to Marloth Park, with beautiful decoration and pleasant terraces. What strikes us was the excellent attention for details, won’t disclose so won’t spoil the surprise 😉Thanks a lot to the full team at Grand Kruger Lodge for making our stay unforgettable!

Joost Verheijen

Staff was amazingly polite and cheerful. They went out of their way to make our stay pleasant. Their attitudes were superb. I would highly recommend staying here!!


nnocent, Surprise, and Marchelle were all great! Attentive service and great people who we really enjoyed getting to know. The massages were amazing, and William was a capable and fun safari guide.
In one brief sentence what was the highlight of your stay?
The 90-minute massage on the deck outside our room (4) was stellar

Kyle Schnoebelen

From the moment we arrived, the staff at Grand Kruger Lodge and Spa were warm and welcoming. They engaged with us and were helpful in all aspects of our stay - from effortlessly rearranging spa appointments and excursions to providing extra coffee on early mornings. Dennis was a tremendous guide and made sure we saw the 'big cats'! Rosie, Sifiso, Surprise and many others made our stay feel like home and it was an experience I will never forget.

Marybeth Baxter


Everybody loved Surprise, he was extremely attentive and easy to make friends with. Innocent was very polite and a great bartender. Marshelle helped to rearrange our schedule and fit in everything we wanted to do. Dennis was a fantastic safari tour guide. Thanks to all!

Quinn Patterson


Bush getaway

We enjoyed our stay at the lodge on a stay package. Highly recommend the all inclusive package with game drives into the Kruger park. The lodge also has game roaming around which gives it a warm African experience. The staff was very kind and responsive, they added a bit of fun singing to my husband on his birthday. The spa treatments were also very relaxing and convenient.


South Africa

Couple visit was awesome

The staff at the grand kruger lodge and spar they are so friendly and available at all the time you need them, the driver who take us to kruger national park and quad biking he was friendly and energetic everything was perfect


An admirable stay of rest, interest and exciting excursions

Yvette Dattee



Everything was perfect. The location, the lodge, and most importantly...the staff! Everyone was so lovely and willing to help, the service was just perfect. We also really enjoyed the food... breakfast and dinner! And of course, the organisation of the Safari's was just perfect! Thanks!


Very clean, High standard and a comfortable Home-feeling.

Great facilities and very clean rooms. The staff is very nice and do great efforts to meet all visitors needs. They were very flexible and helpfull. Animals visit the lodge every day. We felt very comfortable during our stay.

Rikke & Family


Absolutely stunning place in the middle of park,
You can only hear nature all around you,
Free roaming deer , boar and impala are a pleasant site,
The property is well maintained with room decor,
The staff is excellent and helpful,
Food is well maid with a good selection ,
You can’t go wrong with this place,
There are options for safari and horse riding as well,
We will definitely visit again

Sumit Schitoll


Die Lodge hat uns insgesamt sehr gut gefallen. Wir wurden exzellent betreut. Unser Häuschen war sehr ruhig und absolut sauber. Das Essen war sehr gut. Aber am besten war das ganze Team. Danke wir werden die Lodge auf jeden Fall weiterempfehlen.

Overall we really liked the lodge. We were excellently looked after. Our cottage was very quiet and absolutely clean. The food was very good. But the best part was the whole team. Thank you we will definitely recommend the lodge.

Monika Feb 28, 2023

the friendliness of the staff. the lodge is beautiful, the food very good and the massage fantastic!!! I recommend.

Pierre & Jordan

Well-kept and very welcoming lodge, kind and attentive staff. The rooms are large and the food is excellent. Located inside Marloth park, a reserve close to Kruger park, with the presence of many animals. Highly recommended.

Federico Schivo

Wonderful experience. We Stayed a few days early january and could Not ask for a better experience. The Hôtel is very Nice, clean, spacious. The Restaurant was very Tasty, we wanted to try Game Meat and they organized this for US. The Tours Organized By the Hôtel were wonderful, as well as the ones they arranged with the park. The best part was the staff itself. Everyone was super Attentive and helpful. They Go out of their way to help in any way they can!

Maria de vega

Excellent. Must return there

All the staff was very kind. The cleanliness of the lodge is excellent. Good breakfast and good variety of dining options. I enjoyed the buffet dinner on the first day. Our whole group appreciated the attitude of the manager in keeping the generator on during the evening cut-off period. It was very hot and we asked her not to turn off the generator as it had been the night before

Manuel Carrilho


The rooms were beautiful, spacious and comfortable. The lodge has a great and welcoming atmosphere. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly, they were ready to assist at any time. Marshelle was especially helpful to make our stay enjoyable. Surprise, Innocent, Rose are great people and we enjoyed their assistance. Jabulani is a great chef and the food was exceptional.

Elsabe Brink

South Africa

Location, accommodation, catering and staff were excellent.


South Africa

Our stay at the Grand Kruger Lodge during the December holidays was amazing including the excellent service, food and best game drive experience! We had a lovely weekend!


South Africa

We were guests at Grand Kruger Lodge over Christmas and we had an amazing stay. The service was awesome and staff was friendly and helpful. They made sure that our stay was perfect.We will definitely go back and I can definitely recommend it.

Johan Fourie

South Africa

We spent four nights at the Grand Kruger Lodge, 2 families of fours, kids from 3 to 10. Our experience has been outstanding. All was perfect, the atmosphere, the accommodations, the facilities, the safari game, the exquisite food, and the service. As French residents in Mozambique, across the border, no doubt we will come back soon. A special thanks to the management team, Marchelle, Philip and Surprise.

Michel Zanaroli

French Residents in Mozambique

Your entire team is amazing

The animals that are so close to the lodge, it is a great feeling to be so close too nature

Jomein O'Reilly

South Africa

Exceptional stay, definitely coming back.

The rooms were beautiful, spacious and comfortable. The lodge has a great and welcoming atmosphere. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly, they were ready to assist at any time. Marshelle was especially helpful to make our stay enjoyable. Surprise, Innocent, Rose are great people and we enjoyed their assistance. Jabulani is a great chef and the food was exceptional.

Elsabe Brink

South Africa

Everything was beyond fantastic.


We had a delightful time ar the Grand Kruger Lodge😊The staff was super friendly and helpful. They went out of their way to make sure that we had a good time. The food was great and they served stunning cocktails from the bar while we were relaxing at the pool.👌😎👏👏👏


South Africa

Good location, very good service. A lovely place surrounded by animals and nature. The personal was very friendly and skilled. Service, breakfast & dinner was excellent. A good place to relax and reload. Thank you


South Africa

Perfect place to spend holidays

Excellent place to spend holidays! I stayed in a luxury double suite with a balcony; spacious room, all beautiful and functional, including a very big terrace. We booked three different safaris with Grand Kruger Lodge and Spa and enjoyed all of them to the maximum. The staff is amazing, great service and very helpful! Around the lodge there are wild animals; zebras, warthogs, kudus... I cannot imagine a better place for holidays!

Niina V

The friendliness and professionality of the hotel staff made the stay very enjoyable.



Best stay in Marloth Park

Everything is done to ensure that you have the best stay: it is comfortable, has a relaxing vibe, the facilities are all amazing… we had a lot of wild visitors during our trip, which added to the great experience. But most of all, the staff is the friendliest and most accommodating we have encountered anywhere. And the food was great and served in generous portions.

Estelle & Robert


From the onset of the phone call to book my 3-night accommodation at the last minute, to my arrival, I was met with open arms, happy and smiling faces. Staff members became my friends. My great grand daughter and I were doted on at every turn, the food was just delicious, our hotel room and the surrounding pool area were immaculate. Suffice to say I will be back for your outstanding 5* treatment, thank you Grand Kruger Lodge! Maureen & Rushka

Maureen & Rushka

South Africa

Perfect place to stay

Perfect for couples with children.
Stuff is amazing, very good dinner and breakfast.
Our experience was 100% positive. We even fed some Kudus! On the park we saw Zebras, gazelas, “pumbas” and Kudus. Super recommended!!

CIPC Morgado

A luxury haven in Marloth Park

What a special gem this place is! With the most welcoming and accommodating staff, they brighten up the entire stay. The facilities are lovely, clean and comfortable rooms, although can be small. Lovely outdoor dining area with fire pit. The food is remarkable, simple but fresh and perfectly prepared, the best food we had in Marloth park having tried 6 other restaurants there during our stay!
The activities are well organised and highly recommended, our guide William went out of his way to ensure everything was as best as it could be, he was very knowledgeable and a pleasure to talk to.
We look forward to returning here for definite in two future.


South Africa

Ausgezeichnet, unglaublich toll, Erinnerungen fürs Leben

Our family vacation in September with a child (5j) and grandparents was a great experience. The 'Grand Kruger Lodge and SPA' is highly recommended. We really enjoyed our 2 weeks there as a family of 5. The staff was always courteous and extremely friendly. The rooms and our bush camp as well as the whole area were very clean and modern. Especially impressive for us and especially for our daughter were the many animals that came by the pool every day. After all, it's not every day you feed zebras, kudos, busbugs or pumbas at the pool. The excursions offered to us and taken part in were all very well organized. In the SPA area you could let yourself be pampered.
Thanks to the Grand Kruger Lodge and SPA team, you made this trip unforgettable!
We will definitely come again, thank you

Pollerer Family


the staff, the accommodation, the food, the spa, the view of the animals, the atmosphere are all exceptional. the staff made our trip one of the best we’ve had. this was the second time we stayed there and plan on going back again

Simphiwe & Kai

South African

Blissfully wonderful getaway, getting pampered and our needs met at every call
There is absolutely nothing not to like. It is safe, it is super clean, comfy beds, delicious food and outstanding service. The Spa is exceptional.
Perfect! There is nothing bad to mention.

Jennifer, South Africa

The place is perfect.we have found our new holiday home.the staff is great staff,Suprise,Innocent and Prince are the best

Mdzinwa, za

South Africa

The Lodge is quiet and everything it's nice and the atmosphere is just so lovely for a relaxing time and all the staff were so amazing and friendly from arrival date we got a warm welcome from Innocent helping with our luggage and he gave us welcome drinks and Surprise was just too perfect and easy to talk to he made sure we were well taken care off and we enjoyed the Game drive it was worth it and Phillip was so helpful from the booking time and he made sure we got the best room and the bed was so comfortable I loved everything and surely I'll be back great customer service guys keep up the good work and big up to Chef Prince and all the staff who made our stay a perfect one it was home away from home. Thank you!


good atmosphere

the location , staff friendliness , nice room,

all perfect


South Africa

A great lodge that offers a perfect base outside of the KNP to allow you to be able to do day visits to the KNP. Last year we stayed in the Park and the accommodation and services offered at this Lodge far exceeds what is offered within the KNP. Accommodation is perfect and beds comfortable. What takes our rating of the lodge from Good to Outstanding is the staff. They made our stay extra special and offered 5 star service which included lovely breakfasts and beautiful and delicious dinners on the deck with Kudu and warthogs as company.


South Africa

Great boutique lodge!

The hotel is in a lovely quiet setting in Marlouth park where Kudu and Nyala are wandering even onto the property.
There is a main lodge with 2nd floor comfortable rooms as well as several
family sized bungalows. But it was the staff who really made my experience memorable! Service was warm & personal.They engaged the guests, encouraging us to chat by the firepit before and dinner. The chef was excellent and had a fantastic game drive in Kruger next door. My post drive massage was top rate!


A Kruger oasis with friendly, welcoming staff

A most comfortable stay at this lovely establishment on the outskirts of the Kruger Park.

From the moment you enter, you are struck by the friendliness of the staff who are consistently professional, courteous and obliging.

Breakfast and dinner were included and both were good (especially the former).
The spa is also worth visiting and the massage was very good.

Ideally ask for a room with a balcony though the air-conditioning worked well as did the wifi.

A comfortable stay made better by the lovely staff.


Pretoria, South Africa

Incredibly friendly and helpful staff who always greeted us with a smile. The staff created a great atmosphere surrounding the guests (e.g. sang a wholeheartedly birthday song for a guest at one at the other tables). Furthermore, the lodge offers a wide variety of activities and their safari driver William gave us a fantastic game drive in the Kruger park. The porch and pool area are often visited by different animals (we saw warthogs, kudus and impalas), which contributes to a great atmosphere.

Andreas Bøgh Rønberg

Recognition of Excellence

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Warm friendly, super helpful staff. Long chats to Uwe round the fire. Nothing was too much trouble esp for Surprise

Malcolm Hartwell

The staff is so friendly. I went for two spa treatments in one week. They are really masters in what they do. I would definitely go again when visiting Marloth Park.

Nolene Nel


Friendly and welcoming staff, beautiful lodge, exceptionally clean rooms , Lovely breakfast and dinner .Definitely will be back.


Everyone was absolutely great! William, Phillip, Rose, Michelle.

Dinner by the open fire and the sunrise safari the next day was the highlight of our stay.

Sam Tumuleti


Hi Marshelle,

Wanted to thank you one more time for this amazing evening you organized for us. Great memories for this celebration, and I am pretty sure Thea enjoyed every moment of it as well !

Thanks again !


Julien & Thea


All the experience was amazing. You let my 4 yesr old son to feed the animals. The safari was 5 stars . All the staff and quality of services were above our expectations



A Happy Place for one to be At!!!!!!😊😌😌

Its a nice adventurous place and the staff too is amazing ..they always there whenever you need them.

Thank you guys for making my visit so enjoyable 😌 😊 !!!


South Africa


This is the best place families can visit. Great food,close to kruger National Staff. And the spa will make you and your family feel New. Best People ever. Joining the fireplace outside at the evening. And the wildlife right at your doorstep.

Per Egil P


Die Grand Kruger Lodge liegt im Merloth Park, südlich vom Kruger Nationalpark (Gate Crocodil Bridge). Den Merloth Park und den Kruger Nationalpark trennt lediglich der Crocodil River. So kannst du auch direkt im Merloth Park eine erste Safari erleben. Bei uns war es eine Twilight Safari entlang dem Crocodil River inkl. Picknick während des Sonnenuntergangs.

Die Grand Kruger Lodge überzeugt mit ihrer ganzen Atmosphäre. Von tollen Busch-Lodges, über ein schönes Restaurant mit großer Außenterrasse inkl. tierischen Besuchen, Grill- und Feuerplatz, bis hin zum Pool mit sonnigen Liegeplätzen.

Sobald du als Gast eintriffst bist du ein Teil einer großen Familie. Ganz nach dem Motto: You get what you give.
Das Personal liest dir jeden Wunsch von den Lippen ab und steht dir jeder Zeit mit Rat und Tat zu Seite. Selbst auf deiner weiteren Reise. Zum Personal gehört auch ein absolut top ausgebildeter Safari Ranger - William. Wir hatten das Vergnügen drei Touren mit ihm zu erleben und waren absolut begeistert.
Da der Inhaber Uwe ursprünglich aus Deutschland kommt, konnten wir sogar auf Deutsch kommunizieren :)
Ohne wenn und aber bekommt das Personal 10 von 10 Punkte.

Preis Leistung:
Wir haben uns lange nach einem passenden Rundum-Paket umgesehen. Zu diesem Paket gehörten eine Lodge mitten in der Tierwelt, ein Pool zum Entspannen, ein Restaurant inkl. Bar und eine geführte Safari mit offenen Safari Fahrzeugen. Da die Lodge nicht im, aber unmittelbar am Kruger Nationalpark liegt (max. 15 Minuten Autofahrt), ist der Preis unschlagbar im Vergleich zu anderen Angeboten die wir uns eingeholt hatten.

Die Lodge bietet eine große Auswahl, sowohl an afrikanischen als auch an internationalen Gerichten.
Unser Highlight war der typisch afrikanische Braai und das gemeinsame zusammen sitzen aller Gäste am offenen Feuer.

Wir würden jederzeit wieder kommen und es all unseren Freunden weiterempfehlen.


Exceptional Exceptional

The attention of the staff towards us. The meals very good. very generous breakfast. The general framework.



Had a great stay the place looks amazing and peaceful the staff is very professional and accommodative .

Siphokazi Mhlanga


South Africa

Giving five stars for the efforts in quality and service in relation to price and value. Anytime again as friendliness, location and lodge are great. Thank you.

Enya Fehler

South Africa

Magical and Five Star Treatment

We had an amazing four Night Family Stay at the Lodge. From arrival we were treated like VIP's. The staff are beyond amazing, friendly, helpful and very entertaining. Not once did we have a dull moment. Food was excellent and they make sure they cater to every one's desire. Were spoiled with some snacks at the pool. They make sure you don't dehydrate by supplying bottled water in ample. There's a packed cooler when you go on a Safari or just a local Twilight Safari in Marloth Park. Amenities are excellent and cleaned daily. The local park Ranger are very well educated and informative with the wild and surroundings. The ladies at the Spa definitely know how to get rid of the knots and stress. We highly recommend Grand Kruger Lodge and Spa and will return for another relaxing stay.

Helena, Erika & Family

South Africa

We rarely recognized such warm an welcoming hospitality by the whole service personal. The lodge is in the center of Marloth Park. The accommodation doesn’t miss any comfort including cleaning service several times a day. Additionally you recognize that local craftsmanship creates a real South African attitude, including zebras, kudus, impalas and monkeys right next to you during dinner and breakfast. William, the safari guide is a seasoned expert with an excellent view for the animals behavior and always taking care of their well-being. The kitchen provides a broad selection of dishes with a lot of creativity to implement your individual preferences. I can highly recommend to order the soups. We’re looking forward to come back!

Jean Luc Picard (C&C)


Loved this place and the hospitality was unbeatable, food was really good! Animals visit you too!

Alan Warrener

South Africa

Amazing, just amazing!!! From management to the stuff, everyone is so professional and friendly. The food was out of this world.
Special thanks to Innocent, Sammy, William, and Ali. You have an awesome team here Uwe. Me and my son had a blast. Thanks for you. 😊

Heidi Manzini

South Africa

Amazing, From management to staff, Everyone is professional and so friendly. The food is just Amazing.Felt like we vere part of this wonderful big family. And every morning we have animals just beside the deck.Special thanks to all of you :) . You are awesome :)Best Regards from Team Norway :)

Per Egil Pedersen


The food was excellent


South Africa

Perfect was amazing, he helped a lot with arranging our activities and making sure we enjoyed our stay. The game drive with William was very informative, he was helpful and shared some information about the animals. The game drive was our highlight of the stay.

Thankdeka Mngoma

South Africa

We really enjoyed the friendly atmosphere at the lodge. The facilities are well appointed and the dining was really good. Definately returning.

Franci & Anton Roos

Silk Bush The Mountain Vineyards

Fantastic place with fantastic people!!

Tanya Courtney

Beautiful nature calm peaceful koi fish Relax friendly service Food was excellent

Marianne Erasmus

Wonderful spa day for me and the misses.

Henry Venter

What a lovely experience..The friendly staff just make you feel at home❤️

Xavier Rauch

Exceptional customer service, welcoming environment, very clean and a beautiful place indeed.

Lee Lamola

It was a wonderful stay thank you Mr Suprise for the wonderful service thank you Aunty Rose for taking care of us we truly appreciate you ♡♡

Neo Thobejane

The staff was amazing welcoming and loving a home away from home.. big shout out and appreciation to MR Suprise for your loving and selfless patience. To rose thank u for your non tiredness and Innocent your polite manner amazing


Sipho & Prince offered us so much delicious food variety. Rose & Innocent made sure we're very comfortable, Million & Bheki are so knowledgeable and unlocked hidden adventure gems. Thank you very much Surprise, you're the best. We couldn't have asked for a better person to handle everything from booking to providing special touches daily. So professional & effervescent! We'll definitely come back to this well run establishment

Soulful One

Enjoyed our stay and looking forward to come back again.
Breakfast was great thanks to the Chefs. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. Surprise was a super star!


South Africa

The Lodge is the best place in Marloth Park,it’s easy to locate and the are animals roaming around on your way there. Upon arrival you’ll will be welcomed with smiles and warmth with drinks....The lodge is surrounded by the nature,it’s clean and beautiful.Be sure to ask for the staff in the forefront(Suprise,Innocent,Rose and Million),They will ensure you have the experience from food,activities and drinksThe chefs prepare scrumptious meals at anytime for you, you get transported around for whatever activity you asked,they book activities for you.So if you are looking for royalty treatment,a home away from home,The best experiences in Marloth Park and Kruger national park,Grand Kruger Lodge is the place for you.I had such a great time and I will for sure come back..Thank you for everything Grand Kruger Lodge staff


South Africa

We felt extremely welcome and appreciated and your staff is excellent.

Andries van wyk

South Africa

All of your staff, viz; Surprise, Rose, Sipho, Million and the Room Cleaner who was always amazing as to when does she get all of the cleaning and bedding at a lightning speed that i saw less of her.

Kes Matlapeng

The service and friendliness of the stuff is amazing

Xolani Ntuli

Amazing experience. Good accomodation and the staff are extemely receptive and attentive to our needs. Really super impressed and would highly recommend the lodge. It is more suited for couples but kids can enjoy the pool too!

G Welby-Cooke

The Kruger lodge itself is highly recommended. They go out of their way to take care of their guests.
The staff were very attentive to all our needs. I was very impressed with how they took care of us which was a big bonus. The food was absolutely amazing - lamb potjie was to die for. The dinner setting is fantastic with the option to sit around the fire for a pre-or after dinner drink. The property is well positioned in Marloth park and we could do early morning walks to the fence to see Crocodile river.


South Africa

Excellent, all of them where lovely ,great people they made our stay amazing , all of them Especially Suprise


South Africa

Awesome stay at Grand Kruger Lodge.
Highly recommended. We recieved a warm welcome. Service and meals throughout exceeded our expectations. The staff is great....Rosie deserves a special mention. We loved her friendly smile and humour. The surroundings is peaceful and we could chill and rest. Lots of things to do as game drives and other. Nothing is too much for the staff to assist with. We will be back!


The staff members at the lodge were very friendly and we really felt at home. But the award for me and my family goes to Surprise, Innocent and Becky. From the time we were doing a booking, from the time we left johannesburg and when we arrived Surprise was exceptional in ensuring that all we wanted and our travel to the lodge was superb. From sending us pin locations, to ensuring our safaris are booked and confirmed to assisting us with our luggage on arrival. Then Innocent made sure that our table is always set and provided various options for my son as he is vegetarian, to our drinks and everything when it comes to dining - he was a star. Then Becky our guide, our driver and photographer when we went on our activities. Opening the car doors for us, ensuring our items are always safe when we are busy with our activities, taking pictures of us a a family before and after the activities. Going out of his way to ensure that all is great.
The highlight of my stay was when the lodge and the staff did a birthday surprise for my 3 kids, deco, cake and even singing for them. This was exceptional and this was not charged at all, this was done free of charge. Wow

Zanele Booi

South Africa

The hospitable & friendliness of all the staff members.It was my first visit to the resort,but we were made to feel like we were regulars...excellent welcome & treatment indeed.


South Africa

Innocent,Phillip,Rose were amazing.It meant a lot for the owner to come greet us as well.The chef was also polite enough to come show face.I think the whole staff is just amazing,they made our stay memorable,the housekeeping staff included...many thanx.


Experience Africa! Beautiful setting. Wildlife walking among the chalets. Exceptional service. Surprise you’re a star!


I’ll Be Back😁 the food was was 4 course meal for the 2 day stay and it was amazing. Shoutout to our Chef Prince for giving us exceptional food during our stay. It was all worth it. The staff was amazing, loved everyone and they were so friendly and helpful. There’s so much I can say but it will be forever. Keep up the good work. Everything was to the T👌 I’m coming back end of the excited!!!


South Africa

Amazing stay, loved every second. Absolutely everything. Staff, food, room etc.


South Africa

Wonderful stay. Accommodation, staff and food were top class.


I can honestly say this was one of the best holidays we have had in a long time. the personal service given by the staff was really 120% they take note of the dislikes and cater were they can. They become family away from family from getting up early for the game drives to the personal attention given when they did turn downs on our room. I will recommend this to everyone i know and cant believe how amazing the service was 10 Stars if i can


Lovely gem in the bush. Staff very welcoming & hospitable. Nothing was too much for them. Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort


Very pleasant stay. Received great service throughout with friendly and very helpful personnel. Breakfast was really good. Room clean and well equipped. Reception efficient with easy check- in and check-out. Service was really good and care to detail.


Very friendly staff and 5 star spa treatment


Friendly staff with the best hospitality Beautiful and Private Great food Animal visitors 😅


South Africa

We enjoyed every minute of our stay at the Grand Kruger Lodge and Spa.
The dedication of each member of staff to ensure that every guest is comfortable and enjoying the experience is exceptional. The food was excellent. It is a beautiful setting with a friendly atmosphere. I wish that we could have stayed longer.


South Africa

The entire experience was one to remember

Clare Pimenta

Wow wow wow. What an amazing stay. The staff is so friendly and helpful. You will be seeing us again soon. Thanks guy well done.


Amazing, food excellent, service excellent, massage excellent we enjoyed Grand Kruger Lodge a lot


Great lodge to stay for a family holiday near the Kruger park.
My family of four including two kids 17 and 13 years stayed 4 nights at Grand Kruger Lodge. The amenities, food and service was excellent. The team of Surprise, Innocent and Phillip took great care of us on our birthdays during the stay.

We stayed in the 4 person Quad chalet which was clean and spacious. Choice of meals was great (we had daily breakfast and dinner). The spa which is expected to be expanded soon was excellent.

Wildlife at Marloth park is prolific. We took both a afternoon guided tour and whole day self drive into Kruger park through the Crocodile bridge gate. Saw lions, cheetahs, wild dogs and lots of elephants and buffalos.

Can definitely recommend Grand Kruger lodge for family bush breaks near the Kruger park.


South Africa



South Africa

Amazing & friendly staff, neat and peaceful place. Would recommend it to anyone looking to get away from the noise


Thank you so much for a great weekend...the whole team was absolutely amazing. GKL...a small piece of paradise in the Kruger.

Sello Sithole

The place is gorgeous, the food is amazing, we had a fantastic game drive with William and Innocent and Surprise saw to our every need


South Africa

The service was exemplary and the food was amazing


First-class service!
The service is exceptional. Surprise and Innocent are wonderful staff. They will go above and beyond for you. ALL of the food was excellent. Chef Prince is amazing. His lamb chops, butternut soup and cheesecake was especially mind-blowing. The bed is very comfortable. The Twilight safari and full-day game drive in Kruger was very enjoyable. The place is easy to find.


South Africa

We really had a wonderful stay
Exceptional service from staff


South Africa

Definitely going back to Grand Kruger Lodge.
What's not to like animals right on your doorstep. Excellent food, absolutely amazing staff. Made us feel like we were the only ones there.
We didn't like that we couldn't stay longer :D


South Africa

Our stay was absolutely fantastic! The rooms were clean and spacious with a massive bed and an aircon which is very needed in the scorching heat. Dinner and breakfast each day was so yummy - there were plenty options each day and we were permanently full. The staff, Innocent and Surprise in particular, were spectacular - they were friendly and accommodating. The owner was also absolutely lovey - he checked in on us to ensure that we were happy and was very kind. They allowed us to check out very late on our departure day which was special as it allowed us a bit more time in the park and a dip in the pool before departure. We really enjoyed our stay and can't wait to return!


South Africa

we had a great stay. staff were all amazing and accommodating. Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort


Superb. Loved everything. Food was fantastic, the drinks were even better. Staff were amazing!


South Africa

Luxury in the Bush.
Warm hospitality, owner oversight and food glorious food!


South Africa

The food was good, well prepared. Workers were amazing beyond our expectations always very helpful and polite. Location was also good , well situate and easy to acesse.


South Africa

During the recent school holiday we stayed at Crocodile Bridge camp Kruger Park and because there is no resraurant they allow residents to exit the park with a permit should you wyish to go eat at a restaurant. I called a few lodges close to the gate to book a table for 4 of us, and I was shocked to hear they only allow onsite residents no one from outside, even if they are not fully booked to eat at their restaurant. It was 3 x 5 star lodges.....😠😠. Any way there loss, but the Grand Kruger Lodge had a table for us. And I must say they will see us again. What a stunning establishment the staff ,Innocent , Surprise Samantha and Alli was so professional and helpful. The ambiance and homely feel with bush and 5 star experience is a must see! They offer a set menu, A la carte and buffet depending on how many visitors they have. We enjoyed a 4 course set menu and it was out of this world and well priced. See you soon when we visit Marloth Park!

Samantha du Toit

South Africa

All staff were fantastic.
The Saturday Braai was very good. Went to a lot of trouble to make it memorable.


Friendly staff


The stay was incredible.
The location is excellent. the food, staff, the atmosphere and the service were beyond our expectations.
Everything was too good to mention in words.


A special thanks to Innocent and all the staff for taking care of us ...we had a great time

Cneledza Shobane

South Africa

i enjoyed myself , felt liked extending the days … the whole team that was on duty made sure that we are enjoying ..
everything i am rating it 5stars


It’s a charming, and cozy hotel. The staff is very helpful, and kind. Food at hotel’s restaurant is delicious!


Surprise's level of professionalism and friendliness

Phindile Magagula

South Africa

Amazing, just amazing!!! From management to the stuff, everyone is so professional and friendly. The food was out of this world.Special thanks to Innocent, Sammy, William, and Ali. You have an awesome team here Uwe. Me and my son had a blast. Thanks for you. 😊

Heidi Manzini

South Africa

Friendly staff, good reception and pleasant environment.

Nellie Gora

South Africa

All the staff members were exceptional, from the owner to the cleaners, everyone exceeded our expectations.

Khulile Mtsetfwa

South Africa

the staff was very nice,


South Africa

The Grand Kruger Lodge is peaceful, immersed in nature and offers a treat for all the senses (from wildlife; nice architecture; water features to harmonize with the crying insects; restaurant).The friendly and attentive staff afforded us a very pleasant vacation.Enjoyed the variety of the restaurant: from new scrumptious dishes to the table decor adapting to compliment those dishes. One evening, each waiter dressed in her/his traditional attire. This, among other fine details, made each visit to the restaurant a unique experience.After dinner, expect to find your room/chalet prepared and ready for you to sleep. Prep' includes drawing the curtains and adjusting the room temperature/aircon. All thanks to the second daily housekeeping.Besides reasonably catering for our individual requests, the Grand Kruger Lodge also took initiative to further personalize our stay in such nuanced and unique ways. For example, on the morning of our game drive at 5am, the music playing in the restaurant was that of a musician from our home country.

Takundei Gora

Zimbabwe/South Africa

The hospitality we received with smile from everyone was the highlight of our stay

Yandiswa Cube

South Africa

We felt so special all the time….the staff were amazing!!!

Jani Schwulst Family

South Africa

The breakfast was superb and we had supper there, the meals were out of this world. compliments to the chefs and all staff. We were well taken care of and we were even upgraded to better room free of charge. Anyone looking for break out of the city, I will advise them to try Grand Kruger. It is not far from the Kruger fence and if you want tp get some exercise you can walk around around and meet our beautiful animals like the wilderbeests, springboks, warthogs, and many other species of buks that are just roaming around grazing. To all the staff at Grand Kruger, thank you, we really felt at home and our expectations were exceeded!!!!


South Africa

All the staff members were so nice and friendly the hospitality was awesome. The place is awesome and our kids enjoyed so much

Tshilidzi Bvumbi

South Africa

Everything was satisfactory. We truly loved our stay at the Grand Kruger from the stuff, to the owner and great facilities.

Isabel Gora