Guest Reviews

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

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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