Royal Kruger Lodge and Spa

Royal Kruger Lodge and Spa

1224 Volstruis Road, Marloth Park 1340 South Africa
Lodge au sein du parc marloth avec des herbivores non dangereux :)) pour agrémenter les promenades à pied
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Cute warthogs outside our door.
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5.0
#1 of 28 lodges in Marloth Park
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.9 of 5 bubbles
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The Royal Kruger Lodge ensures guests relaxation, adventure and a oneness with nature. This 4-star, privately owned game Lodge is renowned for its exceptional personal service and intimate atmosphere. Situated in the Mpumalanga Province in the Wild Frontier region, the Royal Kruger Lodge is just beyond the Crocodile River and borders the Kruger National Park.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Public wifi
Pool
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Entertainment staff
Airport transportation
Spa
Parking
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Waxing services
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Mosquito net
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Safe
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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4.0 of 5 stars
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Quirky Hotels
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Afrikaans, Swahili and 1 more
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troy t wrote a review Mar 2020
4 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Now, I’m clearly biased because I came here and I haven’t experienced the other accommodation in Marloth park but I only have good words to speak about, the accommodation, THE STAFF! And the customer service that is provided by royal Kruger lodge. Special notes to Emily, who arranged last minute extra nights stay, last minute day trips to panorama, and made anything we wanted to do so easy, also special mention to Robert Who is the main safari guide and his knowledge is remarkable, as well as his care of nature and the Kruger national park, and last but definitely not least to Mama who as her name suggest is the camp mother, she will make sure you are well fed, and always has a smile on her face, mama was sick for 3 days of our 5 days there and not once did she let it show, she is a blessing to the lodge and your stay, every night is a surprise and the boma dinners will not disappoint. Wlid animals also walk freely through the lodge, we were lucky enough to see warthogs daily (old and young) mongoose, giraffe and zebra
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Jean Jacques TARDAN, Propriétaire at Royal Kruger Lodge and Spa
Responded 12 Oct 2020
Dear Troy, Thank you for your comment. It was a real pleasure to welcome you at the Lodge. We hope to see you soon The Royal Kruger Lodge Team
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DayTrip07983359011 wrote a review May 2023
Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This lodge is fantastic!!! You have many animal and birds that come and visit you at camp. The bedrooms are fabulous and the beds are next level comfortable, turndown service completed and house keeping just spot on, there are only a small number of bedroom so everyone becomes family! The staff go above and beyond check in and check out made simple and everything explained. All staff where fabulous but just a couple that stood out was Julia she checked everyday making sure we had no issues any extras she would arrange for us, Robert the best guide you could ask for his Eagle eye was unbelievable and he has so much knowledge and enjoys educating the guests and happy to answer any question you ask. And lastly Rick again has so much knowledge and points out the small things as well as the larger things on his walks he is so friendly and time really does fly when you have fun. All in all you won't be disappointed and will have a great time!!!!
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Date of stay: May 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The lodge accepts debit cards so no need to take much cash, we got the domestic flight from...
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Response from tardan jj, Propriétaire at Royal Kruger Lodge and Spa
Responded 24 May 2023
Thank you very much for your nice comment. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are a big family and we are glad that you felt this way Thank you
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Thibaut wrote a review Sept 2022
Strasbourg, France4 contributions
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
An awesome place to stay, a magical outside shower, and even closer to our needs because of the lack of clients due to covid, lucky us. The only negative point was for us the food, could be better, was too much looking as food already made and warmed up in microwave, except for the breakfast that was so tasty and prepared according to our will. If you are french speaker it’s even better because the owners can guide through your stay. A magical stay but the food menu can be improved in my opinion.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from JJ TARDAN, Propriétaire at Royal Kruger Lodge and Spa
Responded 12 Sept 2022
Good day Thank you for your comment, we are sorry that the food was not at your taste. We want to assure you that everything is homemade and nothing is warmed up in microwave except the empty plates during cold nights.
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zspencer2021 wrote a review Jan 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Place is very nice, but lacks much needed maintenance. For the price you pay, not worth it.
This house has no fans on the veranda, in the lounge, dinning area and kitchen. In Marloth this is a must due to the intense heat. Remotes for fans everywhere, but no fans. Kitchen back door is locked and they cannot find the key, no fan so very hot in the kitchen. Stove does not work, this is a gas stove so if you are not a smoker and don't have a lighter you cannot light the gas stove to cook. Pool lights don't work, pool filter very weak and fountain does not work. Zebra bathroom toilet door is a sliding door, but you need to be superman to open and close it. Advertised as having mosquito nets around the beds, DStv and WiFi, but this is not available. We had to ask for WiFi and got this, but the DStv is none existent. Lacking in the kitchen is serving dishes (there are none) and drinking glasses. Plugs - majority of them don't work well. Much need fan on the veranda. Sewerage pipe blockage, they had to fix it twice in a week.
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Date of stay: December 2020
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from tardan jj, Propriétaire at Royal Kruger Lodge and Spa
Responded 25 Nov 2021
We are very sorry for the inconvenient. This is the private villa and not the lodge itself. Thank you
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Tofrenchbabe wrote a review Jan 2020
Overton, beautiful Hamphire26 contributions16 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
we stayed in the villa before Christmas and this was one of the places where we expected to have an amazing experience. Although the Marloth Park is a great place, Royal Kruger Lodge did not deliver on the customer service and management. Sadly, the staff lacks hospitality training (spending time on their mobile rather than serving and assisting guests during breakfast). The food on the first evening was stunning Ostrich on the BBQ in the Boma but lunch was disappointing pizza. There is a lack of management who never seems to be there. The Spa - what Spa? seems to be inexistent. The villa was quite far from the Lodge (definitely a drive, not a walk away) and the interior could do with a bit of attention (2 bedside lamps broken, door impossible to open to the balcony, kitchen had far too much 'stuff', lightbulbs missing etc). Definitely, not the 4 star promised. Despite this, we had a pleasant stay, enjoyed the pool, the 4 bedrooms are spacious. It lacked a special touch and is no match for the excellent hospitality we have experienced in all other places we stayed.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from Jean Jacques TARDAN, Propriétaire at Royal Kruger Lodge and Spa
Responded 12 Oct 2020
We really sorry for this unfortunate problems during your stay. Everything has been fixed and ready to welcome you again in the best conditions. Sincerely Royal Kruger Team
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Claire B wrote a review Feb 2024
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I had the best holiday here and cannot fault anything. The lodge was excellent and the safaris, trips and activities we did were well organised and I saw so much more than expected. The food was great and the staff were all friendly, welcoming and couldn't do enough for you. Visitors around the pool zebras, monkeys, wilder beast were a great sight to behold and even allowed us to feed them !!

I would highly recommend staying here.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from tardan jj, Propriétaire at Royal Kruger Lodge and Spa
Responded 16 Feb 2024
Thank you Claire for your comment. We are really happy to know that you had an fantastic stay. We will work to keep this level to all our customers. Hope to see you again Royal Kruger Lodge team
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Jessica Charles wrote a review Feb 2024
10 contributions1 helpful vote
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Had the most amazing stay, knowledgable safari drives, amazing staff and location.

Also the food was amazing every night, from a picky eater, every concern / change needed was offered and I didn’t have one bad meal, breakfast lunch or dinner!!

Also the animals that roamed the lodge just made it even more special.

Would recommend anyone to come here!
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Royal Kruger Lodge Team, Service clients/Réception at Royal Kruger Lodge and Spa
Responded 06 Feb 2024
Thank you very much for your comment. I am really glad to hear that you had a nice stay. We would love to see you again Royal Kruger Team
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One Chop wrote a review Aug 2022
Mount Pleasant, Australia148 contributions86 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The property is excellent with many areas to chill out and eat. The staff are fantastic and could not be faulted. The game drives and other services offered all ran on exact timing which was great. Prices for drinks were very reasonable and the food was fantastic.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from JJ TARDAN, Propriétaire at Royal Kruger Lodge and Spa
Responded 12 Sept 2022
Thank you for your nice comment.
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traveler0fafrica wrote a review Nov 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Thank you Royal Kruger Lodge for our stay.
We enjoyed the expert safari where we managed to see the big 5 for our first time come back and just have a back and neck massages with (I must say) very professional ladies.
The food is excellent and always different.
The royal Kruger Lodge is definitely an address we are keeping in mind.
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Date of stay: November 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from tardan jj, Propriétaire at Royal Kruger Lodge and Spa
Responded 25 Nov 2021
Thank you for your comment. we are glad that you enjoyed your stay Royal Kruger Lodge team
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Discover40915365259 wrote a review Oct 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I visited the spa on a last minute request and the staff were more than accommodating. On arrival, i was welcomed and taken into a peaceful and cozy room. The massage was fantasic and left me feeling more relaxed than i have in months!

Only sad thing about my visit, is that it had to end so quickly. I will certainly be back.
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Date of stay: October 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Small dirt road, but able to take a normal car.
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Response from Royal Kruger Lodge Team, Service clients/Réception at Royal Kruger Lodge and Spa
Responded 16 Oct 2023
Thank you very much for your comment. It's much appreciated. We hope to see you again
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Kerrie C asked a question Apr 2024
London, United Kingdom45 contributions10 helpful votes
Hello, What style of safari is offered here? Is it small group guide or a large group tour? Thanks!
Kerrie C asked a question Apr 2024
London, United Kingdom45 contributions10 helpful votes
Hello, What style of safari is offered here? Is it small group guide or a large group tour? Thanks!
Answer from someshine
London, United Kingdom66 contributions38 helpful votes
I’m sure they would accommodate you. However there is a set course of dinner every night so there isn’t a menu to choose from. The breakfast and lunch meals have an option of a few things laid out but if you’re fussy you might not have the choice you’re used to at a restaurant. All the food is fabulous though and the chefs are incredibly friendly so I have no doubt they would bend over backwards for you!
Answer from JJ TARDAN
Marloth Park
Dear Alan, we will provide vegetarian meals every day. We look forward to welcome you soon. If you have any questions you can contact us through email. Thank you. Marie And Royal Kruger Team
chrisercwa asked a question Apr 2017
Perth, Australia
Is there a tv?
Answer from Mike B
4 contributions
Sorry Chris for the time in responding but no tv but then that's the beauty of it you get away from everything. There's so much to do there with tours and interaction with guests and staff and the pool. Hope the renos have been completed by now if you are thinking of going.
Discover40915365259 wrote a tip Oct 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Small dirt road, but able to take a normal car. "
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DayTrip07983359011 wrote a tip May 2023
Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The lodge accepts debit cards so no need to take much cash, we got the domestic flight from Johannesburg to nelspruit Airport to save time!"
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Peter1944 wrote a tip Jul 2019
Tamworth5 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms were all similar"
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MarkB567 wrote a tip Feb 2019
Rocky River, Ohio61 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms are great but we stayed near the courtyard so we could see the wild life out our window and move quickly with cameras."
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Kim C wrote a tip Nov 2018
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms offer the same"
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Frequently Asked Questions about Royal Kruger Lodge and Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Royal Kruger Lodge and Spa?
Nearby attractions include Marloth Park Adventures (4.5 km), Bushveld Atlantis (1.8 km), and Lionspruit Game Reserve (5.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Royal Kruger Lodge and Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Royal Kruger Lodge and Spa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Royal Kruger Lodge and Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Royal Kruger Lodge and Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Jabula Lodge & Restaurant, Phumula Kruger, and The Tin Shack Marloth Park.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Royal Kruger Lodge and Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Royal Kruger Lodge and Spa have airport transportation?
Yes, Royal Kruger Lodge and Spa offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Royal Kruger Lodge and Spa located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Marloth Park.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Royal Kruger Lodge and Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, Afrikaans, Swahili, and Xhosa.
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