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Situated in Mpumalanga in the ‘Wild Frontier’ region, the Lodge is just beyond the Crocodile River which forms a natural border with the Kruger National Park

Royal Kruger Lodge is home to animals including giraffe, buck, buffalo and zebras, which roam freely around the lodge and surrounding areas. Guests are often thrilled with unbelievably close and personal encounters, on the verandah, at the water hole, at the pool and during their bush orientation walks. They are afforded these rare opportunities due to the intimate boutique lodge size and low sound levels. Lions reside within short walking distance from the lodge, inside the Lionspruit reserve and can often be heard during our starlit Boma Dinners.

The Royal Kruger Lodge welcomes you to enjoy our Private 4 Star Game Lodge, renowned for its exceptional personal service and intimate atmosphere. Experience in a civilised way, one of the wildest places on earth ...... luxury in the heart of the African bush.

Royal Kruger Lodge rated "excellent" by 163 travelers TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2014 WINNER TripAdvisor

Royal Kruger Lodge Certificate of Excellence 2013 WINNER TripAdvisor Royal Kruger Lodge Southern Africa captivates everyone who is lucky enough to experience its power and magic. Situated in Mpumalanga Province in the ‘Wild Frontier’ region, the Royal Kruger Lodge is just beyond the Crocodile River and forms a natural border with the Kruger National Park. It is conveniently located 50 minutes from Mpumalanga International airport and a 5 hour drive from Johannesburg. T

he wildlife thrives in this part of South Africa and boasts around 60 species of mammals, around 500 species of birds and numerous species of reptiles. There is nothing quite as stirring as encountering the Big 5 in their natural habitat, the Kruger National Park. Enjoy the adventure of day and night Safaris in open safari vehicles, lead by highly skilled rangers, into the heart of the wild African Bushveld.

Guests are greeted by majestic African sunrises and sunsets, adding to the peace and tranquillity of the area, allowing one to relax and unwind when not participating in the adventure and excitement of our game drives and other activities.

Guests are given the opportunity to toast the flaming sunset in the wild with sundowners at the famous Crocodile River, often rich in wildlife. Besides the standard Game safaris, Royal Kruger Lodge also prides itself in its exciting offerings including Romantic, Honeymoon, Adventurous, Wellness, Animal Loving, Cultural, Family and Golf Packages, created to give you an experience of a lifetime. Delight your senses with a safari during full moon on our signature Full Moon Banquet package.

Personal attention and excellent service, by our friendly staff, is generously granted at the Royal Kruger Lodge. Memories of game viewing at dawn and perhaps evening, sitting at the blazing fire in the Boma, relishing in old African tales and those of your close encounters with the wild during an action packed day, you will be touched with the mystical empathy of man and beast, living together in harmony and with mutual respect of creatures born to be free.

Spoil yourself with an unforgettable, soul awakening experience, at Royal Kruger Lodge.

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Indulge yourself in peaceful relaxing in one of the lodges traditionally appointed rooms and see what makes this authentic lodge a favorite among guests. Each of the lodge’s 10 thatched, air conditioned, ensuite, rooms, sport a gorgeous bed, generous wardrobe space, beverage facilities and are adorned with echos of the outside African bush.

Facilities within Rooms

Bath Bath
Air Conditioning
Laundry Service on request
Fruit Bowl
Luggage Rack
Beverage Facilities (tea, coffee, bottled water)
International Double Adapters
Hairdryer on request

Stay close to nature with our unique, refreshingly different, outdoor shower and indulge in a truly exotic experience amidst the foliage of Africa.


Inclusions / Exclusions


Extra information

• Lodge Sundowner Drive
 Drive to the Crocodile River in our Game Viewer and enjoy complimentary sundowners while watching the sunset over Kruger National Park.
The Sundowner Drive is available every second evening.
Local beer, wine, soft drinks and snacks included

Time: Depart at 16h30 in summer and at 16h00 in winter 

• Day Game Drives in Kruger National Park Your guide will give you a wake-up call in the morning 30 minutes before departure.

Meet on the patio before departing to enjoy coffee, tea and muffins.
Breakfast and refreshments will be provided on the drive
Time: Depart at 05h00 in summer and at 05h30 in winter.
Return at +- 13:30 for lunch 

• Kruger Park Sunset Drive
A different and exciting drive in Kruger National Park.
After sunset there is the possibility of seeing animals you might not see during the day
Time: Depart RKL at 15h30. Return to RKL for dinner at approximately 20h00

• Night Drive in Kruger National Park
As with the Kruger Park Sunset Drive, an exciting drive in Kruger National Park and the possibility of seeing animals you might not see during the day
Time: Depart RKL at 19h15. Return to RKL at approximately 22h00 

• Kruger Park Bush Walk A walking experience in Kruger National Park, Big 5 territory, accompanied by armed Trail Guides
 Needed: Neutral coloured clothing, walking shoes, hat/cap and sunscreen
Time: Depart RKL 04h15 and return at approx 09h30 for breakfast

• Elephant Experience Get up close to 2 African Elephants for an unforgettable experience.
Time: Depart RKL 1 hour beforehand 07h00-10h00 and 15h00-17h00