Ratings based on 3 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
5.0 Room cleanliness
5.0 Service & staff
4.7 Room comfort
4.7 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified ReviewsThey paid and stayed. We double-checked.
by A verified traveler from WA
The most amazing and impressive holidayPosted Jul 27, 2016
Our memories of the staff at RKL and Kruger wildlife will last a life time. The staff are faultless, a huge thank you to Julia and the girls, Robert, Charlie and Felicity, my second visit in the last year. Hopefully Kruger will receive much wanted rain soon. Will be back soon.
by A verified traveler from mocambique
A Good hotel near the KrugerPosted Apr 25, 2016
Pros: The quietes and friedliness
Cons: I woud like to have a tv in room or at list a good lamp so we can read at room. And An armchair or sofa in the room.
Location: The location is good and near Kruger
a very sympathetic and cozy hotel , where the staf did everything to satisfy our requests even out of hours and always cheerful and helpful . The manager also always helpful to all went well The food is very good. A Especial thanks for Filicity and Julia.
by A verified traveler
truly special safari experiencePosted Jul 25, 2011 on Hotels
This is a truly special safari experience. I can honestly say that it exceeded all expectations. It's not just the intimate atmosphere of a small, friendly lodge that allows the guests to bond by the outdoor fire at dusk as the first night's four-course dinner appears effortlessly and the next day's dawn drive is planned with Gavin and Verena. It's not just the anticipation of seeing the big five as Gavin's bush vehicle heads to the very front of the queue at the Kruger gate at dawn, and we sit hushed with cosy blankets on our knees, stuffed with Julia's muffins and tea, eager and a bit nervous. Will we see anything? Will we be safe? Within minutes, there's a female lion training her daughter, adolescent giraffes lanking and dipping by the vehicle, and -wow- a sumptuous leopard padding purposefully right across our path, inches from us. And it just goes on getting better, with elephants, rhino, kudu, impala, birds of all descriptions, cheeky warthogs. Where is the special magic of the Royal Kruger experience? It's not just the utter quiet of the bush in the afternoon, with the daft 'go away' bird calling; or the gentle voice of Julia announcing the evening menu (always with a surprise pudding), or the evening drives by Crocodile River with G &T sundowners and unaffected kindness from the attentive and knowledgeable Verena, jokes and lightly-worn expertise from Gavin. It's a combination of everything. You want to have a guided bush walk on foot in the morning for a change? Gavin arranges it at the drop of a hat, at a time to suit us. We have the privilege of two and a half hours in Rick's company, seeing birds and plants up close, stumbling on a herd of zebras, tracking giraffe prints, gathering discarded feathers, laughing and relaxing at our own pace. Why Marloth? We chose The Royal Kruger in Marloth Park for a three-night stay as the conservancy adjoins Kruger, making access pretty quick for dawn and night drives, while also allowing for safe rambles: the big predators are inside the park while Marloth is unique in its abundant wild life. Also, as we flew up to Nelspruit, then hired a car, we wanted fairly rapid journey times, and it took only about an hour from the airport, mostly easy roads. Our room was very comfortable, with a huge corner bath in the bathroom. Julia's cooking was delicious every night and her gentle hospitality added to the sense of welcome. Gavin arranged our game requests effortlessly and proved an excellent guide; Verena's friendly smiles light up the room. The special atmosphere comes from these two, I think. They made a dream stay for us and we are very grateful.