Family and Couples Friendly Hotel @ Gate Entrance
Posted Dec 20, 2015
This hotel may not be quite as fancy as the other resort option in the area but it has a delicious breakfast and dinner available and wonderful staff helping throughout the stay. It is locate within walking distance of the Kruger Gate entrance to Kruger Park (though obviously you would need to be coming in a vehicle in order to enter the park). For those who don't have their own vehicle, the hotel has a travel desk available to arrange day trips to the park and other surrounding attractions. If your trip starts early before the breakfast is served (before 6:30AM), the hotel provides a boxed breakfast you can take with you (just make sure baboons don't steal it like they did to us!)
We stayed here for my wife's 30th birthday and have no regrets about this. They were not able to arrange a special cake or dinner, and the dinner service feels a bit like a cruise in that the staff will assign you a table and bring a few basics but otherwise you are on your own to attack the buffet. As of this writing (12/20/15) they had a marshmallow roasting pit which was clearly a hit with kids.
Wifi is available in the main lobby area, the bar area, and near the swimming pool. It is does reach to all the guest rooms, but when you have a signal it is decently fast (5mbps) and stable.The rooms are decently sized with refrigerator, flat screen, and sliding door windows. The bathrooms are clean and modern but not luxurious. The main pros of this hotel are the location and the great staff.