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Kruger Park Lodge

An April 2005 trip to Kruger National Park by johneowens

Quote: KPL is 4-star lodge/gated village primarily geared to (white) South Africans who either own properties outright or timeshares. I guess this is typical of SA lodges, but progressive visitors from North America and Europe may be shocked if they think the Rainbow Nation arrived in 1993. We visited on an RCI exchange and stayed in a spacious, well-appointed chalet on a well-kept metalled road with luxuriant vegation and well groomed lawns. Well-located, nice setting, spacious accommodation but some service and maintenance problems. But the main point is to take trips out and get out and about.

Kruger Park Lodge

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KPL has some nice walks within its grounds, including a wonderful hippo hide, where you can watch the resident hippos in a lake. Notices warn visitors not to walk about at night since they may meet roaming hippos or crocodiles from the Sabie River. We had no problems with either. (The local croc may no longer be with us.) The high points were our trips out with POTR (see below). Quick Tips: Chalets are fairly well-appointed, although ours had some minor awkward features (eg. light switch on opposite side of room to entrance door, short telephone flex in the darkest corner of the lounge, noisy AC). There are also some maintenance issues - outside light didn't work on arrival, water heati...Read More
Excellent within the park, but avoid some of the private parks like Kapama Private Game Reserve, which is short of animals and a tad too showy. We had excellent tours with Place of the Rock tours. The black and white staff are very professional, knowledgeable, courteous, friendly and go out of their way to be helpful. The company is well managed, and all their vehicles are new and comfortable.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 29, 2005

Kruger National Park

Kruger Park, South Africa