Kruger Park Lodge


Kruger Park Lodge is situated in Hazyview, Mpumalanga and a mere 12 kilometers from the famous Kruger National Park’s Phabeni gate.

About Kruger Park Lodge

The lodge is surrounded by indigenous garden and bush, which in turn attracts many different bird species. Look out for Impala, hippos, monkeys and Egyptian geese that call the lodge grounds their home.

The resort is large and the drive down to the main building is about 1.5 kilometers from the main gate. Here you will find a large thatched building with reception and a small seating area next to the reception desk.

The resort has 3 swimming pools to choose from, the main one is just off the patio from the dining area.

Food & Drink

The Restaurant (open from 07h00 to 21h00) and dining area is situated in the main building, a large open area with a patio that leads out onto the gardens. Breakfasts and dinners are usually buffet style, but there is also an à la Carte menu to choose from. Lunch is ordered from the a la Carte menu with a snack menu available throughout the day.

A large bar area is just off the patio near the dining area where drinks are served throughout the day.

The lapa area has a romantic view over the Sabie river; every Tuesday evening they have a bring-and-braai and for this you need to book at the restaurant.

When we stayed here we ate at restaurants in Hazyview situated just a kilometer away. Pioneer's Butcher & Grill, situated in the Rendezvous Center, and Topolinos Italian Restaurant and Kuka Restaurant at Perry's Bridge Center were all very good.   


There are 230 luxury self-catering chalets; some have views over the Sabie River while others have views of the golf course greens or dams. The chalets are nicely spaced with lush gardens giving you the privacy you need.

We had a lovely chalet which was 2 kilometers from the main gate – the property is huge! It was a three bedroom chalet... 

...with two en suite bathrooms- one with a shower and bath and one just a shower, the third bathroom was not en suite but had a bath and shower. 

The large comfy lounge and dining area had a huge fireplace with wooden doors leading out onto a wooden deck with veranda and braai area.

The open plan kitchen had everything you could think of as well as a washing machine and tumble dryer.

All the chalets have DSTV, outdoor braai facilities a wooden deck with lovely views of the many water features and dams.


Four Tennis courts, a 9-hole golf course, volleyball court, trampoline and putt-putt are available or you can visit the Hippo hide.

Bird hide overlooking the Sabi River

You can also take a walk round their nature trail or relax round one of the swimming pools.

Guided game drives are on offer, or you can do a self-drive into the Kruger National Park.

We had stunning sightings during our 3 night stay where we did self-drive safaris. We saw Leopard, lion, cheetah, rhino, elephant, buffalo and a lovely Sable sighting.

We got to see the Big 5 a couple of times….sometimes twice in one day!

Here are some of our images over the three days...

Baobab flower on southernmost baobab tree in the Kruger Park
Mating buffalo weavers
Three cheetah near Phabeni Gate
Cheetah marking his tree

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"This is an indispensable guide to getting the best out of Kruger, camera in hand or not!”

Caroline Webb, Associate Editor, Getaway Magazine, South Africa

Citrus Swallowtail butterfly
Male lion being harassed by hyenas
Baby hyena
Male lion under tree with female
Lioness on koppie
Vervet monkey with someone's lunch!
Cheetah on termite mound. One of the same three cheetahs we found the day before on Doispane road but had moved down to Napi road
White rhino
Leopard snoozing at Marheya pan
Waterbuck at Shitlhave dam. (Yes, some dams have strange names!)
Male lion just before Phabeni gate.
Sable antelope
This was our parting gift - he crossed the road just before we left the Kruger park on our last morning drive.

Kruger Park Lodge is such a relaxing resort and a place we would love to revisit!

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