One of the nine gates leading to South Africa's first national park stands steps away from Protea Hotel Kruger Gate, a secluded wilderness lodge on the Sable River's banks. The Endangered Wildlife Trust Rhino Project, which opposes rhino poaching, receives one per cent of the monies from the establishment's accommodation bookings.
Suspended timber walkways through forests lead to the property's luxury rooms and self-catering chalets. Although the exteriors may resemble traditional bushveld huts, the interiors are loaded with modern conveniences like work spaces, mini bars, and televisions.
The superior rooms also feature extra day beds and balconies facing the bush, while up to six people can sleep in the two bedrooms found in each self-catering chalet. The chalets also each have their own private outdoor braai and spacious lounge areas. However, the most unique place to spend the night here is directly under the stars in a tree house.
The restaurant's eating options include daily buffet breakfasts and outdoor lunches on the wooden deck. Drums announce the beginning of the evening meal served beneath the stars. Traditional bubbling potjies prepared in iron pots appear frequently on the menu.
Timeshare owners can catch glimpses of the surrounding exotic wildlife from the safety of the Protea Hotel Kruger Gate extended game viewing deck or take a safari or game drive to the nearby Kruger National Park. The resort property also contains a swimming pool, bar area, and playground. There are courts for volleyball and tennis as well.
At the Kruger Gate
P.O. Box 54
Portia Shabangu Road
Tel: 013-735 5671
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