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The Orpen Kruger Lodge

R531 Orpen Road, Welverdiend 1380 South Africa
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AN UNFORGETTABLE KRUGER SAFARI EXPERIENCE Ideally located on the doorstep of the Kruger National Park and Manyeleti Game Reserve, bordering both reserves less than 100m each entrance gate. Our modern safari lodge, famed for its good wildlife sightings and open-air bush boma dinners, uniquely offers classic Big5 safaris into the Kruger National Park and Manyeleti Game Reserve. With all the luxury of a modern 4-star safari experience, come and listen to the bush nightlife sounds while enjoying dinner under the African stars.
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Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Bar / lounge
Evening entertainment
Patio
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Outdoor dining area
Walking tours
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Private check-in / check-out
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Air conditioning
Desk
Private bathrooms
Coffee / tea maker
Minibar
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans

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R531 Orpen Road, Welverdiend 1380 South Africa
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my lan wrote a review 11 Apr
Switzerland3 contributions
The decoration of the hotel is so beautiful. The huge giraffe in the lobby is something special! And the rooms are so lovely decorated with a lot of details. Every spot in the room and the rest of the hotel was perfectly clean, and the food is amazing. Everything is freshly made and the chef even prepared extra food for the kids in case they wouldn’t like the menu. Such a nice detail when traveling with young kids. The staff is just amazing, very helpful with every needs. When coming back from the safari, you are always welcomed back with a big smile. The safaris are perfectly organized, the entrance to the Manyeleti is just next to the hotel and the Orpen Gate entrance to the Kruger is just a few meters next to it. I don’t think there is a better location. We loved our drivers, and you get coffee and afternoon drinks during the safari which is always super nicely prepared at a nice spot! Everything went so smoothly. It’s a very personal experience and not at all felt like staying in a busy hotel where you are just a number. You are treated like family and everything is adjusted to every guests personal needs. Loved the whole experience and very recommend to stay at the Orpen Kruger Lodge
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Carmelita wrote a review Mar 2024
Cape Town, South Africa32 contributions4 helpful votes
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A warm welcome from Suné and all the very friendly staff ensured that our stay was incredibly comfortable and enjoyable. Small, intimate location with an inviting swimming pool and 10 chalets which are equipped with fans and air conditioners, very comfortable beds and clean linen. The food was outstanding and the regular checking on us as to whether we needed anything was refreshing and not intrusive at all. As we arrived late and missed the afternoon game drive on our first day, a special private game drive was arranged by Suné for the next morning and which was thoroughly enjoyed with our very competent guide, Jimmy. Highly recommended for small groups as it is intimate, quiet and conveniently located next door to Manyaleti and about 400m before the Orpen Gate into Kruger National Park.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Response from Sune Strydom, General Manager at The Orpen Kruger Lodge
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Carmelita, it was a delight having you & Steve here, we appreciate the review and your kind words, and we will surely convey the message to our staff here at the Orpen Kruger Lodge.
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Vusi T wrote a review Jan 2024
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania5 contributions
It’s a pity I can only give this place a 5-star rating. The staff are excellent and very helpful. The facility itself is phenomenal and the state of the rooms is impressive. The pool is amazing. The bar area is clean and welcome. The life size giraffe is a treat. … and that boma is worth every moment. VT
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Make sure you enjoy the boa dinner. Very good malva pudding
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Response from Sune Strydom, General Manager at The Orpen Kruger Lodge
Responded 17 Jan 2024
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5-star review! We’re delighted to hear that you had such a great experience with us and hope to see you again soon.
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Mkhetwa wrote a review Nov 2023
Sandton, South Africa3 contributions
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They accommodated us so well with our 10 and 3 year old. Wonderful staff and great food. The lodge is well designed and immaculate. The kids loved the pool. Our game ranger was knowledgeable and had so much patience. I like the fact that the lodge is easily accessible from the main road.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Sune Strydom, General Manager at The Orpen Kruger Lodge
Responded 22 Nov 2023
It has been our absolute pleasure to welcome you and your family, we are simply thrilled that you had a memorable stay with us and that the kids had so much fun. Thank you so much for sharing your experience and allowing us the opportunity to make your Kruger trip an unforgettable one. We’re looking forward to your next visit.
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Hali K wrote a review Nov 2023
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Excellent stay at the Orpen Lodge! Its proximity to Kruger National Park made it easy and convenient to slip into the park. Accommodations were excellent. The beds and linens were high quality. Enjoyed the pool and full bar. Staff was super accommodating and professional. Food was amazing! Best steak I’ve had in a long time. Game drives were excellent, complete with a sundowner along a majestic river valley with hippo, crocs, elephants, zebra, etc. Wildlife was varied and abundant. from rhino to lions, and everything in between.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Responded 5 Nov 2023
We are absolutely delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you so much for sharing your experience and allowing us the opportunity to make your Kruger trip an unforgettable one.
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Monique v wrote a review Oct 2023
Pretoria, South Africa3 contributions
We had a lovely time at The Orpen. Kruger Lodge. This small lodge offers the ideal location if you want to visit the Kruger Park but prefer stylish accommodation. The rooms are beautifully decorated, private, comfortable and clean. The staff is a delight - so friendly and helpful. Our meals were delicious. Definitely recommended!
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Response from Sune Strydom, General Manager at The Orpen Kruger Lodge
Responded 8 Oct 2023
Hi Monique, thank you so much for taking the time to give us such heart-warming feedback! We are thrilled that you had such a wholesome experience with us. We will share your feedback with the chefs and the team. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!
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carmadarma wrote a review Sept 2023
Johannesburg, South Africa2 contributions
Brilliant location on the doorstep of the beautiful Kruger Park. Rooms were lovely and the outdoor bath was fantastic!! We LOVED our Boma dinners and felt so welcomed by Sune and her team. A great place to stay - our kids had a ball. Look forward to returning for another visit to this amazing new lodge.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Responded 7 Sept 2023
It has been our absolute pleasure to welcome you and your family, we are simply thrilled that you had a memorable stay with us and that the kids had so much fun. Thank you so much for sharing your experience and allowing us the opportunity to make your Kruger trip an unforgettable one. We’re looking forward to your next visit.
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Jason S wrote a review Aug 2023
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The Orpen lodge is absolutely amazing. The staff are incredibly attentive to every need. We spent 3 nights and will return. Thomas and Sune the lodge managers are incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. We will return.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Responded 2 Sept 2023
Thank you for your awesome review. We loved hosting you and it certainly was a great pleasure for us to have you here. We look forward to your next visit.
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Safari19195582085 wrote a review Jul 2023
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Great location, great facilities. Especially the bouma and swimming pool Had a nice drive with the lodge ranger into the Kruger - the gate is 2min drive from the lodge. Staff is very friendly Food was great
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Sune Strydom, General Manager at The Orpen Kruger Lodge
Responded 20 Jul 2023
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We will convey your message to our Ranger, as well as our chefs. We are looking forward to your next visit.
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Louise W wrote a review Jul 2023
Bloemfontein, South Africa2 contributions
Amazing new lodge with friendly staff and top notch chalets. Excellent facilities (Swimming pool, boma, spa). Also very conveniently located right next to Kruger / Orpen Gate. Had an awesome time and will definatly be back!
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 20 Jul 2023
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay here with us, and we are definitely looking forward to your next visit.
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South AfricaMpumalangaWelverdiend
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Orpen Kruger Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at The Orpen Kruger Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Orpen Kruger Lodge?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at The Orpen Kruger Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and an outdoor dining area during their stay.
Is parking available at The Orpen Kruger Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Orpen Kruger Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Orpen Kruger Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.