We stayed at the Winkler and the gated grounds and lobby are lovely. However, our room had poor lighting and most rooms need updating. There was no plug in the bathroom. However, the rooms have flat screened TVs, wifi (no internet stations), a safe and hairdryer. Please bring a flashlight, because the hotel rooms have outside entrances and the walkway is poorly lighted. The food was very good at dinners and breakfast was adequate. Having said all this, you're not in your room that much as Kruger is close by, so if your mission is Kruger, enjoy the Winkler. There is an outdoor swimming pool, but it was too cold outside to use it. Wait staff and food servers were very pleasant.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With its ideal location, Premier Hotel The Winkler is the perfect location from which to explore the beautiful surrounding area. Only 20 minutes drive from the famous Kruger National Park and with easy access to attractions like the Blyde River Canyon, Sabie Waterfalls and Pilgrim's Rest. Premier Hotel The Winkler provides visitors with an incredible base from which to explore the rich African beauty of the Mpumalanga province. Founded around 1890, the town of White River has a rich history and has become both a tourism centre and a point of interest for those wishing to witness one of the most unique farming cultures in South Africa. Premier Hotel The Winkler is situated just 14km for the Kruger Mpumalanga Airport, a short 20 minute drive from the Kruger National Park, 10km outside of White River and a 30 minute drive to Nelspruit. The climate is said to be one of the best in South Africa, neither excessively hot in summer when rainfall is at its highest, nor overly cold during the sunny winters. Known for its scenic beauty, Mpumalanga offers visitors a front row seat to the majesty of Africa. The largest and most famous game reserve in South Africa lies at the heart of the Lowveld, a 20 minute drive from Premier Hotel The Winkler, the Kruger National Park is a wildlife experience like no other and allows visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in the unpredictability of this iconic piece of Africa. The waterways of Mpumalanga offer explorers the opportunity to experience a different side of Africa, from the views over the sheer edges of the Blyde River Canyon 800m above the riverbed below to the tropical rain-forests that dominate the eastern side of the Crocodile River Valley. ... more less
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