Outside Pool area lapa with a fire burning next to the Kruger National Park
Relaxed seating area Inside Bush Lodge area lapa with a fire burning next to the Kruger National Park
Outside Pool area lapa with a fire burning next to the Kruger National Park

Booking.com Traveller Review Award for 2023We achieved a Booking.com Traveller Review Award for 2023

By achieving a 9.9 star rating on our listing on Booking.com. This Award is proof that we’ve consistently exceeded travellers’ expectations. It takes a lot of hard work, vision, coordination and attention to detail, and we’ve excelled at doing exactly that. See our award communication from Booking.com here.

African Safari Accommodation at it’s best

Our Lodge is tucked away in the most beautiful bushveld of southern Kruger National Park region. This region forms the backdrop to a spectacle of wild sounds, smells and sightings of wild animals. Located on the border of the Kruger National Park where you can see the ‘Big Five’ as well as a myriad of other flora and fauna, which is a short and easy drive away.

The Den Kruger is surrounded by a magical bushveld, where you have the unique privilege of living among birds and animals as they roam freely in the wild, and drink from our waterhole. You can sit and admire them up close. With the natural sounds and scents of the bush, guests are quickly transported to a surreal feeling far away from everyday routine and responsibilities. In this wonderful setting where zebra, giraffe, kudu, impala, blue wildebeest, bush buck and warthog welcome you. Bird watchers are treated to endemic birds of all sizes and an orchestra of bird calls.

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After a day in the Kruger National Park guests can relax and enjoy the stunning sunset, while enjoying your favourite cocktail next to the pool, while the camp fire is already burning, while you can listen to the mighty roar of a lion in the distance or the crazy laugh of the hyena.

The luxurious interior offers comfort away from home, with a fully furnished kitchen, lounges, bedrooms with broadband WIFI internet & satellite DSTV. Private en-suite bathrooms allow you to freshen up in the privacy of your chalet or room. Come stay with us for a magical African Safari experience.

Kitchen Lounge area Inside Bush Lodge area lapa with a fire burning next to the Kruger National Park
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Fully off the Eskom Grid using solar panels

Full Solar Power
No Load Shedding

You can enjoy your holiday with the peace of mind that load-shedding doesn’t exist in paradise. The TV’s and DSTV and lights will always stay on with us.

Lodge & Facilities

Although the Lodge is a Self-Catering facility, it is fully serviced and has a Lodge Manager and Lodge Assistant at your service. Accommodation (sleeps 10) rooms: 5 x Double Suites consisting of:

Suite 1: Honeymoon Luxury Suite

  • King Size Extra Length Bed
  • Full En-Suite Bathroom (Shower, Basin, Toilet and Double bath)
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Bar Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Coffee corner
  • Wardrobe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Private Patio area

Suite 2: Double Twin Luxury Suite

  • King Size extra length Bed or 2 x extra length single Beds
  • Full En-Suite Bathroom (Shower, Basin, Toilet and Bath)
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Bar Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Corner
  • Wardrobe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Private Patio area
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Suite 3: Double Twin Luxury Suite (Wheelchair friendly)

  • King Size extra length Bed or 2 x extra length single Beds
  • En-Suite bathroom (Shower, 2x washbasins and toilet – Wheelchair friendly)
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Coffee corner
  • Wardrobe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Private Patio area

Living Area

  • Kitchen
  • Open plan Family/TV room
  • Separate scullery/washup area

Patio/Boma/Deck

  • Patio  furniture
  • Bar
  • Dinner Table
  • Boma/braai
  • Swimming pool/Deck
  • Pool Loungers
  • Patio Umbrellas
  • Waterhole for Game

Suite 4 & 5: Family Room Suite
2 Rooms with interleading door

  • King Size extra length Beds or 2 x extra length single Beds (Sleeps 4 people)
  • En-Suite Bathroom (Shower, washbasin and toilet)
  • Air Conditioning
  • Coffee Corner
  • Bar Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Wardrobe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Private Patio area

Facilities

  • Wi-Fi (uncapped)

Lodge (Fully serviced)

  • Although the Lodge is Self-catering it is fully serviced and has a Lodge Manager and Lodge Assistant at your service

Activities nearby  (Links set under separate e-mail)

  • Game Drives into the Kruger (booking for own Account)
  • Restaurants nearby

We Support the Painted Wolves Wines Conservation Project

This Project focusses on the conservation of African wild dogs and their natural habitat. There are fewer than 6,000 painted wolves, or African wild dogs, left in the world today. You will recieve some of their beautifully crafted wines with your stay at The Den Kruger. To help achieve their goals we adopt the never-give-up attitude of a pack of painted wolves.

Painted Wolves Wines have 3 wine ranges available. The Den, The Pack & Lycaon Pictus. The Lycaon Pictus range is Named after the rare and beautiful painted wolf, this range of boutique wines includes our certified heritage Chenin Blanc as well Rhône-style blends made from our favourite barrels of each vintage.

Visit their online Shop here.

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Client Reviews for 2022 / 23

Fanie De Lange

Thank you for a most relaxing stay at your beautiful lodge. The accommodation was luxurious, well serviced, very neat and clean. We have received a warm welcome from Sandra and Nora on arrival and I want to thank them for the attention and special care given to us, we were well looked after. We spend many hours relaxing on the patio, deck and around the pool, with many animals coming so close to the lodge. We were impressed and cannot wait for the next visit to this special lodge.

Fanie De Lange
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ / Bond Gallery

Perfect for unwinding and relaxation

Very clean, peaceful, had everything we needed, I loved the kitchen and the setting area…. wish the pool was a little bigger..

Hazell
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ / Booking.com

It was comfortable and relaxing for everyone whom joined this trip

It was a entertainer’s paradise

Chih
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ / Booking.com

Magic in the bush

Very comfortable!!!

Janette
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ / Booking.com

We enjoyed everything

The property is well looked after and have everything you need.

Mothusi
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ / Booking.com

Most comfortable stay in a relaxing environment! Our stay was delightful.

The accommodation was luxurious and well serviced. Clean and neat. We loved the patio, deck and pool as well as the fire pit. Thank you to Sandra and Nora for the attention and special care.

Magda V
⭐⭐⭐⭐ / Lekkeslaap.co.za

Fantastic.

Clean and neat. Lots of privacy. Lovely environment. I enjoyed myself. I just adore the place. Warm welcome. I won't miss it again.

Mpho M
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ / Lekkeslaap.co.za

Fantastic! Very clean and modern house!

Nice surroundings. Nothing negative to say! Very close to Crocodile bridge! Wildlife in your own garden.

Sarah P
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ / Lekkeslaap.co.za

I had the best time of my life

Everything was 150% up to date.  The best place ever.

Jeremia S
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ / Lekkeslaap.co.za

Baie baie geniet.

Wat 'n uitstekende lodge met baie vriendelike, opgeleide personeel. Van die kamers tot by die kuierarea is so wonderlik en groot en baie skoon. Dit was opreg 'n wonderlike naweek by The Den gewees.

Frans V
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ / Lekkeslaap.co.za

The place is wonderful and very neat. I strongly recommend.

I strongly recommend. You also have the privilege of of watching the animals from the Dec.

Sibongile M
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ / Lekkeslaap.co.za

Photos at the Lodge

Photos at the Crocodile river

We support the African Wild Dog Range Expansion Project