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Accommodation within the Kruger National Park itself can naturally be quite expensive and needs to be booked well in advance. An alternative is to find accommodation outside of the park but within easy reach of one or two of the Kruger Park Entrance Gates. Here are a few ideas of venues that fit this bill.

Kruger National Park has eight entrance gates.
There are five gates in the Southern Section of Kruger Park:

  1. Malelane Gate
  2. Crocodile Bridge Gate
  3. Numbi Gate
  4. Paul Kruger Gate
  5. Phabeni Gate

There are two gates in the Central section of Kruger Park:

  1. Orpen Gate
  2. Phalaborwa Gate

There is one gate in the Northern Section of Kruger Park

  1.  Punda Maria Gate

These gates open at the following times:

  • October to March: 05h30
  • April to September: 06h00

 Accommodation ideas close to Numbi Gate and Phabeni Gate entrances to Kruger Park

Nandina Guest House

Nandina Guest House (Hazyview)

Nandina Guest House has three lovely rooms all with en-suite bathrooms (shower only). The Honeymoon room “Wisdom room” has aircon. The rooms include extra length beds: TV, (DSTV Easy view, SABC Channels), bar fridge, couch / chairs, built in cupboard, coffee/tee station, ceiling fan and standing fan. Rooms are cleaned daily linen and towels supplied.

Nandina Self-Catering Cottages in Hazyview

Nandina Self-Catering Cottages (Hazyview)

Nandina Self-Catering Cottages (300m from the Guest House) offer four private Self-Catering Cottages, set in beautifully landscaped gardens with prolific birdlife. These owner-managed establishments’ offers tailor-made packages each uniquely developed to suite your individual requirements, making each moment memorable.
Nandina Guest House and Self-Catering Cottages are 17.9km from Numbi Gate and 17.6km from Phabeni Gate. 

Kruger Park Lodge

Kruger Park Lodge 208 on the Kruger Park Lodge Estate

Kruger Park Lodge 208 is located 13km from the Kruger National Park and 30km from Sabie and 35km from Graskop. The three bedroom and 2 bathroom lodge is located on a Golf Estate on the banks of the Sabie River with a 9 Hole Gary Player course.
Kruger Park Lodge 208 is 13km from Phabeni Gate and 19.6km from Numbi Gate

Tinkers Lakeside Lodge

Tinkers Lakeside Lodge

Tinkers Lakeside Lodge – Self-Catering Villa – Sleeps 16 is just 30 minutes from Kruger National Park. Minimum price for first 4 guests and charged per person thereafter. Renowned wildlife photographers, Andy & Lorrain Tinker’s African lodge – Tinkers Lakeside Lodge has luxurious, creative rooms/patios overlooking pool & beautiful lake. Private chefs to cook and look after you during your stay and to take you on sundowner boat cruises/BBQ’s on the lake.

Tinkers Lakeside Lodge is 35.7km from Phabeni Gate and 35.9km from Numbi Gate entrances into Kruger Park

Hazyview Cabanas

Hazyview Cabanas (Hazyview)

Hazyview Cabanas – a 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom self-catering unit which can sleep 6 privately plus 2 kids on couch.
Hazyview Cabanas is 20.9km from Phabeni Gate and 26km from Numbi Gate.

Sabie River Bush Game Lodge

Sabie River Bush Game Lodge

Located on the banks of the Sabie River and overlooking the Kruger National Park to one side lies Sabie River Bush Lodge. 12 Luxury rooms with en-suite and air conditioners and 3 self catering Luxury bush tent. Sabie River Bush Game Lodge provides Open Vehicle Game Drive Safaris into the Kruger National Park with a qualified game guide, these Open Vehicle Safaris can be either a morning or afternoon drive or a full day safari.
Sabie River Bush Game Lodge is 16.5km from Phabeni Gate, 41.5km from Numbi Gate and 18km from Paul Kruger Gate.

Hazyhaven guest house in Hazyview

HazyHaven B&B Guest House

HazyHaven Guest House is ideally situated to explore all the well-known attractions in the Lowveld, such as the Kruger National Park and the Panorama Route including God’s Window, Blyde River Canyon, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, waterfalls, and Pilgrim’s Rest. We are only 9 km away from the new Phabeni Gate of the world-renowned Kruger National Park.

HazyHaven Guest House is 9km from Phabeni Gate and 20km from Numbi Gate.

Plumbago Guest House

Plumbago Guest House

Through the wrought-iron gates at the end of a bougainvillea-lined drive you will find Plumbago – as pretty as the flower that shares it’s name, set on an avocado and banana farm, it sits above the plantation watching over out to the Kruger National Park in the distance. 3 Beautiful Suites with all the luxury and comfort you would expect form a 5* establishment plus more. This suites offer king or twin sized beds with private bathroom with shower and lounge area.

Plumbago Guest House is 37.5km from Numbi Gate and 37.1km from Phabeni Gate.

Accommodation ideas close to Paul Kruger Gate entrance to Kruger Park

Sabie River Bush Game Lodge

Sabie River Bush Game Lodge

Located on the banks of the Sabie River and overlooking the Kruger National Park to one side lies Sabie River Bush Lodge. 12 Luxury rooms with en-suite and air conditioners and 3 self catering Luxury bush tent. Sabie River Bush Game Lodge provides Open Vehicle Game Drive Safaris into the Kruger National Park with a qualified game guide, these Open Vehicle Safaris can be either a morning or afternoon drive or a full day safari.
Sabie River Bush Game Lodge is 16.5km from Phabeni Gate, 41.5km from Numbi Gate and 18km from Paul Kruger Gate.

Private Bush Retreat near Kruger Park entrance

Mananga Private Bush Retreat

Set apart from the renowned Protea Hotel Kruger Gate in the magnificent African bush is the privately owned Mananga Private Bush Retreat; each of the two rooms is luxuriously appointed and has its own private patio door, en-suite bathroom and unique interior and setting. Mananga Private Bush Retreat has a fully equipped kitchen, lounge area and a spacious patio surrounded by the prolific birdlife and general game roaming freely. This is truly the perfect setting to have your evening sundowner over-looking the African sunset.
Mananga Private Bush Retreat is only 1.5km from Paul Kruger Gate and 34.7km from Phabeni Gate.

Where to stay near Paul Kruger Gate

Tydon Safari Camp

Sharing its borders with the world renowned Sabi Sand Game Reserve which forms part of the Greater Kruger region due to having unfenced borders with the Kruger Park, Tydon Safari Camp offers guests a unique opportunity of staying in permanent semi luxury tented rooms and experiencing wildlife game drives and bush walks in the Sabi Sand as well as the Kruger National Park.
Tydon Safari Camp is 11.9km from Paul Kruger Gate and 36.6km from Phabeni Gate.

Accommodation ideas close to Malelane Gate and Crocodile Bridge Gate entrances to Kruger Park

self-catering accommodation close to Crocodile Bridge Gate entrance to Kruger Park

Zitulele (Self-Catering)

Located in the Marloth Park Conservancy this lovely self catering accommodation offers stunning views of the bushveld and animals alike. Marloth Park is situated along the Crocodile River which forms part of the southern boundry of the Kruger National Park. There are 8 units available that all sleep up to 8 guests.
Zitulele is 22.5km from Crocodile Bridge Gate and 41.3km from Malelane Gate entrances to Kruger Park.

Rafiki's Resthouse

Rafiki’s Resthouse

Rafiki’s Resthouse is a 4 bedroom self-catering safari house situated in the nature conservancy Marloth Park that borders the famous Kruger National Park. The house is close to the Crocodile river (2mins walk) where big game can be spotted.

Rafiki’s Resthouse is 17km from Crocodile Bridge Gate entrance into Kruger Park

accommodation near crocodile bridge entrance gate to kruger park

Marloth Bush Retreat

Marloth Bush Retreat is a tranquil, comfortable, self-catering thatched hide-away, situated on the southern border of the Kruger National Park. The self-catering lodge has two cosy little lounges, 5 bedrooms all with en suite bathrooms. All bedrooms can accommodate two guests each.
Marloth Bush Retreat is 22.1km from Crocodile Bridge Gate and 39.7km from Malelane Gate entrances to Kruger Park. 

Phumula Kruger Lodge

Phumula Kruger Lodge

Phumula Kruger Lodge in Marloth Park offers self-catering and bed and Breakfast accommodation. The self-catering chalets come fully equipped with kitchens and braai’s. The chalets are designed and equipped to give you an authentic bush experience without having to rough it.

Phumula Kruger Lodge is 21.4km from Crocodile Bridge Gate entrance to Kruger Park.

accommodation in Marloth Park

Beyond the Boma Boutique Guest House

Beyond the Boma Guesthouse is a 4 star rated guesthouse and is nestled deep within Marloth Park’s 3000 hectare reserve, is within a short walking distance from the Crocodile River which borders the Kruger National Park. Our boutique guesthouse accommodates fourteen guests in six tastefully decorated suites, that welcome you to the peace and tranquillity of the bushveld.
Beyond the Boma Boutique Guest House is 23km from Crocodile Bridge Gate and 40km from Malelane Gate entrances to Kruger Park.

Game lodge accommodation near Malelane Gate entrance to Kruger Park

Buhala Game Lodge

Buhala Game Lodge is an enchanting lodge right on the banks of the Crocodile River, the border of the Kruger National Park. What a wonderful waterhole to have at the bottom of the garden! Elephant, buffalo, hippos and many antelope are just a few of the frequent visitors there. Guests sitting on the veranda sipping sundowners or lazing around the pool have wonderful sightings of these fascinating animals.
Buhala Game Lodge is 14.3km from Malelane Gate and 61.4km from Crocodile Bridge Gate entrances to Kruger Park.


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