The 10 best hotels in Malelane, South Africa

August 14, 2022 Enedina Augsburger

Discover the best hotels in Malelane, Mpumalanga including Rio Vista Lodge, Kruger View Chalets, River House Lodge, Nkomazi Kruger Lodge & Spa, Hhusha Hhusha, Pestana Kruger Lodge, Barnstormers Rest, Serenity Mountain and Forest Lodge, Elegant Guest House, Riverview Inn.
Restaurants in Malelane

1. Rio Vista Lodge

Stand 1062 Monte Vista Estate, Malelane 1320 South Africa
Excellent
58%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 240 reviews

Rio Vista Lodge

Rio Vista 4 star Lodge is situated on the border of The Kruger National Park. Experience spectacular views from The Deck overlooking the Crocodile River as animals come to graze and drink while you eat. A dam with various species of fish for the catch-and-release angler. An ideal location for a much needed relaxing break away. Rio-Vista is 27 roomed lodge, all rooms are air-conditioned with DSTV and bar fridge, swimming pool and secure parking. Our facility is child friendly with spacious gardens. We have a lovely thatched deck and cocktail bar with an open view into the Kruger park. Our a la carte Restaurant serves the best meals in the region. Lino's Lodge consist of eight air-conditioned single or sharing chalets , all with DSTV, private patio, and bar fridge. Relax in a homely atmosphere, close to shops and the Malelane Kruger Gate.

Wonderful stay in Malelane

Reviewed By bekkeralta1008

I accompanied my husband that was on a businesstrip, and it was refreshing to experience a nice clean updated place to stay. We did not expect the wonderful view on the banks of the crocodile river, and the welcome visits of the elephants, crocodiles, bucks and hippo's as near as on the other side of the fence. Thanks for friendly happy staff that defnitely walked the extra mile. We enjoyed good quality food excellently prepared.

2. Kruger View Chalets

Opdraend Street Monte Vista Estate, Malelane 1320 South Africa
Excellent
55%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 298 reviews

Kruger View Chalets

Kruger View Chalets is nestled on the banks of the Crocodile River, which is all that separates you from the esteemed Kruger National Park. We offer you the perfect riverside setting for your stay. What can be more refreshing than sipping on your beverage while watching the spectacular sunset only Africa can showcase, a variety of feathered friends and other regular visitors on the banks of the river?

Great location, great room and great staff.

Reviewed By Daron M

We stopped at Kruger View Chalets before starting a 10 day trip inside Kruger Park. The location was perfect for entering at Malelane gate, which is a straight shot from the Johannesburg airport. It was great to spend the night at Kruger View and get final preparations done before entering the park. The staff was great and the room was very nice. Great dinner at the Deck next door. Highly recommend staying at Kruger View. We even saw Elephants and Hippos from the room

3. River House Lodge

27 Visarend Street Kruger National Park, Malelane 1320 South Africa
Excellent
68%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
5%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 237 reviews

River House Lodge

We are situated on the border of the Kruger National Park which ideally situated to view and explore the Big 5 Game . We are close to the borders of Mozambique and Swaziland. The KMI airport is only 40 minutes drive from our property. Our property is quirky decorated with personal collections offering old fashioned hospitality. From our furnished covered deck it overlooks the Crocodile river where you can view game drinking and bathing right in front of our lodge. Twitchers can also explore the huge array of birds that frequent our area and on the river. Enjoy a cocktail watching the sunset over the Khandizwe Hills. Open Safaris/ game drives into the famous Kruger National Park can be arranged directly at our lodge or on self drives from Pestana Kruger Lodge (Malelane Gate). Our Twin and Double furnished with en suite bathrooms, air conditioners, tea and coffee facilities and private balconies. Golf can be arranged at the famous Leopard Creek Golf course situated 7 km for our lodge.

Great place to stay

Reviewed By jgelli901006

What a gem! River House Lodge is a unique establishment. The decor is very interesting, with many items that can lead to interesting discussions and memories. The room was sufficient for our needs, and was comfortable with a view over the Crocodile River. Meals are plated, and consist of 3 courses for dinner, and a hot breakfast. The management are very attentive, always checking up to make sure their guests are happy. I would not hesitate to stay here again.

4. Nkomazi Kruger Lodge & Spa

Strathmore Farm 207, Malelane 1320 South Africa
Excellent
64%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 66 reviews

Nkomazi Kruger Lodge & Spa

Nkomazi Kruger Lodge & Spa is an enchanting luxury lodge nestled in a tranquil country ambiance where guests experience true hospitality in 4-star luxury. Rejuvenation of the body & soul at our exclusive spa. Suitable for both families and business travelers alike with double suites, 2 & 3 bedroom family chalets. With only a 15 kilometer drive from the home of the famous Big 5, the Kruger National Park, it promises to be an affordable and exclusive experience.​ Located between the bushveld and sugarcane surroundings and set in beautifully landscaped gardens & waterside views, Nkomazi Kruger Lodge invites you for a luxury and comfortable stay, perfect for the whole family or business travelers seeking either short or long stay accommodation. All units are fully airconditioned. En Suite Bathrooms. Free Wi-Fi. Fully equipped kitchen for self-catering. Enjoy lunch & dinner at our Sugar Train Restaurant.

Couple Stay

Reviewed By knene133857

Lovely scenery with dam just outside rooms. Good restaurant with good food. But cleanliness fell very short. A room that is not clean is very distracting but enjoyed the stay overall. Highlight - Spa treatment.

5. Hhusha Hhusha

15 Park Street PO Box 44, Malelane 1320 South Africa
Excellent
85%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 130 reviews

Hhusha Hhusha

We are located in the centre of Malelane, close to amenities, on the N4 between Nelspruit and Maputo – approx 6 kms from the Malelane Gate entrance of the Kruger Park, perfect for spotting the Big 5. We are also en-route to the spectacular white beaches of Mozambique and the majestic landscapes of Swaziland. We offer our guests a relaxing haven, after a long day full of activities in the African sun. Set in a lovely green garden, laze about by the pool and bar under the thatched lapa or on the couch! We offer a continental breakfast if you’re not heading off early, or we can pack a breakfast box for you for those early morning starts. We offer comfortable and relaxed accommodation that will suit your needs. All of our accommodation is furnished and maintained to guest house quality, with all bedrooms air conditioned and offering free wi-fi and secure off-street parking. Come and enjoy our South African hospitality, we want your stay to be an enjoyable one!

Beauty By the Krueger Park

Reviewed By SeanO342

This place is a hidden gem. Quiet, cozy, well run and tucked away with great access to the Krueger National Park gate, Excellent hospitality at a very reasonable price. Two wonderful hostesses to take good care of you. Nice setting. Little dipping pool to cool off. Good breakfasts. Just a few rooms, so nice and private. Would stay again for sure!

6. Pestana Kruger Lodge

R570 Riverside Road 150 meters from Malelane Gate, Kruger National Park, Malelane 1320 South Africa
Excellent
29%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
9%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 639 reviews

Pestana Kruger Lodge

Pestana Kruger is a 4 star hotel, situated in South Africa just 70m from the Southern entrance to Kruger National Park and only 800m from Malelane Gate, one of the most important access point to the park. Is surrounded by marvelous gardens and offers a fantastic view of the Crocodile River, where hippos and several wildlife species can be seen. The hotel has many special facilities that includes two outdoor pools, a restaurant and bar and one SPA that offers a range of body treatments. The rooms have views over the river and gardens, decorated with African motifs. They all have balconies.

Road trip

Reviewed By Pete_n_De

We arrived having upgraded our booking this was not re-elected on system so we weren’t given the upgrade dispute having receipt One staff member very rude but a young staff member tried to sort out for us The restaurant had very limited wine no beer on tap no gin in other words a dry affair ? The evening meal was not pleasant even the staff was apologetic re what they were serving so be aware Breakfast was ok not to Covid standards just dive in and help yourself no individual serves The room was cleaned but very 1 star for the money I would not stay again

7. Barnstormers Rest

500 Geelhaak Street, Malelane 1320 South Africa
Excellent
84%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 75 reviews

Barnstormers Rest

Come home to a soft landing…Modernising the traditional Barnstorming concept, this is a dream come true for owners, Liam and Annatjie Mostert. On the outskirts of Malalane in Mpumalanga, nestled between the sugar-fields of Nkomazi, the N4-toll road towards Nelspruit, Mozambique and Swaziland and a mere 2.5 km away from the Kruger National Park’s Malalane Gate, lies this aviation inspired Guest House that is guaranteed to impress. At Barnstormers Rest we pride ourselves on our professionalism are we are passionate about people. Our in-depth knowledge and understanding of the hospitality industry, ensures that we rise above the rest. Our friendly and skilled staff is also available to attend to any special requirements.

Very pleasant stay

Reviewed By quitetraveller20

Very good customer service, clean rooms and friendly people. Price is very affordable and breakfast was included. We will definitely make use of them again and will recommend this guest house to all our friends and family.

8. Serenity Mountain and Forest Lodge

Malelane Estates Road, Malelane 1320 South Africa
Excellent
90%
Good
5%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 21 reviews

Serenity Mountain and Forest Lodge

Serenity Mountain and Forest Lodge offer spacious and luxurious thatched chalets that are romantically tucked away in the riverine forest overlooking the cascading mountain stream. The luxury honeymoon suites are secluded, romantic and spacious each with their own private deck. The cascading mountain forest stream through the lodge makes it an idea for a honeymoon or romantic getaway. It is situated in a valley surrounded by mountains. It is 12km outside the town of Malelane, 19km from the famous Kruger National Park. The Lodge and Restaurant are nestled in a bio-diverse Forest type eco-system. Some of the forest trees date back to more than a 1000 years and with that comes an abundance of bird species, rare butterflies, tree orchards, dragon flies and natural roaming game which are found in this reserve.

Serenity, PEACE OF HEAVEN

Reviewed By Koen K

my wife and I, visits Serenity at least twice a year. if we could, we would visit every weekend! We love this place! Janet and her team really makes you feel at home. Very romantic setting, leave the children at home, and go reconnect with you partner!

9. Elegant Guest House

2/925 Air Street, Malelane 1320 South Africa
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 1 reviews

Elegant Guest House

Elegant Guest House is en route to Mozambique, Swaziland and Kruger National Park (home of the big 5) approximately 0.6km to the city centre. It offers a tranquil environment with a mountain view with an accessible supermarkets and restuarants.

Хороший отель за свои деньги

Reviewed By Марина И

Были в отеле в феврале. Останавливались на 3 дня. Понравилось расположение отеля. В 5 минутах автобусная остановка. В 4 минутах есть супермаркет. Если потратить 12 минут и не поделиться можно дойти до большого супермаркета Spar. Теперь про отель Элегант Гест Хаус. Приехали на автобусе из Йоханнесбурга в 3 часа ночи. Добрались до отеля за 5 минут пешком. Забыли предупредить заранее. Ворота были закрыты. Думали не заселят. Позвонили по телефону который был написан на двери. Разбудили хостес. Нас заселили через 5 мин. Номера не большие, но чистота и убераются каждый день. В номере есть кондиционер, холодильник,чайник,телевизор с кабельным телевидением и шкаф в номере есть розетка с переходником на европейские вилки. Ванная соединена с туалетом. Достаточно просторная. Персонал дружелюбный. Старается выполнить любую просьбу. Разговаривают только на английском. Начали расспрашивать по поводу сафари в Крюгер парке. Устроили нам сафари за приемлемую цену только для нас двоих. От отеля остались только положительный впечатление.

10. Riverview Inn

1046 River View Street a, Malelane 1320 South Africa
Excellent
33%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
11%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 18 reviews

Riverview Inn

Excellent

Well located hotel with excellent views

Reviewed By Peter F

The hotel is modern, very clean and has all the essentials. The views are excellent with birds and animals in abundance that visit from the Kruger Park. We had elephants within 5 metres of the dining deck.Staff were friendly and accommodating. The menu is fairly basic but food well prepared.

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