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Reviewed 12 January 2017

Very nice place with an impressive view on the krugger in front of crocodile river. We loved the place, the rooms and the proximity to krugger I recommend for families . We were 6 and stayed on the lodge 9... outstanding

Thank Thierry V
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Advertised as on banks of river with garden view. Very good ratings on Booking.Com. Too good to be true? Yes. Unit was OK, clean and new, but right next to reception and the view was... Non-existent with an enclosed concrete patio. If I wanted a concrete jungle I could have stayed home. Yes, some units seem very nice and on...

Thank trav2much2016
Bloemfontein, South Africa
Reviewed 10 November 2016

We stayed here for about week as this was a convenient base to explore the southern section of the Kruger Park. The chalets were comfortable but not fancy; they were cleaned regularly and did have basic equipment. Elephant Walk Retreat is not far from Komatipoort which has good shops. The kitchen equipment should include containers which could be used in...

Thank CRT1977
Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
Reviewed 9 October 2016

We stayed two nights with two friends and it was great. Spacious chalet with common kitchen outside that you share with the other chalet. It was super nice to have a view on the park and we saw a few animals from our terrace. We enjoyed the swimming pool the day we arrived and as it was very hot it...

Thank Audrey S
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Reviewed 18 September 2016

We love this lodge a lot because it is right on the bank of the Crocodile River and we always see animals just sitting on our balcony. This time we have been there just 15 minutes when we spotted an elephant not too far from the camp over the other side of the fence. Then, when we were busy taking...

1Thank SunnyW358
Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Spent a stunning weekend here for my birthday. The owners are very accommodating and helpful. The stunning cabin has a spectacular view of the crocodile river, we were able to see animals and were close enough to the entrance of the Kruger Park to go out everyday. The outside kitchen on our balcony was amazing in offering us our privacy....

Thank Megan T
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Amazing view of river with elephant, buffalo and hippo grazing 3 meters from the log cabin we stayed in. Hyena visiting every night. Lots of birds, including fish eagles on your door step! Easy to find. Crocodile bridge entrance to Kruger park 10 meters from front gate. Self catering. Friendly staff, clean and well equipped log cabin. Brick cabins also...

Thank DanieW312659
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

What a lovely hidden gem! On arrival we were greeted by Buffaloes grazing right next to our wooden chalet. The kids just loved the place. It was clean and most comfortable. Absolutely stunning views of the river and we had hippo , elephant etc and losts of bird species to entertain us everyday. The resident hyenas patrol the fence every...

Thank 561Heleen
Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

Breakfast and dinner on a stoop overlooking the Crocodile River, and immediate access to the Crocodile River entrance to the Kruger. Every night and every morning there was something amazing just over the fence: cape buffalo, elephant, hippo... Chalet was rustic but comfortable, the grounds were beautifully kept, and there was a very nice and well-maintained swimming pool. Staff were...

1Thank Mike N
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

We stayed here one night before sticking up and going to Swaziland. It is conveniently placed just outside the crocodile bridge entrance to Kruger where you can view all animals just inside the main gate we saw; giraffe, hippos, elephants, impala, wildernesses, zebra rhino and lots of birds within 14k of entering the park. Comfortable rooms and of course the...

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Welcome to Elephant Walk Retreat. We offer self-catering accommodation just outside the Crocodile Bridge Entrance gate to the Kruger National Park. Set on a tranquil estate at the Crocodile Bridge entrance to the Kruger National Park, no more than 50 meters from the gate, one could not hope to find a more suitable base from which to explore the wonders of the southern Kruger National park! A comfortable five-hour drive from Johannesburg, Elephant Walk is the perfect "stopover" on route to Mozambique, or as a destination. This superb little retreat caters for the discerning tourist and business traveler. Elephant Walk is a privately owned lodge, with an ambience of tranquility. Getaway from the hussle and bussle of every day city life ... more   less 

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Address: Crocodile Bridge entrance gate to the Kruger National Park | on the left side of the Crocodile Bridge gate entrance into the Kruger Park, on the river bank, Komatipoort, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Komatipoort
Price Range: ₹ 5,749 - ₹ 12,034 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Elephant Walk Retreat 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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“lodge 9 in front of crocodile river”
 of 5 bubbles thierryv317, 12 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Be aware that wifi is only accessible at the reception.”
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“Ask for the private log cabins”
 of 5 bubbles megant210, 17 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Go for cabin 8 or 9, best views.”
 of 5 bubbles DanieW312659, 24 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Cabins 5, 6 or 7.”
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