New Kruger Skukuza lodge readies for opening with last-minute special rate

2019-12-27 08:50 - Selene Brophy
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The new Skukuza Safari Lodge situated in the south of the iconic Kruger National Park is almost ready to welcome its first guests - with SANparks 

The lodge is currently preparing for a soft launch and has announced a special rate of 20% off stays between 30 December 2019 to 31 January 2020 for last minute holidaymakers this New Year's Eve.

South African National Parks (SANParks), Managing Executive: Tourism Development and Marketing, Hapiloe Sello says, "In preparation for an official opening early next year, SANParks is using this period as a test phase and are inviting guests to provide constructive feedback in preparation for the full launch early in the new year."

According to Sello, at this stage, the lodge will have limited services and restaurant and catering will not be available. However guests will have access to all catering services and other amenities at the Skukuza camp.

For bookings contact our central reservation office on 012 428 9111 or e-mail

What to expect when visiting the new Skukuza Safari Lodge:

Skukuza Safari Lodge developed by SANParks in the Kruger National Park and the adjacent Conference Centre are designed to operate as one business entity.

The design is based on a 3-star facility offering 4-star service. It has 128 rooms with a combination of 8 luxury suites, standard rooms and family rooms including universal access rooms. Green building initiatives are incorporated to ensure the greenest lodge possible within the framework of international best practice. 

The Lodge will have its own restaurant and bar facilities, a gym and an Olympic size swimming pool. Guests will be able to book for safari activities at the concierge desk at the front desk of the Lodge. 

Getting there

The lodge is located in the Skukuza Rest Camp in the Kruger National Park, South Africa.

Nearest Entrance Gate: Paul Kruger Gate (12km from Skukuza Rest Camp)

Nearest Town: Hazyview (57km)

Nearest Airport: Skukuza Airport

Driving Distance from Johannesburg: Approximately 5 hours and 30 minutes.

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