Passport56740456791 (TripAdvisor)

June 2023

Ngwenya has deservedly won the 'Resort of The Year' award more than once. It is exceptionally beautiful, ideally located, and the staff - from the entry gate to the housekeepers - are all incredibly friendly.

JennyVermaak (TripAdvisor)

June 2023

Not even one negative thing to mention. It's absolutely excellent in every aspect. We had wonderful weather while we were there. Beautiful, clean, and very well-equipped accommodation. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the braai and bingo night. We enjoyed the viewpoints and saw quite a few different animals. Never a dull moment while being there. Highly recommended it! We're looking forward to the next visit.

Duncan Geach (Google)

June 2023

An awesome establishment! Extremely well-managed with super friendly staff. The security guards at the gate are a real tonic and never fail to raise a smile with their personality and wit. The accommodation is spotless.

Marijkecl (TripAdvisor)

April 2023

If you are looking for a relaxing holiday with neat and clean accommodation with the friendliest staff, go to Ngwenya Lodge. This is our home away from home, with the best view into Kruger National Park.

Hellaine Barry (Google)

April 2023

Such an awesome place to be! Right next to the bush with so many things to do. It's my children's favourite holiday.

Keiyara Bugwandeen (Google)

April 2023

An absolute gem of a place Just wish I could live here forever.

Chandre K (TripAdvisor)

March 2023

Ngwenya is my home away from home. I have visited Ngwenya five times already and will return each year. The Resort is well-positioned and close to the Crocodile Bridge Gate of the Kruger National Park. The views from the Restaurant and viewing hides are spectacular. I can recommend it to anyone. The specials from the Restaurant are amazing and as a couple, we can't even cook for that price. The Restaurant menu has been expanded and offers a great selection of foods.

Martin Roos (Google)

March 2023

Amazingly quiet and plugged into nature!

Karel Steenkamp (Google))

March 2023

I experienced a real African atmosphere. Everything was clean. The service at the Restaurant was excellent. I will definitely go there again and can strongly recommend it.

Martin Thomas (Google)

February 2023

Beautiful place to stay for a few days. The pools are clean, the putt-putt is challenging, and they gave fantastic staff. The views of the river are great and you get to see some wildlife! We spotted lions, elephants, hippos, rhinos, giraffes, and fish eagles from our deck. Highly recommended!

Ashley de Kock (Google)

February 2023

Oh wow! What a superb Resort Ngwenya Lodge is. If you are a nature lover, then this is, no doubt, the place to visit. We purchased our first timeshare week almost 20 years ago. We now own four weeks a year. I will never get tired of this Resort. From the birds to the wild game over the river, the activities to the beautiful gardens, it is simply the best!

gutter2023 (TripAdvisor)

January 2023

An absolutely incredible and relaxing holiday. The friendliness and efficiency of the staff are superb. Access to the Kruger National Park is easy and close. The way the Resort has dealt with load shedding is excellent!

Yosie Lipschitz (Google)

January 2023

If you going to the Kruger National Park, look no further for accommodation! Ngwenya Lodge is stunning. The accommodation is perfect. The staff from the security guards at the entrance to the cleaning and reception staff are all super friendly and so helpful. I couldn't find a fault here and will definitely be going back for all my future visits to that area.

Taahira Murchie (Google)

January 2023

Wonderful experience! Great for families and children of all ages. There are many activities to keep kids occupied during the holidays.

Dalon Chetty (Google)

December 2022

5-star location! Beautiful chalets overlooking the Crocodile River.

Lainy H (TripAdvisor)

November 2022

We recently stayed at Ngwenya as we have so many times before. It was fabulous; our piece of paradise. Would definitely recommend this Resort to anyone. The views, accommodations, and staff are awesome!

@rhynointhewild (TripAdvisor)

November 2022

Great resort, just outside the Kruger National Park. Our porch looked out onto the river and we watched the animals come to drink. There is a lot to do to keep you busy if you are not going into the Park, and the staff is friendly.

Raquel Jade Partington (Facebook)

November 2022

We had the best stay. Absolute 5-star quality experience with the most friendly staff. I love that the Lodge is so close to the Kruger National Park. Would definitely recommend it!

tasneem2022 (TripAdvisor)

October 2022

We had a lovely holiday at Ngwenya. The staff was friendly and the Resort was clean and comfortable. We were lucky enough to spot lions, elephants, hippos, and crocodiles from the comfort of our chalet. The ladies at the spa were friendly and the treatment was good value for money.

Chris Gilday (Google)

October 2022

Lovely family Resort!

Sonet F (TripAdvisor)

October 2022

The service, accommodation, and food; everything was out of the books! The overall experience was the best we have had in a long time. We would definitely recommend staying there if you want to have a nice rest.

Jim Bradley (Google)

September 2022

On holiday for 7 days. The chalet had views over the Crocodile River. Witnessed hippos, elephants, waterbuck, warthogs, lions, many bird species, and we were visited by a Nile monitor. The entrance to Kruger National Park is only 9km from Ngwenya which is convenient.

Sarel Bloem (Google)

September 2022

Awesome lodge! Can't wait to go back again.

umberto736 (TripAdvisor)

September 2022

I have been coming here for 17 years on and off. I have never been disappointed and have already booked a week for September next year. We keep coming back because of the quality and service provided to us by the Resort.

amanda8992015 (TripAdvisor)

August 2022

Ngwenya Lodge is by far the best establishment that offers good, clean, and well-maintained self-catering units and facilities to guests. We do visit this place every year and are very happy and satisfied each time. Well worth a visit and value for money. - Manie and Amanda

debbie diamond (Google)

August 2022

Great position, close to Kruger, and has facilities for the kids. The staff was friendly and helpful. We had a fantastic stay. I recommend a river-facing unit, overlooking the Crocodile River. Exquisite!


June 2022

Absolute treat of a stay! Definitely seeing me again. The view, the atmosphere, the calm! LOVE LOVE LOVE. Had the privilege to see so many animals at the river from our porch.


June 2022

Rooms are luxurious, clean and surroundings are beautiful. Activities for kids and super close to Kruger gate. We loved our river unit view.


June 2022

Ngwenya continues to maintain the highest of standards in every respect to enable holidaymakers to enjoy every minute of their stay. For us, our 2 weeks spent at Ngwenya every June remains the highlight of our year.


May 2022

The best location and well-equipped holiday house; we enjoyed every moment of experiencing the laeveld.


May 2022

Best place on earth. Close to Kruger and Mozambique, Incredible setting, Cosy atmosphere, Spacious rooms and Private bathrooms.


April 2022

Best Lodge near Kruger National Park. Staff are always friendly and I always feel welcome here. The rooms are nicely decorated and it feels like your home-away-from-home. The Resort is always maintained to top standards.


April 2022

What a splendid Resort on the Crocodile River with spectacular views. We had elephants come right up to the fence where we were sitting on our veranda having sundowners. Great restaurant. Loved the golf course in Komatipoort - very good condition!! Cosy atmosphere.


April 2022

REALLY nice week away at Ngwenya. Great accommodation, great views, and lots of amenities to keep the whole family busy. Good service, friendly staff, and clean facilities. A definite place to go if you want the experience of a holiday Resort wrapped in a beautiful bushveld setting close to nature. Would love to return!!


March 2022

If I could give more of a ten-star rating I would. Property well-kept and maintained, secure, and safety excellent. Views are breathless, maintenance and cleaning excellent; really a place where you feel on holiday welcomed and a place for resting and enjoying. A lot to do and kids can have fun with parents having peace of mind. All the staff are so friendly. My favourite staff member is the security guard, Thabo; what a sweetheart! Greets one with so much welcome, makes us smile in and out the main gate, he is full of happiness and energy, and makes one start of your day smiling. He loves his job and loves people; he is the best. My new best holiday destination, I will be back every year from now on.


March 2022

A wonderful place if you want to see big wild animals in Africa.


March 2022

Excellent return trip to Ngwenya - post-COVID-19 family reunion. We have spent many memorable holidays here and the Resort never fails to deliver. The location right on the river, which is very productive and so close to Kruger, cannot be beaten.


March 2022

One of the most beautiful places. The atmosphere, wildlife, scenery and sunset is amazing. A trip one should take.


February 2022

Love the setup of the Resort and the view of the Kruger national park.


February 2022

I am losing count of the times that we have stayed at Ngwenya, to sit on a deck overlooking the KNPBPOE and watch the elephants playing in the river along with the rest of the game is always a pleasure. The nearness of the park for day trips is also fantastic.


January 2022

The staff are all so well-mannered and friendly, especially the security guards at the gate and the waiters at the restaurant. They made our holiday wonderful. The spa is also amazing; the therapists are professional and know what they're doing.


January 2022

Comfortable and well-maintained Resort and being able to see into the Kruger Park from the deck is fantastic. Access to the park itself is quick and easy, but staying in at the Resort provides lots of entertainment.


December 2021

As always it is everything and more when we visit; we are never disappointed. The peaceful, tranquil, River Chalets overlooking the breath-taking view and wildlife... what more can one ask for. Thank you for always giving us a wonderful experience and to Bridgette for always being so wonderful when making a reservation and giving us an exceptional experience. Why would I want to be anywhere else when I have it all at Ngwenya?


November 2021

There's nothing I can fault about Ngwenya. The staff, location, amenities, pools, gardens, views... it's all perfect. The rooms are always sparkling and well stocked. And being just a few kilometres from Crocodile Bridge Entrance to Kruger is lovely.


November 2021

Beautiful Lodge! The gardens are spectacular and the views are breath-taking. Great restaurant setting!! Service is great and the overall experience was absolutely amazing. There is a lot to do in and around the Lodge. We saw elephants from the Restaurant deck and many other animals from our Chalet. We would highly recommend and will most definitely return.


October 2021

The accommodation was top class, spacious and very well appointed. The rooms were very comfortable and the bathrooms were also well appointed. The view was incredible and the facilities on site were fantastic. Restaurant was incredible.


October 2021

Beautiful location with the loveliest of views. Really friendly staff. Comfortable rooms. Close to Kruger entrance. Will definitely return again and recommend to all who are looking for place to stay near the Kruger Park.


October 2021

Ngwenya Lodge, what can I say? Absolutely beautiful. The staff are amazing and make you feel at home. The restaurant has great food and awesome cocktails. I will be back.


September 2021

Calm, quiet, with very good room (chalet) service. Unobstructed view of the Crocodile River and the Kruger National Park across the river. Terrain upkeep Immaculate. Chalets very well equipped. Strongly recommended.


August 2021

Ngwenya Lodge is a dream holiday destination with comfortable accommodation and well-equipped amenities on the banks of the Crocodile River. Facilities include a restaurant, shop, convenience store and spa; as well as children's' play areas, swimming pools, tennis courts, dams for fishing and a 18-hole putt-putt course. View a variety of game on the banks of the river or drive to the Kruger National Park a short distance away.


August 2021

We have been going to Ngwenya Lodge for a number of years and we will definitely continue to do so. The lodge itself is stunning, with beautiful gardens and fantastic views into the Kruger Park. The rooms are very comfortable and have everything that you need for a self-catering stay. We also love having drinks and meals at the restaurant - the atmosphere is lovely and there are always animals to watch from the deck. The staff are all very friendly, helpful, and professional. This is one of my favourite holiday destinations.


July 2021

What a beautiful Resort this it! We all enjoyed our stay very much; the position overlooking the Crocodile River is spectacular and the Resort is very well maintained. Staff were most helpful and the accommodation was excellent. We will definitely return.

ccameron2021 (TRIPADVISOR)

June 2021

Our annual trip to Ngwenya for approximately 20 years has once again provided us with an opportunity to have a family gathering and a superb holiday. The view of the Crocodile River and Kruger Park from our unit is outstanding.


June 2021

Cannot get any better for the amount you pay. Have been to Ngwenya many times and it just seems to get better and better every time. Grounds are always clean, rooms are spotless and smell amazing when you walk in, staff are friendly and very helpful. If you haven't been, do yourself a favour and go, you will not want to leave.

Stuart Anderson (TRIPADVISOR)

May 2021

Lovely setting, well situated on the Crocodile River overlooking the Kruger Park. Accommodation varies across the establishment from studio style to accommodation for larger groups. Well presented, self-catering chalets in a number of mini environmental locations from River Views to Dam Views or Bush-type Views available. Activities plentiful.

Gerhard Van Niekerk (TRIPADVISOR)

May 2021

Visited Ngwenya again this May and I must say the staff, service, facilities and atmosphere are all incredible! Well done to management and all the staff.


May 2021

What an excellent place to relax and get away from the daily hustle and grind. Excellent services, staff and facilities. 1st time in my life I can give a Resort 10 out of 10. From Security, Reception to Cleaning and Maintenance, Resort Staff..... Well done. Restaurant is outstanding and the Shop is excellent, catering to all the basic needs and more...

steenkamploodgieters (TRIPADVISOR)

May 2021

We truly are so stoked with Nqwenya Lodge. We have a unit on the Riverbend. This year we took our friends with. The Resort cleanness, standard of units and friendly staff from the gate entrance; overall was exceptional. They were so impressed and asked to join us again next year!! That is exactly why we can recommend this Resort to anyone and definitely why we invested with them after our first visit a few years ago. They impress us on every visit.


April 2021

Awesome Resort with outstanding service. A peaceful and tranquil place for a get-away from the hustle and bustle of Joburg. A well-kept Resort. Friendly staff. Comfortable units. A great place for a family getaway.


April 2021

We are very fortunate to have visited the Lodge a few times. There are amazing views of the Crocodile River in the Kruger Park from all the hides, as well as the Restaurant. We were fortunate to have a River-View Unit that allowed for game-viewing from the comfort of the patio. We saw many animals from the patio including elephant, waterbuck, crocodiles, warthogs, fish eagles, etc. The Lodge is well situated and not far from the Crocodile Bridge Gate in the Kruger Park. The Lodge is also well-equipped for our needs. We will definitely return soon. Highly recommend this Lodge again.

Andre Du Preez (TRIPADVISOR)

April 2021

We had a fantastic week of wildlife engagements. Very friendly and helpful management and staff. Our first stay and not our last. Cheers!

cherylpincus (TRIPADVISOR)

March 2021

We were at the Resort for 7 days; as usual it was fantastic. One of the best Resorts I have been to. Self-catering Chalet overlooking the Crocodile River and 9km from Kruger Park. Location is fantastic. Staff always helpful and friendly. Chalets are very well kitted out and have everything you need.

dries2021 (TRIPADVISOR)

March 2021

When we arrived at Ngwenya that evening calmness came over us. After the friendly check-in, we went to the Restaurant where we enjoyed supper. The rest of the weekend was wonderful. We have seen a lot of animals from our Chalet.


February 2021

This was such a wonderful week to spend in such beautiful surroundings. After a week at Ngwenya we are always pleasantly surprised each time we time to visit. It is so relaxing to sit on the verandah and watch the river and the animals come down to drink. This is truly a relaxing way to destress and get in touch with nature. Very highly recommended.


February 2021

A lovely family break away. A lot to do. Friendly staff. Close to the Kruger National Park. Chalets are neat and clean. Great to bring your kids to.


February 2021

Fantastic unit; spotless and well-maintained Resort and incredible staff. Always friendly and very welcoming. Resort and units in excellent condition and very comfortable. Very helpful and professional staff. Highly recommend!


January 2021

We had an amazing time here and enjoyed the facilities! The boys loved the little ponds and the swimming pools especially. The hides overlooking the Crocodile river within the facility were awesome. We saw a lot of different animals that came down to the river.


January 2021

What a lovely surprise arriving at Ngwenya Lodge. The unit was sanitised; sanitiser placed in the unit as well. The unit was so well-equipped and the staff we had dealings with were all friendly and kind. The restaurant was amazing and great value for money. In respect of COVID-19 requirements, everything was just perfect. Thank you


December 2020

As always Ngwenya is a perfect place to stay; the Facilities are good and the staff are always helpful. The game that can be seen from the patio is awesome. The property is also very convenient for easy access to the Kruger Park.


December 2020

Ons verbly daar vir ‘n paar dae was asemrowend. Die stilte het ons so waardeer, en met die uitsig oor die rivier, was absoluut ‘n pluspunt. Alles binne die eenheid is stylvol. Ons sal verseker weer daar tuisgaan.


November 2020

An excellent Resort with many amenities; all of which are of a high standard. Great views over the river and into the Kruger Park where we spotted many species of wild game. Lions, elephant, giraffe -all in a few days.


November 2020

Absolutely loved our week here. Incredibly comfortable and every need catered for! The staff throughout the Resort are friendly and efficient, completely dedicated to ensuring their guests have a relaxing and amazing experience. We loved every second of our time here and can't wait for the next!


November 2020

One of my favorite places to stay. Stunning views over the Crocodile River into Kruger. Gardens are amazing and so much to do for the children. A mere 5 minutes to the Crocodile Bridge entrance to Kruger.


October 2020

Lovely Resort with great accommodation and spa. Dams for catch and release and lovely deck and viewing sites to watch game overlooking the Kruger and the sunset.


October 2020

Our annual stay at Ngwenya never disappoints. The Resort grounds - superbly maintained. The Resort facilities - enough to be kept busy with as far as a bush holiday is concerned. Resort accommodation - awesome and the river view units, a must! Staff - can't fault anything as they are all super friendly with smiles all round. Highly recommended!


October 2020

Right on the Crocodile river. Great accommodation, great ambiance, great time. This is a beautiful Resort that I will return to; the hides are located so that you see a variety of wildlife from different perspectives.


October 2020

Ngwenya is a home in the bush. Friendly, efficient staff. My parents have been timeshare owners for about 29 years and they went every year without fail. It was my mother’s happy place and now it is mine. Game-viewing from our river chalet. Would recommend Ngwenya to anybody.


September 2020

What a wonderful lodge. The arrival is always a pleasure with friendly greetings and efficient service. The Resort provides activities for young and old and the river views with wildlife viewings are an amazing treat on a daily basis.


August 2020

View over ponds and the Crocodile River. Three hides to watch wildlife drinking water from and grazing close by. Spa an experience never to forget. Drinking cocktails at the pub or sundowners on the deck. A place to spend time with fabulous friends and family, unless you prefer to be more private.

Lizette Jooste Duncan

July 2020

A little piece of heaven on earth... the best in SA! Friendly staff, excellent service, beautiful scenery and best views over the Kruger National Park.

Thomas Meyer (Google)

April 2020

We absolutely love coming here, and every time something has been improved or upgraded. Management constantly seems to look for things that can be made better or newer. Entertainment is good and does generally not cost extra like in many other resorts.

Robin Wynne (Facebook)

April 2020

Absolutely amazing location. Accommodation and facilities is first class. Staff are extremely helpful, friendly and make you feel like family.

ChandreK4 (TripAdvisor)

April 2020

I was fortunate to have a second trip to Ngwenya Lodge. Our river facing unit was right on the border of the crocodile river and allowed for prime game viewing from the comfort of one’s patio. We saw buffalo, elephant, kudu, nyala, crocodile, hippo, long horned fellows and many a bird species. It is always amazing and the view, the location and resort is superb.

GordonC1499 (TripAdvisor)

March 2020

Absolutely awesome indeed - great views into Kruger and good accommodation. We went to view available time share units and we have decided to invest in a week in November - this says it all indeed. Highly recommended although some aspects need some TLC.

426johmar (TripAdvisor)

March 2020

Facilities, accommodation, maintenance and housekeeping were all outstanding. There were 4 guests from England with us and they were very impressed with their stay and are talking about booking for next year again. Ngwenya is so convenient to visit the Kruger National Park.

Christine Biddulph Maritz (Facebook)

March 2020

What a lovely place; staff so professional and friendly. Housekeeping well maintained, beautiful gardens and surroundings. Restaurant has good food. The game sightings were great from the deck. I'll visit this beautiful lodge any day again.

Pamela Jean Dobson (Facebook)

February 2020

Perfect location on the river and right around the corner from crocodile bridge. Close to Komatipoort for self-catering purposes - what more could you want?

Rose1883603 (TripAdvisor)

January 2020

Our stay at Ngwenya lodge was wonderful as always. The staff are so helpful and friendly, and the accommodation is so well organised, that you barely know that there are any other guests around. The proximity to KNP is what keeps us coming back year after year..

junaidnana241 (TripAdvisor)

December 2019

Great experience with the family. Lots to do at the resort. Short drive into KNP crocodile bridge gate. Friendly service. Feel safe in the resort. Kids always out without worry; they love the games room and other facilities.

CalvinMokoto (TripAdvisor)

November 2019

The resort has exceeded my expectations overall. I love viewing wild animals in the nature and for the first time in my life I saw the Big 5 just 1 hour into our first game drive. The best located resort so far! #Ngwenya lodge!

gne2000 (TripAdvisor)

October 2019

Always a great experience - fantastic facilities with comfortable accommodation and marvellous meals at the restaurant. Sunsets are truly the African experience - what a treat provided by the mammals and birds of our bushveld.

VickyDB1921 (TripAdvisor)

September 2019

Great resort with all the amenities; overlooking the Crocodile River, bordering the Kruger Park. What more could you ask for? The chalets are large, clean and have all the necessary items to make your stay comfortable and fun.

Olgajqueen (TripAdvisor)

August 2019

We took my Mom to Ngwenya to celebrate her 70th Birthday. What a magic spot to gaze into the river and enjoy the wildlife on the river. Definitely the perfect place to relax and reconnect with nature!

chrisC5557WB (TripAdvisor)

July 2019

Always a privilege being able to stay so close to the Kruger National Park. The sights and sounds of the Big 5 on you doorstep is always a treat. Excellent facilities, extremely well maintained, very friendly staff...

Robinshar (TripAdvisor)

June 2019

Very satisfied with the quality of the property as well as the cleanliness, staff courtesy and location. The restaurant is also good. Very relaxing atmosphere. I have stayed at Ngwenya multiple times and would recommend this place anytime for family, friends or business trips. The proximity to the crocodile bridge gate is very convenient if visiting Kruger Park.

Nomad63334433885 (TripAdvisor)

May 2019

Warm welcome and an outstanding lodge that is well maintained with friendly staff and everything in easy walking distance. A joy for children to visit and wonderful birds for the parents to identify. Such an easy drive into the game reserve for the day, but so much to see from the lodges’ hides that are all within easy reach of all accommodation.

Geraldine V (TripAdvisor)

April 2019

Ngwenya Lodge is an amazing place to stay, especially for families with kids. I would recommend it to all my friends and family. The staff are all friendly and helpful. The grounds are beautifully kept.

Toddylocks Williams (Google Reviews)

March 2019

Love this place. A lodge overlooking the river is awesome. You can just sit there all day and watch hippos, elephants, giraffe, crocs and lots of other animals and birds. Facilities first rate - don’t tell everyone, they'll all want to come!

Minique Venter (Google Reviews)

March 2019

What an awesome place to relax at. Fun for kids and grown up kids :) The restaurant has amazing views and delicious food. They are friendly and I love that they cater for special occasions. The cleaning and welcoming staff was friendly. The stay was amazing and very relaxing. We stayed at a river view and it didn’t disappoint.

Alan Liebenberg (Facebook)

March 2019

It's absolutely first class.

Mohamed Gangat (Google Reviews)

February 2019

Very beautiful surroundings. The lodge is packed with activities for adults n kids; games room, pools, tennis courts etc. Kruger Park 5km away...The magic of the Bush!

HechterPJH (TripAdvisor)

February 2019

Our stay at Ngwenya exceeded our expectations. The Chalet was very comfortable, clean and well equipped with all the necessary appliances and fittings to ensure a very comfortable stay. The servicing of the chalet was efficient, unobtrusive and professional. The Ngwenya surroundings i.e. gardens etc. are spectacular. Cannot wait for our next visit.

952rene (TripAdvisor)

February 2019

Our unit was an excellent air conditioned, pond front unit, ideal for bird watching. Clean, well maintained apartments. On our visit to the Kruger Park we saw five cheetahs. The restaurant and deck area, overlooking the Crocodile River and the game reserve, is excellent for dinner and beautiful sun sets. The lodge and the surrounding gardens are very well maintained. Overall a wonderful experience.

Travel61110536055 (TripAdvisor)

January 2019

My Wife and I spent a pleasant and enjoyable week in Chalet 98 at Ngwenya Lodge. We had a great view of the river and we were very spoilt with stunning sightings of various bucks, baboons, various birds, bats, a large herd of around 100 Elephants, buffaloes and lots of Hippos activities.

Rory Moore (Google Reviews)

January 2019

Wonderful base to the Kruger Park. Has everything to enjoy home away from home, braai facilities swimming pools restaurant and very helpful staff, beautiful viewing sites, very clean comfortable rooms. Definitely worth a stay.

Anthea Hay (Google Reviews)

January 2019

Amazing views, great deck, excellent accommodation with all amenities. Very friendly cleaning staff. Excellent air conditioning, comfortable beds. Very close to the Kruger gate.

Mvelo Mzila: (Google Reviews)

December 2018

The ideal place to be for all wildlife enthusiasts seeking to be closer to the Kruger National Park!!Adding to the beauty of this property are the 3 Game Viewing hides overlooking a section of the Kruger on the banks of the Crocodile River. The Reception staff is welcoming and friendly, and the housekeeping staff is considerate and efficient. Units/Chalets were properly serviced and well maintained, offering comfortable accommodation.Wheelchair friendly and suitable for families of all sizes and makes.

johnp899 (TripAdvisor)

December 2018

Excellent air-conditioned location near the Kruger National Park and Komatipoort. Clean, well maintained apartments with excellent view on the river. Elephants, crocodiles, hippos and antelope for a view constantly. The most beautiful well designed mini golf course I have ever experienced. Friendly helpful staff. Well maintained gardens. Child friendly play area. What more do you want?

Pieter K (TripAdvisor)

December 2018

Our unit was a river front unit which is the best. Our grandson was with us for the first time and what a joy were all the things to do to keep him busy when not in the Kruger. The accommodation is great and from our veranda we had some great sightings especially in the late afternoons. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The restaurant on site was just as great.

Simon Llewellyn Thomas (Facebook)

November 2018

The Manager and staff have completely changed the mood at the WiFi, great food and service...highly recommend....well done all.

Hannelie H (TripAdvisor)

November 2018

Great resort to visit on the door step to Kruger National Park. Lovely game viewing areas, friendly staff great facilities, comfortable accommodation. Some chalets overlooks the Crocodile River and some has a tranquil setting overlooking ponds with abundant bird life. We would recommend this establishment!

guestg235 (TripAdvisor)

November 2018

Ngwenya is a prime destination that offers beautiful serene and peaceful space where you can suck up nature and enjoy that holiday feeling that the lodge has to offer where professional people and staff are well trained and ready to cater for your needs.

geoffls (TripAdvisor)

October 2018

It is a well-run Lodge with excellent staff who are always willing to help and oblige, it is certainly one of the best lodges I have had the privilege to stay at close to KNP.The have excellent facilities for children and adults and is very close the Crocodile Gate.

Devon Naidoo (Facebook)

October 2018

Yearly trip and never get tired of it. Remarkable view of the park. The river is just a treat. Spending one day at the lodge to enjoy its amenities is always a must. 14yrs of tradition

Mawaza Matsane (Facebook)

October 2018

The place is beautiful and clean, the staff is remarkable. I will most definitely recommend the place to friends and family.

denisemouton (TripAdvisor)

September 2018

Heaven on earth will return every year love the resort and it will always have a special place in my heart. Please visit and enjoy the present of a little piece of heave and God's creations of nature. Thanks

nicov236 (TripAdvisor)

September 2018

We absolutely loved the place. Location was good and our apartment was fantastic. It met all our expectations. We enjoyed every day. The staff is also very helpful and friendly. Will definitely go back next year.

Amanda B (TripAdvisor)

September 2018

This accommodation is very clean, well equipped and located on a great spot. Reception and services were excellent. Viewing the animals from the viewing desks was great. The numerous dams surrounding the lodge’s makes you feel like you are living in nature and it was a great experience. I will definitely return to this lodge

johnp899 (soTripAdvisorurce)

August 2018

Always enjoy Ngwenya, loved the social bring and braai. Great viewing deck over the river and good restaurant facilities, close to the Kruger.Lots of birdlife around the dams. Awesome place for kids as there is a lot to keep them entertained.

nhc361 (TripAdvisor)

August 2018

Highly recommended. The Kruger Park is within easy reach - just a few minutes away. This was my first visit to the resort but will most definately return in the future. The unit we stayed in was very well kept and the service was great. The restaurant offered good food and the view from there is great.

ahkatzman (TripAdvisor)

August 2018

A truly amazing holiday for both adults and kids. The location so close to crocodile Bridge, the facilities for children were unbelievable. Braii overlooking crocodile river, unforgettable experience.

dinayjansen5 (TripAdvisor)

July 2018

Excellent value for money. Beautiful resort. Friendly staff. Well maintained accommodation. Quality equipment. Secure location. Perfect view of animals in the Kruger National Park on the banks of the Crocodile River.

hha252 (TripAdvisor)

July 2018

this is a wonderful family resort, the kids had so much fun, and great game viewing from inside the resort, didn’t even have to leave the resort. The restaurant has good food at good prices. Very friendly and helpful staff all round

Kim Goby (Google Reviews)

July 2018

Great location. Well run lodge located on the crocodile river. Watch elephants play in the river while you have lunch!

LiezlLewis (TripAdvisor)

June 2018

We had a lovely vacation at Ngwenya. The property is well maintained, well equipped and the staff is friendly and helpful. We enjoyed spending time at the bird hide and the view from there is spectacular. We'll be back!

Dudley Reid (Google Reviews)

June 2018

What an amazing place on the banks of the Crocodile River looking into the Kruger Park! The resort is clean and well kept...... Very well situated

Caylem Harris (Google Reviews)

June 2018

Spent a weekend away at this place and what a wonderful experience! All the attractions like the Kruger National Park are close by and the place itself has a lot on offer. The accommodation was comfortable and had most of your creature comforts. You don't even have to leave the lodge to see all the wildlife. In my opinion definitely worth it!

Richard Carter (Google Reviews)

May 2018

Fantastic place. Best service. Nicely kept clean. Super accommodation. Wonderful view of Kruger Park.

Traceypalay (TripAdvisor)

May 2018

Fantastically situated close to crocodile bridge gate with superb river views. Fun for kids with loads of onsite activities for them. A river view unit is a must at this resort for game viewing and privacy.

Malia Goosen (Google Reviews)

May 2018

Breath-taking views. Amazing service and food at the restaurant! Well worth it. Their menu is lovely and well-priced. Rooms are exceptionally clean and neat. Loved our stay!

Barend Geertsema (Google Reviews)

April 2018

Great place for couples and families. Incredibly close to the Kruger National Park. Great place to stay if you want to visit one of the greatest Nature Reserves in the world!

Yolandi Marais (Google Reviews)

April 2018

Very, very nice place to visit. Especially when you want to take a break when you feel tired. Chalets are well equipped with everything you need. Very nice view if you stay in chalets on the river. Very friendly staff and they are very helpful.

riaano2017 (TripAdvisor)

April 2018

We stayed for a week with the most stunning view over the Crocodile river into the Kruger park. You can stay the whole day on your stoep and have the wildlife and incredible diverse birds come to you. If you want to go for a swim or sport activity everything is well maintained with friendly staff

Marcel van Heijst (Google Reviews)

March 2018

Probably the best restaurant in the area. Nice view on the river from the tables outside the restaurant. Reasonable prices. Pizza's from Wood Fired Pizza oven is nice.

Lpvollgraaff (TripAdvisor)

March 2018

Excellent service and quality. Been our holiday destination for the past 5 years and will keep returning. Staff is friendly, units are spacious and has everything you need. The restaurant has great service and food.

Dugannlynch (TripAdvisor)

March 2018

Wonderful to watch game from your chalet. Excellent dining and wining facilities on the premises. Good road to the resort with pleasant and efficient staff at reception. Chalets clean and well maintained.

WylieECoyote (TripAdvisor)

February 2018

Ever since we found Ngwenya it's always great to look forward to the stay there. Great for trips to Kruger National Park. Even great to watch game from the hides. Had some of the best viewing there. Could not fault it.

Jl A (TripAdvisor)

February 2018

Having lost count of how many times I have been to Ngwenya, I'm still in awe of the location (river facing unit); love the sunrise/sunsets over the crocodile river! Units are clean well maintained. Enjoying a BBQ, and watching some of the big game coming onto the river for a drink... plain awesome!!

Louise Thiart (Google Reviews)

February 2018

Always nice visiting Ngwenya. The river view units are the best with awesome views into Kruger and the Crocodile River. The units are well equipped and the staff are very friendly. The resort is in an excellent condition and very well maintained

Juliem (TripAdvisor)

December 2017

Great view of crocodile river while enjoying a cocktail and pizza on the deck. They have different theme nights, and is a good idea to book. Went a few times for pizza snacks and cocktails in the afternoons and dinner one night. Very friendly staff.

Annali K (TripAdvisor)

December 2017

What a lovely dinner this turned out to be. The food was excellent, service was great and overall a great experience. Management was very flexible when we asked for a few extras and they get 5 stars for that. Chicken kebabs, pork belly and the Greek salad were prepared excellently. The food really compares very well to many a gourmet restaurants dishes. Thank you very much Riaan and management, we thoroughly enjoyed our dinner.

UwaisP (TripAdvisor)

February 2017

Was the most revitalising trip ever especially how stunning the scenery was. Our cabin was right by the hide which made it even more stunning. The most amazing thing is that it's directly opposite the Kruger National Park.

Angelika H (TripAdvisor)

February 2017

The perfect Resort to book for a Kruger Park visit. We stayed here for seven days in a beautifully two bedroom self-catering unit, with pond view. The Resort offers many pools, tennis courts, mini golf and game viewing hides with lovely walkways. Only 15 minutes away from Crocodile Bridge Gate of the KNP; well worth a visit and stay. We come here every year and have never been disappointed. Room Tip: Pond View Cottages are great, but river view is super for game viewing.

RiichardK (TripAdvisor)

February 2017

This is our third visit and still an awesome place. Excellent service and stunning facilities. Restaurant with viewing deck serves the best pizza and breakfasts. Units are well-equipped and clean. The staff is always friendly and helpful. We enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and the wife loves the Spa. Excellent views into the Kruger National Park from the viewpoints. A short drive and you in the Kruger National Park.

fs30 (TripAdvisor)

January 2017

Breath-taking river views from HB 01, located so close to the river, you can hear the rapids. Wildlife at your doorstep. Well-appointed unit, spacious, clean and comfortable. Four bedrooms and four bathrooms, with washing machine and dryer. This Resort just never fails to entertain both children and adults. Friendly and courteous staff. We will always return!

Kobus P (TripAdvisor)

January 2017

This place is a wonderful place to stay. Good and friendly reception. This was our fifth visit to the Lodge. Accommodation excellent. Nice walkways between the houses and next to the River good hideaways to watch the animals and birds. The gardens are beautiful and swimming pools are sparkling and inviting. A place to be when you want to relax from all your troubles and work stress.

OBwun2014 (TripAdvisor)

January 2017

The self-catering chalet we stayed in overlooks the River and sleeps Eight – three bedrooms, two bathrooms, one en suite; kitchen, dining, lounge and covered patio with braai. Cleaning service every day except Sunday, but you can pay extra if you require that as well. The rooms are all air conditioned and also have ceiling fans. There are a few swimming pools on the grounds, with a shop for essentials, laundry if you need, children's room, games, putt-putt, trampolines, and even tennis courts. The [Le Fera] Restaurant and Bar are overlooking the River, if you feel the need not to cook. The highlight of the position being on the River is that the Kruger Park starts at the edge of our balcony, so wild life can be directly under where you are standing. Looking over the River we often saw Elephant, lots of Buck and even Rhino, a vast assortment of bird life as well. It is about 8km to the Crocodile Bridge Entrance into the Kruger Park, so up and off early into the Park is a must. This year we were very lucky in the Park as we actually saw all of the Big Five and much more. The highlight of the trip being a Cheetah and her cubs and the rarest sighting of all was a Honey Badger. If you get the opportunity to go, then I would highly recommend this as a destination. Room Tip: Try and get a chalet on the river.

Eldridge S (TripAdvisor)

January 2017

This is a place for everyone... let me start with the arrival, the Reception area is neat and on our arrival there were welcome drinks and refreshments for the kids as well. The unit we stayed in was Unit 443 and what a beautiful and clean place. Our person who cleaned our unit was helpful and friendly her name is Anna (Not Anna Mgomezulu) what a friendly person. The Lodge itself is a place for adults and kids; my two daughters enjoyed themselves to the fullest every day at the Games Room and at the five pools that the Lodge has. We were close to one of the many viewing decks and had a relaxing time there seeing all kinds of animals on the banks of the Crocodile River. Seeing into the Kruger was delightful. Enjoyed waking up every day to the sounds of birds of all kinds. Birdlife abundant. Thanks again to the Ngwenya Staff and Anna for making our stay beautiful. Room Tip: Look for the River facing Units.

Rosanne F (TripAdvisor)

January 2017

We visited Ngwenya Lodge for a week. Our unit was well equipped, clean, serviced daily, air-conditioned and so beautifully appointed on the Crocodile River. Access to Kruger National Park was an easy 15 minute drive. When not viewing game we enjoyed walks around the lodge, swimming and viewing game and birds from three hides on the River. Our last meal in their Restaurant was delicious. We will return! Room Tip: River frontage is lovely but units facing ponds are also good.

Yacoobvr (TripAdvisor)

January 2017

We visit once or twice a year and love it there. The position of the Lodge and easy access to the Crocodile River Gate is awesome, even just chilling at the Lodge itself … sitting in the hides etc. is so much fun.

paullinde (TripAdvisor)

January 2017

We had the most amazing view of the Kruger Park and a 180 degrees of the Crocodile River, hippo, crocodile, elephant, rhino, waterbuck and the most amazing collection of birds all day long. Clean resort, efficient Reception, helpful staff to offload our supplies and provide daily cleaning service. Acceptable restaurant and other amenities. What a fantastic way to relax and recharge for the new year! I will definitely return to this paradise in the bushveld. Room Tip: Upper level facing the river is where I will book again .

Tamlyn Tyler (Facebook)

October 2016

1 week count down has begun! Excitement is building. Cannot wait to see all the friendly faces of the Ngwenya staff! Thank you for making our family holidays extra special

Rosalind Duvenage (Facebook)

July 2016

My heart longs for the sight of a red moon rising, the jackals call, the fiery neck nightjar's 'Good Lord deliver us' and the hippo grunting below the deck. Soon, soon, September's not too far away

Sue Rawstorne (Facebook)

July 2016

Exactly 2 weeks till we there. Leaving is the hardest thing! Very, very sad! Then start dreaming about the next trip!

Karen McGrath (Facebook)

July 2016

It's been too long since we were there, still my best weeks' holiday ever! Love it

Cheryl Naidoo (Facebook)

April 2016

There is just too much to do at this beautiful resort!

Lynn Coetzee (Social Media)

April 2016

Had our honeymoon there 16 years ago. Best memories ever! (Except for our friends gate crashing our honeymoon!)

Thomas Dixon (Social Media)

March 2016

We try and have a week's break at Ngwenya at least once a year and enjoy every moment.

Kim Gensler Photography (Facebook)

March 2016

I've been [to Ngwenya Lodge] several times and will say that management really knows what they are doing. The service is great, it's clean and there are lots of things for the kids to do. Just make sure you book a room on the river. The first time we visited we had a room overlooking the Crocodile River and when we went outside on the patio there were 3 lions lying in the river bed. Pretty awesome!

Geraldine Visser (Facebook)

January 2016

We had an amazing time at Ngwenya Lodge. The place is absolutely beautiful and we will recommend it to everyone. Amazing service from reception staff, other workers and staff at the Restaurant. Thank you Milton for always going out of your way at the Restauran.


Our stay at Ngwenya exceeded our expectations. The Chalet was very comfortable, clean and well equipped with all the necessary appliances and fittings to ensure a very comfortable stay. The servicing of the chalet was efficient, unobtrusive and professional. The Ngwenya surroundings i.e. gardens etc. are spectacular. Cannot wait for our next visit.
- HechterPJH, March 2019

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