Hamiltons Lodge & Restaurant is located a short drive from the Malelane Kruger Gate into Kruger National Park. It offers a garden with outdoor pool. The spacious rooms at Hamiltons Lodge are air-conditioned and equipped with a flat-screen satellite TV, USB plug, laptop safe and a small fridge. Enjoy a cup of coffee or tea while looking out at the pool or garden. The rooms have a private bathroom. Guided game drives can be arranged on advance request and for a surcharge. Guests can enjoy meals at the a la carte restaurant which offers an extensive menu from pizza and hamburgers to steaks and seafood. The wine list is extensive with a variety of South African wines to choose from. Other activities in the surroundings, include golf, mountain biking or a visit to the fully equipped fitness center, 0.6 mi from the property. Malelane Super Spar and the Inkwezi Shpping Center are 3.1 mi from the property. The Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, Mozambique Lebombo Border post and Swaziland’s Jeppe’s Reef Border are all just 28 mi from the property.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.0 for a two-person trip.

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Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.3)

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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Room Type
Number of guests
2 twin beds
1 king bed
1 sofa bed
1 queen bed
2 twin beds
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Guest reviews


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  • Rahul
    South AfricaSouth Africa
    Amazing property! We were staying here while on a visit to Kruger. The location was just perfect. so close to Melalane gate . The restaurant packed us a lovely breakfast for our early start for the day. The rooms were bare minimum but were...
  • Ronald
    South AfricaSouth Africa
    friendly staff; great location; comfortable beds and good bathroom facilities; really good dinner
  • Robert
    Hamiltons Lodge & Restaurant is a very good place to visit the Kruger Park. Definitely also visit the restaurant for a great meal. We really enjoyed our stay!

Managed by Trevor and Debbie Tod

Company review score: 8.9Based on 87 reviews from 1 property
1 managed property

Company info

Trevor, Owner & Chef has perfected the trade over the years and has worked at various restaurants all over South Africa. These include the Airport Sun Hotel, Gold Reef City and Prohibition Coffee Shop in Joburg, the Blue Lagoon in East London, Artist's café in Sabie District, Ten on Russel in Nelspruit and the Malelane Sun Hotel and the Naboom Lodge and Leopards Creek in Malelane Trevor focuses on contemporary cuisine with Italian influence and his speciality is a deboned chicken peri-peri.

Property info

We are a family owned/run Lodge and Restaurant with a relaxed, casual atmosphere, catering for families with children, group of friends or travelers passing through the Lowveld. Perfectly Located just 500m from the most popular gate to the Kruger National Park It is our mission to make your stay with us as enjoyable as possible and strive to give our guests and diners excellent service. However, living in this beautiful yet somewhat remote area, we do from time to time experience unexpected supply, demand and delivery problems. In such cases we will endeavour to offer and alternative but apologise if we are not able to assist with your first choice.

Neighborhood info

We only 500m away from the very famous Kruger National Park and privileged to offer our guests access (with prior reservation and subject to availability) Morning Walks and Sunrise / Sunset drivers into Kruger. Situated nest to Leopard Creek Golf Course. 1 hours Drive from both Kruger International and Skakuza Airport. 45min Drive from both Mozambique Komatipoort Border and Swaziland Jeppies Reef Border. We are perfectly located to explore.

Languages Spoken


Area info

1 Restaurant On Site

  • Hamiltons Restaurant
    • Cuisine
      Pizza • Seafood • South African
    • Open for
      Lunch • Dinner
    • Ambience
      Family-friendly • Traditional
    • Dietary options

Amenities of Hamiltons Lodge & Restaurant
Great facilities! Review score, 8.6

Most popular amenities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Fitness center
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Coffee machine
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Clothes rack
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Game drives
    Additional charge
  • Racquetball
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Cycling
  • Playground
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    Additional charge
  • Tennis court
    Additional chargeOff-site
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Satellite channels
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kids' meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Bar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Packed lunches
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
  • Babysitting/Child services
    Additional charge
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Outdoor play equipment for kids
Safety & security
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Air conditioning
  • Private entrance
  • Laptop safe
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
Outdoor swimming pool
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Shallow end
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Fitness center
    Additional charge
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Zulu

Sustainability initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules

Hamiltons Lodge & Restaurant takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 2:00 PM to 8:30 PM


From 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 12 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

The number of cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cribs are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Maestro Mastercard Visa Cash is not accepted Hamiltons Lodge & Restaurant accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print
Must-know information for guests at this property

Please inform Hamiltons Lodge & Restaurant of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

FAQs about Hamiltons Lodge & Restaurant

  • The prices at Hamiltons Lodge & Restaurant may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Room options at Hamiltons Lodge & Restaurant include:

    • Twin/Double
    • Family

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Hamiltons Lodge & Restaurant is 3.1 miles from the center of Malelane. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Hamiltons Lodge & Restaurant has 1 restaurant:

    • Hamiltons Restaurant

  • Check-in at Hamiltons Lodge & Restaurant is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • Hamiltons Lodge & Restaurant offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Fitness center
    • Cycling
    • Playground
    • Tennis court
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Racquetball
    • Swimming pool
    • Walking tours
    • Game drives