The lodge-style Protea Hotel Kruger Gate provides personalized service with true African hospitality, essential for an intimate wedding. A choice of private venues are available at the hotel, each with an ambience of hosting an ultimate wedding experience in the bush setting. The background chorus of the African wild, ensures that each wedding hosted at the hotel is a uniquely memorable one.
From the time that you are welcomed to the 4-Star Protea Hotel Kruger Gate under the towering indigenous portico, you will know that you\’re about to experience something different. This superior lodge style hotel on the banks of the Sabie River in Mpumalanga offers an affordable luxury venue for your wedding. It’s the impression of being in a tree house, reinforced when you notice that the veranda and walkway to your air-conditioned room is at a level normally the sole domain of the variety of birds found in the area.
Protea Hotel Kruger Gate Weddings
The hotel offers bush drives throughout the Kruger National Park, along with open vehicle safaris and organized game trails for you and your invited guests. A birdwatchers paradise and for young and old alike, Hotel facilities include a unique Tree House sleep out, and a variety of sporting facilities.
Situated within the Kruger National Park big game territory on the banks of the Sabie River, approximately 200 metres from the hotels Lapa restaurant, the River Boma is a unique wedding reception venue. A ranger accompanies guests at all times and the venue is available weather permitting. Guests can walk between the River Boma and the hotel at leisure. The venue is rustic with river sand underfoot. A maximum of 200 guests can be seated.
Situated on the perimeter of our 100 ha reserve away from the comforts of electricity, with seating for a maximum of 80 diners. Guests are transported in open vehicles and are accompanied by a game ranger at all times. The venue is only available weather permitting.
The African Conference Room
This is a private venue in the hotel complex. It is open-sided (with roll-down blinds), and is flanked by a wooden boardwalk, overlooking the Kruger National Park. It is suitable for groups of various sizes (up to a maximum of 120 people) as screen dividers and plants are used to adjust the size of the venue. The African Conference Room is tiled and as it is open-sided, it is not air-conditioned.
The tree house is situated in our private reserve and can accommodate a maximum of 14 people for a sleep-out or 20 guests for dinner or sundowners. GUESTS are transported to and from the tree house in our open-sided vehicle and are accompanied by a ranger at all times. The venue is very rustic and consists of a boma with wooden tables for dining and adjacent to the boma are two platforms for game viewing and sleeping (if required). There are ablution and shower facilities available.
The ponds are situated opposite our reception, approximately 200m from the hotel. It is a tranquil grassed area under a canopy of trees, which surrounds three ponds. It is usually used for light picnic or finger lunches where guests relax on blankets and occasional chairs to the sound of running water.
Indoor Function Rooms
The Protea Hotel Kruger Gate has 5 formal conference rooms within the main complex. The function rooms are all air-conditioned, suitable for wedding receptions and ceremonies, cocktail parties, dinner/ dance and gala functions.
Each of the comfortably appointed 96 luxury en-suite bedrooms and 7 six-sleeper fully equipped self-catering units at the Protea Hotel Kruger Gate will make you feel part of the bush environment.
For young and old alike, one of the most unique facilities is the Tree House, providing an opportunity to experience a sleep out under the stars, with calls of the wild drifting by.
All Hotel rooms feature extras such as air conditioning, television, mini-bar fridge, personal tea and coffee making facilities and a spacious working area for the conference delegate or business traveller.
Protea Hotel Kruger Gate has 7, six-sleeper, fully equipped self catering chalets – ‘thatched havens’ located in the hotels’ private reserve. Each chalet is fully serviced and has two luxury en suite bedrooms, one upper – loft bedroom, a spacious lounge area, DSTV, self-contained kitchen, and private outdoor braai area.