Owner of Royal Kruger Lodge and Spa, JJ, and his wife have loved Africa since their first visit almost 3 decades ago. Today, JJ loves to share everything he loves about Africa with guests from around the world.

JJ and his dedicated management team are passionate about making their guests feel totally at home and creating an atmosphere where they can spend meaningful time, making lasting memories. Their motto is: “Arrive as a guest, leave as family,” and most guests will testify that this has been their experience.

It’s about so much more than just providing 4-star accommodation and service. Of course, JJ and his team work hard to deliver 4-star quality and excellence, but they also go the extra mile to help guests experience the essence of Africa and her hospitality. For instance, JJ takes great delight in taking guests to the local viewpoint overlooking Kruger National Park, to enjoy the spectacular sunsets while enjoying sundowners.


Each of the team brings something special to the Royal Kruger family, like Julia’s flair for serving mouth-watering cuisine and her ‘surprises’, and Robert’s deep love of the African bush and his amazing knowledge about the local fauna and flora.

Royal Kruger Lodge is run by a group of people who love Africa, her people and her animals. This love is at the heart of everything they do! Guests can expect to experience the warmth of the African culture, the comforts of African hospitality and the unrivalled beauty of the African Bushveld and her wild inhabitants, all while enjoying 4-star luxury. We look forward to welcoming you into our family too!