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Maqueda Lodge

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 19 February 2014

The highlight of our recent trip to South Africa was staying and beautiful Macqueda the host the accommodation, the safari tours and guide and the amazing food was all so extraordinary exclusive and amazing the only place to stay if visiting Kruger National Park you will not be disappointed but would thank me we loved it.

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Francois-v-d-Nest, Owner at Maqueda Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your fantastic review Florence, it makes us very happy to know that you guys enjoyed your visit to us so much Hope to see you again

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 18 February 2014

What can I say but - WOW! Without overstepping his mark, Francois did everything to make my stay an absolute pleasure. I cannot say enough to recommend anyone to stay here. The accommodation, the meals, the family atmosphere, everything was perfect.

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Francois-v-d-Nest, Owner at Maqueda Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your fantastic review Barry it is my greatest joy if people make beautiful memories on their holiday with us because that will stay with you forever

White River, South Africa
Reviewed 16 February 2014

It was a wonderful weekend for me and my husband. Thank you for your hospitality and great food. It was nice to meet other guests from all over the world. It is so nice and quiet and just to enjoy the night sky.

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Thanks so much for your kind review Karien and Stephan you guy are always welcome to visit us

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 February 2014

"At home in the bush" is really the feel you get after a visit to Maqueda Lodge. My wife, Vaughan, and I were treated to a nights stay at Maqueda, by a friend who lives in the Lowveld, before going into the Kruger Park for a couple of days. From the time you arrive till the time you leave you...

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Francois-v-d-Nest, Owner at Maqueda Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your excellent review Tim - we can't wait to have you guys back again

Melbourne
Reviewed 9 February 2014

Our stay here was fantastic. The lodge itself was relaxing and exactly what we were looking for. The food was fantastic and the staff very welcoming. Francois was particularly helpful and really engages with his guests to give you the best possible experience. I have already recommended Maqueda to my family members planning to travel next year!

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Hi Guys Thank you so much for your positive review, you as guests really humble us with your compliments and we appreciate it with all our heart Your parents already asked for a quote and will hopefully book soon thanks for that! Warm regards Francois

Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 7 February 2014

This fantastic lodge offers something very unique.Personal and perfect service by the extremely pleasant owner François. Gastronomic experiences by head chef Etienne. Beautifull rooms and surroundings with decor and atmosphere.Endless options if you want to do family dinner, safaris, wildlife watching or trips into the unknown. François will make it happen for you - and that at very reasonable prices....

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Thank you so much for your very kind review Michael - you were such an excellent guest and it was very nice to have your family here too Hope to see you soon

Manhattan
Reviewed 5 January 2014

I recently stayed at Maqueda Lodge for the 3 nights/4 day Safari package, which was a great value. The game drives and the walking safari were fantastic, and the lodge and rooms were very comfortable. The service at the lodge was excellent - Francois was a very helpful and welcoming host. The food at the lodge was also excellent -...

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Muizenberg, South Africa
Reviewed 27 December 2013

My stay at Maqueda was one of my best holidays yet! The hospitality was warm and the dinners with other guests were a highlight of my time there. The food was five-star quality and the rooms were lovely and comfortable. I can't say enough good things about Maqueda Lodge! Thank you to the staff, especially Francois, for making Maqueda feel...

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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 25 December 2013

We stayed at Maqueda in October (a part of a honeymoon trip for a couple travelling with me). We'd driven a long way that day, and the wonderful welcome (and neck massage) and outstanding meal made for a great and relaxing evening. Throughout our 3-night stay, we could find little to fault this lodge. The cuisine was excellent and the...

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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 December 2013

My wife visited here in September last year ( I was unable to travel due to ill health ), & she said when I was able it was a "must" that she took me to Maqueda Lodge as she was treated to a truly wonderful time by Francois hospitality & Etienne's cooking ( plus singing ) We stayed for 3...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Maqueda Lodge is a "Bare Foot" Luxury Boutique Lodge that offers the highest standard of service in a tranquil exclusive private venue. Nestled in the heart of the Wild Frontier,in Marloth Park on the southern border of the Kruger National Park, this family run lodge only accommodates twelve guests in plush and beautifully decorated interior. Enjoy our excellent cuisine that will nourish you after a long day on safari. We offer very rewarding safaris into Kruger in our open game vehicle with our guide or take one of our many tours exploring Swaziland, Maputo Mozambique or the breathtaking Panorama route tour. Maqueda Lodge offers a one stop holiday destination that you will never forget ... more   less 

Additional Information about Maqueda Lodge

Address: 1791 Geelslang, Marloth Park 1340, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Marloth Park
Price Range: $230 - $280 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Maqueda Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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“We had one of the two upstairs rooms. Charming but I would have liked a more direct light in the shower. A/c but we didn't need it.”
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“Stairs up to some guest rooms might be steep / slippery for some. If in doubt request a downstairs room.”
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