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Needles Lodge

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Mtunzini, South Africa
Reviewed 18 April 2017

What a find.... we had a wonderful three days at Needles. We were treated like royalty, met wonderful people from around the world, all in a beautiful setting. It was very special and we loved every minute. Thank you Denis, Gail and Colin. See you again . Jenny McCallum, Alison and Michael Hack

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DenisGoff, Owner at Needles Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Jenny, Allison and Mike, Wow what a fantastic review. Thank you for your kind words and we really enjoyed your company during your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Best Regards, Denis, Gail, Colin and the Team

Reviewed 16 April 2017

I am writing the review after more then a month in SA so i'll have a better perspective of the places we have been at, and trust me - this is the best place we have been until now. Although the food in SA is good, but usually it's only good, while at Needles is superb. Every dinner is something...

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DenisGoff, Owner at Needles Lodge, responded to this review

Wow Shmanmanin thank you for the most fantastic review. We really appreciate your kind words and will be certain to pass your message on to the entire team. We look forward to welcoming you back to Needles Lodge in the future. Kind Regards, Denis, Gail, Colin and the Team

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Very late on the review, but we stayed here in Feb. Denis, Gail, Colin, and the entire staff at the lodge were wonderful and our safaris were amazing. Would love to return. Great food, conversation and very helpful with transport. Thanks for the rummies!

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DenisGoff, Owner at Needles Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Cassie & Rummy! Well as the old saying goes: "better late than never"! Thank you so much for choosing Needles Lodge for your Safari holiday and the very kind review. We really appreciate it. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Best regards, Denis, Gail, Colin and the team.

Bath
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Thank you to Colin, Denis, Gail and Ryan for your wonderful hospitality. We had a great time staying with you recently for 4 nights. The rooms are very comfortable and have everything you could ask for, dinners were plentiful and delicious and the fact that the owners have dinner every night with the guests around a communal table is very...

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DenisGoff, Owner at Needles Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Christine & Tony, It was lovely to welcome you both back to Needles this year. Thank you very much for choosing us again and a zillion thanks for the very kind and flattering review. It makes our jobs a real pleasure when our treasured guests are happy. We look forward to welcoming you back for a third visit in...

Dubai
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Denis, Gail, Colin and Ryan welcomed us to their Lodge in Marloth Park and it was a fantastic base from which to explore the surrounding area, particularly Kruger National park. Fellow guests were from France, Germany and Australia and we all enjoyed the great hospitality and dinner together around the large dining table on the decking outside. The three-course dinner...

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DenisGoff, Owner at Needles Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Joanne & Stuart, Thank you so much for visiting Needles! It was a pleasure to have you as our guests. And a zillion thanks for the most amazing review, we really appreciate it. We hope the weather in the UK is not too wet and cold. We look forward to your next visit. Best regards, Denis, Gail, Colin and...

Reviewed 20 March 2017

Just the perfect place to get my son's and their families together for a week in the bush. Always busy. The lodge offers some of the best game drives around, including night drives into Kruger. Fantastic. Another trip planned for the end of 2017. Also, love the multinational ambience with guests coming from every corner of the globe. It just...

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DenisGoff, Owner at Needles Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Ron & Terri, It was wonderful to have you back at Needles! We really enjoy your visits and our long chats. The sunset drive in Kruger that I accompanied you on was amazing. Those huge lions roaring right next to us was spectacular. We look forward to your next visit. Warm regards, Denis, Gail, Colin and the team.

Lisbon, Portugal
Reviewed 15 March 2017

The Lodge was Great, the owner and staff are very friendly, the food was excellent! We loved touching, feeling and feeding the elephants, it was amazing! We really liked everything at the lodge. We hope to come back again!

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DenisGoff, Owner at Needles Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Rita & friends, Thank you very much for choosing Needles for your short bush break! We enjoyed your visit. A big thank you for taking the time to do such a nice review. We look forward to your next visit, this time for a few more days! Best regards, Denis, Gail, Colin and the team.

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Wonderful stay at this beautiful lodge. Denis welcomed us in French, very useful to greet French Europeans and Québec people. We enjoyed a lot the location, the wonderful meals at night sitting at a large table and sharing the meal with our hosts and visitors coming from Europe and other continents! We spent 4 nights, in a nice quiet room,...

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DenisGoff, Owner at Needles Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Diane & Paul, It is always most enjoyable to welcome friendly Canadians to Needles. And practicing my French and admiring the Canadian accent is a bonus. Thank you so much for choosing us for your Safari holiday. And of course "Merci Beacoup" for the very kind and flattering review. We look forward to your next visit. Warm regards, Denis,...

Highcliffe, Dorset, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Stayed 3 nights with family, I can't recommend this venue enough. Accommodation, food, ambience, service, surroundings, staff and many more aspects such as the meals outside on the large verandah with all guests made it very special indeed. The game drives also exceeded expectations and made the whole experience so very special. Not only that but various species pay visits...

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DenisGoff, Owner at Needles Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Nick & Lynda, What a lovely time we had with you and your wonderful family. Thank so so much for choosing Needles for your Safari break! And a zillion thanks for the most amazing and kind review. We really appreciate it! We look forward to your next visit and some more great sunset drives with the lions roaring in...

Dunfermline, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Great location for access to Kruger and the local wildlife (zebras, kudus etc) who like to pay a visit to the property. Denis Gail and Colin could not do enough to make you more welcome. The food is excellent and the girls in the kitchen are just brilliant. Would wholeheartedly recommend Needles. Two tips book your trips through Needles. We...

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DenisGoff, Owner at Needles Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Ian & Lorainne, Thank you very much for choosing Needles for your safari holiday! We loved having you here. And a very BIG thank you for the wonderful and kind review. I will be sure to pass on your compliments to the team. Warm regards, Denis, Gail, Colin and the team.

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to five-star service at three-star rates You deserve to give back to yourself and your loved ones. You deserve to reconnect. And what better way to do so than at an affordable four-star game lodge in the African bush. Up close and personalWarthogs, giraffe, zebra, kudu, wildebeest and impala wander around Needles Lodge. As you get up close and personal with them, you will experience their lives – and the heart of the African bush. At this warm, owner-run lodge, your comfort, your experience, and your needs are our top priority. As one visitor said, "You looked after us beautifully" – see 'Reviews'. Food, wild animals on your doorstep, peace and tranquility At Needles Lodge, delicious local cuisine, African hospitality, and tranquility complement country-style luxury, resulting in the experience of a lifetime. Your time in the African bush, at Needles Lodge, will revitalise you and your loved ones.Your memories – the animals, the people, the sounds, tastes and scents of the African bush – will live with you for the rest of your life. A bouquet of optionsIf you're looking for a peaceful retreat, escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life; enjoy the hospitality, relax, and soak up the sun at the pool. Or let Needles Lodge be your launching pad to the following day trips – see 'To Do':Kruger National Park (safari in one of the largest and oldest game reserves in the world) Mpumalanga province (landscape, culture, nature, wildlife) Mozambique (craft markets, architecture, history, African/Portuguese cuisine)Swaziland (tribal dancing, bushman paintings, crafts, culture, nature, wildlife)Needles Lodge is located in Marloth Park, a private nature sanctuary in Mpumalanga province, South Africa. Marloth Park is situated on the border of the Kruger National Park, and is neighboured by Mozambique and Swaziland. Opportunities for close-up animal interaction.With Kruger Park in the 'back garden', Needles Lodge is the perfect launch-pad for your safari trip. Stay a few days, enjoy the hospitality, take a day-trip to discover the diverse attractions in the province of Mpumalanga or, if you're looking for a peaceful retreat, simply relax by the pool and escape the hustle and bustle of every-day life. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Needles Lodge

Address: 340 Bushpig Avenue, Marloth Park 1320, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Marloth Park
Price Range: $195 - $215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Needles Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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