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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

We spent 4 nights at Needles lodge in April doing 2 game drives and a morning walk. The accommodation was excellent - great food and great company. Dennis and team even set up a private dinner for us by the fire on our last night. The game drive with Dylan and the morning walk with the Rangers was unforgettable. Highly...

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DenisGoff, Owner at Needles Lodge, responded to this review

Dear P&B, It was our pleasure hosting you both at Needles! Thank you very much for choosing us for your safari vacation. You are very kind to take the time to do a lovely review and your words are extremely flattering; thank you so much! We hope to welcome you back one day! Warm regards, Denis, Gail, Colin & the...

Schiedam
Reviewed 13 May 2016

Wonderful place to stay for a few days. It is close to Kruger NP. You can book many interesting tours, but be sure to book well in advance! Even in the low season we found all interesting things to do fully booked ! You can relax in the lodge, but there is no viewpoint. Interesting alternative is the restaurant with...

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DenisGoff, Owner at Needles Lodge, responded to this review

Dear J&I, Thank you very much for visiting us at Needles and thank you for taking the time to do a very nice review on Tripadvisor. We appreciate your kind words and look forward to your next visit. Kind regards, Denis, Gail, Colin and the team.

Essex, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 May 2016

I've just returned from my second visit to Needles Lodge and am desperate to go back time and time again! From the minute I arrived I felt like long lost family returning home! On arrival you'll be greeted with hot hand towels and a welcome drink and shown through the beautifully decorated lodge to your amazing accommodation. During the day...

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DenisGoff, Owner at Needles Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Laura, Wow, what a lovely review! A zillion thanks for your very flattering and kind words. We sincerely appreciate it! It's so great to have so many of our guests returning, we must be doing something right! We look forward to your next visit, hopefully Jay can come out too! Warm regards, Denis, Gail, Colin and the team.

Reviewed 25 April 2016

Denis (the owner) has created a place the is warm .welcoming and very comfortable! The food is different every night and is outstanding! The game driver that Denis works with is extremely knowledgeable and fun! Toss in the daily visits by the kudu, zebra, wildebeest, and bush babies and we could not have had a better time!

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DenisGoff, Owner at Needles Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Marcel, It is great to hear from you after all this time! Thank you very much for taking the time to do a review and for visiting us at Needles. your comments are very kind and we really appreciate them. Thank you again. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Warm regards, Denis, Gail, Colin and...

Johannesburg
Reviewed 23 April 2016

My wife booked this holiday for us, as I had never been to the bush before, and I am so glad she did because it was absolutely awesome! On arrival we were greeted by Gail (one of the hosts) and there were hot refreshing towels on hand for us as well as welcoming drinks. We were then showed to our...

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DenisGoff, Owner at Needles Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Jess & Chris, As you know we don't get many (unfortunately) South African's visiting Needles so when we do it is really special! Our international visitors love chatting to locals and learning more about our wonderful rainbow nation! We had a really enjoyed your visit and enthusiasm for the bush! Thank you so much for the wonderful review and...

Bath
Reviewed 22 April 2016

This was our first visit to Needles Lodge and hopefully not the last. We were warmly welcomed to this lovely lodge and were well looked after from start to finish. Denis, Colin and Gail were excellent hosts and the whole experience very enjoyable. We had lovely breakfasts and delicious dinners sharing meals with the other guests and chatting to people...

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DenisGoff, Owner at Needles Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Chris & Tony, It was a pleasure to have you both as our guests, we sincerely enjoyed your company. Thanks you very much for choosing Needles for your Safari Holiday! And a huge thank you for the wonderful review! We are so pleased that you had a wonderful time. Warm regards, Denis, Gail, Colin and the team.

Roma
Reviewed 9 April 2016

We loved the Needles lodge in every way. For the first time in my life I have booked a package of 3 nights and 2 days game safari directly with the lodge and cannot complaint about anything. Let's start step by step, the lodge is really beautiful and extremely clean, the atmosphere is friendly and relaxed with a charming touch....

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DenisGoff, Owner at Needles Lodge, responded to this review

Dear S&A, What an amazing review! Thank you so much; we appreciate your flattering words. We certainly enjoyed your company and are very happy that you had a great time with us! We look forward to your next visit. Warm regards, Denis, Gail, Colin and the team.

Reviewed 1 April 2016

This is our first visit to South Africa and we chose Needles Lodge on recommendation from a friend who stayed last year and it more than met our expectations! Denis, Gail, Colin and their lovely team of staff took care of everything and made our stay very special. The setting was amazing....sit out on the deck and you could be...

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DenisGoff, Owner at Needles Lodge, responded to this review

Dear M&K, What an amazing review! Thank you very, very much, we really appreciate it. It was great exchanging recipes and hearing the wonderful stories of your travels. We are so happy that B&R recommended you come stay with us, thank you for coming. We hope you will return one day! All the best, Denis, Gail, Colin and the team.

Whitstable, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 March 2016

We have just returned from a wonderful 6 night stay at Needles Lodge.the hosts Dennis,Gail,Colin and all the team were so attentive to our requests.The room, food and surroundings were great.A variety of animals came to the lodge including Kudu, warthogs and Zebras. Over a lovely dinner on the deck we could watch the bush babies and other nocturnal visitors.A...

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DenisGoff, Owner at Needles Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Beverley & Brian, A zillion thanks for the wonderful review, your kind comments flatter us! We enjoyed your visit and had just as much fun as you. Thank you so much for choosing Needles for your safari holiday. We look forward to your next visit! Warm regards, Denis, Gail, Colin and the team.

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 12 March 2016

I like change. It's not a habit of mine to return to a holiday destination, but this was our third visit to Needles. The first was good, and the latest was even better. Detail improvements, great food and hosts. Definitely recommended.

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DenisGoff, Owner at Needles Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Patrick, Angela & family, It was really nice to see you all again! Thank you so much for choosing Needles Lodge once again for your safari break. It is always lovely to meet new family members from Scotland too. And of course, thank you so much for such a fantastic review. Warm regards, Denis, Gail, Colin and the team.

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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 

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Address: 340 Bushpig Avenue, Marloth Park 1320, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Marloth Park
Price Range: $199 - $220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Needles Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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