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“Excellent hospitality by nice people with a wonderful meal” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Maqueda Lodge
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Dortmund
1 review
“Excellent hospitality by nice people with a wonderful meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2012

We just stayed only one night in this beautifal place with very friendly people. A fantastic warm hospitality welcomed us, when we arrived and took us through the night in wonderful and comfortable rooms in this rough area. The highlight was the lunch, which was served with very friendly words and full of taste.
When I'm next time in ZA, I will visit this Lodge again.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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Thank Rolf-Arnd M
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Westport, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2012

I recently stayed at the lodge over a short two day break in February. The best part of the lodge is the hospitality. The owners treat you like one of the family making you feel very welcome but giving you your privacy at the same time. The lodge is intimate, relaxed, and very comfortable. The rooms had their own individual local charm. Very comfortable. The food was excellent and the wine selection was great. The homemade spicy chili sauce is a standout. I could not have asked for a better local resource guide than in Francois. He helped to book me on a wonderful safari and took me out on drive along the river. Thanks for some terrific memories!! I would strongly recommend this lodge to anyone who wants an authentic and relaxed South African experience.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Peter K
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Maputo, Mozambique
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2011

We stayed over Christmas with our 8 month old baby and we couldn't have been made more welcome. The food was fantastic and the shared dinner table allowed us to meet and chat with the other guests. The lodge is cosy with very comfortable shared areas. Kruger Park is a 30 minute drive. However, there are wild animals walking around the area where the lodge is based and there is a good look out point over Kruger (including lots of hippos) 800 metres away. We enjoyed it so much that we are going back in 2 weeks time.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank CormacQuinn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2011

We never experienced such a warm and sincere welcome in such a beautiful place very close to Kruger Park. A cosey living room is created in the middle of the beautiful Marlot Park where giraffes, zebra's and other animals walk around in freedom. Great chef, wonderful food, extraordinairy hospitality, very peaceful atmosphere.

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Backer74
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2011

my wife and i stayed at maqueda lodge for two weeks and what a wonderful experience it was. From the first moment we were greeted by our host we felt at home,our room was perfect,our food was out of this world and as for the company of our host well what can we say the nicest most honest likable person you will ever meet .Like evey post on this page all i can say is go ,just go you will not be disapointed, we came as strangers and left as family thank you for everything Etienne hope to be back very soon ,

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank michealxxx
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2011

A great thank you to the owner-manager and staff of Maqueda Manor and Maqueda Lodge for an absolute 5 star experience! It was absolutely wonderful to return to Maqueda - to breathe in the tranquility of the bush, whilst also being very productive work-wise, escaping from the huste&bustle of the Concrete Jungle. I would recommend to any traveller to fly directly to Nelspruit, stay over at Maqueda Manor and then be transferred to the lodge in Marloth Park, it is very convenient and all arrangements are taken care of by Maqueda. I enjoyed staying in the VIP/Executive/Honeymoon suite as I could also enjoy a candlelit bath, after the game drives. The drives alongside the Crocodile River were a wonderful experience, rounded off by Mojito Cocktails and some great 'performances' by the wild animals! The breakfast omelets were scrumptious, and the 4 course dinners absolutely 5 star - the best Garlic/chilli Snails and prawndvI've ever had the pleasure to enjoy! What I like best is the fact that the service always remains consistently excellent; what I like least is that I have to return to the city, but looking forward to the next escape to the bush; and especially to the luxury Maqueda tents in Mozambique...I can't wait! Maqueda Lodge is closely situated to the Kruger National Park and only an hour away from Maputo. Any visitor to Maqueda will always experience a ROYAL 5 STARTS treat; it is really great value for money! Thanks again, we will definitely visit you again, REAL soon!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank LvHeerden
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Arlington, Virginia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2011

My husband and I had an amazing time. The owner is absolutely amazing - worldclass chef and an opera singer too! He goes out of his way to make sure you are comfortable and taken care of. Definitely one of the best places we have ever stayed at!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Missy B
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Additional Information about Maqueda Lodge

Property: Maqueda Lodge
Address: 1791 Geelslang, Marloth Park 1340, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Marloth Park
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 30 Speciality Lodging in Marloth Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Maqueda Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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 
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