My husband and I were in Maqueda a year ago as boyfriend and girlfriend and had a brilliant time and I shared my experience on this site back then raving about it all.
Now I am back to tell you about the family's Mozambique camp where we spent our honeymoon. Although very different from Maqueda in the sense it is in a remote area and close to the sea, it still has the same comforts, exquisite food and hospitality that only this wonderful family can provide.
My husband and I spent 4 very relaxing days lazying at the camp and on the beach and as usual eating the most mouth watering food you will be blessed to taste.
On the last night we gathered around an enchanting fire and feasted on a prawn braai.
The camp was very clean and comfortable. We were in a luxury tent and despite heavy rains on 2 nights we stayed very warm and dry in our beautiful bed. It was wonderful to be woken by sunshine, birds and delicious coffee and rusks each morning.... before the fresh fruit and cooked breakfast that followed.
I highly recommend the experience not only for people from outside of Africa (my husband is Irish and I am an Italian saffa, we live in London) but also for fellow Saffa's that need to unwind from all the noise, rush, commotion and stress our daily lives put on us.
The family also told us they have hosted team building events close to and at this camp in a similar form to 'the amazing race' and the company has been back a second time. So this camp is not just a perfect remote holiday spot but also good for team building business events, boys/mens weekends and the likes.
As I said before, although each venue is different and unique with its own treasures to offer, both are very very clean. luxurious, comfortable and the food is exquisite, and all this is delivered with such love and passion by the hosts, Francois, Etienne and their wonderful parents.
My husband and I are already planning our one year anniversary, when we plan to go back to maqueda lodge and invite friends to go with us.....any excuse to go back ;)
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Maqueda Lodge South Africa/Marloth Park