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Malelane, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful relaxing time at Maqueda Lodge in the bush. On our arrival David welcomed us personally and let us feel at home. The lodge is beautiful and nestled right in the bush, where we could relax in the quietness of the nature. The rooms are neat and the food of high 5 star standard, with friendly, helpful... More 

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DRHollingworth, General Manager at Maqueda Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for your wonderful review. We are delighted that you had such a great time with us and we would love to welcome you back in the future. Thanks for mentioning all aspects of your stay and I will pass on your comments to the team. Kind regards David - on behalf of the Maqueda Team More 

Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an awesome stay at Maqueda Lodge. The dining/lounge area is stunning and has a homely, relaxed feel with comfy armchairs, lovely decor and great mood lighting. The rooms are very comfy and spotless and the showers are great. The three-course evening meals are delicious and you get big portions, so you never feel like you haven't had enough. General... More 

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DRHollingworth, General Manager at Maqueda Lodge, responded to this review

Many thnaks Andrew for your wonderful review - it is highly appreciated and we would love to welcome you back with us in the future. Many thnaks for mentioning all aspects of your stay with us Kind regards David..on behalf of the Maqueda Team More 

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 October 2016

I am reluctant to write a review of Maqueda Lodge. I may not be able to secure a booking next time I visit. What a hidden gem! Beautiful African location and setting and complete with the perfect host! This small boutique lodge with accommodation for 18 guests and communal dining room is a sensory experience of what you would imagine... More 

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DRHollingworth, General Manager at Maqueda Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review - it is highly appreciated. I apologize for the late response but I have actually been on leave for a few weeks. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and describe us as a 'hidden gem'. We work hard to differentiate ourselves in this competitive world of hospitality so it is very... More 

Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Nothing is too much trouble at Maqueda Lodge. We were greeted by Chase, who was filling in for David while he was on holidays. Our warm welcome made us feel immediately at home in this beautiful bush setting. We arrived quite late in the evening and after the regular 7 o'clock dinner time but were encouraged to settle in and... More 

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DRHollingworth, General Manager at Maqueda Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for your wonderful review - maybe I should go on vacation more often! I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and that everything went smoothly! Please return in the future and once again I really appreciate the time you took to post the review Kind regards David - on behalf of Chase and and Maqueda... More 

Paris, France
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Upon arrival, we were greeted by David, our host, who made us feel immediately at home. The lodge is superbly situated in the middle of the bush, the rooms are clean and comfortable and the meals carefully prepared by David and his staff were delicious. A really friendly atmosphere reigned at dinner where we all ate at the same table.... More 

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DRHollingworth, General Manager at Maqueda Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review - highly appreciated. We are really happy that you had such an enjoyable stay with us and we would love you to return in the future Kind regards David..on behalf of the Maqueda Team More 

Wollongong
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27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

We stayed here for 5 nights in September. What a great place! David who manages the lodge was wonderful and they couldn't have a better person in this position. Upon arriving from Australia after 3 flights we were all tired and David had organised a brunch for us so that we could take out time showering and relaxing before dinner.... More 

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DRHollingworth, General Manager at Maqueda Lodge, responded to this review

Wow - thanks so much for your very kind words. We are delighted that you mention all aspects of your stay with us and that you were very happy here - I have a fantastic team behind me without whom none of this would be possible. I am also delighted that you enjoyed the Swaziland Tour - it can be... More 

Sydney, Australia
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Upon arrival we were greeted at the front gate by David who made us feel welcome immediately. His warmth and welcoming demeanour were a highlight of our entire stay. Nothing was ever too much trouble and the care he showed for my friend who needed medical attention was second to none. The property is superb as is the food which... More 

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DRHollingworth, General Manager at Maqueda Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for your very kind words. We treat our guests as real people and not a commodity - the personal touch we aim to provide is sincere - and nothing could be worse than falling sick when on vacation - especially in such a beautiful country. The most important thing is that your friend was well taken care of... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

David and his crew make sure guests have a wonderful experience. Luxury and relaxation in a bush surrounding with the beautiful lodge having a very friendly atmosphere. There are only a limited number of rooms, so we all dined together at a long table in an open dining space. As promised, the food was indeed sumptuous. A truly amazing life... More 

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DRHollingworth, General Manager at Maqueda Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review - it is highly appreciated and we are delighted that we deliver a service that you appreciate. Our small intimate lodge is conducive to sharing experiences with all of our guests and it is great to listen to the conversation over dinner! We would love to welcome you back! Kind regards David - on behalf... More 

Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Friendly host David, welcomed us with open arms and made sure we were more than comfortable. Great 3-course dinners; well cooked, tasty, different. Ambiance excellent - a far cry from standard hotel rooms - this was 'the real thing' Highly recommended as a base for Kruger safaris

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DRHollingworth, General Manager at Maqueda Lodge, responded to this review

Many thnaks for your review - much appreciated and glad you enjoyed your stay with us - we would love to welcome you back in the future Kind regards David More 

Hong Kong, China
1 review
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We had a pleasant 3 nights stay at Maqueda Lodge. David, the manager,ensured his guests were well taken care of. The homely 3 course dinner served with the other guests was a delightful experience.The packed breakfast for the safari was excellent too. We had an exciting safari (saw the big five and some more) thanks to our knowledgeable and friendly... More 

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DRHollingworth, General Manager at Maqueda Lodge, responded to this review

It was a pleasure hosting you as part of your South African journey and it is even better that we lived up to your expectations. We highly appreciate your review - many thanks - and we would love tpo welcome you and your family back in the future Kind regards David - on behalf of the Maqueda Team More 

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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: €154 - €188 (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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