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Maqueda Lodge

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed 4 nights, 2 as the only guests how good is that!! Everything was amazing, the staff, the lounge, the food, the room. Our 2 different tour guides Chase and Don took their time to show us everything they could in Kruger, no Ferrari Safari for us. David is the best host I have ever seen and I have...

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David H, General Manager at Maqueda Lodge, responded to this review

WOW –what an amazing review - we are so very pleased when we have feedback like this. We treat all of our guests as real people and we are in this field because we get a buzz from making people happy and promoting this amazing country Many thanks once again and we are grateful to you for making your feedback...

Reviewed 1 week ago

The beginning of our stay started with being greeted by David and Francois, felt at home immediately. We spent four nights at the lodge, during which time David and the wonderful staff did everything to make our stay memorable. The accommodation is quirky, much more interesting than a run of the mill hotel room. Would recommend Mequeda to anyone visiting...

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David H, General Manager at Maqueda Lodge, responded to this review

Wow – many thanks for such a wonderful review – very much appreciated. We try to make sure all of our guests truly relax and feel part of our family so the personal touch s what we strive for as we recognise that everyone has a choice! We would love to see you return one day. Many thanks for recommending...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had 3 great nights. The management and staff made every effort to make our stay enjoyable. Thanks to David and to James our safari guide, your efforts were appreciated. Our thanks also to Richard, 20twentyplus Tours.

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David H, General Manager at Maqueda Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review – always highly appreciated and we would love to welcome you back n the future Warm regards David – on behalf of the Maqueda Team

Nelspruit
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Stayed for 2 nights and this is truly an amazing tranquil place to stay. Thank you David and Francois for the wonderful experience. Anyone will be amazed when staying at the lodge and from the start you are made to feel part of the family.

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David H, General Manager at Maqueda Lodge, responded to this review

Wow - Many thanks for such a positive review and thanks for confirming what we strive for- that personal touch where our guests are treated as individuals and not just numbers Please come back soon! Warm regards David. On behalf of the Maqueda Team

Jacksonville, Florida
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Maqueda Lodge is a special place. You immediately feel like you are part of the family and it starts before you get to the lodge. I spoke with David by email many times over the months before our trip, and he always answered all my questions (even the silly ones!) quickly. When we arrived at the airport we were met...

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David H, General Manager at Maqueda Lodge, responded to this review

Wow – amazing review- cannot express our gratitude – and we had so much fun with your party – please come back as friends…….sincerely Warm regards David. On behalf of the Maqueda Team

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

From our welcome drink to our almost tearful farewell , our visit here was more than we had imagined. Our 3 days here were filled with excitement and adventure Manager David and guide James were so enthusiastic and knowledgeable and our stay was both relaxing and invigorating. Day safaris into the park were fantastic and I would highly recommend the...

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

Many thanks for your fantastic review – it is highly appreciated. Thanks also for mentioning the Swaziland Tour – t really is a wonderful experience and well worth reserving in advance as the few guides that run it is in high demand! We would love to welcome you back Warm regards David - on behalf of the Maqueda Team

Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent level of service and hospitality. Very clean and welcoming. Full day safaris included expert guide and personal service. Highly recommended for anyone wanting to visit Kruger and surrounding areas.

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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 hope to see you again in the future Warm regards David. On behalf of the Maqueda Team

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Reviewed 17 February 2017

From the moment you arrive David makes you feel so welcome. He and James are the perfect hosts. The meals supplied are all first class even for those with special dietary needs. The Trips into Kruger with James were mind blowing getting so close to wild animals. Unbelievable. We will be back

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

Wow - we highly appreciate your feedback and are of course delighted that you had such a great experience with us. Even better is the fact that you will be coming back to us which we really look forward to Many thanks again Sincerely David. On behalf of the Maqueda Team

Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

The perfect place to explore Kruger We were looking for a place close enough to Kruger so as to have great access to the famous park but not be inside the park itself, which attracts extortionate prices. To this end Maqueda Lodge was a great choice, lcated just a 10 minute ride away in Marloth Park (which is essentially just...

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

Wow – many thanks for your wonderful review! Very much appreciated and we will stock up on lemons and Castle when you book your return trip! Please come back soon and we hope that you have a fantastic time whilst in this amazing country Warm regards David – on behalf of the Maqueda Team

sydney
Reviewed 21 January 2017

The manager - David - is the heart and soul of this place. Forever friendly, helpful and enthusiastic he made our stay interesting and enjoyable. Marloth Park is a fenced off part of Kruger which has been sub-divided and people have built holiday homes (most in astonishingly bad taste). Maqueda is built into the bush so this is not an...

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

Many thanks for your review - it is always very important to receive feedback from our guests as it is the only way we can improve - and there is always room for that. We are delighted that you enjoyed the game drives - the early starts can certainly be draining but it is always best if you can get...

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  • Breakfast included
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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: €151 - €183 (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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