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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 23 August 2016

David and his staff make Maqueda Lodge a location to where one would want to return. The hospitality, the friendliness and the quality food make it a very enjoyable destination. The safari guide, Donald, was very knowledgeable whilst being friendly & willing to stop for photo shoots whenever requested. A thoroughly enjoyable experience.

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

Many thanks for your wonderful review - it is fantastic to hear that our guests have enjoyed their time with us and we would love you to return. The hot water is supplied by gas geyser and can take a while to get used to adjusting the temperature but glad to say that you had a wonderful experience with us....

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 20 August 2016

My partner and I loved it. The food is amazing. The staff friendly and knowledgeable. Our safari was great and our guides excellent. You can hear the animals at night and walk in the bush around the hotel. It's safe and beautiful. Special thanks to David (manager) and Chase (safari guide) for the amazing safari (big 5 twice in a...

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

Thanks so much for your review - we loved having you stay with with us - and we would love to welcome you back and stay longer! Many thanks for referring to all aspects of your stay please return soon! Kind regards David - on behalf of the Maqueda Team

Grafton, New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 13 August 2016

An magical place to spend time between our Kruger excursions! Wonderful staff and an exceptional host, David. We had a great experience staying here. Staff were very friendly and approachable. Any questions or requests quickly and efficiently responded to. The food was magnificent and the atmosphere marvellous. We were lucky enough to meet a diverse and wonderful group or fellow...

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

Many thanks for your review - we really appreciate it. You will have to come back and take some more group photographs! We would love to welcome you back! Kind regards David...on behalf of the Maqueda Team

Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Wonderful stay. The manager David and the rest of the staff were exceptional. The lodge seems to be one of the places described by Agatha Cristie ;), relax and enjoy the dinners while meeting new friends from all around the world.

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

Many thanks for taking the time to post a review. It was great hosting you and we hope that you enjoy the rest of your stay in this wonderful country. We would love to welcome you back for a longer stay in the future Kind regards David - on behalf of the Maqueda Team

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 1 August 2016

I have had the most incredible holiday of my life whilst staying at the Maqueda Lodge. From the warm greeting from David on arrival, to the gorgeous surroundings; the amazing safaris and the most fabulous food, everything was simply perfect! Absolutely everything is taken care of for you by the wonderful host and staff, so all you need to do...

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

Many thanks for your review - it was fun and a delight for us to have you stay with us. We are also delighted that you were able to relax as well as experience the excitement of the safaris. We are humbled by your describing your stay as 'perfect' and we are deeply grateful for your review. We would love...

South Africa
Reviewed 27 July 2016

From the time you arrive at this hotel, you'll be impressed! The staff is immediately helpful and take your luggage to your room. We then went to the "lounges" (I actually don't know what to call them!). This place is all "open air" where the lounges and dining rooms are, but with absolutely fantastic thatched roofing covering everything. It's VERY...

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

Many thanks for your review. We are delighted that you had a great time despite the fact that it was for only one night. We pride ourselves on furnishing the whole lodge in a traditional conservative African style so we were surprised to read the comment describing the decor in one room as Eastern/Indian as this is definitely not the...

Oudtshoorn, South Africa
Reviewed 25 July 2016

If you're looking for the perfect way to experience the wonders of a South African Safari, look no further than Maqueda Lodge. Me and my partner stayed two memorable nights at Maqueda in the beginning of July. Right from the start we felt super welcome and right at home. Our Host David was excellent - well informed and knowledgeable. He...

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

Many thanks for your wonderful review - it is highly appreciated and many thanks for mentioning all aspects of your stay. Without the strength of the whole Maqueda Team none of those aspects would be possible so many thanks once again We would love to welcome you back in the future Kind regards David

Mt Martha, Australia
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Couldn't believe this place At the very first sight we were blown away Totally inviting and an almost 'faraway tree' like atmosphere Our hosts Francois and David were the ideal hosts At night we could here lions and couldn't wait to go on safari with the oh so capable Donald and Chase as our guides Fantastic was an understatement

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

Wow - thanks for a wonderful review- we like to think that we provide a great service and it is great when our guests are 'blown away' by their Maqueda experience. I will share your review with the rest of the Maqueda Team - they will be delighted. Many thanks once again and please return and stay longer! Kind regards...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Our stay here was magic, I can't imagine anybody faulting the service, friendliness or anything else about this place. Everything is organised perfectly, so all you need to do is relax! This includes your meals, day trips, and it seems they will accommodate any request. Don't forget to get a massage whilst you are here... It is amazing! Stay here!

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Many thanks for your great review. It is highly appreciated and we would love to welcome you back in the future Kind regards David..on behalf of the Maqueda Team

Geelong, Australia
Reviewed 9 July 2016

Could not have expected a more delightful stay than the few days we enjoyed here.Everything was a joy to experience and a credit to Francoise and his hard working team.Super friendly hospitality,comfortable rooms, and the evenings shared around the beautiful dining table discussing the magic of days spent around the park, with fellow travellers,were memorable. The bush dinner another beautifully...

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Francois-v-d-Nest, General Manager at Maqueda Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for your wonderful review - it is highly appreciated and we are, of course, delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us so much. The team does work very hard to ensure that the welfare of the guests is well taken care of and we are delighted that you mentioned it. We would love to welcome you back...

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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: €153 - €183 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Maqueda Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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“Check the hot water--sometimes it needs a quick "fix".”
 of 5 bubbles ror255, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are good!”
 of 5 bubbles 285JennyP, 13 Aug 2016 | Read review
“They are all good. You'll spend your time out in the game park or lounging around the beautiful lodge surroundings”
 of 5 bubbles , 31 May 2016 | Read review
“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.”
 of 5 bubbles DianneR884, 6 May 2016 | Read review
“Stairs up to some guest rooms might be steep / slippery for some. If in doubt request a downstairs room.”
 of 5 bubbles S5646XJdavidb, 24 Feb 2016 | Read review
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