We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
4.0 of 5 Lodge   |   1791 Geelslang, Marloth Park 1340, South Africa
Hotel website
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Maqueda Lodge to your Saves list
Maqueda Lodge
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
FamilyHolidayInSA Aalst, Belgium
  • Overview
  • Reviews (224)
  • Photos (160)
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (17)
  • Location
  • More
Write a Review

224 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (17)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
  • Mar-May only
  • Jun-Aug only
  • Sep-Nov only
  • Dec-Feb only
All months
Aalst, Belgium
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed as a family of 9 at the Maqueda Lodge. We really enjoyed our time at the lodge - very nice accommodation nearby the Kruger park and we enjoyed very professionaly organized game drives. All the rooms were spotlessly clean and the service was excellent! François was incredibly helpful, courteous and kind - the food was worthy a star... More

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newcastle, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Much cheaper than staying in Kruger, but so close to it. Still have plenty of animals roaming through Marloth Park. The food and service are outstanding. Francois and family take very good care of their guests. They organized all the safaris and day trips I did. Brilliant. Totally recommend the Panorama Route as well as Safaris. Swaziland wasn't so great... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Geneva, Switzerland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place with style, cosy and warm furniture in comfortable rooms and several common areas where to relax and meet other guests, welcoming and professional host and personnel, clean and well maintained, excellent food, a small structure for 10-12 guests, VERY relaxing

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
Roosdaal, Belgium
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was amazing!!!! Francois was so great, friendly, humorous, it was a lovely staying! And the food was worth a star of the Michelin restaurants. Also our rides into the kruger park with Kobus were great! It was a dream that came true thanks to them! Thank you!

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I stayed 5 nights in total at maqueda, this was on of the best experiences of my life. Francois and his family went above and beyond to make our trip very special. All the tours Francois offers are amazing and the guides are great. The three course meal every night and packed breakfast were delicious. I will... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing experience. This was the top of our 3 weeks tour of South Africa and one of the reasons to come back again. We stayed for 2 nights which we agreed after the first night that it's way too short!! The welcome, food, rooms, atmosphere, game drives, service... All was top. Thank you Etienne for giving us a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Maputo, Mozambique
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a wonderful family stay at Maqueda. Lovely location, friendly atmosphere. Good food. teenage children also enjoyed it immensely. Friends had recommended it and now we do. Looking forward to next visit

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brisbane, Australia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The highlight of this lodge is the very warm hospitality offered by Francois and his family. Nothing is too much trouble and they try to anticipate your wishes. The food also deserves a special mention. The cooked breakfasts are fine, the packed breakfasts (for early safari starts) are also fine but the four course dinners are something special. An honour... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Haarlem, The Netherlands
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We stayed three nights at Maqueda, and were genuinely sad to leave at day 4... The lodge's open air living room is worth the visit by itself (watching bush babies and genets watching you during and after dinner), and that's just the beginning: Maqueda/Marloth Park is well located, a great home base for visits to Kruger NP, Swaziland and Maputo/Mozambique.... More

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This was by far one of the best places we have ever stayed, we spent 3 weeks travelling around South Africa and Zimbabwe. The hospitality here was so wonderful and the food is to die for! Etienne is a brilliant chef, serving us 3 course meals every night of some of the most delicious food cooked to perfection. Francios was... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Maqueda Lodge, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Maqueda Lodge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Maqueda Lodge

Address: 1791 Geelslang, Marloth Park 1340, South Africa
Phone Number:
Location: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Marloth Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Maqueda Lodge 4*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Travelocity, Booking.com, Agoda, Priceline, Tingo, BookingOdigeoWL and Expedia so you can book your Maqueda Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

160 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (138)
Dining (27)
Room/suite (13)
Hotel & grounds (51)
View from room (1)
Pool/beach area (1)
Other (45)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (23)
Family/play areas (1)
Hotel & grounds (2)
Dining (7)
Pool/beach area (5)
Room/suite (7)
Other (1)


Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Class
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Maqueda Lodge is a 4 star Luxury Boutique Lodge that offers the highest standard of service in a tranquil exclusive private venue. Nestled in the heart of the Wild Frontier, bordering the Kruger National Park, this family run lodge only accommodates eight guests in plush and beautifully decorated interior. You can expect to have all kinds of visitors during your stay, as an abundance of wild animals roam freely. There are more than 300 species of birds and abundant wildlife in a Nature Conservation area (5000 ha) that shares a ± 17km border (the Crocodile River) with the Kruger National Park. ... more   less 
Number of rooms

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Maqueda Lodge staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer