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4.0 of 5 Lodge   |   1791 Geelslang, Marloth Park 1340, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Kuwait City, Kuwait
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I had a lovely stay at Maqueda Lodge. I was greeted warmly upon arrival and that warmth never faltered. I had wonderful drives into Kruger (organized through the lodge) and enjoyed walks in Marloth. The meals were superb and the rooms comfy and clean. I could have easily and happily extended my stay if not for the reality of work.... More

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

Thank you so much Stephanie for your special review I am so glad you enjoyed the piece and quite of Maqueda Lodge and that you had nice safaris into Kruger Thank you for recommending us to your friends, its such a compliment Hope to see you again! All the best Francois and the team More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We got engaged at Maqueda Lodge and if I have to do it over I'll chose Maqueda Lodge over and over. Francois was so helpful with all the arrangements for the special day, as I was really stressed about everything, they just assured me to not worry about a thing. Ettiene is a great cook and he went out of... More

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Baie dankie vir jou wonderlike terugvoer Marcel We appreciate it a lot and it is very special for us to be part of your new beginning together We wish you all the best for your life together and hope to see you on your anniversary Warm regards from the Maqueda Team Francois More

New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Maqueda Lodge was the finale to our stay in Africa. The lodge is absolutely lovely, the staff warm and wonderful, and the food sublime. I felt that my family was treated as their family. Truly perfect!

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Wyong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Words will never do enough justice to convey this amazing facility, service and atmosphere! We were very blessed to experience staying at Maqueda Lodge. Francois and his staff make you feel comfortable and welcome and like you never want to leave! The initial greeting from Francois makes you forget all about the long hours that you travelled to get there.... More

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

Thank you so much for your amazing review Wend,y you and Michael were such easy and comfortable guests and it was so nice to have you guys here as our guests! Thank you once again Warm regards from Francois and the Maqueda Team More

Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a wow-experience! We had the best time at Maqueda and with its wonderful owners and staff. Everyone made us feel very welcome and comfortable and was extremely attentive. The whole place is amazingly decorated and simply stunning. The three-course menu in the evening truly deserves a Michelin star and is a perfect ending to breathtaking days you can spend... More

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

Thank you so much for your fantastic review Eva and for the valuable advice you have given travelers Hope to see you guys again soon Heartfelt thank you Francois and team More

Carnarvon, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

My wife and I were extremely fortunate to have been accommodated at Maqueda Lodge for our five night stay at Kruger as part of a package. During our stay, the five other couples who stayed at varying times had specifically booked Maqueda - now we know why! The Lodge is a small family-run affair with each individual, whether family or... More

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

Dear Wally and Carol you two are really very special people and an example to all of us - celebrating your 50th wedding anniversary - what a blessing, It was sad to say goodbye knowing that we live so far apart and in such remote places, but it was a privilege to have had you guys as our guests and... More

Wiesbaden, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Wanted the real Africa, and got it! It appealed to all senses and was a balm for the soul. Such a great place, great service, great Food and lovely people. Hope to get back soon. In february its end of summer with amazing green forrest everywhere.

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

Thank you so much for your kind review, it is always so fantastic if you experienced what you were imagining it would be like in Africa We hope to see you again soon Warm regards Francois and family More

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

The lodge was beautiful with unusual rooms and lots of great communal spaces also. Francois and his family made us feel like family, we made good friends with both the staff and other guests and this was a real highlight. The trips into Kruger park organised by the lodge were also fantastic, especially in the willingness of the game driver... More

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

Well you guys feel like family now Thank you so much for your kind review we really appreciate it so much and the reunion in Cape Town was a first and very special and appreciated Hope to see you guys soon Thanks again More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

You stay in so many places that you don't remember, and that's because they rarely have anything to set them apart. Maqueda has something to set it apart, the host Francois. And we will remember our stay for sure. The family and staff work together brilliantly to make Maqueda a perfect destination from which to enjoy the southern Kruger. Everything... More

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

Thank you so much for your very kind review, we had a lot of fun with all of you here not to mention our unexpected but well planned reunion in Cape Town - It is fantastic to have guest departing from the lodge as real friends Thanks again for you guys and hope to see you soon More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Maqueda Lodge was a wonderful surprise (since we had no idea what to expect)! Our host, Francois, couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful, and the food (breakfast, lunch and dinner!) was spectacular. The lodge is a beautiful, comfortable African style building with a lovely casual atmosphere.The lodge is situated in a game reserve that borders the Kruger National Park,... More

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Thank you very much for your very complimentary review Michael it always makes it so much more rewarding when the guests enjoy their visits to us Hope to see you guys again More

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Additional Information about Maqueda Lodge

Address: 1791 Geelslang, Marloth Park 1340, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Marloth Park
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 22 Specialty lodging in Marloth Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Maqueda Lodge 4*
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 
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