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Maqueda Lodge

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1791 Geelslang, Marloth Park 1340, South Africa
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  • 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
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a well run, conveniently located lodge. friendly staff, great ambience. Communal dining makes for interesting dining. Host is very helpful. Rooms clean although slightly small. Clean, pleasantly furnished. Recommended for a weekend getaway.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Maqueda is a gorgeous outdoor lodge filled with antiques, overstuffed couches and beaded lamps. During the day you will be touring Kruger with their expert guide Kobus Spangenberg -- with whom we saw the BIg Five and even the seriously endangered black rhino (only about 300 in the park). By night you will enjoy candlelight dinners and the small friendly... More 

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Although I have travelled a lot I have never encountered a place like Maqueda before. It is unique... the lodge is beautiful, Marloth Park is amazing but mostly the owners and staff, they make Maqueda feel like home. They helped me with all my questions before my arrival and during my stay, arranged a great shuttleservice from OR tambo and... More 

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Buford, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

First off, the owners were out of town the first couple days we visited and there was an obvious spike in staff performance upon return. Be careful though, a few of the rooms don't have A/C, and it get's very, very warm in the rooms. Better lighting would be nice as well. Chase, who filled in, did an amazing job.... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Francois and his dedicated staff, makes the difference! The sophisticated homely atmosphere in a true South African Bushveld setting is unique - the attention to detail is a feast for the eye. The food is a gastronomical affair - great food presented simply beautiful. The one thing that stands out above all other, when it is time to leave, you... More 

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

Baie dankie Paul-Bastian ek waardeer baie You were such nice guests it was great to have you here, hope to see you soon More 

Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

The hospitality of Francois, his family and staff is outstanding. The lodge is extremely peaceful and homely and the food is excellent. The location is very good not far from Kruger. They have many alterrnative tours on offer and I did some of these and they were fabulous with excellent, friendly tour guides. The staff at Maqueda Lodge go out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Francois and his staff made our family, parents with two 7 and 8 years old boys, grandma and grandpa a wonderful unforgettable week in his beautiful small private lodge.With a lot of bush adventures. Animals like cebras, wildebeast and others in front of the lodge entrance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Maqueda Lodge is an excellent Lodge close to the Kruger Park. A careful host looks to fulfil all wishes and gives kind support in all cases. A very familiar atmosphere, even due to the common dinner with all the guests at a long table. Excellent food ! The only week point was the dark bathroom. A good mirror illumination would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Wow! Between the great service from all staff at the lodge, the Slide Spa treatments, amazing food from Daniel and unbelievable sightings of the big 5 our trip was unforgettable! I had never been to the park and had been nervous but from the moment we got to Marloth Park and Maqueda I felt so comfortable and excited. The lodge... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Fabulous lodge. Beautiful. Wonderful host. Relaxing & great service. We saw lots of game close to the lodge. Highly recommended. Spa facility availble at the lodge. The ideal place to relax & to be pampered. Easy drive fron Joburg to Marlothpark.

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