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Maqueda Lodge

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1791 Geelslang, Marloth Park 1340, South Africa
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Antwerp, Belgium
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Staying at Maqueda even after 4 times is still very nice. The people there are so kind and friendly and the food is super! Peace and quiet is what you get!! An absolute must do for anyone who hasn't yet!

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Epping, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a short but an awesome stay, thanks to Francois and the team. The lodge is gorgeous and located in an area that promotes tranquility. The rooms are very spacious with beautiful decor. Our dining was exceptional, best meal we had on our long journey through South Africa. Absolute recommendation without any reservations! We'll be back! (not to pick... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

A really cosy place with excellent food, friendly people and a "close to nature" feeling. We stayed there for three nights and went on two "full day" safari trips with a guide in the Kruger Park. The guide was really good and we got to see all of the BIG FIVE and alot more. Every night we were served a... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

It was great to have a chance to experience the South-African hospitality as it´s best! Friendly staff and relaxed atmosphere made us feel like home. Great cuisine topped off our stay! Well selected partners for tours, spa and Chase – the best safari guide ever! Thank you Francois & co for making our holiday unforgettable! Please send our warmest greetings... More 

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Delft, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

The place looks amazing, it is clean, and the staff is wonderful. They have their own kitchen where they prepare really great food. You eat together with the others guests on one long table which is really nice. You can walk around the park, right between the giraffes, zebras, ostriches, baboons, etc.. It was our first stop in South Africa... More 

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Morisset Park
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

Francois and Etian were excellent hosts with outstanding food and a welcoming environment in a small boutique lodge. Great location close to Kruger boundary and Chase was a superb safari guide. We saw the big 5 plus loads more and learnt much about the animals and birds. Thanks to you and your staff for a memorable few days. Steve and... More 

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

Thank you very much for the fantastic review guys we had a lot of fun with you guys here I am very glad you enjoyed your visit and that you had such nice sightings All the best from the African bush Francois and staff More 

Greater Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Fantastic stay, rooms beautiful, food was unbelievable. The staff were unreal nothing was too much trouble . Overall a definite stay and we shall return. Lodge was great location soo close to Kruger and the animals

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

Hi Rob and Vicky thank you very much for your fantastic review we do appreciate it very much and I look forward to your return visit to us - All the best from the beautiful bush in Africa - Francois More 

Helsinki, Finland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

We had such a wonderful stay at Maqueda Lodge and it is fantastic place to visit. The staff was friendly and the food was tasty. We can highly recommend it and we would like to thank you once again.. best regards Anitta and Seppo from Finland

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

Anitta and Seppo I had such a wonderful time together with you guys and our adventures in Mozambique Thank you very much for visiting - Our warmest regards from Africa Hope to see you again Francois and Staff More 

Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Higly recommended. We stayed at Maqueda Lodge as a surprise for my mother's birthday. I was keen to make it very special and I cannot overstate how helpful and accomodating Francois and Etienne have been. The lodge in itself is a carefully-decorated homely place surrounded by the bush. There are few rooms so it feels very intimate. When we arrived,... More 

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

Dear Maude I am really very grateful and extremely happy that your visit and especially your mother's birthday was a memorable occasion and that you enjoyed all the activities Hope to see you guys again one day Thank you kindly Francois and Staff More 

Bollito
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

As a group of 6 seasoned international travellers we all agreed that the friendliness and helpfulness encountered was absolutely first rate. Any issue that we had was met with a professional reaction and immediate correction. Thoroughly enjoyed the 5 nights and would have no problem in adding this hotel to future visits in South Africa.

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

Thank you for your kind review Michael, I am so glad you guys had a good time, I must admit Etienne enjoyed your visit just as much Warm regards from the bush Francois More 

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