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Needles Lodge

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340 Bushpig Avenue, Marloth Park 1320, South Africa
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had an amazing time at Needles Lodge. Hosts Gail, Denis and Colin really want to make you feel at home. Beds are comfortable, rooms clean and the food as good as the other reviews describe:) Needles is located an approx 30 min drive from Kruger and game drives can easily be organised through the lodge.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a tour operator I have stayed in a large variety of hotels/ lodges and I will be adding Needles Lodge to my list of “must visit again” destinations. Dennis, Gail and Colin were exceptional hosts who were more than happy to go the extra mile. We stayed over the Easter weekend and in order to gain entrance into the... More 

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DenisGof, Owner at Needles Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Andrew, It was great to meet you and welcome you to Needles. It is always fun to have knowledgeable guides spending time with us. Thank you very much for the fantastic review, we really appreciate your kind words. We look forward to your next visit. Best regards, Denis, Gail, Colin and the team More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

First of all we'd like to say a very big thank you to the great "team" at Needles Lodge. A lot of Five star establishments could learn a lesson or Two from this lodge. - What a wonderful expierience and place to see African wildlife stopping off for a drink or grazing whilst passing through the lodge grounds. The owners,Dennis... More 

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DenisGof, Owner at Needles Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Paul & Denise, Wow! What a very kind and lovely review. Thank you very much, we really appreciate taking your time to write the review and your flattering comments. We enjoyed your visit and look forward to your return in the future. Warm regards, Denis, Gail, Colin and the team. More 

Somerset, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Our second visit to Needles. Once again the food was varied and excellent and the company over dinner enhanced the visit. The accommodation is superb and the welcome second to none. I enjoyed the bike ride and all the wild life that paid us a visit. We did not take the Game drives but those that did seemed to throughly... More 

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DenisGof, Manager at Needles Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Paul and Sandra, It was wonderful having you back at Needles for your second stay. Thank you very much for choosing Needles lodge again! And our sincere thanks for your wonderful review, having guests like you makes our job so much fun! We hope to see you again sometime in the future. Warm regards,Colin, Denis, Gail and the team More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I never imagined that we would drive our hire car past zebras and giraffes to get to the front door. Or that Kudu would watch as we swam in the pool. Or bush-babies would steal slices of banana as we ate our evening meal on the terrace. Or that kingfishers would dive into the bird bath. All this wildlife before... More 

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DenisGof, Manager at Needles Lodge, responded to this review

Dear John and Barbara, We are glad to here that you are safely back in the UK and that you had a great time in South Africa. Thank you very much for visiting us at Needles and a VERY BIG THANK YOU for the lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you back. All the best, Colin, Gail, Denis and... More 

Paphos, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

The team at needles were warm, welcoming and did everything they could to ensure our stay would be a great memory for us. The setting is superb with game grazing feet away from our chalet. We all ate together on the verandah - staff and guests alike and it felt more like a friends gathering than guests at a holiday... More 

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DenisGof, Manager at Needles Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Teresa and Steve, Glad to see you guys made it back safely home to Cyprus. Thank you very much for taking the time to do a review and a big thank you for the very kind words. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Warm regards,Colin, Denis, Gail and the team. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We had a couple of fantastic days at Needles Lodge. We really liked the personal atmosphere, the joint dinners and surrounding area. We were very nicely cared for and an extra big thank you to Colin who took such good care of us doing all the safari activities, day or night.

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DenisGof, Owner at Needles Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Caroline and Mattias, We hope the Swedish weather is not too cold! It's still very hot here in the bush! Thank you very much for visiting us at Needles and a VERY BIG THANK YOU for the lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you back. All the best, Colin, Gail, Denis and the team. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

If you're on TripAdvisor because you like finding places to stay where you will meet the owner and relax knowing things are handled, then stop looking and just book this. Dennis, the owner, and Colin don't only take care of you once you arrive, but it is obvious that they've been preparing for your arrival for years. They seem to... More 

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DenisGof, Owner at Needles Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Bill, You are too kind! What an amazing review, thank you very much! I'll pass on your kind words to the team. Thank you again for choosing Needles. We enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back some day! Warm regards, Denis, Gail, Colin and the team. More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Recently stayed two nights at Needles Lodge and couldn't have been looked after any better. Beautifully furnished and great food. Colin picked us up from the airport and took care of our every need. On our journey to Mozambique he made sure that our passage through the border was as smooth as it could be and ensured that we got... More 

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DenisGof, Owner at Needles Lodge, responded to this review

Hello BlueSue & the Portsmouth Crew, Thank you for the wonderful review and taking the time to do it! I hope you all had a great time diving in Moz? We enjoyed your visit and look forward to your return! All the best, Denis, Gail, Colin and the team. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We had the most fantastic stay at Needles lodge. All of the comments below are absolutely true. When we arrived, a group of zebras and a wildebeest came by the lodge. So great to see them up so close, beautiful sight from the deck! Our room was beautiful and spacious. The swimming pool is very nice, especially after a long... More 

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dgafrica, Owner at Needles Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Kayleigh and Jethro, having guests like you guys visit is a real pleasure and makes our job so much fun! We loved having you spend your last few days in South Africa with us and look forward to your return! Thank you very much for the fantastic review! Very best regards, Denis, Gail, Colin and the team. More 

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