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Jonestown, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

From the time you arrive at this hotel, you'll be impressed! The staff is immediately helpful and take your luggage to your room. We then went to the "lounges" (I actually don't know what to call them!). This place is all "open air" where the lounges and dining rooms are, but with absolutely fantastic thatched roofing covering everything. It's VERY... More 

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Oudtshoorn, South Africa
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you're looking for the perfect way to experience the wonders of a South African Safari, look no further than Maqueda Lodge. Me and my partner stayed two memorable nights at Maqueda in the beginning of July. Right from the start we felt super welcome and right at home. Our Host David was excellent - well informed and knowledgeable. He... More 

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DRHollingworth, General Manager at Maqueda Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for your wonderful review - it is highly appreciated and many thanks for mentioning all aspects of your stay. Without the strength of the whole Maqueda Team none of those aspects would be possible so many thanks once again We would love to welcome you back in the future Kind regards David More 

Mt Martha, Australia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Couldn't believe this place At the very first sight we were blown away Totally inviting and an almost 'faraway tree' like atmosphere Our hosts Francois and David were the ideal hosts At night we could here lions and couldn't wait to go on safari with the oh so capable Donald and Chase as our guides Fantastic was an understatement

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DRHollingworth, General Manager at Maqueda Lodge, responded to this review

Wow - thanks for a wonderful review- we like to think that we provide a great service and it is great when our guests are 'blown away' by their Maqueda experience. I will share your review with the rest of the Maqueda Team - they will be delighted. Many thanks once again and please return and stay longer! Kind regards... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our stay here was magic, I can't imagine anybody faulting the service, friendliness or anything else about this place. Everything is organised perfectly, so all you need to do is relax! This includes your meals, day trips, and it seems they will accommodate any request. Don't forget to get a massage whilst you are here... It is amazing! Stay here!

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DRHollingworth, General Manager at Maqueda Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for your great review. It is highly appreciated and we would love to welcome you back in the future Kind regards David..on behalf of the Maqueda Team More 

Geelong, Australia
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19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Could not have expected a more delightful stay than the few days we enjoyed here.Everything was a joy to experience and a credit to Francoise and his hard working team.Super friendly hospitality,comfortable rooms, and the evenings shared around the beautiful dining table discussing the magic of days spent around the park, with fellow travellers,were memorable. The bush dinner another beautifully... More 

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

Many thanks for your wonderful review - it is highly appreciated and we are, of course, delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us so much. The team does work very hard to ensure that the welfare of the guests is well taken care of and we are delighted that you mentioned it. We would love to welcome you back... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

David was the consummate host, everything was well organised including all our trips to Kruger NP. The open-air dining room was the place to meet and talk to other guests. We were amazed at the high quality of the food - three courses every night. A bar with a great range of drinks at very reasonable prices. Coffee was provided... More 

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

Many thanks for your wonderful review - it is much appreciated and we are, of course, delighted that you had such a pleasant stay with us - I will pass your comments to the staff and we would love to welcome you back in the future. Kind regards David - on behalf of the Maqueda Team More 

Abbotsford, Canada
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19 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We spent two glorious nights here and honestly didn't want to leave! We were warmly greeted by Francois who has one huge personality! We arrived to meet local travellers and served a delicious three course meal. In the course of chatting, I mentioned that I was a zumba instructor and Francois offered to bring out his sound system and I... More 

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

Many thanks for your wonderful review - it is really appreciated. Maqueda Lodge strives to create and informal yet professional, friendly but efficient atmosphere - and we love our guests to have fun! Next time you come please stay longer! Kind regards David - on behalf of the Maqueda Team More 

Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

We have just come back from a 15 day trip to Africa. We stayed here for 4 nights, Francois made us feel like family. I cannot stress enough what a wonderful time we had. The food was amazing. Donald our guide was also great and very informative. I would go back in a heart beat.

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Hobart, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Beautiful setting, great ambience and the host with the most. Quiet, comfortable and beautifully decorated in a lovely setting that is conveniently located for trips to Kruger as well as featuring many animals right around the lodge itself.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Maqueda Lodge is the most friendly and welcoming lodge. The owner Francois is a wonderful host. Francois makes you feel so welcome and his very happy personality shines through, you can always tell as it follows through on to the staff, (one big happy family.) Always so accommodating, nothing is to much trouble. The food is another thing! It is... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Maqueda Lodge is a "Bare Foot" Luxury Boutique Lodge that offers the highest standard of service in a tranquil exclusive private venue. Nestled in the heart of the Wild Frontier,in Marloth Park on the southern border of the Kruger National Park, this family run lodge only accommodates twelve guests in plush and beautifully decorated interior. Enjoy our excellent cuisine that will nourish you after a long day on safari. We offer very rewarding safaris into Kruger in our open game vehicle with our guide or take one of our many tours exploring Swaziland, Maputo Mozambique or the breathtaking Panorama route tour. Maqueda Lodge offers a one stop holiday destination that you will never forget ... more   less 

Additional Information about Maqueda Lodge

Address: 1791 Geelslang, Marloth Park 1340, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Marloth Park
Price Range: $160 - $187 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Maqueda Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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