We stayed for 5 nights for our anniversary recently and loved the experience! The highlights were the top class personal attention given by the hosts- they bring new meaning to being made to feel at home, and the creative meals from Ettiene. A challenge was a lack of signboards indicating where parking or the entrance or reception are and the roughish roads. This stay was one of contrasts- wonderful luxurious lodging set in an open bush environment, enjoying suppers with the other guests yet loving the secluded splash pool down the path away from the rooms. The lodge is set in a bush environment in a game park. A close 20 minutes from the Crocodile Bridge gate to Kruger. We saw buck, zebra, a kudu, waterbuck, warthog in the park and the big five within 25km of the crocodile bridge gate. The perfect restful getaway from the city. The rooms are comfortable and well appointed, even without air conditioning. Francois and Ettiene are genuinely interested in making the stay a pleasant one and needs are looked after. Meals are an experience of their own with breakfasts upstairs on a deck and (3 course) suppers at a 10 seater by candlelight. International opera singer Ettiene serenaded us on our anniversary night- something really special and will be rememebered for many years to come. Thoroughly enjoyable!
- 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
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