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“Out of Africa”
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Maqueda Lodge
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Saint Denis De La Réunion, France
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“Out of Africa”
Reviewed 26 April 2014

The loge si great, in the middle of a game reserve, a warm welcome, a quiet and lovely place, good food. Bedrooms are lovely with kingsize bed, an open bathroom with a shower and a bath. Toilets aren't separated from the bedroom...

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Francois-v-d-Nest, Owner at Maqueda Lodge, responded to this review, 14 May 2014
Thank you very much for your short visit at Maqueda I am very glad you guys enjoyed it and thank you for taking the time to review us Hope to see you in Reunion one day Warm regards Francois and team
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 25 April 2014

hospitality & comfort at par with the most expensive lodges in Africa but with rates as friendly as the staff. The lodge was built with style and intimacy. "barefoot luxury" feel to it. Just meters from the Kruger NP, but a 25m drive if you actually want to enter.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Francois-v-d-Nest, Owner at Maqueda Lodge, responded to this review, 26 April 2014
Hello Mauritz and congrats you are our 200th tripAdvisor review and you have just described our place perfectly because I could never come up with the right description " barefoot luxury" that is the perfect description Hope you guys had a nice Mozambique trip as well
Thanks again for your nice review and best regards to all the other guys François and family
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 20 April 2014

We spent five nights at the Lodge and the hospitality and service provide by Francois and his family and staff, at all times, was outstanding. Nothing was too much trouble, whether providing coffee at 5.00 in the morning or greeting us on our return at 10pm from an evening safari.
A memorable holiday and we would certainly go back.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Francois-v-d-Nest, Owner at Maqueda Lodge, responded to this review, 14 May 2014
Thank you for your great review Keith and we had such a fantastic time with you guys here
All the best and hope to see you again Warm regards Francois and team
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Prestwick, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 April 2014

We had a blissful weekend at Maqueda Lodge. The welcome was warm and so was the hospitality. They go out of their way to make it so. The rooms are lovely. We ate delicious, excellent food. The lodge is calm and tranquil. We loved our stay there and look forward to returning.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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Reviewed 10 April 2014

I had a lovely stay at Maqueda Lodge. I was greeted warmly upon arrival and that warmth never faltered. I had wonderful drives into Kruger (organized through the lodge) and enjoyed walks in Marloth. The meals were superb and the rooms comfy and clean. I could have easily and happily extended my stay if not for the reality of work. I have already shared my experience and recommendations with friends and would return with pleasure.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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Francois-v-d-Nest, Owner at Maqueda Lodge, responded to this review, 11 April 2014
Thank you so much Stephanie for your special review
I am so glad you enjoyed the piece and quite of Maqueda Lodge and that you had nice safaris into Kruger
Thank you for recommending us to your friends, its such a compliment
Hope to see you again!
All the best
Francois and the team
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 9 April 2014

We got engaged at Maqueda Lodge and if I have to do it over I'll chose Maqueda Lodge over and over. Francois was so helpful with all the arrangements for the special day, as I was really stressed about everything, they just assured me to not worry about a thing.
Ettiene is a great cook and he went out of his way to make our engagement night extra romantic.
From arrival they make you feel at home and will always do anything to make your stay more pleasant.
The lodge is very romantic and secluded and is a great place to relax. The spa is also very nice.
The rooms are are extremely clean and comfy.
I recommend Maqueda Lodge to anyone.
Marcel - Johannesburg

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Francois-v-d-Nest, Owner at Maqueda Lodge, responded to this review, 11 April 2014
Baie dankie vir jou wonderlike terugvoer Marcel
We appreciate it a lot and it is very special for us to be part of your new beginning together
We wish you all the best for your life together and hope to see you on your anniversary
Warm regards from the Maqueda Team
Francois
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 7 April 2014

Maqueda Lodge was the finale to our stay in Africa. The lodge is absolutely lovely, the staff warm and wonderful, and the food sublime. I felt that my family was treated as their family. Truly perfect!

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Property: Maqueda Lodge
Address: 1791 Geelslang, Marloth Park 1340, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Marloth Park
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 34 Speciality Lodging in Marloth Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Maqueda Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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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