My wife and I visited Needles for 4 days through New Years 2014. Upon our arrival we were received extremely well by the staff and the innkeeper, Wesley. and were immediately made to feel at home. Our room was very clean and comfortable. Arriving for dinner we were seated with the other guests at a long table which was unexpected. At first we were a little taken back but after our first dinner we came to cherish the nighty communal dining ritual and also the excellent food that was served. We met some wonderful people. Needles had a very good wine-list with very reasonable prices and though they could have charged much more due to their remoteness of their property they never capitalized on overcharging for drinks or wine. Prices were very reasonable. The nicest part of our experience was the personal touch of the owners of the property who dined with us nightly and looked after us as if we were their most special guests. They personanly took care of our daily activities ensuring the best excursions were made available to us ensuring prices were reasonable as well. My wife and I travel extensively and it has been many many years since we have been treated to such great, professional and warm hospitality. Denis, Wesley, Gail and staff you made our holiday most pleasurable and will most certainly come back again. We congratulate you on creating such a unique, professional and warm experience for unsuspecting travellers like us. Thank you and best wishes.
Lionel and Eustina (Vancouver, Canada)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to five-star service at three-star rates You deserve to give back to yourself and your loved ones. You deserve to reconnect. And what better way to do so than at an affordable four-star game lodge in the African bush. Up close and personalWarthogs, giraffe, zebra, kudu, wildebeest and impala wander around Needles Lodge. As you get up close and personal with them, you will experience their lives – and the heart of the African bush. At this warm, owner-run lodge, your comfort, your experience, and your needs are our top priority. As one visitor said, "You looked after us beautifully" – see 'Reviews'. Food, wild animals on your doorstep, peace and tranquility At Needles Lodge, delicious local cuisine, African hospitality, and tranquility complement country-style luxury, resulting in the experience of a lifetime. Your time in the African bush, at Needles Lodge, will revitalise you and your loved ones.Your memories – the animals, the people, the sounds, tastes and scents of the African bush – will live with you for the rest of your life. A bouquet of optionsIf you're looking for a peaceful retreat, escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life; enjoy the hospitality, relax, and soak up the sun at the pool. Or let Needles Lodge be your launching pad to the following day trips – see 'To Do':Kruger National Park (safari in one of the largest and oldest game reserves in the world) Mpumalanga province (landscape, culture, nature, wildlife) Mozambique (craft markets, architecture, history, African/Portuguese cuisine)Swaziland (tribal dancing, bushman paintings, crafts, culture, nature, wildlife)Needles Lodge is located in Marloth Park, a private nature sanctuary in Mpumalanga province, South Africa. Marloth Park is situated on the border of the Kruger National Park, and is neighboured by Mozambique and Swaziland. Opportunities for close-up animal interaction.With Kruger Park in the 'back garden', Needles Lodge is the perfect launch-pad for your safari trip. Stay a few days, enjoy the hospitality, take a day-trip to discover the diverse attractions in the province of Mpumalanga or, if you're looking for a peaceful retreat, simply relax by the pool and escape the hustle and bustle of every-day life. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Needles Lodge South Africa/Marloth Park