We recently spent 2 nights at Needles as a family with our 3 young children and our parents for a party of 7. We had two comfortable rooms between us and although a last minute booking and limited availability, the staff managed to fit an extra bed and travel cot in our room to accommodate all 3 children. The highlights: the wonderful service from the owners Denis and Gail, to manager Wesley and all the other staff that kept everything running smoothly. Guest comfort and satisfaction is a top priority here! Second only to the service was the amazing food! We had spent a week in St. Lucia and couldn't find fresh local seafood anywhere. Our first dinner at Needles included fresh clams picked up in Mozambique that morning. Every meal we had was fantastic with tempting choices, lovely desserts, fine wines and good coffee! Family style dining with Denis, Gail, Wesley and the other guests was full of stimulating conversation and fun international banter. One must not overlook the unique wildlife encounters. We fed zebras before breakfast on the verandah and watched the bush babies while we ate dinner. The garden and pool are smallish but well-appointed and our kids had a fab time! They were made to feel welcome with their noise and exuberance. Finally, the excursions offered are diverse and include shopping & seaside trips to Mozambique (about 120kms away), guided safaris in Kruger Park, bike rides and walks in Martloth Park and a variety of custom trips you can plan with Denis. We would not hesitate to stay here again and recommend it to anyone travelling in the area.
- 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