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About Maqueda Lodge

Maqueda Lodge is a 4 Star luxury boutique lodge that offers the highest standard of service in a tranquil and exclusive private venue. Bordering the Kruger National Park, this family-run lodge only has six rooms with plush and beautifully decorated interiors.

You can expect to have all kinds of visitors during your stay, as an abundance of wild animals roam freely. There are more than 300 species of birds and abundant wildlife in a nature conservation area of 5000 hector. This shares roughly 17 km of Crocodile River border with the Kruger National Park.

Maqueda Lodge allows you to be absorbed by the peace and tranquility of the African bush while enjoying high standards of comfort and service. Surrounded by the bush, you can relax on wooden decks or cool down in the splash pool while enjoying a refreshing drink. Book an exiting game drive in the open 4x4 game vehicle in the Kruger National Park, so prepare for an experience of a lifetime.

Safari: Lounge on the open decks and see the wild animals pass by. Reserve a half or full day hiking or night drive in the Kruger National Park.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 24 hours
  • Type: Safari
  • Sleeps: 30
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Reviews: 12 Reviews


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Afrikaans


  • 4 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa

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  • Standard Twin/Double Room Standard Twin/Double Room Sleeps 2 Includes: D B & B Rooms / Units: 10 Stylishly decorated en suite (shower and toilet room) twin room with two single beds against each other that doubles up... see more
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      • Standard Double Room Standard Double Room Sleeps 2 Includes: D B & B Rooms / Units: 4 Stylishly decorated en suite (shower and toilet room) with a queen size extra length bed
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          • Casita 1 Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering En-suite double room consisting of an inside/ outside shower and fully equipped kitchen facilities that sleeps 2 guestsE... see more
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              Reviews for Maqueda Lodge

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              simona cherubini, Italy
              31 July 2011

              The lodge is very nice and the atmosphere is really romantic; the owners are very kind and do anything possible to make you enjoy your stay. Etienne and his mother are excellent chefs! The Kruger Park is about 30 minutes away and Marloth itself is a park where you can meet giraffe, zebra and monkeys. When you are travelling during winter, remember that in the rooms there is no heating.

              Paul Manjooran, United Kingdom
              03 April 2010

              We spent 6 fantastic nights at Maqueda Lodge and enjoyed every minute - this really is a very, very special place to stay! From the moment we arrived we were made to feel like close family (the welcome type!). Nothing was too much trouble for the van der Nest family and they really were the perfect hosts. The location is simply stunning and seeing and hearing all the wonderful wildlife on your doorstep is just amazing! The food cooked and prepared by Etienne and Joyce (and served by Francois!) was quite possibly the best food we have ever had. Francois and Etienne were more than happy to arran...
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              Gina Provo Kluit, South Africa
              19 January 2010

              I have been to a few upmarket lodges in the Kruger area, but I have never ever experienced anything like Maqueda Lodge. The lodge was beautifully and creatively decorated. It was all very clean. The rooms were comfortable and had both an indoor and an outdoor shower. One morning I was taking a shower outside, while lions were roaring on the background!!! And last but NOT least, was the service. It was FAR above average. The family (vder Nest) was so extremely friendly and warm. They really made us feel part of their family. And the food (prepared by them) was superb! Their cuisine can easily...
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              Elmari van der Merwe, South Africa
              13 July 2009

              We had a wonderful stay and the lodge was of the highest standard. Great food, good company and a great place to visit. Thank you very much to the Van der Nest family which made us feel at home since the minute we arrived at the lodge. We can highly recommend this place if you want to have a great African experience...

              Matt and Tabitha Shaw, United Kingdom
              29 March 2008

              Our stay was fantastic and Joyce and Gert made us feel very welcome. They were both extremely helpful and Maqueda Lodge itself was very comfortable - we'd definitely go back!

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              Maqueda Lodge is 2.3km from the centre of Marloth Park , the nearest airport 74.9km (Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport).
              *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling