All Comments for Maqueda Lodge

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Very nice
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.
Quite Simply - Magical!
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 arrange any trips for us and the guides they use were excellent. Throughout our stay we noticed several personal touches which made the stay even more special and we can whole heartedly recommend this lodge to anyone.
Surprise after surprise at Maqueda Lodge: real value for money
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 compete with the best restaurants in the country. ALL the food was freshly made (fresh juices, fruits, pasta, soups etc etc). Even the insect repellent in the rooms was homemade!!! I will really go back. This time not only for the gamedriving (Kruger is really close), but I'll also take one day just to relax at 'this piece of paradise on earth'.
Wonderful stay
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!
Julie Phillips, South Africa - 07 January 2008
We had an absolutely wonderful stay at Maqueda Lodge. It is beautiful, and peaceful. We will definitely be back, and I can definitely recommend this Lodge to anybody. We got engaged there and have already decided to have our wedding there..
Get away
Eamon Brown, South Africa - 10 April 2007
The setting is fantastic with the feeling of being outside whilst you are inside. With the sound of the bush a great relaxing weekend
Leandre Smith, South Africa - 28 August 2006
It was a beautiful experience - also the best value for money (by far!) accomodation we have stayed in. Thank you to our wonderful hosts, Joyce and Gerrit.
An wonderful 34st anniversary
Cornel De Lange, South Africa - 25 July 2006
We enjoyed the power of silence. The tranquility of the bush, safe and secured in our boma listening to the' night sound of wild music'.
African bliss
Stephan Visagie, South Africa - 13 June 2006
Thanks to our gracious hosts Gerhard and Joyce, thanks to the beautifully appointed Maqueda Lodge and thanks to the most private and tranquil setting I have ever experienced, I came back a new person. As soon as time allows it, I will be back for a follow up stay. Affordability, privacy and a beautiful bushveld setting was high on my agenda, I am glad to say that the Maqueda Lodge and it's hosts by far exceeded my expectations. Thanks once again for a wonderful stay!
rhonda loggenberg, South Africa - 13 January 2006
Very welcoming and hospitable. Peaceful and private.
Wonderful Time
Peter Marais - 12 August 2005
We had a wonderful time and stay at Maqueda. People very friendly and amazing place to visit. Will visit it again if I have the opportunity. Value for money is good. Thanks for you assistance and great site

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.