Welcome ToMaqueda Lodge

Maqueda Lodge is a small family owned boutique lodge situated in Marloth Park – so close to the world-famous Kruger National Park that our guests frequently hear lions and other animals calling – especially at night. Our location means that the closest entrance to Kruger is a short 15 minutes’ drive from the lodge. In addition, we are also ideally situated to enjoy day tours of the fascinating country of Swaziland as well as the famous Blyde River Canyon – part of the beautiful Panorama Route.

Maqueda Lodge is surrounded by the natural beauty of the African bush. Often we have non-human visitors to the lodge such as giraffe and zebra as Marloth Park is an area containing the general game. Our bird life is fascinating and abundant around the lodge itself. This means that for those guests that would like some exercise it is possible to walk unaccompanied to the Kruger fence line where you may see a variety of animals within Kruger come down to the Crocodile River. The observation point is a mere 15 minutes walk from the lodge where you can sit and relax or continue walking for as long as you want to!

With only 12 rooms we pride ourselves on a personal and relaxed atmosphere for our guests. We are very fortunate that a significant number of our guests return repeatedly and become more like family members.

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Maqueda Lodge Accommodation

Maqueda Lodge has twelve en-suite rooms that are surrounded by decks and the bush as well as numerous open lounges and dining areas. The cosy reading …

Maqueda Lodge Rates Starting from R2247.00

Starting from R820.00 per person, Maqueda Lodge is an affordable safari boutique game lodge that is small and intimate in the most beautiful surroundings with the wild bush hugging the entire lodge…


Our location makes us an ideal holiday getaway because it’s the only three-and-a-half-hour drive from the Lebombo border post at Komatipoort, South Africa.

What our Guests Have to say!

  • star rating  My friend and I loved Maqueda and the staff. We were made very welcome; the staff where great and very engaging, warm and friendly. I would recommend this place to... read more

    February 26, 2020
  • star rating  Transfer from airport to Maqueda Lodge was fantastic.Upon arrival we were welcomed to the Lodge , given a brief description of what we were going to experience , shown to... read more

    November 4, 2019
  • star rating  A beautiful lodge hidden in the bush of Marloth Park near Kruger.

    Very friendly people, hospitality always on number one, very fine dining and a very enthusiastic game drive... read more

    November 9, 2019
  • star rating  The accommodations and staff far exceeded our expectations and were better than we could have imagined. We couldn’t have asked for a better first trip to Kruger. Thanks so much... read more

    February 6, 2020
  • star rating  I had a short stay at this lodge. Upon arrival I was met with a wonderful greeting and shown to a very comfortable and clean room. I found all the... read more

    October 27, 2019
  • star rating  Amazing, memorable best ever - From pick and drop off our 4 nights at Maqueda Lodge was the highlight of our trip. Super friendly staff, location excellent, meals outstanding and accommodation lovely surroundings with wild... read more

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    May 2, 2022
  • star rating  Our stay at Maqueda Lodge over the weekend of 24-27 September was a very pleasant and memorable experience. Maqueda Lodge is a Top Class lodge with Beautiful finishes nestled... read more

    October 5, 2020
  • star rating  The four of us, my husband and parents, were so lucky - we were the only guests at Maqueda Lodge for three days. So we got to enjoy all the... read more

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    February 3, 2023
  • star rating  Wonderful stay at Maqueda Lodge - My husband, 2 adult children and myself have just returned from a wonderful week at Maqueda Lodge.
    Francois, the owner, welcomed us with opened arms and ensured that we were... read more

    October 13, 2022
  • star rating  Such a warm , loving enviromemt.
    Staff were so Welcoming and friendly .
    FOOD was absolutely amazing , rooms were comfortable and quiet. The safaris and tours they had... read more

    November 16, 2019