About Us

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.

Why stay outside the Kruger National Park?

It has become obvious that there are beautiful well priced accommodations to be found just outside the Kruger Park. Being roughly 15min in driving distance from Crocodile Bridge Gate Maqueda Lodge is perfectly situated for a high quality stay at affordable rates. Residing in a unique boutique lodge at a fraction of the price makes it even more rewarding; we sincerely hope that you will leave as extended family and return again.

 

What our Guests Have to say!

  • 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

    jjat1953
    November 4, 2019
  • 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

    ddvries2020
    October 5, 2020
  • 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

    P4380RVcatherinem
    May 2, 2022
  • star rating  Maqueda - Totally Tops! - Ambience: Alive! Food, Wines, Variety and Quantity: Fabulous! Staff - Sensational! Manager: Marvellous! Rangers - especially Ruen and Lucky - couldn't ask for better. Ruen... read more

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    October 7, 2019
  • star rating  Great location, cozy bedrooms. Food was good (including vegetarian). The safaris were incredible (James is a great guide!!).
    We also did an extra bushwalk which is A experience. Overall I'll... read more

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    November 27, 2022
  • star rating  Excellent - Maqueda Lodge was the perfect place to stay to visit Kruger national Park. David and the team are outstanding and we could not have asked for any more that what... read more

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    October 13, 2019
  • star rating  The welcome at the lodge was friendly and the briefing thorough. The rooms are spacious and adequate but do close your windows and switch off the lights when not there... read more

    Klaus G
    November 14, 2019
  • star rating  A home away from home in beautiful Kruger - My wife and I stayed here for four nights. It was not long enough and if we had known how wonderful our stay would be we would have extended. ... read more

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    October 7, 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  Heavenly bush getaway - Most awesome lodge setting, close to Kruger, authentic bush experience, luxurious and comfort, top service. Food was exceptional. Lounge area exquisite. Great venue for anyone which to Mountain bike in... read more

    alison171
    August 22, 2022