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  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  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

    August 22, 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  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  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  Wonderful Maqueda Lodge stay - Host David was ever so thoughtful when my husband was ill and could not join us on safari. The crew at Maqueda took good care of him.
    The crazy dinner... read more

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    October 11, 2019
  • 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
  • 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  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  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