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  Staying 4 nights at Maqueda Lodge was the best decision of our whole trip! It was such a nice experience. The staff is super friendly, the rooms are very pretty... read more

    chri_stinaa0202
    February 14, 2020
  • 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

    Manlcah
    November 16, 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

    wekker81
    November 9, 2019
  • 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

    kazzabazz
    February 26, 2020
  • 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  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

    julieV5273ZH
    February 6, 2020
  • 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

    julieV5273ZH
    February 6, 2020
  • 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  We had a wonderful and peaceful stay with my family. We felt very safe as it is in a controlled area and it was great taking walks to the Crocodile... read more

    Hazvi2020
    January 4, 2021
  • 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

    saggie06
    October 27, 2019