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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Certainly one of the best option if you are staying just outside of the Kruger Park. Denis and Gail are incredible hosts, friendly and always available for a nice talk ! The Lodge itself is beautiful, nested in the middle of a splendid nature and it's common that animals like Kudus, zebras, girafe pass by and say hi ! The... More 

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Houthalen, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We would like to thank Dennis, his wife and the staff for the amazing stay we had in Needles. We just wish that we could've stayed a bit longer in this beautiful place. Dennis welcomed use very warm and open. The setting is just beautiful and when we arrived, the zebra's and kudu's were standing at the platform, just a... More 

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DenisGoff, Owner at Needles Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Johan, What a wonderful and flattering review! Thank you so much, we really enjoyed your visit and our chats around the dinner table. Thank you for choosing Needles for your safari holiday. We look forward to your return. Warm regards, Denis, Gail, Colin and the team. More 

Halifax, West Yorkshire
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26 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I stayed here for two nights as part of a self drive safari, having stayed further north for the first part of our trip. The place is amazing and all the team there make you feel not only welcome but a real part of the family and we throroughly enjoyed the short stay we had. Good bits:... More 

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DenisGoff, Owner at Needles Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Halifax Explorer, Wow, what an amazing review, thank you so much guys, we really appreciate your kind and flattering words. Thank you for choosing Needles for your safari holiday, we are so pleased you had a good time. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Best regards, Denis, Gail, Colin and the team. More 

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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a long journey to get there, we were greeted at Needles Lodge with hot towels, fresh juice and a friendly welcome. What a great start, and it only got better! The rooms are cosy with large, comfortable beds and lovely big bathrooms. Everything you could need. One of the things that attracted us to Needles was the opportunity to... More 

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DenisGoff, Owner at Needles Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Lauren, Thank you so much for your amazing review, you are too kind. And a big thanks for choosing Needles for your safari holiday. I will pass on your compliments about the food to our chef. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Best regards, Denis, Gail, Colin and the team. More 

Griffin, Georgia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First visit to needles and it was as good as I had heard. Went with some friends who were on the fourth visit there. Great accommodations, food, staff, and of course the animals. The owners go above and beyond to make you happy. The staff are so nice too. Highly recommend a visit there.

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DenisGoff, Owner at Needles Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Skygirl, Thank you so much for the very kind and flattering review. We had an amazing time with you Delta people here! Thank you so much for coming. We hope you can make it back next year. Warm regards, Denis, Gail, Colin and the team. More 

Baldwin, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just returned from our fourth visit to Needles Lodge. My friend and I have certainly become regulars there and feel so welcome each time we visit. We had friends visiting Needles also at the time of our visit,2 for the first time and 2 who had been there before. We all had a great time enjoying the hospitality of... More 

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DenisGoff, Owner at Needles Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Eileen... When ever we hear the song we think of you! You've become part of Needles now and the staff always look forward to your next visit. It's absolutely amazing for us to have developed such a great friendship with you and Joan after spending all this time in nature and a few glasses of wine of course! We... More 

Island Park, New York
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our fourth visit to this wonderfully hospitable lodge in beautiful South Africa. We simply do not tire of revisiting Needles Lodge with the gracious owners Denis and Gail, and their staff. On our 11 night stay, we were once again surrounded by warmth and hospitality, exquisitely delicious meals with the owners, other guests, and an impressive selection of... More 

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DenisGoff, Owner at Needles Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Joan, Another lovely visit that went by so quickly. We missed you guys from the moment you left. It's like having good friends visit now. And once again you've done a very flattering review, thank you so much! We look forward to next year with more nights in the bush! Warm regards, Denis, Gail, Colin and the team. xxx More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cannot say enough good things about our stay at Needles Lodge. Comfortable rooms, delicious food, a warm intimate atmosphere, encouraged by hosts Dennis, Gail and Colin. And not forgetting their wonderful staff. The ever smiling ladies Thobi, Tryphena and Thandi (hope the names are spelt correct). Dinner was a delight, all seated at a long table, sharing experiences of the... More 

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DenisGoff, Owner at Needles Lodge, responded to this review

Dear David, What an amazing review, thank you so much. We enjoyed your visit as much as you enjoyed staying with us, thank you for Choosing Needles for your safari holiday. We look forward to your next visit. Kind regards, Denis, Gail, Colin and the team. More 

The Hague, The Netherlands
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57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A half hour drive from the Crocodile Bridge Gate is the Needles lodge in Marloth Park, a lovely lodge a definitely an excellent choice to stay here for some days. We sadly only stayed 2 nights but we had an excellent stay here. The lodge is very cozy, with a big sitting area inside and outside and a boma where... More 

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DenisGoff, Owner at Needles Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Lex, Thank you very much for choosing Needles Lodge. And of course thank you very much for the very kind review. I am happy the tips I gave you for your self-drive ended up with you finding the rhino's! Thank you again. We look forward to your next visit. Kind regards, Denis, Gail, Colin and the team. More 

Snedsted, Denmark
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This year we came back to Needles Lodge with two friends. We found the services provided and the good company of Denis, Gail and Colin just as nice as we did last year. The "smiling chef" and the general staff provided fine meals and service. Best of all were the game drives with Dylan Fosse who showed us the big... More 

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DenisGoff, Owner at Needles Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Jan and Gitte, It was an absolute pleasure to host you for the second time this year and Jens and Gitte for there first visit to Needles. Thank you for your great comments. We do appreciate your kind words and look forward to welcoming you all back in the near future. Regards, Denis, Gail, Colin and the Team More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to five-star service at three-star rates You deserve to give back to yourself and your loved ones. You deserve to reconnect. And what better way to do so than at an affordable four-star game lodge in the African bush. Up close and personalWarthogs, giraffe, zebra, kudu, wildebeest and impala wander around Needles Lodge. As you get up close and personal with them, you will experience their lives – and the heart of the African bush. At this warm, owner-run lodge, your comfort, your experience, and your needs are our top priority. As one visitor said, "You looked after us beautifully" – see 'Reviews'. Food, wild animals on your doorstep, peace and tranquility At Needles Lodge, delicious local cuisine, African hospitality, and tranquility complement country-style luxury, resulting in the experience of a lifetime. Your time in the African bush, at Needles Lodge, will revitalise you and your loved ones.Your memories – the animals, the people, the sounds, tastes and scents of the African bush – will live with you for the rest of your life. A bouquet of optionsIf you're looking for a peaceful retreat, escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life; enjoy the hospitality, relax, and soak up the sun at the pool. Or let Needles Lodge be your launching pad to the following day trips – see 'To Do':Kruger National Park (safari in one of the largest and oldest game reserves in the world) Mpumalanga province (landscape, culture, nature, wildlife) Mozambique (craft markets, architecture, history, African/Portuguese cuisine)Swaziland (tribal dancing, bushman paintings, crafts, culture, nature, wildlife)Needles Lodge is located in Marloth Park, a private nature sanctuary in Mpumalanga province, South Africa. Marloth Park is situated on the border of the Kruger National Park, and is neighboured by Mozambique and Swaziland. Opportunities for close-up animal interaction.With Kruger Park in the 'back garden', Needles Lodge is the perfect launch-pad for your safari trip. Stay a few days, enjoy the hospitality, take a day-trip to discover the diverse attractions in the province of Mpumalanga or, if you're looking for a peaceful retreat, simply relax by the pool and escape the hustle and bustle of every-day life. ... more   less 

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Address: 340 Bushpig Avenue, Marloth Park 1320, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Marloth Park
Price Range: $181 - $231 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Needles Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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“There are only six rooms so it's intimate. Depends on bed size you want.”
 of 5 bubbles skygirl2016, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“all rooms are lovely”
 of 5 bubbles 426eileens, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are good.”
 of 5 bubbles joans273, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“but felt like luxury”
 of 5 bubbles _ginapatel800, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All 6 rooms adjoin the main lodge, look out onto the deck and bush with visiting zebra, giraffe, wildebeest, warthogs and bush babies.”
 of 5 bubbles Mimihook, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
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