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Maputo, Mozambique
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just came back after three nights at Needles Lodge (2 adults and a 10 year-old daughter). Great experience from the start. Denis, Gail, Colin and the staff are attentive and welcoming. Food is fantastic and meals at communal table are a great moment. Rooms very confortable. Pool was just what we needed after a day at Kruger Park. By the...

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DenisGoff, Owner at Needles Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Antoine, We really enjoyed your visit with your lovely family. Thank you so much for choosing Needles Lodge for your safari holiday. And a "Grand Merci" for the very kind and flattering review. We look forward to you next visit. Warm regards, Denis, Gail, Colin and the team.

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What makes Needles Lodge unique is the excellent warm hospitality of the owners who are present during our stay and dinners. They welcome you (in French for me!) and make your stay unforgettable. We will go back for sure and recommend without moderation. Carole

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DenisGoff, Owner at Needles Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Carole, Merci beaucoup! Thank you for the very kind words and taking the time to do a review. And many thanks for choosing Needles for your safari holiday. we hope to welcome you back in the future. Warm regards, Denis, Gail, Colin and the team.

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel is created around a community atmosphere. The rooms are close together around a central area where guests relax and have dinner together. We loved getting to know other guests and the hosts during our stay. The rooms are clean and well appointed, although you are very close to other guests. Management and staff are very welcoming and happy...

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DenisGoff, Owner at Needles Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Simone & Bennett, What an awesome review, thank you so much. And a zillion thanks for choosing Needles for your safari holiday. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Best regards, Denis, Gail, Colin and the team.

Plymouth
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Denis and Gail leave nothing to chance. Great attention to detail and very high standards. Kind and friendly staff with a superb chef. I can't imagine a warmer welcome or a better place can exist in Marloth Park. Let them organise an itinerary for you in Kruger National Park. They seriously know what they're doing and they do it really...

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DenisGoff, Owner at Needles Lodge, responded to this review

Dear David, Thank you so much for coming to visit us at Needles Lodge. It was lovely to welcome you to our little piece of paradise. And a zillion thanks for the amazing review! We will seriously work on the Crocodile River kayaking :) I hope you had a safe journey down to KwaZulu Natal and enjoyed the rest of...

Porto, Porto, Portugal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a wonderful sensation to enter in Nedles Lodge. The place is decorated with an exquisite good taste. The owner is a gentleman that welcomes you as family . The house is a beauty. You can see even wild beasts and facocheros walking to their drinking spot just in front of the balcony. Dinner was excelent and the night...

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DenisGoff, Owner at Needles Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Pedro, Thank you for you wonderful review and kind words. It was our pleasure to host you and your group of friends. We hope to see you in the near future for another stay with us. Kind Regards, Denis, Gail, Colin and the Team

Linköping, Östergötlands Län, Sweden
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a brilliant wonderful time at Needles. The location is great with about 30 minutes from the nearest Kruger gate. The accommodation is very good and the food is simply amazing! Would go here again next time visiting south Kruger NP.

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DenisGoff, Owner at Needles Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Jonas and Linnea, 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.

Olivebridge, New York
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Needles is a fantastic home away from home,from where you can visit the beautiful eastern part of southern Africa. The Kruger Park, Swaziland, Mozambique and the Blyde River Canyon. Denis, Gail and Colin are fun to be around and very knowledgable.You can see from the smiles on the faces of the staff that it is great environment to be in.No...

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DenisGoff, Owner at Needles Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Gina, What a lovely review, you are too kind! Thank you so much for your flattering evaluation and a zillion thanks for choosing Needles Lodge for your safari break and recommending your friends. We truly appreciate it. We look forward to your next visit. Warm regards, Denis, Gail, Colin and the team!

Jacksonville, Florida
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

The couple that owns the lodge Dennis and Gail, the general manager Colin and the kitchen staff were THE BEST!! We had a wonderful stay. Everyone was so nice and personable. The tasty three course dinners were unlike any other we have ever had. I highly recommend staying here even if you don't like to go on safari. You will...

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DenisGoff, Owner at Needles Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Pramod & Lisa, What a wonderful review, thank you so much. And of course thank you for choosing Needles Lodge for your safari break, we are very pleased that you enjoyed it so much. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards, Denis, Gail, Colin and the team.

Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

I can't say enough good thing about Needles Lodge!!!! From the time my brother and I were picked up at the airport by Gail it was great!!! Gail and Denis were so lovely and knowledgeable about the area and very eager to please! The food was incredible!!!!! Even at the lodge there was animals everywhere from bush baby's to wart...

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DenisGoff, Owner at Needles Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Lorraine, Wow! what an amazing review! Thank you so much, it was fun to read and really made our day. And thanks to you and your brother for choosing Needles Lodge for your bush holiday. Remember to stay longer next time so you can do more of the amazing activities. We look forward to seeing you again. All the...

Reviewed 5 December 2016

We spent 4 nights. Indeed, beautiful rooms , quiet during night, wonderful cook . Diner together with other guests outside . Great experience to stay there and visut Kruger. Safari days well organized.

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DenisGoff, Owner at Needles Lodge, responded to this review

Dear V, Thank you so much for your wonderful and kind review, we really appreciate it and are very happy you had a great time. BIG thanks for choosing Needles for your safari break, we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Warm regards, Denis, Gail, Colin and the team.

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  • Pool
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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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 

Additional Information about Needles Lodge

Address: 340 Bushpig Avenue, Marloth Park 1320, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Marloth Park
Price Range: $192 - $244 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Needles Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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