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Plymouth
Reviewed 24 December 2016 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 18 December 2016

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

Uppsala, Sweden
Reviewed 18 December 2016

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.

Athens, Georgia
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Dennis and Gail were the best hosts on our 1st visit to South Africa. Accommodations were excellent. Staff friendly. Food exceptional. Their chef is outstanding and ever so willing to share recipes. If you want an exceptional experience in South Africa, book Needles.

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DenisGoff, Owner at Needles Lodge, responded to this review

Dear D&F, You are too kind! A zillion thanks for choosing Needles Lodge for your first safari vacation in South Africa. And a HUGE thank you for your flattering review. We look forward to your next visit. Best regards, Denis, Gail, Colin and the team.

Penrith
Reviewed 2 December 2016

We stayed at Needles for 4 nights to do safari whilst in SA. The lodge was great, the rooms were really clean and spacious - the pictures don't do the rooms justice. The food was excellent - 3 course meal every evening and cracking cooked breakfast every morning. Everyone eats together so you get to meet other people and share...

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DenisGoff, Manager at Needles Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Charliejones79, It was our pleasure hosting you at Needles! Thank you very much for choosing us for your safari vacation. You are very kind to take the time to do a lovely review and your words are extremely flattering; thank you so much! We hope to welcome you back one day! Warm regards, Denis, Gail, Colin & the team.

Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 29 November 2016

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...

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DenisGoff, Manager at Needles Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Jakalui, Thank you for your awesome review and kind words. We will pass these words on to the Chef and Dylan. We look forward to hosting you again at Needles in the future. Kind Regards, Denis, Gail, Colin and the Team

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  • 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: $204 - $228 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Needles Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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