About Maqueda Lodge
Bordering the Kruger National Park, expect to have all types of visitors during your stay. Wild animals roam the premises and we pride ourselves in the abundance of animals in the reserve. More than 300 species of birds have been identified in Marloth Park, a birdwatchers paradise.
Marloth Park is a proclaimed Nature Conservatory (1500hs) that shares a +/- 17km border (the Crocodile river) with the Kruger National Park, situated between the Malalane and Crocodile Bridge gates. Maqueda Lodge is situated on the southern border of the Kruger National Park with the Crocodile River as border to reserve.
Allow yourself to be absorbed by the peace and tranquillity of the African bush, while enjoying high standards of comfort and cuisine. The luxurious and tasteful décor reflects the very African nature of the location and provides the ideal environment for you to relax and take in the views and sounds of the African Bush. Both the staff and the owners of Maqueda Lodge aim to offer personalised service tailored to the individual.
African atmosphere, Western comfort. Four luxury double en-suite rooms (2 rooms with twin single beds and 2 with queen-size beds), all individually decorated with ornaments created by local African tribes. All rooms are accessed via wooden decks and equipped with ceiling fans and mosquito screening.
We remain small and personal so our guests can be comfortably accommodated and cared for.
The lodge is situated under a canopy of indigenous trees. Under thatch, the living areas open to the elements (no windows or doors) and bring the bush feeling indoors. The living area is raised on a wooden deck and surrounds the splash pool.
Traditional outdoor boma with its reeded enclosure hosts sumptuous evening meals round an open fire. For the free spirited or wild at heart a romantic bush shower is available.
Attractions & Activities
Kruger National Park Safaris (Southern region)
• Full day safari into Kruger National Park in an open 4x4 game vehicle with qualified guide.
• Morning drive in Private Nature Conservancy and a night drive into Kruger National Park
• Walking Safaris in Kruger National Park
City tour of Maputo - including central market, fish market, railway station, historical buildings and monuments, 10 hour (full day) tour (lunch own expense), a visa will be needed by international guests (obtainable at the border, own expense).
Panorama Route (Blyde River Canyon)
Graskop, God’s Window Viewpoint, Berlin & Lisbon waterfalls, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Three Rondawels Viewpoint. 10 hour (full day) tour (lunch own expense).
Pilgrims Gold Run (Pilgrims Rest)
Gold panning, old tented camp, various museums, churches, mine managers’ residence at Alanglade house, 8 hour (full day) tour
Swaziland (Ezulwini Valley)
Ngwenya glass, Swazi candles, local arts and crafts, spectacular scenery, 10 hour (full day) tour (lunch own expense).
Swazi Cultural Village (Jeppes Reef)
Includes guided tour and traditional dancing.
Elephant back safaris and interaction experiences
Half hour elephant interaction experience including walk, feed, feel, touch, sense and talk and more.
Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden (Nelspruit)
Includes guided tour over feeding time and buffet lunch.
Visit to private bird sanctuary and rhino reserve
Largest selection of white and black rhino on a private reserve and one of the largest wild bird sanctuaries in the Southern hemisphere.