Kruger National Park Accommodation - South
Kruger Park Game & Safari Lodges
Park - South Kruger National Park-
Lodge is a warm and welcoming family run lodge in the heart of Marloth
Park, a private residential nature reserve bordering the Kruger National
Park between the Malelane and Crocodile Bridge entrances to the Park.
you are just passing by, visiting The Kruger Park, discovering the diverse
attractions in the province of Mpumalanga, or simply looking for a quiet,
peaceful retreat for a few days, Needles Lodge is the perfect place to
relax and unwind.
nothing but the sights and sounds of the African bush, numerous guest appearances
from resident kudu, zebra, giraffe, warthog, wildebeest and impala wandering
around the lodge and keeping you company, you can lay back and enjoy surrounding
bush or go on one of the many day trips available.
lounge and entertainment area at Needles Lodge extends out onto a large
outside deck surrounding the trunk of a giant Marula tree.
the shade of the giant Marula, guests can relax with views of the bush
or simply drop into the swimming pool located adjacent to the outside entertainment
Africa is most famous for its enjoyment of fine food and wine. In particular,
Mpumalanga has got access to the freshest of seafood that is caught in
neighboring Mozambique which is well known for its prawns, crayfish, clams
and freshly caught line fish. Mpumalanga is also famous for its beef so
you will also savour some of the best "braais" and roasts in the country.
will be happy to cater to your specific weaknesses so be sure to place
your order in advance for some of the most excellent seafood and meat dishes.
lover of wine, Gary also offers a wide selection of some of the Capes best
wines. The honor bar is available for guests to choose from a full selection
of beers, spirits and soft drinks.
is served daily but guests may also enjoy lunch or dinner (prepared and
served with prior notice) either in the open plan kitchen and dining room
or alternatively, outside on the deck under the shade of the giant Marula
central living and dining area offers old country style, luxury couches
and chairs. The lodge provides cable TV, an extensive library of magazines,
novels, historic and safari coffee table books and games, CDs, and DVDs
- all are available to guests on request.
services and facilities available at the lodge include an honor bar, fax,
telephone and Internet/email access.
laundry service is also available. Laundry service plus hair dryers are
available at reception.
of all Needles Lodge luxury facilities & Services
are air-conditioned and have ceiling fans.
en-suite with oversized bath and separate standing showers.
living and entertainment area.
entertainment deck and swimming pool.
hearty breakfast is served daily and lunch and dinner are arranged to your
preference with prior notice.
hampers can be arranged on request.
DSTV satellite, including a choice of sports channels, Discovery Channel,
CNN, Sky and BBC.
library of magazines, books, historic and safari coffee table books.
and email access.
of music CD's, DVD's and games.
variety of other leisure activities can be arranged.
Lodge is a luxury lodge located near the Kruger National Park that offers
six beautifully appointed bedrooms, each with its own character and atmosphere
and all the luxuries to ensure a comfortable stay out in the bush.
room enjoys air-conditioning and is equipped with ceiling fans; bathrooms
are en-suite offering extra large baths as well as separate showers.
décor has been tastefully chosen to ensure that you feel completely
relaxed and with all the comforts of home.
the lounge, dining and entertainment area located in the center of the
lodge, the rooms stretch out on either side and are joined by wooden decks
that converge on the central deck and patio. Each room has large sliding
doors that open out onto a wooden deck and the bush directly before it.
From your bed, you can enjoy views out into the bush and the numerous game
that regularly frequents the area.
are allowed, and can be accommodated in their own room.
to the ideal location of Needles Lodge and Marloth Park, there are a host
of tourist attractions and interesting places to visit and things to do
for the whole family. Needles Lodge can provide information and assistance
on any of the following activities and tours.
other option is to simply relax by the pool. Enjoy the African sun and
bush, and let the our staff spoil you while resident animals such, as kudu,
impala, wildebeest, zebra, giraffe and warthog meander around the deck
and pool area, grazing and magically adding to the peace and tranquility
of a wonderful bush experience.
tours can be tailor made to suit your needs special rates are available
for groups of 4 or more.
Drive Safaris", Organized Game Drives & Nature Walks
between the two main southern entry points to the Kruger National Park,
needles lodge is located 35kms from Malelane Gate and only 30kms from Crocodile
Bridge Gate. This offers quick easy access to the Park for day trips, with
time enough to view a large section of the Southern section of the park
which is the most popular part of Kruger.
the assistance of lodge management, full day safaris as well as night drives
can be arranged and booked into the Kruger National Park. Nature trails
and bush walks are also available. These are all conducted by qualified
Park Rangers who escort all guests on these activities.
& Swaziland Trips
from the easy access to the Kruger, Needles Lodge is also ideally situated
for day trips to Mozambique and Swaziland. It is also a perfect stopover
for travellers leaving these countries for either shopping trips or continued
the Mozambique capital is also a wonderful experience. Visit the various
craft markets and tour the city with its wonderful architecture and history.
A trip to Maputo would not be complete without enjoying the finest of Portuguese
cuisine that specializes in some of the freshest seafood and traditional
fair on the Costa Dol Sol beachfront.
is also just an hour away and this day trip offers a different experience
but equally enjoyable. Visit traditional cultural villages, bushman paintings,
art and craft centers, and view the beauty of one of Africa's last remaining
tours to both Maputo and Swaziland can be arranged on request.
Visits to Local Craft Markets
can be arranged at the Malelane Country Club, Komatipoort Golf Club, both
within a 30minute drive from Needles Lodge. Guests also have access to
a number of courses in and around the town of Nelspruit.
and exciting activity in the area is tiger fishing. By prior arrangement
with management, day trips into Mozambique can be organized as the Tiger
Fish "hot spot" - The Komati River is only an hours drive away. For the
more serious fisherman, full day fishing charters can also be arranged
out of Maputo. Visas and picnic baskets can be arranged by management at
are available. Over 300 bird species have been recorded in Marloth Park.
Lodge at 7h00. Visit Longtom Camp. Enjoy breakfast in Sabie at 9h00.
River Canyon and 3 Rondawels.
a light lunch at Harry's Pancakes in Graskop. Back at the Lodge at 17h30.
Park Day Tour
early when gates open at Crocodile Bridge. Have breakfast at Lower Sabie
/ Skukuza Camp. Spend whole day looking for the "Big 5". Back at Lodge
a full or half day safari with a qualified ranger in a 4x4 with aircon.
The game drives concentrate on the southern region of the Park which is
internationally recognised as the best game viewing area for the big 5.
Visit Skakuza the main camp where the museum and curio shops are situated.
Prices include entry fees and breakfast at one of the rest camps.
at Lodge. Leave Lodge at 7h30. Enter Swaziland at Matsamo Border Post.
beautiful country with an amazing atmosphere and local culture. Visit the
cultural village at the Matsamo border post and experience the culture
traditions and tribal dancing. Visit Ngwenya glass factory where locals
produce wonderful objects from recycled glass. At the craft markets you
can barter for carvings and other African curios. After lunch we drive
to Swazi Candles where you can observe candles of all shapes and sizes
being made by locals - this factory is internationally recognised along
with the Coral Stevens tapestry factory where mohair products are produced
for export the world over.
Candles and enjoy light lunch.
Swaziland at Matsamo Border Post. Back at Lodge at 17h30.
at Lodge. Leave Lodge at 8h00. Back at Lodge at 17h30.
the capital of Mozambique and enjoy a day in the city viewing the Portuguese
architecture of the Colonial days - visit the Maputo station designed by
Gustaf Eiffel (designer of the Eiffel Tower), the waterfront and harbor.
Craft markets are abundant, the local Mozambicans use exotic hard woods
for different types of carvings and curios, batiks and other fabrics are
also available at the markets. Lunch is normally eaten at the Costa do
Sol restaurant, a traditional Portuguese seafood restaurant overlooking
the sea, which has become a landmark in Maputo. Enjoy wonderful seafood
dishes and a vibey atmosphere all served up at amazingly low prices.
safaris into the Kruger Park, Swaziland, Maputo and Panoramic route with
a professional guide are available by prior booking. Our guides are highly
qualified, informative and fun to be with. These safaris are available
in an air-conditioned 4x4 or an open game drive vehicle. The rate includes
the park entrance fee and a light breakfast. Soft drinks and mineral water
are provided in the vehicle.
trails in the Kruger Park on foot with an armed ranger and an opportunity
to get up close and personal with the big 5.
drives into the Kruger Park with park rangers in an open air 4x4 give you
the chance to view nocturnal life in the bush.
available on enquiry