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  • Excellent95%
  • Very good4%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“bush babies”(64 reviews)
“other guests”(40 reviews)
“game drives”(33 reviews)
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Pool
Non-Smoking Rooms
Restaurant
Airport Transportation
4 Star accommodation
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Offers & Announcements: Kruger Explorer Safari
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Offers & Announcements: Kruger Explorer Safari
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were warmly welcomed by Denis, Gail and Colin and provided with a hot flannel and cold beverage before being shown to our room to freshen up. We enjoyed the excellent food, hospitable service and the company of both our friends, fellow guests and hosts...More

Thank Alan G
Response from DenisGoff, Owner at Needles LodgeResponded 6 days ago

Dear Alan, It was our pleasure meeting you and having you as our guests. Thank you very much for the flattering review and choosing Needles for your safari holiday. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Warm regards, Denis, Gail, Colin and...More

Property's Favourite Review
Reviewed 19 March 2018

This Lodge doesn't compare to any place I have previously been to! Even 5 star hotels don't equal Needles Lodge. I think it's mostly thanks to the experience. Warm welcome followed by refreshing drink, beautiful room with very comfortable bed, delicious food, great staff, animals...More

Thank world_curious_me
Response from DenisGoff, Owner at Needles LodgeResponded 2 April 2018

Dear World Curious Me, WOW! What can we say to such an amazing review? You are way to kind and setting the bar very high for us. Thank you so much for the amazing review and for choosing us for your safari holiday. We are...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We appreciated the hospitality of the hosts, the great service, the friendliness and care from all staff members, the good food and awesome safari drive with Patrick at Kruger. We also enjoyed meeting other travellers from around the world over dinner. We'd like to make...More

Thank kim l
Response from DenisGoff, Owner at Needles LodgeResponded 6 days ago

Dear Kim, Thank you very much for taking the time to do do a review and your very kind words and constructive feedback.We can only improve further by this feedback but just to clarify; towels can be renewed at anytime if you leave them on...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

All excellent, especially the food and staff.Using their guide/driver, Patrick, rather than driving your own vehicle into Kruger, had many advantages, including not waiting in line and Patrick's congeniality and expertise (a Class 4 guide).Thanks to him, our game drives were outstanding.More

Thank akorin
Response from DenisGoff, Owner at Needles LodgeResponded 1 week ago

Dear Akorin, Thank you very much for taking the time to do a review and the kind compliments. We really appreciate your feedback. We will be sure to pass on your positive feedback on Patrick to him. Thanks for choosing Needles for your safari break....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a long drive from Johannesburg we were warmly wecomed at Needles Lodge. Denis, Gayle and Colin made us feel very welcome from the moment we arrived. Loved sitting around the fire and hearing stories from other travellers experience whilst at Kruger. Special thanks to...More

Thank Greg C
Response from DenisGoff, Owner at Needles LodgeResponded 1 week ago

Dear Greg, What a lovely review, thank you so much, we really appreciate your kind words and you choosing Needles for your safari holiday. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Warm regards, Denis, Gail and the team.

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Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Pool
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Shuttle Bus Service
Free Parking
Wheelchair Access
Airport Transportation
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Things to do
Pool
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
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Price range
US$141 - US$168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Details
Price range
US$141 - US$168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Traveller (455)
Room & Suite (63)
Dining (55)
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Family and Play Areas (5)
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"In the summer, you might want a room away from the pool area."
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"Any all are great"
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"Best not choosing the rooms in front of the pool. Zero privacy or no natural light in your room."
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"Book directly via their website. Only then you can book activities, such as Game Drive, straight away."
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