Exploring Kruger National Park is a journey through Earth's geological history, showcasing ancient rocks, life's evolution, and dramatic landscapes. The park's diverse geology, from three-billion-year-old bedrock to recent Quaternary formations, reveals the planet's dynamic past. Highlights include the Lebombo Monocline and rich fossil records. This narrative emphasizes the importance of conservation and the unique opportunity to connect with Earth's ancient past at Needles Lodge.
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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 lodge in the African bush. Warthogs, 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.
We offer eight beautifully appointed suites, each with its own character and atmosphere and all the luxuries to ensure a comfortable stay in the bush.
From your bed, you can see out into the bush. Watch as the animals that regularly visit the lodge wander past your suite. Or walk through the large sliding doorway leading onto the railed wooden deck, which links back to the central deck.
Third visit to Needles
Been to the needles for the third time. This time 6 nights. You can really relax and everyone is very nice. The food is fantastic and prepared by Thobila. You eat together with all the guests so that you can also chat with people about their experiences. We had a full day in Kruger Park with Willem. It is recommended for everyone to book the game drives in advance.... Read this review
Ronnie & Sylvia , February 2024
Beter kan het echt niet worden.
Hier moet je geweest zijn om te begrijpen en te voelen hoe het is om in deze geweldige lodge te verblijven. Heerlijk (top kokkies!) en gezellig gegeten aan de lange buitentafel. Aanschuiven maar en elkaar vertellen over je ervaringen en te luisteren naar Dennis en zijn team die je van alles kunnen vertellen over het land en de geschiedenis. De game drive met ranger William om nooit te vergeten.... Read this review
Carla de Waal, February 2024
Our best accommodation.
Simply our best accommodation in South Africa! everything was perfect and very qualitative: room, service, reception, meals.. a big thank you to Denis and all his team. We had unforgettable moments!
What a great Lodge.
What a great Lodge, Wildlife in the garden and on the wall, amazing hospitality, great food and rooms. Will certainly come back, pitty we only stayed for one night.
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In the heart of Africa, the enigmatic African leopard (Panthera pardus pardus) reigns supreme, a solitary beacon of the wilderness's untamed beauty. At Needles Lodge, we offer an unparalleled safari adventure, inviting you to witness this majestic creature in its natural habitat. Embrace the opportunity to explore the leopard's realm, where solitude meets resilience, and every encounter reveals the depth of Africa's wild spirit. Join us at Needles Lodge for a journey...
Needles Lodge in South Africa offers an immersive experience into the wilderness with activities like guided nature walks, bird watching, stargazing, and wildlife safaris in Kruger National Park. It combines adventure with cultural excursions and relaxation amidst nature, allowing guests to closely observe wildlife like kudus and giraffes. The lodge is an ideal destination for those seeking both excitement and tranquility in the African bush, promising unforgettable memories.