• Spoil Yourself
    Spoil Yourself

    Africa is Waiting For You!

  • Your Gateway to Kruger Park

    Daily Safari Drives & Walks in Kruger National Park

  • Touch Feel and Taste our Service

    Gourmet meals to suit every discerning pallet

  • Check Out Our Amazing Special Offers
  • We will Wine & Dine You

    Walk in Climate-Controlled Cellar with a choice of fine South Africa wines

Experience The Magic of The African Bush!

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.

The Experience

If 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.


The central lounge and entertainment area at Needles Lodge extends out onto a large outside deck surrounding the trunk of a giant Marula tree.

Guest Reviews

  • 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.

    Jan Bollongino

    The Netherlands

  • Great place!

    Food is amazing,hospitality nice and seeing the animals are great.

    Inbal + Omar Sagi

    Tel Aviv Israel

  • Thanks for the amazing moments!

    Wildlife + kindness are both amazing here, lovely.

    Avril + Grigory

    Paris France

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