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    Africa is Waiting For You!

  • Your Gateway to Kruger Park

    Daily Safari Drives & Walks in Kruger National Park

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    Gourmet meals to suit every discerning pallet

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  • 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

  • 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

  • Friendly, relaxed atmosphere- great staff!

    Lovely food-very comfortable beds –loved our real life pet Pumba

    Becca sagster+ Matt Worrall

    Aberdeen Scotland

  • Excellent food nice animals a peaceful place to stay.

    Dominic Paul + family

    Paris France

Latest from our Blog

Male woodpecker hammering at a tree.
Have you ever wondered if Woodpeckers get headaches?

Have you ever wondered if Woodpeckers get headaches? An interesting question indeed. Most of us who have been lucky enough to visit the bushveld have seen these beautiful birds hammering their beaks against trees.

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A Prickly Cutie - By “Pango” Lyn Lambert.

Did you know that the Cape Porcupine is the largest rodent in Southern Africa? This species is found throughout southern and central Africa, including South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, and the Congo. And as the official Needles Lodge logo it’s one of our favourite animals!

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The Elusive Pangolin - By "Pango" Lyn Lambert, Manager Needles Safari Lodge

There are many people who do not know what a Pangolin is. I suppose this is because they are mostly nocturnal and live in burrows, so they are very seldom seen. Conservationists are constantly learning and gathering data through the rescue and rehabilitation programs which have been established.

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