• From Our Guests
    From Our Guests


What a magic experience at Needles!

What a magic experience at Needles! Greeted daily by zebras, kudus, warthogs and giraffes from the deck. Warm friendly staff, wonderful food and comfortable and clean rooms. Thanks Lyn and Phil for your hospitality.

Nicky Craig, June 2024


Best accommodation for visiting Kruger

Best accommodation for visiting Kruger and superb customer service. Award winning!! Food is top quality, rooms are clean and spacious and wildlife is abundant. Large kudus, impalas and antelope were walking around the perimeter of the lodge. The safaris are coordinated by Needles and only the best guides are chosen. Every comfort item is included and when you head out for safaris even warm ponchos are provided. I can’t wait to return. Got to see leopards, sable antelope, herds of elephant, wildebeest, warthogs, zebras, giraffes, hippos, crocodiles, lions, impalas, babboons, mongoose, kudus, vultures and Cape buffalo. Awesome!!

Emma Hayes, April 2024


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. You won't regret it! Take the morning walk. That's an adventure! We will 100% come back for the fourth time. Needles, thank you and see you soon.

Ronnie & Sylvia , February 2024

The Netherlands

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. Beter kan het echt niet worden.

Carla de Waal, February 2024

The Netherlands

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

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

Lovely stay- excellent food and host thanks.

Dennis Spence

New Zealand

Arriving after a long flight, to arrive at a place so relaxing and peaceful was wonderful, to top it off, the safari and food was magnificent will be telling my friends ,how lovely this place is

Marvigo + Manuel Clint

Malbourne Australia

What a great way to start our trip

The food and service was second to none, the room was quite cozy, thanks for everything

Matthew Spell

Durham NC

A 4-star place with 5-star service at 3-star prices. Alta & Gary are more like family than hosts, and provide a wonderful experience at a beautiful lodge. Will definitely send friends here!

Robert Markow

Montreal Canada

Thank you for the warmth, beautiful lodge and views of animals we have never seen before. We will definitely be back. Love & hugs. PS your staff are a delight.

Roland & Ilana Britten

Johannesburg SA