Maroelani Private Nature Reserve
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Maroelani Private Nature Reserve

Maroelani Gate, R40 Klaserie Rd, Hoedspruit, Maruleng 1380 South Africa
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5.0
#8 of 22 guest houses in Hoedspruit
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Maroelani is a haven for those in search of a Luxurious and romantic bush experience. Set in the Limpopo Province, Maroelani Lodge is a small exclusive, luxury safari lodge that is built fully of the grid. Maroelani focuses on sustainability and has implemented a green approach to all operating departments of the lodge. This means that the lodge runs on solar energy, has a low water wastage and consumption system, support small business in the area and the food and products is organic and locally grown. With Harvey roofs and large glass folding doors which completely open up the inside spaces to panoramic views out over the dam and the Drakensberg mountains. Each treehouse Suite is built three meters up in the air and has large glass doors that fills the rooms with natural light and enhances the feeling of spaciousness.
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Maroelani Gate, R40 Klaserie Rd, Hoedspruit, Maruleng 1380 South Africa
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Bianca wrote a review Feb 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We visited Maroelani for our Honeymoon.
What an amazing, relaxing, out of this world experience.

Their food is AMAZING, and I can't even begin to descrive their service.

The love and energy that Francis ( the owner) put into all the romantic dinners, picnics, game drives and our amazing room was incredibly special.

You can see that all the staff are hand picked and well trained, they start to feel like your family by the end of the visit.

Would HIGHLY recommend them for any type of ocation . We will definitely be going there again soon !! ❤️
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Uriska Andringa wrote a review Sept 2023
Middelburg, South Africa25 contributions1 helpful vote
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
I Highly recommend staying at Maroelani, they cater to your every need and have a very kind and loving atmosphere. We made friends from all around the world and just enjoyed the bush and calm surroundings. The staff are amazing and even helped us plan a suprise proposal and made it such a romantic special occasion. The food is fabulous. We went on several game drives experiencing the most amazing encounters including the big 5 up close. Whe stayed at the bush villa suite which was very romantic surrounded by nature. Already looking forward to my next visit ❤️🐘🇿🇦
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: My only tip would be to stay longer than planed because there are so many nice experiences and...
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GoPlaces15644967362 wrote a review Jan 2023
10 contributions
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have stayed at this reserve multiple times and the high quality of service and attention to detail remains.

The staff is all very friendly and helpful. The rooms are absolutely beautiful and comfortable. Not even to mention the stunning sceneries or delicious food.

We would like to give a special thanks to Francis - You are doing an amazing job with the reserve. Thank you for always being so welcoming and friendly.

Whenever going to Hoedspruit or its surroundings, we wouldn't dream of staying anywhere other than Maroelani.

We would 100% recommend Maroelani to others.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Angela Travels wrote a review Aug 2023
Johannesburg, South Africa12 contributions
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Personalised, perfect and pretty darn amazing. From the hammock and outdoor showers in our tree house villas, to the pool overlooking the vast African bush. From the 4 course meals catered to our likes and dislikes, to the coffee and Amarula set up on our sunrise gamedrives. From the welcome drinks upon our return to the lodge, to the birthday picnic setup in the middle of the Bush. My friends and I thoroughly enjoyed every moment. Alphod was an attentive, humorous and caring server. He put a smile on our face at every meal and every request was met. Michael, our guide, was knowledgeable and always happy to take use on sunrise and sunset game drives! The chef, Emmanuel, introduced his menu every evening and created such intricate, delicious meals that we still rave about. Francis, the owner and manager, ensured we were comfortable throughout our stay and made it such a special birthday experience. Maroelani - thank you, we will be back!
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Date of stay: August 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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brandin wrote a review Aug 2023
29 contributions1 helpful vote
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
I booked their winter special and asked them if they would help me with my engagement . They exceeded my expectations and went above and beyond and made it truly special and unforgettable.
There is so much love present in Maroelani. It is an amazing atmosphere to experience.
Their villa's and tree houses are exceptionally well designed and built with a unique incorporation of modern style and bush architecture.
The early morning game drives were a highlight, we were spoiled with blankets and amaroela coffee while admiring the sunrises.
The bush picnic was very romantic, it was setup in a dry river bed with a cozy hardwood fire , two canvas chairs and a delicious platter for two that was complemented by our two favorite drinks.
The afternoon game drives were my favorite as we had our 'sundowners ' by the dam while watching the sun set .
The game ranger was exceptionally knowledgeable on the areas fauna and flora , he enjoyed being asked questions and answered them kindly.
I was in awe of the beauty of their animals, it was refreshing to see healthy and strong animals for a change.
The food was amazing and delicious.
All of their staff are friendly and always greeted us with a warm smile, they went out of their way to ensure that we had an amazing getaway. It was an amazing experience that can't really be summarized in a few paragraphs.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Marius Brand wrote a review Jan 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Maroelani Private Nature Resevre is nothing short of the perfect bush getaway, from the moment you arrive you are invited with open arms.
The sunny days are well spent net to the pool, with the friendly staff ready to serve you a drink while you relax.
Really an unforgettable stay thanks to Francis and her team!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Janice L wrote a review 6 May
24 contributions
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our experience at Maroelani was exceptional, the personal service from Francis the owner, Hurt the game driver and the rest of the staff was outstanding. Our treehouse was very comfortable with all mod cons. The food was prepared to perfection and my husband is a fussy eater. Francis even made him his favourite dessert. Will definitely return.
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Date of stay: April 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Book direct with Francis for a better deal and organised itinerary.
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Brandon Alblas wrote a review Jan 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here over the period of December 2022, the hospitality is on a next level, this is such an exclusive lodge, the privacy and tranquillity is at UT most importance for there guests. The food was out of this world, the staff are so friendly, neat and helpful. The rooms I can not even began to tell you how great!! they are. The guide louis is wonderful, so willing and informed, we saw ampules of animals, buffalo, giraffes, impala, water-bucks, zebras, hyenas, blue wilde-beast, kudu's, the Fona and Flora is exceptional. Francis such a great host nothing is effort for her, Can't wait to visit here again, Thank you Team Maroelani
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Date of stay: December 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Angelique Crawford wrote a review Apr 2023
Springs, South Africa3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We went to Maroelani for our Honeymoon. It was such an amazing experience. The staff is amazing and the food is absolutely delicious. We highly recommend Maroelani Private Game reserve for people who loves nature, good food and great service.
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Date of stay: February 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sone P wrote a review Oct 2023
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Absolutely wonderful and romantic experience.
Francis and her team are so focused on every single detail and it really shows.
The food was incredible and the setting is so calming.
The bush cabin was so calm and serene and really gave a relaxing experience.
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Date of stay: September 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Janice L wrote a tip 6 May
24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book direct with Francis for a better deal and organised itinerary."
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nileshk104 wrote a tip Sept 2023
Louis Trichardt, South Africa3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Make memories at this lodge"
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Uriska Andringa wrote a tip Sept 2023
Middelburg, South Africa25 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"My only tip would be to stay longer than planed because there are so many nice experiences and things to do in the Hoedspruit area."
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Phumla Tsematse wrote a tip Aug 2023
Midrand, South Africa4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Take the N1 if coming from JHB"
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Nadene Schutte wrote a tip Aug 2023
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Pack lots of bug spray, drink lots of bottled water. Enjoy the facilities and be happy that you get to experience nature."
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PRICE RANGE
$699 - $854 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaLimpopo ProvinceMarulengHoedspruit
NUMBER OF ROOMS
4
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Frequently Asked Questions about Maroelani Private Nature Reserve
What are some of the property amenities at Maroelani Private Nature Reserve?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Maroelani Private Nature Reserve?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Maroelani Private Nature Reserve?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Maroelani Private Nature Reserve?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Maroelani Private Nature Reserve have airport transportation?
Yes, Maroelani Private Nature Reserve offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
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