Garden Route Game Lodge

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from R 2,505
What We Say
It's easy to rush by as you head for Mossel Bay. But then you'll miss out on a great stopover - a day safari or an overnight stay at a reasonable price with all the amenities you expect in a game lodge. Plus there's always the unexpected, such as a cheetah conservation programme and a skull garden. You can stay in a romantic rondavel overlooking the dramatic sweep of 2,000 ha of reclaimed fynbos or in a family room near the pool with choice meals served in the handsome thatched Serengeti restaurant. Or enjoy a braai overlooking the waterhole and grazing giraffes.
LocationOnly 3-and-a-half scenic hours' drive from Cape Town, this malaria-free, private game reserve is home to an abundance of animal and bird life including the big five. Set against the backdrop of the majestic Langeberg mountain range, the lodge guards the entrance to South Africa's world famous Garden Route Coast. It is 97 km from George Airport and Cape Town Airport is 355 km away.FacilitiesThe establishment was renovated in 2010. The establishment comprises a total of 34 accommodation units. Internet access and wireless internet access are available in the public areas. A balcony is also among the features. Gastronomic options include a restaurant, a caf and a bar. Guests can buy holiday mementos from the souvenir shop. Shopping facilities are available. The grounds of the establishment feature a playground and an attractive garden. A playroom is also among the amenities at the establishment. Guests travelling in their own vehicles can make use of the available parking spaces. Additional services include a childcare service, room service and a laundry.RoomsSpecial family rooms are available for families with children. All accommodation units feature air conditioning, a fan and a bathroom. A balcony or terrace can be found in most accommodation units, offering additional comfort. A sofa-bed is provided in the carpeted accommodation units. Cots are available for children. A safe and a minibar also feature. Features include a fridge, a microwave and tea and coffee making equipment. Each accommodation unit offers a telephone, a TV and a DVD player. Each of the bathrooms features a shower, a bathtub and a hairdryer.Sports/EntertainmentThe establishment offers a children's pool. A terrace, sun loungers and parasols are available. The poolside bar serves a selection of refreshing drinks. Active guests have various leisure options to choose from, including golf, horse riding, a spa, a beauty salon and massage treatments. MealsVarious meals and board options are bookable. Guests can choose from breakfast, lunch, dinner and half board. Staff are also happy to prepare vegetarian dishes. Guests can enjoy the show cooking, during which the chefs create delicious specialities.PaymentThe following credit cards are accepted at the establishment: VISA and MasterCard.
"Warm and Welcoming"
17 Nov 2016
By Elaine, Israel
"From the minute we arrived to our departure , the service was excellent. our Tour guide was exceptional and informative. Highly recommended"
24 May 2016
By PIET, South Africa
"We had a wonderful one night stay at the lodge. The game drive was spectacular with Ashley as our guide. We even saw the cheetah and the lions. The accommodation was really lovely and we slept well. Was a little disappointed in the food as there was a large tour group the same evening as us and some of the food choices were not available when we got there which was not late. I eventually opted for chicken which was dry and overcooked.Establishment Response:Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of Garden Route Game Lodge. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your game drives with Ashley.With regards to your disappointment in the food, we have noticed the quality of the chicken breast was not up to standard and have changed the supplier to free range, grain fed chicken.Regarding the fact that that there were menu items not available on the buffet, this is not a norm and has been raised with the kitchen team to replenish the buffet more frequently, especially when there are groups in the lodge at dinner.Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused and we would love to welcome you back at the Garden Route Game Lodge.Kind RegardsJacques van EckHead Chef"
"Great place"
27 Mar 2013
By Deon, Philippines
"Great place with good food. Good break for a few days"
"Christmas at the Garden Route Game Lodge"
07 Jan 2011
By Angela, South Africa
"We had two nights over Christmas at the Garden Route Game Lodge and had a most fantastic time. The accommodation and food were wonderful and the staff were both friendly, efficient and helpful. Especially our guide, Alex, who took us out on three of our four drives. He displayed and imparted on us a great knowledge of the animals we saw and the local geography. The kids described their experience as "awesome" and it was the highlight of our holiday to Cape Town."
"Excellent short getaway"
02 Jan 2011
By Anthony, United Kingdom
"We wanted to give the children an African bush experience, but had little time on our holiday. We had a perfect two day stay, great accommodation, lovely dining and, most importantly for us, cracking game drives with a very knowledgeable guide. The cheetah hunt we were fortunate to see was a highlight. We would go again."
"Garden Route Game Lodge"
13 Apr 2010
By Gail, Germany
"We were greeted very warmly, given lined rain slickers for the game drive.Both the dinner and breakfast buffets were excellent.The glass of sherry as well as the roaring fire after the evening drive was much appreciated."
10 Mar 2010
By Julie, United Kingdom
" - we learnt so much from Hannes, he was so knowledgeable and interesting.Food was excellent and accommodation very comfortable.Just wondering whether the Impala managed to escape from the lion's enclosure?"
"Garden Route Game Lodge is Great!!"
11 Feb 2010
By John, Singapore
"Exciting game rides were an eye opener, fully enjoyable, Guide Patrick risked his life to attract cheetahs to the vehicle!!Superb food.Nice and comfortable accommodation in nicely furnished ''bush huts''.Seeing the thousands of stars from our hut at night was amazing. "
"We had a wonderful time"
04 Feb 2010
By Martin, South Africa
" - the accommodation was excellent in the lodge, there was even a box of toys left in the room for our young son James to play with, this was so thoughtful.Our guide let James feed the elephants and hold a couple of snakes - for a 2 1/2 year old this was an amazing experience.We would recommend a stay to anyone but especially those with small children.The food was absolutely outstanding. Thank you for a wonderful time and we hope you go from strength to strength with your wildlife programs."
"Definitely recommend"
11 Jan 2010
By Anonymous,South Africa
"My husband and I were with our friends while we stayed at the Lodge.It was a very pleasant experience and we would definitely recommend it to anyone who doesn't want too far to travel out of Cape Town and wants a taste of game life in South Africa.The activities the Lodge has planned are well timed, giving you a good part of the afternoon to relax by the pool."