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Garden Route Game Lodge

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Set against the backdrop of the majestic Langeberg mountain Range, the Garden Route Game Lodge guards the entrance to South Africa's world famous Garden Route Coast.

Only 3 1/2 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 5.

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Luxury Lodge
The recently refurbished spacious Lodge rooms combine luxury and comfort with an African theme. Complete with en suite bathrooms, the Lodge rooms lead onto a West facing balcony which offers breathtaking African sunsets all within steps of the pool. These rooms are ideal for families and are located closer to the Lodge amenities.

Private Chalets
Exclusive accommodation in luxury thatched chalets with en suite bathrooms designed to offer guests complete comfort and relaxation in a beautiful setting.The use of natural materials such as thatch, stone and timber, blend in with the African style decor to create an unforgettable impression. Linked to the Main Lodge via a wooden walkway overgrown with Aloes and fynbos, the chalets offer seclusion and privacy ideal for honeymoon couples.

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Visitors to the Garden Route Game Lodge can enjoy game viewing in open Landrovers, luxury accommodation and a memorable dining experience in the Boma restaurant. The friendly staff and management are there to take care of your every need to complete your unforgettable stay.

The Garden Route Game Lodge was started in 1999 as an ambitious project to restore an area of once degraded farmland to its former glory and stock it with game that previously occurred there.

With the assistance of Dr Ken Coetzee of Conservation Management Services, a scientific study was conducted with the emphasis on sustainable utilization, long term conservation of the remaining natural habitats and the rehabilitation of already degraded lands. Once completed, scientific calculations were used to determine the carrying capacity of the reserve and the restocking program could begin.

Today a large variety of wildlife including the BIG 5 are once more at home in this private game reserve.


Garden Route Game Lodge ZebrasMorning and evening game drives are led by experienced and knowledgeable game rangers who share their knowledge of big game as well as the many other antelope species, birdlife and local African folklore.

Garden Route Game Lodge is currently home to giraffe, white rhino, lion, elephant, buffalo, kudu, zebra, wildebeest and 24 more species that make up a total of more than 400 animals.

Garden Route Game Lodge is home to 7 lions which originally came from Shamwari game reserve in the Eastern Cape.

When the Garden Route Game Lodge was started in 2000, provision was made to accommodate the lions and provide them with a sanctuary where they would be protected. So it was with great fanfare that the lions arrived at the Garden Route Game Lodge on the 31st March 2000.

The lions have adapted well to their new environment in the Western Cape. We hope that their story of survival will provide visitors with an educational experience and enlighten them on the plight of these magnificent beasts.

Our elephants were translocated from the Kruger National Park and arrived at Garden Route Game Lodge in 2001.

They are both orphans that survived the last cull that took place in Kruger National Park in 1994 after which culling was discontinued.

The Cheetah Conservation Center was established in 2002 to provide visitors to the Garden Route Game Lodge with an insight into the plight of this critically endangered species.

A percentage of revenue from each guest that stays at the Lodge is allocated to the purchase of collars for cheetah in the wild.

No stay at the Garden Route Game Lodge is complete without a tour of this world class facility where our the resident curator will share his knowledge of over 26 species of snakes, crocodiles and other cold blooded creatures.

An absolute must for families and those wanting to overcome there fear of snakes !

Mountain bike trails on the various farm roads which lead to the Gouritz River Valley offer a challenge to the mountain bike enthusiast.
Shorter routes are available on the property for the youngsters to enjoy.

Enjoy a guided adventure trail on a 4x4 quad bike on a farm just outside Mossel Bay.

Booking in advance is essential.

Contact us for more information about this Lodge!

Why not have an unforgettable wedding at this Lodge!

Safari in South Africa

A Safari can be done in a variety of ways from budget to super luxury whatever your budget and desires, we can help you with suggestions and reservations.

The famous Kruger Park (pronounced krooger park), located in the province of Mpumalanga, which is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful of the nine provinces in South Africa. The area is known for its natural beauty and its rich wildlife. The surface is a park as big as the state of Israel and is the only park in South Africa that are "original" that is, there has been no re-introduction of any species. For this reason you should not of course reject all those other great options.

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Look for the "Big 5" on your Safari (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo).