Garden Route Game Lodge






Average Guest Rating: 4 Star Rating ( 4.3 out of 5 )
25 reviews

Garden Route Game Lodge Reviewed by Werner Trilety from Austria on 7 March 2017 .
Everything was exzellent, the chalet, the Guide Tim and the Food.
Rating: 5 Star Rating

Garden Route Game Lodge Reviewed by Christo Geyer on 11 October 2016 .
Perfect for our daughter's first bush experience. Tremendous service and Kalvin is a superb guide.

Some of the aspects of the venue can do with a bit of a refresh (towels, paint, floors etc). Bit the overall experience was highly enjoyable and we gladly recommend it.
Rating: 4 Star Rating



Garden Route Game Lodge Reviewed by Philip Gardener from U K on 13 March 2015 .
From the time we arrived ,until the time we left everyone of the staff were professional and friendly ,everyone spoke to us with a friendly greeting and made us feel very welcome The game drives were excellent we saw everything we asked for and guides were fantastic , The restaurant was beautiful and the food and service exceptional . Our chalet was also beautiful ,it was very clean and comfortable ,great shower !!!!!! And our maid was excellent also , We have had a fabulous time and will be recommending your establishment. thank you
Rating: 5 Star Rating

Garden Route Game Lodge Reviewed by Carlos Neves on 25 June 2010 .
Good value for a magnificent stay.
Rating: 5 Star Rating

Garden Route Game Lodge Reviewed by Brendan Reilly from Australia on 11 March 2010 .
Lived up to and exceeded expectations.
Rating: 5 Star Rating

Garden Route Game Lodge Reviewed by Craig Stowers from United Arab Emirates on 10 August 2009 .
Food was excellent. Service was good. The Guide we had, Johnathon, appeared very knowledgeable and passionate about his job which is good. The park itself is small and a bit zoo like but satisfactorily. The cheetah park was good. Overall, a very good experience. Thanks.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Garden Route Game Lodge Reviewed by Susan Gladwish from South Africa on 14 May 2009 .
We were a party of 4 and really enjoyed our stay. The game drives and guides are excellent, the food the tops and the rooms good. I have no hesitation in recommending the lodge to my son and family who are home for a visit in December and have already booked for a 3 night stay.
Rating: 5 Star Rating

Garden Route Game Lodge Reviewed by Angela Donoghue from Ireland on 14 January 2009 .
We had a wonderful first Safari experience in the Garden Route Game Lodge. The staff were warm and welcoming. We were a family with a diverse age range and the Lodge catered for us all.
Rating: 5 Star Rating

Garden Route Game Lodge Reviewed by Mr & Mrs D Joone from South Africa on 18 November 2008 .
The carpet of our chalet was wet, but it was very clean. The field guides and game drives were very good (Dewald and Retief)
The food was fantastic.I think it's time to start with maintenance on some of the chalets and walk ways.(paint work)

Rating: 3 Star Rating

Garden Route Game Lodge Reviewed by Pamela Lamoreaux from South Africa on 17 November 2008 .
Very nice lodge, unfortunately the weather was not good, so the experience was not as good as had hoped, but will definitely try again when weather is better. Very long drive from Cape Town, would fly to George next time, but overall we enjoyed it very much, the staff was very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. The tour guides were very good.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Garden Route Game Lodge Reviewed by Gwenn Haney from United States on 24 October 2008 .
We had a fabulous time! The guides were very knowledgeable and personable, the food was delicious, and the rooms were wonderful!
No complaints at all and would recommend it to anyone. The only down side is that the game park itself is small, and the lions are not free roaming, nor is the one elephant. But it was still a great experience for us.

Rating: 5 Star Rating

Garden Route Game Lodge Reviewed by Megan Coetzer from United Kingdom on 20 October 2008 .
Had very enjoyable stay. Accommodation and food was very good. Only animal we did not see was the cheetah. Our guide was very knowledgeable. Would visit again.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Garden Route Game Lodge Reviewed by Stephen Diamond from United Kingdom on 29 September 2008 .
At arriving at the Garden Route game lodge, we were made to feel very welcome. I booked a luxury chalet accommodation, which I found to be more average than luxury. The position of the chalet was lovely, as you could see thew game park for miles. The game drives were very good and our guide Hannes was excellent.
The quality of food was very good both at dinner and at breakfast. In all a very enjoyable stay and experience.
Would highly recommend.

Rating: 4 Star Rating

Garden Route Game Lodge Reviewed by Janelle Dunkley from United Kingdom on 6 August 2008 .
Facilities were first class and food fantastic. Guides extremely knowledgeable. Only let down was the small number of animals but they have plans to increase land area to enable more game to be brought in.
Rating: 3 Star Rating

Garden Route Game Lodge Reviewed by Hannelie Lombaard from South Africa on 17 June 2008 .
The web site is not very informative, we for instance did not know there was a heated pool to enjoy. Secondly it would have been nice to have rusks with the coffee in the morning before the game drive. The rest was excellent.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Garden Route Game Lodge Reviewed by Stone from United Kingdom on 24 April 2008 .
Excellent food, rooms, setting and staff and would recommend to anyone who was going on first safari. Very family friendly.
Rating: 5 Star Rating

Garden Route Game Lodge Reviewed by Michael Jensen from United Kingdom on 18 April 2008 .
We had a fantastic time at the lodge! The accommodation, food and service was really good, the guided tours unforgettable! the guides were very knowledgeable and enthusiastic and made this stay the true highlight of our SA trip.
Rating: 5 Star Rating

Garden Route Game Lodge Reviewed by Kelly Berschauer from United Kingdom on 16 April 2008 .
Great overall visit. Knowledgable rangers and perfect for kids.
Rating: 5 Star Rating

Garden Route Game Lodge Reviewed by Jayne Kearns from United Kingdom on 7 April 2008 .
We had a super time at the Garden Route Game Lodge. The accommodation and food was good. Our guide was brilliant. He made the drives "come alive" with his humour, enthusiasm and knowledge of the animals. We saw 4 of the Big 5. We were however, disappointed that we didn't get the traditional African dinner experience in the Boma that we had been looking forward to!
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Garden Route Game Lodge Reviewed by Vijayan Sannasi from Malaysia on 15 March 2008 .
We had an enjoyable time at the place. The accommodation at the 'round' chalets was new to us and we liked it a lot. The game drives were well organized and the guides knowledgeable. It allows one to get a general idea of a private reserve - friendly staff as well.
We were surprised that it was quite hot and the reserve could do with a few more trees.

Rating: 4 Star Rating

Garden Route Game Lodge Reviewed by Michael O'Sullivan from United Kingdom on 12 March 2008 .
We had a really good stay here and the guides were excellent. The accommodation was fine and what you would expect for a 3 star. We saw all the animals that we expected to see and were really happy with the experience.
The only negative was the reception staff were quite unfriendly and unapproachable. We arrived at 1.15pm and were told off, considering we were checking in at 2pm and were happy to sit down for a drink and some lunch before checking in we didn't see why arriving 45 minutes was such a big deal!
But apart from that it served its purpose which was to see amazing animals in a malaria free environment on the Garden Route and learn about the animals and the environment.

Rating: 3 Star Rating

Garden Route Game Lodge Reviewed by Pia and Peter Moricz from Sweden on 2 March 2008 .
We had a excellent stay at Garden Route Game lodge in Feb 2008. We enjoyed very much the game drives especially the guides. They have great knowledge and respect for the animals and it was very interesting to listen to all they had to say. The room, pool area and the food were also very good.
Rating: 5 Star Rating

Garden Route Game Lodge Reviewed by Jeremy Glover from South Africa on 25 February 2008 .
We had a wonderful time. I would like to say that we were extremely impressed with the standard & knowledge of your guides. (Having been safari owners in Zimbabwe). The food was delicious & all in all we had a fantastic stay with our sister in law from the UK.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Garden Route Game Lodge Reviewed by Dominic Coles from United Kingdom on 10 January 2008 .
We enjoyed our stay, and in fact it was the highlight of my daughter's holiday, so we may go on to do the real thing next time we come back to South Africa.
Only down side were all the mosquito bites we suffered over night. Perhaps some plug in repellant might help?

Rating: 3 Star Rating

Garden Route Game Lodge Reviewed by Birgit Oldenburg from South Africa on 19 December 2007 .
The staff, the accommodation, the food: absolutely fabulous. A small reserve with a good variety (although some tragedies decimated some species.) Definately to be recommended; we had a great time!
Rating: 5 Star Rating