The Garden Route Game Lodge boasts an excellent location in the Garden Route of South Africa and offers an unforgettable safari experience. The Garden Route Game Lodge, set against the breathtaking Langeberg mountain range, sits at the entrance to South Africa’s world-famous Garden Route Coast. Just three and a half hours from Cape Town, this malaria-free, family-owned and operated private game reserve is home to an abundance of animal and bird life, including the Big Five, making it the perfect choice for a weekend escape from the city. Visitors to the Garden Route Game Lodge can enjoy game viewing, luxury accommodations, and an exceptional dining experience in an African-style restaurant. The region has a mild climate with hot summers, cool winters and 300 days of sunshine per year.
At Garden Route Game Lodge, it's all about the wildlife, and a safari is a perfect opportunity to see some of the resident animals. Sightings of the Big Five, which include elephants, lions, leopards, buffalos, and rhinos, are common, and visitors staying for one or two nights will usually see at least four of the Big Five. There are also large herds of zebra, wildebeest, springbok, eland, impala, and other antelope species. The Garden Route is a treasure, offering spectacular and unique bird sightings, as well as breathtaking scenery and landscapes. The Knysna Turaco, Greater Double-collared Sunbird, Knysna Woodpecker, and Narina Trogo are among the many forest bird species found in Nature's Valley.
The Garden Route has a temperate climate that is ideal for outdoor activities all year. Summer months, between November and April, have the highest temperatures but keep in mind that this stretch of coastline is extremely popular during the Christmas school holidays.
Experienced game rangers lead morning and evening game drives, sharing their knowledge of the fauna and flora and local African folklore. Giraffes, white rhinos, lions, elephants, kudu, zebras, wildebeest, and many other game species can be found at Garden Route Game Lodge. Early morning and late afternoon departures are best since the wildlife is most active during these times; during the heat of the day, they tend to take a nap. Depending on how much time is spent at each sighting, guests can anticipate the safari drive to last two to three hours. Day Entry to the game reserve is free, and visitor game drives leave every day at 11 a.m. from Monday through Sunday.
Luxury, comfort and an African theme merge in this recently renovated Lodge. The Lodge rooms include en-suite bathrooms and a terrace that offers views of beautiful African sunsets only feet from the pool. Families will appreciate these accommodations' proximity to the lodge's facilities.