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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 16 January 2015

We spent 3 nights here in January 2015 and had a fantastic time. Our Ranger was wonderful and even though we had been to Kruger several times, we learned so much about the animals on this trip. We were so fortunate to see all animals, including the illusive Cheetah. Our Ranger - Ashley - went out of his way to...

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GManagerGRGL, Front Office Manager at Garden Route Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear that you had a fantastic time, that you enjoyed the Game Drives with your wonderful guide, Ashley and that you learned so much about the animals. We are happy to hear that the food was fabulous and the staff pleasant and helpful. We look forward to welcoming you...

Sydney
Reviewed 15 January 2015 via mobile

I was totally overwhelmed when we arrived. Ok, I had just got engaged and was probably a little emotional but walking to our chalet and overlooking the watering hole to see wilder beast and a rhino set me over the top. The room was clean, private and we were greeted with a bottle of local bubbles and truffles. The only...

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GManagerGRGL, Front Office Manager at Garden Route Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your lovely review and congratulations on your engagement. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay and the lovely view from your room. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the game drives with Lume and Ashley and that they made your experience. We look forward to welcoming you back in the...

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 January 2015

Despite atrocious weather at the beginning of December - cold, strong winds and driving rain, we had an excellent overnight stay at the Garden Route Game Lodge. Warm, weather proof ponchos were provided for our game drives and over the two forays we saw everything with the exception of a rather elusive cheetah. (Can't blame them though, after all, the...

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GManagerGRGL, Front Office Manager at Garden Route Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you had an excellent stay, that you enjoyed the Game Drives with knowledgeable Hannes and that you learnt a lot. We are delighted to hear that the staff were excellent and that you enjoyed the good food. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near...

The Hague, The Netherlands
Reviewed 12 January 2015

The Garden Route Game Lodge offers a nice environment to relax in nature. Our room was comfortable with good facilities, and the restaurant offered very good food; in fact the buffet style breakfast, lunch and dinner enable you to take your pick of favorites. The staff are friendly and helpful. We found the game drives somewhat disappointing, due to the...

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GManagerGRGL, Front Office Manager at Garden Route Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. We are delighted to hear that you had a relaxing stay, that the room was comfortable and that you enjoyed the meals. We are pleased to hear that the staff were friendly and helpful and that you enjoyed the Game Drives, and the walks in between. While our private game reserve is 3000...

Paris, France
Reviewed 11 January 2015

The reserve is quite small, so it is pretty much guaranteed that you'll get to see the SA classics - elephant, giraff, lion, rhino, zebra etc. The lioness are less than friendly. This is my 2nd visit, but it is my 3rd time being chased by the lioness, 2nd time to be chased by their elephant... Their chalet are quite...

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GManagerGRGL, Front Office Manager at Garden Route Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay, got to see most of the animals, and enjoyed the sunset from your Chalet balcony. We are pleased that you enjoyed the meals, that the staff were friendly and that you had time to relax and embrace the beauty of nature. We look...

somerset west
Reviewed 9 January 2015

Managed to get a last minute cancellation and took our two grandchildren (9 and 6) for a 1 night stay. They had a fabulous time - accommodation very clean and comfortable. Highlight were the 2 game drives and our guide, Lume, was fantastic - even found us a cheetah! She was extremely knowledgable and the children learned so much about...

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GManagerGRGL, Front Office Manager at Garden Route Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your beautiful review. We are delighted to hear that you had a fabulous time, and that the accommodation was clean and comfortable. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the Game Drives with knowledgeable Lume, and that children got to learn so much about the animals. We look forward to welcoming you back in...

ghana
Reviewed 8 January 2015

We were staying in 2 chalets , very nice & clean, bed very comfortable, very calm and relaxing.the breakfast and dinner very tasty with a large variety of food. The Staff is very nice and professional. Our ranger was very nice and lovely with the children. We have seen many animals including elephant,lion,rhino,hypo,buffalo,etc...

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GManagerGRGL, Front Office Manager at Garden Route Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the nice and clean Chalets, the tasty food and the Game Drives. We are pleased that the staff were very nice and professional, the guide lovely and that you got to see so many animals. We look forward to welcoming you back in the...

Reviewed 3 January 2015 via mobile

The place is a must visit fr following reasons Its enroute garden route U ll get to see lion and lioness 2 safaris evening and morning Reptile park is time pass Extremely comfortable rooms Amazing food Rangers hav a lot of info on animals. It's not just a drive and watch safari..u get to know a lot..

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GManagerGRGL, Front Office Manager at Garden Route Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Rohan, Thank you for your wonderful review. We are pleased to hear you have enjoyed our amazing food and comfortable rooms. We are glad to hear that you have learnt a lot from our Rangers and that you enjoyed our Safaris. We hope to welcome you back to our Lodge in the future. Kind regards Robyn Maasburg

Caoe Town
Reviewed 3 January 2015

We stayed with our family one night around Christmas time 2014, and we had an evening and an morning ride with our ranger Wessel. He really knew what he was talking about and showed us a lot of things we did not know. Also we saw in this 2 drives all big five's plus giraffes, zebra's, antilopes, wildebeast, gemsbk etc....

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GManagerGRGL, Front Office Manager at Garden Route Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your beautiful review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay, the luxurious rooms and the great buffet meals. We are so pleased that the Game Drives with knowledgeable Wessel was unique and that you got to see so many animals. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Best...

Bedford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 January 2015

We was on our 45 wedding anniversary in October 2014 and we used this as break on the way back from our Garden Route Tour. The accommodation was ok for 2 nights,the food very good, and you got your game drives in the price, the variety of animals was good but not not up to the standards in the Addo...

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GManagerGRGL, Front Office Manager at Garden Route Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your great feedback. We are glad to hear you had a great stay with us and that you enjoyed our food the chefs try their best to make sure you experience the good taste of South African food. We would also like to say congratulations on your 45th Wedding Anniversary. We hope to welcome you...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 3½ scenic hours drive from Cape Town, this malaria free, family owned and operated private game reserve is home to an abundance of animal and birdlife including the Big 5.Visitors to the Garden Route Game Lodge can enjoy game viewing in open Landrovers, luxury accommodation and a memorable dining experience in one of our African style restaurants. Our friendly staff and management are there to anticipate your every need to complete your unforgettable stay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Garden Route Game Lodge

Address: N2 | 5km after Albertinia towards Mossel Bay, Albertina 6695, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Albertina
Price Range: RM732 - RM2,351 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Garden Route Game Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 34
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Garden Route Game Hotel Albertina
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