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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This lodge was situated in the forest, and when we arrived it looked all so green and beautiful! We were welcomed by 2 very friendly and super enthausiastic people. He showed us the venue and our rooms, (and even appologised to us for not having rooms in opposite of each other, which is obviously not a problem at all). They...

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GeckoLodge, Owner at Gecko Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Wouter, Thank you soo much for your review and we are so delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! I hope you arrived safe back home and We are glad that you got your Backpack back :-) We hope to see you and your family again in the Future! Have a Super New Year Warm regards...

Aviles
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can summarise in just a phrase, you feel you are in a natural charming spot and they take care of you. Professional and caring couple running this beautiful lodge, rest of the staff perfectly trained. Ok as I read in other reviews perhaps is not the top of the luxury but you have absolutely all you need and if...

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GeckoLodge, Owner at Gecko Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Juan Carlos, Thank you very much for your great Review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed Gecko Lodge and our service! it was an absolute pleasure to have you here! We hope to see you again and we wishing you and your family a wonderful new year! Warm regards Anja Gecko Lodge

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 18 November 2016

We were only passing through for one night on the way to the Panorama Route, but it was a good stay. The rooms are pretty nice and the grounds are pretty. I also liked the somewhat meandering layout - has a lodge feel rather than a hotel. The staff/owner were nice and helpful.

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anjab7266, Owner at Gecko Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we are happy to hear that you liked your stay! We hope to see you again at Gecko Lodge! Kind regards Anja Gecko Lodge

Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the gecko backpackers, but we our Tour we had breakfast an dinner included, therefore we went every evening to the gecko lodge. The dinner was perfect, we loved it. Eveyday we got breakfast - packages which we took with us to the daily Safaris. It was so lovely!! After breakfast, we were really looking forward to the...

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anjab7266, Owner at Gecko Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Elena, We are sooo happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Gecko Backpackers and the Dinner at Gecko Lodge! and we are delighted to hear that you finally saw the Leopard! well done :-) Kind Regards Anja Gecko Lodge

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Such a pity to see this place not being renovated or at least maintain. Such a wonderful looking lodge-resort in the middle of grown tree and beautiful gardens. I am not very sure if it is just better cash flow or just better management to fully utilise the potential of this place. Honestly, it hurts me to give this place...

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anjab7266, Owner at Gecko Lodge, responded to this review

We wish to inform you that your comments are been taking in a positive light. We bought a very old Lodge, and our motto has always been to leave the Lodge at the end of the day in better shape than it was in the morning. This we have achieved since the day that we arrived here. And together with...

Oss
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Very nice spot with some great views. Excellent location to drive the Panorama route. Also easy to visit the Kruger Park from here, although we did that from another location ourselves. Breakfast and room were good, as well as the staff who provided us with some great tips and suggestions. Free wifi available in the common areas.

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anjab7266, Owner at Gecko Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Ted, Thank you very much for taking the Time to review Gecko Lodge! we love to hear that you like our Lodge and we hope to see you again Warm regards Anja

Winnipeg, Canada
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

What a great stay!!! Staff so friendly treat you like family! Rooms are very comfortable! Could not be happier! Food was amazing and the location is great!!! Would recommend to all!!! It is clean friendly and cute. Very close to the gate to Kruger and perfect to start you adventure to find the big 5!

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anjab7266, Owner at Gecko Lodge, responded to this review

Sooo Good to hear that you enjoyed your Stay and our Gecko Lodge! Thank you for the Great Review! it is highly appreciated Kind regards Anja

Culemborg, The Netherlands
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

The area of Hazyview is very nice. The lodge itself was basic. The reception gave the feeling of not really interest, more fake. The lodges were basic, no nice view, the roof was made of gulf plates, the floor was made of concrete. The cleaning was medium, once they dropped our clothes on the floor. The breakfast was ok, continental...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Clean , comfy, well appointed, great hosts. Amazing food!!! Fantastic value for money!!! My girlfriend is a very light sleeper and she was woken by the wind knocking prances against the tin roof, we realise this this will not be an issue for most. Highly recommend as a place to stay whilst visiting the Krugar. We ended up at Gecko...

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anjab7266, Owner at Gecko Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Rowan, Thank you so much for staying with us at Gecko Lodge and we are happy to read that you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for taking your time to write this review and we hope to see you again at Gecko Lodge ! Warm regards Anja Barnard

Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

We were dropped here by kurt safaris. We had a very good time at the backpackers section. The staff was very friendly and the food was great. At night it was too dangerous to walk from the backpackers to the lodge because of the hippos and leopards in the area but the staff insisted to drive us between the lodge...

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anjab7266, Front Office Manager at Gecko Lodge, responded to this review

Hello guys Thank you so much or the kind words. It was such a pleasure to host you and your sister and the stories shared is what makes our work a joy and worth while. So nice to get to meet a fellow snake lover as well. Enjoy the rest of your travels and please come visit again. Regards Dennis...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Gecko Lodge is situated 3 Km from Hazyview in Mpumalanga, South Africa, on a 35ha Farm with Sabie River Frontage. It is the ideal base from which to explore the Kruger National Park (12km from Phabeni Gate) and the Lowveld Panorama Route including Blyde River Canyon (89km), God's Window (50km) and Pilgrim's Rest (54km) This owner managed lodge has its emphasis on tranquillity, comfort, quality service and good food. Gecko Lodge offers the guest an escape from modern urban living. We, Anja (German) and Gideon Barnard (South African) the owners at Gecko Lodge, offer personal attention and service with a smile in short, "Value for money" ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gecko Lodge

Address: 536 Farm 13, Sabie Road Route, Hazyview 1242, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Hazyview
Price Range: RM290 - RM402 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Gecko Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 23
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“I have been in two different rooms and heard nothing but birds and crickets”
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“For the same or most likely less money, there must be other options in the area. Avoid Gecko Lodge.”
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