About Garden Route Game Lodge
Set against the backdrop of the majestic Langeberg Mountain Range, the Garden Route Game Lodge guards the entrance to the Garden Route Coast. Only 3Ĺ 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.
Visitors to the Garden Route Game Lodge can enjoy gameviewing in open Landrovers, luxury accommodation and a memorable dining experience in our Boma restaurant. Our friendly staff and management are there to take care of your every need to complete your unforgettable stay.
Our 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.
Exclusive Garden Route 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.
Dining at the Garden Route Game Lodge is a relaxed affair where guests get a chance to discuss the days game viewing and make new friends. Dinner in our African Boma provides guests with a unique dining experience where a hearty menu of tasty traditional cuisine and chefs specialities are presented on open coals in African pots. Our friendly and attentive waiters are on hand to explain the menu or advise you on our selection of fine South African wines. (Breakfast and dinner are included in your stay. Special childrenís menus and meal times are available).
Alternatively the breathtaking Serengeti's Restaurant offers guests a more interactive dining experience where safari cuisine is prepared by our chef to your liking. The expansive wooden decks overlooking the valleys below allow guests to relax and unwind to the sounds of the African night.
Nestled on the edge of a breathtaking valley, Serengetiís and the adjoining Labola Chapel provides a unique and romantic African setting for you to celebrate your special occasion.
Architecturally designed to blend in with the surrounding landscape, our stylish new wedding venue has been carefully constructed using natural materials such as stone, thatch, wood and glass and brings together the elements of earth, fire and water with taste and style.
The venue is equipped to accommodate 120 guests but can seat up to 200 guests with a dance floor. The expansive wrap around wooden decks allow your guests to witness the sunset over the majestic Langeberg Mountains and the star studded African night sky while the Serengeti Bar and Lounge are for your exclusive use. The venue is totally climate controlled throughout the year with 3 fireplaces for those chilly winter evenings.
Couples have the option of making use of the Labola Chapel or may opt for an open air ceremony on the wooden deck overlooking the valley below.
Complimentary overnight accommodation in our honeymoon suite is included in the venue hire for the bridal couple to spend their wedding night.
Ayana Spa at Garden Route Game Lodge is set against the backdrop of the majestic Langeberg Mountain Range and offers an exclusive range of unique experiences and treatments. Take a break from the outside world and pamper yourself. Quiet your thoughts. Relax your mind. Rejuvenate your body. Live in the moment.
The conference center at the Garden Route Game Lodge provides an ideal setting for your next conference, bush breakaway, team building or group incentive weekend. Built from stone and thatch, the center blends in with the natural surrounds to complete this unique setting. This air-conditioned facility comes fully equipped with all the necessary AV equipment and can comfortably accommodate up to 60 delegates.
The nearby breakaway lapa overlooks a water hole and provides delegates with a chance to view some wildlife while enjoying a refreshments break. Apart from taking in the breathtaking scenery, tailor-made activities can be arranged to further enhance your bush experience.
Morning and evening game drives are led by experienced 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, kudu, zebra, wildebeest, and many other species of game.
No stay at the Garden Route Game Lodge is complete without a tour of the Reptile center where our resident Herpetologist (snake man), will share his knowledge of snakes, crocodiles and other cold-blooded creatures. An absolute must for families.
The children's program at the Garden Route Game Lodge has been designed to stimulate interaction between children and nature. Children are taught to be aware of our environment and the many lessons nature can teach us while having fun at the same time. Children of all ages are welcome at the Garden Route Game Lodge and are specially catered for. Our program operates over weekends and during school holidays.
There are a variety of programs on offer to cater for all children including bush survival skills, children's game drives and guided bush and insect walks, all overseen by our professional caring staff.
The GardenRoute 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.