About Gecko Lodge
Gecko Lodge is situated 3km from Hazyview in Mpumalanga, South Africa, on a 35ha farm with Sabie River frontage. Tucked away in the Sabie River Valley amongst indigenous forests and set in beautiful garden surroundings, Gecko Lodge is situated 15 km from the Kruger Park's Phabeni Gate and 50km from God's Window. Therefore this is an ideal base from which to explore the Kruger National Park and the Lowveld Panorama Route including Blyde River Canyon, God’s Window and Pilgrim’s Rest.
This owner managed lodge has its emphasis on tranquility, 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 new owners at Gecko Lodge, offer personal attention and service with a smile in short, ‘value for money’.
With its comfortable rooms and restaurant Gecko Lodge is suitable for those seeking a romantic getaway; a base for numerous activities from mild to extreme or even for a relaxing family holiday at affordable rates.
We offer 23 en-suite rooms, all set in a beautiful garden. Each room has its own character and each room is individually decorated by the owners Anja and Gideon Barnard with the focus on guest comfort. We offer seven Double Rooms, two Triple Rooms, two Family Rooms and 12 Twin Rooms. Each room has ceiling fans, tea and coffee as well as a safe.
• Room facilities include tea / coffee, electrical adapters on request and safes
• Wi-Fi is available in the public areas, at no extra cost
• Swimming pool
• Safe parking
• Laundry service
• Hospitality trays
• Restaurant - besides breakfast we also offer three course dinners or barbecues
• Fireplace and outside sitting area, where you can join us and discuss your day or you can just relax!
Gecko Backpackers and Campsite is situated within walking distance on the same property as Gecko Lodge, but far enough! Gecko Backpackers offers everything from up market Dormitory Rooms to Twin Rooms and a campsite which is hidden in natural bamboo. With its own charm, it’s a great alternative for young people and budget travellers.
We have a little walking trail on the property, down to the Sabie River, with some of the most amazing bird sightings in the area.
Activities and Things to do in the area
• Skyway Trails - Africa's longest cable trail
• Kruger Park Safaris; half or full day
• Panorama Route, including Blyde River Canyon, God’s Window, Three Rondawels
• Elephant experiences
• White water rafting
• Mountain bike and quad bike trails
• Horse riding
• River rafting
• Balloon flights
• Microlight flights
• Cultural experiences