One thing that stands out at Garden Route Game Lodge is its location. Not only is it easy to get to, just a few hours’ drive from Cape Town, but it is perfectly set against the backdrop of the Langeberg Mountains.
It’s one of the larger lodges in the region, offering a wide portfolio of Garden Route accommodation options and a long list of on-site facilities. And while this makes it quite a social spot for holiday-makers, it is still spacious enough so that you can still enjoy time to yourself without interruptions.
In the main areas like the outdoor boma and bar, you can very easily strike up a few interesting convos with other like-minded travellers during your stay, but you can also slip off to the spa for some quiet time, or indulge in a dinner for two arranged at a private location.
Everything at the Garden Route Game Lodge runs like clockwork thanks to the attentive staff and rangers. Game drives depart in the early morning and late afternoon when the temperature is cooler and the animals are most active. During a Garden Route safari, you can get up close to a variety of animals, including the Big 5 and other highly sought after safari specials, like leopard and giraffe.
At Garden Route Game Lodge, the activities are endless, you can trek out on a guided walk led by an armed tracker, or visit the Reptile Encounters facility to learn more about South Africa’s indigenous snakes, and meet a tortoise or two. The lodge is particularly great for families thanks to the supervised Kids on Safari programme. It allows Mom and Dad to catch up on some alone time, but it also keeps the kiddies preoccupied so as not to disturb other guests.