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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 March 2015

This was our second time visiting the Garden Route Game Lodge, with the first visit being a day drive two years ago. It was brilliant to see how much had changed in such a short time - animals that had grown up (for example, a cheetah cub we saw then who has now has cubs of her own at another...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write this beautiful review. We are delighted to hear that you had a magical stay, noticed the positive changes and that it was the highlight of holiday. We are happy to hear that the staff were welcome and friendly, the food wonderful and that the chefs went out of their way...

Umea, Sweden
Reviewed 1 March 2015

Me and my wife spent four nights during new year celebration at this well kept game lodge. Extremely nice and service minded staff. Good food! The game driving was very good and we had the possibility to see the big five and lots of other animals in a good setting. The ranger had a lot of knowledge that he shared...

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

Dear Asa and Tommy, Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear that you had a wonderful stay, that the staff was nice and the service were good. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the good food, got to see plenty of animals and that the Ranger shared great knowledge with you. We look forward to...

Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 February 2015

This was our first time in South Africa and we stayed at the Garden Route Game Lodge for 1 night. The 2 game drives were exceptional and our ranger had an encyclopaedic knowledge of all the animals, birds and plants. Accommodation and meals were also excellent. We would recommend the Garden Route Game Lodge to anyone wishing to experience safari...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your wonderful review. We are delighted to hear that you had a lovely stay and that it was one of the highlights of our trip to South Africa. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the Game Drives with the exceptional, knowledgeable guide and that you got to see and learn so much about...

Reviewed 27 February 2015

We stayed 2 nights and the food was delicious. Wild animals were great. I have been to Kruger during winter before so this is not as big but perfect for summer and no malaria! We had a massage too and the reptile centre was fun. Husband went on a walk and saw springbok very close indeed! Giraffe was so cute!

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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, the delicious food, the animals, and the fun reptile centre. We are happy to hear that your husband could see the Springbok up close and that you enjoyed the summer days. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Best...

Wiltshire
Reviewed 26 February 2015

4 of us were on a 14night visit from the UK and 2 had not been to South Africa before and wanted to visit a game reserve. We spent 2 nights with 4 game drives and saw all the animals we had hoped to see. We were lucky to see a cheetah with a very recent kill, at very close...

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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 pleased to hear that you enjoyed you stay, the Game Drives and the excellent food. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Best Regards Megan Claassen

Reviewed 23 February 2015

The Game Lodge is very well managed - from the accomodation, game drive, guides to the food! It was good but not great value for money. The Game Lodge is meant for tourists that would like to experience the Big 5 of Africa but don't have the time to visit the Kruger Park.

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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 hope to welcome you back at Garden Route Game Lodge in the near future. Best Regards Megan Claassen

Mauritius
Reviewed 22 February 2015

we were two couples with 8 nights in an around cape town and wanted to visit a game lodge that was driveable from cape town. we spend one night with a late afternoon game drive, dinner, breakfast, and morning game drive, and we all loved it. we were in bush valley view chalets which we lovely. we all really loved...

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Dear Guests, Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear that your loved your stay, the accommodation, Game Drives, breakfast and dinner. We are pleased to hear that you saw plenty of animals and that fun and knowledgeable Alec answered all your questions. Thank you for your recommendation, we look forward to welcoming you back in the near...

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 February 2015

We stopped here on a drive from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay. We enjoyed a very comfortable night in pur very well appointed little lodge which enjoyed great views over the reserve. We had two game drives - one in the evening drive and an early morning one. Both of our guides, Ashley and Leroy were very knowldegeable and gave...

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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 comfortable stay, enjoyed the great views and the Game Drives with knowledgeable Ashely and Le Roy, whom ensured you got to see most of the animals. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the excellent food. We look forward to welcoming you back...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 February 2015

This was our first time at a game reserve and what a brilliant introduction we had. We stayed two nights at the lodge and had a total of 4 game drives. The ranger was very knowledgeable and we managed to see 4 of the big 5. Dinner was buffet and the food and service were excellent. Our chalet was perfect...

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Dear Guest, Thank you for your wonderful review. We are pleased to hear that you had a wonderful stay, that the ranger was so knowledgeable and that you got to see 4 of the Big Five. We are happy that you enjoyed the excellent food and the amazing views. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future....

London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 February 2015

Stayed a night with Saga tour. Enjoyed 2 game drives and very good food.friendly helpful staff, comfortable vehicles. Saw lots of game with Arie, very informative guide.lots of families had brought excited young kids who had a great time. Also enjoyed the Reptile house and our group interacted with snakes.only disappointed we did not see cheetahs.

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Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. We are delighted to hear that you had a great experience, enjoyed the Game Drives with informative and knowledgeable Arie, saw lots of game and that you enjoyed the Reptile tour. We are pleased to hear that the food was good, that the staff was friendly and helpful and the vehicles comfortable. We...

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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: €174 - €386 (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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