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Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

As its been said many times before, dont judge a book by its cover is probably the best way I can think of describing this lodge. From the outside you get the feeling that it is nothing more than a backpackers but then from the inside it is one of the most hospitable establishments that I have ever been to....

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GeckoLodge, Owner at Gecko Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so Much for your review and we are Happy to hear you enjoyed our Home :-) We are looking forward hosting you again! warm regards Anja

Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 12 January 2016

Gecko Lodge is a very nice place to relax in between hectic safari days in Kruger Park. It is not pricy compared to what you get. The lodges were clean and had all the facilities we needed. No air-condition, but the rooms were cooler than expected and the fan was enough even though the temperature was almost 40 degrees Celsius...

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GeckoLodge, Owner at Gecko Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Dan and Friends! Thank you very much for staying with us and for taking the time to review us! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time and we enjoyed having you and your friends in the Lodge! We hope you arrived safe back at home and we hope to see you again! Warm Regards from Hazyview...

Reviewed 31 December 2015

This is a cozy country lodge near Hazyview and on your way to Kruger National Park. It has been in existence for quite a while and the buildings are looking it. Rooms are fair to good and the meals are tasty. Reception was good and the staff friendly but not to the point of making you feel special. This is...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

Had a good stay here! Staff is very friendly and willing to help with anything. Stayed in the Turle Dove room. Only downside about the room was that you had to sit down in the bath to shower. Pool is awesome! So is the food!

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GeckoLodge, Owner at Gecko Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your Review and It is Good to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! We hope to welcome you again one day! Warm regards Gideon & Anja

Worcester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 November 2015

I had a wonderful stay at Gecko Lodge. From the way we were greeted on arrival, to the choice of our table and service at dinner and breakfast, through to being waved off as we hopped back on our bikes for the next part of our trip we were perfectly looked after. I loved my room with it's gorgeous decor,...

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GeckoLodge, Owner at Gecko Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your excellent review! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we hope you enjoyed your Bike ride to Graskop as well ?! Well done ! We hope to see you again :-) Warm regards Gideon & Anja Gecko Lodge

Reviewed 14 November 2015 via mobile

We had a great stay at gecko lodge. Room is large, romantic and clean. Personnel is very friendly and food is delicious. We also appreciated the good and comfortable beds. Located near Kruger park and panorama route. Overall a highly recommended place to stay!

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Thank you so much for taking the time to review Gecko Lodge! we are sooo happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you again one day :-) Kind regards Anja Gecko Lodge

Reviewed 4 November 2015 via mobile

We have a wonderful stay in this lodge with wonderful African braai and a African dance performance, this was fantastic. If we get back we will join again 100%! We never forget this trip. The tips we get was really helpful for the future travel! Thanks a lot !

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GeckoLodge, Owner at Gecko Lodge, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and the Traditional Dance group! we are looking forward to welcome you again :-) See you hopefully soon Gideon and Anja

Reviewed 28 September 2015

Very friendly and helpful staff. We left very early every morning to go into the park and got packed breakfasts. Lovely location. Very clean rooms. There are security guards on duty at night and they are very visible, so very safe location. Swimming pool was an added bonus.

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anjab7266, Owner at Gecko Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review and thank you very much for staying at Gecko Lodge! It was an absolute pleasure to have you and your family for the Long weekend :-) we hope that we will see you again! Kind regards Gideon & Anja Gecko Lodge

Leeuwarden
Reviewed 18 September 2015 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights, when we arrived it was still not dark so we walk around, there is a big field of macadamia trees along the path that goes to the river, where probably there are crocodiles and hippos, we were not that lucky to see them. We had dinner in the restaurant, 3courses menu for R150. Really great. And...

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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 enjoyed your stay! also good to hear that you enjoyed our Macadamia Trees and the Dance Show, it is a very festive evening indeed :-) Hope to see you again Kind regards Anja, Gecko lodge

Swindon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 September 2015

I stayed here on route from Jo'Burg before heading into Kruger for a couple of days. I thought the staff were incrediably helpful in all areas, and so friendly to chat with. The African dancers before dinner were a good quality, and made for a happy evening. The evening braai was good value and pretty standard in quality. The rooms...

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GeckoLodge, Owner at Gecko Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the Time to review Gecko Lodge. We are sorry to hear about the Bathroom! We are Trying our best to stay on top of that, which is a real challenge with the high Humidity, which is not an excuse and we take feedback like this very serious! Thank you! Kind regards Gideon & Anja...

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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: €63 - €90 (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”
miroslavj399, 12 Apr 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are generous in size.”
ClemensD644, 11 Jan 2015 | Read review
“We'll located to PerryBridge, walk or ask the guys for a lift”
123happyfeet, 9 Mar 2014 | Read review
“Get room which is not sandwiched between rooms.”
Azwanetion, 20 Aug 2013 | Read review
“For the same or most likely less money, there must be other options in the area. Avoid Gecko Lodge.”
  • Mold in the showers.
5Britse, 18 Jul 2013 | Read review
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