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Garden Route Game Lodge

N2 5km after Albertinia towards Mossel Bay, Albertinia 6695 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 21/03/27 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 21/03/27 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 7 Speciality lodging in Albertinia
Travellers' Choice
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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Game room
Books, DVDs, music for children
Secured parking
Public wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Breakfast buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Children's playground
Children's television networks
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Steam room
Waxing services
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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Tiziri wrote a review 08 Jan
Leicester, United Kingdom24 contributions14 helpful votes
Staying at the Garden Route Game Lodge was undoubtedly one of the highlights of our trip to South Africa. From the moment of our arrival we were impressed by the personalised, friendly behaviour of the staff, the accommodation with careful attention to every detail to ensure a comfortable, incredibly peaceful stay, the informative, humorous game drive and the delicious dinner and breakfast. Our only regret was having stayed only one night. If you’re looking to recharge your batteries, pamper yourself to this peaceful retreat surrounded by spectacular natural surroundings.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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BonitaTravels wrote a review Dec 2021
London, United Kingdom94 contributions47 helpful votes
We visited in December 2021. The whole team is great and big thank you to the customer service team who ensured that i had a voucher to use as my original booking was just at the beginning of covid and could not make it to South Africa from the UK at the time. The vibe is exactly what you expect from a lodge - welcoming, home away from home, peaceful and luxurious. The food and drinks were great too. we stayed the family villa with the plunge pool which i can really recommend, although i suspect that all the rooms are great - this one however had real privacy and ample space to hang out on the porch. The game drive was my highlight and very knowledgeable guide. Cold but fun. Do dress warm, i guess even in summer - they do have ponchos if you get cold. The end of the drive is great when you get dropped off at big fire lapa with bar. We also visited the spa which i can really recommend
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Date of stay: November 2021
Room Tip: rooms at the main lodge less private - the family lodge is completely private e.g. no walk ways...
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Response from Martin van der Breggen, General Manager at Garden Route Game Lodge
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Travelbonita Thank you so much for your lovely review and we are delighted that you could take up the voucher. We appreciate your positive comments and are happy that you found all the amenities, dining, accommodation and game drives to your satisfaction. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.
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Tinus Van Zyl wrote a review Dec 2021
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So Saturday was my little girl's birthday and we decided to spend it at GRGL. It was a surprise for her and the team did an excellent job making it special . So thank you very much for the great party you put on for us. The game drive was just awesome, getting the opportunity to see the cheetah family was out of this world. The braai afterwards was superb, not only the quality, but the spread was just perfect. The rooms were very comfortable and perfectly clean. The service we experienced was top notch, right from the coffee we had upon arrival to the excellent breakfast on Sunday morning. Thank you to the whole team who looked after us, it was an experience we will remember for a very long time.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from Martin van der Breggen, General Manager at Garden Route Game Lodge
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Tinus It was an absolute pleasure to host you and your family for your daughters birthday. We are delighted that you enjoyed all the facilities and we cannot think of a better surprise that your daughter experienced our beautiful cheetahs on her special day. We look forward to welcoming you back and we hope it will be for a longer visit. Wishing you and your family all the best over the festive season.
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BartDeCoster wrote a review Dec 2021
Mechelen, Belgium13 contributions4 helpful votes
* 10/10 * Spotless accommodation * Great, spacious Room (Luxury Family Room 6) * Really Good WifI * Great Restaurant * Really nice, extensive breakfast * Great staff & management, who will do everything to make your stay as comfortable as possible * Kids-chair available in the restaurant * Good Spa * Heated swimming pool for kids * Great Safari’s with knowledgeable guides & also good with kids * Lovely Picnic in the reserve Bart, Katrien, Wout & Leon
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Martin van der Breggen, General Manager at Garden Route Game Lodge
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Bart Thank you for choosing Garden Route Game Lodge and such an amazing and clearly described review. When we receive such amazing reviews it gives us a great sense of pride and achievement and I will certainly convey your comments to the entire team. Wishing you and your family well over the festive season and we look forward to welcoming you again soon.
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Wayne Ekermans wrote a review Nov 2021
6 contributions
Absolutely amazing experience.. our game drive guide,Bron was well knowledgeable and informative on all topics and animals seen... Service and accommodation was excellent.. Very good all round experience.... Great for kids too, as my daughter loved it completely....
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Malcolm Baxter, General Manager at Garden Route Game Lodge
Responded 23 Nov 2021
Good Afternoon Outdoorexplorer14 Thank you for your lovely review from your recent visit. It is great to see that you had such a wonderful experience and that Bronwin added that little extra x-factor and made the visit all the more amazing. We have done our absolute best to adapt to the current expectations and regulations however judging by the feedback we are receiving our team has certainly not back away from the challenge and feedback such as your will certainly reiterate how their efforts have been appreciated. Many thanks again and I hope to welcome you back in the near future. Best wishes Malcolm General Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about Garden Route Game Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Garden Route Game Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Sir Robert Stanford Wines (3.9 km) and Alcare Aloe (5.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Garden Route Game Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Garden Route Game Lodge?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Garden Route Game Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Garden Route Game Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Garden Route Game Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Serengetis Restaurant at Garden Route Game Lodge, Die Pienk Stoep Coffee Shop, and Tuinplaas.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Garden Route Game Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Garden Route Game Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Garden Route Game Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Garden Route Game Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Does Garden Route Game Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.