Big 5 countryside getaway just 4 hours from Cape Town

Nestled at the foot of the stunning Langeberg Mountain Range, Garden Route Game Lodge is more than a gateway to the Garden Route Coast. Only 4 hours from Cape Town, the lodge is found on a malaria-free private game reserve that is home to the Big 5. There are several room options with convenient access to the 2 swimming pools, as well as a few freestanding chalets, all with private viewing decks – making for an unforgettable stay. Morning and evening game drives are led by experienced game rangers who share their knowledge of the local wildlife, which includes giraffe, white rhino, lion, elephant, kudu, zebra, wildebeest, and many other species.

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Best time to go to Garden Route

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The best time to visit this region is in the warmer months of September to April. The Garden Route is rainy throughout the year and is a popular summer destination that can get busy over the Christmas holidays. You will soon understand why, as you feel the warm rays while kloofing, abseiling and paragliding or simply taking a dip in the azure Indian Ocean. The months of June to August are colder but will provide opportunities for whale watching (peaking in September) with more windless days to enjoy.

Rooms

Mountain View Chalets

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Enjoy the seclusion and privacy of the Mountain View Chalets. All chalets have private decks that overlook the lush valley of indigenous trees filled with birdlife, and are perfect for watching the breathtaking sunset views over the game reserve. Features include an en-suite bathroom with a shower, air conditioning, tea and coffee unit, and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Family Lodge Room

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Family Lodge Rooms all have private patios, a king-size bed, and 2 sleeper couches with a cot available for infants. These rooms are elegantly decorated in a contemporary African style and fitted with modern conveniences to ensure a comfortable and relaxing stay. Features include en-suite bathrooms with shower, air conditioning, tea and coffee unit, and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Valley View Bush Chalets

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Enjoy the seclusion and privacy of the freestanding luxury Valley View Bush Chalets. All chalets have private decks and are linked to the main lodge via a wooden walkway. The chalets overlook the waterhole frequented by resident wildlife and enjoy breathtaking sunset views over the game reserve. Features include an en-suite bathroom with a shower, air conditioning, tea and coffee unit, and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Honeymoon Chalet

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The Honeymoon Chalet is luxuriously appointed with all the lavish necessities guests require. Enjoy the seclusion and privacy of this freestanding luxury unit. The private viewing deck is linked to the main lodge via a wooden walkway. The chalet overlooks the waterhole frequented by resident wildlife and enjoys breathtaking sunset views over the game reserve. Features include an en-suite bathroom with a shower, air conditioning, tea and coffee unit, and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Luxury Suite

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This luxuriously appointed and perfectly positioned free-standing suite offers a spacious room with a private deck overlooking the game reserve. The en-suite bathroom boasts a freestanding bath, double vanity, and a separate shower.

Luxury Family Suite

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This luxuriously appointed and perfectly positioned freestanding 2 bedroom suite offers a spacious main room plus an additional room, with a private deck overlooking the game reserve. The interior design is elegant, fresh, and contemporary, while maintaining earthy elements. The en-suite bathroom boasts a freestanding bath, double vanity, spacious shower, and separate toilet.

Luxury Family Suite w/Pool

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This freestanding 2 bedroom suite offers a spacious main room plus an additional room, with a private deck overlooking the game reserve with access to the pool. The interior design is elegant, fresh, and contemporary, while maintaining earthy elements. The en-suite bathroom boasts a freestanding bath, double vanity, spacious shower, and separate toilet.

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