Stayed at a lodge room with a friend for one night (don't think about staying any longer... how many game drives can you endure?). It was well-furnished with a TV, en-suite bathroom and some old wooden furniture. All the lodge rooms face out on to a wooden porch/walkway which connects to the main lodge, and the view isn't outstanding but it is overlooking the rest of the resort. Parking is of course free. The evening drive leaves at 5pm in a Land Rover jeep holding 10 people, and the morning one leaves at 7:15am. Since this is really a safari in a big enclosure, you will see the animals you paid to see. They have a few zebras, 2 giraffes, 2 rhinos, 5 lions, etc so you have an idea of numbers here. Dinner is a buffet-style feast with some game and soups, salads, dessert. Local schoolkids are also brought in to 'entertain' us with dances in return for a donation to their school. In the evening, the bar is open, otherwise you can use the spa, swimming pool, or selection of board games. They also have a reptile house, with a few poisonous snakes and an alligator. At 11am there is a cheetah walk-in enclosure trip but we didn't stay for that due to time constraints. All in all, it was a new experience, but only if you can't do a true safari at the other end of the country.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Garden Route Game Hotel Albertina