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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Clean , comfy, well appointed, great hosts. Amazing food!!! Fantastic value for money!!! My girlfriend is a very light sleeper and she was woken by the wind knocking prances against the tin roof, we realise this this will not be an issue for most. Highly recommend as a place to stay whilst visiting the Krugar. We ended up at Gecko... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were dropped here by kurt safaris. We had a very good time at the backpackers section. The staff was very friendly and the food was great. At night it was too dangerous to walk from the backpackers to the lodge because of the hippos and leopards in the area but the staff insisted to drive us between the lodge... More 

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Thank Robin S
anjab7266, Front Office Manager at Gecko Lodge, responded to this review

Hello guys Thank you so much or the kind words. It was such a pleasure to host you and your sister and the stories shared is what makes our work a joy and worth while. So nice to get to meet a fellow snake lover as well. Enjoy the rest of your travels and please come visit again. Regards Dennis... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Anja and Tammy thank you so much for another great visit to Gecko lodge. The food and service was excellent. Please send my best to Fortune and Raiffie. So exciting to be back in Kruger national park and so close to your lodge. Our room was clean spacious and well appointed. We will be back.

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Thank Suzy L
anjab7266, Owner at Gecko Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Suzy and Alex!! Thank you for visiting Gecko Lodge again! It was so special to have you again and we are Delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay! We hope to see you soon again :-) Warm regards from Tammy, Anja and the Gecko Team More 

Singapore, Singapore
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I stayed in a double ensuite room which was located above the reception (we had wifi too!). There is a balcony, perfect for hanging out. I like the open concept of the bathroom although the shack toilet was abit noisy especially during toilet visits in the middle of the night. There was room service everyday. The dinner... More 

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Thank nwtenvie
anjab7266, Owner at Gecko Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your excellent Review! We love to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us and we hope we will see you again soon :-) take care and warm regards from Hazyview Anja and the Gecko Lodge Team More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Anja and Tammy thank you so much for another great visit to Gecko lodge. The food and service was excellent. Please send my best to Fortune and Raiffie. So exciting to be back in Kruger national park and so close to your lodge. Our room was clean spacious and well appointed. We will be back.

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Thank Suzy L
Hiram, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed two nights at Gecko Lodge, and would definitely stay again. I was welcomed by Anja (owner) and made to feel at home immediately. My room was quiet and comfortable and the food was delicious. I went for a one day safari in Kruger, and left the lodge at 05:30. The staff had coffee waiting and prepared a brown... More 

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Thank David B
anjab7266, Owner at Gecko Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for your great Review! We really appreciate that you took the time to review Gecko Lodge and we are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! we hope to see you again! Warm regards Anja More 

Cape Town
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

I am a bit worried as I don't find the Gecko lodge we stayed at but only the backpackers. I know they have a backpackers too but that is a separate business and quite different. I am very happy we found Gecko Lodge as it is a welcome change from some of the pretendy lodges around. Gecko has lovely rooms,... More 

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Thank NilsHeckscher
anjab7266, Owner at Gecko Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your Review and we loved having you at Gecko Lodge! we are looking forward to your next visit! Warm regards Anja More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

I have been 2 times here already. Service is exelent. Peope care of you so you feel like in family. Room is with bathroom. A lot of space. The short access road is not asphalted, but is well maintaind.

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Thank Miroslav J
GeckoLodge, Owner at Gecko Lodge, responded to this review

What a pity that I missed you and your wife! we are happy to hear to enjoyed your stay and we are looking forward to see you again one day :-) Warm regards Anja & Gideon More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

Its a few mins drive from Kruger entrance, owners are pretty cool and work hard to make sure that guests are at ease. I and my friend stayed up late talking to the owner and some other guests and had a great stay there. Highly recommend! My friend is going to Kruger once more with his wife and staying at... More 

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Thank nonya b
anjab7266, Owner at Gecko Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us! We enjoyed having you and your friend! we also enjoyed the evening and learned a lot :-) we hope to see you again and we hope you will enjoy the rest of your time in SA Warm regards Anja Gecko Lodge More 

Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

Gecko lodge is different than other lodges. It is more adventurous. In the middle of the bush. Great hospitality and a great staff. The do everything for you to make it unforgettable. No question is to much. It is also a good base for Kruger Park. The KNP phabeni Gate is 10 minutes driving from the Gecko lodge and this... More 

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anjab7266, Owner at Gecko Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your Excellent Review! We really appreciate this and We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us! We hope to see you soon again! Warm Regards Anja Gecko Lodge More 

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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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: Farm 13, Sabie Road, Route 536, Hazyview 1242, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Hazyview
Price Range: $59 - $76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Gecko Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 23
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Gecko Hotel Hazyview
Gecko Lodge Hazyview, South Africa - Mpumalanga
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