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“Well positioned and spacious”
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Gecko Lodge
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Reviewed October 3, 2010

Better late than never - we stayed in the Gecko Lodge when in South Africa in Oct 2009. The Lodge is a large complex with spacious rooms circling a central garden area with a river/water feature that runs throughout the estate.

We stayed at the Gecko Lodge for two nights. Being October it hadn't quite reached towering heights of heat so I found the room slightly chilly but bed was warm and comfortable. The room was very large, with polished cement floor and a shower and toilet segmented off. On our first night we ate at the lodge and food was good and prices very reasonable. On our second night we ate in nearby Hazyview where food was excellent and well priced.

The lodge is well positioned for the Kruger National Park but also for the views of the Blyde River Canyon (thoroughly recommend this) with some sensational driving. There are plenty of other activities in the area but we decided to go on the Skyway Trail which is well worth it if you're up to the thrill!

Overall a good place to stay for location and value.

  • Stayed: November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 29, 2009

Only stayed here one night, but experience was good enough for me to recommend. Twin room was spacious and well appointed. Lodge was fully occupied but didn't feel crowded and landscaping round the lodge made for a lovely setting. Good breakfast and staff pleasant and very helpful.
Only one niggle ... take earplugs if you are a light sleeper, the walls are rather thin.
Recommend: Shangaan Cultural Village nearby for a very entertaining as well as informative night out.

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled with friends
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  • Stayed: August 2017, traveled as a couple
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Stayed: August 2017, traveled as a couple
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Stayed: August 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 10, 2017
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  • Stayed: July 2017, traveled as a couple
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Stayed: August 2017, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Gecko Lodge

Address: 536 Farm 13, Sabie Road Route, Hazyview 1242, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Hazyview
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 39 Specialty Lodging in Hazyview
Price Range: $69 - $99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Gecko Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 23
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 
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