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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Gecko Hotel Hazyview
- Gecko Lodge Hazyview, South Africa - Mpumalanga