Safari & Surrounds
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. This malaria-free family-owned private game reserve is home to an abundance of animal and birdlife, including the Big 5. See lions, elephants, white rhinos, Cape buffalos, cheetahs, the elusive Cape mountain leopard, a rare treat to spot on safari, along with giraffes, zebras, numerous antelope species, black wildebeest and more. Get your cameras ready! Seeing these majestic animals face to face is unforgettable. This reserve has a dramatic landscape that supports a wide variety of plants, animals and birds. The game reserve borders the Overberg District where more than half of the remaining population of the threatened Blue Crane reside, expect to witness these graceful birds in flight and hear their distinctive loud call.
Go on exciting early morning- and late afternoon game drives when the wildlife is most active, as they tend to rest in the heat of the day. Qualified field guides track the animals and interpret nature, allowing you to sit back, relax and enjoy. The safari drives last 2 – 3 hours depending on how much time is spent at each sighting and evenings includes a sundowner stop at one of the popular lookouts in the game reserve.
Enjoy the view from the Serengeti restaurant, go for a swim in one of the pools or enjoy an educational tour with a resident curator; from the deadly Black Mamba to the mighty Anaconda, home to 28 different snake species, Nile crocodiles, tortoises and rock monitors. Take a guided Game Walk or go mountain biking (the trail is rated medium difficulty). Indulge in Afternoon Tea or pamper yourself at the Ayana Spa.
Dining in the Serengeti Restaurant is a relaxed affair where guests can enjoy one of their famous traditional South African dishes from the a la carte menu while reflecting on the days’ activities. An interactive dining experience where safari cuisine is prepared to your liking. The expansive wooden decks overlooking the valleys below allow guests to relax and unwind to the sounds of the African night.
Jakkalsvlei offers a delightful wine experience nearby. The Garden Route Game Lodge is an ideal haven from which to explore the wonders of the Garden Route and Klein Karoo.