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Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

Room was clean and spacious, staff very friendly and professional. The lodge is beautiful and the little river outside our door just made it that extra bit more special. I would highly recommend this lodge to anyone!

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anjab7266, Owner at Gecko Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your Review and we are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay! warm regards Gideon & Anja

Hamburg, Deutschland
Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

We stayed only one night during our motorbike trip in South Africa. The owners are very friendly and warm hearted. The rooms were clean and big enough. Also the interior is well maintained. The food we had for dinner was outstanding good. The service stuff very friendly and fast. The breakfast was brilliant. I would choose the lodge again to...

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anjab7266, Owner at Gecko Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to review Gecko Lodge! we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and it is always good to meet friendly People from back Home :-) Moin moin! Warm regards Gideon and Anja

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 25 July 2015 via mobile

We stayed here with 2 kids of 5 and 7 in April and enjoyed it very much. The family room is very comfortabel, the swimming pool is inviting and the food in the restaurant was very very yummie. This lodge is perfect for a family stay near the Kruger area. Thank you again Anja and Gideon!

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anjab7266, Owner at Gecko Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your Review on Trip Advisor! we are Happy to hear that you enjoyed your Stay and you enjoyed our Dinner and Breakfast! We hope to see you again one day Kind regards Gideon & Anja Gecko Lodge

Bryanston, South Africa
Reviewed 27 April 2015

We had to do a late booking for our driver in Hazyview and I referred my one staff member to go and check on availability at Gecko Lodge. In the meantime I was on my smartphone and Googled the lodge and took a quick peep at the rate offered for one traveller. I saw R 495.00 per person sharing under...

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anjab7266, Owner at Gecko Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Farnie. Thank you for your feedback and sorry to read your review! I am not sure what happened that evening, but we do have a lot of respect for Drivers and Guides! The rates you saw on our Website were for 2014 / Sharing rate, and your driver was looking for a single Room! the 2014 were unfortunately not...

Lucerne, Switzerland
Reviewed 22 March 2015

We stayed one night at the Gecko Lodge in Hazyview on our way to the Kruger Park. We have been traveling in South Africa for two weeks before this stay. So if I honestly compare the value we got from Gecko Lodge with other guesthouses in South Africa in the same price range, I have to say that the value...

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GeckoLodge, Owner at Gecko Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for staying at Gecko Lodge and Thanks for taking the Time to review us. Kind regards Anja Gecko Lodge

Bristol
Reviewed 14 February 2015

This is quite a nice hotel that's just a bit run down. If it had some money spent upon it it could be wonderful, but they probably don't get enough high price custom to make enough money to do this. The food in the hotel is pretty good and everyone is very friendly - especially the German woman who owns...

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GeckoLodge, Owner at Gecko Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to Review Gecko Lodge! We have bought Gecko Lodge three years ago and we are continuously maintaining, renovating, changing, upgrading.....and yes it takes time and money:-) We love our Dogs, but don't worry they are always on a Leash and do not roam between Guests :-) Thanks again for staying with us...

Prien am Chiemsee, Germany
Reviewed 11 January 2015

We spend 5 days in this wonderful location during our 2 week trip around Kruger National. Everything has a very familiar atmosphere. The owners make you feel immediately welcome and the staff is very friendly and attentive. The lodge offers dinner which is suprisingly delicious and divers- bonus! The lodge, rooms and gardens are very well kept and with lot's...

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GeckoLodge, Owner at Gecko Lodge, responded to this review

Thank You Clemens and Family to spend your X-mas holiday with us! we enjoyed every minute and we are thinking of you all the time when we eat L(u)ichies and Lemon Cake :-) Hope to you soon again warm regards from Hazyview Gideon & Anja & Team

Toronto
Reviewed 1 January 2015

We came for a wedding and stayed three days. The lodge is well situated to access everything Hazyview has to offer. Best of all, it is secluded in its own private jungle hollow. The lodge does not try to be luxurious, but pulls off rustic and quality very well, it easily offers more value for the money than a typical...

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GeckoLodge, Owner at Gecko Lodge, responded to this review

What a great time we had and it was such a pleasure to have you and your Friends at Gecko Lodge! We hope you arrived safe back home and we hope to see you again! Thanks for taking the Time to write this review! Warm regards from Hazyview Gideon & Anja

Seoul, South Korea
Reviewed 30 December 2014

My husband and I recently had our wedding here, and it was the perfect venue. The owners are hospitable and friendly, and they went out of their way to help us in every way possible. The staff was also professional, caring, and helpful. Our room was cute and rustic, and the grounds are beautiful. We cannot wait to return for...

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Breda, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Reviewed 19 December 2014 via mobile

We only stayed here for one night but we had a wonderful time. The rooms are big and quite cosy and the staff is very friendly and helpfull no matter what. The really make you feel like "home". They environment is beautiful and there are a lot of things to do in the area. A place to go back to....

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GeckoLodge, Owner at Gecko Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the Great Review and we are delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay! We hope to see you again Kind Regards Gideon & Anja

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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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: 536 Farm 13, Sabie Road Route, Hazyview 1242, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Hazyview
Price Range: $95 - $130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Gecko Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 23
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“I have been in two different rooms and heard nothing but birds and crickets”
 of 5 bubbles miroslavj399, 12 Apr 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are generous in size.”
 of 5 bubbles ClemensD644, 11 Jan 2015 | Read review
“We'll located to PerryBridge, walk or ask the guys for a lift”
 of 5 bubbles 123happyfeet, 9 Mar 2014 | Read review
“Get room which is not sandwiched between rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles Azwanetion, 20 Aug 2013 | Read review
“For the same or most likely less money, there must be other options in the area. Avoid Gecko Lodge.”
  • Mold in the showers.
 of 5 bubbles 5Britse, 18 Jul 2013 | Read review
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