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Breda, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Reviewed 19 December 2014

We stayed here in December 2014. The resort is situaties in the middle of trees and a river. There is nature al over so you Fin a lot of animals as well. We saw a variety of birds that in wake you in the morning :) And some gecko's in the room wich is very comon in Africa. The rooms...

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GeckoLodge, Owner at Gecko Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the Time to write the Review and we are so happy to read that you enjoyed your stay at Gecko Lodge! We are looking forward to see you again :-) warm regards Gideon & Anja

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 August 2014

We only stayed for one night, but on arrival we were captivated by the beautiful gardens and setting. While not 'high end' the rooms were very tastefully furnished and comfortable. The public reception \ lounge \ bar area is very pleasant and the proprietor and staff were readily available and welcoming. We had a delicious and nicely presented dinner and...

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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 are soo glad you have enjoyed your stay at Gecko Lodge and we would love to have you longer :-) Thank you again Warm regards Gideon & Anja

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 13 July 2014

We recently spent 5 great nights at Gecko Lodge. It was the perfect place to spend time while we explored the Kruger National Park. Only 15 mins from the KNP gates made it easy for us to get up, enjoy breakfast and of course the hot chocolate! Then we would be welcomed back after a day of adventure. The owners...

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GeckoLodge, Owner at Gecko Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Gecko Lodge :-) We enjoyed having you and we cant wait to spoil you and your special Children with Hot Chocolate again :-) Hope to see you soon again! We are glad you enjoyed your stay! Warm Regards Giepie and Anja

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 23 June 2014

Refreshing calming sound of water in beautiful Lowveld surroundings. Nestled against the Sabi river, Gecko Lodge is 'bush spleandour' and simplicity that is affordable for a weekend breakaway Friendly, Warm Hospitality and A 'Right at Home' feeling. Thank you Anja and Gedion for a great weekend well worth the drive

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GeckoLodge, Owner at Gecko Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Eugenia, Thank you sooo much for your review and it was an absolute pleasure to host you and your Husband! We enjoyed having you two and we are Looking forward to see you soon again :-) Your are such inspiration to all of us! Take care Gideon and Anja

Underberg, South Africa
Reviewed 17 June 2014

On a quick overnight in Hazyview, the lodge was a good rest place. The room we were in was a bit cold (Botswana), but the duvet was adequate. Breakfast the next day was a bit disappointing. It wasn't very hot by the time I received it. I think this is due to the location of the kitchen away from the...

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GeckoLodge, Owner at Gecko Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Caron, Thank you very much for taking the Time to review us on Trip Advisor! We hope to see you again! Kind Regards Gideon P.S. we do have Heaters at the Reception for very cold Nights :-)

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 31 May 2014

This guesthouse was great, a bit rustic, but that was what I was looking for. It was in a great location, safe, secure, but easy to get to shopping and to the national park. The staff was very friendly, the food was good, the wine was excellent, and sitting on the rock face and watching monkeys as the sun goes...

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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 and We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! we are lookingf orward to see you again :-)

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 March 2014

We had the pleasure, and I do mean pleasure, of staying at both the backpackers camp on the way out and their lovely rooms on the way back. Both are different in the fun, hospitality and experience, but both are common in good home values of hospitality, good value and friendship. The backpackers is huge fun, both the guys know...

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GeckoLodge, Owner at Gecko Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for staying with us and we at Lodge and Dennis and Gideon at the Backpackers Loved having you! we are looking forward to see you again :-)

Obbicht, Limburg, Netherlands
Reviewed 8 March 2014

A very nice lodge in a beautiful setting, nice small rock pool and good rooms and beds. Normal breakfast and good dinner. Very friendly staff and management. The children loved the hotel. Very goor price to quality relationship.

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GeckoLodge, Owner at Gecko Lodge, responded to this review

We are verry happy that you and your Two Children enjoyed your stay at Gecko Lodge and we hope you arrived safe back home! It was a Pleasure to meet you!

Utrecht, The Netherlands
Reviewed 12 February 2014

From the second we arrived we felt welcome. The two owners are very kind and made sure we got everything we needed. The rooms were spacious and clean. The location was great, close to the panorama route and close to the Kruger. Plenty to do. We had dinner twice at the lodge and both times it was very tasteful and...

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Lokeren, België
Reviewed 22 November 2013

Anja and Gideon made us feel very welcome. Everthing you ask for is being done with a smile. The lodge however needs a lot of maintenance but it is obvious they are working hard on this issue. Here we had the best bed and pillow in our 23 day trip. The only thing that disturbed our sleep were the smoking...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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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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