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Gecko Creek Wildnerness Lodge

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Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast Available
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a few a days at Gecko Creek over New Year and what an amazing place. Tranquil. Beautiful. At night the sky is a blanket of stars, and so are Levine and Adrian the hosts. Definitely worth multiple return vivits.

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank LathiemGroenmeyer
Reviewed 12 November 2018

I've been to Gecko twice - once with a cycling buddy as we explored the Cederberg and again with my family. The first time I was there I knew I wanted to return with my family - the location is simply stunning! The views from...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Chris K
Reviewed 27 September 2018

Quiet and relaxing getaway. Abundant bird life and floral display. Friendly and helpful staff. Great place to relax and get away from the city life. No children allowed. Pool with a view of Leopard rock, swing bench to watch the sunset, and comfy beanbags around...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank 698nickyh
Response from GeckoCreekL, Guest Relations Manager at Gecko Creek Wildnerness LodgeResponded 28 September 2018

Thank you for the great overview of your stay and the feedback. Trusting you will share your experience with many so that they can follow! Thank you for popping in!

Reviewed 10 July 2018

What a wonderful quiet getaway. Me and my boyfriend went for our anniversary to Gecko Creek Wilderness Lodge and we wanted something quiet and secluded and away from the hustle of the city. It's really a place to shut down and relax. When I went...More

Date of stay: June 2018
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Response from GeckoCreekL, Guest Relations Manager at Gecko Creek Wildnerness LodgeResponded 25 September 2018

We are so thrilled that you enjoyed and appreciated Gecko so much! Thank you for sharing your experience and we trust this will encourage more to come and have a taste of this little gem! Thank you!

Reviewed 14 March 2018

Great place to chill - silence and darkness with just the sound of nature. The accommodation is more akin to glamping than camping. Also ideal for single travellers as there are many opportunities to interact with other guests.

Date of stay: March 2018
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Gecko Creek Wilderness Lodge offers self-catering Cederberg accommodation, located on a 517-hectare private nature reserve. Accommodation is provided in cabins and tents overlooking the valleys and More mountains. We offer full self-catering facilities as well as prepared meals on request. Features include a cool lapa for gathering and cooking, a fire-warmed open-air boma, a stunning salt-water swimming pool, and outstanding ablution facilities. This mountain hideaway borders the 80,000-hectare Cederberg Reserve, a world of awe-inspiring rock formations, bushman caves and endless hiking trails. The area offers the solitude and grandeur setting of ancient and mystical times, with magical sunrises and sunsets, while the Olifants River is a short distance away, allowing for idyllic swimming and picnics. The Cederberg is home to the regal Cape leopard, baboons, lynx, antelope and 165 bird species, including the magnificent Black eagle and Eagle owls. Economical scenic flights are also Less
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast Available
Refrigerator in room
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Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
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Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
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South Africa > Western Cape > Citrusdal
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
South Africa > Western Cape > Citrusdal
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Room & Suite (19)
Dining (6)
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29 August 2017|
Response from GeckoCreekM | Property representative |
Hi Henriette - The cottage has solar lighting and a new queen bed plus a small deck and hammock. In Feb 2018 I plan to refurbish the cottage and upgrade facilities further
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"Safari tents are higher up, so they seem to have some of the best views."
21 Oct 2017
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"Accommodation is in comfortable tents and cabins set in the bush with fantastic views"
27 Mar 2017
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"Go for the tents. Best way to experience it."
4 Jan 2017
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"Wooden cabins have the best views and a hammock, but is situated a bit further away from the central..."
11 Oct 2016
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