As the name suggests, the Garden Route Game Lodge is situated at the (southern) entrance to the Garden Route, with the impressive Langeberg Mountains as its backdrop. The lodge is situated on farm land that is being rehabilitated for game purposes. Due to limited space it is not a game reserve in the normal sense, for example, predators are kept separate from the other animals. Yet it offers the opportunity to see a large variety of animals and birds, including the Big Five.
Morning and evening game drives in open Landrovers are conducted by knowledgeable rangers who give information regarding the animals as well as the birds and African folklore attached to them. The Lodge offers walking with cheetahs, elephant feeding, reptile encounters and a bird walk.
Accommodation is in thatched chalets with en-suite bathrooms and in our opinion of upper 3-star luxury level. The restaurant offers the opportunity to enjoy your meals on an open wooden deck overlooking the valley below.
This is a circular 5 day scheduled tour departing from Cape Town. Route 62 journeys through the valleys and mountain passes of the Klein Karoo. On the Garden Route you’ll focus on Knysna You return to Cape Town via the Cape South Coast. Mountain scenery, wildlife, ocean and more.
Highlights: Oudtshoorn , Cango Caves , Route 62 , Garden Route , Knysna , Oudtshoorn ostrich farms , Mossel Bay , The Garden Route Game Lodge , The Bartolomeu Dias Museum , Swellendam , Hermanus , Cape Agulhas .
The peaceful small town of Albertinia is situated against the backdrop of the Langeberg Mountain Range on the Garden Route, on the National Road (N2) from Cape Town. The region is especially known for the prolific aloes (aloe ferox or Cape aloe) growing in this area.
Mossel Bay features a small fishing and goods harbour. The harbour is home to a couple of operators who operate bay cruises, mostly to Seal Island off shore with opportunities to see penguins, dolphins and whales (in season). Some offer scuba diving and great white shark-cage diving.
Swellendam is located at the foot of the Langeberg Mountains in South Africa's Overberg region of the Western Cape Province.
Swellendam is a medium-sized rural town. Its historic heart, which contains most of the town's architectural jewels, is spread over a relatively small area making a walking tour a viable option.