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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 family run and managed lodge has its emphasis on tranquillity, comfort, quality service and good food. Gecko Lodge offers the guest an escape from modern urban living.
You will be collected from the airport or hotel where you are staying. We depart Johannesburg and head towards the town of Hazyview. From there you will be collected and transferred to the Lodge.
Arriving at the Lodge you are checked into your rooms and have time to freshen up before your afternoon/sunset safari drive where you will sip a sundowner as you watch the sky turn from the brilliance of an African sunset to a bright band of stars. You head back to the lodge after the drive where dinner in the open-air boma or thatched dining room will be waiting for you.
Our safari starts very early, before sunrise, to the Kruger National Park in specially fitted open vehicles. We enter through the Kruger Gate into one of the best wildlife areas of the KNP; here you will spend the day on a safari with your ranger and we will visit various water holes, look out points & rivers.
We have our breakfast, which was pre-packed by the lodge, at a local rest camp and then we will continue our safari looking for the mighty Big 5, not missing out on over 100 mammal & 500 bird species – your ranger will ensure the very best experience. Your guide will stop at a local rest camp for lunch where there is a great menu, then we continue with our safari.
We return to the lodge late afternoon (around 4 pm) after a great day on safari. You can then relax and even jump into the swimming pool before we have dinner at the lodge.
Today you have an early breakfast at the lodge before being going on an Elephant Interaction tour at the Hazyview Elephant Whispers Sanctuary. After the tour, you will be dropped at the collection point for your transfer back to Johannesburg.