Welcome to Garden Route Safari Lodges

Garden Route Safari Lodges offer guests luxury and budget game and safari lodge experiences in a malaria-free game park region of South Africa.

Traditionally not such a big name in safari lodge accommodation, the Garden Route’s popularity with tourists has led to large tracts of farmland being reclaimed and allowed to return to its natural state.

Wild animals are being reintroduced to these private safari lodges, offering guests a glimpse of the South African wildlife experience. 

The beautiful Garden Route coastline is also home to many national parks, so it is no surprise to learn that the Garden Route is one of the most important conservation areas in the country in terms of biodiversity and that its sheer beauty attracts a major number of international tourists. 

The climate in the Garden Route is mild and rainfall is scattered throughout the year.

However, the summer (November to February) can get very hot, and the winter months (June to August) can be very wet and cold. 

The Garden Route is a vast area stretching from Witsand in the West to Nature’s Valley in the East.

The magnificent Garden Route is a chain of bays, beaches, cliffs, and rocky capes along the pounding white surf of the Indian Ocean.

It is by far the most scenic safari lodge destination in South Africa and is less than 4-hour drive from Cape Town – one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

The Peak Season for Garden Route Safari Lodges runs in the summer months between 1 October and 30 April of each year.

The safari lodges and game reserves on the Garden Route are often fully booked months in advance, so the earlier you book and confirm your safari, the more likely you are to get the safari lodge of your choice.

May to September is widely regarded as the off-season in South Africa and as a result, the safari lodges are less expensive during this time of the year.

What to Pack for your Safari in the Garden Route Safari Lodges:

Going on a safari holiday in South Africa is the highlight for many a visitor to our beautiful country.

Below is a list of some safari holiday essentials.

What to Wear on Safari in South Africa:

  • Hat & Sunglasses – safari during the summer months can be hot and sticky.
  • Comfortable Clothing (think layering as early morning safaris can be freezing at first and once the sun is out can get hot). Similarly, the afternoon / evening game drives can be pleasant at first and after the sun sets can get very cold fast.
  • Neutral shades to blend into your environment.
  • Sturdy footwear – especially if your safari lodge also offer walking safari’s.
  • Long Trousers – for the cold and the insects.

 What to Pack for your Safari in South Africa:

  • Camera to capture the highlights of your South African safari holiday.
  • Sunblock – summers can be harsh in South Africa.
  • Binoculars – although the lodge will have a pair or two in your 4×4 safari vehicle.
  • Prescription Medication – Although medical evacuation is possible, you are hours away from any doctors or hospitals, so make sure to stock up.
  • Day Bag / Carry Bag for water, camera, jacket, etc.

Below you will find a list of the safari lodges on the Garden Route.

We try to offer better rates than what the establishments charge if you book direct, so please request a free quote to see how we can assist you in making your safari dream come true.


Garden Route Safari Lodges

Contact Info

E-mail: info(at)gardenroutesafarilodges.co.za | Call: +27(0)83 3016 774

Garden Route Safari Lodges is a proud member of the Beyond African Safari Lodges portfolio.


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