Garden Route Safari Camp is located within the heart of the Garden Route, Western Cape province in South Africa.

The family lodge is surrounded by views and hills of the Outeniqua mountain range.

Here renosterveld, fynbos, and thicket are treasured as it serves as home to a diversity of fauna and flora.

As the founders and stewards of this privately owned reserve, we cherish the delicate balance of nature and life, dedicating ourselves to conserving natural resources.

During your stay in this paradise, we will personally welcome and host you, sharing our passion for this extraordinary place.

Immerse yourself in the invigorating morning breeze and be captivated by the stunning vistas of the Southern Cape Wilderness.

Create unforgettable memories as we share our deep love for this enchanting South African home, embarking on an exploration of its natural wonders together.

Accommodation at Garden Route Safari Camp:

We have a great selection of accommodation options to choose from here at Garden Route Safari Camp.

Hide Away Tented Camp

Imagine yourself in our sumptuous luxury tents, each a haven of comfort and style, seamlessly connected by a wooden deck.

Step outside onto your private deck to witness breathtaking views of the dam, where wildlife comes to quench their thirst.

Your unit offers not only the finest in luxury but also a connection to the untouched beauty of nature.

Luxury Tents

Immerse yourself in luxury within our exquisite tents, featuring a spacious super king-size bed, en-suite facilities, and a romantic outdoor shower.

With five luxury tents available, you can choose your haven.

Relax on your outside balcony or retreat to the cozy sitting area indoors and witness the mesmerizing wildlife as they roam freely.

While self-catering is not available, each unit is equipped with a coffee station, amenities, and a convenient mini fridge for your comfort.

Luxury Family Units

Experience the perfect family getaway in our charming, thatched roof units designed for close family members.

Each unit features a main bedroom, a separate upstairs children’s room, a bathroom, and an indoor shower.

Enjoy the cozy and comfortable accommodation that provides privacy and convenience for the entire family.

Mountain View Loft

Indulge in our flagship thatched roof unit, a luxurious non-self-catering accommodation featuring three bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms.

Relax on the balcony with stunning views of the private swimming pool and Safari Camp hills. Enjoy the cozy fireplace in the living area for colder evenings.

Ngala Terrace

Discover our latest addition, a luxurious one-bedroom unit offering privacy, comfort, and mesmerizing views.

Relax by the private swimming pool and immerse yourself in the stunning scenery of mountains, thickets, and wildlife.

Perfect for honeymoon couples, this beautiful unit features a modern shower and a convenient kitchenette (non-self-catering).

Dining at Garden Route Safari Camp:

At Garden Route Safari Camp, we are committed to providing a sustainable and authentic dining experience for our guests.

We take pride in growing our produce on the reserve and sourcing the rest of our food locally, ensuring the freshest and highest quality ingredients in every meal.

By cultivating our fruits, vegetables, and herbs right here on the Garden Route Safari Reserve, we prioritize organic farming practices that promote biodiversity and minimize environmental impact.

Our dedicated team of farmers and gardeners work tirelessly to nurture the land and harvest a bounty of flavors that reflect the richness of the surrounding landscapes.

We believe in supporting the local community and partnering with nearby farmers and suppliers.

We carefully select ingredients from local markets, farms, and artisanal producers, creating a network of sustainable food sources that contribute to the local economy and reduce our carbon footprint. 

When you dine with us, you can savour the flavours of the region while knowing that each dish is crafted with care, passion, and a commitment to sustainable practices.

From farm-fresh salads bursting with vibrant colours to succulent grilled meats and delectable desserts, every bite tells a story of our dedication to providing an exceptional culinary experience.

Join us at our on-site restaurant, where you can indulge in our farm-to-table creations while enjoying the breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes.

Experience the true essence of the Garden Route as we bring the flavours of the region to your plate, embracing the harmony between nature, sustainability, and exceptional cuisine.

Note: Our menu may vary seasonally based on the availability of ingredients and the bounties of nature.

We invite you to join us on this culinary journey, celebrating the flavours of the land and supporting sustainable food practices.

Safari Activities at Garden Route Safari Camp:

Embark on unforgettable safaris from Safari Camp, delving into the heart of Brandwacht Game Reserve.

Led by passionate guides, these immersive experiences offer guests the chance to discover remarkable wildlife and breathtaking landscapes.

Participants will be thrilled by encountering antelopes, giraffes, zebras, and small mammals, as well as the discovery of the small wonders.

These safaris offer a relaxing, authentic, and holistic experience, creating cherished memories and deepening your awe with nature’s wonders.
Early Morning Safaris:
As the sun rises, embrace the serene ambiance of the reserve on Early Morning Safaris.

Traverse diverse habitats in open vehicles, basking in the golden light that reveals hidden gems and awakens resident wildlife.

From graceful antelopes to enchanting birdsong, each moment showcases the reserve’s beauty and tranquility.
Afternoon Safaris:
Experience the reserve’s vibrant activity on Afternoon Safaris.

As the sun sets, the warm hues create a captivating backdrop.

Explore wide expanses and witness elusive mammals and unique animal behaviors as day transitions to dusk.

These safaris capture the dynamic nature of the reserve during this magical time.

Guided Bush Walks at Garden Route Safari Camp:

The bushwalks at Brandwacht Game Reserve offer a unique opportunity for wildlife encounters on foot, as well as a peaceful and leisurely activity for guests to unwind and enjoy a relaxed walk.

Ideal for those seeking a tranquil experience amidst the reserve’s natural beauty.

These bushwalks are highly recommended for avid naturalists and individuals interested in learning more about the reserve’s biodiversity.

Knowledgeable guides share their expertise, providing valuable insights into the diverse array of flora and fauna within the reserve.

It’s a wonderful chance to expand knowledge and gain a deeper understanding of the rich biodiversity present.

With meticulous attention to tracking and interpreting animal signs, these bushwalks offer guests a chance to rediscover the lost art of nature interpretation.

Expert guides will help participants unravel the mysteries hidden within the reserve, decoding the language of tracks and signs left by wildlife.

It’s a captivating journey that sparks a deeper connection to the natural world and allows guests to gain invaluable insights into the behaviors and interactions of the reserve’s inhabitants.

By honing this ancient skill, guests embark on a rewarding adventure that unveils the hidden narratives of the wilderness and cultivates a profound appreciation for the delicate balance of nature.

Embarking on these bushwalks allows guests to marvel at the intricate adaptations of plants and animals, observe the delicate balance of ecosystems, and truly appreciate the wonders of nature.

It offers a unique perspective and an opportunity to engage with the natural world in a meaningful way.

Whether you’re an enthusiastic naturalist or simply curious about biodiversity, the bushwalks at Brandwacht Game Reserve provide a peaceful and educational activity, promising a relaxed and enjoyable experience.

Horse Back Safari’s at Garden Route Safari Camp:

Brandwacht Game Reserve presents a unique and exhilarating experience for experienced riders through its captivating, guided horse safaris.

This extraordinary activity grants guests a fresh perspective of the reserve, immersing them in its natural beauty while providing remarkable encounters with wildlife.

These horse safaris offer an unparalleled opportunity for up-close encounters with the game, enabling riders to observe and appreciate the natural behaviors of animals in their habitat.

The sight of vast herds of antelope, graceful zebras, and other captivating creatures becomes an integral part of the unfolding adventure.

From the saddle, guests can feel the rhythmic movements of their mount beneath them as they navigate the undulating terrain and soak in the panoramic vistas.

The horse safaris at Brandwacht Game Reserve offer an unforgettable blend of horseback riding joy, awe-inspiring landscapes, and unforgettable wildlife encounters, culminating in an extraordinary adventure.

To ensure the safety and well-being of all participants, horse safaris at Brandwacht Game Reserve are exclusively available to experienced riders.

The nature of the terrain, circumstances, and proximity to wildlife during the safari requires a certain level of riding proficiency and familiarity with handling horses.

This ensures a secure and enjoyable experience for both riders and the animals encountered along the way.

For guests without prior riding experience, alternative activities are available to explore and appreciate the reserve’s remarkable beauty and biodiversity.

Plant A Tree Project at Garden Route Safari Camp:

The Brandwacht Lion Sanctuary, located on the breathtaking Brandwacht Game Reserve, stands as a beacon of conservation on the doorstep of Brandwacht Village.

It serves as a haven for these beautiful animals, inviting both reserve visitors and the children of Brandwacht Village to come and witness their magnificence.

Nestled within the sanctuary, the lions await the completion of their inspiring story, eagerly anticipating their integration into the expanding realms of the reserve.

Currently healthy and content, these lions represent the resilience of a species bred in captivity, now flourishing in the Brandwacht Lion Sanctuary.

They embody a story of hope and eager anticipation for the future, as they await their integration into the vast expanse of the Brandwacht Game Reserve.

The sanctuary not only offers a remarkable experience for visitors but also plays a vital role in the reserve’s commitment to education and community engagement.

It serves as a platform for the children of Brandwacht Village to learn about the significance of conservation and the importance of preserving biodiversity for future generations.

Brandwacht Game Reserve believes that by having a thriving lion sanctuary right on their doorstep, the children of Brandwacht Village can cultivate a deep love for nature and develop a strong connection to the preservation of wildlife.


1 October 2024 to 30 September 2025

Mountain View Loft (sleeps 6 Guests) from R22 765 per night.

Nyala Terrace (sleeps 2 Guests) from R12 760 per night.

Luxury Tents (Sleeps 2 Guests) from R10 630 per night.

Family Rooms (sleeps 2 x adults and 2 x kids under 12 years) from R9630 per night.

Hide Away Tented Camp (sleeps 4 Guests) from R19 900 per night.

Rates Include:





Rates Exclude:

Meals are not mentioned as included.

Game drives and Activities.

Possible Conservation levies.


Travel Insurance – highly recommended. 


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