Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed

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Gecko Creek Wilderness Lodge has been named Lonely Planet’s "Top Choice" for the Cederberg Wilderness area for 5 consecutive years. No children or pets allowed. We also have Safari tents with beds and linen available

The space

Gecko Creek Lodge is a self catering Cederberg Accommodation camp on a 517 hectare private nature reserve that borders the 80,000 hectare Cederberg Reserve. Offering comfortable twin / double cabins and tents overlooking the valley, a cool Lapa for gathering and cooking as well as a fire warmed open air Boma , salt water swimming pool and stunning setting make this the ideal hub from which to explore the Cederberg. A short distance away is the Olifants River which has the richest variety of endemic fish species of all rivers south of the Zambezi, including the Yellow Fish and Red fin Minnow.

Guest access

Guests have access to all amenities - kitchen, braais, swimming pool etc

Interaction with guests

We are always on site and on call to assist with hiking advice, tours etc

Other things to note

We offer self catering facilities ( stoves, pots, plates, cutlery etc ) or we personally cook and cater for all meals.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 0
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Bed: 1
Room type: Private room


Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Discount: 14%
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House Rules
Not suitable for pets
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)

Gecko Creek is a quiet nature reserve so we ask that all guests behave in a respectful fashion. We do not allow any form of audio device to be played at any time and discourage cellphone usage in public areas



Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 24 hours of your trip and the first night is non-refundable.

Safety features
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

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Nerina User Profile
June 2017
What a pictures place! The Gecko Creek lodge is a perfect place to relax and enjoy the silence of the nature. The cabins are very private, each has an own small balcony with a hammock in which you can admire a nightsky you probably have never seen before. We had an amazing stay at Gecko Creek and will deffinitely be back.

Olivier User Profile
May 2017
We had an amazing time here! Highly recommended!!

Kang User Profile
May 2017
Great relaxing spot to explore the Cederberg and enjoy the nature!

Michelle User Profile
May 2017
Linton is very responsive and a great host and his place is an awesome spot to get away from it all with just the right balance between being alone, or having company if you wish. Night vistas second to none for star watchers and very pretty during the day too. Only wish we could have stayed a month! Maybe next time...

Gottfried User Profile
April 2017
We had an amazing stay at Gecko Creek and we felt that we could actually touch the sky during night time. This is because the view onto the stars is not hindered by surrounding lights as all lights at the camp are turned off at 11 pm and you become part of the nature in the céder mountains. We'll be back for sure!

Horia User Profile
April 2017
This is a really great place to spend some relaxing time and meet nice people :). One of the best stays in South Africa so far, thank you very much!

Tatiana User Profile
April 2017
I cannot recommend staying at Gecko Creek more. You will feel a calm wash over you from the moment you enter the parking lot, that will last a long time after departing. Its isolated location, peaceful atmosphere and decor, well-organized and equipped areas and spaces, and warm and unpretentious owners and staff make time stop, and allow you to enjoy every second of your experience in the Cederberg mountains. We're already planning our next visit!

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West Coast DC, South AfricaJoined in February 2015
Linton User ProfileLinton is a superhost.

I grew up as a child just outside of Kruger National Park and have always loved the bush. My childhood dream was to own a property in the wild where I could enjoy the sounds of nature and be at peace. After moving to Cape Town and owning a successful film company for many years, my desire to return to the bush lead me on a journey finally discovering the Cederberg Wilderness Area and the fortunate opportunity to allow me to purchase 517 hectares of pristine land. For the past 20 years, I have worked blood, sweat, and tears (with the help from many friends) to develop Gecko Creek into a magical place in nature where travelers from around the world come to engage unspoilt wilderness and remarkable silence and stars. Many will share their life stories particularly around the fire in the Boma and leave with new understandings, deeper thoughts, and wisdom going forward. New friendships and relationships are formed daily amongst our travelers and many return to Gecko Creek again and again. For us it is extremely gratifying to observe these connections and the integration with the wild.

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