• Elephant Care Association of South Africa, ECASA, Image John Matychuk via Unsplash

Garden Route Game Lodge, Albertinia

Safari on the Garden Route

This family-owned and family-operated, malaria-free, private game reserve is home to an abundance of animal and bird life - including the Big Five. Lion, elephant, white rhino, buffalo, cheetah, giraffe, zebra and numerous antelope species (bontebok, red hartebeest, kudu, eland, impala, springbuck, etc.) roam the property’s various vegetation types: renosterveld, fynbos, and Southern Cape valley thicket.

Visitors can enjoy reptile encounters, kids-on-safari experiences, birding, picnics, and game viewing in open Land Rovers, as well as luxury accommodation and memorable dining in one of our African-style restaurants.

Set against the backdrop of the majestic Langeberg mountain Range, the Garden Route Game Lodge is situated only 3½ scenic hours drive from Cape Town,

Elephant Experiences

Garden Route Game Lodge offers guided game viewing in open Land Rovers - which may include sightings of our free-roaming elephants (if you’re lucky!).

  • Guided game drives -  2- to 3-hour game viewing experiences at sunset (with a break for sundowners) and sunrise (with a break for coffee). More information 
  • Guided game walks - along the river in a part of the reserve that’s free from big game. Enjoy sightings of various antelope and bird species. More information 
  • Other experiences on the reserve include reptile encounters, kids on safari, birding, picnics, etc. More information


Garden Route Game Lodge offers safari accommodation in 8 Sunset Ridge Luxury Suites, 16 Lodge Rooms, or  18 Private Chalets. The reserve also boasts various restaurants and a spa, as well as weddings and events venues. More information


  • N2, Albertinia, Western Cape Province
  • GPS Coordinates: 34º 12’ 6” S , 21º38’11”E
  • Email: info@grgamelodge.co.za 
  • Telephone: +27 (0)28 735 1200



Garden Route Game Lodge is proudly associated with these research papers and articles:

  • Animal-visitor interactions: Ethical Reasoning and Participatory Approach Towards Achieving Regulatory Processes For Animal- Visitor Interactions (AVI) In South Africa: ECASA’s response to the call by the Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Barbara Creecy, for submissions to a High-Level Panel constituted to review policies, legislation, breeding, hunting, trading, and management of elephants, lions, leopards, and rhinoceroses in captivity. Published: June, 2020. Download this report here (pdf, 850 kb)

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