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 have varied accommodation - Cabins with beds and linen / Safari tents with beds and linen as well as a self catering cottage with its own bathroom / toilet.
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. Guests are from all over the world and you can share your stories and adventures or simply just chill and relax at the pool or under the incredible stars. To minimize the footprint whilst being in the heart of nature we have communal ablution facilities including toilets a short distance from our cabins. No electricity in the cabins or tents so bring your own torches / lanterns. The cooking area and lapa have electricity. 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.
Guests have access to all amenities - kitchen with gas cookers / fridges / pots / plates etc, braai facility (barbeque area), swimming pool and electrified communal ablution block. etc
Interaction with guests
We are always on site and on call to assist with hiking advice, tours and your general well being etc
Other things to note
Except for the cottage, all ablutions are communal ( separate male / female ) in our award winning ablution block. We offer self catering facilities ( stoves, pots, plates, cutlery etc and fridges ( or we can often offer catering ( check upon booking ) We cook on gas and have lights in cooking area.
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.