The Lapa - central cooking / eating and gathering areaThe Boma - magical fires,  conversations  and incredible stars
Safari Tent in a Private Nature Reserve
Safari Tent in a Private Nature Reserve
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
0 baths
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
0 baths
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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 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.

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. 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.

Guest access

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.

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House Rules
Not suitable for pets
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check-in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 10AM


20 Reviews

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Michelle User Profile
October 2017
Gecko Creek is an oasis in the Cedarberg Mountains - a place I can't wait to return to with friends.

Alina User Profile
September 2017
We absolutely loved our stay at Gecko Creek! The Lodge has many lovely spaces/areas, a big cooking/eating area, braai area, a clean swimming pool with sun chairs etc., there was even wifi on the premise which we had not expected. The Perfect spot to clear your mind and enjoy Mother Nature. My favorite part was sitting at the camp fire at night watching the stars. Glen Hope was the perfect host at all times and very insightful about various local destinations.

Marie User Profile
September 2017
Perfect place to relax and to plan hikes in the Cederberg. You can sleep in tents or cabins, the facilities are very convenient ; to make braais, to enjoy the pool, the kitchen is equiped... And the hosts are really welcoming too ! I recommend

Jennifer User Profile
September 2017
beautiful place ! and more facilities than we thought! we wished to spend more than one night there!

Mary User Profile
September 2017
The rustic setting and the relaxed atmosphere make a stay at Gecko Creek quite unique. In Linton's absence, Monica and Glen were most helpful and were happy to recommended activities beyond the farm although its also a good place to completely relax and do nothing. A great spot for birding: we heard the owl call at night too. Next time I will know to take sand-proof shoes!

Madelein User Profile
September 2017
Amazing, quiet place to just relax and recharge. The hosts are really amazing and go out of their way to help and accommodate you. Ablution blocks are REALLY clean and have hot showers. DO NOT USE THE DROPPED PIN LOCATION ON AIR B&B. That location is about 25km from Gecko Creek and takes you on a terrible gravel road.

Kay User Profile
August 2017
A wonderful place to stay! Amazing skies, pretty flowers, everything clean and cozy. Many options for hikes, sights and wine nearby. Host and staff are super nice and helpful!

West Coast DC, South AfricaJoined in February 2015
Linton User Profile

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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