A holiday away for the adventurous types
If you haven’t done so already, why not do something spontaneous like travelling through and exploring the gems of The Garden Route? We live in such a pristine region of South Africa that it would be a waste to not see what’s out there. What’s more, being close to a rich variety of nature and game is enough to reinvigorate your senses and furthermore, make you acknowledge how lucky you are to call South Africa ‘home’.
If you’re travelling from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town, instead of driving hastily from Point A to Point B, take your time and be sure to get enough rest on the trip.
Nyaru Game Lodge is the ideal halfway pit stop to spend a night or two. It’s close to Mossel Bay, fondly referred to as the ‘Bay of Attraction’ by the locals - so called because of its flagship beaches, great restaurants and the myriad of recreational activities. It’s also situated in a game reserve where there are 17 species of game, as well as many species of birds, just waiting to be spotted.
If you’re not convinced just yet, read the reviews:
“Beautiful Game Lodge Experience”
We are a family of 5 and came to visit this lovely game lodge and it exceeded our expectations. The quiet lodge was beautiful and felt very rustic. We loved the friendly warthog and meerkat, perfect for children to enjoy nature. The staff went out of their way to allow us to do a game drive activity despite it being fully booked which we appreciated so much. The staff really are exceptional!
“Fantastic Stay at Nyaru”
Fantastic stay at Nyaru; wonderful staff and a tranquil stay lodge, room and food were all amazing. The staff were very accommodating and alway there to help. The game drive was perfect. We will be coming back.
What to expect:
One-bedroom chalets with views of the mountains and the swimming pool. If you’re a family of four, you have the option of upgrading to a bigger unit at an additional cost of R250 per night.
- Queen-size double bed.
- Air conditioner.
- Bar fridge.
- Tea and coffee facilities.
Go on game safari aboard a 4x4 vehicle. We consider this the most relaxing form of game viewing as you won’t have to drive yourself, plus you’ll see more stationed on a platformed vehicle. Be on the lookout for the nyala, kudu and the reticent black impala. An informative guide accompanies you on the trip and will be more than willing to answer any and all questions you may have. The scenic route takes you over the hilltops through diverse vegetation and will expose you to breathtaking views of the mountains.
The aptly named nature walk “The early bird catches the worm” takes place at 6 am each morning. It’s ideal for twitchers; you’ll see birds at their most active - singing harmoniously, feeding their young and soaring the skies in search of food. Please bring along sunscreen, a hat and long pants - there are thorny brambles that scratch bare legs.
Quad biking safari - This is an ideal activity for the more daring of folks; it’s also a unique way of exploring - please note that racing is not permitted as it’s unsafe and scares the animals.
Sundowner picnics - What could be more idyllic than a sunset picnic with views over the untamed savannahs and the Outeniqua Mountains?
Dine at ‘The African Restaurant’ - Enjoy the local cuisine with an authentic and traditional African meal or a braai if you’re looking for a casual meal. You’ll be seated at the outside deck where you’ll be privy breathtaking views during the day and starry skies at night. When planning your Garden Route itinerary, don’t forget to factor in a quick pop in at Mossel Bay!
Nyaru Game Lodge,
Contact number: 082 715 1933