Can I get to African Game Lodge in my own car?
Yes, the last stretch is a gravel road but a standard passenger vehicle will get through. Travel slowly and during winter months when we experience rain, please phone the lodge as you depart Montagu to let us know that you are on your way. Always drive very slowly through river crossings.
How long will it take to get there from Montagu?
27 kilometers which should take approximately 30-45minutes depending on the vehicle you are driving. Remember to phone us to arrange late arrival if you plan to arrive after 19h00.
Can I use my cell phone or is there any internet connectivity?
Part of the charm of African Game Lodge is that there is no easy cell phone reception, however it is possible to travel to high spots on the reserve to check your messages and make urgent calls. There is free WiFi internet connectivity at the Lodge.
Is there electricity at African Game Lodge?
We do not have Eskom power, and the whole facility operates on Solar power. The chalets have 12volt electricity and no facilities to charge 220v appliances. The lodge operates on 220v and there is the facility to charge laptops, ipads, cellphones and camera’s should you require.
Do you allow Hunting, Bow-Hunting or Fishing at African Game Lodge?
No. Any form of Sport Hunting that results in the death or stress of an animal, or any senseless killing of any creature has no place at African Game Lodge. We also do not allow catch and throw-back fishing in our dams.
How many rooms are there in a chalet?
Each Chalet has two bedrooms; the one has a double bed and the other, two ¾ beds. An additional single bed can be arranged for bigger families, as well as camper cots for babies subject to availability. One Chalet is a 1 bedroom unit which is ideal for a romantic weekend away. Each chalet has one bathroom consisting of a bath/shower unit, hand basin and toilet.
What cooking equipment is provided in the chalet?
There is a fully operational kitchen, (fridge, 4 plate gas cooker, kettle, pots, pans, crockery and cutlery suffficient for 4 people). You would need to bring your own perishables i.e.: food, drinks, wood (we do sell wood on the premises if necessary) etc… Should you wish to check any item specifically before your stay, please contact us. Drinks can be purchased at the lodge if you prefer. Bottled water is always recommended if you are not used to the local water supply.
Can I drink the water?
The water is clean and safe water to drink and extracted from a borehole. It is slightly salty. Bottled water for drinking is recommended if you have a sensitive stomach, but otherwise you may start to enjoy our chemical-free water. Bottled water can be brought along or purchased from the lodge.
What equipment is provided at the luxury tent?
The luxury tent (Leopard Luxury Tent) does not have cooking facilities and meals must be taken at the lodge. A small gas cooker and kettle is provided for making tea/coffee which is supplied and topped up on a daily basis.
What equipment is provided at the bush camp?
The camp (Caracal Bush Camp) is a self-sufficient bush camp. It has a small kitchen with 2 gas plates for indoor cooking, a kettle, crockery, cuttlery provided sufficient for 2 people. You need to bring your food, water and firewood. There is also an outside fire-pit where you can do your outdoor cooking. A table and chairs is provided for you to sit on the deck and enjoy the view. The tent is furnished with a queen size bed with linen provided. The bathroom is a hot/cold shower with toilet and basin.
What sort of medical assistance do you provide?
All our hospitality staff are certified in first aid and our public liability insurance supplies emergency helicopter service that will fly out to the Lodge should anyone be taken ill or seriously injured. However, guests are advised that they will be entering an area where wild animals roam freely and they should have adequate medical cover arranged prior to arrival in South Africa. The nearest hospital is in Montagu.
Do I need to worry about malaria?
Absolutely NOT! African Game Lodge is situated in the Little Karoo, which is a malaria free zone. That’s one of the bugz we dont want at African Game Lodge. Being an area rich in bio-diversity, we do have a lot of other insects, and it is best to bring environmentally friendly insect repellent with you, especially in the warmer months.
What suggested items should I bring
It does tend to depend on the season but some good safe bets are:
- Hat or cap
- Loose long sleeve cotton shirts so you don’t get burnt
- Long pants – the vegetation can be a bit scratchy
- A warm jersey/jacket for nights (can get pretty cold)
- Closed comfortable shoes
- Costume and Swimming Pool Towel
- Small torch for walking up to the lodge at night
- Dont bother about the hairdryer – unless it is 12v, you wont be able to use it in the chalets in anycase.