Choosing a Game Lodge for your Next Trip

Choosing a Game Lodge for your Next Trip

There are many factors to consider when choosing a game lodge, but here are some of the most important:

  • Location: Where do you want to go? There are game lodges all over South Africa, so you’ll need to decide which region is right for you. Consider the climate, the wildlife you want to see, and the activities you want to do.
  • Budget: Game lodges can range in price from very affordable to very luxurious. It’s important to set a budget before you start your search.
  • Accommodation: What kind of accommodation do you want? There are game lodges that offer everything from tents to luxury villas. Consider your comfort level and what you’re looking for in a safari experience.
  • Activities: What kind of activities do you want to do on your safari? Some game lodges offer a variety of activities, while others focus on a specific activity, such as game drives or bush walks. Make sure the lodge you choose offers the activities you’re interested in.
  • Wildlife: What kind of wildlife do you want to see? Some game lodges are located in areas where you’re more likely to see certain animals, such as the Big Five. Do your research to find a lodge that offers the best chance of seeing the animals you’re interested in.
  • Reputation: Read reviews from other guests to get an idea of the lodge’s reputation. This will help you avoid any unpleasant surprises.
  • Service: The staff at a game lodge should be friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. They should be able to answer any questions you have and make sure you have a memorable experience.

Here are some additional factors to consider, depending on your specific needs and preferences:

  • Number of people in your party: If you’re traveling with a large group, you’ll need to find a lodge that can accommodate everyone.
  • Special needs: If you have any special needs, such as dietary restrictions or mobility issues, make sure the lodge is able to accommodate you.
  • Time of year: The climate in South Africa can vary greatly depending on the time of year. If you’re traveling during the rainy season, you’ll need to find a lodge that is well-equipped to handle the weather.
  • Transportation: Some game lodges are located in remote areas and may not be accessible by road. Make sure you factor in the cost of transportation when choosing a lodge.
  • Unique activities or tours: Many game lodges take a similar approach to accommodation, dining and tours. To get the best value consider a unique game lodge that offers activities and features that are uniquely African.

No matter what your budget or interests, there’s a game lodge out there that’s perfect for you. So start planning your trip today!

Here are some additional tips for choosing a game lodge:

  • Use a reputable travel agent or tour operator. They can help you find the right lodge for your needs and budget.
  • Start your search early. Game lodges can book up quickly, especially during peak season.
  • Be flexible with your dates. If you’re flexible with your travel dates, you’ll be more likely to find a good deal on a game lodge.
  • Specials or discounts. Many game lodges are willing to negotiate on price, especially if you’re booking a package deal, many lodges also offer discounts on longer stays.

Airport Game lodge offers comfortable accommodation, great service and a personal touch to every stay. With its convenient location you don’t have to travel too far either to experience the beautiful wildlife South Africa has to offer.

Contact us today on +27 (82) 410 5532 or email

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