Ratings based on 10 Verified Reviews

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4.9 out of 5
100% of guests recommend
4.9 Room cleanliness
4.9 Service & staff
4.8 Room comfort
4.8 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by Nick and Jofrom Scotland

Great Family Game Lodge

Posted Aug 12, 2014 on Hotels.com
We stayed for two nights in July 2014, and had a great day in the reserve. We enjoyed a morning game drive, seeing a wide range of animals, and got even closer to them during our afternoon quad bike safari. Christiaan was an excellent guide, explaining about the plants, birds and animals on the reserve - very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Our boys (16 and 9) loved the quad bikes, shame it was just too windy for me to try the horseback safari, but it's a good excuse to come back another time. The family chalet was cosy and comfortable, food was plentiful, and our hosts did a great job of looking after us despite an unexpected power cut. Thanks too to Christiaan for the tip about visiting the Valley of Desolation at Graaff Reinet - well worth a visit.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by Danafrom Cape Town, South Africa

Off season, but still a very pleasant stay

Posted May 27, 2014
Pros: Christian, one of the staff members, was very attentive and helpful. The beds were also comfortable.
Cons: The heat did not work in our cabin, but was made okay by heated pads on the bed.
Location: A 15 minute drive from Mossel bay where there are other touristy things to do and food to enjoy.
The Nyaru Game lodge was a pleasant experience. Christian, the staff who took us on the game drive was very knowledgeable and responsive during the game drive and in general during our stay. Due it being off season, they were out of stock of a few things we requested during our stay, but they were eager to ensure our needs were met and offer other suggestions.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by lmjfrom UK

Great game lodge on the Garden Route

Posted Apr 26, 2014 on Hotels.com
The Quad bike safari was great fun and Josephet is very knowledgable.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Getaway With Friends
by RossBfrom New Zealand

Excellent family run Lodge

Posted Jan 15, 2014 on Hotels.com
I would recommend this as a very good option to stay a night or 2 when travelling the Garden Route. It is only minutes inland from Mossel Bay and well worth the effort . The Hosts are very friendly and go out of their way to be helpful. The Lodge is quite rustic and authentic and reflects the bush setting. We found the Game Drive interesting with sightings of Giraffe,Rhino, Zebra, Wilderbeast, Warthog and various Buck. We thought it was excellent value and will be recommending it as a place to enjoy to our friends.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Jofrom london

Lovely lodge with incredibly friendly staff

Posted Oct 19, 2013
Pros: The staff made you feel welcome and that they would like nothing better than to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. rooms were also amazing.
Cons: I loved it just the way it was
Location: It is not far from mossel bay where you can go Cage diving with the great whites if that is your sort of thing. Or you could drive to see the lions.
When we first showed up we were greeted by very friendly staff and offered a drink and a choice of rooms. The rooms fit in amazingly well with the settings with your own outside seating area and a very cozy lodge to relax in. We then went for lunch where the staff asked us our plans and if there was anything they could help us with and even booked my Cage diving experience for me whilst I had lunch. The surrounding landscape is a perfect setting to relax on the patio and take a few minutes for yourself whilst watching some wildlife. The game drive was a great experience with the guide stopping and giving us many facts as we went alone. No where else I have ever stayed has a rhino as a guard dog as we first saw the rhino as we drove up to the lodge on our second day there. It was fantastic to get back to nature and chill out in the evening on your patio, you even have your own fire place or bbq !
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by ronfrom colchester england

A lovely experience

Posted Oct 5, 2013
Been to lots of places in Africa of varying degrees of quality and this place is at the top end.Lovely people who are great company,good facilities,good food. stay here and you will not be disappointed .
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified travelerfrom Kent, UK

A relaxing and welcoming african experience.

Posted Mar 24, 2013 on Hotels.com
Although small the Nyaru provided a real taste of africa in a relaxing and welcoming environment. The food and service were od a very good standard and we really enjoyed our 2 night stay. We were also privilaged to get really close to the resident wildlife, especially the white rhino. The accomodation was very comfortable and there was a lovely porch area to the chalet with its own bbq and fire. A lovely place to sit in the evening. The owners and staff were very friendly and helpful and we felt they really wanted us to have a good experience. The lodge is within easy travel distance from Mosel Bay and Outsthorn.
5 out of 5
Recommended
by Kath

Bargain Safari Experience

Posted Feb 22, 2013 on Hotels.com
We arrived here on a rainy day and were welcomed by Ruan who offered us a larger cabin to make us more comfortable. Loads of space to relax and a great private verandah where we enjoyed a bottle of wine or 2. The setting is amazing and during dinner at the main lodge we were called over to the terrace to view the giraffes grazing nearby. The quad bike safari was great fun and we got pretty close to giraffes and a rhino. To be honest, just seeing the scenery is worth the trip. We also did the 4x4 safari the next morning and again, really enjoyed it. Donovan knows his stuff. The whole experience was really good value for money and is a perfect stop off from the Garden Route.
5 out of 5
Recommended
by David

Warm & Friendly

Posted Dec 5, 2012 on Hotels.com
Great spot with v comfortable facilities. Friendly and Corteous team running lodge.
5 out of 5
Recommended
by A verified travelerfrom Dublin, Ireland

Nyaru Game Reserve

Posted Jan 10, 2012 on Hotels.com
Very warm welcome and a wonderful experience. Great food, fantastic rooms and the game drive was lots of fun. We saw lots of animals and the surroundings were beautiful. This was a fantastic place to stay and the staff were extremely helpful (thanks for the jump start!). We would highly recommend Nyaru as a place to stay.