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Gomo Gomo Game Lodge
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

This lodge is set right in the middle of a game reserve and provides a great base for your safari adventures.
There are approximately 10 lodges nicely spread across the property. The main building area has a small pool and lovely decked area overlooking a watering hole where animals visit through the day. There are sun loungers, tables and chairs, with free towels provided for guests to use.

The food is good and occasionally interesting. I believe the shepard’s pie is made from impala meat! Breakfast and lunch are served in the main dining area, while evening meals are taken around a large camp fire. This makes for a very friendly a social experience with everyone eating together.

The lodge is one of a few safari accommodations that allow children. We travelled with our 6 and 8 year old and they had a great experience. You get two game drives each day. One at sunrise and a second at about 3pm.

Our guide, Verner (called Uncle Bernard by our kids), was very friendly and made the trip fun and interesting, while trying to locate as many animals as possible. Unlike other safaris, this is truly off-road at times. You venture through the bush on a land rover with enough seats for around 9 people. Our vehicle never had more than 6 people so it did not feel crowded.

We stayed for 5 days/4 nights which was about the right time for us. I know some guests were staying for 2 weeks and return every year. However, from our own experience, we had seen everything we had hoped for and felt ready to move on.

Thanks to all of the team at Gomo Gomo, we had a superb time. I would definitely recommend this safari adventure to all ages and also families.

Stayed: August 2017
Thank MikeSkiSun
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

We stayed at the game lodge and took the four wheel drive safari with our guide Damien and Carwell. Although the guide was young 2 yrs old he is excellent and tried his best to show us all the wild animals. We succeeded in watching elephants, rhinos, zebras, giraffe leopards, cheetahs, hyenas and and many impalas., Overall we are very satisfied with our four days stay. The safari was twice a day, early morning and evening. The lodge may be below par with no wifi, TV, fridge in the room. There is limite poor wife at the reception only.
The food was excellent and the cooks and staff are very friendly, especially Sipho.

Room Tip: Enjoy the safari but be prepared for huge tips for guides and support staff, about 600 rands per day
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  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank RamalNaidoo
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

My wife and I spent three days at Gomo Gomo Game Lodge and had a superb time. Our guide Damien and tracker Caswell were amazing and went to great lengths to find us all the animals we wanted to see (thanks, fellas!). A host of animals, including a family of giraffes, walked past the lodge in which we stayed. As a vegetarian, I was pleased with the selection of meals on offer. We had our evening meals around a camp fire on a couple of occasions, which was a great experience. The whole team at Gomo Gomo, especially Carina, couldn't have been more helpful and we've got no hesitation at all in giving them five stars.

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Jonathan H
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

Quick summary; plenty of diverse wildlife, excellent ranger, many opportunities to interact with international, interesting guests, plenty of snacks and meals. In May bring t-shirts for warm day time temperatures, but bundle up for morning and night safaris.

We decided on Gomo Gomo solely because they offered air-conditioned cabins and WiFi. Temperatures can fluctuate more than 20 degrees Fahrenheit on a given day in the Greater Kruger National, so the protection of a cabin at night and air conditioning during the day was perfect. The WiFi was a bit slow. However, this is true for the entire Koger area.

The excellent, small group safaris in an open Range Rover were ideal. Each Safari was better than the one before! Our guide/ranger, Warren, was informative, humorous, entertaining, and kept updated on sightings via radio. Drinks and homemade snacks were provided during each Safari.

The staff was very safety conscience. We were escorted to the lodge/ cabin when it was dark outside. The cabins were equipped with communication radios, fire extinguishers, etc. A fence surrounded the property kept dangerous animals at bay, with two entrances, should one be blocked by animals.

Dedicated staff, considerate of individual diet restrictions, thoughtfully prepared meals and snacks. However, most of the food, although tasty and well proportioned, was a bit laden with carbohydrates and fat.


One of the best aspects of Gomo Gomo was the sharing of experiences among multinational guests. We enjoyed the interaction among guests, encouraged by meals served at a communal table and small Safari groups.

We stayed in cabin 3, which had 2 rooms and a bath. The cabin had a double and 2 twin beds with a great view of the watering hole. It was probably the closest cabin to the lodge which made it a very convenient location. The cabins were fairly clean despite brick and wood construction.

The day at Gomo Gomo was well planned, keeping us busy yet allowing down time during warm hours to rest or mingle.

Below is the “Suggested Daily Program” for early May that was given to us upon arrival:

05:15 Wake Up Call
5:45 Coffee/Tea & Confectionaries
06:00 Morning Game Drive
09:00 Back at Camp
09:30 Breakfast
OPTIONAL: Game Walk
14:00 Lunch
15:45 Afternoon Game Drive
19:00 Back at Camp & Pre Dinner Drinks
19:30 Dinner

  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

An excellent place to experience your first game drives. Very friendly staff and excellent driver and tracker (JP and Caswell) who made the whole experience memorable and something that we will want to do again. Accommodation was comfortable with AC, great veranda and shower to wash away the dust! Food was excellent and plentiful.

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Sue D
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Additional Information about Gomo Gomo Game Lodge

Address: Kruger National Park, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Klaserie Private Game Reserve
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 15 Speciality Lodging in Klaserie Private Game Reserve
Price Range: $384 - $2,944 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Gomo Gomo Game Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Gomo Gomo Game Lodge is a private and intimate Lodge situated in the prestigious Klaserie Nature Reserve, Greater Kruger National Park, with a common unfenced border. Our traversing area is approximately 6000 hectares (14800 acres) of the reserve offering guests varied landscapes with an excellent possibility of coming face to face with the “ Big 5 “ (lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino) and numerous othermammals and bird species in their natural habitat.Early morning and late afternoon / evening game drives are conducted in open 4 X 4 Land Rovers with well qualified and experienced field guides and trackers who will ensure an exciting and informative safari. ... more   less 
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