Choosing a game lodge may seem like an impossible task, especially since there are so many of them out there. when you choose your holiday away, you want it to be everything you dreamed of. There is nothing worse than money spent on a mediocre or even worse, terrible holiday. To make your life easier, we have compiled this handy guide to choosing a game lodge in SA.


The look of your lodge is very important for your overall holiday. If you want something opulent or luxurious, you need to check it our before hand. Use the internet to look at as many pics of your chosen lodge as possible to get a good impression of what it feels like. There are many choices out there, from African themed, to rustic, to totally luxurious like La Montagne Guest Lodge.


A great way to tell what the lodge you want to visit is actually like, is to read the reviews on the internet. The lodge owners or managers choose which reviews to post on their own sites, so you will get an idea of what is important to them. Is it food, friendliness, the wine selection, game viewing, pampering, spa therapies, technology or luxury that is high on their list?

Game Viewing and Activities:

When choosing a lodge, you need to put a lot of thought into activities. What exactly do you want to do with your time? If you want to view game, do you want to drive yourself or be guided? Is the Big Five important, or will you be happy with just average game? On the other hand, do you just want to relax by a pool with a  fabulous view? La Montagne Guest Lodge has a beautiful deck with a pool that overlooks the Magaliesberg Mountains. We offer amazing cocktails in a setting that will leave you breathless. Should you wish to do something a little more thrilling, La Montagne Guest Lodge offers a host of other activities in our immediate vicinity. You can go horse rising, hot air ballooning, jet skiing or even go up the Harties Cable Car.

Accommodation Types:

You may wish to stay in an air conditioned room, or a glamping tent. The sheer amount of accommodation types available in South African lodges is incredible. When choosing a lodge you need to predetermine exactly what type of accommodation you are looking for. This will also determine the price of your lodge. At La Montage we offer a variety of accommodation to suit all tastes. From exciting, luxurious mountain-side tents, to romantic honeymoon cabins, we have something for everyone. Our Lodge boasts elevated, breath taking views of Hartebeespoort Dam, visible from most of our rooms. The lodge itself has been decorated with  handcrafted Rosewood, and Rhodesian Teak, with artifacts from many parts of Africa found throughout. Every care has been taken to ensure that our surroundings reflect the tenacity and strength of Africa, and the bedrock of the Witwatersrand Mountains on which the lodge is built.