Garden Route – Holiday Destination – George Lodge – Three Star Guest House – Looking back on 2017

Here we are again at the end of another year.  As usual we would like to share all the great memories and developments at the George Lodge for 2017.

Our rooms are now all equipped with fridges and microwaves, which makes it absolutely ideal for long stays, holiday visitors and corporate travelers who stay for a few nights.  New modern chairs were also added to our rooms and we changed our bathroom amenities.  We also offer the following services and facilities.  Below is a few photographs of the variety of room types we offer. From standard to family to self catering rooms.  A detailed description can be found in our booklet – link below.

Complimentary Extras:
• Coffee Station
• Braai Utensils
• Crockery
• Cutlery
• Plates/Paper Plates
• Glasses & Plastic Cups
• Swimming Towels
• Hot Water Bottles
• Information Packs

Additional Charges:
• Wood/Charcoal
• Blitz Firelighters
• Matches
• Long Life Milk
• Bottled Water
• Ice
• Laundry Service
• Shuttle Service
• Business Centre (Printing, etc.)

W E  A L S O  S E L L  A I R T I M E  &  DATA  F O R   A L L   M A J O R

S E R V I C E   P R O V I D E R S

For a detailed information booklet –

Standard Double Bed Room

Family Room sleeps 4 people

Family Room Twin beds can be converted to King Size Bed with double bunk for kids

Family Room – Ideal for family of four

Standard Twin Room – can be converted to King Size bed – Upstairs with balcony

Family room with Double and Single Bed – Ideal for family of three

Standard Twin Room – downstairs – can be converted to King Size bed

Self Catering Room with Kitchenette

Self catering room with double bunk

Standard twin room upstairs with balcony

Standard Twin Room

Family Room – 3 persons

New amenities

New chairs – microwaves and fridges

As always a year will not be complete if we have not added a few features for our guests – we like to add value for money and giving something back to our guests.  So after much deliberation and a lot of ideas we have now made a coffee area behind reception where guests can have coffee/tea/cappuccinos and a variety of other specialty coffees on the house.

This area is ideal for a quick get together for a chat, relaxing with your coffee and browsing the internet with the free uncapped wifi or just reading a book and enjoying your coffee.

Here our staff had a small birthday get together for Christa, our one receptionist.

Birthday celebrations

The coffee area, here one of the owners Lenie Stander is enoying a Late.


Our newly wrapped info packs are now available in our coffee area as well as in our breakfast room.  We are proud to say that we love the new look and hope the guests enjoy this.  For those who are not familiar with this, we have packed each area’s brochures into the different designated packs, select the area to be visited and all the brochures will be inside.


This year was no exception to various functions are groups we hosted at the George Lodge.  Here is some of the functions and groups – always great memories for us.

We had two visits from Janbraai the Kyknet Celebrity with his TourdeBraai crew and we will also featured on Kyknet for this event.

The start of the Tour De Braai

Here Jan is explaining all the rules of the event to the participants. This was on the morning of their departure, here Jan is getting ready for the start of the event. 

We changed our swimming pool furniture from plastic chairs and tables to these nice white washed wooden furniture.

Set up for the braai evening of the Jan Braai Crew

The swimming pool and braai area very popular in summer time and all the essentials for a braai is available to purchase from reception, all you need to get is your food and drinks

We were also honored with a visit by a group of bikers from the tour company African Iron Horse Tours.  Here are some of their spectacular bikes.

Other tour groups we had was the School groups from Stellenbosch – primary school kids, what a well behaved bunch of kids, we just loved them.

Then we had all the functions with great memories and very special to the people celebrating these different milestones.

18th birthday function

21st dinner party

50th wedding anniversary – what an honor – they had a breakfasts for all their guests


We also honored to have an advert on Algoa Fm Radio Station – to listen to it, please click on the link.

THE TEAM BEHIND A FULL HOUSE – George Lodge is a family run business, but no business can be successful without a wonderful team that work together.


On the left Christa – Reception

In the Middle Gem – Reception

On the right – Nandi – Conferences & Function

Front of House Manager – Richard Marais (third generation)

Co – Owner Reinette Marais (2nd generation)


Co – Owner Lenie Stander (1st generation)

Housekeeping staff, breakfast, handyman and garden

From Left to right at the bottom – Janine, Christene, Maria

Top from left to righ – Elridge, Alicia, Maria, Andries



THANK YOU TO EACH AND EVERY GUEST THAT MADE THIS YEAR POSSIBLE – George Lodge where people arrive as a guests and leave as friends – we hope to meet you soon.