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About Purple Gecko Guesthouse

Purple Gecko Guesthouse is situated at the foothills of the spectacular Longtom Pass in the picturesque town of Lydenburg. Lydenburg is ideally situated near world-famous attractions like Dullstroom, Sabie, Pilgrims Rest, Gods Window, Kruger National Park and the Blyde River Canyon.

No matter if you are on holiday, on business or just passing through, Purple Gecko Guesthouse is an unparalleled experience in comfort and luxury. The guest house consists of 17 luxuriously appointed units, each with its own en-suite bathroom, private entrance, mini bar, tea facilities and DStv.

A full breakfast is served in the dining area and dinner can be served on request. The tranquillity of the beautiful gardens sets the scene for guests to enjoy a superb breakfast and for newly-weds there is an exquisite honeymoon suite with a romantic spa. Energetic businessmen can exercise in the sparkling lap pool before breakfast or just relax after a hard day's work.

The unique gecko theme d├ęcor, excellent cuisine and location of The Purple Gecko are all ingredients that make up the perfect recipe for an unforgettable stay.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 4 hours
  • Type: Guest House
  • Sleeps: 38
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 4 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Swimming Pool
  • Gym
  • Wi-Fi
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

- A 50% deposit is payable to secure a reservation.
- The balance is payable on arrival.

Payment Methods
We accept:
- Electronic fund transfers
- Cash
- Cheques
- Credit cards (AMEX, Diners Club, Master, Visa).

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Reviews for Purple Gecko Guesthouse

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Tania Davis
16 September 2018

A very spacious room, with a big, clean bathroom. I truly appreciated the clean linen and chocolates on the bed. The hostess was exceptionally friendly and so helpful.. she is a gem. We would definitely recommend this accommodation. Huge thanks

Charmaine Adendorff
16 September 2017

Accommodation was in a nice setting and affordable

ingrid Mthimunye
02 March 2017

I once stayed at purple gecko in 2010 , it was a lovely visit filled with welcoming and warmth. I was sadly disappointed on my arrival to be informed that instead of the 3 nights I had booked for they can only accommodate me for 2 , I felt put out since I had made the booking 2 weeks earlier and no one called me to inform me otherwise. Even when informing me of this , they showed no remorse whatsoever and just gave me an ultimatum ad to ," this is entirely up to you whether you take it or find yourself accommodation elsewhere. " I was sadly disappointed especially since I had already paid...
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Roos Kooijmans
02 March 2017

Loved the lovely large and clean room. Nicely decorated. Bathroom was huge too! Room was a bit dark though, with only one small window.

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Purple Gecko Guesthouse is 3km from the centre of Lydenburg , the nearest airport 76.1km (Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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