Our mission at Gecko Rock is to offer our visitors an unparalleled outdoor experience in the South African Karoo - one of the most unique natural areas on earth.
The scope of activities on offer at this special place, where the emphasis is on preservation of the environment, is sure to hold an attraction for everyone.
The list of options includes:
Gecko Rock was acquired by the Deal family in 2002, and has been developed in accordance with regulations specified by the Department of Environmental Affairs. It has become 'home' to us, and our wish is that you will feel the same way…
Visitors to Gecko Rock have the choice of two campsites, a wooden cottage and wooden cabins.
Fully equipped for self catering, Rheboksvlakte offers a very private stay. Situated in a panoramic valley the cottage promises a front row seat to the best sunrise in the Karoo. Of wooden construction, the insulated finish ensures cool days and warm nights.
Designed for two adults, the cottage will accommodate two small children on mattresses inside or just outside the door in a tent, where they can enjoy their own adventure.
Tranquility, Solitude and Panorama wooden cabins
Our larger cabins are situated alongside De Wets Rus Campsite and comfortably sleep 6 persons. Modern kitchen area with full size fridge/freezer, 2 plate gas cooker, solar lighting and a plug to charge electronic devices make this your home away from home. A full size stoep with outside table and chairs makes the best of breathtaking views. The braai area is a step down off the deck. All linen (excluding towels) is supplied. Ablutions are a short walk down a neat path where you have a piping hot shower, basin, mirror and toilet. Parking for your vehicle right next to the cabin.
Please note: No hair dryers, kettles, heaters etc. to be used in these cabins.
De Wet's Rus Campsite
Situated under shady trees in an alluvial plain, this site is equipped with four toilets and four showers in two separate locations. The communal area has a generous kitchen, a central braai area with steel braai drums and grids. For those lazy Karoo days, there is a splash pool which is filled from Mid September to Mid April. There is ample space for up to 20 vehicles. The site is intended for properly equipped campers - there is no electricity supply or cell phone signal.
For campers who enjoy their privacy there is ample space here to choose & enjoy your own spot with moveable braais for your convenience.
Echo Valley Campsite
Nestled in a private valley, this intimate campsite is ideal for smaller groups who prefer privacy. The shower and toilet is located at a convenient distance from the camp area and the communal area is equipped with a sheltered kitchen, leading to the braai.
This is the perfect location for climbers as all three climbing walls are in walking distance.
|Exclusive / preferred service providers on call|
|Audio – visual equipment (request details)|
|Food / beverage facilities for catering purposes|
|Crockery and cutlery available for hire|
|Catering done in-house|
|Designated parking area|
|Sufficient parking space|
|Fully staffed (cleaning, servers etc.)|
|Wireless internet connection|
|Good lighting that can be operated independently|
|A purpose-built and dedicated back entrance available for equipment loading and offloading|
|A specified area for coaches and buses to stop to allow delegates and guests to embark and disembark safely|
|Dedicated storage space that can safely store event materials and equipment overnight|
|Individual lockable storage available for storage of more valuable items|
|Dogs have to be on lead whilst outside|
|Kennels must be used|
|Other animals on the property|
|Horse stables – bedding provided|
|Horse stables – bedding not provided|
|Parking area for horse box / float|
|Bring your own bicycle|
|Bicycles to hire|
|Bicycle set trails|
|Bicycle - free to explore|
|Bring your own quad bike|
|Quad bikes to hire|
|Quad bike set trails|
|Quad bikes – free to explore|
|Bring your own off-road motorcycle|
|Off-road motorcycles to hire|
|Off-road motorcycle set trails|
|Off-road motorcycle – free to explore|
|4x4 vehicle set trails|
|4x4 vehicle – free to explore|
|Area for wedding ceremony|
|Undercover area for signing the register|
|Couple must provide own catering|
|In house events coordinator (compulsory)|
|In house events coordinator (not compulsory)|
|Fully stocked bar|
|Cutlery and crockery rental|
|Cleaning / serving staff|