Gecko Rock Private Nature Reserve

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Tranquility, Solitude & Panorama Cabins
Gecko Landscape
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Inside view of cabins
Rheboksvlakte Cottage
Rheboksvlakte Cottage night sky
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Rheboksvlakte Cottage
Typical Karoo views
Fauna & Flora


Gecko Rock Private Nature Reserve

Contact info

whats app only
Sharon Deal

Price range - complete one of the options

Up to R350
R1500 - R3000

About the establishment

General facilities & services
  • Braai
  • Gay-friendly
  • Secure parking
  • Self-catering facilities
Activities offered
  • Bird-watching
  • Game watching
  • Hiking
  • Mountain biking
  • Stargazing
  • Swimming pool
Getting there/ what's nearby
Wilderness area

Gecko Rock Private Nature Reserve is nestled in the Nougaspoort Valley, just 25 km from Touwsrivier, and offers visitors an eco-adventure destination. 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.  

Comfortable accommodation options vary from camping to fully equipped self-catering modern, eco-friendly cabins. Guests can enjoy unspoiled views, unrivaled stars, days and days of hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, photography and 4x4 trails, or simply just sit in the shade with a good book or your favourite drink.

Property Facilities:

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:

  • Camping and hiking
  • Self catered accomodation - cottages and cabins
  • 4x4 and 4x2 routes 
  • Rock climbing and abseilling
  • Mountain biking - various levels, beginners, intermediate and skilled
  • Running beautiful single track through the mountains
  • Customised team building events and conference facilities
  • Flower and succulent tours
  • Bird watching
  • Star gazing
  • Or, simply relaxing in an unhurried retreat far away from cell phones and city stress...

Area Information:
Gecko Rock is located within one of the World’s most unique regions. Known simply as the Karoo. The name, ‘Karoo’ originates from the Khoikhoi tribe, who long ago called the region ‘Garob’ – meaning place of great dryness. The word eventually changed to Carro, and finally its present-day form. Described by Prof. Bruce Rubidge as a ‘Palaeontological Wonderland’ the Karoo basin contains one of the most remarkable records of prehistoric activity – from the Permian to the Jurassic age. Plants and animals abound too – and on Gecko Rock one can observe three distinct vegetation types – succulent Karoo - (vetplante), rhenosterveld Karoo – (shrubs, bushes, and trees) and fynbos Karoo – restios, proteas, ericas.The indigenous game is found on the reserve – leopard, springbok, gemsbok, zebra, grey rhebuck, duiker, steenbokkie, klipspinger, aardvark, African wild cat, caracul and even honey badger. Many bird species including the rare black harrier and Verreaux’s eagle that frequently nests in the valleys and cliffs.

Rhebokvlakte Cottage

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.

Tariff per night
R800 per night for 2 persons
R175 Surcharge per night for additional visitors (to a maximum of 6)
R400 Refundable damage deposit
One night stays pay a rate of R1000 per night
Cottage only rented for less than 2 nights from Sunday to Thursday

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.

Tariff per night

Adults - R350 per person up to six people 
(or a minimum of R1400 per cabin per night for four or less persons)
Every person over six persons, will be charged at R250
More than 6 people - R250 per person 
(own bedding and mattresses to be supplied)
Children (12-16) - R290 per person
Children (7-11) - R270 per person
Children (2-6) - R240 per person
Under 2 - R100 per person

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.

Tariff (all per person per night)

Adults - R140
Children (12-16) - R105
Children (4-11) - R95
Children (under 4) - R55


  • Campsite can accommodate up to 20 vehicles (60 people)
  • Kitchen with hot and cold running water
  • 4 Toilets with 4 showers in two separate locations
  • Central braai area
  • Movable braai’s for private camping
  • Splash pool (filled Mid September to Mid April)
  • 1 x 8 seater table and benches

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.

Tariff (all per person per night)

Adults - R140
Children (12-16) - R105
Children (4-11) - R95
Children (under 4) - R55


  • Campsite can accommodate up to 5 vehicles (10 people)
  • Kitchen with running water
  • 1 Toilet & shower
  • Central braai area


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