Amakhala Game Reserve
The Amakhala Game Reserve was formed in 1999 as a joint conservation venture. The reserve offers a variety of luxurious owner-managed lodges. Enjoy a unique safari experience in an area that allows animals to be re-introduced to the area where they once roamed freely.
Amakhala Game Reserve Highlights
The Amakhala Game Reserve was formed in 1999 as a joint conservation venture. The reserve offers a variety of lodges that are owner managed and offer luxurious accommodation.
Amakhala Game Reserve offers a unique safari experience in an area that allows animals to be re-introduced to the area where they once roamed freely. The land was used to ranch sheep and cattle up to the turn of the century. The challenge has been to re-establish the original flora and fauna species to the area and to return the land to nature.
- Offers a selection of 11 Luxury star rated establishments made up of restored Country Houses, Safari Lodges and Tented Camps located in different areas of the large 18 000 acre safari park.
- Wildlife likely to be encountered during the game drives in the Game Reserve are the Big Five, cheetah, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest and plenty of antelope species.
- Visists to nearby Game Parks such as the Addo Elephant National Park and Shamwari Game Reserve can be arranged at request.
Hillsnek Safaris is an intimate family-run lodge, set on the banks of the Bushman’s River with a breathtaking vista of rolling African plains. It offers a truly romantic retreat and is available as an exclusive-use lodge on request.
Bukela Game Lodge is a romantic and secluded safari destination tucked away into indigenous trees and bushes at the top of a hidden valley at the Amkhala Game Reserve. Enjoy sumptuous high teas, private candlelit dinners or exciting fireside boma dinners under African stars.
Amakhala Safari Lodge is a thatched lodge with its unique safari huts and signature stone-capped roof tops, offers all the comforts of a luxury lodge and is an undisturbed retreat where guests can regenerate their souls and tune into the sounds of nature.
Amakhala Game Reserve Game Viewing and Activities
Amakhala Game Reserve offers a spectacular location as well as breathtaking views. The park is home to a large variety of wildlife including rhino, elephant, cheetah, buffalo, giraffe, black wildebeest, zebra, tortoise and well over 16 antelope species.
Experienced and knowledgeable guides will accompany guests on game activities in open safari vehicles. A romantic cruise down the Bushman's River offers magnificent sunsets. The bird watching and sightings of game drinking at the river's edge is phenomenal and can be enjoyed while canoeing down the river. Guests are also given the opportunity of lion sightings in the famous Shamwari Game Reserve, situated next to Amakhala Game
Carnarvon Dale offers a comfortable and intimate retreat steeped in history and culture. Guests can enjoy the historic Settler farmhouse offering an Edwardian ambience. Facilities include ensuite bathrooms and private lounges. Family accommodation is also available.
Leeuwenbosch Country House
Leeuwenbosch is a family-friendly retreat situated in a beautiful garden in the Amakhala Game Reserve. The Manor house offers 5 beautiful suites with ensuite facilities. The lodge caters for the entire family and baby-sitting services are available.
Amakhala Safari Lodge
Amakhala Safari Lodge is situated in a private corner in a valley of indigenous bush at the northern boundary of the 7000 hectare Amakhala Game Reserve. Situated between Shamwari Game Reserve and Addo Elephant National Park, its location is perfect for the best wildlife viewing South Africa has to offer.