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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.

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  • 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.

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Safari Lodges within Amakhala Game Reserve

Bukela Game Lodge

Bukela Game Lodge offers guests 5-star luxury in the Amakhala Game Reserve; with its peaceful location in the rolling Eastern Cape hills it offers a tranquil haven for guests looking for place to relax and unwind and enjoy the magic of the African bush.

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Hlosi Game Lodge

Hlosi Game Lodge offers 5-star luxury in the beautiful Eastern Cape in the Amakhala Game Reserve. Hlosi offers a quiet and peaceful haven, rich in African history with only 4 ensuite safari suites.

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Carnarvon Dale

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.

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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.

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Hillsnek Safaris

Positioned in a secluded corner of the Amakhala Game Reserve in the malaria-free Eastern Cape of South Africa lies the intimate, family-run, HillsNek Safari Lodge. Set on the banks of the Bushman’s River with a breathtaking vista of rolling African plains.

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Woodbury Lodge

Woodbury Lodge offers only 6 stone and thatch units each with air-conditioning and ensuite facilities. The lodge is situated in the magnificent Amakhala Game Reserve above the Bushman’s River Valley.

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Bush Lodge

Bush Lodge is a 5 star graded accommodation within Amakhala Game Reserve. Amakhala is known as a conservation area where the Big Five resides. The reserve protects game as they are able to roam around freely.

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Quatermain's Camp

Quatermain's Camp is a 1920s-style safari tented accommodation with 3 tents. Guests have a choice of pioneers, hunters and explorers of that time. Tent furnishings are military styled to give the feel of the 1920's era.

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Woodbury Tented Camp

Woodbury Tented Camp is located within the Amakhala Game Reserve. There are 7 tents at the camp and it boasts views of the spectacular plains, which are filled with game, giving guests the feel of an African safari.

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Reed Valley Inn

Reed Valley Inn offers a warm and intimate atmosphere with friendly staff, beautiful rooms and sumptuous dinners. The Inn caters for only 8 guests and children from 12 years and older are welcome.

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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 o...

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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.

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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

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