5-Star Amakhala Bush Lodge is discreetly positioned in the bush at the top end of an open valley in the reserve, each of the superlative en-suite, tented and thatched suites overlooks a watering point with big sky views. Each suite has a secluded private viewing deck with intimate plunge pool. Within the spacious interior hot and cold air-conditioning, an atmospheric fireplace, large oval bath and romantic alfresco double showers make this the perfect bush retreat.
The main lodge offers luxurious dining, splendid lounge areas and an expansive viewing deck with magnificent views of game-filled plains. Evenings are spent around the outdoor fireplace admiring the unspoilt African star-scape. The guest reception is at the colonial Reed Valley Inn, from where guests are transferred into the reserve to enjoy the comfort and elegance of the tented accommodation. Amakhala Bush Lodge offers twice-daily expeditions by open 4×4 safari vehicles. Children from the age of 12 and older are welcome.
All buildings are thatched roofs, tented walls and have wooden floors. The main building has a large, comfortable lounge, dining area, pub and a 96m2 deck with outdoor and indoor fire place. Each of the eight tents have an open deck with plunge pool, air conditioning (hot & cold), fire place, large oval bath and outdoor shower.
The Amakhala Game Reserve is vast and diverse, hence why a number of safari activities are available to you. Activities include game drives, conducted by trained guides, which take place in comfortable, open-top safari vehicles. As well as this, bush walks are available, where close encounter animal sightings are guaranteed.
River cruises are an excellent activity for those wanting something unique! River cruises take place along the Bushman’s River where guests can observe animals who call the riverside home.
Birding safaris are available for bird lovers and the clear African skies are perfect for star-gazing. Also, guests will have a chance to visit The Born Free Foundation and the Amakhala Art and Craft Centre.