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The Amakhala Private Game Reserve is a stunning wildlife reserve situated in the malaria-free Eastern Cape.

The reserve is renowned for its luxury lodging as well as brilliant wildlife viewings – the area is rich in biodiversity with many animals re-introduced to the bushveld. A mere 50-minute drive north-east of Port Elizabeth and is located along the Greater Addo area. Amakhala is renowned for its excellent wildlife viewing and guests are sure to encounter some incredible animals. Animals that roam freely throughout the reserve include lion, cheetah, the white rhino, elephant, Cape buffalo, various species of buck and antelope, as well as giraffe and zebra. Animals can be viewed on game drives which are conducted by trained guides, or even from the comfort of your safari lodge.

The game reserve makes for a truly unique wedding venue – the tranquil bush, stunning wildlife and the ever present sun in a cloudless blue sky will ensure you have a memorable big day. The many luxury lodges available in the reserve have lavish wedding facilities and go the extra mile for your special day. All of the lodges also have spacious conference rooms for those wanting a fun corporate retreat.

The accommodation available ranges from ultra-luxurious to rustic and simplistic, perfect for all kinds of tourists including families and couples seeking a romantic getaway! All lodges have standard safari activities that are sure to enthral.

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Amakhala Bush Lodge

Enjoy a 5-Star luxury safari getaway at Amakhala Bush Lodge. En-suite canvas tents, excellent activities and perfect views promise a wonderful holiday in the Amakhala bushland. Experience the malaria-free Eastern Cape in style at Bush Lodge.
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Amakhala Safari Lodge

Safari Lodge is a luxury safari accommodation set in the Amakhala Game Reserve. Providing guests with excellent lodging and fantastic safari activities, the lodge is a perfect getaway for a range of tourists.
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Bukela Game Lodge

Bukela Game Lodge is set in the malaria-free Amakhala Game Reserve and offers a safari getaway of a lifetime. The intimate lodge is perfect for honeymooners and those wanting a special luxury bush getaway.
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Carnarvon Dale

Carnarvon Dale is situated in the Amakhala Game Reserve and promises a unique getaway. The main lodge is an 1820 Settler Farmhouse with guest rooms set in an Edwardian Cottage.
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HillsNek Safari Camp

Nestled in the heart of Amakhala Private Game Reserve lies HillsNek Safari Camp, a world-class Big Five safari destination.
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Hlosi Game Lodge

Hlosi Game Lodge is a 4-star getaway set in the Amakhala Game Reserve. With luxury accommodation, excellent safari activities, and first-class facilities, Hlosi proves to be a stellar getaway.
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Leeuwenbosch Country House

Leeuwenbosch Country House is a wonderful scenic getaway perfect for a range of tourists! The manor is grand in design and the chic Shearers Lodge acts as the perfect honeymoon accommodation.
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Quatermain’s Camp

Quatermain's Camp is an intimate and rustic, expedition style tented camp situated on the stunning Amakhala Big Five Game Reserve.
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Woodbury Lodge

Woodbury Lodge is a family inclusive safari lodge set in the Amakhala Game Reserve. Offering comfortable and lavish lodging, as well as excellent safari activities, Woodbury is the ideal safari getaway.
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Woodbury Tented Camp

Experience nature like never before at Woodbury Tented Camp. The safari camp is perfect for those wanting the ultimate wild adventure without sacrificing the comfort of a lavish hotel.
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FAQ

What is the best time of year for game viewing?

Game viewing is not affected by the weather, seasons or time of year. Animals are active 365 days a year. If there is something you are specifically looking to see, consult with one of our safari experts upon making your booking.
Additionally, it’s recommended that you bring warmer clothing along for the trip as it may get cold, regardless of the time of year.

Is there wi-fi at Amakhala Game Reserve?

Apart from Quatermain’s 1920 Camp, complimentary wi-fi is available at all lodges and camps at Amakhala.

What can my children do at Amakhala?

Children of all ages are welcome at HillsNek Safaris, Hlosi Game Lodge, Woodbury Lodge, Leeuwenbosch Country House and Woodbury Tented Camp. We recommend that families stay at Hlosi Game Lodge as it offers a children’s programme.

What do I need to pack?

Amakhala Game Reserve is located in the Eastern Cape, a malaria-free area. As such, there is no need to bring any preventative tablets or syrup, other than your prescription medication. However, we do highly recommend that you bring the following:
– Cameras, lenses and binoculars
– Light clothing for summer safaris
– Bathing suits for the pool areas
– Walking shoes
– Sunscreen and hats
– Warmer clothing for winter stays

Health

South Africa has world-class medical facilities, with a large network of hospitals that offer excellent services. However, please ensure that you have adequate health insurance as a safety precaution.