Amakhala Game Reserve

Amakhala Game Reserve

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Malaria Free Big 5 Spotting

The Amakhala private game reserve is home to 11 luxury properties all located in different areas of the Eastern Cape safari park. Being malaria free this is a great place to stay if you are going on safari as a family. Partake in morning and afternoon game drives to try and spot the big 5. For a safari experience with a difference opt to go on the boat cruise along the Bushman’s River.

  • Malaria Free Location
  • 'Big 5'
  • Boat Cruise along Bushman's River

Hotel Features

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  • Transfer duration: Approx. 50 minutes from Port Elizabeth Airport

Main Facilities

  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Lodge

Board Basis Options

  • All Inclusive
  • Full Board
Location Highlights

Amakhala Game Reserve

  • Approx. 50 minutes from Port Elizabeth Airport
110 Reviews 89% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 85
  • Very Good 15
  • Average 4
  • Poor 2
  • Terrible 4

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Apr 15, 2018

Fantastic experience

Tamworth, United Kingdom

We have had the most wonderful 4 nights staying at the Woodbury Lodge at Amakhala Game Reserve. The accommodation was lovely with the outside seating deck being a perfect place to snooze after the dawn game drive. We took both dawn and dusk game drives and saw a wonderful collection of animals - Lions, elephants, cheetah and giraffe to name a few of the bigger animals but also antelope, beautiful birds, spiders and so much more. The area is hilly and beautiful. The food is fabulous and plentiful and eating with the other guests was really interesting. Our guide was awesome and incredibly knowledgeable and very amusing too ( thank you Jason). Everyone was amazingly friendly - thank you one and all. Just note it can be rather chilly on the game drives! Our lodge welcomed children / worth checking which ‘camp’ so you get one to beat suit your needs. We had families and young couples with us.
Mar 29, 2018

Amazing experience

I thoroughly enjoyed our 3 night safari- despite the weather! The ponchos and blankets were much appreciated especially on the early morning drive but I really did wish i had gone better prepared for changeable weather. The thrill of suddenly coming across a family of elephants at the watering hole, rhino and the glorious cheetahs cannot easily be put into words. Absolutely amazing. The joy of sipping sundowners in very close proximity to several giraffe whilst watching zebra in the distance can only be matched by the roar of the wonderful welcoming log fire and hot chocolate on our return to the Lodge. Bliss. Sadly we did not see the lion. We will save him for another holiday! I think i am hooked! A Safari convert- even in the rain.
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