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Amakhala Game Reserve

Amakhala Game Reserve

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117 Reviews
Guide Price £1,569 per person
Based on 05 March 19, staying for 4 nights all inclusive in a Bukela Game Lodge Luxury Suite (2 adults sharing). Flights not included.
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for a stay at this hotel. The price will vary based on exchange rates, and your choice of room type, departure date, airline and cabin class, and any additional extras you’d like to add to your holiday.

Family-friendly Big Five 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 Five. Or, for a safari experience with a difference, opt to go on the boat cruise along the Bushmans River and out to the coast, via Kenton-on-Sea. 

  • Malaria-free location
  • Opportunity to spot the Big Five
  • Boat cruise along Bushmans River

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Deluxe
  • Check-in Time:
    13:00
  • Check-out Time:
    11:00
  • 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
117 Reviews 89% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 91
  • Very Good 16
  • Average 4
  • Poor 2
  • Terrible 4

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Service
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Reviews

May 14, 2018

fantastic trip with good customer care

Amakhala game reserve is a wonderful and authentic safari experience. The animals roam freely and the guides know exactly where to find them The scenery whilst driving on the off road hills is stunning and there are plenty of animals to see. We saw a group of 15 elephants walking together at day break, a pride of lions finishing off their recent kill (the carcass was next to them-fresh!) a mother rhino and her baby not to mention plenty of other beautiful animals that SA has to offer. What did it for me however was the customer care in order to make sure that our stay was the best stay possible. You see, I have quite strict and specific dietary requirements which I told Amakhala about before I came to stay. The ensured me that this would all be taken care of and that the food would be brought from an out house caterer which made the food in a supervised environment. To cut a long story short, the "caterer" had lied and falsely advertised and it was found out that the food was not made in accordance to what was requested and in turn, I lived off fruit and some snacks for almost 2 days. Although it took some time to sort out, Amakhala game reserve took responsibility for messing up the order and not looking hard enough into the caterer's credentials to see whether they were licensed to provide such strictly supervised food. (The caterer themselves did not apologise and refused to accept responsibility for their dishonest actions). Although I wasnt expecting a full refund from Amakhala since we still benefited from the game drives and accommodation, (which I must add is lovely and cosy), they still refunded us back with half of the money. A good and honest gesture indeed. This clearly displays their genuine concern for their guests optimum comfort whilst at the lodge/tented camp. Many thanks Ronel for sorting everything out! Aaron
May 03, 2018

Amakhala Woodbury Lodge

London, United Kingdom

Amakhala was a good choice for a short safari, with very knowledgeable and enthusiastic guides with respect for the wildlife conservation. The game reserve is huge and has various terrains, but mostly our guide Seamus was fun to be with and so informed on everything he tried his best to find us the Lions but wasn’t meant to be (sad face) we did see lots of other animals including Cheetah which was enthralling and three male elephants being aggressive and lots of female elephants with a 4 day old baby. The most amazing sun rises and sun sets to be seen. Woodbury Lodges were nice and private with lovely thatched roofs, nice to have the turn down service on return from the evening Safari, loved the private balcony overlooking the reserve. The lodges are not luxury the bedrooms are fine with a really comfy bed however the bathroom was looking like it was due a refurb, the rooms are not cleaned during your stay just the beds made however not that much time is spent in the rooms as you are there mainly for the safari experience. Communal meals are served during your stay food was reasonable but hit and miss at times on quality, the pre-ordered breakfasts were lovely but they were often served cold which was a shame just heating the plates would help, however the coffee was spot on and the overall service was good. Guests are told where and when to get food/drinks on arrival and from then on you are pretty much left to your own devices between safaris and meal times which does give it a very chilled out feel.
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