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Austin, Texas
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We loved everything about our experience at HillsNek! We came in with high expectations from the reviews and it somehow exceeded those. The staff was SO friendly, the food was delicious, and the game drives were really fun and interesting! We loved eating breakfast, lunch, and dinner with the other visitors and had great conversations with people from around the...

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Dublin
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We stayed here at the start of February for our Honeymoon and so happy we did. We were greeted by Renzo and his team and so delighted with some cool cloths as it was very hot when we arrived. There are four luxury tents, all secluded from one another so you can enjoy your outdoor shower in privacy. Our tent...

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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Best Location in Amakhala, very good service and management (Thank you Renzo)-Byron is a very good Guide who is really enthusiastic, with great knowledge about animals and fauna. We are going to come back in 2018.

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Newyork
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here for 2 nights in January 2017, How I wish we had booked a longer stay, What an incredible Place, and Wonderful Experience that I will treasure for a Life time. All of the staff were Charming and Sincere, Great food and Wine, Superb service and personal attention to detail, The Luxury Tent was not only Luxury but...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a fabulous 3 night stay. Nothing is too much trouble, and everything that you could possibly want is provided. Byron's knowledge is outstanding, and it is obvious that he loves his job. The animals are wonderful, although a few more would enhance the visit. We would love to return to this special place

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a fantastic few days at the lodge which consists of only 4 tent lodges. Tents are canvas covered frames with bathroom and not tent like at all. All tents are secluded from each other and not overlooked which is just as well as there is an outdoor shower area. (There is a bath with shower head inside as well)...

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Reykjavik, Iceland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for 3 nights and had the most fantastic stay. Monique and her staff could not have done more for us and been any more welcoming; by the time we left we felt to be 'part of the family' and we did not want to leave. As others have said the luxury tents are beautifully situated and look...

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Chantelle C, Owner at HillsNek Safaris, Amakhala Game Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you for this wonderful review and we are thrilled that you felt part of the HillsNek Family. Our staff are all passionate about what they do and your ranger Byron, a keen birder, loves nothing more than birding with guests who show an interest. So thank you! The focus on game drive does not always have to be the...

Dusseldorf, Germany
Reviewed 15 January 2017

The title just says everything. We were welcomed warm hearted, the tents are just beautifully situated underneath a mountain and feel very secluded. Additionally the game rangers did just great drives with 4 out of the big 5 and many more animals seen, I highly recommend this place.

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Chantelle C, Owner at HillsNek Safaris, Amakhala Game Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you for this wonderful review that in our opinion, sums it all up perfectly! We certainly pride ourselves on offering personal service at every level and an atmosphere for our guests that is relaxing, warm and real. Thank you again for your kind recommendation.

Cairo Governorate, Egypt
Reviewed 13 January 2017

My husband and I spent a dream holiday at Hillsnek: everything was just perfect. The tents are comfortable and nearly luxurious, the food excellent, the service fantastic. Everybody was so friendly and the atmosphere was really family like. On top of it all the ranger, who seems to love his work and the animals in the reserve, was extremely knowledgeable...

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Chantelle C, Owner at HillsNek Safaris, Amakhala Game Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a stellar review about your time at HillsNek Safari Camp and your accolade of "dream holiday". Wow! We are all thrilled that our little camp provided such an experience! It's great to hear you enjoyed the game drives and wildlife on Amakhala Game Reserve and that your ranger was passionate...

Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 12 January 2017

We spent 3 nights at HillsNek and had a wonderful time. The staff makes everything possible for you to feel at home. The atmosphere and general feeling is very familial. Just relax and enjoy the moment!

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Chantelle C, Owner at HillsNek Safaris, Amakhala Game Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing HillsNek Safari Camp on Tripadvisor and for the excellent review at that. Sharing guest experience with a global audience is important to us as we continually welcome guests from all corners of the world. All the best The HillsNek Team

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
HillsNek Safaris is an intimate, luxury tented camp positioned on the banks of the Bushmans River. Situated in a tucked away corner of the Amakhala Big 5 Game Reserve, the lodge is 70km's from Port Elizabeth in the malaria-free Eastern Cape. An abundant variety of wildlife includes lion,rhino, elephant, giraffe, cheetah, buffalo, zebra and a myriad of plains game. The stone, canvas and thatched main lodge is at the heart of the camp, with four private safari tents elevated on wooden decks that enhance the spectacular views of surrounding plains and bush. All tents have panoramic views of the African plains, and game viewing can often be enjoyed from the comfort of your bed. Personalized service and outstanding hospitality is the hallmark of every stay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about HillsNek Safaris, Amakhala Game Reserve

Address: N2 | Greater Addo, Eastern Cape, Amakhala Game Reserve 6011, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Amakhala Game Reserve
Price Range: $675 - $1,112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — HillsNek Safaris, Amakhala Game Reserve 4*
Number of rooms: 4
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“They are all the same but room 2 is closest to reception and the dining area”
 of 5 bubbles zzstop, 8 Feb 2017 | Read review
“any of the lodges”
 of 5 bubbles ARCHIEMAC70, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“There are only 4 tents, every one offering great views and total privacy.”
 of 5 bubbles Steve07Mar, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Only 4 'tents' (one being for families) and all looked fantastic”
 of 5 bubbles KTav79, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All tents are secluded and have a great view. Tent 2 & 3 you have to walk a bit up hill to get to.”
 of 5 bubbles estelledavies, 19 Aug 2016 | Read review
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