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HillsNek Safaris, Amakhala Game Reserve

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Reviewed 17 February 2016

This resort is a must if you want personal service in a small resort with lots of game drives. The resort only caters for 8 people in four beautiful lodges with lovely views across the game park. The staff are really attentive and cater for all your needs. There is a pool to use between game drives to relax and...

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Bushbaby99, Owner at HillsNek Safaris, Amakhala Game Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you for this wonderful review. We pride ourselves in being a small, intimate camp with the focus on our guests. We are so happy that you enjoyed our cuisine, wine and beautiful views. Please do return - we would love to welcome you back! Kind regards Chantelle

Essex
Reviewed 14 February 2016

From the moment we arrived we were treated so well, accomodation superb,food very good and service spot on. The safaris although quite tiring were really informative and exciting, we saw 4 out of the big 5 plus much more it would be unfair to mention individual staff members as they all work together so well as a team. One of...

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Bushbaby99, Owner at HillsNek Safaris, Amakhala Game Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you for your invaluable feedback. We glad you enjoyed the game drives with our passionate rangers and that all our staff contributed positively towards your stay. The early wake-up calls can certainly be tiring, and this is why our chefs ensure a hearty breakfast buffet is served prior to siesta time. How exciting that you were witness to an...

Kingsbridge
Reviewed 7 February 2016

Fabulous location, the 'tent' was amazing, the staff absolutely lovely and our guide was knowledgeable and informative. Loved every minute of this luxurious safari experience the only problem was we had just the one night - next time we will stay longer.

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Bushbaby99, Owner at HillsNek Safaris, Amakhala Game Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Patricia, Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time on Amakhala and your stay at HillsNek Safari Camp. And yes we totally agree - one night is just not enough to enjoy it all! We look forward to hopefully welcoming you back one day for a longer stay. Kind...

Cape Town
Reviewed 29 January 2016 via mobile

Fantastic in every way just one little thing no water on last night and morning but you need to talk to the elephants about that 😀. Also fridge didn't work at all. Game drives just spectacular food good and accommodation magical staff couldn't have nicer and other guests brilliant

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Bushbaby99, Owner at HillsNek Safaris, Amakhala Game Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Jenny, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on your fantastic stay at HillsNek Safari Camp. Again we are so sorry about the lack of water during your stay.... the elephants do occasionally make our job a bit more difficult when they decide to hang around camp for a day or two. We sincerely hope you...

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 21 December 2015

From the moment we arrived , hospitality, standard of food, and every other consideration was a total joy . Our safari sojourns were sensational! Our personal ranger Brad was knowledgable and absolutely top drawer. We all long to return. A wonderful experience for us Thank you everyone at Hillsnek!

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 December 2015

Absolutely first class from the moment we got there - accommodation was great, food very good, staff were brilliant and we saw all the animals we wanted and more! Very early starts each day so was tiring but in between drives there was a lot of time to relax and catch up on sleep so it didn't matter. Overall it...

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Lorrach, Germany
Reviewed 3 December 2015

very comfortable tents, great resort with not too many visitors. Great views from the tents balcony. Service and food was excellent.Fantastic game drives with experienced guides, saw all of the big 5. Best recommendations!

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Reviewed 27 November 2015

We had a wonderful Safari in Hillsnek. The three days were just right. We were there in August and the drives were colder than we expected. That did not stop us enjoying the company and the excellent guides who were full of pride for the park, their work and knowledge of their animals. The room was wonderful and the food...

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Munich, Germany
Reviewed 26 November 2015

It is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been to! No words can describe how amazing it was. The private safari with only 8 people, the lovely designed tent, the sitting together at one large table with all the other guests have made this stay feel like home! Your service was excellent and the whole team was totally...

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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 November 2015 via mobile

My wife and I have just returned from a fantastic holiday in South Africa. HillsNek was the final stop on our trip and We hoped it would be a fitting end to a memorable holiday. I can honestly say that it was. Everything about HillsNek was wonderful. The setting, accommodation,food and most of all the staff. From Monique, Jason and...

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Bushbaby99, Owner at HillsNek Safaris, Amakhala Game Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Alan, Thank you for taking the time to review us on Tripadvisor and for your glowing review. We are thrilled that we lived up to your expectations and were fittingly the 'cherry on the cake'. Our staff are very precious to us at HillsNek, and certainly are our biggest asset! You have also very kindly shared some of your...

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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: $699 - $1,169 (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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