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Tarporley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Spent a great couple of days here, saw great sightings including rhinos and cheetahs. Jason our guide was brilliant and really gave us great drives. The staff in the lodge were all very friendly, the owner actually came and had dinner with us one night. Food excellent and a great crowd of people. It's a small private reserve so small...

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Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review. We are glad you had some great sightings on our beautiful reserve and enjoyed the intimacy of the Lodge. We hope to see you back again in the near future Kind Regards The Woodbury Team

Karlsruhe, Germany
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Difficult to find a better Place for Wildlife experience! We saw 4 out of the big five, got always nice and Well educated guides and had a Great Time in and Outside the logde. So really worth to Go there

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A well sign posted entrance of the N2 lead to a well sited lodge complex with views of the countryside from an elevated position. The game drives, one early morning (5.30am) and one evening about 4.00pm were very interesting with a full description of the animals and local history. Sundowners were taken half way round in the evening tour and...

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woodburylodge, Public Relations Manager at Woodbury Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review. We are extremely glad you enjoyed your stay with us and even more so our beautiful reserve and fantastic views we offer from our Lodge. We hope to see you again in the near future Kind Regards The Woodbury Team

Eaglescliffe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for 3 nights. Overall it was very good, the staff looked after us so well, we had two excellent guides when we went on Game drives, thank you Simone and Nicky who were very knowledgeable and made this experience one to remember. Food here was very good, plenty to eat and drink. The only negative comment we have...

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Grahamstown
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful stay, staff friendly and helpful. Rooms where fantastic with champagne waiting for us. We will definitely be back. Game drive was great and guide very knowledgeable. Meals where incredible..

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Thank you for writing this review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with and even more so the little touches of champagne for valentines day. We hope you come back next year to celebrate for valentines! Kind Regards The Woodbury Team

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Staff and service were excellent. Meals were good but not memorable. Lovely spacious rooms with great views from the decks. Highlights were the game drives with Katrin who could not have done more for us. The dining room and lounge area were a little dull and could do with better lighting and decor .

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Spent our last few days in South Africa at Woodbury Lodge and it was the best end to our holiday. Our ranger Nikki was so knowledgeable. We could not fault anything from theaccommodation to the food. We saw so many animals roaming the area and the highlight were the baby cheetahs. We were so impressed we have already booked our...

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Hi Nicola, Thank you for your taking the time to write your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay so much that you have booked for your return which we are ecstatic about. We look forward to seeing you in 2018 and hopefully with all the family this time :) Kind Regards The Woodbury Team

Munich, Germany
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Very friendly, accommodative, passionate and experienced staff. Rangers are very knowledgeable and chef is best at tangling your tastebuds. Overall was an awesome stay made memorable by the people: if it's your in doubt, no second thoughts required. Go for it!!

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Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review. We are extremely glad you enjoyed your stay with us and made many friends along the way. We hope to see you back very soon Kind Regards The Woodbury Team

Wells, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 February 2017

A wonderful way to experience animals in the wild, but never the less accessible environment. The guides were excellent and the owner Richard Gush an available and engaging host. The accommodation, food and drink were appropriate and enjoyable. I would recommend without reservation.

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Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and even more so of the stories from our Owner Richard. We hope to see you back in the near future Kind Regards The Woodbury Team

Wilmslow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 February 2017

We stopped at Woodbury Lodge for the last 2 days of our South African holiday. The room was lovely with stunning views over the game reserve itself. The staff were superb and looked after your every need.

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Woodbury Lodge is spectacularly set against the cliff above the Bushmans River valley, in the malaria free area of the Amakhala Game Reserve. We offer an intimate and tranquil experience of the Eastern Cape, an ideal place for families to relax and enjoy the bush together. Guests are often thrilled by the late afternoon sighting of the elephant herd passing by. Our six stone and thatch lodges all have private decks with spectacular views looking out onto the game reserve. Each has spacious en suite bathroom with a view over the plains and provides accommodation for up to 12 people. Lodges are connected by stone walkways tucked away into indigenous trees alive with birdsong. Indulge in our sumptuous high teas with homemade breads and cakes that will leave you wanting more. Savor a crisp glass of wine over the outside burning fire or by the swimming pool overlooking the Amakhala plains with storytelling of the day's exciting adventures under the African stars. As Woodbury Lodge is family run, we take special care to ensure that a heartfelt service combined with the correct ingredients of breathtaking accommodation, fresh food and exciting game viewing will make your African safari experience a memorable and enjoyable one. ... more   less 

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Address: Amakhala Game Reserve 6140, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Amakhala Game Reserve
Price Range: $735 - $1,048 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Woodbury Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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