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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 14 December 2010

We are more than happy with our experience at the Amakhala Safari Lodge. The site on 8000 hectares of land is magnificent, the scenery while on the two game rides a day is absolutely stunning. Our suite was like a small cottage, cozy with all ameneties, well decorated and we felt like we were very private and safe. The lodge...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 16 October 2010

I stayed with my elderly mother and friend at the Safari Lodge for two nights. The service was excellent and everyone went out of there way to be helpful and friendly. Although the animals are not that many as at game farms in the northern part of the country, it is the total experience that counts. The attention to detail...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 25 September 2010

Leeuwenbosch is an execellent family friendly way to experience the amazing wildlife of South Africa - malaria free and safe for kids of almost all ages, the safari drives (2 daily with your stay) are excellent. In one day we saw everying we really wanted to see - lions, cheeta, elephant, giraffe, zebra, a range of boks, ostrich, etc. The...

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Sting54
Reviewed 26 May 2010

When we arrived at Amakhala, we received a very warm and friendly welcome from the staff. We were also fortunate to go at the end of the season during a weekday which meant that we had the whole place to ourselves, and a private tour with our new starter ranger Mike who did a fantastic job of taking care of...

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Hampshire
Reviewed 30 April 2010

Wanted to go to a reserve in the Eastern Cape and the Woodbury Lodge at Amakhala was suggested. Wow, what a great location, great food and friendly staff. The knowledge of our ranger, Matt, was superb and we learnt so much. Even the encounter with the elephant up close was amazing and searching for the lions was so much fun....

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Atlanta
Reviewed 20 April 2010

We were simply awestruck by the beauty of the Safari Lodge. The staff at the lodge palnned the most maginificent wedding ceremony. We were hoping for something romantic and as if by majic the most breathtaking ceremony came together. We will never forget our safari wedding. The staff was first rate and the game reserve had a rare beauty we...

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West Midlands
Reviewed 10 December 2009

We stayed at Safari Lodge for the three-night package at the end of two and a half weeks travelling in South Africa. This is an amazing place - I will not describe anything as I hate to reduce anyone's pleasure when first entering a resort / experience or hotel. I will say we had a brilliant time with good game...

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Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Reviewed 1 December 2009

We've been to South Africa several times before and each time we do a game reserve. This time we decided to make it a little more authentic by staying in the quatermains camp at Amakhala game reserve. The camp was perfect with the right mix of rustic style camping and modern conveniences. The couple that run the camp, Riaan and...

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London
Reviewed 21 November 2009

We went to Amakhala for 2 nights and stayed in the reed valley inn. 2 nights was the perfect amount of time to see all the animals and not be dissapointed or rushed. Our Guide Verne was amazing and never stopped telling us interesting facts about all the animals behaviour and even when there were no animals he found us...

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UK
Reviewed 27 July 2009

Amakhala was AMAZING!! We stayed in the safari lodge, which was beautiful. It was so much nicer than people can describle! The room was huge, a lovely four poster bed, lovely relaxing bath, outdoor showers, your own private plunge pool and underfloor heating!! The trips were brilliant, we saw all the animals, and two tigers feasting on a zebra! Plus...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Amakhala Game Reserve is an ideal choice for your Big 5 Safari destination. This 7,500 ha reserve is renowned for its truly awesome topography, created by the slowly meandering Bushman's River running through it. Amakhala Game Reserve is located in the malaria-free Eastern Cape of South Africa. The Game Reserve offers a wide variety of 3, 4 & 5-star owner-managed experiences. The private game park offers guests accommodation in a selection of 11 luxury establishments made up of restored country houses, safari lodges and tented camps located in different areas of the large game reserve. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Amakhala Game Reserve

Address: R342 Karel Landman, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth
Price Range: $466 - $809 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Amakhala Game Reserve 4*
Number of rooms: 20
Also Known As:
Amakhala Game Reserve Hotel Port Elizabeth
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“All the rooms are great and face the waterhole. Watch out for monkeys, giraffes and warthogs!”
 of 5 bubbles RibbitBoy, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“This is a very comfortable lodge with good (maybe not top end but...) food and service. Remember you're in a game reserve and not in a 5 star hotel spa...”
 of 5 bubbles Kevin-A-Dubai, 12 Apr 2015 | Read review
“The lodge to the left of Fish Eagle lodge has the best views.”
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