The malaria free 7,000 hectare Amakhala Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape, is a perfect Big Five safari destination after visiting Cape Town and the Garden Route, with 11 lodges on the reserve. Activities include morning and afternoon game drives, guided bush walks, bird watching and canoeing on the Bushmans River.
HLOSI GAME LODGE
Hlosi Game Lodge is a family friendly lodge set on a tranquil hillside, overlooking a wide river plain and undulating grasslands. Accommodation at Hlosi Lodge is provided in luxury suites or two-bedroom family suite (some tented). The main building is surrounded by shady verandahs offering stunning panoramic views across the savannah or towards the swimming pool and sun deck.
Safari Lodge lies in a valley of indigenous bush overlooking a waterhole. The 11 thatched safari huts have canvas blinds which roll up to look out over a waterhole. With an African tribal feel reflected in the fine beadwork and handcrafted designs, the huts have each have a small lounge area and a private plunge pool. The central lounge and traditional boma dining area are open-sided and overlook a waterhole. There is a small guest plunge pool in the main lodge and a relaxing fireside area for after dinner star gazing.
Woodbury Lodge is spectacularly set against a cliff above the Bushman’s River valley, with six comfortably appointed stone-and-thatch sleeping lodges. Woodbury Tented Camp is quite rustic, the seven tents being simply but comfortably furnished. They include an en-suite bathroom with a shower, basin and toilet outside the tent - this is a traditional safari experience!
AMAKHALA BUSH LODGE
Amakhala Bush Lodge is discreetly positioned at the end of an open valley, overlooking wildlife watering points with bushveld views beyond. An intimate camp with only five canvas and thatched safari tents, Amakhala Bush Lodge has a relaxed atmosphere offering cool minimalism and rustic charm. The tents are all comfortable and spacious and include en-suite bathrooms with a free-standing oval bath and romantic outside shower, and a private viewing deck with an intimate plunge pool.
BUKELA GAME LODGE
Bukela Game Lodge is an intinate & comfortable lodge is set in a peaceful corner of the reserve overlooking thick, wild bushveld vegetation. Bukela offers four thatched suites which includes one honeymoon suite, linked to the main lodge by wooden walkways. Bukela’s Luxury Safari Tents offer a memorable tented safari experience without compromising on luxury or comfort. The large tents have all the modern conveniences including full en-suite bathrooms, air conditioners, electric blankets and minibar.