Amakhala Bush Lodge

Located in the southern section of Amakhala Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape is Amakhala Bush Lodge, discreetly positioned at the top end of a valley overlooking wildlife watering areas and bushveld views beyond.

An exclusive camp with only five canvas and thatched safari tents, Amakhala Bush Lodge offers a rustic and traditional charm fused with a high level of comfort. The tents are all very comfortable and spacious and include en-suite bathrooms with a free-standing oval bath and romantic outside shower, double bed draped with mosquito net, fireplace, air-conditioning and a private viewing deck with a private plunge pool.

The main lodge area is thatched with roll up canvas sides that open out to an extensive deck slightly elevated for better viewing of the wildlife wondering by. There is a large comfortable lounge, dining and bar area and indoor and outdoor fireplace. The reception is at the nearby Reed Valley Inn, where guests are transferred with a game drive to Bush Lodge. Bush Lodge includes two safari activities daily including game drives in the morning or afternoon, guided walks or a river cruise. Leisure time can also be spent indulging in professional treatments in the privacy and comfort of your own suite by an exclusive in-house therapist. Children 9 years+ are welcome.

The 7,500 hectare Amakhala Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa preserves a complex and diverse ecosystem, providing habitat for over 60 mammal species and 250 bird species. The Bushman’s River winds its way through the reserve and the dramatic and ever changing topography of Amakhala Game Reserve is host to an abundant tapestry of sights and sounds - you never know what you might see around the next turn of the land-rover track. The majestic lion, herds of elephant, buffalo and giraffe, cheetah and endangered white and black rhino make up the big game component. Amakhala Game Reserve is also home to substantial herds of plains game species including zebra, black wildebeest, red hartebeest, oryx and eland to name but a few.