Safari Lodge

Situated on the northern boundary of Amakhala Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape is Amakhala Safari Lodge, an ideal malaria-free safari option after visiting Cape Town and the Garden Route. One of 11 lodges on this reserve, 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 beadwork and handcrafted designs, the huts have king size beds draped with mosquito nets, en-suite bathrooms with a double bath and outdoor shower, air-conditioning and under-floor heating, 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 with loungers in the main lodge and a relaxing fireside area for after dinner star gazing.

Activities offered at Amakhala are morning and afternoon game drives. There are various options for day activities from the lodge from elephant back safaris at the Addo Elephant Park to golf (all additional charge). African tribal design inspired the creation of this intimate thatched lodge, and the unique safari huts offer splash pools and many indulgent comforts. Soak in a luxurious double bath or splash off the dust in an outdoor shower before sharing your day’s adventures around the fireside under a canopy of stars.

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.