TheAmakhala Game Reserveis an 18 000 acre private game park located in the malaria free Eastern Cape of South Africa. It offers accommodation in a selection of 11 establishments made up of country houses, safari lodges and tented camps some of which are owner managed by the descendants of the original families who arrived here with the British settlers of 1820. The reserve is a 'Big 5' Reserve and hosts other animals such as cheetah, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest and plenty of antelope species
Named in the 2011 Tatler Travel Guide as among the 101 Best Hotels in the World, the 5 star Amakhala Bush Lodge offers tented and thatched suites overlooking a watering point. Each of the five tents has an open deck with plunge pool, air conditioning (hot & cold), fire place, large oval bath and outdoor shower. There is also a splendid communal lounge and dining area with an expansive viewing deck offering magnificent views of the game-filled plains.
How to get to Amakhala Bush Lodge
Approximately 1 hour drive from Port Elizabeth and approximately a 3.5 hour drive from the Garden Route.
Activities at Amakhala Bush Lodge
Morning and afternoon game drives, bird watching, game spotting walks along the Bushman's river, boat cruises and canoe safaris. Visits can also be arranged to the nearby Addo Elephant National Park and the Shamwari Born Free Foundation.
Philip and Myra Morley5
3rd visit but the best by far, saw 4 of the big 5 within a hour one morning, loved ever second of our visit.Read full trip review
Linda Lyons & Cormac Kehoe5
Like The Clarendon Fresnaye, we cannot rate Bush Lodge highly enough! On top of the wonderful game drives, the accommodation was absolutely stunning! From the large bathtub, to the outside plunge pool and showers, the chalets were far from tented accommodation - they were pure luxury! The staff were also so wonderful and helpful, by the end of our time there we felt like they were friends! Miena, Tim, Ryanholt,…Read full trip review
Cape Town, Garden Route, Safari and Mauritius Holiday
- Cost Per Person
- Cost Per Person: from $4,750 (Includes international flights from JFK)
- Mauritius, South Africa
- Cape Town, Winelands, Knysna, Amakhala Game Reserve