Amakhala Private Game Reserve
This fantastic wildlife sanctuary is a malaria-free Eastern Cape game reserve in South Africa, which is situated near Port Elizabeth. Amakhala Private Game Reserve offers a number of privately owned safari lodges and country houses to choose from on this game reserve. Descendants of original settler families offer superb hospitality and Big Five safaris on land that has been rehabilitated to its natural state and now dedicated to the conservation of African wildlife.
Amakhala Private Game Reserve is located at the northern end of the famous Garden Route, Amakhala Game Reserve near Port Elizabeth, offers a unique and fascinating wildlife experience that is not to be missed. Resident African wildlife on Amakhala includes the Big 5, Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Rhino and Buffalo. Guests who visit this malaria-free Eastern Cape game reserve in South Africa also have the opportunity to see Cheetah, Giraffe, Zebra and numerous other antelope species.
At Amakhala Private Game Reserve visitors can explore the many wonders of the African bush on Big Five safaris, river cruises and open vehicle game-viewing adventures. Discerning guests will find a relaxing atmosphere of yesteryear, warm hospitality and attention to detail at the safari accommodation located on this Eastern Cape game reserve in South Africa.
Activities on offer at Amakhala Private Game Reserve
Guests who visit on a malaria-free Big Five safari in South Africa at Amakhala Private Game Reserve, will enjoy bush walks and game drives in the morning and evening. River Cruises meander along the Bushman’s River whilst thrilling night drives discover nocturnal creatures of the African Bush.
Amakhala Private Game Reserve provides various game viewing activities which explore the flora, wildlife and birdlife in the malaria-free Eastern Cape. All game drives set off in open Land Rovers with professionally trained rangers on a Big Five safari in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Amakhala has diverse vegetation and beautiful scenery.
Wildlife that can be seen at Amakhala Private Game Reserve include Lion, Black and White Rhino, Elephant, Buffalo, Leopard, Cheetah, Giraffe, Black Wildebeest, Zebra, Tortoise and over 16 different antelope species. More secretive and elusive animals such as the Hyena and Bat eared Fox may also be spotted. Night drives stop for snacks and drinks sundowners before searching for seldom seen nocturnal animals such as Lynx (Caracal), Porcupine and Spring Hare.
Guests can also enjoy birding safaris at Amakhala Private Game Reserve or uncover secret places like the prehistoric bushman burial ground located on the reserve or the site of Africa’s most ancient dinosaur fossil finds also located on the reserve. For a change of pace there is also the peaceful cruises along the Bushman’s River which leads down to the sea and the pristine Eastern Cape beaches.
Lodges available on Amakhala Private Game Reserve
Bukela Lodge is situated on the Amakhala Private Game Reserve 80km from Port Elizabeth. The lodge is 5-star graded and offers guests exclusive game viewing experiences within a 6000 hectare Game Reserve. Various dining options are available and luxurious accommodation.
Carnarvon Dale is an 1857 family farm on the banks of the Bushman’s River in the frontier country region of the Eastern Cape. Their open plains are home to the mighty elephant and lion and the valley bushveld is teemed with wildlife.
Hlosi Game Lodge is a luxury 5-star establishment which is ideal for families or a small group of friends. The lodge accommodates guests in 4 luxury suites and 2 family suites. Guests tend to arrive at a Game Lodge not really knowing what to expect, but at Hlosi they will be pleasantly surprised from the time they get collected at the Bushman’s River Conservancy reception to the minute they leave.
Hillsnek Safaris is a intimate family-run lodge and is set on the banks of Bushman’s River, with breath-taking views of rolling African plains. Amakhala Game Reserve is renowned for its spectacular topography and boasts five of the seven biomes, and the Bushman’s River meandering through the reserve makes it the perfect safari destination.
Leeuwenbosch is a country house that is full of history. The old farm house has been built in 1908. It has been in the Fowld’s family since the beginning. The lodge is still run by the family ensuring personal attention to all guests staying at Leeuwenbosch, offering true country living.
This classic 1920s-style expedition camp is modelled on the heyday of exploration, that golden era when adventure hid around every corner. At Quartemain’s Camp, guests can relax in the centralized boma area, where local delicacies are prepared in front of you on an open fire. Dinner is served under a blanket of stars with the fire burning bright in the boma.
Safaris Lodge on Amakhala Game Reserve has unique safari huts that are air-conditioned and offer all the comforts of any luxury 5 star lodge. It is a welcomed retreat to get back to nature and rejuvenate one’s self by enjoying the services of the lodge.
Woodbury Tented Camp overlooks the historical site which is accross the valley which is home to the first dinosaur fossil that was discovered in South Africa. The centre of the camp is characterised by an open, thatched entertainment area where guests can relax and enjoy the african sun.
Woodbury Lodge is owned by the Gush family who will ensure that you have a truly unforgettable stay. The Lodge has been designed very carefully to ensure that it fits in with its natural surroundings and does not have a negative impact on the surrounding areas.