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Shrewsbury
Reviewed 22 October 2016

We had a wonderful time at Safari Lodge. The accommodation was very clean and had everything we needed. The staff were all friendly and helpful and nothing was too much trouble. The safari experience was very interesting and we saw lots of beautiful animals. We especially enjoyed seeing the resident elephant Norman, who is such a character. A big thank...

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Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful stay of 4 days at the safari lodge of Amakhala! The atmosphere was amazing, the rooms clean and comfortable and the team could not have been nicer! We were really lucky on our safari tours and saw 4 of the big five really close!! A special thx to our Ranger Siya and also to Cameron who...

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Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

This was a great trip. The Ranger loves his job and the animals. We saw the big five in two days. An awesome trip awesome service all your wishes will be read from your eyes . Awesome food . thank you for everything

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TheSafariLodge, Guest Relations Manager at Amakhala Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Stefan & Alexandra Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review on TripAdvisor. It always so pleasing to hear that your time spent with us was not only good, but GREAT! Your ranger Mnoni, is indeed an asset to Safari Lodge. We will be sure to inform him of your kind words. We are delighted...

Surrey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Staff were excellent, helpful and made our stay great. In particular our Safari guide Moses was the best informative and made the safari exciting he managed to find all of the animals we wanted to see. Our room was comfortable, large and very clean.I would recommend this Safari Lodge.

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TheSafariLodge, Guest Relations Manager at Amakhala Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Mary It is with pride that we read such wonderful feedback and would like to thank you for taking the time to post your review on TripAdvisor. Moses, as well as all our staff will be so pleased to hear that you have had such a marvelous time at Safari Lodge. We aim to provide only the best and...

United States
Reviewed 15 September 2016

First, let me say that Safari Lodge was beautiful, the staff was very friendly (thank you Nkosi and Megan) and helpful and the food was excellent, BUT before getting into specifics, don't think that you will see an over abundance of the big 5. There are only a few lions, cheetahs and other big animals on the reserve so I...

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TheSafariLodge, Guest Relations Manager at Amakhala Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Loretta We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for such a detailed review. It pleases us to know that your days spent with us at the Safari Lodge were enjoyable, along with the rooms being comfortable and an overall relaxing time was had. The view from 'God's Window' (the huge crater) - is indeed a most...

Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 September 2016

A mind blowing stay with the animals right at your front door. ( don't worry no predators near the lodge). we stayed for 4 night and could have stayed longer. Food and service was amazing too but nothing could beat the experiences made to safari , seeing a baby elephants so clos was incredible and you learn a lot too.

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TheSafariLodge, Guest Relations Manager at Amakhala Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Safari Lodge Guest (Jack S) Thank you for your great review on TripAdvisor. One of the best parts of what we do, is meeting people from all over the world. Being able to share and teach about our beautiful Wildlife and culture is so rewarding. It is always so pleasing to hear that your experience with us was memorable...

Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 August 2016

We have visited most of the SA national game parks but this was our first stay in a private reserve so were a little nervous on how this would be. We chose Amakhala (3 nights) primarily due to its smaller size and also because the Safari Lodge accommodation looked. I did do a lot of research like probably most do...

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TheSafariLodge, Guest Relations Manager at Amakhala Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Safari Lodge Guest This is easily the most wonderfully detailed review received by Safari Lodge. The time spent composing it, is very much appreciated. We are ecstatic at the magnificent experience that you were able to share with all of us. Such amazing sightings of Amakhala's beautiful Wildlife and its diversity. We will ensure that our team members are...

Reviewed 21 August 2016

A difficult review to write as we are locals and used to wildlife. We partook of the winter special and the first night there was only one couple and the second we had the whole place to ourselves. Firstly let me say the suites are beautifully appointed and the underfloor heating a winner, especially as it was winter, outlook from...

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TheSafariLodge, Guest Relations Manager at Amakhala Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Stephen Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review. We appreciate the comments and are looking at them constructively. We first and foremost would like to apologize for the lack of interaction between yourselves and management. We have addressed the issue with all staff pertaining and trust fully that this will not reoccur. We are,...

Reviewed 14 August 2016

I don"t have enough words to express how awesome was staying in Amakhala! Very beautiful place, nice food, all the staff was absolutely amazing, very welcoming, friendly and helpful. Awesome safari game drives, very knowledgable and enthusiastic guides and great work people doing there for wildlife conservation. We all shed tears when we had to leave...

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TheSafariLodge, Guest Relations Manager at Amakhala Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Justina Such a beautiful review. Thank you so very much for your time taken to write it. Our staff will be so excited to hear of your wonderful comments. We trust that you will visit us again soon. Safe travels :) Warmest Regards The Safari Lodge Team

Heidelberg, Germany
Reviewed 26 July 2016

The place was awesome. we were just two couples and we had a great time. We sadly only stayed 2 nights but we went out 4 times. We had a nice wake up call and out to the drive. Afterwards a nice breakfast, then we were able to rest and then lunch and off to the next drive. When we...

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TheSafariLodge, Guest Relations Manager at Amakhala Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Safari Lodge Guest We thank you greatly for taking the time to post your review on TripAdvisor. It is always so pleasing to hear that your time spent here with us at Safari Lodge was an "awesome" one, as you put it :) We look forward to you spending more time with us in the near future and hope...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Surrounded by indigenous bush, the stylish Safari Lodge is part of the 7500 ha, Big 5, malaria free, Amakhala Game Reserve. Safari Lodge is only 45 minutes from Port Elizabeth. African tribal design inspired the creation of this intimate thatched lodge, and eleven unique safari huts offer all the 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. On a recommended three day safari enjoy game drives with a professional guide in open Landrovers, sun downers on a river cruise and a visit to Addo National Elephant Park. Fair Trade in Tourism accredited. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Amakhala Safari Lodge

Address: N2, between Port Elizabeth and Grahamstown, Amakhala Game Reserve 6070, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Amakhala Game Reserve
Price Range: $792 - $1,170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Amakhala Safari Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 11
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 of 5 bubbles Dovinesque, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“request a room with room numbers 1-5 you would have a view over the small water hole where some animals come to drink.”
  • Stunning view on the reserve. A mini Ngorogoro crater!
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