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HillsNek Safaris, Amakhala Game Reserve

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14/05/2017 15/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Munich, Germany
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was our 2nd visit to a game reserve in South Africa. We were a little bit concerned that our 1st visit couldn't be topped, but it was by all means. Starting with the beautiful setting of the location, the intimate atmosphere, the great staff, our experienced and very passionate ranger Byron, the food, the amazing game drives, the experiences...

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Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely remote place. Intimate camp but in a laid back atmosphere. Well equipped and spacious tent with a beautiful balcony overlooking the reserve, comfortable room, very well furnished and a well stocked mini bar, lovely sunny outdoor shower. 5am game drives with our excellent guide,Sebastian and a hot water bottle under the blankets, quality food and drink and lovely staff...

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at HillsNek for two nights (beginning of April) and had an amazing, unique, fantastic and special time there. From the very first second of getting in touch with HillsNek prior to booking up until the very end when our time at the camp had come to an end, it was perfect, professionel and individuell with warm attitude all...

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Dundee, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pretty much as the other reviews , we stayed here 2nd from last on trip to get a break after wards ... We never realised the safari's would be so long - 3 to 3.5 hours , searching for animals .... just fantastic ... we were lucky to experience elephants drinking from the plunge pool , lions on the hunt...

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Thank mkb40
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is not much we can say that hasn't already been said in the other outstanding reviews, but just to say we had an excellent time at Hillsnek. Byron, Renzo, Jaison, Monique and team went beyond the call of duty to ensure our holiday was superb. The attention to detail and quality on every aspect was awesome and we only...

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Thank Louis W
Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A safari at HillsNek was the perfect way to end our holiday in South Africa . The Lodge is beautifully designed with stylish rooms overlooking the Amakhala Reserve . It is small so you meet and chat to your fellow guests over dinner . Lovely food, drinks always available and the delightful staff a pleasure to talk to . Best...

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Itajai, SC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must go in South Africa. Truly amazing place. Feel the real power of nature eith amazing views, and animals, guided by experienced safari rangers, amazing service and a terrific lodge. Highly recommended!

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stourbridge west midlands
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What can I say that hasn't already been said It was the jewel in the crown of our Africa adventure Can't praise Jaison, Monique & their staff, the food & facilities were 10 star We were the only couple out on Matt's last drive and it was magical to see the elephants,giraffes,monkeys & those cute warthogs As for Matt he...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

As all previous reviews states. This is a 5 star rating place. Lovely friendly staff that really looks after you and makes you feel like your having a luxury holiday. Facilities are exellent and are beautifully designed. Each tent has a terrace where you can sit and relax and gaze out to the fields and spot various animals. Each tent...

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Chantelle C, Owner at HillsNek Safaris, Amakhala Game Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Hendrik L, A "Wow" from our side too for this wonderful review! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and for the thoughtful detailing of your stay. We pride ourselves on being a small camp that offers great privacy and even greater hospitality. Furthermore we couldn't agree more, that a minimum of 2-nights is ideal in...

PORT SETON, SCOTLAND
Reviewed 21 March 2017

From arrival to departure we loved our two night stay at Hillsnek. The people were so friendly and helpful from the moment we parked our car until we left. They really make you feel special. Staying in the tents is great fun. They are well equipped and designed so that you almost feel as if you are the only guests...

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Chantelle C, Owner at HillsNek Safaris, Amakhala Game Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you for this brilliant review and we are thrilled that we were the highlight of your trip to South Africa. We hope to welcome you back sometime in the not to distant future. Kind regards Chantelle & the HillsNek Team

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
HillsNek Safaris is an intimate, luxury tented camp positioned on the banks of the Bushmans River. Situated in a tucked away corner of the Amakhala Big 5 Game Reserve, the lodge is 70km's from Port Elizabeth in the malaria-free Eastern Cape. An abundant variety of wildlife includes lion,rhino, elephant, giraffe, cheetah, buffalo, zebra and a myriad of plains game. The stone, canvas and thatched main lodge is at the heart of the camp, with four private safari tents elevated on wooden decks that enhance the spectacular views of surrounding plains and bush. All tents have panoramic views of the African plains, and game viewing can often be enjoyed from the comfort of your bed. Personalized service and outstanding hospitality is the hallmark of every stay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about HillsNek Safaris, Amakhala Game Reserve

Address: N2 | Greater Addo, Eastern Cape, Amakhala Game Reserve 6011, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Amakhala Game Reserve
Price Range: $684 - $1,104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — HillsNek Safaris, Amakhala Game Reserve 4*
Number of rooms: 4
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