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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We managed to see four of the big five during a game drive in a heavy thunderstorm. The only one we didn't see was a leopard. Our ranger was amazing and was so good with the information that he gave us. Brilliant experience so glad we did it!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I visited for a game drive. We started at Leeuwenbosch. We saw so much -- giraffes, zebras, wart hogs, rhinos, lots of antlered creatures, and more. Our guide, Obud, knew where to take us to see as much as possible. Afterwards, we had a lovely lunch back at Leeuwenbosch. We arranged our own transportation as we didn't...

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100roaringlions, Owner at Amakhala Game Reserve, responded to this review

Hi Marsha, thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your time in the Amakhala and your experience with Leeuwenbosch, it sounds like your day safari was a great success. The Amakhala is a large enough reserve to not feel too small or overcrowded with safari vehicles, yet small enough...

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The lodge was an incredible experience with elephant and antelope just close to your private pool. Rooms were traditional with straw rooves and canvas roll up windows. Outside shower! Food was excellent and service without fault. Safari drives were guided by an expert who really knew his stuff whether plants, birds or animals. Saw all big five on several occasions....

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100roaringlions, Guest Relations Manager at Amakhala Game Reserve, responded to this review

Hi Richard, we're really glad you enjoyed your stay in the Amakhala Game Reserve. It sounds like you had some great game drives during your stay; three nights does seem to be the perfect amount of time to see an enjoyable amount of the reserve. We hope you traveled home safely and will visit us again soon! All the very...

Reviewed 4 November 2016

Had some amazing game drives here! We saw so many different animals. Lions, rhino, baby elephant, birds galore such and incredible place and so many wonderful views along the way! Definitely be going back.

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100roaringlions, Guest Relations Manager at Amakhala Game Reserve, responded to this review

Hi Lizzie, we are thrilled to hear you managed to see so many animals and enjoyed your visit so much! The Amakhala Game Reserve has been an immensely passionate and rewarding project for us. We are looking forward to your next visit.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 September 2016

The game reserve is fantastic with ecology top of the mind. The accommodation is first rate, the staff amazing and the food fantastic. The hot chocolate when you arrive back from the afternoon game drive is the best. Love the log fires too. Shaun was a fantastic ranger and ever so helpful. Indeed all of the staff were wonderful.

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100roaringlions, Guest Relations Manager at Amakhala Game Reserve, responded to this review

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to write a review. The ecology and conservation of the Amakhala is quite a passion for us here. Over the last few years we have been focusing on turning the Amakhala from farming land back into its natural ecology - which has been quite an exciting and rewarding project. We are thrilled...

St Francis Bay
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Beautiful, peaceful surroundings with wild animals drinking at the waterhole just below our room! Superb, just lying on our large, warm, luxurious bed watching the Nyala, buffalo, elephant, monkeys, kudu, meerkat and more coming down the hill to drink. Plenty of sightings on the game drive including a boat cruise on the Bushmans River. Watched 2 rhino playing and rubbing...

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100roaringlions, Guest Relations Manager at Amakhala Game Reserve, responded to this review

Hi there, thank you for your lovely review of the Amakhala. We are very happy to hear you found your stay so superb. It is a wonderful thing to see so many animals in their natural habitat, and the Amakhala winter does seem to have something special about it. We are glad you found your accommodation and the food such...

Rathangan
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

We had an amazing stay at Amakhala. It's a beautiful spot not too far from Port Elizabeth. The lodge was spacious and beautiful with a thatched roof and beams overhead. It felt very in sync with the whole safari experience. We enjoyed three game drives while there and saw so 4 out of the big 5. It was incredible! Our...

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100roaringlions, Guest Relations Manager at Amakhala Game Reserve, responded to this review

Hi there, thank you so much for visiting the Amakhala, we are so happy you chose to celebrate your honeymoon with us and congratulations again on your wedding! We are thrilled you had such a lovely stay and got to enjoy our beautiful reserve which we are so passionate about. We hope you will have the chance to visit us...

Portishead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

We stayed for 2 nights at Amakhala, Woodbury Lodge, at the end of our holiday to South Africa. Having never done a safari before we were so pleased we added this in to our trip. The staff were incredibly friendly and made the children welcome, offering a little " goodie bag" on arrival. We had 4 fantastic game drives seeing...

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100roaringlions, Public Relations Manager at Amakhala Game Reserve, responded to this review

We are so pleased to hear you choose to end off your South African holiday with us and had such a lovely time on the Amakhala Game Reserve and Woodbury Lodge. It's great to hear you had great wildlife viewing and enjoyed the extra and hope you can visit the Amakhala Game Reserve again.

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 29 February 2016

Greeting us at the door to our room in the Safari Lodge was a feeding Impala. Room was lovely.Own plunge pool where we viewed baby Impala feeding with mum. Our guide Syia was great. We managed 3 trips and saw elephants rhinos zebra giraffe water buffalo etc but no lions. Great trip on river on last night. Food was good...

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100roaringlions, Public Relations Manager at Amakhala Game Reserve, responded to this review

Hi there Saffy, thank you for visiting the Amakhala Game Reserve. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at Safari Lodge and enjoyed you room. We will pass on your kind words to Syia, our staff works tirelessly to ensure that all our guests enjoy their stay and game viewing activities. We are sorry you did not...

Essex
Reviewed 12 February 2016

From the minute you arrive the service and attention to detail is perfect even remembering everyone's first name.The accomodation is fantastic and very private. Food was lovely and the game drives were amazing. Our 3 night stay here was everything we had hoped for.

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100roaringlions, Guest Relations Manager at Amakhala Game Reserve, responded to this review

Good day, we are so pleased to hear the staff were able to cater for you and make your stay on the Amakhala so memorable. We will pass on your kind words to the team. We hope you can come visit the Amakhala Game Reserve again.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Amakhala Game Reserve is an ideal choice for your Big 5 Safari destination. This 7,500 ha reserve is renowned for its truly awesome topography, created by the slowly meandering Bushman's River running through it. Amakhala Game Reserve is located in the malaria-free Eastern Cape of South Africa. The Game Reserve offers a wide variety of 3, 4 & 5-star owner-managed experiences. The private game park offers guests accommodation in a selection of 11 luxury establishments made up of restored country houses, safari lodges and tented camps located in different areas of the large game reserve. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Amakhala Game Reserve

Address: R342 Karel Landman, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth
Price Range: $457 - $800 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Amakhala Game Reserve 4*
Number of rooms: 20
Also Known As:
Amakhala Game Reserve Hotel Port Elizabeth
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“All the rooms are great and face the waterhole. Watch out for monkeys, giraffes and warthogs!”
 of 5 bubbles RibbitBoy, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“This is a very comfortable lodge with good (maybe not top end but...) food and service. Remember you're in a game reserve and not in a 5 star hotel spa...”
 of 5 bubbles Kevin-A-Dubai, 12 Apr 2015 | Read review
“The lodge to the left of Fish Eagle lodge has the best views.”
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