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Jersey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 April 2013

Had a fantastic 4 night safari at Bukela lodge, Amakhala Safari Park in March 2013, which was amazing. The chalet was luxurious, but still had that " safari" feel and the food was exemplary. As the lodge accommodates only eight people, the whole experience was more personal and special. Our guide Asher was extremely pleasant and knowledgeable about the park...

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 January 2013

If there is such a thing, Amakhala would be the 'Aloe Vera gem of the Eastern Cape'! Absolutely first class service from all staff - chefs, guides and managers alike. A warm and friendly welcome to a beautifully decorated private African safari resort, cocktails on arrival, bubble baths at the ready after safaris and absolutely exquisite food - especially the...

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2Thank Natalie T
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 January 2013

Amakhala is my little bit of heaven. We have stayed a few times at Leuwenbosch and once at Bukela. The Fowlds family at Leuwenbosch are very welcoming and we have come to value them as friends. We have stayed there as initially a family with young teenage children and recently with a large group of family and friends( aged 3...

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2Thank Travelfamily932
Kingsville, Maryland
Reviewed 4 October 2012

We stayed 3 nights at Amakhala and had a wonderful time! The staff is very friendly, makes a real effort to learn your name and our driver Amy answered all our "stupid" questions and then some! We wish her well in her further career. Of course, all of this is secondary to the amazing variety of animals, seen in their...

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3Thank fransjean
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 March 2012

This place was a real gem. We chose Leeuwenbosch out of all the lodges in Amakhala as it offered the best value. I have been on safari before and stayed in tents and huts, so this seemed really luxurious. If you want a 'tribal' african experience then this lodge may not be your best choice. What Leeuwenbosch does have however,...

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4Thank Joseph M
Winchester
Reviewed 6 December 2011

We arrived at Reed Valley Inn and were immediately offered an upgrade for £25ish per person, we felt a little bit pushed into it, but actually it was totally the right decision to make the move up to Bush Lodge. It’s not that Bush Lodge is better accommodation (its 5* but Reed Valley looked just as lovely as we walked...

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6Thank FoodfiendWinchester
Gilbert, Arizona
Reviewed 27 July 2011

Stayed here the last week of May toured with Brothers Safari! This place was wonderful! I loved the Facility and felt as though I was leaving family when I left! You will not be disappointed with this place! Want to see an elephant cruise by your room? stay here!

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3Thank Suzanne123456
Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 5 April 2011

Me and my girl-friend booked 4 nights at the Reed Valley Inn. As we were the only guests during our stay we were very fortunate and were upgraded for a small additional fee to stay at the Bush Lodge. (If you are staying at the Reed Valley Inn you will be transferred each day to the Bush Lodge inside the...

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2Thank Loonarfur
Scotland
Reviewed 19 January 2011

We stayed at the safari lodge which is absolutely gorgeous - luxury accomodation with lovely touches like sparkling wine on ice by the bath every evening and chocolates and bedtime stories on your pillow after dinner. The cottages were lovely with outside shower and private terrace and plunge pool where you can sit and watch giraffe, zebras, monkeys etc drink...

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4Thank ZA-ED
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 January 2011

Stayed at Bush Lodge. The place is truly stunning. We have stayed in top luxury hotels for business and leisure worldwide, so we know high quality when we see it. This was an exquisite lodge with opulent rooms, stunning layout, fireplace, gorgeous bath tub in the room, top quality service, a chef who has produced Michelin quality menus with steak...

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  • Breakfast included
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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.”
 of 5 bubbles johnpZ3423HD, 2 Feb 2015 | Read review
“always choose lodge 1or 2 in bukela, as there is always water problem in lodge 4”
 of 5 bubbles ShivMisra, 2 Jan 2014 | Read review
“They are all good.”
 of 5 bubbles omegacon, 4 May 2013 | Read review
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