Amakhala Safari Lodge is tucked away in a valley of indigenous bush at the northern boundary of the 7000 hectare Amakhala Game Reserve. Nestled between Shamwari Game Reserve and Addo Elephant National Park, its location is ideal for the best wildlife viewing South Africa has to offer.
In addition to the king of the jungle – lions – timid leopards, clumsy rhinos, graceful elephants and mystic buffalo make up the big five.
A bio-diversity abundance exploding in a variety of antelope and other species such as giraffe, warthog and jackal roam the plains. Visitors can also see numerous species of birds (from the smallest glossy starlings and radiant sunbirds to the large raptors and fish eagles gracing the sky), slippery reptiles and the creepy crawley’s of the underground (including various winged and wingless insects).
A remarkable aspect of this reserve is that it has six of the seven biomes represented in Southern Africa and therefore the highest diversity of veld types in the country.
Take the N2 from Port Elizabeth to Grahamstown. Approximately 62 kilometres turn left on the R342 to Paterson. Approximately 5 kilometres turn left at the Safari Lodge signposted entrance.Children - 9+ years welcome / Terms and conditions apply
The Safari Lodge sleeps 24 people in 11 luxury suites complete with private plunge pools and separate lounge areas. Large beds draped with mosquito nets, sparkling wine on ice alongside a double bath filled with aromatherapy scented bubbles make this a favourite for honeymooners and the romantic at heart.
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. Pamper yourself with a massage by one of our trained therapists.
Safari Game Drives
Become part of Africa as you experience our Big 5 Safari Adventure on malaria free Amakhala Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape of South Africa..
Included in your stay are morning and evening game drives leaving from your lodge. You will be guided by informative, professional rangers through Amakhala Game Reserve in open Land Rovers. Here you can return to nature and explore the abundant wildlife, the diverse vegetation and the dramatic landscape of the Eastern Cape.
A nice alternative during lengthy stays on the Amakhala Game Reserve is our river cruise. The boat meanders down the Bushman’s river, beaming with incredible bird and plant life. The cruise is between 30 to 40 minutes to be enjoyed at your leisure with mouth-watering snacks and ice cold beverages. Perfect way to spend your day during the warm weather. All river cruises are made by prior arrangement.
This intimate thatched lodge with its unique air conditioned safari huts and signature stone capped roof tops, offers all the comforts of a luxury Safari lodge and is an undisturbed retreat where you can regenerate your soul and tune into the sounds of nature.
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