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Amakhala Safari Lodge

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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...

Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

I can't stress enough how impressed I was with Safari Lodge. The staff were great; incredibly friendly and helpful. The rooms catered to every imaginable comfort, and were rather luxurious. The views of wildlife from the patios and even inside the room was great. Once again, my stay here was definitely memorable, and Safari Lodge is a fantastic place to...

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

Dear Safari Lodge Guest (Leafshadow :)) Kind thanks for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor. It is always so pleasing to hear the wonderful comments, not only about our special piece of Africa that is Safari Lodge, but also the staff, having left you with such unforgettable memories. Safe travels & we hope to welcome you back...

Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 April 2016

The owners show a great sense of protecting and enhancing the environment and culture impeccable setting and hospitality, creative rooms with views of animal such as Giraffe and South African antelope Watch out the monkeys have learned to unzip the window blinds. Two rides a day, however the ‘authentic’ safari roads could be a hazard for those with bad backs,...

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

Dear Valued Guest Thank you for taking the time to post your kind review on TripAdvisor. We are delighted that your time spent with us here at The Safari Lodge was one to remember. One of the best parts of what we do, is meeting people from different walks of life and sharing our beautiful Wildlife and culture with them....

Durham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 April 2016

Fantastic location for relaxation and game viewing. Two great drives a day and a trip to the nearby Addo Elephant park - all with plentiful animals - highlights being lions, cheetah eating a kill, close encounters with plentiful elephants, rhinos, warthogs, giraffes (walked with them in our son's "Giraffic Park) wildebeest and buffalo. Guide Mnoni very knowledgeable and always found...

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

Dear Valued Guest A huge thank you from The Safari Lodge Team for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. Welcoming families at our lodge is always a highlight. It is always a pleasure to introduce children to our wilderness and have the opportunity to share our love of nature with them. Mnoni, comical and highly knowledgeable, truly, a...

Chatham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 April 2016

A big thank you to all the staff at Safari Lodge,for making our stay very enjoyable. our hut was really special, every thing lived up too and beyond . the food was out of this world, the game drives was special, our guide Mnoni,was always cheerful, and certainly new his job, and found all the animals we wanted to see....

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

Dear David & Gilly From all of us at The Safari Lodge, thank you so much for this lovely review. It means a great deal to us that your stay with us was so special and enjoyable. Mnoni is a very knowledgeable Game Ranger, and all our staff are highly passionate about service delivery. We are very pleased at the...

Southampton Parish, Bermuda
Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

Our three night stay included six amazing game drives, each better than the last. Daniel was our guide and his passion and knowledge really showed, making this experience even more memorable. The staff at the lodge were amazing, particularly our butler Thando. Everyone was really attentive and enthusiastic, always making sure that we were happy, though it's hard not to...

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

Dear Valued Guest Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us at The Safari Lodge. We are thrilled that Game Ranger Daniel and Butler Thando added such value to your stay. It delights us to know that our accommodation surpassed expectation. We will be sure to pass your kind words on to all of our team...

Ripon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 March 2016

Room so clean and bug-free. Dining together was very positive. A great BBQ last night. The staff were great. The ranger (Mnoni) was absolutely brilliant. He managed to drive the truck, shine a spotlight in the dark, negotiate the ups and downs of the track and still spot an owl 50 yards away in a tree behind us. He went...

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

Dear Martin A huge thank you for kind words and the time that you took to share them with us on TripAdvisor. We truly appreciate your comments regarding the cleanliness of the rooms; the staff and Mnoni. Our team members take their roles very seriously and try, daily, to provide the quality service that our guests expect. Your positive comments...

Faversham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 March 2016

Without a doubt this was the highlight of our 3 week holiday in South Africa organised for us by Audley Travel. It was so memorable that is not possible to summarise a review in just a few words. Amakhala is a small private game reserve about an hour's drive from Port Elizabeth. We were met by our butler, Thando, who...

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

Dear Dorothy Thank you for taking the time to review and share your experience with us on TripAdvisor. We are humbled at the recommendation of The Safari Lodge to other travellers. It excites us to hear of your amazing sightings of our wildlife, great photographic opportunities and overall delight shared with your guide, Mnoni. He is indeed a valued member...

Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 March 2016

A really lovely location. The rooms are good sized lodges set well apart, with good facilities including an outdoor shower (as well as an indoor one) and a private deck overlooking the bush. On day 2 we went out onto the deck at 8 am and there were 6 giraffes in full view. very friendly staff and great food. On...

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Dear Nick Thank you kindly for taking the time aside to review The Safari Lodge on TripAdvisor. It makes us so proud to read your positive comments and know, that with us, you have had an amazing time, filled with the opportunity to view the array of Wildlife here. ‘Gods Window’ is indeed, one of the most breathtakingly beautiful sights,...

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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: $817 - $1,176 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Amakhala Safari Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 11
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“A room that overlooks the watering hole.”
MarcC363, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
“maybe go for a room overlooking the waterhole”
annettef953, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“There are a number of lodges. No one had any complaints about their accommodation at all. Just Enjoy. Mozzy spray provided.”
DeidreS, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Get a lodge facing the water hole area.”
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!
  • Your own Garden although this room at the end had no view of the surrounding reserve.
m1991, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
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