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HillsNek Safaris, Amakhala Game Reserve

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Knysna, South Africa
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A beautiful camp with comfortable tents and all of them have excellent views. From your own veranda you can spot the wildlife passing through right in front of you. The staff was skilled and very friendly. The food was outstanding and the game drives were very good. Because there are only 4 tents it makes your stay very personal with...

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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The service, attention to detail, care of the guests and attention to the guest is first class. The food was delicious, well presented and filling. The accommodation nestled at the bottom of a mountain was private and super comfortable. Byron is a very knowledgeable ranger, with true passion and understanding of the wildlife, having him guide us for 3 days...

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was our 1st safari together. The lovely tents - the very friendly staff and of course the safari guide made our trip a truly memorable one. We had great fun in the lodge with other guests as well. Every morning it was a bit pain to wake up at 5 30 but the guided safari was 100% worth the...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have stayed in a number of private game reserves in South Africa, but I would rate this visit as the most enjoyable of all. Mainly due to the fact that there are only 4 rooms, which makes the experience very intimate. Keep up the great work Team Hillsnek, and please never be tempted to build more rooms!!!

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Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent two nights at Hillsnek Safari camp in April. It was a wonderful experience. The camp is in an elevated situation on Amakhala and the small number of individual tents command excellent views over the game reserve. Each tent is connected to the main living area by wooden walkways and the camp is fenced against animals. The tents, with...

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the highlight of our SA trip. We stayed 2 nights (wish it had been 2 weeks!) in 2 tents; my husband and I in one, our pre-teen boys in the other. I can't really make a coherent sentence to describe how fabulous it was, so here come some adjectives :) luxurious (but laid back), cozy, stylish, comfortable, delicious,...

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Munich, Germany
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 18 April 2017

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 17 April 2017

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 13 April 2017

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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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: $670 - $1,156 (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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“any tent is great”
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“They are all the same but room 2 is closest to reception and the dining area”
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