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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 March 2016

Thank you to all at Hillsneck for making our time spent at Hillsneck a truly memorable experience. Brilliant game drives with our ranger, Byron. Saw much more than we expected. Spectacular scenery, beautiful animal sightings including an up close and personal encounter with a very lovely little elephant💞🐘. 🚽🚽( know what I mean Byron?) Highly recommend.

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Eckernforde, Germany
Reviewed 15 March 2016

We spend three Nights at Hillsnek. We arrived by our own car, but resort is easy to find. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful (Renzo the manager, Jason the chief waiter and Justin the so knowledgable ranger). The only "problem" was that there is so much food and only very limited opportunity to work out, so make sure to...

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Everything was perfect. We saw an amazing number and variety of animals on our game drive the staff were all so pleasant and helpful, our safari tent was very comfortable, the company for drives and mealtimes was very congenial and the meals themselves were fine. My only advice to future guests would be to stay for at least two or...

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Camberley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 March 2016

Absolutely loved every minute of our safari holiday at hillsneck. The accommodation, food, staff and ranger were all fantastic and the landscape and safari experience was magical! Can't recommend highly enough...

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Mid Wales
Reviewed 7 March 2016

Second visit to Hillsnek for 4 nights.We booked 3 tents and you always wonder if the return visit will live up to the expectations of the original trip.Not a worry it was every bit as good.We were fortunate to have Justin as our ranger,who we had the first time.His knowledge and passion for the animals is truly wonderful and he...

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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 March 2016

This is my second visit to Hillsnek - it was all I remembered and expected - What is so amazing is the teams attention to the little details that make your stay here so exceptional. Of course you go to see the animals which is fantastic. each drive reals Africa's secrets and the Rangers are knowledgeable and always enthusiastic ready...

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Chantelle C, Owner at HillsNek Safaris, Amakhala Game Reserve, responded to this review

Many thanks for the stellar review! It was indeed a pleasure to welcome you back! We pride ourselves on attention to detail, as it is always the smaller touches that our guests notice. Thank-you for choosing to revisit us for your special 'reason' and we are honoured that you did so. We certainly recommend a minimum 2 night stay to...

Wareham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 March 2016

The standard of everything in this lovely resort was exceptional, the staff were so helpful and friendly, the food was excellent, and the game drives wonderful. We couldn't want for anything. We would be happy to go back!

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Chantelle C, Owner at HillsNek Safaris, Amakhala Game Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Pam, Many thanks for your wonderful feedback and it was an absolute pleasure to have you stay with us. We are pleased that you enjoyed our cuisine, staff and game drives. We look forward to welcoming you back.

Munich, Germany
Reviewed 1 March 2016

It was amazing! From the beginning to the end - everything was just perfect! The accomodation is great and luxury! The food is very good. The game drives are just wow wow wow!!! That was so exciting! We had there the best days of our 18 days round travel! Don't miss this place! We would absolutely love to come back!!!

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Chantelle C, Owner at HillsNek Safaris, Amakhala Game Reserve, responded to this review

Many thanks for this wonderful review. We are pleased that you enjoyed our accommodation, food and of course the game drives. It is indeed very rewarding for us that you enjoyed your stay at HillsNek and that it was the best part of your 18 day holiday. We look forward to welcoming you back, in the not too distant future!

Reviewed 20 February 2016

We stayed here with another couple for 3 nights as part of a touring holiday in SA organised by Audley Travel. We left our car at the gate of the park and were driven to the camp about 20mins away. Had to delay our actual arrival at the camp as a group of elephants were gathered at the entrance -...

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Chantelle C, Owner at HillsNek Safaris, Amakhala Game Reserve, responded to this review

Many thanks for posting your review and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. You were very lucky to have seen the elephants in close proximity to the Camp upon your arrival... they never cease to amaze us. We look forward to welcoming you back to the HillsNek Family, as our friends in the not too...

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Reviewed 18 February 2016

We were here for four nights and enjoyed every minute ... even getting up for the early morning safari's! The accommodation was brilliant, the tents are huge with comfortable chairs to lounge around in between safaris. The views were amazing and you could see the animals wandering around on the plains. Staff are responsive and clearly work well together, the...

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Bushbaby99, Owner at HillsNek Safaris, Amakhala Game Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you for your excellent review! We are thrilled that you enjoyed the surprise Valentine's dinner in your tent. The HillsNek team love spoiling, and we believe we have the perfect backdrop to do so. Thank you for your kind recommendation, and we would love to welcome you back any time. Kind regards Chantelle

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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: $736 - $1,229 (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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“They are all the same but room 2 is closest to reception and the dining area”
 of 5 bubbles zzstop, 8 Feb 2017 | Read review
“any of the lodges”
 of 5 bubbles ARCHIEMAC70, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“There are only 4 tents, every one offering great views and total privacy.”
 of 5 bubbles Steve07Mar, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Only 4 'tents' (one being for families) and all looked fantastic”
 of 5 bubbles KTav79, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All tents are secluded and have a great view. Tent 2 & 3 you have to walk a bit up hill to get to.”
 of 5 bubbles estelledavies, 19 Aug 2016 | Read review
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