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Amakhala Game Reserve

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great accommodation,big room,big bed,good showers and jacuzzi! Food was good but limited ,we were all inclusive but I was very disappointed with the limited wine and beer . A couple of cans of beer and one bottle of wine in your fridge. We spent 3 nights there and there were 2 couples at dinner we had 2 bottles of wine...

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Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Four of us stayed here for 3 nights . The food , staff and accommodation were all excellent. The drives into the park , the river trip, the elephant park & the sundowners were enjoyed by all. The ranger who accompanied throughout the trip- Martin - was excellent, he knew his stuff and was passionate about his job. Wi fi...

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New York, NY
Reviewed 9 March 2017

The lodge was really lovely. The rooms were large and well appointed and extremely comfortable. They were very private and we had our own plunge pool (which was cold but refreshing). The service was great and everyone was so friendly. The management is largely non existent and never mingles with the guests which I found surprising for a small property...

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Thank segmd
Reviewed 22 February 2017

We managed to see four of the big five during a game drive in a heavy thunderstorm. The only one we didn't see was a leopard. Our ranger was amazing and was so good with the information that he gave us. Brilliant experience so glad we did it!

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Thank Yvette K
100roaringlions, Public Relations Manager at Amakhala Game Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the review! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your day safari and managed to see so many animals. The leopard is notoriously difficult to spot, but hopefully you'll get the chance to visit us again soon for another try! We're really glad to hear you enjoyed your ranger taking you on your drive, the Amakhala...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I visited for a game drive. We started at Leeuwenbosch. We saw so much -- giraffes, zebras, wart hogs, rhinos, lots of antlered creatures, and more. Our guide, Obud, knew where to take us to see as much as possible. Afterwards, we had a lovely lunch back at Leeuwenbosch. We arranged our own transportation as we didn't...

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100roaringlions, Owner at Amakhala Game Reserve, responded to this review

Hi Marsha, thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your time in the Amakhala and your experience with Leeuwenbosch, it sounds like your day safari was a great success. The Amakhala is a large enough reserve to not feel too small or overcrowded with safari vehicles, yet small enough...

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 January 2017

The lodge was an incredible experience with elephant and antelope just close to your private pool. Rooms were traditional with straw rooves and canvas roll up windows. Outside shower! Food was excellent and service without fault. Safari drives were guided by an expert who really knew his stuff whether plants, birds or animals. Saw all big five on several occasions....

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100roaringlions, Guest Relations Manager at Amakhala Game Reserve, responded to this review

Hi Richard, we're really glad you enjoyed your stay in the Amakhala Game Reserve. It sounds like you had some great game drives during your stay; three nights does seem to be the perfect amount of time to see an enjoyable amount of the reserve. We hope you traveled home safely and will visit us again soon! All the very...

Reviewed 3 November 2016

Had some amazing game drives here! We saw so many different animals. Lions, rhino, baby elephant, birds galore such and incredible place and so many wonderful views along the way! Definitely be going back.

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100roaringlions, Guest Relations Manager at Amakhala Game Reserve, responded to this review

Hi Lizzie, we are thrilled to hear you managed to see so many animals and enjoyed your visit so much! The Amakhala Game Reserve has been an immensely passionate and rewarding project for us. We are looking forward to your next visit.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 September 2016

The game reserve is fantastic with ecology top of the mind. The accommodation is first rate, the staff amazing and the food fantastic. The hot chocolate when you arrive back from the afternoon game drive is the best. Love the log fires too. Shaun was a fantastic ranger and ever so helpful. Indeed all of the staff were wonderful.

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100roaringlions, Guest Relations Manager at Amakhala Game Reserve, responded to this review

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to write a review. The ecology and conservation of the Amakhala is quite a passion for us here. Over the last few years we have been focusing on turning the Amakhala from farming land back into its natural ecology - which has been quite an exciting and rewarding project. We are thrilled...

St Francis Bay
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Beautiful, peaceful surroundings with wild animals drinking at the waterhole just below our room! Superb, just lying on our large, warm, luxurious bed watching the Nyala, buffalo, elephant, monkeys, kudu, meerkat and more coming down the hill to drink. Plenty of sightings on the game drive including a boat cruise on the Bushmans River. Watched 2 rhino playing and rubbing...

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100roaringlions, Guest Relations Manager at Amakhala Game Reserve, responded to this review

Hi there, thank you for your lovely review of the Amakhala. We are very happy to hear you found your stay so superb. It is a wonderful thing to see so many animals in their natural habitat, and the Amakhala winter does seem to have something special about it. We are glad you found your accommodation and the food such...

Rathangan
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

We had an amazing stay at Amakhala. It's a beautiful spot not too far from Port Elizabeth. The lodge was spacious and beautiful with a thatched roof and beams overhead. It felt very in sync with the whole safari experience. We enjoyed three game drives while there and saw so 4 out of the big 5. It was incredible! Our...

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100roaringlions, Guest Relations Manager at Amakhala Game Reserve, responded to this review

Hi there, thank you so much for visiting the Amakhala, we are so happy you chose to celebrate your honeymoon with us and congratulations again on your wedding! We are thrilled you had such a lovely stay and got to enjoy our beautiful reserve which we are so passionate about. We hope you will have the chance to visit us...

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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: $550 - $1,009 (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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“Ask which wines are free and which you have to pay for .”
  • Outside area ,view from outside shower.
Derm0tJ, 19 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms are great and face the waterhole. Watch out for monkeys, giraffes and warthogs!”
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...”
Kevin-A-Dubai, 12 Apr 2015 | Read review
“The lodge to the left of Fish Eagle lodge has the best views.”
johnpZ3423HD, 2 Feb 2015 | Read review
“always choose lodge 1or 2 in bukela, as there is always water problem in lodge 4”
ShivMisra, 2 Jan 2014 | Read review
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