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HillsNek Safaris, Amakhala Game Reserve

4.0 of 5 Lodge   |   N2 | Greater Addo, Eastern Cape, Amakhala Game Reserve 6312, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Panoramic views from the luxury tented chalet across the game park. Excellent food with attention to every detail.An all round wonderful experience with some of the best game viewing available.Justin is a marvelous host and knowledgeable ranger.Thanks to Chantelle and staff for a great experience

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

Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review. We are so fortunate to be nestled in the most beautiful corner of the reserve, and love nothing more than to share that beauty with all our guests. Justin is definitely our shining star, and we are so glad you enjoyed your time with him on and off the... More

Cape Town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great setting, Staff and Management was extremely friendly and helpful. Spacious beautiful rooms, attention to details. Great Game viewing and very knowledgeably Game Ranger. It is nice to meet other Guests not only on the Game drives, but around the Dinner Table.

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

Thank you for the wonderful review. Our tents are lovely and comfortable, which makes looking out onto the beautiful open plains that much more delightful! One of the great things about going on safari is meeting people from every corner of the globe and sharing wonderful experiences with them around a roaring fire. We are so glad you enjoyed your... More

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed here in september 2013, and we just had the most amazing safari experience. The place is paradise! It's just beautifull, with a stunning view, superfriendly staff, great service and topquality food. The owner Chantelle is such a charming helpfull host, absolutely perfect in everything she does. Their was one more couple when we arrived so... More

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

Wow, what an incredible review. Thank you for taking the time to write this on Tripadvisor. Our team is passionate about giving our guests the best safari experience possible, from the game drives to the special evening turn downs. We are thrilled that you felt like you had an exclusive experience as that is what we aim for. David is... More

Jersey, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

An absolutely perfect safari lodge. The staff were excellent, accommodation luxurious, food fantastic & Justin our range was just outstanding. We stayed in the family tent which has a separate room for children & lovely touches like electric blankets for cooler nights, hot drinks delivered to your door with your morning wake up call, Hot water bottles & fleece lined... More

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

Thank you Val for your wonderful review on Tripadvisor, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We were so excited to share a special birthday with you, come back soon! More

Horgen, Switzerland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We spent the last couple of days at Hillsnek and I can't rave enough about this place. Secluded and private, with stunning views from your deck. We stayed in the Family tent, which had a separate tent room for children, all very spacious, comfortable and top quality. The service and attention to detail is extraordinary (e.g hot water bottle for... More

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

Thank you for taking time out to write this amazing review, we are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our team work hard ensure our guests have the maximum safari experience, and it is reviews like this that motivate and encourage us to grow and do even better. Our passion for conservation and the Rhinos run deep in... More

San Francisco, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Staff very knowledgable, friendly, & helpful. Guides went the extra mile to give us close views of animals and information about them. Meals excellent. Beds firm, as we like them. All equipment in excellent condition. Rooms had great view and nice feeling of isolation. Outdoor showers a plus. Overall a great experience.

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

Thank you for your lovely review, our camp most certainly does give you that feeling of isolation and we are so glad you got to share that magic with us. The outdoor shower does make for an unforgettable experience. We hope your experience here at HillsNek Safari Camp stays with you for a long time to come. More

Singapore, Singapore
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

This review is long overdue, simply because it was so good we forgot to share. Hillsnek is a luxury safari experience that deserves praise in every aspect. It is especially suited for couples on a romantic getaway. Why ? Firstly, there are only 3 luxury tents, each of which are located far from each other, giving the guests peace and... More

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

Thank you for your outstanding review, we are very proud of our camp and are so glad you enjoyed your time with us. One of the most amazing things about HIllsNek Safari camp is the exclusivity it offers, with limited beds we strive to provide guests with a personal experience. More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We have just returned from the holiday of a lifetime in SA ending with 2 nights at Hillsnek. We cannot imagine a more perfect ending to our honeymoon. Hillsnek is beautiful, relaxed and friendly. We felt like we left a group of friends leaving all the staff. Food, service, drinks, views, game drives, company all faultless. Hillsnek is magic and... More

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

What a wonderful review, thank you so much for sharing your experience on Tripadvisor. We are so glad you enjoyed your honeymoon with us, it was an absolute pleasure having you with us during your special holiday. More

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7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

We had a wonderful two days which will leave us with memories which will stay with us forever. We stayed at Hillsnek with two small children, who were made to feel extremely welcome. This is a small lodge, with wonderfully attentive staff, great good and very luxurious tents. The staff thought of everything- warm towels after the game drive, fires... More

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

Thank you for your wonderful review. As a team we work hard to ensure that all guests are looked after to our maximum ability, and your feedback is of great importance to us. We are so glad our enthusiasm shines through and we hope to have you and your lovely family back again one day. More

Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We had fantastic two days in Hillsnek, it was the absolute highlight of our two weeks travel to South Africa. We felt very much at home with all those friendly people spoiling us...The "tents" were luxurious, the meals delicious. Our special thanks to Justin, who was responsible for our great trips to animal widlife. We learnt a lot about the... More

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

Dear Sigrun and Arnulf Thank you for such your wonderful review, it means so much to us that you had such a fantastic time here at Hillsnek Safari Camp. Justin is exceptional at parting amazing knowledge about our beautiful reserve, we are glad you enjoyed his game drives and hope those memories stay with you for many years to come... More

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Address: N2 | Greater Addo, Eastern Cape, Amakhala Game Reserve 6312, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Amakhala Game Reserve
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Hotel Class:4 star — HillsNek Safaris, Amakhala Game Reserve 4*
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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 white and black rhino, elephant, giraffe, cheetah, lion, buffalo, zebra and a myriad of plains game. The stone, canvas and thatched main lodge is at the heart of the camp, with three 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 
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