We spent three nights here after having visited another luxury reserve. I loved the concept of the "tents" in rustic approach. Make no mistake though, they are very very comfortable and cozy. I loved the outside showers, the aromatherapy products, the candles, the hot bath ready for when you arrive from the game drives. So much attention to little details, very unique and inviting.
About the game drives I was well aware of the fact that the reserve is crossed by the N2 Highway and I did not care before but I realize now that it could be a bit distracting. Though our ranger was very enthusiastic, he was just not as experienced as the 18yr-career top notch ranger we had before.
In conclusion it was a fantastic experience. it felt authentic and unique. The Safari lodge is cozy and inviting and the staff super attentive and honesty warm and for those -so many- pluses would definitely recommend them.
- 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