We are more than happy with our experience at the Amakhala Safari Lodge. The site on 8000 hectares of land is magnificent, the scenery while on the two game rides a day is absolutely stunning. Our suite was like a small cottage, cozy with all ameneties, well decorated and we felt like we were very private and safe. The lodge staff are warm people who were attentive to our needs, very discreet and professionnal. The food at all times, was very tasty, varied, abundant and well presented.
Our ranger Weenan, was just great at finding the animals and making sure that we would see the big fives. He was very nice, informative, professionnal and entertaining.
Great service by Casper and Edwards the two butlers. Our experience at the Amakhala Safari Lodge was enhanced by the little details that management and staff provided us with every day. Three great meals a day. Coffee breaks in the morning and sundowners at the end of the afternoon at carefully chosen spots by our ranger. The hot towels presented by our great butler Casper every time upon returning from the game rides; the drinks , fresh fruits and snacks left in our room beeing replenished every day and the nice touch of a scented lit candle by the bathtub along with a bottle of bubbly and two glasses every evening felt very luxurious. In short, an excellent, excellent value for the price and a smooth first time safari experience . We saw the elephants, the lion and lioness, zebras, giraffes, monkeys, buffaloes, rhinos, buffalos, many antelopes and cheetas. Bring a fleece and a windbreaker, no kidding it gets cold on the rides!
- Also Known As:
- Amakhala Game Reserve Hotel Port Elizabeth
- Amakhala Game Reserve Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Amakhala Game Reserve is an ideal choice for your Big 5 Safari destination. This 7000 ha reserve is renowned for its truly awesome topography, created by the slowly meandering Bushman'€™s River running through it. Not only do we offer the much sought after Big 5, but there are over 16 antelope species, zebra, giraffe and many small interesting species. Our cheetah sightings will be the highlight of your stay. In addition to game drives, we also offer boat cruises and guided walks. ... more less