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Littleton, Colorado
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Two years ago we stayed at a Sharmari game lodge, next door, which is a bigger private reserve (17,000 vs 7,000) but we enjoyed this just as much. Great service, clean rooms, good food, good guides, many animals. Not as much driving but same routine of morning (5:30) and afternoon (4:00) for three hours with a break for coffee or...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

What an amazing place to experience safari - the Amakhala Safari Lodge is pure luxury! Our "room" (lodge) had it's own private plunge pool, a bubble bath and shower with a view of the oustide, under floor heating. The experience was so complete, with two safari drives a day. We were served freshly baked muffins in the morning before our...

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Woking
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had been a bit unsure about this part of our trip to South Africa. We were recommended Amakahala and Safari Lodge by a friend who had previously visited. Even before we arrived we had very positive help from the direct bookings team. They helped us out on a couple of questions we had and suggested which "lodge room" would...

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for two nights in Room 2, which overlooked the water hole and was possibly the best location. The accommodation, built in a traditional style, was spacious and quirky - with an outside shower that was great fun. From our verandah (with its own plunge-pool) we had an excellent view of animals coming to the water hole. The meals...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed for a 2 night trip in the Safari Lodge during a cold weather period. The Chalets are not really recommendable when it is cold, it is too much of a tent. The lodge itself is OK, but a bit disapointing, more a 3 star character. The food we had was also quite average compared with other lodges. The...

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Gerrards Cross
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for 3 nights with 4 boys age 8-12. Our boys love wildlife and are used to traveling to "out in the wilderness" places but we did not expect to find such a lovely comfortable accommodation in such remote place. The lodges only accommodates around 20 people so whole place feels very homely, safe and familiar after day 1....

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Colchester
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We arrived just before lunch to drop our bags off in the room then sat down to homemade chicken and sweetcorn pasties - amazing! Then off on our first 4hr drive with sundowner - I know they can not guaranteed sighting of the Animals, Big 5, but we saw more than expected on out first drive. Suri our Ranger on...

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Reviewed October 29, 2016

Firstly we received a greeting upon arrival was pleasant which included warm face and hand towels and a welcome drink. The lady at reception (not sure of name) was informative about everything, she was kind and helpful. She showed us to our lodge which was number 2 (quite close to the main reception area so didn't have to walk much)....

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United Kingdom
Reviewed October 27, 2016

The staff understood we were there to go on a safari and did all we could to get the best from our stay. Early morning starts but so worth it. Rangers were determined that we would see as much as was possible.

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Darmstadt, Germany
Reviewed October 25, 2016

It was very interesting and we wish to See more of animals if we perhaps come again. The Game Resort should have more wild cats. Thanks for the beatyfull stay in the Resort. Your activities are very important.

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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 

Additional Information about Amakhala Safari Lodge

Address: N2, between Port Elizabeth and Grahamstown, Amakhala Game Reserve 6070, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Amakhala Game Reserve
Price Range: $567 - $758 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Amakhala Safari Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 11
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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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“Work directly with Amakhala when booking. We were able to visit the "Born Free" foundation at Shamwari Lodge which was really interesting.”
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 of 5 bubbles alisonc70, 1 week ago | Read review
“They all overlook the water hole but we would suggest Room 2”
 of 5 bubbles rone217, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Lodges are all spaced to offer maximum privacy while all having view of the reeds and water hole at the back to be able to watch wildlife.”
 of 5 bubbles Cassandra0042, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Best views in Rooms 2 and 3.”
 of 5 bubbles 845pippag, Oct 21, 2016 | Read review
“Chalet 2 has best view of waterhole but Chalet 3 has a view too.”
  • Lounge area which has the fridge and coffee/tea facilities
  • Chalet 2 plunge pool with view of waterhole
  • Outdoor shower
  • Bath with view outside in chalet 3
  • View of bathroom from outside with outdoor shower at the rear
  • Splash pool in Chalet 3 with water hole behind.
  • Bathroom Chalet 3
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 of 5 bubbles Southendwesthamfan, Aug 26, 2016 | Read review
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