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SPALDING
Reviewed November 4, 2016

My wife and I spent 3 nights at Amakhala Bush Lodge. The people, starting with Edith at the Reception house, were absolutely wonderful. The lodge staff were all so friendly and couldn't do enough for us. The "tent" was spectacular and the main building was perfect. As it was not quite spring the Lodge was not full, indeed one night...

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed October 21, 2016

We spent three fantastic adventurous days at Bush Lodge, Amakhala reserve together with our 12-year old daughter, and we loved very minute of it, despite having to get up in the almost freezing cold at 5:30 in the morning. The staff were extremely courteous and never hesitated to fulfil our requests promptly. On arrival we were welcomed with a delicious...

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Thank Breaker1
southampton
Reviewed October 6, 2016

Where can I start? From the moment that we arrived we were treated fantastically. Even as we were being bundled onto a vehicle to go on our first drive within 5 minutes of arriving the staff were exceptional. Roan, our ranger was so enthusiastic that it was contagious. His knowledge of the game and area was vast and was happy...

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Thank Philip751
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed September 15, 2016

Our family spent 3 nights at the Bush Lodge on a safari, what a great experience. The Amakhala Game Reserve is a private 20,000 acres of bush and big game. Rhynhold and his team were exceptional and really looked after us. There are only 5 suites so its a very personal experience with a maximum of 10 people staying there....

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Thank Bin_porter
Cheshire
Reviewed April 7, 2016

Spent three enjoyable nights at the lodge. We were very well looked after. Food and accommodation were all excellent. We were met from every game drive with a drink and warm face towels. Hot baths run for us when we returned from the evening game drives. The game drives were excellent with our very knowledable ranger Miena. Her affinity with...

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Thank Steveonholiday_9
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

There is nothing bad to say about our stay at bush lodge! If you're looking for a safari, amazing service, brilliant game drives, luxurious accommodation and tasty meals stay here!!!! Our ranger, Miena, was absolutely fantastic. We saw the big 5 up close and personal. The "tent" that you stay in is gorgeous, big comfortable beds, your own pool, separate...

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Thank charbeaumont
Reviewed March 10, 2016

Only 40 minutes from Port Elizabeth, Bush Lodge was everything we hoped it would be, and more. All staff were friendly and knowledgeable, relaxed yet attentive. Our accommodation was a perfect level of unique. All necessary amenities were in the lodge and thankfully, not a tv in sight. From our own lodge pool we spent several hours watching 'Norman, the...

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Thank Ross M
Lichfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 8, 2016 via mobile

Bush Lodge is a wonderful introduction to safari life! Although essentially a tent, it is luxurious accommodation and includes lovely bed and bedding, roll top bath and even a log burner which was lit all ready for us at the end of one particularly wet day. Meals are well cooked and plentiful and taken in the Lodge itself overlooking a...

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Thank Coolcookingteacher
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 24, 2016

We stayed in one of the thatched tents at Bush Lodge which was very spacious, good facilities and comfortable. As someone has already said, they give an authentic feel of the bush. Obviously as they have canvas sides they are affected by the weather more than a brick built lodge, and we were woken by a heavy storm one night...

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Thank kipps58
Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 15, 2016

We have just spent 3 nights at this reserve. The Safari was good and we saw the majority of what we were hoping to see. Our guide Jason was very knowledgeable on all the animals and birds. The food was very average. Insufficient food on occasions at lunch time to feed everyone though. The accommodation left a lot to be...

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Bushlodge, Owner at Bush Lodge - Amakhala Game Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Joanne thank you for the above review but I think you have the wrong lodge, this review has been posted on Bush Lodge Amakhala Game Reserves page, we do not have a ranger by the name of Jason and our lodge has never run out of water. please confirm what lodge you stayed in. best regards Tracy Weeks Owner...

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  • Pool
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Discreetly positioned in the bush at the top end of an open valley in the reserve, each of the superlative en-suite, tented and thatched suites overlook a watering point with big sky views.Each suite has a secluded private viewing deck with intimate plunge pool. Within the spacious interior hot and cold air-conditioning, an atmospheric fireplace, large oval bath and romantic alfresco double showers make this the perfect bush retreat. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bush Lodge - Amakhala Game Reserve

Address: N2 between Port Elizabeth and Grahamstown, Addo, 6139 | 65KM From PE on N2, Amakhala Game Reserve 6130, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Amakhala Game Reserve
Price Range: $792 - $940 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Bush Lodge - Amakhala Game Reserve 4.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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“There are six tents. Tent 1 is located closest to the watering hole, but Tent 6 is the newest, hence no/fewer insects.”
 of 5 bubbles Breaker1, Oct 21, 2016 | Read review
“You must experience the tents.”
 of 5 bubbles Philip751, Oct 6, 2016 | Read review
“Room 1 is closest to the lodge main building”
 of 5 bubbles Steveonholiday_9, Apr 7, 2016 | Read review
“is located in the private "big 5" Amakhala game reserve next to Port Elizabeth”
 of 5 bubbles Globetrotter_7311, Feb 5, 2016 | Read review
“Corner tent has a view of the waterhole where animals can be spotted from your tent”
 of 5 bubbles Abigail04Marais, Sep 22, 2015 | Read review
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