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“Amazing 3 days! Treated like King and Queen!”

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HillsNek Safaris, Amakhala Game Reserve
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London, United Kingdom
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“Amazing 3 days! Treated like King and Queen!”
Reviewed May 16, 2011

We spent 3 days at Hillsneck and couldn't have asked for more. David our Ranger really knows his stuff and we saw everything we wanted to and more. He took us to see whatever we wanted. He is the Lion finding machine!!! The service at the lodge was unreal, they have thought of everything. The food is out of this world, so fresh, we must have put on 3 stone! We can't wait to go back again to visit, wouldn't want to go anywhere else.

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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Jersey, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 16, 2011

We had a truly amazing time. Everybody worked hard to make our stay as perfect as it was, luscious accommodation, amazing food and and an incredibly knowledgeable guide. Worth every penny and we look forward to staying again.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
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Chester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 15, 2011

We stayed 3 nights and were treated like royalty from start to finish. Chantelle and her team made us feel special from the moment we arrived. Nothing was too much trouble. The tented suites were luxurious and the food and service were 5 star. The locals seem to enjoy it also, we had an elephant visit us during dinner one night to drink from the pool.

David's game drives were fun, informative and exciting. It is great to spend time with someone so passionate about his work. Make sure you spend time doing the Rhino conservation work, it makes a great add-on to the safari experience. You can do as much or as little as you want when you want as you are the only ones on site during your stay.

We wouldn't hesitate returning and can't recommend HillsNek enough.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Lugano, Switzerland
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Reviewed March 14, 2011

We spent 3 nights at Hillsnek and except some drops of rain (my wife still says that it was raining cats and dogs) that David could not manage to avoid during the game, we had really a great time.
All of us: 2 adults and our 4 years old daughter enjoyed a lot and she's still speaking about the game after 2 months.
Everything was great from the food to the open air shower.
Brent and his stuff are "meravigliosi" and we felt like at home with friends.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with family
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Bergen, Norway
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Reviewed March 7, 2011

Everything, from the moment we arrived to the moment we left, was perfect !!!
The lodge is marvellous, the location and wiews fantastic. The 'tents' luxurious and beautiful. Delicious food and wine. Chantelle and the staff are very friendly, warm and hospitable.
The game drives were great. And the ranger, David, exellent !!!
HillsNek was absolute the highlight of our South- African holiday. We really hope to come back with our family,they also deserve to experience this......

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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Reviewed February 22, 2011

Just came back from a two night-stay at Hillsnek and we are overwhelmed. In short; if you ever get the chance to visit Hillsnek - take that chance and you will have an experience you will never forget about! I am sure! Fantastic location, marvellous lodge, personal super-service, delicious food and - last but not least - a world class ranger giving you outstanding safari experiences. Go there!

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Mettmann, Germany
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Reviewed February 20, 2011

Again we just can say, that really EVERYTHING was perfekt!!! The service, the very friendly people, the meals, the trips with David, everything was great and we also are very sad that we just had 2 nights at Hills Nek Lodge! We will be back again! Best regards and all the best!

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with family
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Property: HillsNek Safaris, Amakhala Game Reserve
Address: N2 | Greater Addo, Eastern Cape, Amakhala Game Reserve 6011, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Amakhala Game Reserve
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Specialty Lodging in Amakhala Game Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — HillsNek Safaris, Amakhala Game Reserve 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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 lion,rhino, elephant, giraffe, cheetah, buffalo, zebra and a myriad of plains game. The stone, canvas and thatched main lodge is at the heart of the camp, with four 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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