From the moment Trevor collected us at the reception lodge he was pointing out animals, birds and insects. His knowledge was incredible and we learnt and saw so much during our 3 night stay at HillsNek. At the lodge we were welcomed by Tamsin and nothing was too much trouble for her and her staff team. Our tent was great with a beautiful view over the reserve; the service and food were excellent. We enjoyed the chance to do a bush walk and also a river trip where we saw a stunning malachite kingfisher and a fish eagle. We saw many different animals and were lucky enough to see a caracal, small spotted genet and a spotted eagle owl with a mouse on our evening game drives. We would highly recommend Hillsnek and hope to return some day.
- 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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