Did a one night Safari at Amakhala Quatermains Camp. This consisted of a game drive just after arrival which ended during darkness. A fabulous BBQ dinner cooked on the open camp fire, and a morning game drive before departure.
This camp is family run and the owners and staff are very warm and welcoming. Yvonne one of the rangers is very passionate about her work and is very knowledgeable.
You can see the camp and accommodation from the photos. This will give you an indication of the sleeping conditions, which i think are as close to the real deal as possible. Despite sleeping in a tent they do have hot running water and a heater inside. I found the beds to be quite comfortable also
A note for future visitors-
There is NO electricity in the camp so make sure to charge all you camera batteries before visiting.
Also on this reserve there is only two Lions. So the chance of seeing them is quite slim and it is a considerable distance from the main camp area to where they are kept. I would recommend staying for 2 nights which will give you access to the Shamwari reserve which has a much greater variety of cats. This reserve is also quite expensive so you get access for a fraction of the price by staying at Amakhala Quatermain's Camp.
Overall this is a great camp for those seeking a real Safari experience and the staff go out of thier way to accommadate and make you feel welcome. i would happily return again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Quatermain's Camp is an intimate 6 bed tented safari camp situated on the beautiful Amakhala "Big 5" Game Reserve. We offer two four hour game activities per day, with knowledgeable and qualified rangers, fantastic South African bush cuisine and a friendly and personal experience. Come and let Julie and Riaan show you the delights of the African bush. ... more less
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