Amakhala was recommended by a friend who had also been here on his honeymoon and it lived up to hype.
You get a deluxe tent which really made us feel like we were in the bush on our own, albeit with a top notch shower and bathroom attached as well.
The staff at the Woodbury Tented Camp were world class and provided us with all the food and drink that we wanted which was all of a high standard. All the meals were held round the main table which meant we got to speak to the staff, guides and other guests in a relaxed atmosphere.
On our first night we saw the park’s lions and over the next five safari trips that we went on we were lucky enough to see all of Amakhala’s big animals like one of its cheetahs, rhinos, elephants, giraffe, buffalo, zebra and so forth.
But the guides were what really made it and Debbie and James were excellent, easily finding the best spots, keeping us entertained and sharing their knowledge about the animals - we learnt so much!
A trip down Bushman’s River was especially memorable but our whole stay was something that neither of us will ever forget and was a genuine highlight of our honeymoon in South Africa.
We had read some negative reviews about Amakhala but they seemed to be from people forgetting they are going on safari not a traditional zoo where the animals are caged.
The safari guides do their best but ultimately it is lottery whether the animals show up so the more safaris you go on the better your chances.
Rob and Angela
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Woodbury Tented Camp is one of the hidden jewels of the Eastern Cape. Tucked into an embracing hillside thicket and overlooking the ancient floodplain of the Bushman’s River, the camp offers rustic and secluded luxury, and an authentic African wildlife safari experience. Eight large, comfortable, en-suite tents on raised bases and with private patios provide the seclusion, tranquility and an intimacy with the bush that you would expect on a visit to Amakhala Game Reserve. Each tent has twin or double beds - at your request. Camp life is centered around the stone, thatch and canvas main dining and lounge area, with its expansive deck overlooking the Woodbury plain and waterhole. A wide variety of game species such as zebra, giraffe, buffalo, eland, rhino and elephant fill the passing parade while fish eagles soar overhead, their hauntingly evocative cry echoing across the valley. Soak up the sun while lazing on a recliner next to the pool; sip a refreshing drink or enjoy tea and delicious, freshly baked cakes, before venturing out into the reserve on your next expedition. ... more less
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