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N2, between Port Elizabeth and Grahamstown Between Port Elizabeth and Makhanda, Amakhala Game Reserve 6070 South Africa
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Surrounded by indigenous bush, the stylish Safari Lodge is part of the 7500 ha, Big 5, malaria free, Amakhala Game Reserve. Safari Lodge is only 45 minutes from Port Elizabeth. African tribal design inspired the creation of this intimate thatched lodge, and eleven unique safari huts offer all the comforts. Soak in a luxurious double bath or splash off the dust in an outdoor shower before sharing your day's adventures around the fireside under a canopy of stars. On a recommended three day safari enjoy game drives with a professional guide in open Landrovers, sun downers on a river cruise and a visit to Addo National Elephant Park. Fair Trade in Tourism accredited.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free Internet
Airport Transportation
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
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Air Conditioning
Refrigerator in room
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Full view
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Port Elizabeth Airport66 km
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The whole experience far exceeded our expectations. We had a lovely warm welcome by very friendly and helpful staff. Our bedroom with lounge area and bathroom, and private outside area with plunge pool, was beautifully decorated and kept very clean. The food was delicious. We...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Allison P
Response from BernieT117, General Manager at Amakhala Safari LodgeResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for your 5* rating. So good to hear you had the opportunity to see Norman, he is really a delight! I will make sure to tell Cameron and Odwa what a lovely time you had with them. Warm regards Bernie

Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed my 3 day stay here. Everything is well organised and the accommodation is very good. Food is of a good standard and the staff are very helpful.The Safaris are well organised and safe and the drivers do their best to ensure you get...More

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Date of stay: November 2018
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Response from BernieT117, General Manager at Amakhala Safari LodgeResponded yesterday

Thank you for your 5* rating, we are really happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We will make sure to stock up on our curio shop, sorry that we could not supply what you needed when you stayed with us. We are...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great 3 days and nights in the lodge.A wonderful experience with a fantastic guide in 'Nonie' - he knew so much and imparted his full knowledge to us. We saw all the animals bar one shy cheetah.The food was great and plenty of...More

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Date of stay: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First ever game reserve and would highly recommend Amakhala Safari Lodge. The lodges were charming and the plunge pools were a lovely addition. Staff were extremely welcoming and the food great. The Rangers were all extremely knowledgeable and made the drives very enjoyable.More

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Date of stay: November 2018
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Response from BernieT117, General Manager at Amakhala Safari LodgeResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your 5* rating, we are very pleased that you had a great time at our lodge! The rangers really know how to make the most of it out in the bush. Maybe we will see you again in the future!...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived on the first of a 2 night stay to two giraffes and in time for the 1st of 4 game drive at 3pm (check times before arrival as they tend to change a little in different seasons). You get lunch on your first...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank clairemarieb
Response from BernieT117, General Manager at Amakhala Safari LodgeResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your 5* rating. We are so happy to hear that you had such a wonderful time at our lodge. We are so proud to be a Fair Trade lodge that could employ local people helping to uplift the community. I...More

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22 August 2018|
Response from M9F | Reviewed this property |
Rooms 1-3 are right in front of the watering hole. I think other rooms would still have a view but not as good.
13 August 2017|
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Response from Justineweeks | Property representative |
Hi, thank you for contacting us with your question about tips. There isn't really a standard rate for tipping butlers and rangers. The tips range between a couple of hundred rand to a couple of thousand. The standard when... More
Room Tips
"The rooms are amazing and they all have the same orientation"
07 Oct 2018
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"we stayed for 2 nights but would recommend staying for 3 so you can really enjoy the place!!"
09 Apr 2018
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"All lodges are well equipped and very spacious including a double bath and an outdoor shower"
16 Mar 2018
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"Ask for one near the watering hole"
04 Mar 2018
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US$710 - US$985 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaEastern CapeAmakhala Game Reserve
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