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Safari Lodge - Amakhala Game Reserve

Amakhala Game Reserve 6130 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 20/09/10 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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#5 of 9 in Amakhala Game Reserve
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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Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Dry cleaning
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Outdoor fireplace
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Milin Mehta wrote a review 15 May
Vadodara, India49 contributions24 helpful votes
Fantastic lodge and excellent guest service. Very friendly and supportive staff including the Rangers. Food was excellent, rooms are very well maintained (showers could be better though) and clean. Staff and lodge take care of very minor details and are conscious of guest comfort. The General Manager keeps a good eye on the details. Good job. On the 4 Safaris we took it looked like some time was spent by the rangers in just moving around gor completing 3 hours schedule without actually attempting to show anything. This could be slightly better. Special mention of our Butler Unapi. Extremely caring and pleasant person. Took good care.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Enjoy your time and have fun
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Francis C wrote a review Apr 2022
Hawkhurst, United Kingdom400 contributions215 helpful votes
Absolutely delightful lodge with a beautiful honeymoon suite with our own hot tub and huge bathroom and bath. Staff were very very nice and helpful. Food was delicious and the safaris second to none thanks to our ranger and tracker Philip and Jeremy. Managed to see the big five minus the leopard but still incredible safaris
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Tracey H wrote a review Mar 2022
Northampton, United Kingdom94 contributions48 helpful votes
I had a fabulous three night stay here despite being the only guest in the hotel. The staff were very friendly especially Unathi the Butler, who was also good at saving the day when a big spider decided to come into my room uninvited! The safari drives with Nonee were fabulous. He tried his hardest to find all the animals that I wanted to see & pretty much succeeded. I saw so many animals and many at the water hole at the lodge too. The vegan food was delicious. It was an amazing break and I highly recommend this lodge.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Rooms 1-4 overlook the water hole.
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Jen wrote a review Nov 2021
Saint Francis Bay, South Africa3 contributions
Friends and I decided to treat ourselves for a 1 night spoil at Safari Lodge......we didn't realise just how much of a spoil it was going to be. From the moment we arrived and were greeted by Jean-Luc to the minute we rolled (literally rolled out after all that divine food!) out the next day, we were treated like royalty. The rooms and lodge are 5 star, the food is 10 star (is that a thing?) - I can HIGHLY recommend this lodge for an unforgettable stay! Thank you Amakhala Safari Lodge team!
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Room Tip: All the rooms are private and have glorious views overlooking the water hole and pristine bushveld.
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Justine0885 wrote a review Jun 2021
Grahamstown, South Africa18 contributions
We were very fortunate stay in the new tented camp.Absolutely fantastic setting & accommodation.Staff and hospitality are top notch. The food is exceptional. Our game drive was awesome and very informative. We loved every minute of our time here. We can't wait to come back!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled
US$518 - US$617 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Safari Lodge - Amakhala Game Reserve
What are some of the property amenities at Safari Lodge - Amakhala Game Reserve?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Safari Lodge - Amakhala Game Reserve?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Safari Lodge - Amakhala Game Reserve?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Safari Lodge - Amakhala Game Reserve?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Safari Lodge - Amakhala Game Reserve?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Safari Lodge - Amakhala Game Reserve have airport transportation?
Yes, Safari Lodge - Amakhala Game Reserve offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Safari Lodge - Amakhala Game Reserve?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.