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N2 Greater Addo, Eastern Cape, Amakhala Game Reserve 6011 South Africa
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Updated 20/05/19

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#1 of 9 in Amakhala Game Reserve
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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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Horseback riding
Walking tours
Kids stay free
Airport transportation
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Plunge pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Board games / puzzles
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Bathrobes
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Safe
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Electric blanket
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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Luxury
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Xhosa

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N2 Greater Addo, Eastern Cape, Amakhala Game Reserve 6011 South Africa
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George S wrote a review 18 May
Port Elizabeth, South Africa5 contributions1 helpful vote
It's hard to fault HillsNek, even if I wanted to. From the friendly greetings at arrival, through the extremely comfortable facilities in the "tent" and the haute cuisine food, to the care and attention lavished by the staff (especially the excellent Jaison), we were at happy and at ease. What a treat the outside shower was too! Tim was an accommodating and knowledgeable guide (we had two superb game drives) and he made it his business to track down the elusive animals which were on our list, as well as paying attention to the smaller guys and the birdlife. All in all, we had a lovely whistlestop one-night stay ... Hillsnek is to be highly recommended.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded 4 days ago
Dear George, Barbara, Ian and Finn Thank you for your great review! We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us at HillsNek albeit a whistlestop stay and will be sure to pass on your compliments to Jaison, Tim, the Chef and Staff. Stay safe and we hope to welcome you back to HillsNek one day in the future. Take care and warm regards Amber and the HillsNek Team
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Heidi D wrote a review 11 May
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We stayed at HillsNek for two nights in April and had a fantastic stay. The accommodations is luxurious (the tents are stunning) and the food was plentiful and very tasty. Our guide, Roelof was very knowledgeable, friendly and a good host. All the staff were great. We would definitely recommend staying here and we hope to visit again sometime soon.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Heidi, Paul, Charlie, Penny, Ronnie and Charlene Thank you for your great review! We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us at HillsNek and will be sure to pass on your compliments to the staff. Stay safe and we certainly hope to welcome you back to HillsNek again some time soon. Take care and warm regards Amber and the HillsNek Team
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courtneymaebriggs93 wrote a review 09 May
London, United Kingdom3 contributions
We stayed here for 4 nights and absoloutley LOVED it! Zi the hostess was absolutely wonderful and so welcoming whenever we arrived back from our rides, she couldn’t do enough for us and was always so cheerful. Tim our ranger was fantastic on the drives and was so informative. He was brilliant at locating and looking for the Big 5! The safari tents are STUNNING with an epic view. The only criticism I would have was the food at dinner could be hit and miss, breakfasts and lunches were fantastic! Dinner however sometimes was mediocre but it wouldn’t stop us returning. Would strongly recommend hillsnek and would love to return. We also loved sharing meals with the other guests it was a great way to share stories and connect. Loved our stay!
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Dear Courtney and Lloyd Thank you for your great review! We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us at HillsNek and will be sure to pass on your compliments to Zi and Tim. Stay safe and we hope to welcome you back to HillsNek one day in the future. Take care and warm regards Amber and the HillsNek Team
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Stephanie001 wrote a review Apr 2022
London4 contributions
We had a special 3 nights at Hillsnek Safari Camp. The family tent suited our needs perfectly. The decor was contemporary, in keeping with the surroundings and the 2 bedrooms suited our family of 4 perfectly. Housekeeping were brilliant, the rooms were clean and they saved us from a scary looking (harmless) spider! The food was lovely and the service was fantastic. The game drives were memorable in a stunning location, and our game driver was informative, enthusiastic and tailored our drives to our requests and those of the children.
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Dear Stephanie, Richard, Ella and Livia Thank you for your great review! We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us at HillsNek and will be sure to pass on your compliments to the staff. Stay safe and we hope to welcome you back to HillsNek one day in the future. Take care and warm regards Amber and the HillsNek Team
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peterfr0st wrote a review Mar 2022
Port Elizabeth, South Africa1 contribution
Excellent location, close to Port Elizabeth. Vast array of game with good viewing opportunities. Excellent game ranger (Roelof) very knowledgeable & a good host. Staff were very friendly & efficient. Food was good, but all we seemed to do was eat! Wine list could be improved with more affordable South African wines. We really enjoyed our trip!
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Responded 27 Mar 2022
Dear Peter and Marinda Thank you for your great review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us at HillsNek and will be sure to pass on your compliments to Roelof and the team. Stay safe and we hope to welcome you back to HillsNek one day in the future. Take care and warm regards Amber and the HillsNek Team
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PRICE RANGE
US$440 - US$975 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaEastern CapeAmakhala Game Reserve
NUMBER OF ROOMS
4
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Frequently Asked Questions about HillsNek Safari Camp
What are some of the property amenities at HillsNek Safari Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at HillsNek Safari Camp?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at HillsNek Safari Camp?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at HillsNek Safari Camp?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at HillsNek Safari Camp?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does HillsNek Safari Camp have airport transportation?
Yes, HillsNek Safari Camp offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at HillsNek Safari Camp?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at HillsNek Safari Camp?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Xhosa.