Amakhala Safari Lodge is a 4* lodge in the Amakhala Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape. It is only 70km’s from Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth) and a malaria-free safari destination. A safari in the Eastern Cape is the perfect extension to the Garden Route.
This intimate thatched lodge offers all the comforts of a luxury Safari lodge. It is an undisturbed retreat where you can regenerate your soul and tune into the sounds of nature. Sweeping decks provide the perfect vantage from which to spot the roaming game.
All the while, the resident chef and his team ensure that the guest’s have the very finest cuisine. Sustainable and healthy, of course. Safari Lodge offers WiFi in all rooms and public areas.
Amakhala Safari Lodge is accredited with Fair Trade Tourism. Fair Trade Tourism (FTT) is a non-profit organization that promotes responsible tourism in Southern Africa and beyond.
The Amakhala Game Reserve offers guests accommodation in a selection of 10 x Luxury star rated establishments. Amakhala Safari Lodge is one of these. The collection is made up of restored Country houses, Safari Lodges and Tented camps located in different areas of the large 18 000 acres safari park. Feel free to reach out for more info on any of the others. Namely: Bukela Game Lodge, Bush Lodge, Hlosi Game Lodge, HillsNek Safari Camp, Woodbury Lodge, Leeuwenbosch Country House, Quatermain’s 1920’s Safari Camp, Woodbury Tented Camp and Carnarvon Dale Lodge.
Amakhala Safari Lodge Accommodation
Amakhala Safari Lodge sleeps 22 x guests in 11 well-appointed and richly furnished suites. The air conditioned suites have large beds that are cocooned in a mosquito net. Each en suite suite has a private plunge pool and separate lounge areas. An outdoor shower makes your bush experience even more authentic. Sip on sparkling wine in your double bath filled with aromatherapy scented bubbles. The suites are a favorite for honeymooners and the romantic at heart.
Children 9 years and older are welcome.
Amakhala Safari Lodge Activities
The malaria-free Amakhala Game Reserve boasts 5 of South Africa’s 7 biomes. It is a particularly diverse and picturesque reserve. And has the Bushman’s River meandering through it. Amakhala boasts an abundant variety of wildlife including the Big 5, and over 250 species of bird life. Thereby offering dynamic and abundant wildlife experiences on game drives, night drives, and walking safaris.
Day and night safaris with expert game rangers’ who track and guide guests through the surrounding valleys and bush where the Big 5 go about their daily lives in perfect balance.
Big 5 Wilderness Walk
Enjoy Big 5 walking trails with a FGASA accredited Professional Trails Guide as well as a Specialist Birding Guide (SKS Birding Thicket Biome). Get off the beaten track and follow the myriad of elephant and rhino trails that crisscross this ancient landscape. Lucky walkers might even get the opportunity to track and view some big game. No less important and even more interesting are the countless small creatures. And their tracks and signs that may be encountered on foot.
Duration: 2 to 3 hours
At an additional cost.
Riders looking for an unforgettable riding experience can saddle up for a ride on the wild side with Amakhala Horse Trails at Amakhala Game Reserve. Amakhala Horse Trails caters for small groups of up to 6 intermediate to experienced riders. Experienced younger riders between 10 and 15 years old may also join, if accompanied by a parent or guardian. Horseback safaris typically last between two to three hours, and the speed of the trail ride is adjusted to the riders’ level of experience. This allows plenty of time for wildlife viewing and finding the perfect spot to rest the horses and enjoy refreshments and snacks.
Skill level: Intermediate to experienced riders are welcome
Equipment needed: Please bring appropriate clothing including long pants and suitable shoes. A riding helmet will be provided
At an additional cost.
How to get to Amakhala Safari Lodge
Amakhala Game Reserve is between the Greater Addo and Frontier Country area in the Eastern Cape, only a 45 minute drive east of Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth). We can arrange a road transfer to the lodge or a hire car.
|Safari Lodge Accommodation Rates||Per Person Sharing|
|11th April – 30 September 2023||R5 580|
|1st October – 19th December 2023||R7 610|
|20th December 2023 – 10th January 2024||R8 700|
|11th January – 30th April 2024||R7 610|
|1st May – 31st August 2024||R6 080|
|1st September – 19th December 2024||R9 130|
|20th December – 10th January 2025||R10 440|
|11th January – 30th April 2025||R9 130|
|1st May – 31st August 2025||R7 300|
Included: Accommodation, meals, selected house beverages, and 2 game drives per day.
Excluded: Premium branded beverages, Conservation Levy, transfers, telephone calls, laundry and any items of a personal nature.
Single supplement is 30% except over peak season when it is 100% supplement.
Children from 9-11yrs may share a rooms with parents and pay 50% of adult sharing rate.
Over 12 years is considered an adult.
Children staying in a room by themselves will be charged the full adult rates
Stay 3 Pay 2 nights
Get a free night on safari between 1st May until 31st August every year.
Kids Under 12 Stay Free
When you and your families visit Amakhala Safari Lodge, kids sharing with adults will stay free! That’s right, children under 12 will enjoy the luxuries of this child-friendly lodge and explore the African bush free of charge.
Valid between 1st May until 31st August every year
Amakhala Game Reserve
Paterson South Africa