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Majestic Safari Adventures @Amakhala Game Reserve

The legendary Amakhala Game Reserve lies in the heart of the Eastern Cape, offering a haven for wildlife enthusiasts & adventurers seeking an authentic African experience managed by passionate individuals deeply connected to the land.

Amakhala Game Reserve Safari Eastern Cape

The sprawling 8,500ha reserve incorporates a diverse selection of 9 distinctive accommodations, ranging from restored country houses to safari lodges and tented camps, each embracing the spirit of the region's heritage.

Accommodation at Amakhala Game Reserve Eastern Cape

Families are invited to embrace the magic of the park with an exclusive offer - kids under 12 can enjoy the luxuries of the child-friendly lodges & explore the African plains free of charge!

Accommodation at Amakhala Game Reserve Eastern Cape

We have been fortunate enough to stay at the family friendly Hlosi Tented Camp & Woodbury Lodge with friends a few years back. During our latest visit, we were expertly guided by Rob while staying in the family unit at the Woodbury Tented Camp, perched on a wooded hill overlooking the vast plains.

Accommodation at Amakhala Game Reserve Eastern Cape

Embark on the safari adventure of a lifetime, encountering a plethora of wildlife during day and night game drives under the guidance of professional rangers. Whether observing the grandeur of the iconic “Big 5” or the subtleties of the smaller, more humble mammals, birds, and insects, prepare to be continually captivated by the abundant fauna, diverse vegetation, and dramatic landscape of the Eastern Cape.

Safari Sundowners at Amakhala Game Reserve Eastern Cape

During our stay, Rob the Ranger assisted us in finding & identifying over 60 bird species while roaming the park on the lookout for adorable lion cubs or towering giraffes!

Wildlife Safari at Amakhala Game Reserve Eastern Cape

For those with limited time, the reserve offers day safaris, providing a condensed but exhilarating 4-hour experience featuring the heartbeat of Africa - The Big 5 – for only R1,700pp.

Wildlife Safari at Amakhala Game Reserve Eastern Cape

Saddle up for a ride on the wild side with the Amakhala Horse Trails @R1,800pp. Delve into an unparalleled horseback adventure, exploring 1,700ha of African bush, while encountering various wildlife at close quarters. Gallop across open plains or trot quietly along secluded river lines between game drives.

Sunset Safari at Amakhala Game Reserve Eastern Cape

Alternatively, wander off the beaten track and immerse yourself in the unspoilt wilderness on foot with the Amakhala Walking Trails @R800pp, traversing the reserve's unspoiled lands while discovering a hidden world of uniquely adapted plants and animals.

Wildlife at Amakhala Game Reserve Eastern Cape

Fuelled by a passion for adventure, Amakhala Game Reserve invites visitors to embrace the essence of the African bush in a safe, malaria-free area, offering an adventure-packed stay that creates lasting memories for all. Check out their current specials for a family adventure of a lifetime!

Dinner at Amakhala Game Reserve Eastern Cape

Contact Me – Hilary - at for more details on your favourite spots to visit & to book a personalised tour of your own – behind the scenic routes of the Cape Winelands & beyond!

Bar at Amakhala Game Reserve Eastern Cape

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