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Woodbury Tented Camp, Amakhala Game Reserve

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Winchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A lovely place and a slightly more reasonably priced way to spend time in such a well looked after game reserve. People were lovely, food was great and the drives spectacular. The turndown service and fresh cold water in the rooms is a nice touch and the assistance when smaller members of wildlife get a little close was very good...

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were here for three days just after New Year. Splendid, friendly service, comfortable tented accommodation but with the right level of creature comforts (electric blankets, warm showers etc). Game drives were excellent. We were travelling with our three children (11, 9 and 7) all of whom were thrilled by the experience. The friendly family who own the reserve were...

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Manama, Bahrain
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent 2 nights here as part of our Garden Route trip. The camp itself is lovely with great and very friendly staff (albeit sometimes missing during the day if you wanted to get a drink) and a lot of nice little touches such as being met with welcome drinks after the game drives, great food, a great view from...

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Woodbury Tented C, Public Relations Manager at Woodbury Tented Camp, Amakhala Game Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us as part of your Garden Route trip. Your comments will be passed onto the staff and Mel. We hope to see you back very soon Kind Regards The Woodbury Team

Haarlem, The Netherlands
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a lovely place, everybody very friendly. I just would recommend to go there whenever you know for sure that there wont be much wind, this since it makes it difficult to sleep!! you are in a tent and the walls move!

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Alberta, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Drive times were perfect, meals were delicious, and the staff made us feel like queens. We seen all the big animals that we were hopeing for and up close and personal. So many pictures and so many memories.

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Woodbury Tented C, Public Relations Manager at Woodbury Tented Camp, Amakhala Game Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and we are glad you felt like queens. We hope to see you back again in the near future to make more memories Regards Woodbury Tented Camp

Inverness, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great game viewing, friendly and knowledgeable staff, high quality tented accommodation. Very easy access by car from Port Elizabeth. We stayed here two nights and two at Shamwari, which was more expensive, but Woodbury was the better experience of the two.

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Reviewed 6 December 2016

We had a wonderful 3 night stay to finish our honeymoon. Our tent felt very private. It's less than a minute walk from the dining room to our tent, and yet it felt almost as though we were camping alone in the bush. Our tent (tent 1) had a great view over the plains. The tents themselves were looking a...

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Woodbury Tented C, Public Relations Manager at Woodbury Tented Camp, Amakhala Game Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad you enjoyed your honeymoon with us, particularly the safaris and your comments will be passed onto Ryan. We hope to see you back again very soon and we wish you many happy years together Kind Regards The Woodbury Team

Purmerend, The Netherlands
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Would certainly recommend this accommodarion. Typical African; great game drives. Great life remembering experience. Due to the relaxing atmospere you soon become 1 family with other guests. Absolutely fantastic.

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Woodbury Tented C, Public Relations Manager at Woodbury Tented Camp, Amakhala Game Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you Marion for taking the time to write this wonderful review. We are extremely glad you enjoyed your stay with us and that you made plenty of friends along the way We hope to see you again in the near future The Woodbury Team

Mannheim, Germany
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Stay in the tented camp was very nice. Nothing to claim about the accomodation. The game drives were awesome. But the food could be better for that money. Drinks were included but hard to get because if missing availablity of the staff.

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Woodbury Tented C, Public Relations Manager at Woodbury Tented Camp, Amakhala Game Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us though we are sorry we did not match up to all your expectations. We will endeavour to highlight this to our staff and improve on this further. Kind Regards The Woodbury Team

Friesland Province, The Netherlands
Reviewed 19 November 2016

we loved ouw stay in Amakhala. we were here 1 night but would have loved a second night. Very friendly and helpfull staf. we loved the gamedrives with our ranger. The food was good. And we loved the fact that we stayed there with only 16 people.

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Woodbury Tented C, Public Relations Manager at Woodbury Tented Camp, Amakhala Game Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed the family intimate feel we pride ourselves on. We hope to see you again in the near future to enjoy your second night Kind Regards The Woodbury Team

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Woodbury Tented Camp is one of the hidden jewels of the Eastern Cape. Tucked into an embracing hillside thicket and overlooking the ancient floodplain of the Bushman’s River, the camp offers rustic and secluded luxury, and an authentic African wildlife safari experience. Seven large, comfortable, en-suite tents on raised bases and with private patios provide the seclusion, tranquility and an intimacy with the bush that you would expect on a visit to Amakhala Game Reserve. Each tent has twin or double beds - at your request. Camp life is centered around the stone, thatch and canvas main dining and lounge area, with its expansive deck overlooking the Woodbury plain and waterhole. A wide variety of game species such as zebra, giraffe, buffalo, eland, rhino and elephant fill the passing parade while fish eagles soar overhead, their hauntingly evocative cry echoing across the valley. Soak up the sun while lazing on a recliner next to the pool; sip a refreshing drink or enjoy tea and delicious, freshly baked cakes, before venturing out into the reserve on your next expedition. ... more   less 

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Address: off the N2, Grahamstown 6139, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Grahamstown
Price Range: RM1,612 - RM2,786 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Woodbury Tented Camp, Amakhala Game Reserve 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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“Tent 6 has two tents, one for the children and one for the adults. Worked very well for our family of five.”
 of 5 bubbles 168russellc, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Some tents face in to the camp, some out over the bush. You can request.”
 of 5 bubbles Onewheelers, 12 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Tent 1 has a great view”
 of 5 bubbles S9675OCrobertk, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The room is a large, fancy "permanent" tent with electricity, a shower attached, and an enclosed toilet a few steps down, so you feel that you are camping, but you have all of the amenities of a room. It is private and you can only see the hills and valleys of the reserve from your place, no other tents or buildings.”
 of 5 bubbles Vickih1234, 16 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Great view from tent 1!”
 of 5 bubbles K7987HRkeithh, 8 Aug 2016 | Read review
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