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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 October 2013

Set in the midst of an 18,000 acre game park, Bukela is a small, high quality, all-in establishment. With only four thatched lodges, it provides a personalized service backed by excellent accommodation. There are both early morning and late afternoon game drives (if you get Ashir, you're very lucky as he is one of the best Rangers I have come...

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4Thank John L
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 24 June 2013

Does NOT have "Big 5" animals - website is wrong. Not leopards, no cheetah only 2 lions and they cant be found.... "Once in a life time trip" somewhat ruined by mis-information and false advertising by the reserve. They are allegedly - "rebuilding" but dont tell you this when you are booking - only when its too late to change...

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Beacon Bay; East London
Reviewed 5 May 2013

Amakhala have got all their bases covered and excell in every aspect. The team at the Bush Lodge, situated in the Amakhala Private Game Reserve between Port Elizabeth and Grahamstown, offer guests a comprehensive 5 star experience. In addition to the wonderful wildlife experience, the food is prepared and presented by professionals and is comparable to what one might expect...

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2Thank omegacon
Jersey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 April 2013

Had a fantastic 4 night safari at Bukela lodge, Amakhala Safari Park in March 2013, which was amazing. The chalet was luxurious, but still had that " safari" feel and the food was exemplary. As the lodge accommodates only eight people, the whole experience was more personal and special. Our guide Asher was extremely pleasant and knowledgeable about the park...

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2Thank Bob2415
Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 January 2013

If there is such a thing, Amakhala would be the 'Aloe Vera gem of the Eastern Cape'! Absolutely first class service from all staff - chefs, guides and managers alike. A warm and friendly welcome to a beautifully decorated private African safari resort, cocktails on arrival, bubble baths at the ready after safaris and absolutely exquisite food - especially the...

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2Thank Natalie T
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 January 2013

Amakhala is my little bit of heaven. We have stayed a few times at Leuwenbosch and once at Bukela. The Fowlds family at Leuwenbosch are very welcoming and we have come to value them as friends. We have stayed there as initially a family with young teenage children and recently with a large group of family and friends( aged 3...

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2Thank Travelfamily932
Kingsville, Maryland
Reviewed 4 October 2012

We stayed 3 nights at Amakhala and had a wonderful time! The staff is very friendly, makes a real effort to learn your name and our driver Amy answered all our "stupid" questions and then some! We wish her well in her further career. Of course, all of this is secondary to the amazing variety of animals, seen in their...

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3Thank fransjean
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 March 2012

This place was a real gem. We chose Leeuwenbosch out of all the lodges in Amakhala as it offered the best value. I have been on safari before and stayed in tents and huts, so this seemed really luxurious. If you want a 'tribal' african experience then this lodge may not be your best choice. What Leeuwenbosch does have however,...

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4Thank Joseph M
Winchester
Reviewed 6 December 2011

We arrived at Reed Valley Inn and were immediately offered an upgrade for £25ish per person, we felt a little bit pushed into it, but actually it was totally the right decision to make the move up to Bush Lodge. It’s not that Bush Lodge is better accommodation (its 5* but Reed Valley looked just as lovely as we walked...

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6Thank FoodfiendWinchester
Gilbert, Arizona
Reviewed 27 July 2011

Stayed here the last week of May toured with Brothers Safari! This place was wonderful! I loved the Facility and felt as though I was leaving family when I left! You will not be disappointed with this place! Want to see an elephant cruise by your room? stay here!

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Amakhala Game Reserve is an ideal choice for your Big 5 Safari destination. This 7,500 ha reserve is renowned for its truly awesome topography, created by the slowly meandering Bushman's River running through it. Amakhala Game Reserve is located in the malaria-free Eastern Cape of South Africa. The Game Reserve offers a wide variety of 3, 4 & 5-star owner-managed experiences. The private game park offers guests accommodation in a selection of 11 luxury establishments made up of restored country houses, safari lodges and tented camps located in different areas of the large game reserve. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Amakhala Game Reserve

Address: R342 Karel Landman, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth
Price Range: RM1,739 - RM3,187 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Amakhala Game Reserve 4*
Number of rooms: 20
Also Known As:
Amakhala Game Reserve Hotel Port Elizabeth
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“Ask which wines are free and which you have to pay for .”
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Derm0tJ, 19 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms are great and face the waterhole. Watch out for monkeys, giraffes and warthogs!”
RibbitBoy, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“This is a very comfortable lodge with good (maybe not top end but...) food and service. Remember you're in a game reserve and not in a 5 star hotel spa...”
Kevin-A-Dubai, 12 Apr 2015 | Read review
“The lodge to the left of Fish Eagle lodge has the best views.”
johnpZ3423HD, 2 Feb 2015 | Read review
“always choose lodge 1or 2 in bukela, as there is always water problem in lodge 4”
ShivMisra, 2 Jan 2014 | Read review
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