Welcome to Amakhala Game Lodges on SA-Venues.com, offering accommodation in Amakhala, Frontier Country.
Amakhala is named after the Xhosa word meaning Aloes, the prolific indigenous plant found in this uniquely diverse province. Steeped in history and beauty, this 7500-hectare game reserve creates an ideal environment for an unforgettable safari and an intimate experience of the varied landscape, including breathtaking views of the Bushman's River. This Eastern Cape Game Reserve is a unique conservation initiative that allows animals to be re-introduced to the area where they once roamed freely and so making a contribution to the conservation of our natural heritage.
A range of accommodation is available. These are owner-managed establishments that ensure you will experience first-hand, the famous hospitality of the Eastern Cape. The Heritage Collection lodges offer offers 4 and 5 star accommodation in luxury bush lodges and a gracious colonial homestead. The Aloe Collection’s varying styles of 3 and 4 star accommodations, includes a Historic Inn, a Settler farmhouse and comfortable tented lodges. To maintain our hospitality and exclusivity we have limited the number of guests visiting the lodges to the amount of land which each family has contributed to the reserve.
The Heritage Collection
Situated in the bush, at the top end of an open valley in the reserve, Bush Lodge's luxury tents, overlook a watering point with big sky views. Each suite has a secluded private viewing deck with intimate plunge pool. Within the spacious interior hot and cold air conditioning, an atmospheric fire place, large oval bath and romantic alfresco double showers make this a perfect bush retreat. A spa awaits for you to indulge in relaxation and pampering. Children 12 and over welcome.
Safari Lodge is secretly hidden up a kloof in the indigenous Valley Bushveld. African tribal design has inspired the creation of this intimate thatched lodge and its unique safari huts, which offer all of the creature comforts of a graded five star lodge. Soak in a luxurious double bath or splash off the dust in an outdoor shower before sharing your day's adventures around the fireside under a canopy of stars. On a recommended three day safari, experience game drives, … a river cruise and a guided walk. … Allow qualified therapist to leave you relaxed and revitalised. Children over 9 years are welcome. Your hosts are Mike and Justine Weeks.
Leeuwenbosch Country House
Built in 1908 and set in its own lovely garden, the Country House is a large and beautiful home, which offers true country living in every sense. Both spacious and comfortable, Leeuwenbosch offers en-suite bedrooms and a suite. Spend cheerful evenings in the old 1832 cellar pub where guests make many friends… … Shearers Lodge, set in the grounds of Leeuwenbosch, was originally built in 1930 and used for shearing and classing wool. Now, beautifully converted into four luxury en-suite bedrooms, one with a private lounge, all the rooms open on to a wide colonial verandah, overlooking indigenous gardens, rolling lawns and the quaintly charming Leeuwenbosch Chapel. Children are welcome. Children's programme available. Your hosts are the Fowlds family.
The Aloe Collection
Reed Valley Inn
Reed Valley farm, circa 1806 has been in the Weeks Family for five generations. Set in the historic farmyard, the country rooms once provided the old ‘mail wagon travellers’ a restful and safe haven whilst travelling the country, and today Rod and Tracy offer warm hospitality and great comfort. Each stylish room includes all comforts with separate entrance onto private patios. Hearty breakfasts and delicious lunches and dinners. Daily game drives. Convivial pub. Children 12 and over welcome.
Guests on this 1857 family farm are comfortably accommodated in the historic Settler farmhouse, "The Bottom House", or the elegantly restored Edwardian cottage, "The Top House". There is a choice of en-suite and serviced bedrooms with private lounges. Farm-style meals are usually taken in the main dining room. Morning and late afternoon safari-style game drives across the Reserve are arranged to suit your personal needs. Children over six years are welcome. Your hosts are Roger and Maryan Hart.
Woodbury Tented Camp
Set in the heart of Amakhala Game Reserve, overlooking the majestic plains where zebra and wildebeest roam. Tranquil surroundings and comfortable canvas tents allow guests to experience the bush at its best. Children welcome. Your hosts are the Gush Family.
This classic 1920’s style expedition camp is modelled on the heyday of exploration, that golden era when adventure lay around every corner. Our intimate camp offers you the opportunity to experience “Africa under canvas”, with crisp white 1900’s style safari tents fitted out with military campaign style furnishings; the choice of pioneers, hunters and explorers of that time. Your hosts are Riaan and Julie Brand.
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