About Reed Valley Inn
Reed Valley Inn is a proud member of the heritage collection on Amakhala Game Reserve. Situated in the malaria free Frontier Country in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, this breath taking reserve offers exciting sightings of the Big 5 and a variety of other species. Reed Valley Inn is only a 45 minute drive east of Port Elizabeth. Situated on a farm yard, Reed Valley is steeped in history and comprises of historic en-suite country rooms, each with separate entrances onto private properties.
Reed Valley offers four historic country rooms, each with their own private entrance and patio. These rooms once provided rest and safe haven for the ‘mail wagon travellers’. Included on the grounds of Reed Valley is a large swimming pool that provides a welcome relief to the warm South African summer days.
All meals and activities are enjoyed from Reed Valleys 5 star sister lodge, Bush Lodge. This is where guests will enjoy a cuisine that excites the palate and leaves you to explore true African culture, hosted by local staff that are willing to attend to your every need.
Reed Valley is home to a variety of friendly staff all dedicated to making your stay as enjoyable as possible. At Reed Valley we strive to make your stay special by personalized attention and arrangements that are tailor-made to suit your requirements, from catering to safari experience and activities.
Amakhala Game Reserve is steeped in a rich conservation ethic that has been handed down over the generations. The reserve has a unique conservation initiative that allows animals to be re-introduced to the area where they once roamed freely and thus conserving our natural heritage. Before the Game Reserve was formed the land was used to farm sheep and cattle. The challenge has been to re-introduce the original flora and fauna species to the area.
Game and Wildlife Activities
During your stay you will be able to partake in two game drives held daily on our Big 5 game reserve. The game drives are conducted by our experienced rangers and will leave you in awe of the diverse vegetation and spectacular scenery that abounds the reserve.
The Amakhala Conservation Centre
The Amakhala Conservation Centre is largely funded through bed levies from the commercial lodges and donations. The centre is driven on three main objectives. Firstly, to promote environmental awareness and impart knowledge of the environment, economic and cultural importance of wildlife, wild areas and the functioning of natural ecosystems. Secondly, the centre aims to identify and support research projects that provide ecological and social information relevant to the management of the reserve and to wildlife conservation in general. Finally, the centre aims to encourage and advise on various conservation projects which will ensure the conservation of biodiversity and functioning of ecological systems.
Following the successful re-introduction of different species onto the Amakhala the conservation centre continues to investigate the reintroduction of other species such as the Cape Vulture.