The Bush Lodge Luxury Game Lodge in Amakhala
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  • Property TypeGame Lodge
  • Guests16
  • Rooms/Units8
  • Minimum Stay2 Nights

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  • Listed on since November 2008

The Bush Lodge is a highly recommended Eastern Cape game lodge providing a wildlife experience for discerning tourists visiting Frontier Country.

About The Bush Lodge

The Bush Lodge is a proud member of the Heritage Collection on Amakhala Game Reserve. Situated in the malaria free, Greater Addo and Frontier Country area in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, this breathtaking reserve offers sightings of the Big 5 and numerous other species.

The Bush Lodge is only a 45 minute drive east of Port Elizabeth. Discreetly built in the bush at the top end of an open valley in the reserve, each of the rooms overlooks a watering point.

The guest reception is at Reed Valley Inn where guests are welcomed by our friendly staff. From there, guests are transported in an open Land Rover to the Bush Lodge.. Every guest is treated to a luxurious, friendly and exciting stay, synonymous with the Amakhala Heritage Collection standards.

At a Glance

  • All meals included
  • All of the Big 5
  • Guided game drives included
  • Malaria-free area
  • Safari / bush walks by arrangement
  • Conservation fee applicable


All buildings are thatched roofs, canvas wall and have wooden floors, built in the bush, against a back drop of aloe’s and indigenous fauna and flora, make the Bush Lodge a perfect African retreat.

Each of the 5 rustic luxury, tented suites have a secluded private viewing deck with private plunge pool. Within the spacious interior is a atmospheric fireplace, climate control and large oval bath, alfresco double showers, offer an unforgettable and exceptional romantic experience. Leisure time can be spent indulging in professional treatments in the privacy and comfort of the Spa .


Enjoy cuisine that excites the palate, hosted by local staff that are willing to attend to your every need.


A far cry from the average safari experience, the Bush Lodge provides undivided, personal attention ensuring your stay is pleasurable and unforgettable.


Amakhala 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. The land was used to ranch sheep and cattle up to the turn of the century. The challenge has been to re-establish the original flora and fauna species to the area and to return the land to nature.

Game & Wildlife Activities

Feel the heartbeat and rhythm of Africa as you become part of a Big 5 Safari Adventure on Amakhala Game Reserve. Morning and evening game drives by experienced rangers through Amakhala Game Reserve will leave you in awe of the diverse vegetation and spectacular scenery which abounds here.

For a change of pace, enjoy bird watching and game spotting along the lazy Bushman’s River during a cheese and wine boat cruise or canoe safari. In the evening, the fireside beckons you to share tales of your day’s adventure and enjoy canapés and pre-dinner drinks under a magnificent canopy of stars.

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Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Air-conditioning
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Fan(s)
  • Fireplace
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • International plug point(s)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Private pool
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities

On Site

  • Air-conditioning
  • Garden(s)
  • Health spa
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (off street)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Smoking: in demarcated areas
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool
  • Wake up calls

Food & Drink

  • Bar (fully licenced)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee
  • Restaurant / dining room
  • Room service


  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Airport transfers
fluentsome understanding

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Xhosa

Rooms & Rates

Select your check-in and check-out dates to view availability and the rates applicable.

King / Twin Tent

Built in the bush at the top end of an open valley in the reserve, each of the Double Luxury Tents overlook a watering point with sky views. All buildings are thatched roofs, tented walls and wooden floors.

Qty: 6
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Family Luxury Tent

Built in the bush at the top end of an open valley in the reserve, each of the Family Luxury Tents overlook a watering Kingsize bed with bath in main room, twin beds in second room with own toilet

Qty: 2
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 4 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

*All meals
*Selected house beverages
*2 game drive activities per day

*Premium branded beverages
*Telephone Calls
*Any item of a personal nature
* Conservation Levy R125 per night

Guest Reviews

2 Reviews from travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewexcellent

Superb experience.. the accommodation was lovely and the staff really couldn’t do enough for us!

October 2018

Ian Creamer (Newbury UK)

Verified reviewexcellent

Four of us spent a 2 day stay in late june and had a wonderful time.The food and accomadation were wonderful...I especially liked that they kept us extremely busy...2 outings a day (on water,in land rover..early am ...even night views ). Our ranger (Jenn) was extremely knowledgable and competent...made sure we saw every animal possible without us feeling we were a bother to them in any way ( a girrafe was sighted giving birth on our last trip out). All staff treated us with care, respect and good humour....I would highly reccomend a stay at the Bushman Lodge if you only have a few days for the safari experience !!!!!

June 2017

Art Tait (Belleville, Ont, Canada)

Need to Know

Response timeThe Bush Lodge typically responds to requests in 5-10 minutes.

Child policyRegret, no children under 6 years.

Closest airport(s)Port Elizabeth Airport - 65km

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 13h00
Check-out by 11h00

Payment methods accepted by the propertyAmerican Express, Visa, Mastercard, EFT or secure online payment via

Listed on since November 2008

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