Amakhala Private Game Reserve is located in the malaria free Eastern Cape of South Africa and began in 1999 as a joint conservation venture between the owners of six lodges who are direct descendants of the original Frontier settlers some five generations ago and arrived here with the British settlers of 1820.
The families originally settled to farm sheep and cattle on the wild and often hostile Zuurveld. Amakhala today with 7500 hectares is a unique conservation initiative that allows animals to be re-introduced to the area where they have roamed freely and so making a contribution of our natural heritage.
Woodbury Tented Camp
Woodbury Tented Camp consists of 8 large comfortable en-quite tents all on raised bases, each with their private decks, providing the seclusion, tranquility and an intimacy with the bush like no other. Each tent has king size or twin beds and your request with hot running water, electric blankets for those cold evenings, along with all of your amenities required to make your stay comfortable. There are also two family tents which adjoin on the balcony allowing families to enjoy the African bush together.
Guests are accommodated in 7 comfortable appointed stone-and-thatch sleeping lodges, beds are either king size or two singles on request, all connected by stone walkways tucked away into indigenous trees alive with birdsong. Each with air-conditioning (hot & cold), en-suite bathroom with heated floors and private deck with magnificent views over the plains. Within the portfolio are two family lodges which can sleep up to 4 guests separated by wall partition to provide privacy.
The Safari Lodge sleeps 24 people in 11 luxury suites complete with private plunge pools and separate lounge areas. Large beds draped with mosquito nets, sparkling wine on ice alongside a double bath filled with aromatherapy scented bubbles make this a favourite for honeymooners and the romantic at heart.
Each of the eight five star tents have open decks with a plunge pool, air-conditioning (hit & cold), fire place, large oval bath and outdoor shower. All buildings are thatched roofs, tented walls and have wooden floors. The main building has a large, comfortable lounge, dining area, pub and a 96sqm deck with outdoor and indoor fire place.
Bukela Game Lodge
The main lodge comprises of a reception, dining and sitting area with a central fireplace with internet as well as a large wooden pool deck overlooking a small dam frequented by buffalo. The four suites and two luxury tents are each individually styled in African simplicity while never compromising on luxury. Sleeps 2 guests and are privately located separate to the main lodge. Each suite is well appointed including, en-suite bathrooms, each with a spa bath and indoor and outdoor shower, central fire place, a private wooden deck, bar fridge and hot drinks amenities. Beds are king size or 2 single depending on guest requirement and all the suites are luxurious but the honeymoon suite has a huge four poster mahogany bed.