Renowned for its spectacular wildlife and significant conservation efforts, Amakhala Game Reserve offers the perfect malaria-free safari.

With breathtaking views and unforgettable Big Five encounters, Amakhala Game Reserve is dedicated to the preservation of its natural environment. Focusing on re-establishing the area’s original flora and fauna, the reserve is Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa (FTTSA) certified and has adopted a successful ecotourism practice.

Offering a range of diverse accommodation, there’s a style to suit every need and taste. While we have included our four favourite lodges, more are available on request. Featuring striking thatched roofs that are capped with stone, the signature style of Safari Lodge is apparent even from a distance. An undisturbed and serene retreat, canvas blinds open to reveal picturesque views of the waterhole where monkeys play and antelope and zebra drink. Offering uninterrupted views across a river plain, Hlosi Game Lodge offers intimate game-viewing, while Woodbury Lodge features Eastern Cape riverine bushveld at its best set against Bushman’s River valley. Bukela Game Lodge is an adults-only, romantic retreat that’s perfect for honeymooners.

Wake each morning for an open 4x4 safari game drive with your local guide, and enjoy another in the late evening. Heading out with professional rangers and trackers, you’re assured some spectacular photo opportunities. Stop off for tea, coffee and snacks in the morning and admire the sunset in style with a sundowner in the evening. Here, you can also enjoy cruises along the Bushman’s River and try to spot the majestic African fish eagle.

Top hotels in Amakhala Game Reserve