• 11 Luxury Safari Suites
  • Amakhala Game Reserve
  • Exceptional Big Five viewing
  • Award winning & excellently rated

The striking stone-capped roof tops of Amakhala Safari Lodge welcome guests to a rustic, African tribal-style safari accommodation with all the comforts of a luxury retreat. Standing within the dense African bushveld of the compact Amakhala Game Reserve, the lodge offers guests the chance to bathe in the sounds of nature.

The compact nature of the game reserve ensures that game-viewing is consistent. Day and night game drives will give guests plenty of opportunities to spot the Big 5, as well as giraffe, wildebeest, and zebra to name a few. The majestic Bushman’s River winds its way through the reserve and is ideal for boat cruises.

By combining the solid walls of a conventional room and the canvas drop blinds of a tent in front, the 11 safari suites are designed in a way that enhances both the luxury and rustic elements of the lodge. Opening the drop blind will treat guests to an uninterrupted view of the bush, with certain suites looking out directly on to the waterhole. The pool overlooking the lush African bushveld is perfect for relaxation.


  • Rustic, African tribal-style design;
  • Located in the Amakhala Game Reserve;
  • Relaxing pool overlooks the lush African bushveld;
  • Friendly and professional staff;
  • Big 5 territory;
  • Malaria-free area.



  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Fireplace
  • Internet Access
  • Gift shop
  • Lounge
  • Laundry
  • Secure Parking
  • Malaria Free


Room typeFeaturesRates
Luxury Suite
Amakhala Safari Lodge

Available: 11 suites

Unit Sleeps: 2 adults

Check-in: From 2:00 PM

Check-out: To 11:00 AM

Show Room Info
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fan
  • Mini Bar
  • Tea / Coffee
  • Balcony / Deck
  • Lounge Area
  • En-Suite
  • Shower
  • Hair Dryer
  • Dressing Gowns
  • Pure Cotton Linen
  • Private Pool / Jacuzzi
  • Fridge
  • Safe
  • More

    FROM R5130

    TO R9828

    Per person per night sharing

    Enquire Now What's Included Seasonal Rates


    The Amakhala Game Reserve is known for its incredible beauty and the incredible amount of wildlife that call the malaria-free Eastern Cape bush home. Amakhala houses the renowned Big 5, which is made up of an elephant, rhino, lion, leopard, and buffalo. As well as the Big 5, Amakhala is also home to zebra, giraffe, wildebeest, antelope, cheetah, warthogs and a stunning array of colorful birds, that can be heard chirping and fluttering overhead, providing a soundtrack to your safari.

    Each accommodation in Amakhala provides guests with personalized activities that can be enjoyed with the accommodation serving as a base. Safari Lodge offers each of their guests’ two stunning safaris a day. Guests will embark on two jam-packed safari adventures with trained guides who know just where to find some of the best wildlife South Africa has to offer. Guests will have the best chances to encounter these amazing animals!

    • Game Drives
    • Swimming
    • Bird Watching
    • Game Walks
    • Game Viewing
    • Safaris
    • Walks
    • Boating


    Low Season

    DatesRoom TypeBoard BasisRate
    01 May 2019 - 30 Sep 2019Luxury SuitePer person per night sharing From R5130
    Per person per night single From R6669

    High Season

    DatesRoom TypeBoard BasisRate
    15 Dec 2018 - 28 Feb 2019Luxury SuitePer person per night sharing From R6950
    Per person per night single From R9035
    01 Mar 2019 - 30 Apr 2019Luxury SuitePer person per night sharing From R6340
    Per person per night single From R8242
    01 Oct 2019 - 14 Dec 2019Luxury SuitePer person per night sharing From R6850
    Per person per night single From R8905
    15 Dec 2019 - 28 Feb 2020Luxury SuitePer person per night sharing From R7560
    Per person per night single From R9828


    The all­-inclusive rate per person per night includes:

    • Accommodation
    • Game drives
    • All Meals
    • Teas and coffees
    • VAT at 15%
    • House beverages


    Based on 250 Reviews

    Amakhala Game Reserve

    “An amazing experience”

    My wife and I recently had a three night stay at the Amakhala Safari Lodge as part of our trip to South Africa and we find it to be one of the most amazing experiences of our lives. The accommodation is superb, the food wonderful and the wildlife viewing was simply awesome. The staff were all wonderful but we must single out Bulelani (Our butler) who was always helpful and cheery and Mnoni (Our ranger) who always found the animals and gave us a fund of stories from his experience. If I was ever to go back to South Africa then I would have no hesitation in going back to Amakhala Safari Lodge.

    ~ Tonypembs ~ Penrith, United Kingdom
    Amakhala Game Reserve

    “Amazing time”

    Wow, what a stunning place. We were so lucky enough to have stayed in lodge 3, overlooking the watering hole. The lodge was stunning, clean and more than we could have imagined. The facilities were amazing. The staff very attentive, friendly and helpful. Our safari guide Nonni (that’s how his name sounded but not sure about the spelling) was an amazing chap. He took us on several drives and fed us full of so much knowledge about all the wildlife we saw. It was a real pleasure to be with him. We would highly recommend this base to see and experience a safari and holiday of a lifetime. Thank you.

    ~ Nigel C ~ Pool, United Kingdom
    Amakhala Game Reserve

    “A real bush experience”

    From the moment we arrived the staff made you feel welcome.Our room was very luxurious and tastefully decorated.We had an outside shower and a small Roman Bath/Pool to dip in.Our guide was extremely knowledgeable in regards to the animals and also the birds and plants.We got really close to the animals on our game drives.
    I would recommend this lodge and experience as it exceeded my expectations.I hope to return there sometime in the future.

    ~ Marc C ~ Cape Town Central, South Africa
    Amakhala Game Reserve

    “Wonderful experience a lifetime memory”

    The lodge was amazing, absolute luxury. Our guide, Ngame was fantastic – great knowledge of the animals, the environment and the history – he really went the extra mile to make our safaris memorable. Groups were small and we saw so many animals. The staff were all attentive and friendly and the food fantastic. Getting to share the adventure with other guests added to the experience.

    ~ annettef953 ~ Sydney, Australia

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