Hlosi Game Lodge
Amakhala Game Reserve
Hlosi Game Lodge invites you to share understated luxury, to warm to true African hospitality, and find a restful intimacy in the Eastern Cape bushveld. Elephant herds line the horizon and cheetah settle silently in the long grass.
Situated in the 7,200 hectare Amakhala Game Reserve, and encompassing some of the most breathtaking scenery and ecosystems in the region, the reserve is divided by the N2 main highway. An abundance of game species roam the reserve including lion, elephant, cheetah, buffalo, zebra, giraffe and rhino.
A visit to a private game reserve can rank as one of life's most defining moments, and Hlosi Game Lodge endeavors to do just that. Guests can enjoy morning and evening safaris in open 4x4 Land Rovers (with a spotlight after dark), or choose to do a full day out in the bush, stopping for a picnic lunch, canoe trip on the Bushmans River for wonderful birding, a guided walk, or even tracking some of the larger species in the reserve.
This intimate lodge redefines exclusivity with 4 individually styled suites plus 2 family suites, designed to capture the spirit of a bygone era, while providing the luxuries of contemporary lodge living.
Each suite features a mini bar, fireplace, air-conditioning, private verandas, en-suite bathrooms with spa baths and showers, and a unique outside courtyard, ideal for starlit showers and each has uninterrupted views over the African bush.
Hlosi is ideal for families travelling with children, as the family suites comprises of 2 bedrooms, both en-suite, as well as a small kitchenette with microwave and fridge, to add to the convenience of a family holiday and a family-sized hot tub on the outside deck.
|Our standard rates for a Suite|
|1 May 2014 to 30 September 2014||GBP £ 162 US$ 274 ZAR 2,880 EUR 203||pps||Standard||1+ nights|
|1 October 2014 to 14 December 2014||GBP £ 207 US$ 350 ZAR 3,675 EUR 259||pps||Standard||1+ nights|
|15 December 2014 to 15 January 2015||GBP £ 217 US$ 368 ZAR 3,860 EUR 272||pps||Standard||1+ nights|
|16 January 2015 to 30 April 2015||GBP £ 207 US$ 350 ZAR 3,675 EUR 259||pps||Standard||1+ nights|
Prices are on a per person sharing basis (pps).Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.
All meals, sundowner drinks (excluding premium drinks) and 2 activities per day (game drives, guided walks or night drives) are included.
Children of any age are welcome. Rates available on request. Children 6 years and under are not allowed on normal game drives, but special 'Kiddies' game drives are available. Children over 6 are allowed on game drives at the discretion of the ranger. Baby sitters are available on request.
Book within 21 days of your stay at any of the 4* and 5* lodges on the Amakhala Game Reserve and pay only 50% of the rate.
Valid: 1 May 2014 - 30 September 2014.
Prices on request
A wide range of activities are available at dedicated times throughout the day. The Children's Coordinator will meet parents and children on arrival, to explain what activities are available, and schedule children's activities during guests' stay. Together with parents, a programme is tailored to suit weather, children's ages and availability of specialist staff for specific activities, which can include:
Kids Camp Safari – Get to know all the special secret places in the Camp. Your Ranger will show you where the frogs, special insects and cool plants hang out. You'll also learn to spot animal tracks.
Picnic in the bush – Head out with your Ranger for a kids-only picnic in the bush. Enjoy your kids safari treats, check out the beautiful plants, birds and insects, and see if you can be the first one to spot an animal.
Safari Cooks – Join the team of Chefs and Cooks to make your own safari pizza, safari bread and safari cookies. Bring your artistic talents and hungry tummies to this afternoon activity.
Safari Art - Make your own bush craft art, including beaded bracelets, cards and hanging mobiles. Learn how to make your own safari play dough, and make your own African animal shapes.
Treasure Hunt – Follow a map to find the secret treasure. Learn how to use a compass, the sun and the natural environment, to find your way. Look out for Pirates!
Face Painting - Have your face painted to look like your favourite animal.
Stargazing Safari – Watch the weather forecast for the best night for stargazing with your Ranger. Get snuggled up under a blanket with your hot chocolate and learn to spot all the different constellations in the African sky.
Swimming – Enjoy a fun day in the sun at the beautiful pool. Watch out for the elephants coming for a drink!
Kids Camp Out (6 years and above) – Come to a pyjama party in the Main Lodge: sit around the fire, toast marshmallows, play games, tell stories and sleep in the Lodge with your Ranger.
Hlosi Kids Chill Room – When you've had enough of listening to the grown-ups, enjoy your own chill out room with kids' books, toys and games, Playstation, Satellite TV with DVD.
Hlosi Kids Activity Book – Take some time with a cold drink to do the puzzles, crosswords, stories, secret codes, drawing in and colouring activities in your very own activity book.
Children 0-11 are accommodated on game drives, subject to the discretion of the Ranger. Children 6 years and over are permitted on game drives to view predators in the Northern Territories of the Reserve. The Hlosi Kids Safari activities are available to all children aged three and over. For younger children, a babysitting service is available at an additional cost. All swimming activities must be supervised by parents at all times.
General Information For Guests
Each suite has air conditioning, en-suite bathroom with spa bath and shower, outside courtyard with outdoor shower, mini bar fridge, tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryer, safe in room, underfloor heating, fire place and private verandah.
The lodge has a communal swimming pool, elegant lounge and dining area, splendid bar overlooking the swimming pool and waterhole.
Babysitting and massage therapist also available.
From Port Elizabeth: About 67 km from Port Elizabeth on the N2 to Grahamstown, turn right on the R342. This entrance is gated and you will need to sign in. Continue 4 km until you see the sign for Hlosi, turn right and continue to the lodge.
Hlosi Game Lodge Map
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