Amakhala Game Reserve
Woodbury Lodge is located in heart of the Amakhala Game Reserve, a 7,200 hectare Big 5 malaria-free game reserve in the Eastern Cape and less than an hours drive from Port Elizabeth. The lodge is set on a hillside and boasts sweeping views across the reserve and towards the Bushmans River, and is divided by the N2 main highway.
Guests can go on morning and evening game drives in an open Land Rover in search of wildlife including lion, rhino, elephant, cheetah, buffalo, giraffe, black wildebeest, zebra, and over 16 antelope species.
After dark, the elusive nocturnal animals are searched out with the help of a spotlight as you drive through the reserve.
As part of one game drive during your stay, you can also enjoy a relaxing river cruise down the Bushmans River. Guided walks with one of the qualified rangers are also offered.
Designed with great care to blend in with the natural surroundings, the 6 thatched stone sleeping lodges are comfortably appointed, with en-suite bathrooms, and each boasts a unique and breathtaking view from their wooden decks.
There is a central dining room and barbecue area, plus a lounge bar and swimming pool for guest's enjoyment in-between game drives.
Amakhala Game Reserve also now offers a range of relaxing treatments by qualified beauty therapists, trained to pamper and soothe their clients - on request, guests can be taken over to the nearby Bush Lodge to enjoy their treatment.
|Our standard rates for a Family Chalet|
|1 May 2016 to 31 August 2016||GBP £ 180 US$ 238 ZAR 3,335 EUR 215||pps||Standard Rate (1-2)||1 to 2 nights|
|1 May 2016 to 31 August 2016||GBP £ 180 US$ 238 ZAR 3,335 EUR 215||pps||Stay Pay (3/2)||3+ nights|
|1 July 2016 to 30 September 2016||GBP £ 180 US$ 238 ZAR 3,335 EUR 215||pps||Standard Rate||1+ nights|
|1 September 2016 to 30 September 2016||GBP £ 180 US$ 238 ZAR 3,335 EUR 215||pps||Standard Rate||1+ nights|
|1 October 2016 to 14 December 2016||GBP £ 216 US$ 285 ZAR 3,990 EUR 257||pps||Standard Rate||1+ nights|
|15 December 2016 to 31 December 2016||GBP £ 231 US$ 305 ZAR 4,270 EUR 275||pps||Standard Rate||2+ nights|
|15 December 2016 to 15 January 2017||GBP £ 231 US$ 305 ZAR 4,270 EUR 275||pps||Standard Rate||2+ nights|
|16 January 2017 to 30 April 2017||GBP £ 216 US$ 285 ZAR 3,990 EUR 257||pps||Standard Rate||1+ nights|
|1 May 2017 to 31 August 2017||GBP £ 195 US$ 258 ZAR 3,615 EUR 233||pps||Standard Rate (1-2)||1 to 2 nights|
|1 May 2017 to 31 August 2017||GBP £ 195 US$ 258 ZAR 3,615 EUR 233||pps||Stay Pay (3/2)||3+ nights|
|1 September 2017 to 30 September 2017||GBP £ 195 US$ 258 ZAR 3,615 EUR 233||pps||Standard Rate||1+ nights|
|1 October 2017 to 14 December 2017||GBP £ 241 US$ 318 ZAR 4,455 EUR 287||pps||Standard Rate||1+ nights|
|15 December 2017 to 15 January 2018||GBP £ 261 US$ 345 ZAR 4,830 EUR 311||pps||Standard Rate||2+ nights|
|16 January 2018 to 30 April 2018||GBP £ 241 US$ 318 ZAR 4,455 EUR 287||pps||Standard Rate||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 (shared game drives, guided walks or night drives) are included.
Children of any age are welcome. Rates available on request. Children under 6 years are not allowed on game drives. Babysitting services are available.
All of the holidays we prepare are tailor-made, but this might give you an idea of how Woodbury Lodge can be included in you own dream holiday.
This 12 night itinerary for travel over the Christmas period may give Santa and his reindeer a slightly longer journey to get the presents to you, but we are sure he won't mind!
12 day itinerary.
*Prices are per person and are based on today's exchange rates. Exchange rates are subject to change and are updated daily.
Prices exclude international flights - ask us if you would like to include these.
Guest Rating: 4.9 / 5.0 based on 23 ratings
We had a wonderful time in SA. The accommodation was perfect in terms of variation and quality of experience. Everyone was very welcoming and Angie wanted to bring Bradley, the Cullinan concierge home with us, his manner and service were second to none. A township tour was an exceptional and educational experience to be recommended. Amakhala was great, we had a really knowledgeable and patient ranger with a wicked sense of humour in Jamie and the food was excellent. All in all a thoroughly great experience so thank you for all your help, I will recommend Travel Butlers to anyone I know who might wish to go to SA.
Our tracker/ranger Kyle was a natural gem and was a wealth of information and knowledge. The little shop could have been better stocked with small (beaded) souvenirs for purchase. The atmosphere and setting was perfect, the rooms were roomy, appropriately decorated and very comfortable. I could even watch the giraffes in the distance from the bathtub! The food was excellent, very tasty and plenty of it. All the inclusions made it a stress free time and the smallness of the lodge meant that we felt more like it was our home too. I would definitely return, and recommend to others!
Everything at Woodbury was great. Ranger was brilliant, food was very good and very plentiful. We couldn't fault anything apart from the elusive cheetahs! Would definitely recommend.
Woodbury Lodge was excellent!!! We had an amazing time and truly appreciate your help with the whole process:) If we make it back to South Africa we will for sure get in touch with you.
Amakhala = fantastic. Only high praise great food / accommodation / staff / trips = highly recommended. Hope to go back again one day! We would really like to thank you for helping plan our holiday.
We had a fabulous stay at Woodbury Lodge. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Our ranger, Tim, was extremely knowledgeable. There is a very good chef on site and the meals were wonderful. Oh yes, the weather was perfect and animal sightings were plentiful.
Woodbury Lodge was a great place to stay, people very friendly and helpful, small groups and excellent service / food and location, plenty to see each day, very dedicated staff. 10/10 - will stay again.
Just to say many thanks for your help and the game reserve (Woodbury Lodge) was fab...
Woodbury Lodge was absolutely brilliant. We will be back and will recommend to our friends.
Woodbury Lodge was our all-time favourite - really excellent accommodation, service,meals, game drives - all wonderful.
My experience at Woodbury Lodge was amazing. The staff was so professional, the food and atomsphere was extraordinary. I was so impressed with the game reserve and the wildlife that I was able to see. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone. Thank you for your help in booking this adventure for me.
We had a fantastic holiday thank you, so much so that I now want to emigrate to South Africa! Woodbury Lodge was perfect, we were totally spoilt and seeing the animals up close was amazing. Thank you for organizing the trip for us.
Just a short note to thank you for all the help you gave us in organising our holiday to South Africa recently. We both agree that it was very special and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, pity it had to end so quickly! Fiskaal Rd was excellent and extremely friendly but Woodbury Lodge was truly magnificent and we found everybody very welcoming and most hospitable! We have already recommended you and your company to many friends and colleagues and of course we will certainly be in touch when we need help with our next trip, however that may be a couple of years hence!! Once again many thanks for all your help and advice.
We had a great time at Woodbury Lodge, it was just what we had hoped for, and the staff went out of there way to accomodate our needs with the children. I would highly recommend the place for kids. We were initially told that all meals would be together with other guests which we were fine with, but as Emily (6yrs) and Tom (9yrs) had done the early morning drive and the evening one to 7.30 pm, the staff arranged a separate meal for the kids (which was not a regular service at the lodge) as they were tired out. Judy (ranger) also decided to do a drive working around the kids needs, ie taught the kids how to track animals by looking at the footprints, and spent time talking to them about the plants, colour of soils, etc ... We ended up having her to ourselves, and the kids learnt so much (they have been on a mini safari before), but this safari was less touristy and more of a personal service. The big bonus was seeing cheetah and some cubs which was a rare occurance!!! The accomodation was outstanding with lots of little extras ie a bottle of wine left each night on our pillow, with chocolates!! We intend to go back there again in 18 months time, as the game reserve with spectacular mountainous scenery, rivercruise and bush drives were breathtaking. Thank you for your efficiency and guidance/advice with arranging the safari and we will be in touch next time when we come out to Africa.
N AND G BENSON
Just wanted to say thank you for your help and advice with our arrangements for our SA trip over Christmas. We had a fantastic holiday, and the icing on the cake was the bush walk at Amakhala Woodbury on our last morning that you arranged as a special addition. What a way to finish!
Many thanks for your help with organising our recent holiday to South Africa it was fantastic. All travel arrangements flowed like a dream and the accommodation was superb everywhere, to be highly recommended. Whales were abundant which was the foremost highlight for me and the Dyer Island cruise well wothwhile despite us seeing numerous whales from land close up to shore. The children loved the safari (Woodbury Lodge)and our hosts exceeded the expected hospitality by far. Only the elusive cheetah wasn't playing the game! But the elephants more than made up for his shyness. Anyway, many thanks to you, you did a marvelous job and I would recommend your services highly to anyone, I shall be looking you up for next years trip for sure we just have to decide where is next on the map!
General Information For Guests
All rooms have air conditioning, en-suite bathroom (bath and shower), mini bar fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, hairdyers, in room safe, underfloor heating, private decks and large bathrooms with a view over the plains.
The lodge has a communal swimming pool, a curio shop, in and outdoor dining facilities and child minding facilities are available.
Amex, Master, Visa and Diners are accepted.
Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in the lounge/bar area.
Laundry bags are provided in the bathrooms and the laundry service is provided at an additional fee.
Rooms are cleaned twice daily while guests are out on their game drives, to avoid any disruption during your stay. The housekeeping staff are always available to assist guests wherever necessary.
The lodge has a pair of binoculars for rental from the front office at an additional fee.
Tap water is derived from a borehole and is not recommended for human consumption. Fresh filtered water is provided in the lounge area, and the water bottles found on your bed upon arrival can be used to carry water.
From Port Elizabeth: About 75 km from Port Elizabeth on the N2 to Grahamstown you will cross the Bushman’s River. Just after the bridge you will see the road sign for Woodbury Lodge. On your right hand side is a terracotta coloured wall with a thatched roof. Enter through the gate and follow the signs down to Woodbury Lodge.
Woodbury Lodge Map
This map was supplied by Woodbury Lodge.
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Woodbury Lodge was one of the top rated properties in our 2013 awards.
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