Children of any age are welcome. Children under 6 years are not allowed on game drives. Babysitting services are available.
All rooms have air conditioning and heating, mosquito nets, en-suite bathroom (bath and shower), mini bar fridge, tea/coffee making facilities, hair dyer, in-room safe, underfloor bathroom heating and a private deck.
The lodge has a communal swimming pool, a curio shop, in and outdoor dining facilities and a central fireplace. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in the lounge/bar area.
A laundry service (laundry bags are provided in the bathroom) is available at an additional cost.
American Express, MasterCard, Visa and Diners credit cards are accepted.
Fresh bottled water is provided in the lounge area with water bottles on your bed upon arrival. Tap water is derived from a bore hole and is not recommended for drinking.
Included in your stay are morning and evening game drives leaving from the lodge. You will be guided by informative, professional rangers through Amakhala Game Reserve in open Land Rovers.
Rooms are cleaned twice a day while guests are out on game drives, to avoid any disruption during your stay. The housekeeping staff are always available to assist guests wherever necessary.
A nice alternative safari activity during longer stays is a river cruise. The boat meanders down the Bushman’s river, beaming with incredible bird and plant life. The cruise is between 30 to 40 minutes to be enjoyed at your leisure with mouth-watering snacks and ice cold beverages. All river cruises are made by prior arrangement with the lodge on arrival.
Guided walks can also be arranged. The walks take place in the non 'Big 5" side of Amakhala Game Reserve and are led by a qualified game ranger (additional cost).
Guests can also explore the non Big 5 side of the reserve while on horseback. Duration is between 2-3 hours, departing at 10:30. Intermediate to experienced riders welcome. Minimum number of people is 2; maximum 6. Please make arrangements prior to travel or upon arrival. 24 hours notice must be given. This activity is an additional cost. A riding helmet will be provided.
The lodge has a pair of binoculars to rent from the front office at an additional fee.
Your rate includes a Conservation/Community Levy which will primarily fund the anti-poaching units and a dedicated rhino monitoring programme to preserve and protect the rhinos of Amakhala Game Reserve. In addition, a percentage of the Levy will also go to support their award-winning Conservation Education Programme, which enables local school children to visit the Amakhala Conservation Centre to learn about wildlife conservation and sustainability for future generations.
Bush Walks / Walking Safaris
The final decision on whether a guest can join a guided bush walk remains with the guide and lodge manager.