Amakhala Bush Lodge

Amakhala Bush Lodge

Amakhala Game Reserve

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Amakhala Bush Lodge

Amakhala Game Reserve

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Bush Lodge is situated in the 7,200 hectare Big 5 Amakhala Game Reserve. This beautifully designed lodge offers an intimate safari experience, situated right in the heart of the reserve at the top end of an open valley.

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.

The main lodge offers luxurious dining, splendid lounge areas and an expansive viewing deck with magnificent views of game-filled plains. 

Evenings are spent around the outdoor fireplace admiring the unspoilt African star-scape.

The lodge has just 8 suites, overlooking a watering point. Each suite has a thatched roof, with tented canvas sides, wooden floors, and an atmospheric fireplace. The spacious en-suite bathrooms offer a large oval bath and outdoor shower, and all the rooms are air-conditioned.

Each suite also has its own secluded private viewing deck with an intimate plunge pool, making this a truly wonderful and luxurious bush retreat.

Bush Lodge also has a spa offering a wide range of beauty treatments by a qualified beauty therapist, trained to pamper, soothe and relax!

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Our standard rates for a Luxury Tented Suite with Private Plunge Pool
1 August 2019 to 30 September 2019 GBP 308 USD 373 ZAR 5,628 EUR 336 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights
1 October 2019 to 30 November 2019 GBP 412 USD 498 ZAR 7,512 EUR 449 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights
1 December 2019 to 14 December 2019 GBP 412 USD 498 ZAR 7,512 EUR 449 per person sharingStandard Rate (1-2)1 to 2 nights
1 December 2019 to 14 December 2019 GBP 412 USD 498 ZAR 7,512 EUR 449 per person sharingStay Pay (3/2)3+ nights
15 December 2019 to 15 January 2020 GBP 473 USD 573 ZAR 8,637 EUR 516 per person sharingStandard Rate2+ nights
16 January 2020 to 30 April 2020 GBP 412 USD 498 ZAR 7,512 EUR 449 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights
1 May 2020 to 30 September 2020 GBP 339 USD 411 ZAR 6,193 EUR 370 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ 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.

In addition to the room rate, guests will also be charged the Amakhala Conservation Levy (pppn)
1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019 GBP 7 USD 8 ZAR 125 EUR 7 per person per nightStandard1+ nights

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Rates Include

All meals; all local beverages (excluding premium drinks); the Amakhala Conservation/Community Levy; and 2 shared game drives per day are included.

Children Policy

Children aged 12 years and older are welcome.

Special Offers


Amakhala Bush Lodge: Stay 3 nights for the price of 2

Free Night
Amakhala Bush Lodge: Stay 3 nights for the price of 2 Gomo Gomo Game Lodge

Code: SAF-04663

Stay for 3 nights for the price of 2 at Amakhala Bush Lodge in the Amakhala Game Reserve.

Valid:   1 December 2019  -  14 December 2019.

Book Before:   11 December 2019.

Example price for 2 people staying 3 nights from:

Example price based on staying in a Luxury Tented Suite with Private Plunge Pool between 1 December 2019 and 14 December 2019.

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All of the holidays we prepare are tailor-made, but this might give you an idea of how Amakhala Bush Lodge can be included in you own dream holiday.

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Destination: South Africa.

Stay in 5* accommodation throughout your holiday, ending in a small, intimate safari lodge with your own private plunge pool and viewing deck overlooking a waterhole.

This is a 12 night itinerary including Cape Town, The Cape Winelands, The Garden Route and Amakhala Game Reserve.

Based on 5 Star Accommodation:

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*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.

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Amakhala Bush Lodge Location.

Directions For Drivers

From Port Elizabeth: About 65 km from Port Elizabeth on the N2 to Grahamstown, there is the first road sign for Amakhala – marked Amakhala Day Safaris/Reed Valley Inn/Bush Lodge.

Follow the directions to Reed Valley Inn, where a ranger will transport you to Bush Lodge. Vehicles will remain at Reed Valley Inn.


General Information For Guests

Each suite has a secluded private viewing deck with a plunge pool, hot and cold air conditioning, ceiling fan, a fireplace, large oval bath and double outdoor shower, complimentary mini bar, tea/coffee making facilities, telephone, and an electronic safe.

The main building has a dining room, guest lounge, expansive viewing deck and an outdoor fireplace. Wi-Fi is offered in the main public areas.

American Express, MasterCard, Visa and Diners are accepted.

Activities include twice-daily game drives in an open game-viewing vehicle, river cruise by boat, optional visit to the Amakhala Art and Craft Centre (on request and additional cost), and an optional visit to the Born Free Foundation (on request and additional cost).

Spa treatments can be arranged (on request).

The guest reception is at the colonial Reed Valley Inn, from where guests are transferred into the reserve and onto Bush Lodge.

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.

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