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Bush Lodge is situated in the 8,500 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 scenery is truly spectacular and guests are invited to enjoy the landscape from every possible angle - including sundowner canoe safaris and a cheese and wine boat cruise.

In addition, the Amakhala Horse Trails offers a unique perspective of the bush. Elevated on horseback, riders can enjoy incredible views of the surrounding landscape while riding quietly across terrain often inaccessible by vehicle. The unobtrusive nature of a horseback safari also allows for incredible animal sightings, as riders can get as close as 10 to 15 metres from wildlife such as eland, wildebeest, zebra, hartebeest and giraffe.

The main lodge has a splendid lounge area 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.

There is also a main swimming pool area with sun loungers.

The lodge has just 8 tented suites. Each suite has a thatched roof and tented canvas sides, wooden floors and a 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. Two of the suites are designed for families.

Bush Lodge also has a spa offering a wide range of beauty treatments by a qualified beauty therapist.

Featured Special Offer saf-5285

Amakhala Bush Lodge

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

Valid:   11 April 2024  -  31 August 2024.

Example price for 2 people staying 3 nights from:

Based on staying in a Luxury Tented Suite with Private Plunge Pool.

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Our standard rates for a Luxury Tented Suite with Private Plunge Pool
DatesPriceBasisTypeNights
21 August 2022 to 30 September 2022 GBP 315 USD 337 ZAR 5,989 EUR 350 per person sharingContracted FIT Rate1 to 2 nights
21 August 2022 to 30 September 2022 GBP 315 USD 337 ZAR 5,989 EUR 350 per person sharingContracted FIT Rate - Pay 2 Stay 33+ nights
1 October 2022 to 19 December 2022 GBP 376 USD 402 ZAR 7,140 EUR 417 per person sharingContracted FIT Rate1+ nights
20 December 2022 to 10 January 2023 GBP 431 USD 461 ZAR 8,181 EUR 478 per person sharingContracted FIT Rate2+ nights
11 January 2023 to 10 April 2023 GBP 376 USD 402 ZAR 7,140 EUR 417 per person sharingContracted FIT Rate1+ nights
11 April 2023 to 30 September 2023 GBP 315 USD 337 ZAR 5,989 EUR 350 per person sharingContracted FIT Rate1 to 2 nights
11 April 2023 to 30 September 2023 GBP 315 USD 337 ZAR 5,989 EUR 350 per person sharingContracted FIT Rate - Pay 2 Stay 33+ nights
1 October 2023 to 19 December 2023 GBP 410 USD 439 ZAR 7,796 EUR 455 per person sharingContracted FIT Rate1+ nights
20 December 2023 to 10 January 2024 GBP 470 USD 503 ZAR 8,928 EUR 522 per person sharingContracted FIT Rate2+ nights
11 January 2024 to 10 April 2024 GBP 410 USD 439 ZAR 7,796 EUR 455 per person sharingContracted FIT Rate1+ nights
11 April 2024 to 31 August 2024 GBP 344 USD 368 ZAR 6,540 EUR 382 per person sharingContracted FIT Rate1 to 2 nights
11 April 2024 to 31 August 2024 GBP 344 USD 368 ZAR 6,540 EUR 382 per person sharingContracted FIT Rate - Pay 2 Stay 33+ 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)
DatesPriceBasisTypeNights
1 March 2020 to 30 September 2023 GBP 7 USD 8 ZAR 140 EUR 8 per person per nightStandard1+ nights
1 October 2023 to 31 August 2024 GBP 8 USD 9 ZAR 160 EUR 9 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-5283


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

Valid:   21 August 2022  -  30 September 2022.

Book Before:   27 September 2022.

Example price for 2 people staying 3 nights from:

Example price based on staying in a Luxury Tented Suite with Private Plunge Pool between 21 August 2022 and 30 September 2022.

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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-5284


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

Valid:   11 April 2023  -  30 September 2023.

Book Before:   27 September 2023.

Example price for 2 people staying 3 nights from:

Example price based on staying in a Luxury Tented Suite with Private Plunge Pool between 11 April 2023 and 30 September 2023.

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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-5285


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

Valid:   11 April 2024  -  31 August 2024.

Book Before:   28 August 2024.

Example price for 2 people staying 3 nights from:

Example price based on staying in a Luxury Tented Suite with Private Plunge Pool between 11 April 2024 and 31 August 2024.

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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.

Cape Town, Garden Route and Big 5 Safari

Featured Accommodation

The Dock House
The Dock House
Cape Town
The Last Word Franschhoek
Last Word Franschhoek
The Cape Winelands
St James of Knysna
St James of Knysna
The Garden Route
Amakhala Bush Lodge
Amakhala Bush Lodge
Amakhala Game Reserve

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:

  • 4 Nights at The Dock House
  • 2 Nights at The Last Word Franschhoek
  • 3 Nights at St James of Knysna
  • 3 Nights at Amakhala Bush Lodge
Price Per Person From

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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/Knysna: Follow the N2, taking the N2 slip road (exit 797) heading towards Grahamstown. About 70 km after Port Elizabeth, there is the first road sign for Amakhala – marked Amakhala Day Safaris/Reed Valley Inn/Bush Lodge.

Follow the directions to Reed Valley Inn (on the right hand side), 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, 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. Complimentary Wi-Fi is offered in the main public areas.

The game drives take place every morning and afternoon. You will be guided by informative, professional rangers through Amakhala Game Reserve in open Land Rovers.

The Amakhala Horse Trails caters for small groups of up to 6 intermediate to experienced riders. Experienced younger riders between 10 and 15 years old may also join, if accompanied by a parent or guardian. Horseback safaris typically last between 2 to 3 hours, and the speed of the trail ride is adjusted to the riders' level of experience. This allows plenty of time for wildlife viewing and finding the perfect spot to rest the horses and enjoy refreshments and snacks.

Spa treatments can also 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.

A laundry service is available (additional cost).

American Express, MasterCard, Visa and Diners are accepted.

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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