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Woodbury Lodge

Amakhala Game Reserve

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Woodbury Lodge

Amakhala Game Reserve

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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.

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Our standard rates for a Standard Chalet
DatesPriceBasisRate NameNights
1 September 2017 to 30 September 2017 GBP £ 213 US$ 279 ZAR 3,615 EUR 234 ppsStandard Rate1+ nights
1 October 2017 to 30 November 2017 GBP £ 262 US$ 343 ZAR 4,455 EUR 288 ppsStandard Rate1+ nights
1 December 2017 to 14 December 2017 GBP £ 262 US$ 343 ZAR 4,455 EUR 288 ppsStay Pay (3/2)3+ nights
1 December 2017 to 14 December 2017 GBP £ 262 US$ 343 ZAR 4,455 EUR 288 ppsStandard Rate (1-2)1 to 2 nights
1 October 2017 to 14 December 2017 GBP £ 262 US$ 343 ZAR 4,455 EUR 288 ppsStandard Rate1+ nights
15 December 2017 to 15 January 2018 GBP £ 284 US$ 372 ZAR 4,825 EUR 312 ppsStandard Rate2+ nights
16 January 2018 to 30 April 2018 GBP £ 262 US$ 343 ZAR 4,455 EUR 288 ppsStandard Rate1+ nights
1 May 2018 to 30 June 2018 GBP £ 235 US$ 307 ZAR 3,990 EUR 258 ppsStandard Rate (1-2)1 to 2 nights
1 May 2018 to 30 June 2018 GBP £ 235 US$ 307 ZAR 3,990 EUR 258 ppsStay Pay (3/2)3+ nights
1 July 2018 to 30 September 2018 GBP £ 235 US$ 307 ZAR 3,990 EUR 258 ppsStandard Rate1+ nights
1 October 2018 to 14 December 2018 GBP £ 295 US$ 386 ZAR 5,015 EUR 325 ppsStandard Rate1+ nights
15 December 2018 to 28 February 2019 GBP £ 317 US$ 415 ZAR 5,385 EUR 348 ppsStandard Rate1+ nights
1 March 2019 to 30 April 2019 GBP £ 295 US$ 386 ZAR 5,015 EUR 325 ppsStandard 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.

All meals; all locals beverages (excluding premium drinks); and 2 shared game drives per day. Guided walks on request.

Children of any age are welcome. Rates available on request. Children under 6 years are not allowed on game drives. Babysitting services are available.

Special Offers

Amakhala Offer: Stay 3 nights for the price of 2
Code: SAF-04065
Valid:   1 December 2017  -  14 December 2017.

Stay for 3 nights for the price of 2 at selected lodges and camp in the Amakhala Game Reserve.

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Selected Amakhala Lodges: Stay 3 nights for the price of 2
Code: SAF-04067
Valid:   1 May 2018  -  30 June 2018.

Stay for 3 nights for the price of 2 at Bukela Lodge, Hlosi and Woodbury Lodge in the Amakhala Game Reserve.

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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.

Suggested Itineraries

Christmas in the Cape

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 including Amakhala Game Reserve, Cape Town, The Garden Route, Port Elizabeth and The Klein Karoo.


Prices from pp*
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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.

Guest Rating: 4.9 / 5.0 based on 25 ratings

Start TestimonialWe 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. End Testimonial


Start TestimonialOur 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! End Testimonial


Start TestimonialEverything 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. End Testimonial


Start TestimonialWoodbury 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.End Testimonial


Start TestimonialAmakhala = 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.End Testimonial


Start TestimonialWe 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.End Testimonial


Start TestimonialWoodbury 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.End Testimonial


Start TestimonialJust to say many thanks for your help and the game reserve (Woodbury Lodge) was fab...End Testimonial


Start TestimonialWoodbury Lodge was absolutely brilliant. We will be back and will recommend to our friends.End Testimonial


Start TestimonialWoodbury Lodge was our all-time favourite - really excellent accommodation, service,meals, game drives - all wonderful.End Testimonial


Start TestimonialMy 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.End Testimonial


Start TestimonialWe 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.End Testimonial


Start TestimonialJust 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.End Testimonial


Start TestimonialWe 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.End Testimonial


Start TestimonialJust 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!End Testimonial


Start TestimonialMany 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!End Testimonial


Woodbury Lodge Location

Directions For Drivers

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.

General Information For Guests

All rooms have air conditioning/heating, mosquito nets, en-suite bathroom (bath and shower), mini bar fridge, tea/coffee making facilities, a hairdyer, 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.

A laundry service (laundry bags are provided in the bathroom) and a babysitting service are available at an additional cost.

Amex, MasterCard, Visa and Diners credit cards are accepted.

Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in the lounge/bar area.

Fresh bottled water is provided in the lounge area with water bottles on your bed upon arrival. Tap water is derived from a borehole and is not recommended for human consumption

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.

Other activities that you can partake in during your stay are boat trips, nght game drivess and horse trails on the non Big 5 areas of the reserve. All are available at an additional fee to your stay.

The lodge has a pair of binoculars for rental from the front office at an additional fee.

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