HillsNek Safari Camp-Amakhala Game Reserve

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Outdoor pool, free cabanas, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, free cabanas, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, free cabanas, sun loungers

Overview of HillsNek Safari Camp-Amakhala Game Reserve

HillsNek Safari Camp-Amakhala Game Reserve

4.0 star property
Mountain hotel with outdoor pool, near Amakhala Game Reserve

10,0/10 Exceptional

18 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Bathtub
Amakhala Game Reserve, Addo, Sidbury, Eastern Cape
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Room service
  • In-room childcare
  • Airport shuttle
  • Area shuttle
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Concierge services
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Terrace
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

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About this area

Getting around

  • Port Elizabeth (PLZ) - 77 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

HillsNek Safari Camp-Amakhala Game Reserve

HillsNek Safari Camp-Amakhala Game Reserve offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for ZAR 3200.00 per vehicle roundtrip. The restaurant is the perfect spot for a bite to eat, and after having fun at the outdoor pool, you can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. Other highlights at this upscale hotel include a poolside bar and a terrace. Fellow travelers like the helpful staff and family-friendly amenities.


English, Italian

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 4 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from noon - 5:00 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 15
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests will receive an email 48 hours before arrival with check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 1:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 15


  • Up to 2 children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • Babysitting*


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No onsite parking


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*


  • Area shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast each morning
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Barbecue grills
  • Private dining
  • Room service (limited hours)

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Children's games


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Free pool cabanas
  • Pool loungers


  • Built in 2008
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool
  • 24-hour pool access


  • No elevator (single level property)
  • Well-lit path to entrance


  • English
  • Italian

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Portable fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Bathrobes

Sleep well

  • Turndown service
  • Select Comfort mattress
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Deck or patio
  • Individually decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Electrical adapters/chargers

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Guidebooks/recommendations

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Destination fee: ZAR 125 per person, per night

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 3200.00 per vehicle (roundtrip)
  • Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Children & extra beds

  • In-room babysitting is available for an extra charge

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool open 24-hours

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


Some rooms at this property are not suitable for children. Please add child ages in the search parameters to display available rooms.

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit on site.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

HillsNek Safaris Hotel Sidbury
HillsNek Safaris Sidbury
HillsNek Safaris Hotel
HillsNek Safari Camp Sidbury
HillsNek Safari Camp-Amakhala Game Reserve Hotel
HillsNek Safari Camp-Amakhala Game Reserve Sidbury
HillsNek Safari Camp-Amakhala Game Reserve Hotel Sidbury

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Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful luxury lodge, fantastic staff, great hospitality and an amazing overall experience. Highly recommend!
L, 2-night trip
Verified Ebookers guest review

10/10 Exceptional

We stayed here for two nights and can't recommend it enough. The staff are so lovely. They make you feel so special and welcome when you come back to camp after a game drive. During a two night stay we had 4 game drives: we arrived at 1pm so we had one that afternoon, two the following day and one on the morning we left. You will see such a variety of animals and the guide seems to know everything about them and the park. Each drive is a new experience. The tents are basically lodges made our of canvas so you have all of the home comforts. The food is excellent and they accommodate any dietary preferences. All of the food and drink is included and they never let you go hungry. I can't speak more highly of the camp. It was an unforgettable experience.
Philip, 2-night romance trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Intimate safari break for the family
Fabulous private game reserve for a family break with kids aged 10 and 7. Close encounters with lions, cheetah, elephants, rhino and buffalo as well as a host of other animals. Staff looked after us very well and ranger (Byron) was brilliant. The elevated position of the luxury tent was perfect with views across the bush and tent had everything we needed. Kids had a blast.
Peter, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Lovely place
\We would certainly come back here and recommend. Lovely tent/bathroom - albeit it was well into the 30's and very hot in the room. Pool lovely and cooling. Wifi not great in room ( but they suggest its not ideal for a break - fair point!). Food great, but options a little limited. Sebaston the Guide was excellent, lovely place, lovely experience.
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

If going to Amakhala go here
Incredible. Brilliant lodge consisting of only four luxury tents in the middle of the game reserve. As many staff as there were guests. Excellent food and drink whenever you wanted it, the ranger Byron was fantastic at finding all the different game. Generally just incredible.
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Hillsnek was a luxury safari experience. From the wonderful tent, to the delicious and plentiful meals and snacks, everything was a delight. The game drives were so educational and awe inspiring. So many delightful animals and plants. The gorgeous scenery alone were worth it. Our ranger Matt was wonderful, clearly knowledgeable, enthusiastic and respectful of the environment and animals.
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Superb in every way
After ten days touring Cape Town and the Garden Route, Hillsnek was a perfect way to finish our holiday. We spent four nights there relaxing by the pool during the daytime, which was sandwiched between three hour game drives in the early morning and mid afternoon. A perfect compromise. The drives were always exciting and our ranger friendly and very knowledgeable.
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Amazing stay at Hillsnek! The staff could not be more accommodating to everyone's needs. The food that is served for breakfast, lunch and dinner are amazing as well. And of course, the game drives are unbelievable. We saw so many animals and learned so much, it was truly a one of a kind experience.
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Highly recommended
Highly recommended, especially for couples looking for a smaller more intimate safari lodge, definatly not suited for small children. Only has 4 tents, felt luxurious but also a little rustic which added to the experience. Great game too, saw plenty and did not feel contrived like at some game lodges. Friendly staff, experienced safari guides who really love and care about their jobs. Pool a little small and no air con, but you are in a tent! Menu is a little restricted as only 8 guests who all dine together at the same time. Make sure you tell them what you do and don;t like to eat and they will cater for it.
Verified Hotels.com guest review