Woodbury Lodge-Amakhala Game Reserve

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2 outdoor pools, sun loungers
Room (King/Twin) | Minibar, in-room safe
Family Room | Minibar, in-room safe
Room (King/Twin) | Minibar, in-room safe

Overview of Woodbury Lodge-Amakhala Game Reserve

Woodbury Lodge-Amakhala Game Reserve

4.0 star property
Mountain lodge with safari, near Amakhala Game Reserve

9,8/10 Exceptional

18 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
The price is R9 534
Price available on 2022/10/06
Situated in Amakhala Game Reserve, Follow N2, 75km from Port Elizabeth, Sidbury, Eastern Cape, 6139
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Computer station
  • Front desk safe
  • Laundry service
Feel at home
  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

Choose dates to view prices

About this area

Getting around

  • Port Elizabeth (PLZ) - 54 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Woodbury Lodge-Amakhala Game Reserve

4-star all-inclusive lodge in the mountains
Free cooked-to-order breakfast, game and wildlife viewing, and a roundtrip airport shuttle are just a few of the amenities provided at Woodbury Lodge-Amakhala Game Reserve. Be sure to enjoy international cuisine at the onsite restaurant. Stay connected with free WiFi in public areas, and guests can find other amenities such as a terrace and a garden.
Other perks at this lodge include:
  • 2 outdoor pools with sun loungers
  • Free self parking
  • A safari, coffee/tea in the lobby, and game drive on site
  • A computer station, a front desk safe, and a gift shop
  • Guest reviews say good things about the bar and helpful staff
Room features
All guestrooms at Woodbury Lodge-Amakhala Game Reserve offer thoughtful touches such as air conditioning, in addition to amenities like safes and minibars. Guests reviews say good things about the comfortable rooms at the property.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with separate tubs/showers and free toiletries
  • Furnished balconies or patios, refrigerators, and electric kettles


This lodge is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).

Food and beverages

All meals, snacks, and select beverages included


Afrikaans, English, Xhosa

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
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

  • 7 rooms


  • Check-in time from 1 PM - 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children (11 years old and younger) not allowed


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast each morning 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

What to do

  • Safari
  • Horse riding/rentals
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Working away

  • Computer station


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Pool loungers


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • 2 outdoor pools


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Xhosa

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Minibar
  • Electric kettle

Sleep well

  • Turndown service

What to enjoy

  • Furnished balcony/patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


This lodge is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).

Food and beverages

All meals, snacks, and select beverages included


Onsite venue - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Club Card: ZAR 140 per person, per night
  • Child's Club Card: ZAR 70 per night, (from 6 to 11 years old)
The mandatory club card fee comprises the daily conservation fee, collected by the property at check-out.

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-out is available.

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

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.


This property does not have elevators.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Woodbury Lodge Sidbury
Woodbury Lodge-Amakhala Game Reserve Lodge Sidbury
Woodbury Sidbury
Woodbury Lodge-Amakhala Game Reserve Sidbury
Woodbury Amakhala Game Reserv
Woodbury Amakhala Game Reserve
Woodbury Lodge-Amakhala Game Reserve Lodge
Woodbury Lodge-Amakhala Game Reserve Sidbury
Woodbury Lodge-Amakhala Game Reserve Lodge Sidbury

Frequently asked questions

Does Woodbury Lodge-Amakhala Game Reserve offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Woodbury Lodge-Amakhala Game Reserve does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Woodbury Lodge-Amakhala Game Reserve?
As of 04 October 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Woodbury Lodge-Amakhala Game Reserve on 06 October 2022 start from R9 534, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Woodbury Lodge-Amakhala Game Reserve?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Woodbury Lodge-Amakhala Game Reserve?
Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools.
Are pets allowed at Woodbury Lodge-Amakhala Game Reserve?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Woodbury Lodge-Amakhala Game Reserve?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Woodbury Lodge-Amakhala Game Reserve?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Woodbury Lodge-Amakhala Game Reserve?
You can check in from 1 PM - 2 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
What is there to do at Woodbury Lodge-Amakhala Game Reserve and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as horseback riding. Additional recreation onsite includes game viewing, a wildlife and game drive, and a safari. Enjoy a swim in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools or use the lodge's other amenities, which include a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Woodbury Lodge-Amakhala Game Reserve?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that offers international cuisine.
Does Woodbury Lodge-Amakhala Game Reserve have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a furnished balcony or patio.
What's the area around Woodbury Lodge-Amakhala Game Reserve like?
Woodbury Lodge-Amakhala Game Reserve is a short 1-minute walk from Amakhala Game Reserve and 6 minutes' walk from Shamwari Game Reserve.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

10/10 Exceptional

Woodbury is a small lodge which made it easy to get to know wveryone. The staff were wonderful; nothing was too much trouble to ensure we had a great experience. The food was fantastic and everything was homemade and delicious. We had an amazing time and can highly recommend it
2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

What can I say other than a wonderfully authentic game reserve with amazing staff and our guide Donovan was fabulous . Funny knowledgeable interesting safe and just so comfortable and attentive to all of us. He made our stay all the staff did. Just a beautiful place to feel at one with all what’s good about being on a game reserve. Not hoarders of tourists trying to see everything sometimes it seemed like just one vehicle in all that beautiful space. and not loads of trucks following each other like cattle . We had lovely story telling around the camp fire the Manager Tim joined us for dinner and shared his lifestyle of living and working in such a wonderful place. I would gladly have spent more time with them in that location truly a fab place to be. Hot chocolate at night was delicious and Poppy was a sweetheart, she could not do enough to make us feel at home. We didn’t have to wait for a barman we just helped ourselves and no one abused that privilege it felt like home. Great place
2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Intimate safari
We travelled here after 2 days in Camps Bay for a 3 night safari. Overall we had 6 game drives which enabled us to see 4 of the big 5! We didn’t manage to see a leapord unfortunately. We enjoyed our stay here as it worked for our next destination and we got to see plenty of animals.
3-night romance trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Wonderful lodge in a beautiful setting. We loved it and would definitely recommend it
3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

We spent 2 nights at Woodbury Lodge shortly after a 4 night stay in Sabi Sands, and were really glad that we did! The lodge is nicely located on a hill, very comfortable and with great views and throughout our short visit we were continually impressed by the service and friendliness of the staff. Our first drive shortly after we arrived was super! We really wanted to see a Cheetah (didn’t find one in Sabi Sands) and with Brad our guide we managed to see one. Brad has a great knowledge about wildlife, birds and plants and we saw a lot on the 4 drives, some of which we hadn‘t seen in Sabi Sands because of the different type of vegetation. On the last drive we saw 4 lions with a kill; just super! Also, they restricted the number of cars at a game sighting to 2, and kept a respectful distance from the animals while ensuring really good viewing. Food was good and plenty (they were happy to meet special requests), and the open bar made life easy not always having to wait for a bartender. We will definitely recommend Woodbury Lodge to our friends.
ChrisandConny, 2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

An excellently organised offering. Safari drives well thought out, accommodation, food and service all without fault. WiFi available in the main areas but not lodges no doubt with their attention to detail this will be resolved in due course. Highly recommended.
Michael, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Visit Woodbury Lodge
Our first Safari Experience. A lovely lodge in beautiful surroundings overlooking the Bushman's River and a large plain. Very comfortable room with all facilities provided as expected and advertised. Very welcoming staff who were always cheerful and obliging. Our Guide for our four drives was Seamus who went out of his way to ensure that they were enjoyable and very informative. We saw a terrific selection of wildlife including Lions, Rhinos, Giraffes and a multitude of others. Most of the food was very good although some was average. Overall very enjoyable and highly recommended.
Stuart, 2-night romance trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great hotel but staff make the place special
Rooms very comfortable and spacious. Main reason to stay is for access to the safari park which runs all around the lodge. All inclusive basis, with unlimited access to the self service bar - wine, beer , premium spirits etc. 2 game drives per day are included and the guides are first class - really get you up close to thje animals. there are plans for an extended sun deck and bigger pool, which will enhance the overall experience. Animals can be seen from the bedroom windows
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10/10 Exceptional

Excellent safari
Stayed 2 nights and went on four safari drives with Guide Ryan. Excellent experience especially seeing the elephants at the watering hall.
jeanette , 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Amazing stay at Woodbury Lodge
We had a wonderful two night stay at Woodbury Lodge. Tim was very responsive to emails I had sent months in advance of our stay. The lodge is conveniently located about an hour east of Port Elizabeth off of the N2; however, seems a world away from any city. Parking was available at the lodge. Upon arrival, we were promptly greeted, given a welcome drink, and shown to our room. The room is very spacious, clean, and comfortable and the entire lodge is set in a very peaceful and beautiful area. We loved having our breakfast and lunch outside and enjoyed the nightly fire. The food and drinks were excellent and included alcohol in the rate. The staff were all very helpful and friendly and it was great to have meals with the other guests staying at the lodge. We enjoyed our game drives and were able to see lions, elephants, cheetahs, giraffes, a water buffalo, and many different types of antelopes. Would definitely recommend Woodbury Lodge for a great safari in the Eastern Cape!
Verified Expedia guest review