Amakhala Safari Lodge-Amakhala Game Reserve

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12 outdoor pools
Minibar, in-room safe, individually furnished, free cribs/infant beds

Overview of Amakhala Safari Lodge-Amakhala Game Reserve

Amakhala Safari Lodge-Amakhala Game Reserve

5.0 star property
All-inclusive lodge with 12 outdoor pools, near Shamwari Game Reserve

9,2/10 Superb

13 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
The price is R8 928
Price available on 2022/06/29
N2 about 70km from Port Elizbaeth, on the way to Grahamstown, Paterson, Eastern Cape, 6130
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • 12 outdoor pools
  • Room service
  • Spa services
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Front desk safe
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Concierge services
For families
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Separate sitting area
  • Garden
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 72-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

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About this area

Getting around

  • Port Elizabeth (PLZ) - 61 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Amakhala Safari Lodge-Amakhala Game Reserve

Amakhala Safari Lodge-Amakhala Game Reserve offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for ZAR 980 per person one way. Guests can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant, or indulge in massages, facials, or body scrubs. Other highlights at this luxurious lodge include 12 outdoor pools, a bar/lounge, and a terrace. The pool and helpful staff get good marks from fellow travelers.


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

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Guest rooms kept vacant for 72 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
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 11 rooms


  • Check-in time from 12:30 PM - 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 15
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 7 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests must arrive before 2 PM to attend the game drive.

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 15


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free onsite valet parking


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast each morning 8 AM–11 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service

What to do

  • Safari
  • Golfing nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wedding services


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • 12 outdoor pools
  • Spa services
  • Massage/treatment rooms

Languages spoken

  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Xhosa

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes

Sleep well

  • Turndown service
  • Free crib/infant bed

What to enjoy

  • Private plunge pool
  • In-room massage
  • Furnished balcony/patio
  • Individually furnished
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

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

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

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).


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. There are massage/treatment rooms available. Services include facials, body scrubs, body treatments, and manicures and pedicures. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.


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

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Fair Trade Tourism, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

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 980 per person (one way)

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; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

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.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.


This property does not have elevators.

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

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

Amakhala Safari Lodge Paterson
Amakhala Safari Lodge-Amakhala Game Reserve Lodge Paterson
Amakhala Safari Paterson
Amakhala Safari Lodge-Amakhala Game Reserve Paterson
Amakhala Safari Amakhala Game
Amakhala Safari Lodge-Amakhala Game Reserve Lodge
Amakhala Safari Lodge-Amakhala Game Reserve Paterson
Amakhala Safari Lodge-Amakhala Game Reserve Lodge Paterson

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Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

10/10 Exceptional

Rustic luxury
Gorgeous rooms with private splash pools, delicious food, fabulous staff. Water hole at the lodge. The game drives are nicely timed and there is a good variety of animals. Easy to reach from PE or EL airport.
Shirley van, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Glad we chose Amakhala
We loved Amakhala, excellent game viewing, very good guides and friendly staff.
Graham, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

My husband and I stayed in November and had the most amazing time at this beautiful lodge. The room was well appointed and private. We stayed in room 2 which had a direct view of the watering hole and we had several visitors including Norman the elephant and water buffalo at night. I recommend requesting this room or rooms 1 - 4 if you want to be near the watering hole. Food was excellent and dinner was nice as all of the guests (only 11 rooms at the lodge) dinned together along with the guides, so we got to make friends. You get two drives a day with your stay. Morning drive at 7 am for about 3 hours, followed by breakfast (you get muffins and tea/coffee before the drive to hold you over). After breakfast you get a break for a few hours where you can enjoy your plunge pool, the hotel pool, or get a massage in your room if you like. Then afternoon drive, followed by dinner. After the drives, we were always greeted with drinks like a hot chocolate in the morning or a cocktail in the evening. Afternoon drives also stop at a scenic location for drinks and snacks. Our guide, nicknamed Fish, was great at finding animals and we got to see almost all of the animals we wanted. All in all, we had a wonderful stay and I highly recommend this lodge. The lodge is located about an hour's drive from Port Elizabeth.
2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

CORNEL, 3-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Safari camp well provisioned with lovely staff
Game quite limited but what we saw was good. You have to drive many miles to find them.
2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lovely location in the heart of the reserve.
We really enjoyed our first safari on the Amakhala Game Reserve. The Safari Lodge was extremely well located with good facilities. It was well laid out and comfortable. It was the staff, however, who made the stay so enjoyable. Excellent service and very friendly.
Jenny, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Personal Safari Lodge
Had an amazing safari experience! Fantastic Ranger, Ngurny and Amazing Host, Cameron! They were both very helpful and a pleasure to be around! The rooms were amazing and all the staff were very friendly. It was a very personal place to stay and very relaxing!
3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Excellent Safari experience
Booked this All inclusive Safari by recomendation.Did not go wrong.From the reception from staff members the first day to the wonderful facilities, everything was wonderful.2 game safaris daily,rangers expertise extraordinary.Loved it all.
Maria, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Outstanding Safari Experience
Visiting Amakala Safari Lodge was the perfect end to our SA trip. From the moment we arrived, the staff all really looked after us. We went out on 4 game drives which were spectacular, and our driver was both incredibly knowledgeable and friendly, making it a very enjoyable experience. The all inclusive menu was varied, delicious and plentiful and it was great having a selection of drinks included in the room too. The room itself was very spacious and felt quite luxurious whilst keeping its lodge-style charm, such as with the exhilarating outdoor (hot!) shower. This is one of the smaller game lodges, which on the plus side means it's slightly easier to spot the animals on game drives, however for those who have been to larger game drives it may feel a little too easy! However having experienced both, we absolutely loved our time here and would happily return.
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10/10 Exceptional

We spent nights at Amakhala as part of our South African tour and the place is amazing! Everything about the lodge is great! The perfect private lodges, the amazon food in the restaurant, the brilliant staff. The best part is the game drives. Up close to all the big animals including rhino and even a cheetah kill. The only thing that didn't work was the wifi. However, a couple of days meeting new people and sharing conversations and photos from the game drives make a pleasant change form a life online. Safari lodge makes is a fantastic safari stay.
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