What to do at Amakhala Game Reserve

Amakhala Game Reserve offers malaria-free Big Five safaris in South Africa and is a great venue for a family getaway or a romantic and intimate wedding in the wild.

On a malaria-free Big Five safari in South Africa at Amakhala Game Reserve, guests can also enjoy bush walks and game drives in the morning and evening. River Cruises meander along the Bushman’s River whilst thrilling night drives discover nocturnal creatures of the African Bush. The Whisper Room at Bush Lodge is a peaceful retreat for therapeutic treatments.

Amakhala Game Reserve provides various game viewing activities which explore the flora, fauna and birdlife of the malaria-free Eastern Cape. Game drives set off in open Land Rovers with professional rangers on a Big Five safari in South Africa. Amakhala has diverse vegetation and beautiful scenery.

Game that can be seen include Lion, Black and White Rhino, Elephant, Buffalo, Leopard, Cheetah, Giraffe, Black Wildebeest, Zebra, Tortoise and over 16 antelope species. Elusive animals such as the Hyena and Bat eared Fox may also be spotted. Night drives stop for cheese and wine sundowners before searching for seldom seen nocturnal animals such as Lynx, Porcupine and Spring Hare.

Guests can also enjoy birding safaris at Amakhala Game Reserve or uncover secret places like the prehistoric bushman burial ground or the site of Africa's most ancient dinosaur fossil finds. For a change of pace there are peaceful cruises along the twists and turns of the Bushman’s River which leads down to the sea and pristine Eastern Cape beaches.

Day visits to Amakhala Game Reserve

For those short of time Amakhala Game Reserve offers wonderful day safaris with experienced rangers. These game viewing adventures unfold over 6 hours and include welcome drinks, a game drive, a river cruise and a sumptuous picnic lunch in the bush.

Eastern Cape attractions near Amakhala Game Reserve

  • Addo Elephant National Park
  • Addo Elephant back safaris
  • Born Free Foundation at Shamwari Game Reserve
  • Alan Weyer 'Spirits of the past' historical and battle field tour
  • Transfrontier historic tours and Port Elizabeth day tours
  • Eastern Cape beaches
  • Golf at Bushman Sands – 18-hole Gary Player design course
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