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Safari Lodge - Amakhala Game Reserve

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Minibar, in-room safe, individually furnished, free cots/infant beds
Breakfast, lunch and dinner served, African cuisine
Separate bathtub and shower, deep-soaking bathtub, free toiletries
Breakfast, lunch and dinner served, African cuisine

Overview of Safari Lodge - Amakhala Game Reserve

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 £444
Price available on 15/4/2023
N2 about 70km from Port Elizbaeth, on the way to Grahamstown, Paterson, Eastern Cape, 6130

Guests rated this location 10.0/10 - Exceptional

Main amenities
  • 12 outdoor pools
  • Airport shuttle
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk safe
  • Garden
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Spa services
  • Terrace
Feel at home
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bath and shower
  • Separate sitting area

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Port Elizabeth (PLZ) - 57 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Paterson Café - 24 min drive

About this property

Safari Lodge - Amakhala Game Reserve

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 travellers.


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


Afrikaans, English, Spanish, Xhosa

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
The property is disinfected using an electrostatic spray
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C 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 sanitiser 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 until 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 on-site self-parking
  • Free on-site valet parking


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast each morning
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service

What to do

  • Safari
  • Golfing nearby


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


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


  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Xhosa

Room amenities

Home comfort

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

Sleep well

  • Free cot/infant bed
  • Turndown service

What to enjoy

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

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Deep-soaking bath
  • Separate bath and shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water
  • Fridge


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

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site 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.


On-site venue – This restaurant specialises in African cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Fair Trade Tourism, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and 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.

The property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray; 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.

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 sanitiser; 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.


<p>This property does not have lifts.</p><p>Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a security system and a first aid kit on site.</p> <p>This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.</p>

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

Frequently asked questions

Does Safari Lodge - Amakhala Game Reserve offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Safari 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 that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Safari Lodge - Amakhala Game Reserve?
As of 23 Mar 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Safari Lodge - Amakhala Game Reserve on 15 Apr 2023 start from £444, 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 Safari Lodge - Amakhala Game Reserve?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, 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 Safari Lodge - Amakhala Game Reserve?
Yes, there are 12 outdoor pools.
Are pets allowed at Safari Lodge - Amakhala Game Reserve?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Safari Lodge - Amakhala Game Reserve?
Yes, there's free self and valet parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Safari Lodge - Amakhala Game Reserve?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is ZAR 980 per person one way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Safari Lodge - Amakhala Game Reserve?
You can check in from 12:30 PM - 2 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
What is there to do at Safari Lodge - Amakhala Game Reserve and nearby?
On-site recreation at Safari Lodge - Amakhala Game Reserve includes game viewing, a wildlife and game drive and a safari. Enjoy a swim in one of the 12 outdoor swimming pools or use the lodge's other amenities, which include private plunge pools and spa services. Safari Lodge - Amakhala Game Reserve also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Safari Lodge - Amakhala Game Reserve?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant that offers African cuisine.
Does Safari Lodge - Amakhala Game Reserve have rooms with private hot tubs?
Yes, each room has a deep-soaking bath.
Does Safari Lodge - Amakhala Game Reserve have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a private plunge pool and a furnished balcony or patio.
What's the area around Safari Lodge - Amakhala Game Reserve like?
Safari Lodge - Amakhala Game Reserve is located a short 17-minute walk from Shamwari Game Reserve. Travellers say that this lodge is in a good location.







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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