This 7.000 ha park has seen the reintroduction of animals to an area of the Eastern Cape where they once roamed freely. Game drives and boat cruises up and down the Bushman’s River can mean sightings of all members of the Big 5, as well as the endemic black wildebeest and the rare Cape clawless otter. Guests can be accommodated in a selection of 10 luxury establishments throughout.
Hidden within the hills and valleys of the Eastern Cape Province, the magical Amakhala Game Reserve can be found. Surrounded by mountainous greenery and packed with diverse African wildlife to witness, Amakhala is the Big 5 private game reserve you cannot miss out on. Within the reserve, there is an assortment of 3, 4, and 5-star lodges to choose from, each accompanied by classic Eastern Cape hospitality, and remarkable wildlife opportunities. Supporting this reserve supports their dedication to conservation, specifically in protecting rhinos and preventing threats of poaching.
Day and night game viewing trips through the reserve to witness the thriving wildlife.
Saddle up with Amakhala Horse Trails and take an unobtrusive tour through the African bush.
Walk on the wild side with a guided walking tour through the reserve.
For a change of scenery, visit the nearby Addo Elephant National Park.
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Best time to go to Amakhala Game Reserve
January to May are the best months to visit this part of the country. Thanks to mild temperatures, and the oceanic climate, it won’t feel too hot or too cold. Wind and rain is also generally at a minimum, making it the perfect season for daily game drives. The area is rather humid, making the overall temperature edge on the tropical side. August until December is also just as pleasant as things become warmer after winter.
Featured Amakhala Game Reserve stays
Bukela Game Lodge
A stunning, serene lodge situated in the lush Amakhala Game Reserve