Amakhala is situated only 60 km from Port Elizabeth in the heart of the Eastern Cape. It is named after the Xhosa word meaning ‘Aloe’, the prolific indigenous plant found in this province. This game reserve is a unique conservation initiative that allows animals to be re-introduced to the area where they once roamed freely. The 5000-hectare game reserve creates an ideal environment for an unforgettable safari backed by breathtaking views of the Bushman’s River.
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"The knowledge of our safari ranger and tracker was amazing. To see the animals at such close range, yet in a natural surrounding was unbelievable. We saw a lioness stalk and kill her prey which was sad yet incredible, after all it is what happens for their survival. The elephant drinking out of our plunge pool outside our lodge was the icing on the cake. The food and menus at the Great Fish River Lodge was excellent. I cannot fault the accommodation, food, or the staff they were fabulous.
Mrs Margaret Lambelle"
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"There was no one inspirational moment as there were so many! I shall never forget our granddaughter's wow moment when she saw the first elephant so close to our vehicle at Shamwari Game reserve.
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"Difficult to choose between the tracking and finding of desert elephants in Damaraland, and the safari drive in Erindi, where we saw a host of different animals and witnessed a kill (two cheetahs on a springbok). Both expeditions were enhanced by the jeep drivers who showed enthusiasm, persistence and knowledge.
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