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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