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Amakhala Game Reserve

The Amakhala Game Reserve was born in 1999, as a joint conservation venture. Today, the eleven lodges are all accredited by the Tourism Grading Council and they  are largely owner managed by the descendants of the original families who arrived here with the British Settlers of 1820.

Amakhala Game Reserves’ aim is to marry this heritage with modern South African social and conservation goals.

The Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa label has been awarded to Amakhala lodges for their commitment to fair working conditions, ethical business practice and respect for human rights, culture and the environment.

The lodges offer various styles of accommodation, which include – among others – two gracious colonial homesteads, two classic bush lodges, an historic inn and a Settler farmhouse.

Amakhala Game Reserve is in the Greater Addo and Frontier Country region of the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa – is Malaria free – and is a mere 50 minute drive north-east of Port Elizabeth’s national airport!

HighlightsAmakhala Game Reserve lookout

  • Good sightings of elephant, lion, buffalo, cheetah and a variety of other game
  • Critically endangered rhino (both white and black)
  • Hyena and bat eared fox
  • Meet direct descendants of the 1820 settlers
  • Visit the Addo National Park from here


Amakhala Foundation

The Foundation was launched in 2009. It serves as the umbrella for the Reserve’s Social Development Program and the Conservation Center.

Its work is funded by donations, contributions from guests, and on a long-term basis by bed levies from Amakhala Game Reserve Cheetah at Sunsetthe individual lodges on the Reserve.

Add to this the typical warm hospitality of the Eastern Cape, and you will have a wonderful experience!

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