South African Lodges
Address
Amakhala Game Reserve
Eastern Cape
South Africa
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Lodge Type
R8930.00SINGLE RATE
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The four-star HillsNek is a secluded and private lodge situated in the magnificent, Big Five Amakhala Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape of South Africa.  The reserve borders the famous Addo Elephant Park and the Shamwari Game Reserve. HillsNek is family friendly and lies in a malaria free area, making it a great holiday destination.

Rich in wildlife and with a range of exciting activities on offer, the lodge offers a perfect place for a family vacation. With only three suites available, the lodge also provides that intimate and private setting for romantic couples retreat.

Accommodation

This luxurious Lodge offers a private and secluded setting with only three tented suites available on the property. The tented suites are off the ground on stilts, and although they are away from the main lodge area, they are still joined by wooden walkways. The tented suites are made from thick canvas and offer 360-degree viewing decks.

Guests staying in the suites have their en-suite bathrooms with a large bath, and an outside shower is also available. The tented suites at HillsNek feature king size beds and also offer some amenities to make their stay that much more comfortable and enjoyable.

Activities

The exciting activities in the Amakhala Game Reserve are all based on the surrounding nature and environment.  Guests can enjoy game drives in open 4x4 vehicles into the reserve where they have the opportunity to experience all that this beautiful reserve has to offer.

While on the guided game drives, guests observe game such as elephants, lions, cheetahs, giraffes, rhinos and some buck and bird species.  The well-loved night drives are also available which provide some spectacular sightings of rare nocturnal animal species.

The thrilling bush walks are also a favourite activity at HillsNek. Guests get to explore the 'Big Five' free areas of the reserve being lead by an experienced guide.  While on the walking safari, visitors get to view zebra, buck and some insects and bird species while learning about animal tracks.

While partaking in a bush walk, guests also get to learn about the fauna and flora of the area as well as any interesting insects which live here.  The experienced and knowledgeable guide also answers any questions one might have during the walk.

While staying at the lodge, travellers can also enjoy a river cruise down the Bushman's River, or take a visit to the Amkhala Art and Craft Centre as well as Shamwari's Born Free Foundation. The crystal clear night skies which surround HillsNek in the evenings also provide a fantastic ground for star gazing.

Here are a few items guests should pack when visiting the Lodge:

  • Hat
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera (extra batteries)
  • Binoculars
  • Long tops and jerseys for the cooler evenings.

Below detailed information about the HillsNek Safaris is available.
For any queries regarding this hotel, you are welcome to contact us.

  • Bathrobe
  • Ensuite / Private bathroom
  • Heater in Room
  • Mini bar
  • Outside Shower
  • Standing Fan
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Writing desk

Restaurants

Dining at the HillsNek Safaris Lodge

The HillsNek Safaris Lodge in the Amakhala Game Reserve, Eastern Cape, offers a traditional safari dining experience.  The meals served at this luxurious game lodge in South Africa are all inspired by the African bush.

Game Drives

The HillsNek Safaris Game Lodge is in the beautiful, malaria free Amakhala Game Reserve, which borders both the Addo Elephant Park and the Shamwari Game Reserve making this area rich in wildlife.

Guests staying at the HillsNek Lodge enjoy thrilling game drives in open game viewing vehicles which are lead by experienced guides.

Adventurous night drives are also available where guests have the opportunity to observe the nocturnal animals which call the Amakhala Game Reserve home.  While on game drives, visitors can spot lion, cheetah, giraffe, elephant and many other magnificent African wildlife, including Africa's 'Big Five.'

Walking Safaris

For guests who want a unique, and active safari experience, the HillsNek Safari Lodge in South Africa's Eastern Cape offers memorable walking safaris.

Guests get to explore the wilderness on foot while being taught to track by an experienced guide.  The walking safaris occur in areas of the Amakhala Game Reserve, which are free from dangerous animals. On the bush walk, visitors get to view game such as zebra, giraffe and a variety of buck as well as smaller wildlife and birds.

Star Gazing

The Amakhala Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape of South Africa offers crystal clear skies which provided the perfect environment for star gazing.

Other activities available at HillsNek Safaris
The HillsNek Safaris Lodge, Eastern Cape, offers some other activities which guests can enjoy while staying at the lodge.
 
These activities include:
  •  Bird watching
  •  Visits to Shamwari's Born Free Foundation
  •  River cruises
  •  Visits to the Amakhala Art and Craft Centre.

  • Bar
  • Lounge
  • Parking
  • Swimming Pool
  • Viewing deck

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 13:30
  • Check out: 11:00
General Services
  • Airport transfers
  • Concierge services
  • Game drive safaris
  • Housekeeping service
  • Wake-up call
  • Walking safaris
Malaria and Animals
  • The HillsNek Safari Lodge nestles in the Amakhala Game Reserve, which is a malaria-free region of the Eastern Cape, South Africa.

    The Amakhala Game Reserve is known for its scenically beautiful landscape and is features five of South Africa’s seven biomes.  Amakhala is home to a great variety of animal species including the 'Big 5' and over 255 bird species.

Children Activities
  • The HillsNek Safaris Lodge in the Eastern Cape, specialSouth Africa, is an ideal game lodge getaway destination for families.  HillsNek Safaris is a very special place as families can stay in the family tent.

    The family tent has two separate tented bedrooms with an inter-leading door. With spectacular views of the plains, kids are drawn to admire the natural landscape surrounding the lodge and the magnificent wildlife. To accommodate for children’s early bed times, Amakhala's HillsNek Safaris Lodge offers earlier dinner times for children while providing a delicious kiddies meals.

    The children’s safari bags are very popular amongst the smaller guests and are excellent for during the interactive game drives. HillsNek prides itself on not having television or internet facilities as there is absolutely no need for it when staying there. Children are encouraged to explore nature and observe the unique African wildlife.

Available Rooms

Luxury Family Tent

# Rooms:
3
The HillsNek Safaris Lodge in the Eastern Cape of South Africa offers complete exclusiveness and privacy with only three tented suites available at the lodge. The suites are separate from the main lodge but can be assessed via walkways making traveling between the two areas comfortable for guests.
 
The safari tents at HillsNek in the Amakhala Game Reserve offer wrap-around decks so guests can take in the beautiful nature from every angle of the rooms. The safari tents are made from thick canvas and provide a truly spectacular safari experience while still benefiting from the added luxuries.
 

Luxury Family tent features:

  •  Large free standing bath tubs
  •  Outdoor shower
  •  King size beds
  •  Tea and coffee making facilities
  •  Fully stocked mini bars
  •  Desk
  •  Sitting area
  •  Heated bed sheets
  •  Oil heater
  •  Fan
  •  Outside sitting area
Single Room R7700
Double Room R10270

Safari Tent

# Rooms:
3

The HillsNek Safaris Lodge in the Eastern Cape of South Africa offers complete exclusiveness and privacy with only three tented suites available at the lodge. The suites are separate from the main lodge but can be accessed via walkways making traveling between the two areas comfortable for guests.

The safari tents at HillsNek in the Amakhala Game Reserve offer wrap-around decks so guests can take in the beautiful nature from every angle of the rooms. The safari tents are made from thick canvas and provide a truly spectacular safari experience while still benefiting from the added luxuries.

Safari tent features:

  • Large free standing bath tubs
  • Outdoor shower
  • King size beds
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Fully stocked mini bars
  • Desk
  • Sitting area
  • Heated bed sheets
  • Oil heater
  • Fan
  • Outside sitting area
  • Dining area.
Single Room R7700
Double Room R10270

HillsNek Safaris Specials

The specials listed below will automatically be offered to you when proceeding through the booking process.

The four-star HillsNek Safaris Lodge is a private lodge located in the 'Big Five' Amakhala Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape of South Africa.  The reserve borders the popular Addo Elephant Park and the Shamwari Game Reserve. Stay for 3 nights at this family-friendly lodge during the period May - July 2017 & May - June 2018, and only pay for 2 nights.

Included in the rate:

  • Luxurious accommodation
  • Meals
  • Selected house beverages
  • 2 safari activities

Excluded from the rate:

  • Items of a personal nature (telephone calls, gratuities etc)

Terms and Conditions:

  • Subject to availability
  • Only valid for a stay of 3 nights or longer
  • Valid May - July 2017 and May - June 2018
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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -33.512535

Longitude: 26.141549

Directions

Directions to HillsNek Safaris from Port Elizabeth:

1. Travel on the N2 towards Grahamstown
2. Go past the Shamwari turnoff on your left and continue straight for approximately 10km
3. Continue over a bridge where you travel about 200m until you see a big sign that reads Woodbury Lodge
4. Take the right exit under a thatched roof and continue to the Woodbury gate
5. You will approach a large gate where you will need to press the white button to enter.
6. Keep on the unpaved road until you come to a split where you will continue right following the signage that reads HillsNek and Conservation Centre
7. As you approach the Conservation Centre, you will see a sign that reads HillsNek Parking
8. Your ranger will be there to welcome you.

HillsNek Safaris
Amakhala Game Reserve, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Parking

On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

4 Star

Memberships

  • Portfolio of Country Places City and Safari Collection
  • Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
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