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Amakhala Woodbury Tented Camp

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- Well located for exploring Amakhala Game Reserve
- Game drives, boat tours, horseback rides and walks all available
- Raised tents with private decks

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This welcoming, family-run campsite is located in Amakhala Game Reserve, one of many protected areas in the Eastern Cape province. The campsite is built up on a hillside and overlooks an ancient floodplain, offering spectacular views of the reserve, which is completely malaria-free. Its ongoing aim is to provide all those who book a stay with an authentic safari experience. Guests can look forward to going out on exciting game drives, which offer the chance to spot the Big 5 and many other wild animals roaming free in their natural habitats. For many, the drives are very much the highlight of staying here.

A maximum of twenty people can be accommodate at the camp at any time. There are ten tents in total, each one housing two people. Families looking to stay here can book two adjoining tents together. All of the tents are roomy and spacious. They’re set on raised bases and come with their own private deck area, along with an en-suite bathroom consisting of a wash basin and shower (hot running water is supplied). Guests can choose between twin beds or a king size bed, with electric blankets provided on colder nights. Two of the tents are set amongst the trees, while the remaining eight are out in the open, offering views of the reserve and the chance to spot nearby wildlife. To make guests’ stay comfortable and hassle-free, all of the tents come with tea and coffee making facilities and have electricity available.

Amakhala Game Reserve was formed in 1999 when six families agreed to combine their farmland together into a single, private reserve and return the land to its natural state. The camp’s game drives take place twice daily - one in the evening and one in the early morning. Both of them are led by knowledgeable, enthusiastic guides, who are keen to showcase the reserve’s diverse vegetation, captivating landscapes and fascinating wildlife. While the drives are very worthwhile, there are other ways to see the reserve. Guests can go on leisurely horse rides along scenic trails, sail down the river on relaxing boat tours and take part in guided bush walks.

The camp has a curio shop selling an array of souvenirs and mementos, along with a swimming pool. Three meals a day are provided. Dinner consists of three courses and is served in the main dining area; guests may even have the chance to enjoy a traditional ‘braai’, a South African buffet-style barbecue.

The game drives here are only available for those aged six and above. The camp doesn’t cater for babies and children up to the age of five.

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  • Hi Lisa, We had a fabulous time thank you. The accommodation and other ideation were all terrific - that’s so much for your help. The apartment in Cape Town was particularly good - we would never have found that: Boschendal was great as well and game lodge was superb. Thanks again, Alistair

    MissingAlistair A reviewing Cape Town, Garden Route and Kruger on 28 April 2023

  • Dear Lisa,
    We have just returned from South Africa and wanted to pass on our huge thanks for helping to organise such a fantastic holiday. The entire trip was amazing - accommodation was first class. The safari was incredible!
    We'll be sure to get in touch when we're next planning an adventure!
    Best wishes, Ed & Jane

    MissingRoy P reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 17 April 2023

  • Can't praise tour dust enough, they helped us to create a holiday of a lifetime that has given us family memories we will treasure forever. From start to finish the whole experience was exactly what we wanted and more. Due to covid we waited 2 and a half years for this trip but worth the wait.

    MissingCarly R reviewing Value KwaZulu-Natal Safari and Mauritius on 07 November 2022

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