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HillsNek Safaris, Amakhala Game Reserve

N2 | Greater Addo, Eastern Cape, Amakhala Game Reserve 6011, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Great Location, very personal service, beautiful game drives.
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Dusseldorf, Germany
Reviewed 1 week ago

The title just says everything. We were welcomed warm hearted, the tents are just beautifully situated underneath a mountain and feel very secluded. Additionally the game rangers did just great drives with 4 out of the big 5 and many more animals seen, I highly recommend this place.

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Cairo Governorate, Egypt
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I spent a dream holiday at Hillsnek: everything was just perfect. The tents are comfortable and nearly luxurious, the food excellent, the service fantastic. Everybody was so friendly and the atmosphere was really family like. On top of it all the ranger, who seems to love his work and the animals in the reserve, was extremely knowledgeable...

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Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 3 nights at HillsNek and had a wonderful time. The staff makes everything possible for you to feel at home. The atmosphere and general feeling is very familial. Just relax and enjoy the moment!

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the perfect place to come to for safari! We were a family of four and all loved it. It was boutique in style with only a few tents, so a really personal touch, accommodation was superb, food amazing, the staff excellent and the safari was off the scale. We had Matt as our safari guide, who is like...

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Huizen, The Netherlands
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have had a fantastic stay at Amakhala HillsNek. A beautiful tent lodge with an outdoor shower, lots of privacy and an amazing view. Our ranger Byron was very enthusiastic and we were lucky to see a full herd of elephants playing in the river from close by, how amazing was that. We also saw lions multiple times. When you...

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Maidstone
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best part for me about Hillsnek is that they have achieved the fine line between tourism and conservation. Ethically managed with emphasis on respecting nature rather than using it as just a commodity, Hillsnek just ticks all the boxes. Beautiful accommodation looking out onto the plains, fabulous staff, delicious food, it has it all. Supporting a local charity for...

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Cape Town
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hillsnek is a wonderful small and exclusive lodge, provides excellent service and the staff are all wonderful. The only issue we had is that the selection of game in the property is rather limited. You see the same elephants, rhino, lions etc. Highly recommended for a romantic getaway, but if you're looking for that ultimate safari experience there are better...

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Christian Malford
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Outstanding in all respects!Our first Safari and as a result of this wonderful experience it won't be our last . Small is beautiful , with only 4 lodges this place has got it right in all respects . Great staff wonderful service in the lodge with quality food . The rooms are balanced between rustic and still being luxurious. Matt...

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london
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed here as part of our honeymoon. Everything about Hillsnek is amazing. Our 'tent' was probably the nicest room I've ever stayed in, and as for that view! There was a bottle of champagne, sweets and a lovely congrats/welcome letter which was a really nice touch. Every aspect of this lodge was five star, from the accommodation to the...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 November 2016

We visited in November and were lucky to have warm sunny weather. Hillsnek camp is beautiful. Nothing is too much trouble for the staff, they are very friendly, kind and helpful. We loved that they only have 4 rooms so groups are always small. Our 'tent' was lovely - very clean, comfortable and well equipped as well as being very...

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
HillsNek Safaris is an intimate, luxury tented camp positioned on the banks of the Bushmans River. Situated in a tucked away corner of the Amakhala Big 5 Game Reserve, the lodge is 70km's from Port Elizabeth in the malaria-free Eastern Cape. An abundant variety of wildlife includes lion,rhino, elephant, giraffe, cheetah, buffalo, zebra and a myriad of plains game. The stone, canvas and thatched main lodge is at the heart of the camp, with four private safari tents elevated on wooden decks that enhance the spectacular views of surrounding plains and bush. All tents have panoramic views of the African plains, and game viewing can often be enjoyed from the comfort of your bed. Personalized service and outstanding hospitality is the hallmark of every stay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about HillsNek Safaris, Amakhala Game Reserve

Address: N2 | Greater Addo, Eastern Cape, Amakhala Game Reserve 6011, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Amakhala Game Reserve
Price Range: €497 - €754 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — HillsNek Safaris, Amakhala Game Reserve 4*
Number of rooms: 4
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“any of the lodges”
 of 5 bubbles ARCHIEMAC70, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“There are only 4 tents, every one offering great views and total privacy.”
 of 5 bubbles Steve07Mar, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Only 4 'tents' (one being for families) and all looked fantastic”
 of 5 bubbles KTav79, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All tents are secluded and have a great view. Tent 2 & 3 you have to walk a bit up hill to get to.”
 of 5 bubbles estelledavies, 19 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All four tents are equally equipped and well isolated from the each other and the lodge”
 of 5 bubbles BaardE, 20 Apr 2016 | Read review
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