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HillsNek Safaris, Amakhala Game Reserve

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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... More 

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Hamburg
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

What could I write that not everyone has already written about. This was a life time experience for us. For the lodge alone it would be worth to go. The tent is suberbly decorated with the finest materials. Linens, pillows, blanket, bath amenities, protea flower.... we felt so comforable. The common area, dining room, fire place, pool area, bar. Everything... More 

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Dundas, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful stay and excursions. Two excursions per day, early morning and late afternoon. Our guide was knowledgeable and passionate about the wildlife. Everything you could want is looked after. Food was delicious. Seeing all the animals in their natural state is a dream come true.

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BROMSGROVE, WORCESTERSHIRE
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first visit to South Africa which was fantastic and our holiday finished with a three night stay at Hillsnek which was absolutely out of this world the surroundings stunning the accomodation far better than we ever expected with first class food and finally the wonderful staff who looked after us so royally and a special word of thanks to... More 

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Bridge of Weir, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Magical accommodation;hospitality brilliant; food delicious, but the drives to see the animals in their own habitat was so exciting. Our ranger Matt was knowledgeable and really enthusiastic. Not to be missed if you visit SA.

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Myself & my husband stayed at Hillsnek for 4 amazing nights in October & we couldn't recommend this place highly enough. It was a truly wonderful experience & something that we will always remember always. From the moment that we arrived to the time that we left every member of staff did everything that they could to make us feel... More 

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Midlands
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6 hotel reviews
Reviewed 20 October 2016

We had high expectations of this lodge and we weren't disappointed. The accommodation and facilities are superb, the food wonderful, the views stunning and the game drives were exciting, interesting and led by experienced rangers.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

We just returned from a trip which included 3 magical nights at hilsnek. The staff treated us like royalty and brad our ranger was so knowledgable and took us to places "other rangers. Couldn't reach". Fantastic!!!!

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Chantelle C, Owner at HillsNek Safaris, Amakhala Game Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Lesley, So happy to hear that your stay at our camp was magical and that you were well looked after by our staff. Our team really do endeavour to spoil our guests and treat them like 'royalty'. As for our rangers, HillsNek is blessed with exceptional guides who are equally passionate and talented. We will pass on your kind... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Myself and my wife stayed here for 2 nights in late September 2016. It was a trip and experience that will stay with me for the rest of my life. All the staff were amazing and couldn't do more for you. Hot drinks with the wakeup call. Brad our ranger was brilliant and good fun on the drives.

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Chantelle C, Owner at HillsNek Safaris, Amakhala Game Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review HillsNek Safari Camp. We are thrilled that the time spent with us will be remembered forever... how special and and more so that we have contributed to these wonderful memories. Please do come back and visit us. With warm regards, Chantelle & the HillsNek Safari Camp Team More 

Laguna Beach, California
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

It has been several years since I lasted visited HillsNek Safari Camp. I had such an amazing visit my first time and could not wait to visit again. HillsNek did not dissappoint. The attention to detail by the staff and management is exceptional. The rooms and lodge is well maintained and extremely well appointed. The size of the property allows... More 

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Chantelle C, Owner at HillsNek Safaris, Amakhala Game Reserve, responded to this review

We absolutely LOVE our return guests and needless to say, are thrilled to hear that your second visit did not disappoint. You no doubt returned for the intimacy and personal attention we pride ourselves on... thank you for your warm review and we too hope to welcome you back for a 3rd visit. Warm regards, Chantelle & the HillsNek Safari... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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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: €492 - €718 (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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