Overview

  • 4 Comfortable Luxury Tents
  • Amakhala Game Reserve
  • Exceptional Big Five viewing
  • Award winning & excellent rated

Positioned in a secluded corner of the Amakhala Game Reserve in the malaria-free Eastern Cape of South Africa, lies HillsNek Safari Camp. This intimate family-run lodge, set on the banks of the Bushman’s River with a breathtaking vista of rolling African plains, offers an unprecedented safari experience where privacy and personalized attention is the hallmark of every stay.
The main lodge and luxury tented chalets are elevated on expansive wooden decks that command panoramic views of the open plains. Discreetly positioned to ensure privacy and tranquility, all are complete with an en-suite bathroom and romantic outside bush shower.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Set in the scenic Amakhala Game Reserve;
  • Private and secluded safari tent;
  • Fantastic service from a friendly team;
  • Beautiful views over a river and the reserve;
  • Comfortable, spacious tents;
  • Exclusively for group of friends or family.

INCLUDED IN THE RATES

The all­-inclusive rate per person per night includes:

  • Accommodation
  • Game drives
  • All Meals
  • Teas and coffees
  • Transfers to and from Arathusa airstrip
  • Select beverages
  • VAT at 14%
  • Return transfers from the Conservation Centre to the lodge

Facilities

General

  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Tea and coffee
  • BBQ facilities
  • Pool
  • Internet
  • Lounge
  • Laundry facilities
  • Gift shop
  • Babysitting/child services
  • Malaria Free
  • Shuttle service
  • Secure Parking

Rooms

Safari Tents

Available: 3 tents Unit Sleeps: 2 adults
  • CHECK-IN: From 1:00 PM
  • CHECK-OUT: To 10:30 AM

These spacious tents have a wooden deck with outdoor furniture and panoramic views of the African Plains. They are equipped with a sitting area, tea-and-coffee-making facilities, a fan, heater, and mini-bar. They also have an outdoor shower and a free-standing bath. The tents are complete with an en-suite bathroom and romantic outside shower. With all the canvas windows rolled up one may appreciate the beauty of nature from the comfort of your bed or whilst soaking in a deep bubble bath.

HillsNek Safari Camp 

Suite features

  • Fan
  • King Size Bed
  • Mini Bar
  • Tea / Coffee
  • En-Suite
  • Shower
  • Dressing Gowns
  • Pure Cotton Linen
  • Balcony / Deck
  • Lounge
  • Fridge
  • Heater
  • Desk

Luxury Family Tent

Available: 1 tent Unit Sleeps: 2 adults and 2 children
  • CHECK-IN: From 1:00 PM
  • CHECK-OUT: To 10:30 AM

These spacious tent feature a balcony, a private entrance and a seating area. The main bedroom has access to a deck with panoramic views. There is an extra, smaller, adjacent bedroom with a double fold-out bed for children. Up to four guests. Family canvas safari tent set on expansive wrap around wooden decks with panoramic views. The tent is linked to the main lodge by raised wooden walkways.
This 2-bedroomed family unit is perfect for a family of four with 2 children under the age of 12. Main bedroom with king-size bed and a smaller 2nd bedroom with a double fold-out bed. Interleading door and a shared bathroom.

HillsNek Safari Camp 

Suite features

  • Fan
  • King Size Bed
  • Mini Bar
  • Tea / Coffee
  • En-Suite
  • Shower
  • Dressing Gowns
  • Pure Cotton Linen
  • Balcony / Deck
  • Lounge
  • Fridge
  • Heater
  • Desk

Activities

The Amakhala Game Reserve is known for its incredible beauty and the incredible amount of wildlife that call the malaria-free Eastern Cape bush home. Amakhala houses the renowned Big 5, which is made up of an elephant, rhino, lion, leopard, and buffalo. As well as the Big 5, Amakhala is also home to zebra, giraffe, wildebeest, antelope, cheetah, warthogs and a stunning array of colorful birds, that can be heard chirping and fluttering overhead, providing a soundtrack to your safari.
Each accommodation in Amakhala provides guests with personalized activities that can be enjoyed with the accommodation serving as a base. Safari Lodge offers each of their guests’ two stunning safaris a day. Guests will embark on two jam-packed safari adventures with trained guides who know just where to find some of the best wildlife South Africa has to offer. Guests will have the best chances to encounter these amazing animals!

  • Game Drives
  • Swimming
  • Bird Watching
  • Game Walks
  • Game Viewing
  • Safaris
  • Walks
  • Boating

Rates

Low Season

DatesRoom TypeBoard BasisRate
01 MAY 2018 - 30 SEP 2018Luxury Tents / Luxury Family TentPer person per night sharing From $315

High Season

DatesRoom TypeBoard BasisRate
01 JAN 2018 - 14 JAN 2018 Luxury Tents / Luxury Family TentPer person per night sharing From $488
15 JAN 2018 - 30 APR 2018 From $441
01 OCT 2018 - 14 DEC 2018 From $488
15 DEC 2018 - 28 FEB 2019 From $528

INCLUDED IN THE RATES

The all­-inclusive rate per person per night includes:

  • Accommodation
  • Game drives
  • All Meals
  • Teas and coffees
  • Transfers to and from Arathusa airstrip
  • Select beverages
  • VAT at 14%
  • Return transfers from the Conservation Centre to the lodge

Reviews

Based on 386 Reviews

Kruger National Park

“Wonderful safari experience in a 5 star game reserve!”

We have just returned from a fantastic 2 day safari at the Hillsnek, a small game reserve.
The tent is beautiful and very comfortable (electric heating/blankets for these winter days), lovely and cosy communcal area for meals. Specific diets are well catered for and the food is excellent. The rangers are super friendly and passionate about sharing their knowledge. We had 4 drives and saw much more than expected: a real adventure! We came home still buzzing with excitement. Thank you Renzo, Meghan, Sebastian, Jaison and all the lovely cleaning and cooking ladies.

~ Bernadette D ~ London, United Kingdom
Kruger National Park

“Fantastic visit”

Thanks to all the staff at HillsNek for a wonderful stay, food was excellent and nothing was too much trouble for them.
Our guide Megan was very knowledgeable and managed to give us a very close up view of the lion pride on the last morning drive.
We were also joined by elephants drinking from the pool at breakfast, what more could you ask.

~ M3VTgaryb ~ Wakefield, United Kingdom
Kruger National Park

“African adventure”

This is the most extraordinary, special place. We had five-star service, the setting was just beautiful and the food exceptional.
It is a very intimate and relaxed place with stunning views. The luxury tents are comfortable, clean and luxurious. Our guide Megan was utterly brilliant – every tour with her was thrilling and a feast for eyes. They show complete respect for the animals and we learnt a huge amount.
We had such an adventure and something we will all remember for a lifetime. Thank you Hillsnek.
A must do. We will be back.

~ Nicole F ~ London, United Kingdom
Kruger National Park

“Very special place”

As Safari first timers, we thought HillsNek impossible to beat. The tents were large and luxurious, the food and service outstanding – absolutely everything thought of. With only eight guests, everything felt very personal. The Amakhala Reserve is compact but big enough for animals to roam and hide, and is very well managed. It has the “big five” but so much more too. Our guide, Sebastian, was an endless fount of knowledge, enthusiasm and incredible eyesight – spotting the lions from a moving vehicle at least a mile away. So many “wow” moments!

~ 218DonaldM218 ~ Yorkshire, United Kingdom

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