Amakhala is comparatively a budget-friendly and a convenient choice for a private wildlife reserve experience in the Eastern Cape. Covering a small area the reserve is fenced from all sides.

You can easily view the Big Five at The Amakhala Game Reserve. The National Park features exclusive cruises, rides and safaris for an exciting game viewing experience. Amakhala also supports social development in the area by providing jobs and education.

  • Best Time to GoMay to September
    (Dry season)
  • High SeasonOctober to March
    (The park gets crowded)

Why Go:

  • Wonderful game viewing experience
  • Wide array of lodges to choose from
  • Malaria-free Zone
  • River cruise available
  • Open-vehicle expeditions for night and morning game drives
  • Very accessible and easily combined with the popular Garden Route


The small game reserve Amakhala is packed with all the prerequisites of a good safari experience; it offers an excellent array of wildlife including zebras, wildebeest, antelopes, giraffes, vervet monkeys and last but not the least the Big Five.

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Amakhala is packed with scenic views which include, the meandering Bushman River which can be best experienced through the river cruise.You will love the sightseeing in the region because it is located on the coast of The Indian Ocean. It features vegetation such as grassland, savannah woodland and beachside sand dunes.

Weather & Climate

Amakhala has a semi-arid climate, rainfall is experienced throughout the year; mostly in the summer (October to April) especially in the months of October and March, during which the temperature hardly crosses 28 degrees Celsius (82 degrees Fahrenheit).Winters (May to September) features clear weather. However, the nights might be cold with temperatures below 10 degrees Celsius (50 degrees Fahrenheit).

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Best Time to Visit

During the winter season fewer visitors and tourists are seen at Amakhala, however, this is the best time for game viewing.Amakhala region dries up in this weather and animals gather at the remaining water bodies. The summer season sees a boost in the number of visitors at Amakhala.

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