Amakhala HillsNek Lodge




₤ 221 (Pps)


  • Amakhala HillsNek lodge is a family friendly safari lodge
  • Malaria free game viewing
  • Can be booked as an exclusive use lodge for small groups or family parties

The 7,500ha Amakhala Game Reserve, between Port Elizabeth and Grahamstown, offers malaria-free game viewing in the Eastern Cape. 'Amakhala' is named after the Xhosa word meaning Aloes, the prolific indigenous plant found in this uniquely diverse province. Steeped in history and beauty, this game reserve creates an ideal environment for an unforgettable safari and an intimate experience of the varied landscape, including breathtaking views of the Bushman's River.

HillsNek Lodge is positioned in a secluded corner of the Amakhala Game Reserve. This intimate family-run lodge is set on the banks of the Bushman’s River with a breath-taking vista of rolling African plains. HillsNek offers an unprecedented safari experience where privacy and personalized attention is the hallmark of every stay.


The main lodge and individual luxury canvas safari tents are elevated on expansive wooden decks that command panoramic views of the open plains. All tents at are linked to the main lodge by raised wooden walkways.  Discreetly positioned to ensure privacy and tranquility, all tents are complete with an en-suite bathroom and romantic outside bush shower.

The family tent at HillsNek Lodge comprises two bedrooms sharing one bathroom. The children’s bedroom is adjacent to the main bedroom with an interleading door. It features a double sleeper couch.

Amakhala HillsNek lodge sets the stage for unforgettable African sunsets followed by evenings enjoying bush-inspired cuisine and celebrating all that is ‘safari’. The lodge is ideal for families, small groups or those seeking a truly romantic retreat. HillsNek lodge is available as an exclusive-use lodge on request.

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Safari Tent

Three individual luxury canvas safari tents set on expansive wrap around wooden decks with panoramic views. All three tents are linked to the main lodge by raised wooden walkways. The tents are complete with an en-suite bathroom & outside shower.


Family Tent

This 2-bedroomed family unit is perfect for a family of four. Main bedroom with king size bed and a smaller 2nd bedroom with a double fold-out bed. Interleading door and a shared bathroom.



Full Board & two Game activities

Family Suitability

Family-friendly all ages

Malaria Rating

Non-malarial area