Stay at Amakhala Leeuwenbosch, Amakhala Game Reserve
The lodge is in a fenced compound within the reserve and is very family friendly with beautiful gardens, with pool, to relax in between game drives, as well as Bill's bar for unwinding after dinner.
Amakhala Leeuwenbosch, Amakhala Game Reserve, South Africa
Amakhala is a collection of four game lodges still owned by the same families of English settlers who arrived in this part of the world over 150 years ago. The 18,000ha reserve encompasses spectacular scenery around the meandering Bushman's River, with its surrounding cliffs and rolling plains.
Accommodation is in either The Country House or Shearer's Lodge: The Country House is a historic 1908 manor house. The five en-suite bedrooms include suites suitable for families, while Shearer's Lodge was built in 1930 as a sheep shearing shed. It has been carefully renovated and now has four en-suite bedrooms, each with a small veranda area.
The reserve provides superb game viewing with all of the 'Big 5' present. Cheetah and elephant sightings can be especially memorable here. In addition, there are vast herds of antelope, wildebeest and giraffe and the birdlife is prolific. An added bonus is that the Eastern Cape is malaria-free.
At Leeuwenbosch Bill, Rose, Heidi and William offer a very warm welcome and will make you feel right at home. The lodge is in a fenced compound within the reserve and is very family friendly with beautiful gardens, with pool, to relax in between game drives, as well as Bill's bar for unwinding after dinner.
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