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HillsNek Safaris, Amakhala Game Reserve

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Reviewed 9 December 2017

We stayed here on safari for two nights. From the moment we arrived at the reserve to the moment we left was an amazing experience that I will never forget. We could not have been treated any better and were made to feel at home....More

Thank NealMorris
Response from Bushbaby99, Manager at HillsNek Safaris, Amakhala Game ReserveResponded 29 January 2018

Dear Neal, It is indeed gratifying to receive such wonderful feedback. Thank-you so much. Our small team of Rangers, Chefs, Housekeepers and Front of House Personnel strive to ensure that our Guests' expectations are met and surpassed. We pride ourselves on our small lodge with...More

Reviewed 5 December 2017

We spent a very memorable night in one of their luxury tents, every single person of the staff is more than nice, helpful and they treat their guests in the best possible way, you feel like if you are at home. The tent and the...More

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Response from Bushbaby99, Manager at HillsNek Safaris, Amakhala Game ReserveResponded 10 December 2017

Dear Michael, Many thanks for your review. It is indeed pleasing that you enjoyed your time with us at HillsNek Safari Camp. HillsNek is indeed a very special place with the fantastic views and and great Safaris. Our 'Home Away from Home" feel is something...More

Reviewed 17 November 2017

We spent a fantastic four days at HillsNek. Byron was a spectacular guide--good-natured and determined to show us all the best that Amakhala had to offer. The landscape is gorgeous and varied, and it looked different on every single game drive; one day, the valley...More

Thank jtwchu
Response from Chantelle C, Owner at HillsNek Safaris, Amakhala Game ReserveResponded 22 November 2017

Thank you for your fantastic review of HillsNek Safari Camp. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time with Byron, who we agree, is a spectacular guide and an overall amazing guy! Great to hear that you appreciated the Amakhala topography and pristine wilderness we...More

Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Lovely place in great location. Such amazing attention to detail in decor and hospitality. The staff were fun and friendly and very welcoming. The safari s were as authentic as they could be within this huge game reserve and every effort made to ensure guests...More

Thank Jane R
Response from Bushbaby99, Manager at HillsNek Safaris, Amakhala Game ReserveResponded 13 November 2017

Dear Jane, Thank-you for your review, it is appreciated. We are so proud of our small camp and our staff are passionate in their work. We are happy that you enjoyed your time with us. As for the Safaris, we like to ensure that our...More

Reviewed 9 November 2017

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...More

Thank 218DonaldM218
Response from Bushbaby99, Manager at HillsNek Safaris, Amakhala Game ReserveResponded 13 November 2017

Dear Donald, Thank-you for your review, and we are happy that we met your expectations. We certainly strive to ensure our Guests have a excellent experience. Our Lodge is small enough to create an atmosphere of intimacy and personable service - A home away from...More

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celia591
3 September 2017|
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Response from BrightcutOne | Reviewed this property |
We were there in first few days of April this year and it was never too hot. They provide a large fan in the room which i think we used once during our visit during the day. Its certainly cool in the early morning and... More
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Angel2707
18 March 2017|
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Response from tcgw | Reviewed this property |
There is usually 2 choices for the main meal at lunch and dinner. However at lunch they always made me up a cheese board and I am sure they would make a salad if you want something lighter. Food is fantastic
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Kevin F
6 March 2017|
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Hi Kevin, Thank you for considering HillsNek Safari Camp. As August is the predecessor to Spring, it is relatively warm during the day and then cools off by the evening. That being said, our tents are kept very cosy at... More
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