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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a friendly and family run Safari camp with a lot of charm. The tents are well protected from the animals but you get an authentic experience sleeping in them. We were very comfortable in the beds and fans are supplied if it gets too hot and are very effective. There is a family tent which has a main...

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Groningen, The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great time in our only night there. Excellent lodgings, food & drink. Did two game drives, and had some great sightings of elephant and lion. Unfortunately we missed all the giraffes! Hope this game park does well.

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Beijing, China
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything about this place is awesome. We saw many amazing animals and never felt exploitative. We brought two small kids and everyone was super accommodating to them. Excellent meals and drinks provided. Felt very luxurious.

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Woodbury Tented C, Public Relations Manager at Woodbury Tented Camp, Amakhala Game Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We are extremely glad you had a great experience with us and your family. We hope to see you back in the near future Kind Regards The Woodbury Team

Stockholm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a wonderful experience with a fantastic guide. When we went it was extremely hot and then the tent turned sauna. If you are sensitive, remember that tents follow the outside temperature a great deal. We just went with it and enjoyed amazing animals and super friendly staff. I would love to go back.

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Merano, Italy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed for 2 nights, great place, spacious tents, knowledgeable staff, good food and nice people. Enjoyed it very much, we would definitely go back.. maybe we'll be able to see some lions when the wind is not so strong

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Woodbury Tented C, Public Relations Manager at Woodbury Tented Camp, Amakhala Game Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you back very soon Kind Regards The Woodbury Team

Bergville, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Imaginative and well-informed set up, diverse range of game managed to match the resources and land available, knowledgeable guides, comfortable accommodation, good food. What's not to like? We were very impressed.

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Woodbury Tented C, Public Relations Manager at Woodbury Tented Camp, Amakhala Game Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you back in the near future Kind Regards The Woodbury Team

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent game drives but camp staff organisation could be better. Overall a good experience Was uncomfortable with tipping arrangements it was left to each guest with no guidance given meaning where we generous or mean?

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Woodbury Tented C, Public Relations Manager at Woodbury Tented Camp, Amakhala Game Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Tipping unfortunately can be uncomfortable for some guests and many prefer not be advised on how much. We try to make it easier to advise that tipping is at your discretion, guides and general staff are separate and if you want...

Mendoza, Argentina
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For the amount of time we had in SA it was a perfect choice for us. Great food, friendly service, comfortable accommodations, eco-conscious. Got to see a ton of wildlife in a short period of time. Def initely worth the time/money.

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Paris, France
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good team including the Fresh Prince of Amakhala (our guide)! Great meals including one South African BBQ (braai) and comfortable tents. Excellent mix of wild animals: elephants, lions, zebras, antelopes, rhinos, girafes, ...

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Woodbury Tented C, Public Relations Manager at Woodbury Tented Camp, Amakhala Game Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are glad you had a good time at Camp and with the Fresh Prince of Amakhala ;) We hope to see you back in the near future Kind Regards The Woodbury Team

Cork, Ireland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful experience sleeping under the stars and getting to see these amazing animals in their natural environment was an unforgettable experience. Having coffee watching the sun come up overlooking the epic park is a memory we still talk about.

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Woodbury Tented C, Public Relations Manager at Woodbury Tented Camp, Amakhala Game Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a lovely review, we are extremely glad you enjoyed your stay with us under the African stars and that you have enjoyed experiences that will last a lifetime. We hope to see back very soon Kind Regards The Woodbury Team

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Woodbury Tented Camp is one of the hidden jewels of the Eastern Cape. Tucked into an embracing hillside thicket and overlooking the ancient floodplain of the Bushman’s River, the camp offers rustic and secluded luxury, and an authentic African wildlife safari experience. Seven large, comfortable, en-suite tents on raised bases and with private patios provide the seclusion, tranquility and an intimacy with the bush that you would expect on a visit to Amakhala Game Reserve. Each tent has twin or double beds - at your request. Camp life is centered around the stone, thatch and canvas main dining and lounge area, with its expansive deck overlooking the Woodbury plain and waterhole. A wide variety of game species such as zebra, giraffe, buffalo, eland, rhino and elephant fill the passing parade while fish eagles soar overhead, their hauntingly evocative cry echoing across the valley. Soak up the sun while lazing on a recliner next to the pool; sip a refreshing drink or enjoy tea and delicious, freshly baked cakes, before venturing out into the reserve on your next expedition. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Woodbury Tented Camp, Amakhala Game Reserve

Address: off the N2, Grahamstown 6139, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Grahamstown
Price Range: £298 - £436 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Woodbury Tented Camp, Amakhala Game Reserve 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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“Some of the tents are on the outer rim of the camp and have long views”
 of 5 bubbles J9799UTcindyc, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Tent 6 has two tents, one for the children and one for the adults. Worked very well for our family of five.”
 of 5 bubbles 168russellc, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Some tents face in to the camp, some out over the bush. You can request.”
 of 5 bubbles Onewheelers, 12 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Tent 1 has a great view”
 of 5 bubbles S9675OCrobertk, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The room is a large, fancy "permanent" tent with electricity, a shower attached, and an enclosed toilet a few steps down, so you feel that you are camping, but you have all of the amenities of a room. It is private and you can only see the hills and valleys of the reserve from your place, no other tents or buildings.”
 of 5 bubbles Vickih1234, 16 Sep 2016 | Read review
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