Our second stay at Hillsnek was even better than our first. The accommodation was superb and the weather was very good so that we even braved the outdoor shower! The food was excellent and as good as any 5 star we've had anywhere. On our last day we were treated to lunch overlooking the plains which was a wonderful surprise. Thank you Donald and the rest of the Hillsnek staff team who make this such a special place to stay! We have to give a special mention to our ranger David, who is the best ranger we have had in our 3 visits to South Africa and 12 reserves. David is passionate about the wildlife, very knowledgeable and has a great sense of humour. Our close encounters with a bull elephant and black rhino will be remembered for ever. If we're lucky enough to return to South Africa again Hillsnek will be first on our list.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- HillsNek Safaris is an intimate, luxury tented camp positioned on the banks of the Bushmans River. Situated in a tucked away corner of the Amakhala Big 5 Game Reserve, the lodge is 70km's from Port Elizabeth in the malaria-free Eastern Cape. An abundant variety of wildlife includes lion,rhino, elephant, giraffe, cheetah, buffalo, zebra and a myriad of plains game. The stone, canvas and thatched main lodge is at the heart of the camp, with four private safari tents elevated on wooden decks that enhance the spectacular views of surrounding plains and bush. All tents have panoramic views of the African plains, and game viewing can often be enjoyed from the comfort of your bed. Personalized service and outstanding hospitality is the hallmark of every stay. ... more less
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