What can i say - just had 3 days at Hillsnek Safaris, Amakhala utterly brilliant 10 out of 10 for everything. The customer service was superb, accommodation just what you would want - the right balance between feeling like you are in a tent in Africa and lovely comfort. The food was beyond excellent cooked to perfection the moment you arrived back from the game drive. Ostrich, Kudo and Springbok - all a first for me ! The outside shower was great fun! Our ranger Warren was fantastic, very knowledgeable and never seemed to tire of answering our questions. He made all 6 of our drives fun and a great learning experience. The animals were of course the true stars truly magnificent. Big thanks to Justin who rescued me when Africa got a bit to up close and personal when a snake found its way to my tent ! Justin dutifully removed said snake and supplied Gin & tonic remedy :) Nothing was too much trouble for this brilliant team. HillsNek is small catering for just 3 tents making it just perfect. And what these guys do for conservation is to be applauded. If anyone is looking for the best safari experience this is the place to go. I have come home inspired by Warren to do more to help protect our majestic wild animals from the ignorance of man.
- 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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