Amakhala, and in particular, Leeuwenbosch is a very special place indeed. From the moment we arrived, we were spoilt with great food, hospitality and incredible game viewing. Our game ranger Luke was extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of the reserve - from birds, flora and fauna, and of course, the animals. He went to a huge amount of effort to show us all the game - and we weren't disappointed! A special highlight was watching the lions at sunset. Just being out in the wild was fantastic, and we loved every second of the drives, which also included a river boat cruise which was great.
We stayed in the Shearers Lodge, which was really comfortable and luxurious.
The hospitality itself is briliant, with snacks and drinks included on the game drives being a very welcome special touch! The food back at lodge is great too, with a delicious breakfast and three course dinner. Evenings with Bill and Rose were also brilliant. Bill has so many fantastic stories, and Rose is so welcoming and relaxed. We had two great nights in the pub after dinner, with lots of laughs and plenty of whisky! It is this personal touch that makes Leeuwenbosch so fabulous, and I would recommend it to everyone to visit, over and above the other game reserves in the area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A 3-star safari experience in an historic country house on the 7,500 ha malaria-free Amakhala Game Reserve, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Leeuwenbosch Country House is a gracious country house located in the malaria free Amakhala Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Our beautiful country home is set amidst beautiful indigenous gardens, offering luxurious safari accommodation and a family safari experience steeped in settler history. The Country House, built in 1908, offers four spacious en-suite bedrooms, and is layered with a collection of historical images, documents, and furniture dating back to the 1800s. Set back from the Country House in the luscious gardens is a tranquil swimming pool. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Leeuwenbosch Country House Hotel Amakhala Game Reserve