Just returned from a month trip doing a 6 day safari in Bottswana and then a few days in Capetown before driving the Garden Route. We finished at Leeuwenbosch, a private game reserve outside of Port Elizabeth. I believe that they have about 17,000 acres there. The place is owned by Bill and Rosemary Foulds and they take you into their place as if you are family. Dinners are eaten with all of the guests, a great little pub downstairs where you can party all night (which Bill is usually up for!) Our guide Riche was fabulous and went way out of his way to make sure that we saw every animal that we wanted. Even did a land safari and got very close to Cheetahs.
This is not inexpensive, it is not high end glitzy but it is a wonderful, hospitable experience. Ask for the Shearers Lodge or if you are very adventuresome there is a cabin way up on a hill that you can stay in. Pretty remote and spartan but unbelievably romantic.
- 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