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Hlosi Game Lodge
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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4 reviews
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“A perfect, relaxing and luxurious getaway”
Reviewed 4 February 2011

We took our management team for a weekend to Hlosi as a reward for successful work. It couldn't have been better! The setting is gorgeous, rooms and facilities are luxurious and the service was top class. The Amakhala reserve was teaming with all sorts of game - we saw cheetah, elephants (drinking out of the swimming pool!), buffalo, giraffe, loads of species of antelope and our highlight was the one day old new born rhino with her mom. The rangers were enthusiastic and made each drive interesting. All in all a fantastic experience!

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled with friends
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Campinas, SP
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Reviewed 31 January 2011

Needless to say how much we did appreciate our stay at Hlosi, and how much impressed with their services, hospitality, accommodation and uniqueness feel of exclusivity and privacy we had during our stay.
From kitchen/food to accommodation, from scenery to ranger’s care, from service excellence to cozy atmosphere we all will remember our experience at Hlosi.
Thank you all very much for making our visit unique and memorable.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled with family
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 11 January 2011

We had the most amazing trip to S. Africa with our three grown daughters and Hlosi was the highlight.We arrived at the magnificent lodge and were greeted by the warm and friendly Veronique. As we entered the the lodge Yuvulo offered us warm moist hand towels and glasses of cold papaya juice served on a silver tray. We were escorted along the raised boardwalk to our individual thatched fireplaced cottages.Each one was perfectly decorated with an African motif.The girls squealed with delight as each of us headed for our own jacuzzi tub overlooking the preserve for a relaxing bath before dinner.Every meal was outstanding, with beautiful flowers decorating each plate.We sat with the other guests at a long table in the main lodge lit by silver candlabras with a warm fire burning, eating and getting to know each other while talking of world politics and the history of S. Africa.The safaris were outstanding with our wonderful guide Harry,who was an incredible teacher and naturalist.He would stop suddenly to marvel at a mound of bright green grass hoppers in the road while tracking the cheetah that left a clawed frightened young antelope on the side of the road.He managed to track all of the big five with us and bring us close enough for wonderful photos.Harry introduced us to so many animals as well as to Johnny Clegg's music and we left him donning a Boston Red Sox hat as the newest member of Red Sox Nation.
Hlosi is a magical place that will stay in our hearts and minds for years to come. Thankyou!

  • Stayed January 2011
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 January 2011

This lodge was perfect for families with young kids. The staff bent over backwards to cater for everybody's needs and because it was such a small lodge, it was very personal attention that we got. Plus, the kids loved the little kids den especially for them. Our guide, Harry was a significant highlight on our frequent game drives as he really cared about the animals and injected warmth, humour and personality into the information he shared with us about them. And we certainly got to see more than the usual big 5 (they were all there too).

For design the lodge was beautiful, simple, contemporary with an African traditional twist. The food was well thought out and cooked to perfection taking the whole family's varying palates/ requirements into account without fuss.

In all, our stay at Hlosi was a 'special one' and highly recommended to people who prefer the intimacy and warmth of a smaller place to the bigger. less personal lodges.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled with family
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Limoges, France
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Reviewed 4 January 2011

Our first safari and we are hooked. This was a small intimate lodge with a real emphasis on service and luxury. Everything was catered for, the food was fabulous, the attention to detail superb and lodge itself beautiful. We had a fantastic, keen young ranger who never gave up on finding what we wanted to see and we saw it all!
It was Christmas and my birthday and they really made us feel special and welcomed. We would really recommend this location to anybody - especially if it is your first ever safari. They just make it so enjoyable - I guarantee you will be inspired to want to go on another one!

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Port Elizabeth
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Reviewed 2 December 2010

My second visit to Hslosi and it certainly didn't disappoint.
I took my in laws for a treat, and believe me it was!
The staff are fabulous, attending to your every need and the game viewing experience is magnificent.
The food is fantatic the accommodation beautiful ...what more can I say.
Thank you everyone for looking after us so well.
A 110% recommendtaion from me.
We'll be back!

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled with family
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 December 2010

What a fantastic place, the staff were very attentive to our every need nothing was too much trouble. The game drives were amazing, the highlight was seeing the cheetah and her cubs up close. The ranger was very knowlegable explaining everything in detail .
The rooms, food and wines are all 5 star quality. I have visited another Game Lodge in the past but was not a patch on this one.
Well done to all the staff for making our stay very enjoyable.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled with family
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Property: Hlosi Game Lodge
Address: R342 Landman Road | Off N2, between Port Elizabeth and Grahamstown, Amakhala Game Reserve 6070, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Amakhala Game Reserve
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 7 Speciality Lodging in Amakhala Game Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hlosi Game Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hlosi Game Lodge Offers 4-Star Family-Friendly Safari Trips In The 7 500 ha Malaria-Free Amakhala Game Reserve, Eastern Cape South Africa. Hlosi Game Lodge is a small 6-room game lodge in Addo, near the city of Port Elizabeth offering rich wild life game-viewing and luxurious game lodge accommodation for the whole family. Our six suites lie along a gentle curve of hill above a river plain, and offer wide-open views from your private deck. The main lodge includes elegant lounge and dining areas, and a hard-to-leave bar overlooking the swimming pool and waterhole. With only six suites, Hlosi offers a unique, intimate safari trip with personal game viewing experiences. We're privileged to be able to share our love for conservation, food and life with you. Our four double suites and two 2-roomed family suites may also be booked exclusively as an intimate venue for small team-building events, conferences and weddings. ... more   less 
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