Amakhala Game Reserve is found in the malaria-free Eastern Cape of South Africa, approximately 73 kilometres from Port Elizabeth. This wildlife reserve is committed to conservation and sustainable travel initiatives. The reserve covers about 8500 hectares and has been re-introducing animals into the area, where they were once free to roam. Amakhala offers a selection of accommodation from luxurious country houses and safari lodges to tented camps, allowing you creating your own authentic African ambience.
The name Amakhala comes from the Xhosa word meaning, Aloes, due to this beautiful indigenous plant’s abundant presence in the region. The types of wildlife found at this reserve include lion, black and white rhino, elephant, cheetah, buffalo, giraffe, black wildebeest and more.
Once you encounter these prolific creatures on game drives, you will be in awe of the reserves efforts to protect them. The Bushman’s River flows through the reserve and is where you could encounter sightings of the famed African Fish eagle. You can also enjoy guided walks in this reserve with qualified rangers who are eager to share their knowledge about the intricacies of the bush.