Carnarvon Dale Lodge is 3 star graded but offers wildlife enthusiasts 5-star game drives in a malaria free area on our award-winning Amakhala Game Reserve.
Carnarvon Dale once provided lodgings for travellers whose journeys had been halted by the flooded Bushmans River. In that same tradition of hospitality, Roger and Maryan Hart welcome guests to their 1820 Settler farmhouse, the Bottom House, and the 1907 Edwardian Top House.
Carnarvon Dale is 3 star graded but offers wildlife enthusiasts 5-star game drives in a malaria free area on our award-winning Amakhala Game Reserve and also, for guests staying 2 nights or more, the opportunity for a guided bush walk.
We offer comfortable, owner-managed accommodation and excellent game viewing at an affordable price which, we believe, provides good value for money.
Accommodation at Carnarvon Dale Lodge:
Carnarvon Dale consists of the 1820 Settler farmhouse, the Bottom House, where breakfasts and dinners are served, and which offers a free wi-fi service. There are only two comfortable en-suite serviced bedrooms in the 1907 Edwardian cottage, the Top House. Lunches are served here for your convenience. The private lounge leads on to a cool, covered verandah overlooking the swimming pool.
Our accommodation is ideal for two couples travelling together or for a family group. Our menus offer good home cooking South African style solid breakfasts, light lunches and three course dinners and we cater for vegetarians and diabetics. We enjoy talking to our guests and, as ex-history teachers, we love talking about the history of our diverse country, our history-rich area and our Settler community.
Safaris at Carnarvon Dale Lodge:
We drive twice daily directly from Carnarvon Dale on 3 4 hour long safaris conducted by our own experienced guides. You will have every possible chance to encounter a wide variety of South African wildlife.
For something different an easily paced guided bush walk to learn about the smaller, often overlooked things will allow you to complete the ecological circle of life.
From Port Elizabeth take the N2 towards Grahamstown.
Approximately 50 km from Port Elizabeth is an intersection, keep left on the N2 towards Grahamstown.
From the intersection travel for a further 13km towards Amakhala Game Reserve (see road signs of various lodges along the way).