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Positioned in a secluded corner of the Amakhala Game Reserve in the malaria-free Eastern Cape of South Africa, lies HillsNek Safaris. This intimate family-run lodge, set on the banks of the Bushmans River with a breathtaking vista of rolling African plains and offers an unprecedented safari experience where privacy and personalized attention is the hallmark of every stay.

As you reflect on the days sightings under a setting sun, the nocturnal species begin their foraging, from the secretive aardvark to the endangered brown hyena. The rangers spot-light scanning the closing night might highlight these lesser seen yet very interesting mammals as you make your way back to the lodge.

Accommodation at HillsNek Safaris:
The main lodge and four luxury safari tents are elevated on expansive wooden decks that command panoramic views of the open plains. Discreetly positioned to ensure privacy and tranquillity, all are complete with an en-suite bathroom and romantic outside shower.

The lodge sets the stage for unforgettable African sunsets followed by evenings enjoying bush inspired cuisine and celebrating all that is safari.

HillsNek is ideal for families, small groups or those seeking a truly romantic retreat and is available as an exclusive-use lodge on request.

Rooms and Units Available:

Acacia Self-Catering
Camp Acacia offers self-catering accommodation comprising of 3 en-suite cottages with shared bar, lounge and kitchen . Stunning garden, outdoor swimming pool, and barbecue facilities. Complimentary Wi-Fi and parking available.
Sleeps 6 Adults

Camp Acacia
Three bedroom self-catering cottage
Sleeps 6 Adults

Classic Safari Tent
Four individual luxury canvas safari tents set on expansive wrap around wooden decks with panoramic views. All three tents are linked to the main lodge by raised wooden walkways. The tents are complete with an en-suite bathroom & outside shower.
Amount of similar units: 3
Sleeps 2 Adults and 2 children

Family Safari Tent
This 2-bedroomed family unit is perfect for a family of four with 2 chilren under the age of 12. Main bedroom with king size bed and a smaller 2nd bedroom with a double fold-out bed. Interleading door and a shared bathroom.
Sleeps 2 Adults and 2 children

Facilities & Services available:

Children under 12
Honeymoon Couples
Airport Shuttle Service
Babysitting Service
Laundry Service
Ironing Service
Limited Room Service
Special Meals on Request
Wedding facilities
Bar on the Premises
Dining room
Cots available
Curio Shop
Parking (off-street - open)
Tourism Information Desk
Hiking / Walking Trails
Swimming Pool
No Pets Allowed
Horse Trail

Cancellation Policy:

Reservations cancelled 30–15 days prior to arrival will be charged at 50% of the total accommodation amount.
Reservations cancelled within 14 days of arrival will be charged at 100% of the total accommodation amount.
All refunds will be subject to a 15% administration fee.


Take the N2 towards Grahamstown. Continue on the N2 and pass the Shamwari and Amakhala Game Reserve exits until you reach the Woodbury sign post. At the thatched gate turn right. Press the entry button and follow the Conservation Centre signs. Park your car at the Conservation Centre where your ranger will be waiting to escort you to the camp.

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  • Accommodation Type: Game Lodge
  • Malaria Area: No
  • Sleeps: 16
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM