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.
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.