Quatermain`s 1920`s Safari Camp is situated on Amakhala game Reserve in the Eastern Cape. This classic 1920`s style expedition camp is modeled on the heyday of exploration, that golden era when adventure lay around every corner. Our intimate 6 bed camp offers you the opportunity to experience "Africa under Canvas", with three white 1920`s style safari tents; the choice of pioneers, hunters and explorers of that time.
Relax in the centralized boma area where local delicacies are prepared in front of you on an open fire, and dinner is served under a blanket of stars. Every effort has been made to stay true to the expedition style, with concessions only being allowed for rustic bathrooms with modern conveniences. Guests at our expedition camp can enjoy the excitement of "Big 5" safaris on the award winning Amakhala Game Reserve.
Accommodation at Quatermain`s 1920`s Safari Camp:
Our tents are situated deep in the bush to guarantee maximum privacy. Enjoy your own private deck, and if you are lucky you may see an elusive bush buck or hear the cry of the African fish eagle. Each tent is equipped with military campaign style furniture similar to that used by the early explorers, and a beautiful, rustic en suite bathroom comprising hot shower and flushing toilet.
All our tents have en suite bathrooms consisting of flushing toilets, a basin, and a hot shower.Both double and twin tents are available.
Clothing and Accessories:
Comfortable clothing is to be recommended. As we can experience 4 seasons in 1 day we recommend a mixture of shorts, t-shirts, long trousers, jerseys, and a warm jacket. Cameras, binoculars and sun protection, such as cream or a hat are also a good idea.
Health and Climate:
We are situated in a malaria free area.
The following conservation levy will apply for reservations made from 1 March 2018 and with a check-in date from 1 April 2018:
All visitors - ZAR 125 per per night.
Levies are inclusive of VAT and subject to change without prior notice.
To experience the real nature of the African bush and enjoy some of the many wildlife encounters this area has to offer we run twice daily game drives. Your hosts Riaan and Julie Brand are both experienced rangers and will do their utmost to ensure that you have a safari that you will never forget. As we operate in "Big 5" areas you have a chance of seeing elephant, white and black rhino, leopard, buffalo and lion as well as a variety of other game including hyena, cheetah, zebra, giraffe, many species of antelope and much more. As well as the larger, more obvious creatures your hosts will delight in showing you the smaller but no less important members of this ecosystem as well as the birds and plants.
Even during inclement weather the game drives are not to be missed and your drive is made quite comfortable by the provision of waterproofs and blankets.
A mid drive stop to have a welcome coffee on the morning drive or a cool sundowner in the afternoon all adds to the experience of a lifetime.
Guided bush walks are also conducted as part of our 2 night package. This can be a wonderful way to really learn about the environment of the camp; from watching birds, to looking at plants, to discovering the geology of the area and if you are lucky you may well see some of the larger wildlife that lives in the vicinity, such as many species of antelope.
The area surrounding the camp contains superb and diverse birdlife encompassing fynbos, thicket, and grassland biomes. We also have the Bushman's River which ensures we see a wealth of water birds.
Your host Riaan Brand is a specialist bird guide and can introduce you to the many beautiful species that surround us at Quatermain's Camp. You'll never look at birds in the same way again.
We would like to offer guests booking for 3 nights or more the opportunity to replace 1 of their game drives with a guided walk on the main Amakhala Game Reserve (in a Big 5 area only for guests over the age of 16 years), a guided birding walk, or a guided bush walk in a non-dangerous area.
Quatermains 1920s Safari Camp is happy to accept bookings from family groups that include children under the age of 12, on an exclusive use basis.
- Cancellation less than 3 days prior to arrival - 100% of deposit retained.
- Cancellation 3 days - 2 weeks prior to arrival - 50% of deposit retained.
- Cancellation 2 weeks - 1 month prior to arrival - 25% of deposit retained.
Facilities & Services available:
Special Meals on Request
Fireplace on the Premises
Parking (off-street - open)
Xhosa / Zulu
Hiking / Walking Trails
Quatermain's 1920's Safari Camp is a Game Lodge in Grahamstown Eastern Cape South Africa