HillsNek Safaris

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HillsNek Safaris is a 4 star lodge positioned in a secluded corner of the Amakhala Game Reserve in the malaria-free Eastern Cape of South Africa.

Set on the banks of the Bushman’s River with a breathtaking vista of rolling African plains, it offers an unprecedented safari experience.


The Amakhala Game Reserve is renowned for its spectacular topography and boasts 5 of South Africa’s 7 biomes. It is a particularly diverse and picturesque reserve, and has the Bushman’s River meandering through it. Amakhala boasts an abundant variety of wildlife including the Big 5, and over 250 species of birdlife thereby offering dynamic and abundant wildlife experiences on game drives, night drives, walking safaris and boat cruises.




HillsNek Safaris comprises the main lodge and 3 private safari canvas safari tents.


Main Lodge

The stone, canvas and thatch main lodge consists of an open plan lounge, bar with sitting area and dining-room with decks overlooking the surrounding vegetation. The entire canvas front of the lodge can be opened up to best enjoy the surrounding landscape.

The stone swimming pool sits front and centre on the main deck allowing one to relax and enjoy the African sunshine and it’s parading wildlife.


Tent Suites

HillsNek Safaris consists of 3 individual luxury canvas safari tents set on expansive wrap around wooden decks with panoramic views. All 3 tents are linked to the main lodge by raised wooden walkways. The tents are complete with an en-suite bathroom and romantic outside shower. They are discreetly positioned, ensuring maximum privacy and tranquility.


Modern luxuries in the safari tents include king size beds, white percale linen, heated bed sheet, deep free-standing baths, dual basins, outdoor showers, bathrobes, tea & coffee facility, complimentary mini bar, sitting area, desk, standing fan, oil heater, outside sitting & dining area.




  • Swimming pool.
  • Lounge.
  • Laundry service.
  • Airport transfers on request.
  • Secure parking.




  • Personalized game drives in an open game-viewing vehicle.
  • Birding.
  • Stargazing.
  • River cruise by boat.
  • Guided bush walks.

For activity ideas and information in the Ado Elephant National Park, visit our activities partner FunKudu.co.za. 


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