Woodbury Lodge

Woodbury Lodge

Amakhala Game Reserve

Woodbury Lodge

Amakhala Game Reserve


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Woodbury Lodge is located in heart of the Amakhala Game Reserve, a 7,200 hectare Big 5 malaria-free game reserve in the Eastern Cape and less than an hours drive from Port Elizabeth. The lodge is set on a hillside and boasts sweeping views across the reserve and towards the Bushmans River, and is divided by the N2 main highway.

Guests can go on morning and evening game drives in an open Land Rover in search of wildlife including lion, rhino, elephant, cheetah, buffalo, giraffe, black wildebeest, zebra, and over 16 antelope species.

After dark, the elusive nocturnal animals are searched out with the help of a spotlight as you drive through the reserve.

As part of one game drive during your stay, you can also enjoy a relaxing river cruise down the Bushmans River. Guided walks with one of the qualified rangers are also offered.

Designed with great care to blend in with the natural surroundings, the 6 thatched stone sleeping lodges are comfortably appointed, with en-suite bathrooms, and each boasts a unique and breathtaking view from their wooden decks.

There is a central dining room and barbecue area, plus a lounge bar and swimming pool for guest's enjoyment in-between game drives.

Amakhala Game Reserve also now offers a range of relaxing treatments by qualified beauty therapists, trained to pamper and soothe their clients - on request, guests can be taken over to the nearby Bush Lodge to enjoy their treatment.

Featured Special Offer saf-04288

Woodbury Lodge

Stay for 3 nights for the price of 2 at Woodbury Lodge in the Amakhala Game Reserve.

Valid:   1 May 2019  -  31 July 2019.

Prices on request

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Our standard rates for a Standard Chalet
DatesPriceBasisTypeNights
15 December 2018 to 28 February 2019 GBP £ 311 US$ 389 ZAR 5,441 EUR 345 per person sharingStandard Rate2+ nights
1 March 2019 to 30 April 2019 GBP £ 289 US$ 361 ZAR 5,060 EUR 321 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights
1 May 2019 to 30 June 2019 GBP £ 252 US$ 315 ZAR 4,408 EUR 280 per person sharingStandard Rate (1-2)1 to 2 nights
1 May 2019 to 30 June 2019 GBP £ 252 US$ 315 ZAR 4,408 EUR 280 per person sharingStay Pay (3/2)3+ nights
1 July 2019 to 30 September 2019 GBP £ 252 US$ 315 ZAR 4,408 EUR 280 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights
1 October 2019 to 14 December 2019 GBP £ 311 US$ 389 ZAR 5,441 EUR 345 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights
15 December 2019 to 31 December 2019 GBP £ 338 US$ 422 ZAR 5,907 EUR 375 per person sharingStandard Rate2+ nights
15 December 2019 to 29 February 2020 GBP £ 338 US$ 422 ZAR 5,907 EUR 375 per person sharingStandard Rate2+ nights
1 March 2020 to 30 April 2020 GBP £ 311 US$ 389 ZAR 5,441 EUR 345 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights

Prices are on a per person sharing basis (pps).

Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.

In addition to the room rate, guests will also be charged the Amakhala Conservation Levy (pppn)
DatesPriceBasisTypeNights
1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019 GBP £ 7 US$ 9 ZAR 125 EUR 8 per person per nightStandard1+ nights

Rates Include

All meals; all locals beverages (excluding premium drinks); the Amakhala Conservation/Community Levy; and 2 shared game drives per day. Guided walks on request.


Children of any age are welcome. Rates available on request. Children under 6 years are not allowed on game drives. Babysitting services are available.


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Woodbury Lodge: Stay 3 nights for the price of 2

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Woodbury Lodge: Stay 3 nights for the price of 2 Gomo Gomo Game Lodge

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Stay for 3 nights for the price of 2 at Woodbury Lodge in the Amakhala Game Reserve.

Valid:   1 May 2019  -  31 July 2019.

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All of the holidays we prepare are tailor-made, but this might give you an idea of how Woodbury Lodge can be included in you own dream holiday.

Christmas in the Cape

Featured Accommodation

Southern Sun The Cullinan
The Cullinan
Cape Town
La Plume Guest House
La Plume Guest House
The Klein Karoo
Robberg Beach Collection
Robberg Beach Collection
The Garden Route
Woodbury Lodge
Woodbury Lodge
Amakhala Game Reserve
Ibhayi Town Lodge
Ibhayi Town Lodge
Port Elizabeth

Destination: South Africa.

This 12 night itinerary for travel over the Christmas period may give Santa and his reindeer a slightly longer journey to get the presents to you, but we are sure he won't mind!

This is a 12 night itinerary including Cape Town, The Klein Karoo, The Garden Route, Amakhala Game Reserve and Port Elizabeth.

Based on 4 Star Accommodation:

  • 3 Nights at Southern Sun The Cullinan
  • 2 Nights at La Plume Guest House
  • 3 Nights at Robberg Beach Collection
  • 2 Nights at Woodbury Lodge
  • 2 Nights at Ibhayi Town Lodge
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*Prices are per person and are based on today's exchange rates. Exchange rates are subject to change and are updated daily.

Prices exclude international flights - ask us if you would like to include these.




Guest Rating: 4.9 / 5.0 based on 31 ratings




Start TestimonialWe had a wonderful time in SA. The accommodation was perfect in terms of variation and quality of experience. Everyone was very welcoming and Angie wanted to bring Bradley, the Cullinan concierge home with us, his manner and service were second to none. A township tour was an exceptional and educational experience to be recommended. Amakhala was great, we had a really knowledgeable and patient ranger with a wicked sense of humour in Jamie and the food was excellent. All in all a thoroughly great experience so thank you for all your help, I will recommend Travel Butlers to anyone I know who might wish to go to SA. End Testimonial

D ADAMS

Start TestimonialOur tracker/ranger Kyle was a natural gem and was a wealth of information and knowledge. The little shop could have been better stocked with small (beaded) souvenirs for purchase. The atmosphere and setting was perfect, the rooms were roomy, appropriately decorated and very comfortable. I could even watch the giraffes in the distance from the bathtub! The food was excellent, very tasty and plenty of it. All the inclusions made it a stress free time and the smallness of the lodge meant that we felt more like it was our home too. I would definitely return, and recommend to others! End Testimonial

L SIMNETT

Start TestimonialEverything at Woodbury was great. Ranger was brilliant, food was very good and very plentiful. We couldn't fault anything apart from the elusive cheetahs! Would definitely recommend. End Testimonial

S MARSHALL

Start TestimonialWoodbury Lodge was excellent!!! We had an amazing time and truly appreciate your help with the whole process:) If we make it back to South Africa we will for sure get in touch with you.End Testimonial

L LUND

Start TestimonialAmakhala = fantastic. Only high praise great food / accommodation / staff / trips = highly recommended. Hope to go back again one day! We would really like to thank you for helping plan our holiday.End Testimonial

G QUAGLIA

Start TestimonialWe had a fabulous stay at Woodbury Lodge. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Our ranger, Tim, was extremely knowledgeable. There is a very good chef on site and the meals were wonderful. Oh yes, the weather was perfect and animal sightings were plentiful.End Testimonial

P BELLAS

Start TestimonialWoodbury Lodge was a great place to stay, people very friendly and helpful, small groups and excellent service / food and location, plenty to see each day, very dedicated staff. 10/10 - will stay again.End Testimonial

A DIXON

Start TestimonialJust to say many thanks for your help and the game reserve (Woodbury Lodge) was fab...End Testimonial

A DIXON

Start TestimonialWoodbury Lodge was absolutely brilliant. We will be back and will recommend to our friends.End Testimonial

J STANLEY

Start TestimonialWoodbury Lodge was our all-time favourite - really excellent accommodation, service,meals, game drives - all wonderful.End Testimonial

J CHALLACOMBE

Start TestimonialMy experience at Woodbury Lodge was amazing. The staff was so professional, the food and atomsphere was extraordinary. I was so impressed with the game reserve and the wildlife that I was able to see. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone. Thank you for your help in booking this adventure for me.End Testimonial

T LYNE

Start TestimonialWe had a fantastic holiday thank you, so much so that I now want to emigrate to South Africa! Woodbury Lodge was perfect, we were totally spoilt and seeing the animals up close was amazing. Thank you for organizing the trip for us.End Testimonial

E HIPWELL

Start TestimonialJust a short note to thank you for all the help you gave us in organising our holiday to South Africa recently. We both agree that it was very special and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, pity it had to end so quickly! Fiskaal Rd was excellent and extremely friendly but Woodbury Lodge was truly magnificent and we found everybody very welcoming and most hospitable! We have already recommended you and your company to many friends and colleagues and of course we will certainly be in touch when we need help with our next trip, however that may be a couple of years hence!! Once again many thanks for all your help and advice.End Testimonial

P BLAKE

Start TestimonialWe had a great time at Woodbury Lodge, it was just what we had hoped for, and the staff went out of there way to accomodate our needs with the children. I would highly recommend the place for kids. We were initially told that all meals would be together with other guests which we were fine with, but as Emily (6yrs) and Tom (9yrs) had done the early morning drive and the evening one to 7.30 pm, the staff arranged a separate meal for the kids (which was not a regular service at the lodge) as they were tired out. Judy (ranger) also decided to do a drive working around the kids needs, ie taught the kids how to track animals by looking at the footprints, and spent time talking to them about the plants, colour of soils, etc ... We ended up having her to ourselves, and the kids learnt so much (they have been on a mini safari before), but this safari was less touristy and more of a personal service. The big bonus was seeing cheetah and some cubs which was a rare occurance!!! The accomodation was outstanding with lots of little extras ie a bottle of wine left each night on our pillow, with chocolates!! We intend to go back there again in 18 months time, as the game reserve with spectacular mountainous scenery, rivercruise and bush drives were breathtaking. Thank you for your efficiency and guidance/advice with arranging the safari and we will be in touch next time when we come out to Africa.End Testimonial

N AND G BENSON

Start TestimonialJust wanted to say thank you for your help and advice with our arrangements for our SA trip over Christmas. We had a fantastic holiday, and the icing on the cake was the bush walk at Amakhala Woodbury on our last morning that you arranged as a special addition. What a way to finish!End Testimonial

J COX

Start TestimonialMany thanks for your help with organising our recent holiday to South Africa it was fantastic. All travel arrangements flowed like a dream and the accommodation was superb everywhere, to be highly recommended. Whales were abundant which was the foremost highlight for me and the Dyer Island cruise well wothwhile despite us seeing numerous whales from land close up to shore. The children loved the safari (Woodbury Lodge)and our hosts exceeded the expected hospitality by far. Only the elusive cheetah wasn't playing the game! But the elephants more than made up for his shyness. Anyway, many thanks to you, you did a marvelous job and I would recommend your services highly to anyone, I shall be looking you up for next years trip for sure we just have to decide where is next on the map!End Testimonial

A PRESCOTT


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Woodbury Lodge Location

Directions For Drivers

From Port Elizabeth: Leave Port Elizabeth on the N2 heading North. About 75 km from Port Elizabeth on the N2 to Grahamstown you will cross the Bushman’s River. Just after the bridge you will see the road sign for Woodbury Lodge. On your right hand side is a terracotta coloured wall with a thatched roof. Enter through the gate and follow the signs to Woodbury Lodge.



General Information For Guests

All rooms have air conditioning and heating, mosquito nets, en-suite bathroom (bath and shower), mini bar fridge, tea/coffee making facilities, hair dyer, in-room safe, underfloor bathroom heating and a private deck.

The lodge has a communal swimming pool, a curio shop, in and outdoor dining facilities and a central fireplace. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in the lounge/bar area.

A laundry service (laundry bags are provided in the bathroom) is available at an additional cost.

Amex, MasterCard, Visa and Diners credit cards are accepted.

Fresh bottled water is provided in the lounge area with water bottles on your bed upon arrival. Tap water is derived from a bore hole and is not recommended for drinking.

Included in your stay are morning and evening game drives leaving from the lodge. You will be guided by informative, professional rangers through Amakhala Game Reserve in open Land Rovers.

Rooms are cleaned twice a day while guests are out on game drives, to avoid any disruption during your stay. The housekeeping staff are always available to assist guests wherever necessary.

A nice alternative safari activity during longer stays is a river cruise. The boat meanders down the Bushman’s river, beaming with incredible bird and plant life. The cruise is between 30 to 40 minutes to be enjoyed at your leisure with mouth-watering snacks and ice cold beverages. All river cruises are made by prior arrangement with the lodge on arrival.

Guests can also explore the non Big 5 side of the reserve while on horseback. Duration is between 2-3 hours, departing at 10:30. Intermediate to experienced riders welcome. Minimum number of people is 2; maximum 6. Please make arrangements prior to travel or upon arrival. 24 hours notice must be given.  This activity is an additional cost. A riding helmet will be provided.

The lodge has a pair of binoculars to rent from the front office at an additional fee.

Your rate includes a Conservation/Community Levy which will primarily fund the anti-poaching units and a dedicated rhino monitoring programme to preserve and protect the rhinos of Amakhala Game Reserve. In addition, a percentage of the Levy will also go to support their award-winning Conservation Education Programme, which enables local school children to visit the Amakhala Conservation Centre to learn about wildlife conservation and sustainability for future generations.


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