The Amakhala Game Reserve is a 7,200 hectare malaria-free game reserve situated just an hour from Port Elizabeth.
A safari experience here will include day and night game drives in the company of a professional ranger, in search of the Big 5 of the African bush - lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo and the elusive leopard. Over 16 antelope species are also here, alongside giraffe, wildebeest, zebra and cheetah.
Night drives are conducted with the aid of a powerful spotlight, searching out the nocturnal animals such as aardvark, civet and porcupine. 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.
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.
Woodbury Tented Camp is set in the heart of the reserve, and the tranquil surroundings of the open bushveld allow you to truly experience a quiet getaway.
All the tents are on raised bases with private decks, providing seclusion and intimacy with the bush like no other. Each canvas safari tent has an en-suite basin, shower and a separate private toilet. Four of the tents have breathtaking views looking out onto the reserve, and the other tents are nestled amongst the trees to give you a total African bush experience with the beautiful wake up of the musical birds.
Families are also able to enjoy the African bush together as there are 2 family tents amongst the trees, which comprises of 2 adjoining tents linked by a private wooden deck - enabling parents to enjoy some privacy while knowing the children are not far away.
Stay for 3 nights for the price of 2 at Woodbury Tented Camp in the Amakhala Game Reserve.
Valid: 1 December 2019 - 14 December 2019.
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All of the holidays we prepare are tailor-made, but this might give you an idea of how Woodbury Tented Camp can be included in you own dream holiday.
Classic Escape to the Cape
Klein Oliphants Hoek
The Cape Winelands
La Plume Guest House
The Klein Karoo
The Garden Route
Woodbury Tented Camp
Amakhala Game Reserve
Destination: South Africa.
This itinerary takes in many of our favourite properties. Staying at friendly guest houses along the way and ending with an authentic tented safari experience, this is a great holiday for visitors to South Africa who want to get the best out of their budget.
This is a 12 night itinerary including Cape Town, The Cape Winelands, The Klein Karoo, The Garden Route and Amakhala Game Reserve.
*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: 4.4 / 5.0 based on 27 ratings
Woodbury Tented Camp was incredible, all the staff were amazing and overall I had a fantastic stay there.
Please let Kyle and team at Woodbury know we are back safe in UK. We really enjoyed the Woodbury experience and special thanks to Kyle for a really informative game drives. Would thoroughly recommend for a good value game drive experience. Many thanks for all your help.
Woodbury Tented Camp was a fantastic experience - the rangers were knowledgable and enthusiastic - thought the drives might get a little boring for my 6 year old son but not at all - they were passionate about their jobs and their enthusiasm was infectious. We had four drives each lasting about three hours - the overall experience was memorable and the kids loved the rustic tents - would really recommend this. Thanks for organising the itinerary, we had a holiday of a lifetime!
Sorry for the delay and wanted to thank you very much we had a great time, the team was brilliant, the accomodation [Woodbury Tented Camp] was great and location was fab, can highly recommend it.
S VAN ROON
We had a fabulous time - what a beautiful country and such friendly people!
As far as Amakhala is concerned, it surpassed our expectations. Our ranger was absolutely superb, a young fellow whose job was his vocation. In addition, the camp [Woodbury Tented Lodge] part of the reserve was not particularly busy, so out of our six game drives, my husband and I were the only guests on the land rover with Jaco! On the other two, there were three of us - a ratio almost unbeatable - personal service! And to crown the whole experience, we saw elephant every day - along with just about everything else! It was fantastic and we have hundreds of photos to enjoy.
I am so glad I found you and that you gave us such good advice. I shall now complete the survey attached to your e-mail.
Many thanks for everything and we will gladly recommend you and Amakhala to anyone.
Obviously not as luxurious as the more expensive lodge accommodation, but we thought it [Woodbury Tented Camp] was good value. It was too hot in the tents in the middle of the day (they had air coolers which helped, but not air-con). Otherwise, we thought our care was excellent, we had a very good, knowledgeable and committed ranger, and liked the whole ethos of the game park - very conservation-minded and caring of their animals. It was a fantastic experience and we saw a lot of wildlife.
Woodbury Tented Camp Location
Directions For Drivers
From Port Elizabeth: Woodbury Lodge: 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.
Once you have entered the Reserve follow signs to Woodbury Tented Camp, keep right when the road forks. Turn right at the entrance to the Conservation Centre and follow the tracks to the lodge.
General Information For Guests
Accommodation consists of large comfortable en-suite tents all on raised bases, each with their own private patios. The en-suite bathrooms have hot running water. The tents also have electricity.
The main camp area has a communal swimming pool, a curio shop, indoor and outdoor dining areas, and a bar. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in the lounge/bar area.
Tents are cleaned twice daily 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.
Fresh bottled water is provided in the lounge area with water bottles on your bed upon arrival.
Other activities that you can enjoy during your stay at Woodbury Tented Camp include boat trips, night drives, guided walks and horse trails on the non Big 5 areas of the reserve. All are available on request and are an additional cost.
A laundry service is available at an additional cost.
American Express, MasterCard, Visa and Diners credit cards are accepted.
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.
Bush Walks / Walking Safaris
Guided bush walks are offered between breakfast and lunch time at an additional cost. Walks need to be requested in advance in order to have a ranger available. Children must be 6 years and older to join a bush walk. The final decision on whether a guest can join a guided bush walk remains with the guide and lodge manager.
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