- Tel: +27 (0)46 636 2750
- Mobile: +27 (0)82 770 5165
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: www.amakhala.co.za
- Address: Amakhala Game Reserve, on the n2 between PE and GHT, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, 6082, South Africa
In the neighbourhood
Safari Lodge lies in a valley of indigenous bush at the northern boundary of the 7200ha Amakhala Game Reserve in South Africa's Eastern Cape. This thatched lodge with its unique safari huts and stone-capped roof tops offers all the comforts of a luxury lodge and is also an undisturbed retreat where guests can regenerate in tune with nature. Game drives are taken both on Amakhala reserve and in the Addo Elephant National Park, offering the complete "Big Five" experience.
Inspired owners and artists Mike and Justine Weeks have been meticulous in their attention to detail at the lodge, with fine African beadwork and the handcrafted designs highlighted throughout. Their attention to detail is extended to the wellbeing and upliftment of local communities and conservation. The Amakhala Foundation, founded in 2009, runs various social and educational projects. The foundation is funded by outside donor bodies as well as through the payment of bed levies from Amakhala’s lodges, including Safari Lodge.
The Amakhala Foundation focuses on education and skills development which has afforded Safari Lodge's staff the chance to take part in training programmes on an ongoing basis, to enable them to advance their careers in the hospitality industry. And at the Amkhala Craft Centre, members of the community are given an opportunity to generate income through the sale of locally made crafts such as beadwork and textiles.