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Exciting Experience On Safari

Each morning brings a new experience delivered by nature’s magic. Leaving HillsNek Safari Camp in a open game-viewing vehicle you will traverse over 18 000 acres weaving through 5 of the country’s 7 biomes.

The abundant wilderness of Amakhala Game Reserve preserves a complex and diverse ecosystem, providing habitat for over 60 mammal species. The Bushman’s River winds its way through the reserve providing its life source of water to the myriad of wildlife and birdlife. 

The dramatic and ever changing topography of Amakhala Game Reserve is host to an abundant tapestry of sights and sounds keeping one fixated on what one may see around the next turn of the land-rover track.

The majestic lion, herds of elephant, buffalo and giraffe, cheetah and endangered white and black rhino make up the big game component. Amakhala Game Reserve is also home to substantial herds of plains game species including zebra, black wildebeest, red hartebeest, oryx and eland to name but a few.

A recorded bird list of over 250 species on the reserve allows for great land based birding and further birding can be enjoyed whilst cruising along the Bushmans River.

As you reflect on the days sightings under a setting sun, the nocturnal species begin their foraging, from the secretive aardvark to the endangered brown hyena. The rangers spot-light scanning the closing night might highlight these lesser seen yet very interesting mammals as you make your way back to the lodge.

So ends a day at HillsNek Safari Camp…and tomorrow’s safari dawns with new sights and encounters.

Activities Include:

  • Personalized game drives in an open game-viewing vehicle
  • Birding
  • Stargazing
  • River cruise by boat
  • Guided Bush Walks outside the Big 5 area
  • Optional visit to the Amakhala Art & Craft Centre
  • Optional visit to Shamwari’s Born Free Foundation
  • Pure uninterrupted relaxation in the privacy of the lodge