• 8 Comfortable Luxury Tents
  • Amakhala Game Reserve
  • Exceptional Big Five viewing
  • Award winning & excellent rated

Bush Lodge is set in the spectacular Amakhala Reserve in an open valley flanked by rolling hills and lush riverine vegetation. Here, discreetly tucked between the treetops, is an intimate lodge of wood, canvas, and thatch – the perfect base from which to explore this rustic slice of the African wild. In addition to the lodge’s sumptuous lounge, bar, and elevated outdoor boma. Private plunge pools, on-site therapists, and alfresco double showers set the tone for a focus on comfort.
Each of the 8 private rooms offers en-suite facilities, private lounge, and climate control.


  • Part of the greater Addo area;
  • The reserve is home to the Big 5;
  • Private suites overlooking a waterhole;
  • Twice-daily game drives;
  • Extremely good food and fantastic service;
  • Easy accss to Port Elizabeth’s national airport.



  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Barbeque Facilities
  • Dining room
  • Internet Access
  • Mobile Connectivity
  • Swimming pool
  • Spa
  • Curio Shop
  • Fireplace
  • Laundry Service
  • Shuttle service
  • Malaria Free
  • Parking
  • Credit Card Facilities


King/Twin Tents

Available: 8 tents Unit Sleeps: 2 adults
  • CHECK-IN: From 12:30 PM
  • CHECK-OUT: To 11:00 AM

At Amakhala’s five Star Bush Lodge, only eight luxury tents are available which ensures serenity and privacy. All buildings are thatched roofs, tented walls and have wooden floors.The main building has a large, comfortable lounge, dining area, pub and a 96m2 deck with outdoor and indoor fireplace. Each of the eight tents has an open deck with plunge pool, air conditioning (hot & cold), fireplace, large oval bath and outdoor shower.

Amakhala Bush Lodge 

Suite features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Fan
  • Tea / Coffee
  • Mini Bar
  • En-Suite
  • Shower
  • Dressing Gowns
  • Hair Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Balcony / Deck
  • Internet
  • Private Pool / Jacuzzi
  • Heater
  • Safe
  • Television


The Amakhala Game Reserve is incredibly vast and diverse with a number of safari activities available to you. Bush Lodge activities include personalized game drives which take place in a comfortable, open-top safari vehicles conducted by trained guides, as well as bush walks, a popular activity where close encounters with animals are almost guaranteed.
If you are interested in a unique safari experience, a river cruise is definitely for you! River cruises take place along the Bushman’s River and guests will have the opportunity to observe a diverse number of animals who call the riverside home.
Birding safaris are also available for bird lovers and the clear African skies are perfect for star-gazing. Guests will also have a chance to visit The Born Free Foundation and the Amakhala Art and Craft Centre.

  • Game Drives
  • Bird Watching
  • Game Walks
  • Bowls
  • Game Viewing
  • Massages
  • Boat cruise and canoeing
  • Spa treatments


Low Season

Dates Room Type Board Basis Rate
01 MAY - 30 SEP 2018 King/Twin Tents Per person per night sharing From $451
01 OCT - 14 DEC 2018 King/Twin Tents Per person per night sharing From $610
15 DEC 2018 - 15 JAN 2019 King/Twin Tents Per person per night sharing From $685
16 JAN - 30 APR 2019 King/Twin Tents Per person per night sharing From $610


The all­-inclusive rate per person per night includes:

  • Accommodation
  • Twice daily game drives
  • All Meals
  • Selected house beverages
  • Massage treatments
  • VAT at 14%
  • Wake-up call
  • Laundry services


Based on 181 Reviews

Eastern Cape Game Reserves

“Amazing trip to Bush Lodge”

Warm welcomes all around. Everyone from the reception lodge to the rangers to the lodge staff were warm, welcoming, kind and a lot of fun. The rangers were a ton of fun and helped make the safari feel like an amazing adventure. The lodge staff were accommodation and a ton of fun. The lodges (aka tents aka glamping) were cozy, and wonderful especially with the individual pools that let you watch animals while they graze in the morning. Each night after evening game drive, we were welcomed back with a wood burning fire and warm bubble bath. And every meal was delicious. Great experience, great staff, great lodge. Loved our time there.

~ Brittany B ~ Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
Eastern Cape Game Reserves

“Top contributor - Honest review! SPECTACULAR!”

Well – what can I say, Bush Lodge THANK YOU for making my 40th birthday trip the most WONDERFUL experience ever. I truly had the most amazing time during our stay. From the welcome drink on arrival to the most luxurious ‘tent’ HA! tent? it was like a palace! to the Superbly friendly staff – special mention to Edith, Hajeera & Brenda (big hugs), exciting (danger) ranger – DJ you absolute star, delicious food, birthday cake and singing, and all those fabulous animal interactions (being surrounded by a herd of Elephants within stone throwing (literally – them not us!) distance! And returning to a hot towel, hot chocolate and a steaming bath! I honestly cannot imagine a more magical place to spend such happy times. Continue doing what you do Bush Lodge – you really are the BEST and I will return one day to do it all again, and again, and again. Thank you!

~ adw ~ London, United Kingdom
Eastern Cape Game Reserves

“An absolute highlight”

A truly luxurious experience. We loved our family tent, very spacious, well equipped, beautifully decorated, and with the amazing view across the plunge pool to the waterhole. The game drives were excellent, our ranger very knowledgeable, and we saw and learnt a great deal. The lodge itself is beautiful too, with excellent food and service. Nice is the big table at dinner, very pleasant conversation with the other guests. Breakfast buffet excellent. Nice touches: the drinks/snack stop during the safaris, being welcomed back from a game drive with a hot chocolate, “personalised” soup, the fire lit in the tent when we got back from the late afternoon game drive. Highly recommended, and very suitable for families with (older) children too.

~ Familie_S100 ~ Heidelberg, Germany
Eastern Cape Game Reserves

“A real bush experience”

We had a short stay here. The room was great, with a bath, outdoor shower and cold water outdoor spa. Bedding is excellent. Martin is the most knowledgeable ranger we have ever been with, and we have been with a few. Meals were great, but portions were actually too big! :-). Game drives with Martin were fantastic and everyone was absolutely blown away by his knowledge and passion.

~ WillN55 ~ Perth, Australia

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