• 4 Comfortable Luxury Tents
  • Amakhala Game Reserve
  • Exceptional Big Five Viewing
  • Highly Popular & Excellently Rated

Positioned in a secluded corner of the Amakhala Game Reserve in the malaria-free Eastern Cape of South Africa, lies HillsNek Safari Camp. This intimate family-run lodge, set on the banks of the Bushman’s River with a breathtaking vista of rolling African plains, offers an unprecedented safari experience where privacy and personalized attention is the hallmark of every stay.

The main lodge and luxury tented chalets are elevated on expansive wooden decks that command panoramic views of the open plains. Discreetly positioned to ensure privacy and tranquillity, all are complete with an en-suite bathroom and romantic outside bush shower.


  • Set in the scenic Amakhala Game Reserve;
  • Private and secluded safari tent;
  • Fantastic service from a friendly team;
  • Beautiful views over a river and the reserve;
  • Comfortable, spacious tents;
  • Exclusively for group of friends or family.



  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Tea and Coffee
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Pool
  • Internet
  • Lounge
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Gift Shop
  • Babysitting / Child Services
  • Malaria Free
  • Shuttle Service
  • Secure Parking


Room type Features Rates
Safari Tent
HillsNek Safari Camp

Available: 3 Tents

Unit Sleeps: 2 adults

Check-in: From 1:00 PM

Check-out: To 10:30 AM

Show Room Info
  • Fan
  • King Size Bed
  • Mini Bar
  • Tea / Coffee
  • En-Suite
  • Shower
  • Dressing Gowns
  • Pure Cotton Linen
  • Balcony / Deck
  • Lounge
  • Fridge
  • Heater
  • Desk
  • More

    FROM R5140

    TO R11310

    Per person per night sharing

    Enquire Now What's Included Seasonal Rates


    HillsNek organises a fabulous range of game-based activities, including personalized game drives in an open game-viewing vehicle, bird watching, river cruises, guided bush-walks outside the big five area, and many other fascinating options. Children are very welcome at HillsNek Safari Camp, all children aged ten or under receive an exclusive ‘Ranger Bag’, and a child-friendly menu is also available.

    After a day in the bush, guests can relax with a cooling dip in the outdoor pool, and then settle down to enjoy the fabulous African sunsets followed by delicious evening meals featuring bush-inspired cuisine by the copper bowl fireplace, to the backdrop of fabulous starry nights and the Milky Way. HillsNek is available as an exclusive-use lodge on request.

    • Game Drives
    • Bird Watching
    • Game Walks
    • Game Viewing
    • Stargazing
    • River cruise by boat
    • Guided Bush Walks


    Low Season

    Dates Room Type Board Basis Rate
    01 May 2019 - 30 Sep 2019 Safari Tent Per person per night sharing From R5140
    Person per night single From R7710

    High Season

    Dates Room Type Board Basis Rate
    15 Dec 2018 - 28 Feb 2019 Safari Tent Per person per night sharing From R6740
    Per person per night single From R10110
    01 Mar 2019 - 30 Apr 2019 Safari Tent Per person per night sharing From R6240
    Per person per night single From R9360
    01 Oct 2019 - 14 Dec 2019 Safari Tent Per person per night sharing From R6840
    Per person per night single From R10260
    15 Dec 2019 - 28 Feb 2020 Safari Tent Per person per night sharing From R7540
    Per person per night single From R11310
    01 Mar 2020 - 30 Apr 2020 Safari Tent Per person per night sharing From R6840
    Per person per night single From R10260


    The all­-inclusive rate per person per night includes:

    • Accommodation
    • Game drives
    • All Meals
    • Teas and coffees
    • Transfers to and from Arathusa airstrip
    • Select beverages
    • VAT at 15%
    • Return transfers from the Conservation Centre to the lodge


    Based on 386 Reviews

    Eastern Cape Game Reserves

    “Wonderful safari experience in a 5 star game reserve!”

    We have just returned from a fantastic 2 day safari at the Hillsnek, a small game reserve.
    The tent is beautiful and very comfortable (electric heating/blankets for these winter days), lovely and cosy communcal area for meals. Specific diets are well catered for and the food is excellent. The rangers are super friendly and passionate about sharing their knowledge. We had 4 drives and saw much more than expected: a real adventure! We came home still buzzing with excitement. Thank you Renzo, Meghan, Sebastian, Jaison and all the lovely cleaning and cooking ladies.

    ~ Bernadette D ~ London, United Kingdom
    Eastern Cape Game Reserves

    “Fantastic visit”

    Thanks to all the staff at HillsNek for a wonderful stay, food was excellent and nothing was too much trouble for them.
    Our guide Megan was very knowledgeable and managed to give us a very close up view of the lion pride on the last morning drive.
    We were also joined by elephants drinking from the pool at breakfast, what more could you ask.

    ~ M3VTgaryb ~ Wakefield, United Kingdom
    Eastern Cape Game Reserves

    “African adventure ”

    This is the most extraordinary, special place. We had five-star service, the setting was just beautiful and the food exceptional.
    It is a very intimate and relaxed place with stunning views. The luxury tents are comfortable, clean and luxurious. Our guide Megan was utterly brilliant – every tour with her was thrilling and a feast for eyes. They show complete respect for the animals and we learnt a huge amount.
    We had such an adventure and something we will all remember for a lifetime. Thank you Hillsnek.
    A must do. We will be back.

    ~ Nicole F ~ London, United Kingdom
    Eastern Cape Game Reserves

    “Very special place”

    As Safari first timers, we thought HillsNek impossible to beat. The tents were large and luxurious, the food and service outstanding – absolutely everything thought of. With only eight guests, everything felt very personal. The Amakhala Reserve is compact but big enough for animals to roam and hide, and is very well managed. It has the “big five” but so much more too. Our guide, Sebastian, was an endless fount of knowledge, enthusiasm and incredible eyesight – spotting the lions from a moving vehicle at least a mile away. So many “wow” moments!

    ~ 218DonaldM218 ~ Yorkshire, United Kingdom

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