Woodbury Lodge


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Woodbury Lodge is an intimate family run Lodge, who take special care in making your African safari experience a memorable one, offering guests five star game viewing, spectacular accommodation set against the cliff with magnificent views over the plains.

About Us

Four star rated Woodbury Lodge is spectacularly set against a cliff above the Bushmans River valley in the malaria free area of the Amahkala Game Reserve and offers an intimate and tranquil experience of the Eastern Cape riverine bushveld along with diverse fauna and flora, bird, mammal and antelope species.


Set above the Bushmans River valley

Woodbury Lodge is an intimate, family-run Lodge on the malaria-free Amakhala Game Reserve. Opened in 1999 by the Gush family, the lodge offers a tranquil and scenic base from which to experience exciting Big Five game viewing in the heart of the Eastern Cape bushveld. Nestled discreetly against a cliff in lush riverine bush, Woodbury Lodge offers spectacular views of the Bushman’s River valley. It is an ideal place for families, small groups or those seeking a truly romantic retreat to relax and enjoy the bush together. 

Guests are accommodated in seven comfortably appointed stone–and–thatch sleeping lodges, all connected by stone walkways tucked away into indigenous trees alive with birdsong. Each room has air conditioning and en–suite bathrooms with heated floors and a private deck with magnificent views over the plains. Within the portfolio are two family lodges which can sleep up to four guests, separated by a wall partition to provide privacy. The seclusion of the suites from the main lodge and communal area, along with the design of the bathrooms and individual outdoor relaxation areas, enable our visitors to enjoy the unique setting and breathtaking views at their leisure. Many of the staff at Woodbury Lodge have grown up in the area and take pride in providing a friendly service and ensuring that your stay is a memorable one.


Take the N2 from Port Elizabeth to Grahamstown. Approximately 75 kilometers, cross the Bushman’s River and turn right at the thatched Woodbury Lodge signposted entrance. Continue through the Reserve, following the signs to Woodbury Lodge.

GPS coordinates: S-33°30'29.3364 / E26°09'11.0412"

View the Amakhala Game Reserves Policies

Woodbury Lodge offers Wifi in public areas by the main lodge.

Night drives, guided bush walks and Horse Trails available at an additional cost.

Woodbury Lodge has won the Luxury Travel Guide, Africa and Middle East Awards for 2016, 2017 and 2018 private lodge of the year for the Eastern Cape.

 Lux Awards 2018 Winner

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