Day Safaris

Self drive to Amakhala Game Reserve for a guided Day Safari!

Feel the heartbeat and rhythm of Africa as you become part of a Big 5 Day Safari Adventure. Experience authentic, wild Africa with a 4 hour experience on the malaria-free Amakhala Game Reserve, situated only a 45 minute drive from Port Elizabeth. 

Guided by an experienced ranger on an open cruiser, we offer visitors breathtaking landscapes and unforgettable wildlife sightings, including: The Big 5, Black Wildebeest, Cheetah, Giraffe, Zebra and numerous other antelope. 

Our day safaris depart from Leeuwenbosch Country House or Hlosi Game Lodge, both situated on the expansive Amakhala Game Reserve. Bookings are essential. 

Now until 31 Aug 2024  R 1,700 per person
01 Sept 2024 - 31 Aug 2025  R 1,870 per person

**Rate freeze until 31 August 2024! 

- Morning game drive
- 2 local beverages (cash bar available)
- Delicious 2-course lunch upon your return

Call our reservations team on +27 (0)41 450 5658 or email

Hlosi Game Lodge
- 10h00: Meet ranger at main gate where you will leave your car
- 10h00 to 13h00: Day safari
- 13h00 to 14h00: Lunch at the lodge
- 14h00: Transfer back to main gate
Leeuwenbosch Country House 
- Meet at the lodge at 9h00 for orientation 

What to Expect:
Morning game drive
2 local beverages (cash bar available)
Delicious lunch upon return 

Child Policy:
- Children 6 years plus welcome. 
- A private game vehicle can be booked for groups with children under 6 yrs of age, for a charge of R 4,950. Subject to availability. (Hlosi Game Lodge)
- Maximum of 2 children per adult per booking. 

Cancellation Policy:
• More than 7 days – no cancellation fee
• 7 days or less – 25% cancellation fee
• 3 days or less – 50% cancellation fee
• 48 hours or less – 100% cancellation fee

T's & C's Apply: 
Bookings are essential and must be made a minimum of 48 hours in advance.
Minimum requirement of 2 adults per confirmation.

How to Book:


Call: +27 (0) 41 450 5658

Add on a Boat Cruise: Currently unavailable

Feeling adventurous? Why don't you add on a 1 hour boat cruise along the majestic Bushman's River, the lifeblood of the reserve? Spot Big 5 on the riverbanks, keep your eyes peeled for a wide variety of endemic bird species, and scan for hippos in the water. 

*Subject to availability. 
*Due to the current drought and the low water level, our boat is not operational at present. 


Leeuwenbosch Country House: Hlosi Game Lodge:
Directions to Leeuwenbosch Country House:
  • Follow the N2 from Port Elizabeth to Grahamstown (+- 60km) - on right hand side.
  • About 2km after the R342 turn-off to Paterson
  • and about 1km before the R342 Karel Landman right hand turn-off.
  • Follow the road to Leeuwenbosch.
Directions to the main gate at Hlosi Game Lodge: 
  • Follow the N2 from Port Elizabeth to Grahamstown (+- 70km).
  • DO NOT take the R342 (left) to Paterson. The right hand turn onto the R342 is exactly 3km further down the N2.
  • Turn RIGHT onto the R342 to Alexandria (Karel Landman Monument).
  • Go through the security gate and park your car here
  • You will be met by a private guide and a safari vehicle for the adventure to commence!

Easily accessible from Port Elizabeth, Grahamstown and Addo, the Day Safaris run daily. Transfers may be arranged.

A taste of what to expect:

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