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Overview of HillsNek Safari Camp-Amakhala Game Reserve

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Outdoor pool, free pool cabanas, pool loungers
Outdoor pool, free pool cabanas, pool loungers
Outdoor pool, free pool cabanas, pool loungers
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HillsNek Safari Camp-Amakhala Game Reserve

4 out of 5

5.0/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Laundry

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

Explore the area

    Popular LocationShamwari Game Reserve40 min drive
    Popular LocationLalibela Game Reserve44 min drive
    Popular LocationBushman Sands Golf Club80 min drive

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  • Classic Tent (Safari)

    Room amenities

    • 538 sq ft
    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed OR 2 Single Beds
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  • Family Tent (Family)

    Room amenities

    • 538 sq ft
    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 5
    • 1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed
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About this area

Sidbury

Located in Sidbury, HillsNek Safari Camp-Amakhala Game Reserve is in a rural area and in the mountains. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Amakhala Game Reserve and Addo Elephant National Park.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Shamwari Game Reserve - 40 min drive
  • Lalibela Game Reserve - 44 min drive
  • Schotia Tooth and Claw Safari - 57 min drive
  • Bushman Sands Golf Club - 80 min drive
  • African Pride Pumba Private Game Reserve - 90 min drive

Getting around

  • Port Elizabeth (PLZ) - 77 min drive
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About this property

HillsNek Safari Camp-Amakhala Game Reserve

4-star romantic hotel, walk to Amakhala Game Reserve
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has an outdoor pool and a bar/lounge. Free full breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Other amenities include a poolside bar, concierge services and laundry facilities. All 4 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and Select Comfort beds. Guests can enjoy deep soaking bathtubs, and other standard amenities include minibars, room service (during limited hours) and separate bathtubs and showers.
HillsNek Safari Camp-Amakhala Game Reserve offers 4 forms of accommodation which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature a safe and complimentary bottles of water. This individually decorated accommodation includes desks. Beds feature Select Comfort mattresses. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the in-room coffee/tea makers and minibars. Bathrooms include a separate bath and shower with a deep soaking bath, bathrobes, designer toiletries and hairdryers. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in June 2016.
Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available
  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle at scheduled times, on request
  • Local area shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast available daily
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • 24-hour pool access
  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's games
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool

Conveniences

  • No lifts

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Italian

Outdoors

  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Free pool cabanas
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • No lift (single-level property)
  • Well-lit path to entrance

More

  • Couples dining
  • Renovated guest rooms – June 2016
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Linens
  • Fan
  • Heating
  • Portable fan
  • Select comfort bed

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Deep-soaking bathtub
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar

Outdoor space

  • Deck or patio

More

  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Electrical adapters/chargers
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Individually decorated
  • Safe
  • Turndown service

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from noon - 6:00 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 15

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM
Late check-out subject to availability

Special check-in instructions

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 1:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests will receive an email 48 hours before arrival with check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding

Payment types at the property

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Destination fee: ZAR 125 per person, per night.

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: ZAR 3200.00 per vehicle (roundtrip)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No on-site parking is available
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
24-hour pool access
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

National rating

Quality graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organisation.

Property is also known as

HillsNek Safaris Hotel Sidbury
HillsNek Safaris Sidbury
HillsNek Safaris Hotel
HillsNek Safari Camp Sidbury
HillsNek Safari Camp-Amakhala Game Reserve Hotel
HillsNek Safari Camp-Amakhala Game Reserve Sidbury
HillsNek Safari Camp-Amakhala Game Reserve Hotel Sidbury

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at HillsNek Safari Camp-Amakhala Game Reserve and receive a full refund?
Yes, HillsNek Safari Camp-Amakhala Game Reserve offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to HillsNek Safari Camp-Amakhala Game Reserve cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at HillsNek Safari Camp-Amakhala Game Reserve?
As of 27 Feb 2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at HillsNek Safari Camp-Amakhala Game Reserve on 1 Mar 2021 start from £675, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Does HillsNek Safari Camp-Amakhala Game Reserve have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool. Pool access is available 24 hours a day.
Is HillsNek Safari Camp-Amakhala Game Reserve pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at HillsNek Safari Camp-Amakhala Game Reserve?
HillsNek Safari Camp-Amakhala Game Reserve doesn't offer parking.
What time is check-in at HillsNek Safari Camp-Amakhala Game Reserve?
Check-in is from noon - 6:00 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at HillsNek Safari Camp-Amakhala Game Reserve?
Checkout is at 11 AM. Late checkout is available for a fee (subject to availability).
Does HillsNek Safari Camp-Amakhala Game Reserve provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle that runs (available on request). A fee of ZAR 3200.00 per vehicle applies.
Where is HillsNek Safari Camp-Amakhala Game Reserve located?
Situated in the mountains, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Amakhala Game Reserve.
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4.9/5

Cleanliness

4.9/5

Staff & service

5.0/5

Amenities

4.9/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

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Beautiful luxury lodge, fantastic staff, great hospitality and an amazing overall experience. Highly recommend!
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2019

5/5 Excellent

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Faultless!
We stayed here for two nights and can't recommend it enough. The staff are so lovely. They make you feel so special and welcome when you come back to camp after a game drive. During a two night stay we had 4 game drives: we arrived at 1pm so we had one that afternoon, two the following day and one on the morning we left. You will see such a variety of animals and the guide seems to know everything about them and the park. Each drive is a new experience. The tents are basically lodges made our of canvas so you have all of the home comforts. The food is excellent and they accommodate any dietary preferences. All of the food and drink is included and they never let you go hungry. I can't speak more highly of the camp. It was an unforgettable experience.
Stayed 2 nights in May 2018

5/5 Excellent

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Intimate safari break for the family
Fabulous private game reserve for a family break with kids aged 10 and 7. Close encounters with lions, cheetah, elephants, rhino and buffalo as well as a host of other animals. Staff looked after us very well and ranger (Byron) was brilliant. The elevated position of the luxury tent was perfect with views across the bush and tent had everything we needed. Kids had a blast.
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2017

5/5 Excellent

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Lovely place
\We would certainly come back here and recommend. Lovely tent/bathroom - albeit it was well into the 30's and very hot in the room. Pool lovely and cooling. Wifi not great in room ( but they suggest its not ideal for a break - fair point!). Food great, but options a little limited. Sebaston the Guide was excellent, lovely place, lovely experience.

5/5 Excellent

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If going to Amakhala go here
Incredible. Brilliant lodge consisting of only four luxury tents in the middle of the game reserve. As many staff as there were guests. Excellent food and drink whenever you wanted it, the ranger Byron was fantastic at finding all the different game. Generally just incredible.

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