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HillsNek Safaris, Amakhala Game Reserve

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

As all previous reviews states. This is a 5 star rating place. Lovely friendly staff that really looks after you and makes you feel like your having a luxury holiday. Facilities are exellent and are beautifully designed. Each tent has a terrace where you can sit and relax and gaze out to the fields and spot various animals. Each tent...

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Chantelle C, Owner at HillsNek Safaris, Amakhala Game Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Hendrik L, A "Wow" from our side too for this wonderful review! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and for the thoughtful detailing of your stay. We pride ourselves on being a small camp that offers great privacy and even greater hospitality. Furthermore we couldn't agree more, that a minimum of 2-nights is ideal in...

PORT SETON, SCOTLAND
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

From arrival to departure we loved our two night stay at Hillsnek. The people were so friendly and helpful from the moment we parked our car until we left. They really make you feel special. Staying in the tents is great fun. They are well equipped and designed so that you almost feel as if you are the only guests...

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Chantelle C, Owner at HillsNek Safaris, Amakhala Game Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you for this brilliant review and we are thrilled that we were the highlight of your trip to South Africa. We hope to welcome you back sometime in the not to distant future. Kind regards Chantelle & the HillsNek Team

Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful site, luxury lodges, fantastic food and service. Marvellous Game drive with Rangers who really know their job inside out. Very friendly staff. We had a fantastic time and hope to return before too long (2019) perhaps

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Chantelle C, Owner at HillsNek Safaris, Amakhala Game Reserve, responded to this review

Hi Sarah D, Thank you so very much for your excellent review of HillsNek Safari Camp. Our site is indeed special - a very stategic position on the game reserve that ensures the highest level of privacy and optimum game viewing. We would LOVE to welcome you back in 2019! Kind regards Chantelle & the HillsNek Team

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The whole family visited Hillsnek for a 2 days safari. Welcome was great from the team (Monique, Jason...), and the food was really nice. The game drives with rangers Sebastian and Byron were amazing moments, adapted to our children (6&8). We learnt extensively from them on the wildlife, and the high respect they have on preserving it. We'd love to...

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Chantelle C, Owner at HillsNek Safaris, Amakhala Game Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review HillsNek Safari Camp. We are certainly blessed with a wonderful and passionate team and will pass your feedback on to them. A safari presents a pivotal point in the mindset of children... it truly opens their eyes to the natural world in ways that nothing else can. We take great pride in...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved everything about Hillsnek - would love to return. We were made so welcome by all the staff and nothing was too much trouble. It felt like our own little bit of paradise and we all felt so relaxed after our stay - even after the 4.45am starts! Our party varied in age from 33 - 81 years old and...

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Chantelle C, Owner at HillsNek Safaris, Amakhala Game Reserve, responded to this review

Hi Hillary, What a wonderful review! You have made our team very happy!! We are thrilled that your experience was memorable and we couldn't agree more, that HillsNek is "a little of paradise". Thank you again and all the best for 2017. Warm regards Chantelle & the HillsNek Team

UP NORTH
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hillsneck is luxurious but not at all pretentious. There are only four 'tents' (think glamping not camping), meaning a maximum of perhaps ten guests, so it is very relaxed. The bar / lounge / pool area is very comfortable. Dining is done together - great for getting to know people and sharing the experiences of the game drives - though...

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Chantelle C, Owner at HillsNek Safaris, Amakhala Game Reserve, responded to this review

Hi Dave, Many thanks for the fantastic review and for summing it up perfectly: Luxurious but not pretentious; relaxed and personal atmosphere; good food with great company; and of course exciting and varied game drives. Please do come back and experience HillsNek again! Kind regards Chantelle & the HillsNek Team

Austin, Texas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved everything about our experience at HillsNek! We came in with high expectations from the reviews and it somehow exceeded those. The staff was SO friendly, the food was delicious, and the game drives were really fun and interesting! We loved eating breakfast, lunch, and dinner with the other visitors and had great conversations with people from around the...

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Chantelle C, Owner at HillsNek Safaris, Amakhala Game Reserve, responded to this review

Hi Tessie, Thank you for reviewing your stay on Tripadvisor and for the brilliant review. Managing expectations is a big job and we are thrilled that your expectations were exceeded. We would love to welcome you back one day soon. Warm regards Chantelle & the HillsNek Team

Dublin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here at the start of February for our Honeymoon and so happy we did. We were greeted by Renzo and his team and so delighted with some cool cloths as it was very hot when we arrived. There are four luxury tents, all secluded from one another so you can enjoy your outdoor shower in privacy. Our tent...

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Chantelle C, Owner at HillsNek Safaris, Amakhala Game Reserve, responded to this review

Wow! What a fabulous review with so much detail! Thank you thank you! We absolutely love welcoming honeymooners and spoiling them. Somehow celebrating the start of a new union in the African bush seems just right. We wish you all the happiness in your married years to come and hope that an anniversary celebration may bring you back to us...

Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best Location in Amakhala, very good service and management (Thank you Renzo)-Byron is a very good Guide who is really enthusiastic, with great knowledge about animals and fauna. We are going to come back in 2018.

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Chantelle C, Owner at HillsNek Safaris, Amakhala Game Reserve, responded to this review

A wonderful review - thank you so much! We do believe our location is the best too and are thrilled that you will be back to visit us in 2018. All the best until then. Kind regards Chantelle & the HillsNek Team

Newyork
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for 2 nights in January 2017, How I wish we had booked a longer stay, What an incredible Place, and Wonderful Experience that I will treasure for a Life time. All of the staff were Charming and Sincere, Great food and Wine, Superb service and personal attention to detail, The Luxury Tent was not only Luxury but...

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Thank you for your excellent review of HillsNek Safari Camp and for your kind and heartfelt descriptions. All our reviews are shared with our team, and reviews like this make us all smile. Very BIG smiles! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us and would love to welcome you back. All the best Chantelle & the HillsNek...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
HillsNek Safaris is an intimate, luxury tented camp positioned on the banks of the Bushmans River. Situated in a tucked away corner of the Amakhala Big 5 Game Reserve, the lodge is 70km's from Port Elizabeth in the malaria-free Eastern Cape. An abundant variety of wildlife includes lion,rhino, elephant, giraffe, cheetah, buffalo, zebra and a myriad of plains game. The stone, canvas and thatched main lodge is at the heart of the camp, with four private safari tents elevated on wooden decks that enhance the spectacular views of surrounding plains and bush. All tents have panoramic views of the African plains, and game viewing can often be enjoyed from the comfort of your bed. Personalized service and outstanding hospitality is the hallmark of every stay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about HillsNek Safaris, Amakhala Game Reserve

Address: N2 | Greater Addo, Eastern Cape, Amakhala Game Reserve 6011, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Amakhala Game Reserve
Price Range: ₹ 34,438 - ₹ 57,483 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — HillsNek Safaris, Amakhala Game Reserve 4*
Number of rooms: 4
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“They are all the same but room 2 is closest to reception and the dining area”
 of 5 bubbles zzstop, 8 Feb 2017 | Read review
“any of the lodges”
 of 5 bubbles ARCHIEMAC70, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“There are only 4 tents, every one offering great views and total privacy.”
 of 5 bubbles Steve07Mar, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Only 4 'tents' (one being for families) and all looked fantastic”
 of 5 bubbles KTav79, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All tents are secluded and have a great view. Tent 2 & 3 you have to walk a bit up hill to get to.”
 of 5 bubbles estelledavies, 19 Aug 2016 | Read review
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