One of the Eastern Cape’s biggest draw is its Malaria Free game reserves. Most of the reserves boast the Big 5 in easy-to-see habitats and offer a variety of safari activities ranging from game drives and river cruises to horseback and walking safaris. The accommodation ranges from rustic tented camps to 5-star lodges.

Selected Game Lodges in the Eastern Cape

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Woodbury Lodge, Amakhala Game Reserve

Four star rated Woodbury Lodge is spectacularly set against a cliff above the Bushmans River valley in the Amahkala Game Reserve.. It offers an intimate and tranquil experience of the Eastern Cape riverine bushveld at its best. It is the ideal place for families to relax and enjoy the bush together.Guests are often thrilled by the late afternoon sighting of the elephant herd passing by.

All rooms have private decks and large bathrooms with a view over the plains. Child minding facilities available.

A range of game viewing and other activities such as the river cruise and bush walks are on offer, or you could just recline around the communal swimming pool and enjoy some sun while the birds keep you company. Unfortunately No under 6 years are permitted on game drives.

Woodbury Tented Camp, Amakhala Game Reserve

Woodbury Tented Camp is one of the hidden jewels of the Eastern Cape. Tucked into an embracing hillside thicket and overlooking the ancient floodplain of the Bushman’s River, the Camp offers rustic and secluded luxury, and an authentic African wildlife safari experience.

Seven large, comfortable, en-suite tents on raised bases, and with private patios provide the seclusion, tranquility and an intimacy with the bush that you would expect on a visit to Amakhala Game Reserve. Each tent has twin or double beds - at your request.

Camp life is centred around the stone, thatch and canvas main dining and lounge area, with it’s expansive deck overlooking the Woodbury plain and waterhole. A wide variety of game species such as zebra, giraffe, buffalo, eland, and elephant fill the passing parade while fish eagles soar overhead, their hauntingly evocative cry echoing across the valley.

Soak up the sun while lazing on a recliner next to the pool; sip a cocktail or enjoy tea and delicious, freshly baked cakes, before venturing out into the reserve on your next expedition.