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Hlosi Game Lodge

Hlosi Game Lodge
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Address: Amakhala Game Reserve
Paterson
Addo Area
Eastern Cape

Luxury Accommodation

Our Rooms

Luxury Safari Tent

Our large luxury safari tents are one bedroom and have all the modern conveniences, including full en-suite bathrooms, air conditioners, electric blankets and a minibar. It also offers an open-plan lounge and viewing decks over-looking the African bush.

Amenities:

Garden balcony
Garden view
Kettle
Game drives

Hlosi’s Luxury Safari Tents offer a memorable tented safari experience without compromising on luxury or comfort. Our large tents have all the modern conveniences, including a full en-suite bathroom, air conditioner, electric blankets and minibar. At the same time, our guests can experience the wonder of being in a tent in the African bush, and feel the immediacy of the surrounding landscape. 

The luxury safari tent has an expansive open plan lounge and bedroom area with minibar and tea-coffee facilities, and opens on two sides onto the viewing deck. The tents are set on a raised wooden platform, and have wraparound viewing decks, providing panoramic views across the gently sloping grassland valley. From the comfort of these viewing decks, guests can spot the elephant, cheetah, buffalo, giraffe, buck, warthog, zebra and other wildlife that roam the valley. The main deck faces north-west so is perfect for a private sundowner experience. 

The Hlosi tents are our greenest product to date, with extremely energy efficient water and room heating facilities and a combination of LED and solar lighting.

Luxury Family Safari Tent

The Luxury Family Safari Tent has two bedrooms. The main bedroom has a king size bed while the second has twin beds. A full en-suite bathroom joins the rooms. The tent is built on a raised wooden platform with three viewing decks offering an 180 degree viewing experience. 

Amenities:

Garden balcony
Garden biew
Kettle
Game drives

Hlosi’s Luxury Family Tents offer families a memorable tented safari experience without compromising on luxury or comfort. Our 2-bedroom tents have all the modern conveniences, including full en-suite bathroom (shared between rooms), air conditioners, electric blankets and minibar. At the same time, our guests can experience the wonder of being in a tent in the African bush, and feel the immediacy of the surrounding landscape. The main bedroom has a lounge area with a minibar and tea-coffee facilities, and opens on two sides onto the viewing deck. 

The tents are set on a raised wooden platform, and have 180-degree wraparound viewing decks, providing panoramic views across the gently sloping grassland valley. From the comfort of these viewing decks, guests can spot the elephant, cheetah, buffalo, giraffe, buck, warthog, zebra and other wildlife that roam the valley. The main deck faces the sunset, and is perfect for a private sundowner experience. Hlosi tents are our greenest product to date, with extremely energy efficient water and room heating facilities and a combination of LED and solar lighting.

Room rate is inclusive of 2 adults and 2 children under 12. Alternatively, the Family Tent can also be booked for 3 adults and 1 child under 12. An extra (4th) adult can be accommodated in an extra bed at additional charge.

Luxury King Suite

This suite is open plan, with a lounge and either a king size bed or two twins. Leading off from the suite is a bathroom with an indoor and outdoor shower, a bath and a separate WC. Your private deck is there for your game viewing pleasure, or a refreshing sundowner before dinner is served.

Amenities:

Garden balcony
Garden view
Kettle
Game drives

Our four King Suites offer a private haven away from the main lodge along a wooden walkway. The open plan suites each have their own lounge and secluded balcony from which to watch the game pass by. Your en-suite bathroom is a retreat from the days’ activities, with a deep-soaking tub, indoor and outdoor showers, and underfloor heating for those chilly winter mornings.

Each suite is provided with a selection of teas & coffees, a mini-bar stocked with selected beverages and heating and air-conditioning facilities. On those warm summer evenings, relax on your private deck and watch the stars with a night-cap – an added luxury that is complemented by the sounds of the bush as your background music.

Luxury Family Suite

The Family Suite has two bedrooms both en-suite, with a family lounge separating them with doors opening up onto a beautiful deck. The main suite has a king size bed with both an indoor and outdoor shower as well as a deep-soaking tub. The second bedroom has twin beds with a bath and indoor shower.

Amenities:

Garden available
Balcony
Garden view
Microwave
Fridge
Kettle
Game drives

Situated along a wooden walkway, our two family suites provide luxury family accommodation at Hlosi Game Lodge. The two-bedroom suites each have their own private decks, overlooking the vast plains below the lodge, and the perfect spot for families to gather and spend some quality time. Each bedroom is en-suite, with a shower and a deep-soaking tub. The main en-suite is fitted with an outdoor shower as an extra option.

Mosquito nets are provided in all suites.The suite’s family lounge is the perfect place to relax after a family game drive, with teas & coffee facilities and a mini bar stocked with an array of selected beverages. The two-bedroom Family Suites are a superb accommodation option for families or for friends traveling together.

There are a few things you need to know about your stay at Hlosi Game Lodge. For your convenience, we've put together a list of suggestions you may need to consider when packing for your trip. From weather conditions at the lodge to clothing items, we’ve got it covered!

Room rate is inclusive of 2 adults and 2 children under 12. Alternatively, the Family Suite can also be booked for 3 adults and 1 child under 12. An extra (4th) adult can be accommodated in an extra bed at additional charge.

Our rates are all-inclusive and include accommodation, meals, selected house beverages and 2 game drive activities (subject to availability and at discretion of ranger).

Activities

The Hlosi Safari Experience
Guests are greeted on arrival at Amakhala's Hlosi Game Lodge with refreshing hand towels and served drinks in the lounge or on the pool deck overlooking the swimming pool. While baggage is delivered to their room and their vehicles valeted, guests are advised of their itinerary as follows:

Afternoon/Evening Game Drive:

Summer/Spring Months (October - March) 4:00pm
Winter/Autumn Months (April - September) 3:30pm

Lunch is served at 2:00pm, after which guests have a chance to relax, read a book from the library or try their hand at Hlosi's other activities such as archery. Light snacks in the form of delectable sweet and savoury pastries are provided half an hour before the game drive is to commence at the main lodge. The duration of a game drive is usually 3 hours depending on the amount of time spent stationary while viewing game. Bottled water, beverages and light snacks such as biltong are provided en route and the vehicle will stop in order for guests to alight and enjoy a sundowner at sunset.

Dinner may consist of either a three course meal served by the crackling fireplace in the warm atmosphere of the lodge or an informal bush braai/barbecue served under the stars in our outdoor “boma”. Barbecues are presented in a buffet style with a spread of salads and/or hot vegetables and barbecued meats (chicken, beef, ostrich, or venison), followed by a selection of desserts and cheeses.

After enjoying dinner, guests are invited to socialize until the small hours of the morning or to retire to the comfort and luxury of their suite. Whatever the preference, they will awaken to the chorus of an African dawn and ready for another day of adventure!

Morning Game Drive:

Summer/Spring Months (October - March) 6:00am
Winter/Autumn Months (April - September) 7:00am

Guests are served coffee, tea and cereals and yoghurts in the main lodge half an hour before a game drive commences. Game rangers will halt whenever requested and share their expertise with guests. Game rangers will also stop and allow guests to alight from the vehicle for a steaming cup of coffee which is traditionally enjoyed with rusks (a South African biscuit).

Brunch
On returning from the morning game drive, guests have 30 minutes at their disposal to freshen up before brunch is served. Breakfast/brunch is usually buffet style with a choice of fresh fruit, as well as sweet pastries, toast and jams. Following this, a full cooked breakfast is available.

After brunch guests are welcome to relax at the refreshing pool or enjoy a nap after the excitement of the game drive, depending on their preference. We ensure that guests have enough time to relax and we strive to accommodate every need. Books of an African theme, cards, boardgames such as chess as well as television and internet facilities are available in the main lodge for guests' conveniences.

Kids on Safari

Hlosi welcomes and caters for children of all ages. We specialise in creating exclusive and unforgettable family safari experiences. Our lodge facilities, dining experiences and safari activities all include children-friendly options, without compromising a luxurious and rejuvenating experience for adults.

Accommodation 

  • Children under the age of 12 are accommodated at Hlosi by prior arrangement.
  • Children 12 and over are accommodated as adults.
  • Children sharing with adults will be accommodated on a cot or on a single bed, depending on their age and subject to availability.
  • A maximum of two (2) children may share with two (2) adults in a one-room suite, subject to availability of cots and/ or beds.
  • Our two-room family suites can accommodate a maximum of three (3) children in the second bedroom, subject to availability of cots and/ or beds.

Rates

  • Children aged 0-2 are accommodated free of charge when sharing with at least one adult.
  • Children aged 3-11 are eligible for a child rate of 50% of the adult rate when sharing with at least one adult.
  • Children 12 and over are accommodated at the adult rate.
  • Child rates are inclusive of accommodation, meals, selected beverages, activities and game drives (subject to Ranger discretion).
  • Child rates do not include babysitting.

Activities & Supervision

  • We accept all children from 0 – 12 years old at Hlosi. Children over 12 are deemed adults (i.e 13 and above).
  • Children from 3 – 12 years will be included in the Cubs on Safari programme run by the Child Co-ordinator.
  • Baby-sitting services by prior arrangement with the lodge can be available from 15:30 until after dinner at an hourly fee of R 80.00 per family.
  • The Children’s programme will run from 09:30 – 16:00 or as determined by the Child Co-ordinator depending on the children in camp.
  • Children aged 0 – 2 are not permitted on Game Drives.
  • Children 6yrs and over will automatically be included in game drives activities.
  • Children 5yrs and younger will only be included at the discretion of the ranger at the time of stay.
  • A dedicated children’s room is available, with books, games, toys, television and DVDs.
  • A wide range of activities is available at dedicated times throughout the day. Our Children’s Coordinator will meet parents and children on arrival to explain what activities are available, and schedule children’s activities during guests’ stay. Together with parents, a programme is tailored to suit weather, children’s ages and availability of specialist staff for specific activities.
  • The Hlosi Kids Safari activities are available to all children aged three and over. For younger children, a babysitting service is available at an additional cost. 
  • All swimming activities must be supervised by parents at all times.

Additional Services

  • A children’s menu is available, and dedicated children’s mealtimes can be arranged.
  • A babysitting service is available by prior arrangement with the Children’s Coordinator, at an additional cost.

Extra Activities at Hlosi

Night Drives: Enjoy the most amazing experience of Game viewing under the undisturbed African stars. This is great for catching the nocturnal animals on the Amakhala Game Reserve. At R 500 Per Person.

Star Gazing: Qualified Game Ranger with expert knowledge of the local star constellations takes guests out to a safe and dark area on the Amakhala Game Reserve, not to far from the lodge and shows you the various constellations in the area. At R 100 Per person - This includes drinks. 

Birding Experience: A two (2) hour boat cruise along the Bushmans river where over 250 bird species can be viewed including the rare foot. the cruise also affords the best opportunity of viewing the majestic Fish Eagle. At R 250 Per Person - This includes drinks and snacks.

Bush Walks: A qualified Game Ranger takes you out on an exciting walk through the wild on the Amakhala Game Reserve, not only seeing the animals but also the various flora and Fauna too. At R 350 Per Person.

Archery: With the help of a skilled Game Ranger you can test your skills and accuracy at Archery. At R 150 Per Person - This includes drinks and snacks.

Spa Therapist: For total relaxation enjoy a rejuvenating spa treatment in the comfort of your own room or balcony - room service is also available for drinks/ smoothies.

Fishing: Accompanied by a Game Ranger, guests are taken out on the beautiful Bushmans River to do a little catch and release fishing, with a drink in hand and a few finger snacks on the side. What a way to spend the middle of the day. At R 200 Per Person - This includes drinks and snacks. 

Terms & Conditions:

  • Payment can be made either by cash or by card.
  • There are no age restrictions for activities, but is up to the discretion of the Game Ranger.
  • Check with duty manager for availability and running times.

Day Safaris: Feel the heartbeat and rhythm of Africa as you become part of a Big 5 Safari Adventure on Amakhala Game Reserve.

Guided by an experienced Ranger on an open Land Rover, Hlosi Game Lodge offers an immersion into the African bush aimed at providing visitors with an experience of the diverse wildlife and landscape including: The Big 5, Black Wildebeest, Cheetah, Giraffe, Zebra and numerous other antelope.

Easily accessible from Port Elizabeth, Grahamstown and Addo, the Day Safaris run daily.

Hlosi Game Lodge - Itinerary

Arrival: 09h30 - To leave 10h00.
Meet at Hlosi Game Lodge for orientation;
Enjoy a 3 hour game drive around the stunning game reserve;
After the game drive there will be a delicious two course lunch served at our wonderful restaurant at 13h30.

Rate: R1050 P/P from 1 January 2018 - 31 December 2018
Children: Children 6 years and older welcome.
Less 50% for children aged 6 – 12 years.
Bookings essential.

Call Central Reservations on: +27 (0)21 424 1530

Terms & Conditions:

Minimum requirement of 2 adults per confirmation.

Cancellation Policy:

7 days or more – no cancellation fee
3 days or less – 50% cancellation fee
48 hours or less – 100% cancellation fee

Boat Cruise

Due to the water level of the river the boat is not operational.

As part of your stay enjoy a tranquil cruise down the winding Bushman’s river that can be organized on request as part of your game drive. Enjoy a sundowner with snacks where you may catch a glimpse of a timid bush buck and birdlife along the riverine forest. The river cruise affords the best opportunity of viewing the rare African Finfoot as well as the less rare but more majestic Fish Eagle.

Additional Activities

Grahamstown - This 1820 Settler city is only 20 minutes drive from Hlosi Game Lodge. The city is situated at the center of “Frontier Country” and it takes pride in its cultural and educational heritage. Beautifully restored and preserved historical buildings line the streets and it is here that you will find the 1820 Settlers Monument erected to commemorate contributions made by the British settlers who settled in the area.

The Albany Museum is 150 years old and well worth a visit should you enjoy History and Natural Science. The world renowned Grahamstown Rhodes University with its picturesque campus hosts the National Arts Festival in July of every year which attracts visitors from far and wide.

Guests will find cinemas, restaurants, craft shops and shopping centres in this picturesque city.

Alexandria - Alexandria is 36 km's away and as such is the closest town to Hlosi Game Lodge and convenient should guests need to purchase anything the lodge cannot provide during their stay. Guests will find a pharmacy, fuel station and small convenience store located here.

Bathurst, Port Alfred & Kenton-on-Sea - The route from Hlosi Game Lodge to Port Alfred via Grahamstown is a 120 kilometre scenic meander which will take the visitor through the quaint settler village of Bathurst. The historic village houses the area's oldest pub as well as a variety of craft shops.

The route will take visitors through the pineapple farming district to the scenic coastal town of Port Alfred. Beautiful beaches make Port Alfred a popular holiday destination both nationally and internationally. Situated on the Kowie river mouth and with a navigable waterway, Port Alfred is popular amongst boating enthusiasts and canoes and boats may be hired here. Alternatively, a game of golf may be enjoyed at the Royal Port Alfred Club and there are also two world-renowned health hydros should visitors require some pampering. Spend the day fishing or antique hunting, or feast on fresh oysters at one of the restaurants on the bay.

25 km's from Port Alfred you will find the seaside village of Kenton-on-Sea which is situated between 2 tidal rivers namely the Kariega and Bushman rivers. Whales are spotted regularly here from April to December. Tours to adjacent Xhosa townships which include a traditional meal in a township home can be organized in advance.

Port Elizabeth - Port Elizabeth overlooks Algoa Bay and is known as the “Friendly City”. The city dates back to the arrival by sea of 4000 British settlers in 1820 and the province is also famous for having been the birth place of Nelson Mandela, humanitarian and former president of South Africa. There are many activities on offer in Port Elizabeth including whale watching excursions, historical attractions, craft markets, boutiques and shopping malls, gambling, theatre and live cabaret, pubs, restaurants and late night music spots. Port Elizabeth's Oceanarium, Bayworld, is situated on the beach front and offers live dolphin and seal displays, a snake park and a natural and cultural museum.

The rugged coastlines of St Francis, Algoa Bay and Port Alfred hide reefs of incomparable beauty for the diving enthusiast. Shipwrecks, fish and coral may be enjoyed and shark diving excursions may be arranged for the more adventurous.

The internationally renowned Humewood, Royal Port Alfred and Fish River Sun golf courses are all within an hours drive from Hlosi Game Lodge. Please enquire as to availability of a game at a club well in advance.

Palaeontology Excursions
The Eastern Cape is also rich in Archaeology and Palaeontology. During the last century the first Stegosaur Skeleton was documented in South Africa, less than a kilometre from the Amakhala Game Reserve.

The Krantz formations along the Bushmans River in the reserve represent a cross section of time extending back 800 million years and there are various interesting fossils, which lie exposed on and around the reserve.

  • Awards & Accreditations As Claimed By The Establishment
  • Tourism Grading - 4 Stars

Directions

Follow the N2 from Port Elizabeth to Grahamstown (+- 70km).
Turn RIGHT onto the R342 to Alexandria (Karel Landman Monument). DO NOT take the R342 to Paterson. The right hand turn onto the R342 is exactly 3km further down the N2.
Go through the security gate.
Follow the signs to Hlosi Game Lodge (+-2.5km turn right).

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