Things to do near
Amakhala Game Reserve
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling
Game Reserve in Addo Elephant National Park (47.4 km from Amakhala Game Reserve)
About an hour's drive from Port Elizabeth, Addo is a small farming town that's best known for its proximity to the Greater Addo Elephant National Park, which is South Africa's first 'Big Seven' reserve. As well as the usual Big Five - rhino, lion, elephant, leopard and buffalo, the park, which extends to the sea and some offshore islands, also...
Galleries and Museums
Grahamstown (51.4 km from Amakhala Game Reserve)
Visit a rare Victorian amusement once considered 'The Magic Mirror of Life'.
This unusual multi-storeyed 19th century Victorian shop and home is now a museum housing interesting displays, a Meridian room, an observatory and the only camera obscura in the southern hemisphere.
Known for its identification of the Eureka in 1867, this house had a...
Paterson (15.6 km from Amakhala Game Reserve)
One of the largest private game reserves in the Eastern Cape, the award winning Shamwari Game Reserve is a superlative safari destination for discerning guests.
Boasting numerous high profile animals including the Big 5 and five of South Africa's seven biomes, the reserve is one of the most successful private conservation initiatives coupled with...
Sidbury (20 km from Amakhala Game Reserve)
Not only does Kwantu Private Game Reserve offer magnificent wildlife viewing in a malaria-free zone, it also has an elephant sanctuary and endangered animals in an untouched wilderness.
From the comfort of specially equipped open Land Rovers, visitors are able to encounter impressive white rhino roaming freely on the plains.
Alicedale (28 km from Amakhala Game Reserve)
Bushman Sands Golf Course is conveniently situated near Shamwari Game Reserve and Addo Elephant National Park just 80 kilometres from Port Elizabeth. Designed by South African golfing legend, Gary Player, the 18-hole championship course lies on the banks of the Bushman's and New Year's Rivers.
Characterised by undulating fairways and pot...
Alicedale (28.2 km from Amakhala Game Reserve)
Malaria free and home to an impressive diversity of animals, Bushman Sands Game Reserve boasts wonderful Big 5 wildlife viewing opportunities.
Situated on 40 square kilometres of former farmland, the reserve has reintroduced animals that once roamed here over 200 years ago. Lion, leopard, cheetah, buffalo, elephant, rhino, black wildebeest, red...
Alexandria (29.3 km from Amakhala Game Reserve)
Woody Cape Nature Reserve is now incorporated into the Greater Addo Elephant National Park.Listen for the haunting calls of the rare tree dassie by night and awake to a chorus of birds in flitting through the forest canopy. The Langebos huts are available to hikers on the two-day Alexandria Hiking Trail, as well as those simply wanting an...
Alexandria (31.6 km from Amakhala Game Reserve)
This totally awesome trail begins in the stunning Alexandria forest at the park offices. The two Langebos Huts are the base huts for the trail and it is recommended that hikers stay at these huts the night before leaving for the first day. The huts are newly constructed huts, sleeping 6 people each. They are equipped with hot water showers,...
Pumba Private Game Reserve (34.4 km from Amakhala Game Reserve)
Situated in a stunning Eastern Cape landscape, Pumba Private Game Reserve is the perfect destination for a malaria-free African wildlife experience.
In addition to leopard, buffalo, rhino and elephant, guests of Pumba Private Game Reserve have the rare opportunity of seeing beautiful white lion.
Visitors can discover Africa’s wildlife in their...
Colchester (37 km from Amakhala Game Reserve)
The estuary of the scenic Sundays River with its spectacular sand dunes and views of Algoa Bay is a knockout. Situated at the southern boundary of the Addo Elephant National Park, the Sundays River Mouth is calm and peaceful and offers a relaxing and memorable experience.
The beach is pristine with some of the highest dunefields in South Africa....
Colchester (37.5 km from Amakhala Game Reserve)
Sandboarding Sundays River & Water Sports offers 3-hour Sandboarding tours on the Sundays River dune fields. All equipment is provided including 2 types of boards for R350 per person and lessons. No previous experience is necessary - they have had beginners from 4 years old to 60 years old.
Water skiing, wakeboarding, tubing, and body boarding...
Colchester (37.6 km from Amakhala Game Reserve)
For the adventurous, exploring Addo Elephant Park on horse back is a truly amazing experience.
Prior experience is not required to enjoy these trials, and each trip will be accompanied by a guide. Trails last about 3 hours.
For more information, contact SAN Parks to book your excursion.
Colchester (37.6 km from Amakhala Game Reserve)
Schotia Game Reserve is one of many private reserves in the Paterson area
This reserve has 3 of the Big 5, however the lions are the main attraction. Tour packages will help you get as close as possible to get the best viewing of rhino, hippo, giraffe and lion.
Salem (40.3 km from Amakhala Game Reserve)
Nature lovers and not so fit walkers will enjoy the 1 km Assegaai Tree Trail. Interesting trees and shrubs are labelled and a booklet provides interesting snippets about the traditions and uses associated with these trees. Resident 'tree fundi', Jeannette (Gumtree) Steyn is conduct guided tours for those keen for more insights.
Grahamstown (42.9 km from Amakhala Game Reserve)
Named after the famous 19th century artist, naturalist and explorer, Thomas Baines Nature Reserve is a great spot for a day trip if you’re visiting the Grahamstown area. It’s an easy 12-kilometre drive from Grahamstown in the direction of Port Elizabeth.
Thomas Baines explored the region extensively and contributed a valuable record of the...