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Room Type Date Range Rate P/P Sharing (ZAR)
Colonial Safari Tent January 1, 2020 - April 14, 2020 R3,980.00
Colonial Safari Tent April 15, 2020 - September 30, 2020 R3,510.00
Colonial Safari Tent October 1, 2020 - December 14, 2020 R4,420.00
Colonial Safari Tent December 15, 2020 - February 28, 2021 R4,420.00

*Amakhala Game Reserve Conservation and Community Levy*

Amakhala Game Reserve has instituted a conservation levy for all guests staying in any lodge over night on the reserve. The purpose of this levy is to empower the Amakhala Foundation in its fantastic work in local communities as well as environmental education for local children. The levy also contributes significantly to the reserves anti-poaching efforts with specific reference to rhino, which are under dire threat.

The levy rate is currently : R125 per person over 12 per night and R75 per child under 12 per night.

Please note: On 01 March 2020, the conservation levy will change slightly from R125 to R140 per adult, and reduce from R75 to R70 per child. These changes will only apply to guests staying with a check in date from 01 October 2020 onwards.

Levies are inclusive of VAT 

This levy is payable on site at check-out or via a secure online link, if requested, after booking, from our reservations team.

All levies will be collected by the Amakhala Foundation, a registered Public Benefit Organization, PBO no. 930039115

Since 2013, over 5000 rhinos have been lost to criminal poaching in South Africa. Although many rhinos are lost in Kruger National Park, smaller game reserves like Amakhala are also at serious risk to poaching unless rhino monitoring programs and other security measures are implemented and maintained. A Conservation Levy is now deemed essential to assist in the significant costs associated with our multi-layered anti-poaching measures on Amakhala Game Reserve.

The Conservation Levy will primarily fund the anti-poaching units and a dedicated rhino monitoring program to preserve and protect the rhinos of Amakhala Game Reserve. In addition, a percentage of the levy will be administered by the Amakhala Foundation to continue with and expand our award winning Conservation Education Programs. In 2017, over 2000 school children from local communities visited the Amakhala Conservation Centre to learn about wildlife conservation and sustainability for future generations.

Amakhala Game Reserve continues to provide an excellent example of how communities can convert agricultural land for conservation purposes while promoting a viable tourism economy. Protecting the rhinos is a key factor in the ongoing success and sustainability of this initiative.

Voluntary Contribution
We ask all our guests to contribute to the protection measures established to counter the ever-present threat of criminal rhino poaching and to provide education for our future conservationists.

Even if you booked before 1 March 2018 and do not have a payment obligation, we kindly ask you to voluntarily agree to the payment of this important Conservation and Community Levy.

Thank you.

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Quatermain's Camp video

Get an inside view of a day at Quatermain's Camp


  • Safari lion cubs shamwari
  • Safari park, big 5, amakhla game reserve (7)
  • Tented safari eastern cape, port elizabeth, amakhala, shamwari (4)
  • Safari male lion amakhala
  • Safari lion shamwari (2)
  • Rhino shamwari
  • Safari buffalo amakhala(1)
  • Safari drives grahamstown, amakhala, shamwari, eastern cape (10)
  • Safari elephant bull amakhala
  • Safari leopard shamwari (12)

"Arrive as strangers and leave as family." Well, that's how it seems. Quatermain's is based in the Amakhala Game Reserve which was set up 20 years ago and is owned by five families. The camp itself is owned by Riaan and Julie and what drew us to it was the idea that there was no electricity and that you slept in 1920s style tents. Having said that the beds are very comfortable and it is a real bonus to have an ensuite with a proper loo and shower! We were warned in advance to have everything charged up before we arrived! It is also very small so the maximum number of guests is 6. We were lucky to have the tent which is a little walk from then camp so, when we were relaxing between drives it was very peaceful, except for the baboons jumping round in the trees around. We were collected from the car park which is just off the N2 by Eric, one of the rangers and taken to the camp which is tucked away in a hollow a couple of km from the parking area. There are two 4 hour drives a day both around the local reserve and another part which is across the N2. A little odd but as you talk to the owners and the rangers and start to understand the history of and the reserve itself you get used to it and become fully invested in what it is. In reality the reserve is very big and it is very easy to get away from it all. The rangers are very knowledgeable and keen to approach the animals but only if it is safe and it doesn't upset them. One day we had a walk with Riaan and Craig which was fascinating and I would have been happy to have more! We drove all around the reserve and the views from the top of the escarpment were stunning. What really set this place apart, apart from the food, the drink, the position and the game drives/walk was the people! Every meal either the one of the owners or one of the rangers has their meal with you and you get to find out more about them and the camp. Not only that all the staff are friendly and there are dogs wandering around as well so it feels as though you are a guest at their home. You are really made to feel that you are "one of the gang", which is delightful! I'd defiantly visit again and in any event I want to know what Eric's dog, Poseidon, is going to look like when he grows up!

Welshgirl49, United Kingdom
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