Places to visit in Amakhala Game Reserve

When you travel to Amakhala Game Reserve, you will love to visit popular tourist spots and enjoy the local culture. Amongst other Things to do in Amakhala Game Reserve, you can surely explore some of the best things to do in Amakhala Game Reserve to make your trip a fulfilling one. On a trip to Amakhala Game Reserve things to do can include exploring Amakhala Game Reserve attractions and visiting the places of interest.

Talking about monuments, Amakhala Game Reserve also welcomes visitors to a nearby monument, also known as the 1820 Settlers National Monument. This memorial has been built to pay tribute to English settlers for their contribution towards the community.

Addo is a farming town and the Addo Elephant National Park is a famous attraction near Amakhala Game Reserve. From rhinos, elephants and lions to leopards, buffaloes and much, this national park is home to a lot of species. 

You can indulge in several works like Game capture, counts and monitoring, Wildlife identification (elephant/rhino/predators/birds), Animal tracking using telemetry, Erosion control and road maintenance, Lion health and breeding monitoring, Fence patrol and maintenance, Territorial ranges and feeding ranges, Wetland rehabilitation, Fence patrol and maintenance, Vehicle maintenance, Alien plant control and bush cleanups, Boma maintenance, Navigation and compass orientation, Target shooting, Taxidermy - hunting discussion "conservation or not", Guided bushwalks, tracking and trails through reserve,  Bush survival - camping under the stars (weather dependent), Report writing and updating project data, Kayaking/boat trips on Bushman's River and lots more.

Sky-diving and marine adventures are two important activities that tourists indulge in while on a visit to Amakhala Game Reserve.

You will have an unmatched experience when you will get close to the nature. One has to be in person to enjoy the elephant ride.

You will have a different experience altogether with the Transfers, frontier wars (1779-1878) and battlefield tours of the local region. The day tours in the Port Elizabeth area and the European Migration from the Cape into the Eastern regions of South Africa.

This Gary Player signature course is situated within 40 minutes drive of Amakhala and features 18 holes. Therefore this place is must visit for the Golf fans as well as a Health Spa and restaurant facilities.

Day and night game viewing trips under the guidance of professional game rangers are available. This will ensure that your safety is not compromised. The Wildlife you are likely to be encountered during the game drives in the Game Reserve are: the "Big Five", lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo and leopard as well as cheetah, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest and plenty of antelope species. 

People in charge of the area are also working to spread HIV/AIDS related information and other ways of uplifting the community. The four lodges (marketed under Amakhala’s Heritage Collection) also support local businesses. These include a needlework entrepreneur, a small laundry and a group of women who do beading. This further helps them to generate funds for the education bursaries.

The reserve now has approximately 20 members involved in the running of the Land & Game Department. AGR’s conservation efforts are also dedicated to educating the youth on various methods of conservation. Making a positive influence on children by environmental education programmes is something they are concerned about and it is run through the Amakhala Conservation Centre. These programmes include: World Environment Day, Water Day and Arbour Day. Fair TRADE in Tourism South Africa (FTTSA) has a number of environmental considerations in their accreditation process that includes- saving electricity and efficient water usage, proper disposal of garbage and sewage and recycling. This Reserve has 3 of their lodges accredited with FFTSA.

The conservation ethic has been passed down from the forefathers of the Amakhala Game Reserve (AGR) to the current AGR generation. The farms that joined together to form the AGR have been kept in the same farming families since the 1850s and the concept of sustainable stocking rates and domestic stock clearing of invasive vegetation have been instilled into the reserve since the 1920s.

Family members of the current AGR generation have been recognised with ‘Conservation in Farming’ awards in the 1970s and the 1980s. Some members have even served in the local Soil Conservation Committee, a Department of Agriculture watchdog of farming practice for many years.

You can relax as this place has four special lodges to accommodate you. You can relax and take rest as there are several lodges such as Bush Lodge, Safari Lodge, Woodbury Lodge and Leeuwenbosch Country House are certified by Fair Trade in Tourism. These four lodges are certified by the fair trade in tourism.

There are private plunge pools, outdoor showers, fireplaces, double indoor and outdoor showers and game-viewing decks. You can also get access to the magical Whisper Room, a place to relax and enjoy massages that are also available. Therefore if you feel tired after hoping all day long, you can just relax and have a pleasant experience.

South Africa is known for a lively cultural life and many opportunities to meet the locals. Therefore, you can meet them and get closer to their lives. Jazz festival is quite popular with the tourists and the locals.

The Summerstrand Shopping centre is nearest to the Amakhala Game Reserve. Whether it’s for brunch, lunch or dinner, the place is ideal to satisfy your taste-buds. 

Greenacres Shopping Centre: Located at the core of Port Elizabeth, the Greenacres Shopping centre also serves as the economic hub. 

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