HillsNek Safari Camp
HillsNek Safari Camp
HillsNek Safari Camp
HillsNek Safari Camp
HillsNek Safari Camp
HillsNek Safari Camp
HillsNek Safari Camp

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9.6

Exceptional

62 reviews

62 reviews

Food & Dining2
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9.5

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Amakhala Game Reserve 4.2 km
Port Elizabeth Airport 72.0 km
Bhisho Airport 125.9 km
East London Airport 164.0 km
Queenstown Airport 191.3 km
Holiday park/caravan park

HillsNek Safari Camp

Amakhala Game Reserve, Amakhala Game Reserve, South Africa - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers car park free of charge. Conveniently situated in the Amakhala Game Reserve part of Amakhala Game Reserve, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Rated with 4.5 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to restaurant and outdoor pool on-site.

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Highlights

Sparkling clean

Top Value

Excellent room comfort & quality

Airport transport

Breakfast [free]

Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call

Facilities

Transport to airport

Car park

Shuttle service

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Swimming pool [outdoor]

Game room

Front desk [24-hour]

BBQ facilities

Value for money9.3
Distance to city center70 km
Location rating9.5

Rooms available at HillsNek Safari Camp

Exceptional
Room comfort & quality

10

Tent
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  • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 king bed or 2 single beds
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Tent
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  • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 king bed and 1 sofa bed o...
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Family
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  • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed and 1 sofa bed
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Classic Tent
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Nature view
  • 1 king bed
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Room Assigned on Arrival
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    Luxury Tent (Family)
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      Luxury Tent (Safari)
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        Frequently asked questions

        How much does it cost to stay at HillsNek Safari Camp?

        Room rates depend on the dates, room types, and number of guests, so please click here to see the latest and best deals from Agoda!

        What time is check-in and check-out at HillsNek Safari Camp?

        Check-in is from 12:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The caravan park offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

        How do I get to HillsNek Safari Camp?

        HillsNek Safari Camp is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 3550 ZAR. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the caravan park know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at HillsNek Safari Camp also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the caravan park. For those who wish to drive their own cars, HillsNek Safari Camp has a car park that's close to the caravan park. Parking is free for guests. Self-parking is conveniently available at the caravan park.

        Is breakfast offered at HillsNek Safari Camp?

        Wake up to a great continental breakfast at HillsNek Safari Camp.

        What are my dining options at HillsNek Safari Camp?

        HillsNek Safari Camp features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

        What is the smoking policy at HillsNek Safari Camp?

        HillsNek Safari Camp does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

        What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to HillsNek Safari Camp?

        HillsNek Safari Camp’s nearby natural sights include Amakhala Game Reserve located in the same Amakhala Game Reserve area.

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        What people love about HillsNek Safari Camp

        • 9.2

          Exceptional

          "The tent is well appointed and beautifully furnished."

          Tanit

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          February 7, 2022

        • 9.6

          Exceptional

          "We had the most wonderful two nights stay."

          Vicky

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          January 10, 2022

        • 10

          Exceptional
          Staff 

          "Even though we were there during rain (which the land definitely needed, so we were happy), the staff and rangers helped us enjoy every minute."

          Andrew

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          March 31, 2020

        Overall rating:

        9.6

        Exceptional
        62 reviews
        Cleanliness
        9.4
        Facilities
        8.9
        Location
        9.5
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        More about HillsNek Safari Camp

        More about HillsNek Safari Camp

        HillsNek Safari Camp

        All offerings provided by HillsNek Safari Camp help to ensure a pleasant stay for all travelers. Free internet access provided within the caravan park keeps you connected throughout your stay. Airport transfer services can be booked before your check-in date, to ensure a smooth and convenient arrival or departure. Exploring Amakhala Game Reserve is made even more convenient with the shuttle services available at the caravan park.
        For guests arriving by car, parking is provided free of charge. Always get the assistance you need with front desk services including concierge service, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. Booking the best tickets and getting the hottest restaurant reservations are made easy with help from the caravan park's tours. Cold evenings are even better than warm ones, when you can cozy up at the caravan park's fireplace.
        For longer stays or whenever you need it, the laundry service keeps your favorite travel outfits clean and available. Feel like doing nothing? Available services like room service and daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your time at the HillsNek Safari Camp. For health reasons, smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the caravan park. For guests who would like to smoke, the designated smoking areas are available.
        A range of amenities is offered in guestrooms at HillsNek Safari Camp. Enjoy your stay even more at the caravan park, knowing that some selected rooms include linen service. Some rooms at HillsNek Safari Camp are available with design features like a balcony or terrace. Don't worry about being thirsty as a refrigerator, bottled water, a coffee or tea maker and mini bar are provided in some guestrooms.
        Bathroom amenities are just as important as others, and at the caravan park you'll find a hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobes and towels available in some guest bathrooms.


        Dining and things to do

        Every day at HillsNek Safari Camp begins with a delicious complimentary breakfast. A number of great dining options at the caravan park assures that you'll always have convenient and delicious choices. A great night out couldn't be easier! Enjoy a fun evening without traveling outside at the bar. Are you a great cook? Make your own meals in-house at the caravan park's BBQ facilities.
        A day in will be as fun as a day out with ranges of recreational activities offered at HillsNek Safari Camp. Don't forget to make a visit or two to the caravan park's pool. At HillsNek Safari Camp, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. Enjoy your favorite drink in your swimsuit at the caravan park's poolside bar. Available in-house recreation activities include horse riding.
        Challenge your travel group members or other guests to competitive fun, with the caravan park's hiking trails. Family time on relaxed evenings is easy with the caravan park's shared lounge and TV area. Got someone special waiting for you back home? Then easily pick up a memorable gift at the souvenir shops.


        Reasons to stay here

        Compared to the city's accommodation options, this caravan park scored higher than 90% of them for food and dining.
        According to guests who stayed here, this caravan park's room comfort is rated higher than 90% of other accommodations in Amakhala Game Reserve.

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        Amenities and facilities
        Excellent
        Facilities

        8.9

        Languages spoken

        • English
        • Italian

        Internet access

        • Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
        • Internet services
        • Wi-Fi in public areas

        Things to do, ways to relax

        • Game room
        • Garden
        • Hiking
        • Horseback riding
        • Pool with view
        • Swimming pool [outdoor]
        • Tours

        Cleanliness and safety

        • Breakfast in room
        • Cashless payment service
        • Daily disinfection in all rooms
        • Daily disinfection in common areas
        • Doctor/nurse on call
        • Face coverings on staff
        • First aid kit
        • Free face masks
        • Hand sanitizer
        • Hot water linen and laundry washing
        • Hygiene certification
        • Individually-wrapped food options
        • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
        • Protective screens in common areas
        • Room sanitization opt-out available
        • Rooms sanitized between stays
        • Safe dining setup
        • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
        • Shared stationery removed
        • Staff trained in safety protocol
        • Temperature check for guests and staff

        Dining, drinking, and snacking

        • Alternative meal arrangement
        • Bar
        • BBQ facilities
        • Breakfast [free]
        • Kitchen
        • Poolside bar
        • Restaurants
        • Room service

        Services and conveniences

        • Concierge
        • Contactless check-in/out
        • Daily cleaning
        • Fireplace
        • Gift/souvenir shop
        • Heating in public area
        • Ironing service
        • Laundry service
        • Luggage storage
        • Safety deposit boxes
        • Smoke-free property
        • Smoking area
        • Terrace

        For the kids

        • Babysitting service
        • Family room
        • Kids meal

        Access

        • CCTV outside property
        • Fire extinguisher
        • Front desk [24-hour]
        • Non-smoking rooms
        • Pets allowed
        • Security [24-hour]

        Getting around

        • Car park [free of charge]
        • Car park [nearby]
        • Shuttle service
        • Transport to airport

        Available in all rooms

        • Bathrobes
        • Bathtub
        • Complimentary drinking water
        • Private bathroom
        • Refrigerator
        • Separate shower/bathtub
        • Towels
        Food and dining
        Breakfast options
        • Continental
        • Vegetarian
        • Full English/Irish
        • Gluten-free
        Location
        Amakhala Game Reserve, Greater Addo, Amakhala Game Reserve, Amakhala Game Reserve, South Africa, 6140
        Exceptional
        Location

        9.5

        Property policies
        Children and extra beds

        Extra beds vary by room. Please check each room's capacity for details.

        All children are welcome.

        Others
        • When booking 6 or more rooms, special policies may apply.
        Some helpful facts

        Check-in/Check-out

        • Check-in from12:00
        • Check-in until13:30
        • Check-out from10:30
        • Check-out until11:00

        Getting around

        • Airport transfer fee3550 ZAR
        • Distance from city center70 km
        • Travel time to airport (minutes)60

        Extras

        • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee00 ZAR

        The property

        • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
        • Number of bars/lounges1
        • Number of floors1
        • Number of restaurants1
        • Number of rooms 4
        • Room voltage220
        • Year property opened2002
        • Most recent renovation2019

        Parking

        • Daily parking fee00 ZAR
        Property announcements

        The following conservation levy will be charged directly at the property:
        · Adults and children over 11 years old - ZAR 125 per person per night
        · Children 3-11 years old - ZAR 75 per person per night
        · Children 0-2 years old - No charge
        Levies are inclusive of VAT and subject to change without prior notice.

        Reviews of HillsNek Safari Camp from real guests

        Provided by verified guests of Agoda
        9.2
        /
        10
        Exceptional
        Cleanliness9.4
        Facilities8.9
        Location9.5
        Room comfort and quality10.0
        Service9.4
        Value for money9.3
        High score for Amakhala Game Reserve
        Rating
        9+ Exceptional (12)
        8-9 Excellent (1)
        7-8 Very Good (0)
        6-7 Good (0)
        <6 Below Expectation (1)
        Time of the year
        Mar - May (4)
        Jun - Aug (1)
        Sep - Nov (3)
        Dec - Feb (6)
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        9.2
        Exceptional
        Tanit from United Kingdom
        Family with young children
        Classic Tent
        Stayed 3 nights in February 2022

        Exceptional”

        As far as camping goes , this is one of the best. We are a family of three, staying at the family tent, with two bedrooms . The tent is well appointed and beautifully furnished. Dressing gowns, a safe, tea and coffee making facilities were provided. Although the shower was located outside the tent, it didhot and cold water tap so showering outdoor wasn’t an unpleasant experience. Food was excellent and delicious. Our ranger was knowledgeable and accommodating, looked after us very well. A glass of bubbles with a few bites of local snacks was most agreeable every evening The only downside is the weak Wi-Fi onsite. It was available only in the common area and not in the tent. Signals kept dropping out . We basically gave up after a few attempts but managed to download our newspapers every morning during breakfast so it wasn’t too bad after all. Will definitely recommend to anyone who appreciate a camping experience in the game park.

        Reviewed February 07, 2022

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        9.6
        Exceptional
        Vicky from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Classic Tent
        Stayed 2 nights in January 2022

        Exceptional”

        We had the most wonderful two nights stay. Tim our guide was exceptional and Jason attended to our every need. Nothing was too much trouble. A very memorable trip - saw lots of animals and Jason arranged for me to go on a horseback safari which was terrific. We met two very interesting other couples who made for jolly entertaining company. Could not fault anything.

        Reviewed January 10, 2022

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Andrew from Ireland
        Couple
        Family
        Stayed 2 nights in March 2020

        Incredible Experience from start to finish!”

        Everyone and everything in Hillsnek was amazing. From the game drives to the dinner/drinks service to the tents themselves. Even though we were there during rain (which the land definitely needed, so we were happy), the staff and rangers helped us enjoy every minute. Anyone thinking of trying Hillsnek will not be dissapointed! It is five star all the way, with an exclusive feel, but also manages to be authentic and unpretentious as well. We were lucky enough to really get on with our fellow guests, which made for some lovely dinners and drives. Ranger Chris, Renzo, Jo, Jaison, Monique and Byron - thank you so much for inviting us into your world and hosting with such passion and care. We absolutely loved it. Best, Andrew

        Reviewed March 31, 2020

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        Dear Andrew, Many thanks for the wonderful review - we appreciate it so much. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. I shall pass on your thanks to the entire Team. Yes, the rain is much needed, at least it did not dampen your spirits or enjoyment of your stay with us. Our communal dining experience is also a hit with our guests - always great to meet people from different parts of the world. It was a pleasure to host you and for us being ableto share a little of our world with you. We hope you may be able to return one day. Kind Regards, Chantelle & the Hillsnek Team

        Responded April 27, 2020
        HillsNek Safari Camp
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Stuart from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Classic Tent
        Stayed 3 nights in December 2019

        Wonderful”

        Wonderful stay. Managed to see Cheetah, Lion, Hippo, Elephants, Giraffes. Very entertaining Rangers(particularly Byron) doing twice daily tours. Brilliant food and a family atmosphere around the lodge with all the staff. Lots of alcohol choice and stunning views from the lodges. As it was warm the elephants also came to the pool to drink! :-)

        Reviewed January 06, 2020

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        Dear Stuart, Many thanks for your review, it is so appreciated. We are pleased that you were able to see so many Animals - it is rare to spot the Hippos! I shall pass on your thanks to Byron. Many thanks for the compliments to the Food, our chefs are certainly passionate providing our guests with great meals. The views are indeed fantastic, and the Elephants drinking from the Pool is certainly a sight to behold and memory to last forever. We hope to welcome you back one day in the future. Kind Regards, Renzo & the Hillsnek Team

        Responded April 27, 2020
        HillsNek Safari Camp
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Tyler from Canada
        Group
        Family
        Stayed 2 nights in August 2019

        Fantastic!”

        Our stay at HillsNek was exceptional! Everything was on point. Great food, cozy rooms, friendly hosts, excellent guide. I will definitely recommend to family and friends. Thanks for fantastic stay!

        Reviewed August 24, 2019

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Ben from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Classic Tent
        Stayed 3 nights in April 2019

        An amazing stay”

        We stayed at HillsNek on our honeymoon and they made it a trip we will remember for a very long time. We saw all the animals we wanted, the staff were so friendly and the food was fantastic. Couldn't recommend it enough.

        Reviewed May 06, 2019

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        9.6
        Exceptional
        Alison from Canada
        Group
        Classic Tent
        Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

        Lovely experience”

        Had a terrific time at Hillsnek. Staff was excellent, accomadations were beautiful and safari drives offered up everything we hoped for.

        Reviewed March 10, 2019

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        MR from Ireland
        Couple
        Classic Tent
        Stayed 3 nights in September 2018

        Highlight of our South Africa honeymoon”

        Amazing place. Only four tents so very private. Staff is absolutely outstanding, Rangers are most knowledgeable in the reserve, we did 5 game drives including a night drive and saw everything. Just book it, you will not regret!!

        Reviewed October 01, 2018

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Dexter from United Kingdom
        Family with teens
        Classic Tent
        Stayed 2 nights in September 2017

        Wonderful stay at Hillsnek game reserve. ”

        Had an amazing safari stay at Hillsnek. Only 4 lodges set at the base of a hill overlooking a large savanna. Very personal and accommodating service by the whole team. Beautiful uninterrupted views from the balcony. 4 x 3-4 hr game drives and we saw all the big game up close which was incredible. A wonderful end to our holiday in South Africa! The conservation ethos of the staff and game wardens is what sets this lodge apart. Nothing too much trouble and guides are very passionate and knowledgeable. I highly recommend a stay at Hillsnek. I hope to return again one day

        Reviewed September 16, 2017

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Tessie from United States
        Couple
        Classic Tent
        Stayed 2 nights in February 2017

        Incredible!”

        The staff was so friendly, the food was delicious, and we saw lots of animals (including a baby elephant, giraffe, and rhino). I have a gluten allergy and they went above and beyond to accommodate me.

        Reviewed February 10, 2017

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Renate from Switzerland
        Family with teens
        Classic Tent
        Stayed 2 nights in March 2013

        Fabuloso!!!!”

        servicio muy individual, comida/excursiones/alojamiento fantastico

        pasamos 2 noches en esta reserva fantastica y fue una experiencia inolvidable. disponen de solamente 3 carpas, lo que permite una atencion muy individual. las excursiones/safaris con el guide trevour eran super educativas y divertidas. antes de la salida a las 6h se sirve cafe directamente en las carpas. despues de la excursion abundante desayuno. de tarde hay un te maravilloso, seguido por otra safaria. a la vuelta se sirve un cocktail en la chimena seguido por una deliciosa cena. queremos volver!!!

        Reviewed March 09, 2013

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        8.4
        Excellent
        Friedrich from Germany
        Couple
        Family
        Stayed 2 nights in March 2022

        Safari-Feeling im Wildpark”

        Sehr schön gelegene Lodge mitten im Amakhala Game Reserve. Die Hütten (Zelte) sind sehr gut ausgestattet und bieten atemberaubende Ausblicke, auch unter der Dusche im Freien. Anreise war etwas schwierig - man hatte uns die Koordinaten des Camps selbst gegeben. Die Rezeption ist davon einige Kilometer entfernt und man wird mit dem Jeep in das Camp gebracht.

        Reviewed March 25, 2022

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        Dear Friedrich and Claudia Thank you for your great review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us at HillsNek Safari Camp. Thank you for bringing to our attention the difficulty with arrival. The GPS co-ordinates must have been added automatically on the website and we will endeavour to add the directions in writing to ensure easier arrival by guests booking online. Take care and warm regards Amber and the HillsNek Team

        Responded March 28, 2022
        HillsNek Safari Camp
        2.0
        Dr. from Germany
        Family with teens
        Family
        Stayed 2 nights in October 2019

        Ein wunderbares Erlebnis ”

        Das Essen war überragend, vor allem, weil dort alles selbst zubereitet wurde, also auch Brot gebacken, Marmelade gekocht, Limonade zubereitet.

        Reviewed October 11, 2019

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Enrico from Switzerland
        Couple
        Classic Tent
        Stayed 2 nights in December 2013

        Safari auf bestem Niveau!”

        Safari, Zimmer und Essen (Betreuung)
        Reviewed February 23, 2015

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