Opened by the Gush family in 1999, Woodbury Lodge is an intimate, family-run lodge on Amakhala Game Reserve. Many of our staff at Woodbury Lodge have grown up in the area and take pride in ensuring that your African safari experience is a memorable one.
In the heart of the bush
Amakhala Woodbury Lodge, as part of the Amakhala Reserve, is a fantastic combination of bush camp luxury without too much over the top plush and pretentiousness. The accommodation and food are equally excellent and only surpassed by the wonderful staff. Informative and enthusiastic game drives and a real ‘be sociable if you want or relax in peace if you don’t’ atmosphere is perfect. If you are lucky you will witness something really special on a game drive like we did, although not many people would be fortunate enough to say they witness a live giraffe birth. You will also be playing your part in a responsible tourism establishment that donates a portion of every guest’s stay to the Amakhala Foundation based in the nearby Paterson community.
Woodbury Lodge offers a secluded base from which to experience exciting Big Five game viewing in the heart of the Eastern Cape bushveld. Nestled discreetly against a cliff in lush riverine bush, the Lodge offers spectacular views of the Bushman’s River valley.
Guests are accommodated in seven comfortable stone–and–thatch sleeping lodges, surrounded by indigenous trees alive with birdsong. Each room has air conditioning, en–suite bathrooms with heated floors and a private deck with magnificent views over the plains. Within the portfolio are two family lodges which sleep up to four guests, allowing families to enjoy the African bush together. The seclusion of each suite, along with the design of the bathrooms and individual outdoor relaxation areas, enable our visitors to enjoy the unique setting and breath-taking views at their leisure.
The dining area and lounge are perfectly positioned with expansive decks overlooking the Woodbury plains, taking centre stage for unforgettable sunrises or evening drinks around the fire under the African stars.
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The EXPEDITION Project visits Amakhala Woodbury.