Amukela Game Lodge - Hoedspruit, Valley of the Olifants

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Amukela Game Lodge

Hoedspruit, Valley of the Olifants - Accommodation

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Special 15% discount Only R575 per person

Affordable private game lodge in Big-5. Enjoy the african bush, visit the Kruger Park and search for the Big-5 in Balule Private Nature Reserve.

The last Rand-friendly game lodge in Big-5. Amukela Game Lodge is located in the Balule Nature Reserve which is incorporated in the Greater Kruger Park.
Amukela was built in 2004 by the Dutch owners Miriam & Corne van Dongen.
Only 20 minutes from Hoedspruit, this unique lodge offers an african bush experience against affordable rates:

Sharing: R675.00 per person per night.
Single: R775.00 per person per night.
Children under 12 years: R300.00 per night, sharing the parents room.
All rates include dinner & breakfast, coffee and tea.
Toddlers up to 2 years stay free.

WIFI available.

Amukela is an exclusive lodge with 4 African-style rondawels, accommodating maximum 8 guests. Each rondawel has a king size bed with mosquito net and air-conditioning. The en-suite bathroom has a toilet, shower and a basin.On request we can make extra beds for children.
Breakfast is served in the main building, where you also find the lounge. Here we have sattelite TV (DSTV) as well as magazines & books.
From both the terrace and our swimming pool you have a view on the bush.
In the evening enjoy the boma-dinners (weather dependent) under the breathtaking stars.Sit around the campfire and listen to the voices of Africa!
From the stardeck we gladly inform you about the planets, stars, nebula's and more. When possible we set-up our 10" Dobsonian skywatcher telescope.
In the vicinity of Amukela are a lot of interesting places to visit both for a full day or just a couple of hours. This makes our lodge a great place to stay several days or even weeks. Whether you want to go on your own, or do an organized trip, we can assist where possible.
Elephant back safari. On the back of a Elephant you discover the bush from a different view. Conducted at Kapama reserve. We can book this safari for you.
Bushwalk. Greet a new day in the bush, together with an armed and qualified nature guide.Explore the fascinating nature in Africa by foot, in an easy going pace. Learn about animal tracks and behaviour, trees and bushes with medicinal properties and much more.
Game drive. In an open jeep you go out in the bush searching for the animals, accompanied by an experienced field guide.
Pre-bookings for those activities are essential.
The world-renowned Kruger National Park is a must. Explore this wild and vast nature area in your own vehicle. Enter at the Orpen-gate (app. 50 minutes) and take after 27 km. the dirt road via Mudzadzeni picnic-spot to Satara. Visit the Elephants museum in Letaba, or go to Mopani camp, which is a very scenic drive. From Amukela to the Phalaborwa gate is about 40 minutes drive. We gladly advise you about the nicest routes in the park.
In the Hoedspruit area are several wildlife rehabillitation centers; Cheetah Breeding Project here they breed with cheetah's, which are an endangered species. In an open safari-jeep you drive past the enclosures, the guide will give you information.
Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre, known from National Geographic Channel, this rehabillitation center has a diversity of birds of prey and also lions, wild dogs, hyena's, cheetah's, a leopard and a honey badger.

Discover the beauties of the 3rd largest Canyon in the world, with several scenic views as well as 7 different falls. Also a boat trip on the Blyderiverdam is possible or viewing the game on horseback. There is a Reptile park and possibilities to make a ultra-light flight. Indeed there is a lot to explore in the lowveld!

Facilities & Amenities includes:

Facilities available at Amukela Game Lodge, Hoedspruit, Valley of the Olifants

Establishment Facilities
  • Animal Friendly
  • Children Welcome
  • Pools
  • Secure Parking
Room Amenities
  • Air Conditioning

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Directions to Amukela Game Lodge

Map of Amukela Game Lodge in Hoedspruit, Valley of the Olifants


Directions to Amukela Game Lodge

GPS Co-Ordinates: 30° 53' 3.5" E / 24° 11' 52" S

By Car / Driving

Driving to Amukela Game Lodge in Hoedspruit, Valley of the Olifants

Departing: O.R. Tambo International Airport
Address: O R Thambo Airport Road, OR Tambo International Airport (JNB), Kempton Park 1627, South Africa
Distance: 457 km / Duration: 5 hours 6 mins
1. Head northwest 0.5 km
2. Slight left onto the R21 N ramp to City Center/Kempton Park/Pretoria 0.4 km
3. Merge onto R21 2.3 km
4. Take exit 43 for Voortrekker Road toward Kempton Park/M96 0.5 km
5. Turn right onto Voortrekker Rd 83 m
6. Turn right to merge onto R21 toward R24/Johannesburg/O R Tambo International Airport 7.3 km
7. At the interchange 429-Rietfontein, keep left and follow signs for N12 toward Witbank 113 km
8. Merge onto N4
Toll road
85.8 km
9. Take the exit toward R33 0.6 km
10. Turn left onto R33 2.8 km
11. Turn right onto Steven Masango St 0.3 km
12. Continue onto R540 31.9 km
13. Continue onto Lion Cachet St 0.5 km
14. Continue onto Hugenoten St 1.5 km
15. Continue onto R540 52.3 km
16. Turn left onto R36 2.3 km
17. Turn left onto Voortrekker St/R36/R37 0.8 km
18. Turn right onto De Clercq St/R36/R37
Continue to follow R36
102 km
19. Turn left to stay on R36 9.9 km
20. Turn right onto R526 25.3 km
21. Turn right onto Klaserie Rd 9.8 km
22. Turn left
Restricted usage road
0.8 km
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Restricted usage road
1.0 km
24. Turn left
Restricted usage road
0.4 km
25. Turn right
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0.9 km
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2.4 km
27. Turn right 0.6 km

Nearest Airport

O.R. Tambo International Airport - Johannesburg


OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg is the busiest airport in South Africa and Africa, with about 17 million passengers coming through every year. Johannesburg International as it was known previously, was renamed in 2006 to honour the memory of Oliver Reginald Tambo, contributor to the liberation of South Africa.

OR Tambo International Airport is 20-minutes away from the eastern suburbs of Johannesburg and 45 minutes from Sandton unless you take the gautrain which takes only 15 minutes to get to Sandton.

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Alternative accommodation near Hoedspruit, Valley of the Olifants

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Phalaborwa, Valley of the Olifants » 1 hour 4 mins 68.9 km
Letsitele, Valley of the Olifants » 1 hour 20 mins 94.2 km
Tzaneen, Valley of the Olifants » 1 hour 37 mins 116 km
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Reviews for Amukela Game Lodge

"Unique and affordable."

Amukela Game Lodge reviewer rating

Amukela is a family runned game-lodge in Balule nature reserve. The atmosphere is very relaxing, unique and affordable. We enjoyed our stayed, the friendly staff and good meals. Rondawel is rustic and good sleeping quality.

Reviewer: Mark Spencer
Country: South Africa
Posted: April, 28th 2012 11:28 AM

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