QUATERMAIN'S CAMPAmakhala Game Reserve, Eastern Cape
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Quatermain's Camp in the Malaria free Amakhala Game Reserve, Eastern Cape and just over an hours drive from Port Elizabeth is a no frills Safari camp, styled on what Allan Quatermain would have had, before the advent of electricity! - well there might be a few frills and luxuries.
Riaan and Julie Brand have created an "out of Africa" primitive styled tented camp. Their classic 1920s style safari camp is modeled on those of the heyday of exploration, that golden era with adventure around every corner. Adventure can certainly be had in the Amakhala and Shamwari Game Reserves when staying at Quatermain's Camp.
At a Glance
The twin or double bedded white canvas tents styled on those of the 1920's are set on wooden platforms, the shaded deck area has comfortable military type chairs, carpeted within the bedroom area which opens into a bathroom at the rear. Here there is a modern flush toilet and an olde world shower disguised as a bucket contraption, but in reality an efficient gas heated hot water shower.
The main lodge has a covered thatched lapa where one is able to relax and where meals are served at the large communal table. Guests and our hosts dine together making for interesting, enjoyable social meals.
Braais (barbecue) and potjies are cooked on the open fire in the boma with preparation and some of the dishes in the adjacent kitchen tent.
Game drives are conducted early mornings and again afternoons into the early evenings on either the Amakhala or Shamwari Game Reserves.
So charge your batteries bring a torch and experience Africa as our forefathers did ! BTW one is able to have items recharged at a nearby sister Lodge.
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More Information about Amakhala Game Reserve
The Amakhala Game Reserve is renowned for its spectacular topography, having 5 of South Africa's 7 biomes. It is a particularly diverse and picturesque reserve, with the Bushman's River meandering through it. Amakhala boasts an abundant variety of wildlife including the Big 5,lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard. Leopard are however rarely seen due to their secretive nature, being nocturnal and probably a legacy of their persecution be the farmers in the past. With over 250 species of birdlife and the large diversity of animal species one experiences on game drives, night drives, walking safaris and boat cruises, the Amakhala Game Reserve offers guests an exceptional game viewing experience.
At the exclusive Annual Adventure Province (Eastern Cape) Tourism & Conservation Awards on 24th March 2011, Amakhala Game Reserve was the winner of the "Best Private Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape" category.
The Amakhala Game Reserve is also the only Private Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape to have Fair Trade Certified Lodges, a testament to the emphasis placed by the Amakhala Lodge owners on their social responsibility and support for the local communities.
The FTTSA certification label is an independent endorsement of fair and responsible tourism practice in South Africa. It is based on adherence to specific criteria such as fair wages and working conditions, fair distribution of benefits, ethical business practice, and respect for human rights, culture and the environment.