Big Five Game Reserve

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Guest Comments

24 February 2011

I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you on behalf of Derek and myself for the wonderful time spent at your lodge on our honeymoon from 19 - 21 April.

It was a truly memorable experience that we both thoroughly enjoyed. You can definitely pride yourselves on the wonderful service, cuisine, location and warm and friendly hospitatility - it was outstanding!!!

Thanks once again, and I will definitely be sending anyone I can your way!!!

Keep well! Kind Regards,
- Justine Graham

9 March 2011

The Hartley group would like to say a huge thank you for the most wonderful 3 days we have spent in your beautiful lodge, it was so wonderful to meet such interesting and kind smiling people. There is just no fault at all, everything was just perfect.

The travelling packs for the trip home were a kind and wonderful gesture and so much appreciated. I tell you, Sean's knowledge of the bush is what it's all about, we thank him for all the knowledge he shared with us and the great drives every day.

Ben, I tell you the way you just were so willing to do the CD for us, take the photo's and share your knowledge showed us all the experience you have of this industry, the rooms, accommodation and the little gestures (flowers on the bath ect... ) are just wonderful, nothing like feeling special. Your whole staff compliment are just the best, friendly all the time and always willing to help.

We say thank you and I promise we will be back with all the guests.
- The Hartley's

23 March 2011

Right from the security gate it was just incredible. Dean was on his way out when I arrived. He told me about the condition of the road and seemed almost in two minds whether he should carry on his way or turn around to see that I am safe.

What a warm welcome Nina and the staff gave me on arrival! The friendliness of everybody made one feel as if you have come home. Each mealtime was a gourmet experience. Thanks to the chef(s). The game drives were the highlight for me. I knew about the big five, heard about the small five, but discovered that our guide has a good working knowledge of the important five; Birds, animals, vegetation, reptiles and insects. (By the way, Greg, would you mind just repeating the names of the small five again. Thanks.) A big thank you to everybody who made our visit unforgettable.

You are a winning team.
- Lynnette Stander

2 April 2011

We finally arrived home in Spain after the most amazing and memorable holiday. Thank you all so much for your hard work in making it all we hoped for, particularly Dean for his perseverance in making sure that we got the utmost from our first, but not last, Safari.

Sometimes it was a lot to take in but next time we will be prepared! We have travelled quite widely but were not prepared for the way we fell in love with KZN. We will be back - but in the meantime the weather in Spain is soooo much better. So nice to be warm again!!!!

Ngiyabonga to you all,
- Richard & Val Hounsell

22 April 2011

Arrived home yesterday at mid-day after a truly memorable holiday. We are extremely grateful to you for all you have done for us. Your service has been exemplary and we cannot thank you enough. Every facet of your arrangements were just perfect.

Our stay at AmaKhosi was I think the highlight of many memorable experiences. The hospitality there was really outstanding and the four drives they took us on will live in the memory for all time. I have no doubt we will come again (once we have replenished the coffers!) and see more of a most beautiful country. In the meanwhile we will pass your name on to any of our friends and acquaintances who mention the possibility of a trip to SA.

Kindest regards.
- Jean and Peter

15 April 2011

I just wanted to say a big thank you on behalf of the travel agent group for your kind hospitality. We all felt that Amakhosi was a real highlight of the trip. The rooms are stunning, the food exceptional and the staff were all so friendly. Also thank you for lining up that very special Cheetah sighting!

We are all certainly able to highly recommend Amakhosi, Thank you so much again Sonja to you and all your staff.

Kind regards,
- Shirley Hames - United Kingdom

31 March 2011

Two days and we were as relaxed as if we had been on vacation for 2 weeks! It was an amazing experience. Since returning, I have spent at least an hour a day looking at the pictures and just savouring the memories.

Nothing compares to Amakhosi. It was our first safari but will not be our last. One of the nicest touches is when you leave - they pack a lunch for your travels! We plan on returning soon!

Paraphrased from Trip Advisor
- Trip Advisor Review

18 May 2011

The Landfald group are back in Norway, full of many good memories from our stay in Amakhosi.

We thank all your staff for being so service-minded, so kind, so positive, so interested in giving us memories for life. As far as we understood Amakhosi means "many kings" and we all felt that we were treated like kings.

A big thank you from,
- Oslo and Tønsberg Dag Landfald - Norway

26 May 2011

We arrived early and were welcomed warmly by Nicky the new manager and met her husband later in the day.

Over three days we went on 6 drives, 4 of which were on our own and to have the whole reserve to ourselves was wonderful after the hectic experience of multiple vehicles everywhere in the Masai Mara last year. We learnt so much of tracking skills just not needed in the Mara and saw everything including the Rhino which at that time of the year needed real skill to track down. All meals were served to top standards of service and hi cuisine not expected of a game lodge and the Brai and Zulu dancing display on our last night under the stars was amazing.

We went on our way sad to leave with a packed lunch and gleaming car and the feeling that any visitor to South Africa who chooses Amakhosi and its wonderful staff could not want for more.

Paraphrased from Trip Advisor
- Trip Advisor Review

15 June 2011

Just a note to say we all had a wonderful time with you from 25th - 28th September.

I have put a DVD together for Shane of our fantastic elephant encounter and the 6 young lions, and will be posting this off to you tomorrow.
Hope you can get something from it to put on your 'blog'.

We all want to come back, but have a lot of saving up to do!!
Thank you for a fantastic time, it far exceeded my expectations, and they were really high!!!

Hope to see you all again...
- Heather Deverson - UK

23 June 2011

I'd like to compliment you and all the staff. Your lodge is beautiful and fits right in the natural surroundings. Jerry & I were very impressed with the service, food & wines and the accommodations. We especially appreciated the little extras that you did. (the snacks & beverages while our on safari, washed our vehicle, greetings with sherry and warm cloths, the bagged lunches for our sad journey home and so much more!!!). A big thanks to Gert & Kiki. The safari tours are something we will never forget!

I will be recommending Amakhosi Lodge for years to come! I look forward to following your website and blogs.

Hope to see you all again
- Cheryl Pawlyna - Kuwait

1 July 2011

Dear Everybody at Amakhosi Safari Lodge. We want to thank you all for a truly wonderful stay and many fond memories! Amakhosi turned out to be one of the highlights in our most successful trip in South Africa. We are now back in Sweden and only hope to be back one day.

Thank you for everything!

Best regards from,
- Kicki, Viktor, Fredrik & Adam - Sweden

13 January 2011

Thanks for a lovely few days at Amakhosi. You really have a stunning spot. Also thanks to the friendliest staff I have had the pleasure of meeting, and to Greg, who is truly a mine of interesting information - so enjoyed the game drive with him and learnt a lot along the way.

Kind regards,
- Keri Harvey