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Amakhala

South Africa Eastern Cape Private Game Reserve Big Five-Reservat

About Amakhala

The Amakhala is a Private Game Reserve in South Africa in the provinces of Eastern Cape. The park was established on 01.01.1970 and covers an area of 0.072 km². The Amakhala is a Big Five reserve and offers the possibility of self-drive safaris.

This family-friendly, private game reserve is close to Grahamstown and Addo National Park and is home to a variety of animals including lions, elephants, wildebeest and rhinos. It is fully fenced and relatively small. Four of the Big Five animals are quite easy to see, the exception being the leopard, which is rarely seen. Depending on the water level of the river, Amakhala offers boat tours, as well as walking safaris and traditional vehicle safaris.

General information
Biodiversity Sighting conditions
Very high Okay
  • 240Bird species
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Official Name

Amakhala

Provinces

Eastern Cape

Area

0.072 km2

Foundation

1970-01-01

Vegetation

No information

Habitats

Grassland savannah

Big Five-reserves

Yes

Self-drive-reserve

Yes

Entrance gates

1

Highlights

This family-friendly, private game reserve is close to Grahamstown and Addo National Park and is home to a variety of animals including lions, elephants, wildebeest and rhinos. It is fully fenced and relatively small. Four of the Big Five animals are quite easy to see, the exception being the leopard, which is rarely seen. Depending on the water level of the river, Amakhala offers boat tours, as well as walking safaris and traditional vehicle safaris.

Landscape

The main habitat of the Amakhala is the Grassland savannah.

The main vegetation type is Albany thicket and open grassland, but there are also areas of acacia savannah. The picturesque Bushman River flows through the reserve and is best explored by boat.

Entrance gate
Name Location
Entrance North
General information
Biodiversity Sighting conditions
Very high Okay
  • 240Bird species
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The best travel time for Amakhala
The best travel time

Overview
Weather and climate

Excellent Good Okay Poor
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Feb
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May
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Jul
Aug
Sep
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Dec

Best tavel time

January (Beginning) - December (End)


Dry time

May (Beginning) - September (End)

Climate

chilly-warm


Tavel time

October (Beginning) - April (End)

Climate

cool-warm


High season

October (Beginning) - March (End)


Low season

October (Beginning) - March (End)


No information

The climate in Amakhala is warm. The rainy season takes place from Beginning October to End April The dry season first extended over the months from Beginning May to End September inclusive. The best time to tour is Beginning January End December.

Rainfall is relatively even throughout the year, but there are two peak periods: February-March and October-November. The temperature cools down to freezing point in the middle of winter.

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Top animal species

The Amakhala is home to 0 mammals such as Big Five, Black rhinocerus, Cape Buffalo, Cheetah, Elephant as well as 240 bird species, 0 reptile species, 0 fish species and 0 amphibian species. The Amakhala provides Very high conditions for wildlife viewing. The Private Game Reserve offers a wide variety of species, including the "Big Five".

Big Five
Big Five

Big Five

Black rhinocerus

Black rhinocerus

Cape Buffalo
Big Five

Cape Buffalo

Cheetah

Cheetah

Elephant
Big Five

Elephant

Giraffe

Giraffe

Hippopotamus

Hippopotamus

Leopard
Big Five

Leopard

Rhinoceros
Big Five

Rhinoceros

Spotted hyena

Spotted hyena

Wildebeest

Wildebeest

Zebra

Zebra

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