Located on the edge of the reserve, Reed Valley Inn offers historic, simple accommodation at very sensible prices. Each of the three rooms has a private patio leading onto the garden, and there is an attractive pool in a walled garden. Original wooden floors and settler farming implements attest to the original use of the building as a farmstead for European farmers in the 19th century. Meals and game drives are taken from the nearby 5-star Bush Lodge, so the standard will be exceptionally high!
Amakhala Private Game Reserve is around 7,500 hectares and until the turn of the millennium was farmland owned by a number of families, some of whom were 5th generation settler farmers. They joined their land together and made a game reserve, which now offers excellent game viewing (with four of the Big Five being routinely sighted: elephant, rhino, lion, and buffalo. Leopards live up to their elusive reputation!) as well as wonderful scenery with the Bushman’s River cutting a swathe through the reserve.