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Amaka Private Game Reserve & Safaris


We are a privately-owned Game Reserve and we are situated in Colenso, Kwa-Zulu Natal, and offer great safaris and luxury accommodation at affordable prices.

Please take the time to read all about our reserve below and feel free to visit our website on the link provided below.

Amaka Private Game Reserve & Safaris is an exclusive retreat situated on Grobelaars Kloof Anglo Boer war site. 7000 hectares of unspoilt landscape allows wildlife enthusiasts unique opportunities to view animals in their natural habitat. Due to the prime location Amaka is easily accessible from both Johannesburg & Durban, making it an ideal overnight rejuvenation point.

Amaka lodge boasts 6 executive en-suite bedrooms including all modern amenities. Guests can enjoy the entertainment area with bar, luxurious lounges, cocktail deck & swimming pool. Set sights on Africa’s most beautiful animals often grazing just outside the lodge.

Cultural History & Sites

Amaka Reserve has a rich cultural history, with ties back to the battle of Colenso which pre‐empted the siege of Ladysmith. Sites from the battle of Thukela heights, including Hart’s Hill and Wynne’s Hill, are located on the property along with numerous graves from fallen soldiers and monuments in their memory.

Among the sites worth visiting:

  • Siege Museum
  • Town Hall
  • Town Hall Museum
  • ‘The Twins’ (2 x 6.3 Howitzers cannons)
  • Statue of Ghandi
  • All Saints Church

Game Drives

Transporting you into the heart of the unpredictable African bushveld, our game drives allow you to capture picture perfect moments. An experienced guide will ensure you get the ultimate African experience.

Bird Watching

Due to the large biodiversity of the area, it is home to many birds of prey, water birds & nocturnal hunters. Lose yourself in a bird watchers paradise.

Hiking Trails

Explore nature in detail as you set out on foot meandering through the valleys & plains. Many trails allow you to amble through the historically significant areas & monuments.

To view photos of our rooms, lodge and various game please click on the link below:

Physical Address

Colenso, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa

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