Guests are greeted on arrival at Amakhala's Hlosi Game Lodge with refreshing hand towels and served drinks in the lounge or on the pool deck overlooking the swimming pool. While baggage is delivered to their room and their vehicles valeted, guests are advised of their itinerary as follows:
|Summer/Spring Months (October - March)||4:00pm|
|Winter/Autumn Months (April - September)||3:30pm|
Lunch is served at 2:00pm, after which guests have a chance to relax, read a book from the library or try their hand at Hlosi's other activities such as archery. Light snacks in the form of delectable sweet and savoury pastries are provided half an hour before the game drive is to commence at the main lodge. The duration of a game drive is usually 3 hours depending on the amount of time spent stationary while viewing game. Bottled water, beverages and light snacks such as biltong are provided en route and the vehicle will stop in order for guests to alight and enjoy a sundowner at sunset.
Dinner may consist of either a three course meal served by the crackling fireplace in the warm atmosphere of the lodge or an informal bush braai/barbecue served under the stars in our outdoor “boma”. Barbecues are presented in a buffet style with a spread of salads and/or hot vegetables and barbecued meats (chicken, beef, ostrich, or venison), followed by a selection of desserts and cheeses.
After enjoying dinner, guests are invited to socialize until the small hours of the morning or to retire to the comfort and luxury of their suite. Whatever the preference, they will awaken to the chorus of an African dawn and ready for another day of adventure!
|Summer/Spring Months (October - March)||6:00am|
|Winter/Autumn Months (April - September)||7:00am|
Guests are served coffee, tea and cereals and yoghurts in the main lodge half an hour before a game drive commences. Game rangers will halt whenever requested and share their expertise with guests. Game rangers will also stop and allow guests to alight from the vehicle for a steaming cup of coffee which is traditionally enjoyed with rusks (a South African biscuit).
On returning from the morning game drive, guests have 30 minutes at their disposal to freshen up before brunch is served. Breakfast/brunch is usually buffet style with a choice of fresh fruit, as well as sweet pastries, toast and jams. Following this, a full cooked breakfast is available.
After brunch guests are welcome to relax at the refreshing pool or enjoy a nap after the excitement of the game drive, depending on their preference. We ensure that guests have enough time to relax and we strive to accommodate every need. Books of an African theme, cards, boardgames such as chess as well as television and internet facilities are available in the main lodge for guests' conveniences.
A tranquil cruise down the winding Bushman’s river can be organized on request. Enjoy a sundowner with snacks where you may catch a glimpse of a timid bush buck in the riverine forest. The river cruise affords the best opportunity of viewing the rare African Finfoot as well as the less rare but more majestic Fish Eagle.