Bukela Game Lodge

Bukela Game Lodge

Bukela Game Lodge

From ZAR 6190 per person sharing

Bukela Game Lode is not simply a luxury 5 star lodge, it's a Big 5 safari experience like no other in beautiful and vast African landscapes. Our thatched suites and luxury safari tents are each individually styled in classic simplicity while never compromising on quality and luxury.

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Accommodation at this tranquil luxury game lodge is provided in four suites and ten luxury safari tents, each individually styled in African simplicity while never compromising on luxury. Connected by a wooden walkway, all rooms offer a remarkable private wildlife-viewing experience as elephant and buffalo regularly make their way through the unfenced camp.

Luxury King Suite

Double Suite - King size bed, mini bar, fire place, aircon, inside and outside shower, tea and coffee station.

Luxury King/Twin Suite

Double / Twin Suite - King size bed or Twin beds, mini bar, fire place, aircon, inside and outside shower, tea and coffee station.

Luxury Safari Tent

Our large tented suites are one bedroom and have all the modern conveniences, including full en-suite bathrooms, air conditioners, electric blankets and a minibar. It also offers an open-plan lounge and viewing decks over looking the bush.

This secluded safari destination is tucked away into indigenous trees and bushes at the top of a hidden valley and has the perfect setting for the intimate and romantic guest experiences for which we are renowned. Indulge in sumptuous high teas, private candlelit dinners or exciting fireside boma dinners under African stars. And as you fall asleep, hear the silence broken by the unmistakable sounds of Elephant and Buffalo making their stately progress through the unfenced camp.

Lodge Facilities include:

  • Bar
  • Battery Charging Facilities
  • Communal Dining
  • Internet Access (Complimentary)
  • Laundry Service (Available)
  • Meal on Request
  • Mobile Connectivity
  • Pool
  • Private Vehicle Available
  • Restaurant
  • Secure Parking
  • Spa

Become part of Africa as you experience our Big 5 Safari Adventure during your stay on the malaria-free Amakhala Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Included in your stay are morning and evening game drives leaving from your lodge.

Safari Game Drives

You will be guided by informative, professional rangers through Amakhala Game Reserve in open Land Rovers. Here you can return to nature and explore the abundant wildlife, the diverse vegetation and the dramatic landscape of the Eastern Cape.

River Cruise

A fun add on to your stay on Amakhala Game Reserve is our river cruise. The boat meanders down the Bushman’s river, bursting with incredible bird and plant life.

The cruise is an hour long and to be enjoyed at your leisure with mouth-watering snacks and ice-cold beverages. Perfect way to spend your day during the warm weather. All river cruises are made by prior arrangement.

Amakhala Game Reserve is an ideal choice for your Big 5 Safari destination.

This 8,500 ha reserve is renowned for its truly awesome topography, created by the slowly meandering Bushman’s River running through it. 

Resting in the rolling Eastern Cape hills 80 kilometres outside of Port Elizabeth in the Addo area, Bukela Game Lodge offers a gentle, tranquil escape from the world. The abundant Amakhala wildlife includes Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, White Rhino, Elephant, Giraffe, Zebra and Buffalo, ranging over a breathtaking oxbow river plain in the heart of the 8,500 hectare, malaria-free conservancy.

Our Elephant sightings are likely to be the highlight of your stay. In addition to game drives, we also offer boat cruises and guided walks. 

Amakhala Game Reserve has been awarded the voluntary label by Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa (FTTSA). Based on adherence to specific criteria such as fair wages and working conditions, fair distribution of benefits, ethical business practice, and respect for human rights, culture and the environment, the FTTSA label is an independent endorsement of fair and responsible tourism practise in South Africa.

Rates include:

Accommodation, meals, selected house beverages and 2 game drive activities (night drives & guided walks are subject to availability and at discretion of ranger at selected lodges).

Rates exclude:

Premium branded beverages, transfers, telephone calls, laundry, conservation levy and any items of personal nature

Child policy:

Bukela Game Lodge 12+ years welcome

Conservation Levy:

Current till 30 September 2023:

  • Adults: R 140 per person per night
  • 3 - 11 years: R 70 per child per night
  • 0 - 2 years: No Charge 

From 01 October 2023:

  • Adults: R 210 per person per night
  • 3 - 11 years: R 105 per child per night
  • 0 - 2 years: No Charge
  • Applicable to all bookings made from 20 April 2023, with a stay date after 01 October 2023

The Conservation Levy will primarily fund the anti-poaching units and a dedicated rhino monitoring program to preserve and protect the rhinos of Amakhala Game Reserve.


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