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Bukela Game Lodge Amakhala Game Reserve - AEC011

Bukela Game Lodge is a small and intimate, 5 star game lodge in the 6000 hectare, malaria free, Amakhala Game Reserve, just 75km from Port Elizabeth

6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12

Pool - Yes
Restaurant - Meals All Included
Mountain Views

Big Five Safari
Malaria Free
Intimate Lodge

Guest book

January 2007
Hi Vicki We have just returned from SA where we visited Bukela
Bukela was everything that you said it would be and more, it was terrific. We had a visit from a Buffalo which prevented us from getting into our lodge, a Rhino came to see us when we stopped for a sundowner in the park and last but not least the male lion charged us.All was well except that David the guide now knows was it is like to be white in Africa. Thank you for booking this terrific place for us.
Bob Speirs


There are only 4 luxury suites and 2 luxury tents, all individually decorated in African simplicity and added luxuries. Bathrooms are spacious, each with a spa bath overlooking the African bush, plus an indoor and outdoor shower. A central fire-place lends to cosy romantic evenings, or sit outside on the private deck overlooking the bush. All suites are fitted with air-conditioning, bar fridges, coffe/tea making facilites and underfloor heating. Bedrooms can be made up as kingsize or two single beds. The honeymoon suite boasts a large four poster mahogany bed!

The main lodge comprises of a reception area, dining and sitting area with a central fire-place, a media and library room with internet facilities, television, dvd player, games and books. The wooden pool deck overlooks a small waterhole frequented by buffalo and other animals on the reserve. The outside boma area offers guests 'under the African stars' bush braais in the evenings, with a flair of traditional spoils.

Please click on the link below to view the family friendly sister lodge of Bukela Game Lodge, also located in the Amakhala Game Reserve:
Hlosi Game Lodge

A typical stay at Bukela includes all meals, two daily game activities and luxury accommodation. Game drives are usually between 3-4 hours, depending on sightings. Enjoy refreshments in the bush during your game drive to stretch the legs and quench your thirsts (in a safe open area away from predators).

Returning from a morning game drive guests can relax before a scrumptious brunch and then either relax by the swimming pool, or take a cruise on the Bushmans River (optional extra).

Other activities from the lodge include historical and cultural sight-seeing, visit to the nearby beaches (20 minutes), golf (1 hour from lodge), shopping & theatre (30-40 minutes), or just relaxing and unwinding in tranquil bush surrounds.

The Amakhala game reserve is home to the Big Five; namely, white rhino, Cape buffalo, elephant, lion and leopard. In addition to these 'prize sightings', guests can also expect to see cheetah, giraffe, black wildebeest, zebra, serval, a variety of 12 different antelope species and if lucky even the elusive aardwolf. This just mentioning the highlights! An abundance of birdlife (250 recorded species) including the African Fish Eagle, Crowned Eagle and Jackal Buzzard.

Bukela offers a lovely bush stay and big five experience for couples, honeymooners and families with children over 12 years old who are looking for personal service and a luxury stay.

Access is easy by either direct flights from Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban to Port Elizabeth, or Bukela can be added onto the end of any Garden Route holiday.

Bukela Game Lodge Map

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