Bukela Game Lodge
is a secluded safari destination which 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. Connected by a wooden walkway, our thatched suites offer a remarkable private wildlife-viewing experience. Savour a crisp glass of wine in your sun-soaked spa bath, opening onto trees alive with birdsong. 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 unmistakeable sounds of elephant and buffalo making their stately progress through the unfenced camp.
We offer morning, afternoon and evening Game Drives under the guidance of qualified rangers. It’s our privilege to create moments like these, and to share them with you.
Our lodge may also be booked exclusively as a restful and beautiful venue for small team-building, conferences and weddings.
Accommodation at Bukela Game Lodge:
The four thatched suites and two luxury safari tents are each individually styled in African simplicity while never compromising on luxury.
Each suite or tent sleeps 2 guests and is a world of its own, separated from the main lodge by wooden walkways and indigenous bush.
Each suite is well appointed for guests’ optimal comfort with every amenity, including large, en-suite bathrooms each with a spa bath overlooking the African bush, an indoor and outdoor shower for the more adventurous, a central fireplace for romantic evenings, air conditioning, underfloor heating, private wooden deck, bar fridge and hot drink amenities.
Our new luxury safari tents offer a memorable tented safari experience without compromising on luxury or comfort. Our large safari tents have all the modern conveniences including full en-suite bathrooms, air conditioners, electric blankets, private viewing decks and minibar. At the same time, our guests can experience the wonder of being in a tent in the African bush, and feel the immediacy of the surrounding landscape.
Beds are King size or 2 singles depending on guest requirements.
All our accommodations are luxurious but the “honeymoon suite” with a huge four poster mahogany bed is a particularly intimate space and can be reserved for any special occasion.
Bukela Game Lodge Activities:
Included in your stay are two safari game drives per night guided by experienced and passionate rangers in an open safari vehicle.
The main lodge comprises of a dining and sitting area with a central fireplace which is always the center of attraction in winter. Also available are a media and library with a large wooden pool deck overlooking a small dam frequented by buffalo.
A separate area known as a “boma” adjoins the main lodge where bush braais and special festivities are offered for our guests' enjoyment.
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Clothing & Accessories:
Dress code and clothing is informal. It is advisable to wear loose fitting and light garments in summer, layering clothing in winter. Sensible shoes are important in the rough terrain. A warm wind breaker jacket or jersey for game drives even in summer is a necessity. Neutral colored garments are advisable in the bush. Sun hats, sunglasses and swimming costume are required in summer.
Fleeced sweatshirts, golf shirts, robes and caps are available for purchase from the lodge should guests require any of these items.
Health & Climate:
The region is temperate with summer conditions (October – March) reaching temperatures of 36C. Winter (April-September) brings many sunny days but evenings can be chilly. Rain falls mainly in the summer months and umbrellas are available in the main lodge for your use when traversing to your suite in these conditions. Bukela Game Lodge is malaria-free.