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5-star rated Bukela Game Lodge is a romantic and secluded safari destination tucked away into indigenous trees and bushes at the top of a hidden valley at Amakhala Game Reserve. Our tranquil Lodge and suites are the perfect setting for the intimate guest experiences for which were renowned.

Connected by a wooden walkway, our thatched suites offer a remarkable private wildlife-viewing experience. 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.Its 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 events and conferences.

Accommodation at Bukela Game Lodge:
The main lodge comprises of a reception, dining and sitting area with a central fireplace which is always welcome in winter, a media and library area with Internet, games and books and a large wooden pool deck overlooking a small dam frequented by buffalo.

The four Suites and ten Luxury Safari Tents are each individually styled in African simplicity while never compromising on luxury, sleeps 2 guests and are privately located separate to the main lodge. Each suite is well appointed for a guests optimal comfort with every amenity including large, en suite bathrooms each with an indoor and outdoor shower for the more adventurous, a private wooden deck, bar fridge and hot drink amenities.

Beds are King size or 2 singles depending on guest requirement. All our suites 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 offers Wifi in rooms and public areas

Clothing and 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 and 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.

Rooms and Units Available:

Luxury King Suite
Double Suite - King size bed, mini bar, fire place, aircon, inside and outside shower, tea and coffee station.
Amount of similar units: 2
Sleeps 2 Adults

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.
Amount of similar units: 2
Sleeps 2 Adults

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.
Amount of similar units: 9
Sleeps 2 Adults

Facilities & Services available:

Honeymoon Couples
Airport Shuttle Service
Laundry Service
Ironing Service
Special Meals on Request
Conference facilities
Wedding facilities
Team Building
Bar on the Premises
Dining room
Curio Shop
Fax & Photocopy Machine
Fireplace on the Premises
Internet Access
Parking (off-street - open)
Communal Satellite TV
Hiking / Walking Trails
Swimming Pool
No Pets Allowed

Cancellation Policy:

- Cancellation less than 30 days prior to arrival - 25% cancellation fee
- Cancellation less than 14 days prior to arrival - 50% cancellation fee
- Cancellation less than 48 hours prior to arrival or no-show - 100% cancellation fee


Travelling east on the N2 towards Grahamstown approximately an hour out of Port Elizabeth you will turn off to the right at the Karel Landman/Alexandria turn off and enter the Amakhala Game Reserve. Bukela is 10km down this road on the right hand side and clearly marked.

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  • Accommodation Type: Game Lodge
  • Malaria Area: No
  • Sleeps: 28
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM