South African Lodges

Bukela Game Lodge

Address
Amakhala Game Reserve
Addo National Park
Eastern Cape
South Africa
Rating
Lodge Type
Conference, Leisure, Game Lodge
R6360.00SINGLE RATE
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Bukela Game Lodge Reviews & Information

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The five star Bukela Game Lodge lies in the Amakhala Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. The four thatched suites at the lodge, one of which is an exclusive honeymoon suite, are individually decorated with African simplicity without compromising luxury.

The main Lodge features a dining and sitting area with a; fireplace, as well as a library and a swimming pool which can be found on the wooden pool deck.

Accommodation

The four thatched suites consist of 3 suites and one honeymoon suite. Each of the chalets at the Lodge is individually furnished reflecting an African style of African simplicity.

The exclusively appointed suites accommodate two guests and are separated from the main lodge by indigenous bush and wooden walkways.

The chalets offer comfort with every amenity, such as a spacious en-suite bathroom with spa bath overlooking the African bush, an outdoor and indoor shower, a central fireplace, underfloor heating, air conditioning, private wooden deck, bar fridge and coffee/tea amenities.

Facilities

The main lodge features a dining and lounge area with a fireplace creating a warm atmosphere during the cooler evenings and winter. A media and library invite guests for reading while the large wooden swimming pool deck which overlooks a small dam which is frequented by Buffalo welcomes guests for relaxation and game viewing.

Dining

The dinners are memorable and consist of an informal bush braai in the outdoor boma where a selection of mouth-watering salads, hot vegetables and meat await. The unique bush breakfasts, lovely picnics, as well as dinners, are enjoyed with the sound of African rhythmic drums. Should guests prefer to dine in a quiet setting, then a unique location can be arranged for them.

Activities

  •  Game viewing
  •  River cruise
  •  Bird watching
  •  Massage treatments
  •  Day trips to nearby places of interest.

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  • Air Conditioning
  • En-suite / private bathroom
  • Fireplace
  • Housekeeping
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Underfloor Heating
  • Viewing Deck

Restaurants

Dining at the Bukela Game Lodge

Guests enjoy an early coffee, tea and cereals as well as fruits, yoghurt and rusks before the morning game drive departs the lodge. After the morning safari, the breakfast/brunch is served buffet style offering a choice of fresh fruit with sweet pastries, toast and jams.  Warm items such as eggs cooked to guests preference with bacon and sausage from the buffet are also available.

Light snacks including irresistible savoury and sweet pastries are provided before the afternoon game drive departs from the main lodge which leads into the evening. Bottled water,  beverages and snacks such as biltong are offered during the safari.  Guests enjoy the sundowner at sunset which is a particular highlight of an evening game drive.

The dinners at the five star Bukela Game Lodge in the Amakhala Game Reserve consist of an informal bush braai in the outdoor boma where a selection of delicious salads, hot vegetables and meat await.  The bush breakfasts, picnics, as well as dinners at the Bukela Game Lodge, are enjoyed with the sound of African rhythmic drums.  Should guests prefer tranquillity, then a unique setting can be arranged for them.

Game viewing

Guests staying at the five star Bukela Game Lodge in the Amakhala Game Reserve have the opportunity to explore the magnificent game reserve and its wildlife on two game drives daily, the early morning as well as the late afternoon/evening game drive. The duration of the game drives is usually 3-4 hours.
  
Morning Game Drive times (subject to change):

  •  Summer / Spring Months (October - March): Morning fame drives start at 6:30 am
  •  Autumn / Winter Months (April - September): morning game drives start at 7:00 am

Afternoon/Evening Game Drives (subject to change):

  •  Summer/Spring Months (October - March): afternoon game drives start at 4:30 pm
  •  Autumn/Winter Months (April - September): afternoon game drives start at 3:30 pm.
River cruise

A tranquil river cruise down the winding Bushman’s river in the Amakhala Game Reserve can be arranged on request for guests during their stay at the Bukela Game Lodge. The tranquil river cruise offers the best opportunity to view the rare African Finfoot as well as the less rare but more majestic Fish Eagle, which can also be found here.

Day trips to nearby attractions

Grahamstown

  • 20 minutes drive from Bukela Game Lodge
  • great cultural and educational heritage
  • beautifully restored and preserved historical buildings
  • 1820 Settlers Monument
  • Grahamstown Rhodes University

Alexandria

  • 36 kms away from the Bukela Game Lodge
  • is the closest town to Bukela

Bathurst, Port Alfred & Kenton-on-Sea

  • 120 kilometre scenic meander
  • historic village houses
  • the area's oldest pub and a variety of craft shops
  • pineapple farming district
  • coastal town of Port Alfred
  • beautiful beaches
  • Royal Port Alfred Golf Club
  • fishing

Port Elizabeth

  • Port Elizabeth Oceanarium: Bayworld
  • snake park
  • natural and cultural museum
  • rugged coastlines of St Francis, Algoa Bay and Port Alfred
  • Humewood Golf Course
  • Fish River Sun Golf Course

Palaeontology Excursions

  • the first Stegosaur Skeleton was documented in South Africa, less than a kilometre from the Amakhala Game Reserve
  • the Krantz formations along the Bushmans River in the reserve represent a cross section of time extending back 800 million years
  • various interesting fossils lie exposed on and around the reserve.
Massage treatments

Relaxing massage treatments can be arranged in the comfort of the private chalets for guests.

Conferences

For guests staying at the five star Bukela Game Lodge, conference facilities are available in the Amakhala Reserve.

  • Boma
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Sun deck
  • Swimming Pool
  • Viewing deck

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
General Services
  • Airport transfers
  • Game drive safaris
  • Housekeeping service
  • Laundry services
  • Massage treatments
  • Tours & Transfers on Request
  • Wake-up call

Available Rooms

Luxury King Suite

# Rooms:
4
Single Room R6360
Double Room R9790

Luxury King/Twin Suite

# Rooms:
4

The four thatched suites at the five-star Bukela Game Lodge consist of 3 suites and one honeymoon suite.  Each of the chalets at Bukela is individually furnished reflecting an African style of African simplicity while not compromising luxury.

Each of the luxuriously appointed suites accommodates two guests and are separated from the main lodge by indigenous bush and wooden walkways.

The chalets at the Bukela Game Lodge offer comfort with every amenity, such as a spacious en-suite bathroom with spa bath overlooking the African bush, an outdoor and indoor shower, a central fireplace, underfloor heating, air conditioning, private wooden deck, bar fridge and coffee/tea amenities. The honeymoon Suite at the Bukela Game Lodge features a large four poster mahogany bed providing space for a memorable stay.

Single Room R6360
Double Room R9790

Luxury Safari Tent

# Rooms:
4
Single Room R6360
Double Room R9790

Bukela Game Lodge Specials

The specials listed below will automatically be offered to you when proceeding through the booking process.

Enjoy a three night stay at the Bukela Game Lodge in the Eastern Cape and only pay for two nights. Receive one complimentary night.

Bukela Lodge is situated within the 6000 hectare Amakhala Game reserve, just 40 minutes drive from Port Elizabeth.

This offer is available 1 - 14 December 2016 and 1 May - 31 August 2017.

Included in the rate:

  • Accommodation, meals, selected house beverages and 2 game drive activities

Excluded from the rate:

  • Items of a personal nature (telephone calls, gratuities etc)

Terms and Conditions:

  • Subject to availability
  • Only valid for a stay of 3 nights or longer
  • Valid 1 - 14 December 2016 & May - August 2017
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2015-09-05

Had a great bush experience, wonderful gourmet dinnig and loved the bush experience.

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2015-07-08

The views from the lodge are stunning, I had a great time relaxing around the fire in the lounge and enjoyed just being in the bush.

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2014-09-04

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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -33.550208

Longitude: 26.104907

Directions

- Follow the N2 from Port Elizabeth to Grahamstown (about 70km).
- Turn RIGHT onto the R342 to Alexandria (Karel Landman Monument).
- DO NOT take the R342 to Paterson.
- The right hand turn onto the R342 is exactly 3km further down the N2.
- Go through the security gate.
- Follow the signs to Hlosi Game Lodge (about 2.5km turn right).

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Parking

On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

5 Star

Memberships

  • Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
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