South African Lodges

Bucklands Luxury Tented Camp

Address
Grahamstown
Grahamstown District
Eastern Cape
South Africa
Rating
Lodge Type
Tented Camp
R2490.00SINGLE RATE
FOR TODAY

The Bucklands Private Game Reserve is beautifully situated in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, and can easily be reached from Port Elizabeth, East London, and Port Alfred. The Bucklands Luxury Tent Camp offers an intimate safari experience, located in the heart of the game Reserve. In keeping with the reserves Green environment policy, the tented camp is entirely powered by solar energy and is designed to capture the splendour of the surrounding valley.

There are four Double luxury tents which offer the following room amenities:

  • En-suite bathrooms
  • Private verandas
  • Central dining tent
  • Traditional boma

Dining

The chef at this Lodge provides the most delicious South African Cuisine including:

  • Morning breakfast of coffee, traditional rusks, and a hearty Brunch
  • Late afternoon high tea
  • A sumptuous three-course dinner prepared with a range of different South African beverages available.

Children

  • Rustic Tented Camp only allows children six years and over
  • Bucklands Luxury Tented Camp only allows children 12 and older.

Conservation & Wildlife

The landscape at the game reserve consists of steep river valleys with inter-basin ridges. The river valleys contain nutrient-rich mudstones, and the general geology is predominantly mudstone and sandstone of the Middleton with sandstone dominating the formation. More resistant sandstones occur on the inter-basin ridges. Clayey, dystrophic soils occur throughout the area, and alluvial silt is deposited on the river banks. Fertility is good however some soils are underlined by shallow shale banks and are easily eroded.

A comprehensive study of the vegetation and habitat types on the game reserve was in December 2007, to establish the broad mammal habitats on the game reserve, as well as estimated carrying capacities, road infrastructure, and water points.

The vast game reserve abounds with wildlife. Besides kudu, which benefited from conservation practices, there are 77 mammal species present within the private reserve. A wide variety of birds are home in this region, and to date, there have been 245 birds listed in the area. A wide range of reptiles, insects as well as some endemic plants species can be explored.

Activities

Morning and afternoon game drives as well as within the 45000ha neighbouring Great Fish River Reserve, are offered to guests staying at the Buckland Private Game Reserve. The qualified professional guides provide a memorable safari experience, with game drive snacks offered, and spectacular sunsets on the afternoon game drive experience.

Guided Walks

The guided walks focus on the unique subtropical thicket biome, Bushman paintings, historical sites, spectacular clifftop walks and unforgettable views over game reserve and the Great Fish River too.

Specialist Guided Walks

The guides focus on specific fauna and flora of the area and elaborate on the conservation ethics and policies of the reserve.

Fishing

Fishing along the banks of the Great Fish River, within the game reserve, with tackle provided, for barbel, carp, and yellow fish is highly recommended as an excellent way to relax.

Night Drives

Guests may join night game drives in the wilderness within the Game Reserve on the lookout for sightings of some of the elusive nocturnal wildlife in their natural habitat.

Below detailed information about the Bucklands Luxury Tented Camp is available.
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  • Balconies
  • Ensuite / Private bathroom
  • Housekeeping

Restaurants

Dining at the Bucklands Luxury Tented Camp

The chef at the Bucklands Boutique Guest House prepares traditional South African brunches and high teas and serves a delicious three course dinner in the elegant dining room every evening.

Game Drives

The vast Buckland Private Game Reserve abounds with wildlife.  Besides kudu, which benefited from conservation practices, there are 77 mammal species in the private reserve.  A wide variety of birds are home in this region and to date, there have been 245 birds listed in the area. A wide range of reptiles, insects, as well as some endemic plants species, can be explored.

Morning and afternoon game drives within the Bucklands Private Game Reserve, as well as within the 45000ha neighboring Great Fish River Reserve, are offered to guests staying at the Bucklands Private Game Reserve.

The qualified professional guides provide a memorable safari experience, with game drive snacks provided, and spectacular sunsets form part of the afternoon game drive experience at Bucklands.

Guided Walks

The landscape at the Bucklands Private Game Reserve consists of steep river valleys with inter-basin ridges. The river valleys contain nutrient rich mudstones, and the general geology is predominantly mudstone and sandstone of the Middleton with sandstone dominating the formation.

More resistant sandstones occur on the inter-basin ridges. Clayey, dystrophic soils occur throughout the area, and alluvial silt is deposited on the river banks. Fertility is good however some soils are underlined by shallow shale banks and are easily eroded.

Fishing

Fishing along the banks of the Great Fish River, within Bucklands Private Game Reserve, with tackle provided, for barbel, carp and yellow fish, is highly recommended as a great way to relax.
 

Night Game Drives

Guests may join night game drives in the wilderness within the Bucklands Private Game Reserve on the lookout for sightings of some of the elusive nocturnal wildlife in their natural habitat.

Quad Biking

Game viewing from quad bikes is an adventure from start to finish and offer a completely different experience from a standard game drive.
 

Star Gazing

From the comfort of the delightful veranda at the Bucklands Boutique Guest House or on the Night Drive, the night sky is lit with bright stars and a clear milky way and can be well observed.
 

Bird Watching

The magnificent Bucklands Private Game Reserve in South Africa's Eastern Cape province is a bird-watchers paradise, with over 245 birds listed, many of which are found within the riverine area along the Great Fish River.

Bucklands conferencing

Bucklands Luxury Tented Camp and Bucklands Lodge are ideally situated close to one another, and both camps are used together for larger conferencing bookings. Bucklands is fully equipped for conferencing and meetings in the library or dining room. Meetings and team building events can be tailor-made to cater towards a specific groups requirements.

Conferencing equipment includes:

  •  Projection equipment
  •  Whiteboards
  •  Flipcharts
  •  Phone, fax and limited internet connectivity.

  • Boma
  • Garden
  • Hotel Bar
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Terrace

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
General Services
  • Concierge services
  • Game drive safaris
  • Housekeeping service
  • Individual climate controlled room
  • Tours & Transfers on Request
  • Wake-up call

Available Rooms

Standard

# Rooms:
4

The Guest House is entirely solar powered offering four luxury double suites, one of which is wheelchair friendly and all have modern en suite bathrooms. Each suite has been individually designed and has been classically furnished with the highest quality crisp linen and soft furnishings.

Single Room R2490
Double Room R4080

Bucklands Luxury Tented Camp Specials

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2018-02-01

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2017-11-05

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2017-09-05

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2017-09-03

I had so much fun on the game drives and walking safari is offered in the morning and the afternoon.

The landscape at the Bucklands Private Game Reserve were spectacular as they consist of steep river valleys with inter-basin ridges, great for walking safaris.

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2017-05-20

My fiance and myself enjoyed a very intimate safari experience, It was amazing how the lodge is entirely powered by solar energy.

We loved the time we spent at the boma and enjoyed beautiful star lit evenings around the fire.

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2017-05-01

GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -33.132858

Longitude: 26.648984

Directions

East London Airport
East London 5200
South Africa

1. Head west toward R346 2.6 km
2. Turn right onto R346 29 m
3. Take the 1st left to stay on R346 43.4 km
4. Turn left 900 m
5. Take the 1st left toward N2 Rd 6.0 km
6. Turn right toward N2 Rd 350 m
7. Take the 1st left onto N2 Rd 23.4 km
8. Turn right toward R345 8.8 km
9. Slight right onto R345 35.5 km
10. Turn right 13.2 km
11. Turn right Destination will be on the right 1.9 km

Bucklands Luxury Tented Camp

Parking

On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

4 Star

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