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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
Buckland's 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.
- 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.
Morning and afternoon safari 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 safari drive snacks offered, and spectacular sunsets on the afternoon safari drive experience.
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 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.
Guests may join night safari drives in the wilderness within the Game Reserve on the lookout for sightings of some of the elusive nocturnal wildlife in their natural habitat.
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- Ensuite / Private bathroom
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.
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.
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 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.
Game viewing from quad bikes is an adventure from start to finish and offer a completely different experience from a standard game drive.
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.
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 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
- Phone, fax and limited internet connectivity.
- Hotel Bar
- Swimming Pool
Check in and Check Out Times
- Check in: 14:00
- Check out: 10:00
- Concierge services
- Housekeeping service
- Individual climate controlled room
- Safari drives
- Tours & Transfers on Request
- Wake-up call
- # Rooms:
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.
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Bucklands Luxury Tented Camp
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