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Bucklands Luxury Tented Camp

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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.

Activities, Sports & Leisure

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 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.

Conferences & Events

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.


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

Available Rooms


# 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.


GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -33.132858

Longitude: 26.648984


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


On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

4 Star