Star gazing, spa treatments, archery and night drives are also available under the guidance of professional game rangers. Wildlife that may be encountered during your game drives are: the "Big Five" - lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo and leopard; as well as cheetah, giraffe, zebra, jackals, wildebeest and plenty of antelope and bird species.
Accommodation at this tranquil, unfenced safari lodge is provided in four luxury suites (three suites and one honeymoon suite) and ten luxury safari tents, each individually styled with African simplicity while never compromising on comfort and style. This secluded destination is tucked away into indigenous trees and bushes at the top of a hidden valley, with two swimming pools and an active waterhole.
Romantic and secluded in a hidden valley
Five 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 the Amakhala Game Reserve. Our tranquil Lodge and suites are the perfect setting for the intimate guest experiences for which we’re renowned.
Connected by a wooden walkway, Bukela offers a remarkable private wildlife-viewing experience. Indulge in sumptuous lunches, private candlelit dinners and as you fall asleep, hear the silence broken by the unmistakable sounds of elephant and buffalo making their stately progress through the unfenced camp. It’s 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, conferences and weddings.
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.
Our Luxury Suites and 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 overlooking the African bush, 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.
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.
Click here for directions to Bukela Game Lodge.
Looking for 4-star or 3-star accommodation on the Amakhala? Check out our sister lodges, 4-star Hlosi Game Lodge (with a great kids’ safari programme), or 3-star Leeuwenbosch Country House. Heading down the coast to Cape Town? Click here to see our accommodation in Port Elizabeth and along the beautiful Garden Route. If you’re spending some time around Cape Town, we also offer great accommodation in Cape Town and the wonderful Cape Winelands.
$ 326 | € 305 | £ 263
* Rates based on today’s exchange rate
** Conservation Levy