Bukela Game Lodge

At a glance

  • In the malaria-free Amakhala Game Reserve
  • Intimate safari lodge
  • Breathtaking views overlooking the vast surrounding valley

Bukela Game Lodge


An intimate luxury safari lodge nestled within the beautiful bushveld of the Amakhala Game Reserve

The Bukela Game Lodge is an intimate safari lodge nestled within a hidden valley in the Amakhala Game Reserve, perfect for couples and older families with children over 12. A new pool overlooks the busy watering hole often frequented by elephants, and there's an elevated game hide for watching wildlife in-between game drives. It's a romantic retreat that champions sustainability; the gardens have indigenous succulents and locally sourced wood has been used in the recent refurbishment. 80% of the water used is now recycled, too – this lodge perfectly balances luxury and eco-friendly living. If you're keen on venturing beyond the reserve, the lodge is ideally placed to visit nearby Port Elizabeth and Grahamstown for a cultural day out.

Meal times here are often a sociable affair. In the company of your fellow guests, enjoy a small but sumptuous African menu in the main dining room or on the outdoor deck. For a more exclusive evening, experience the cultural wonders of the boma for an informal bush braai and traditional African entertainment, or enjoy a more intimate evening with a romantic candlelit dinner in the privacy of your own suite.

Paying homage to the wild African surroundings, each suite has an earthy colour scheme. Closed-system wood burners keep suites warm and an inverter air-conditioner to keep you cool. Although each suite is individually decorated, all are furnished with a luxurious spa bath, spacious lounge, and a private viewing deck that overlooks the surrounding reserve.

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Key information

On the Eastern Cape, in South Africa's malaria-free Amakhala Game Reserve

Airport transfer time: Approx. a 1 hour drive from Port Elizabeth airport
Rooms: 9

Good to know

Bukela Game Lodge welcomes guests aged 12 and over.

Accommodation information

4 suites and 5 luxury tents, all with private viewing decks


Restaurant, boma, bar

What's included

All Inclusive Lodge Package • All meals • Selected South African Brewery beers, wines and soft drinks • Twice-daily game drives.

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