Bukela Game Lodge
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.