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Buckler's Africa Lodge Kruger Park

Ngwenya Lodge Road Off R571 Between Komatipoort And Crocodile Bridge Gate, Kruger Park, Komatipoort 1340 South Africa
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Buckler’s Africa Lodge Kruger Park is a luxury lodge boasting sixteen units including kitchenettes, bathrooms and air conditioning, located just minutes away from the Kruger National Park’s Crocodile Bridge Gate. Ranging from two-to four-sleeper options, Buckler’s is the ideal destination for a romantic retreat or exciting family getaway. Alcohol will not be sold on the property, but guests are welcome to bring along their preferred beverages for the duration of their stay, alternatively the team will be glad to facilitate, subject to prior arrangements made.
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Free parking
Secured parking
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Bar / lounge
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Laundry service
Ironing service
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
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Air conditioning
Desk
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Private bathrooms
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
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Mountain view
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4.0 of 5 stars
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Family
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans

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Ngwenya Lodge Road Off R571 Between Komatipoort And Crocodile Bridge Gate, Kruger Park, Komatipoort 1340 South Africa
Buckler's Africa Lodge Kruger Park
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ihammon wrote a review Feb 2024
Neuendettelsau, Germany1 contribution
We had only a overnightstay, this is definitivly not enough for this perfect location and we will come back as soon as possible. The Rooms, the Dinner and also the Breakfast was excellent, also the Service and the surroundings
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 14 Feb 2024
Dear Ihammon We're so glad to hear that your overnight stay left such a positive impression. It's wonderful that you enjoyed everything from the rooms to the meals and our service. The surroundings truly are incredible, and we're thrilled you're planning to return for a longer visit. We can't wait to welcome you back and make your next stay even more memorable. See you soon Regards Donald Kiley & the Bucklers Team
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N_Omar24 wrote a review Jan 2024
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A lovely stay, with delicious food and great service. Spacious, clean fragrant rooms, extensive choice of lighting, comfortable bed. Peaceful, with a lovely view. Could see animals coming over to the river from the deck while having meals. Would love to come back.
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Responded 14 Feb 2024
Dear Omar We're absolutely delighted to hear about your lovely stay and that everything from our delicious food to the great service made your experience memorable! It sounds like the animals by the river, added that special touch to your visit. We can't wait to welcome you back for another serene getaway. Looking forward to seeing you again soon for more unforgettable moments Regards Donald Kiley & the Bucklers Team
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mjesso942788 wrote a review Jan 2024
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A super accidental 'find'. We were looking for a lunch spot just outside Kruger's Croc Bridge gate, and came upon Buckler's. We had a delicious lunch, and then came back a few days later to stay overnight. Gorgeous rooms, with comprehensive kitchenette, and large drenching rain-shower. Wonderful views. Well-tended grounds. Efficient and helpful staff. Note that the establishment is halal-based; this means (inter-alia) that you need to bring in your own alcohol. Also note that there are no specific vegan food options on the menus, but the chef and staff are willing to make up whatever they can from the ingredients on hand in the kitchen - we ate delicious meals, if a bit repetitive. They also don't have any plant-based milk alternatives. I would happily stay there again.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded 14 Feb 2024
Dear Guest We're thrilled to hear you discovered us by such a happy accident and enjoyed your experience with us, from our delicious lunches to your stay in our gorgeous rooms! It's wonderful to know our views, grounds, and staff left a lasting impression. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility regarding our establishments dietary selection and we are planning on increasing the offer for those that require plant based foods. We're already looking forward to welcoming you back to Buckler's for another memorable visit! Regards Donald Kiley & the Bucklers Team
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Passenger08012443806 wrote a review Dec 2023
Johannesburg, South Africa2 contributions
We had an absolutely wonderful time at Bucklers African Lodge. The friendly staff catered to our every need. Kudos to the chef for the fantastic food. The deck overlooking the Crocodile river and Kruger was the favorite place for the late afternoons. We were lucky enough to see Elephant and Buffalo up close. Thanks for the great experience.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded 14 Feb 2024
Dear Guest Thank you for such a wonderful review of our Lodge, we are delighted to know that we were able to provide you with awesome memories. We hope to see you back soon Regards Donald Kiley and The Bucklers Team
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frauch806501 wrote a review Dec 2023
Maputo, Mozambique1 contribution
Maintenance and cleanliness were exemplary. Everything in the rook worked as planned. The staff was very helpful and really nice. The displayed a good teamwork and spirit. Beautiful is the view on Crocodile River and a highlight is to watch the sunset and the elephants drinking the water of the Crocodile river, when having a dring on the terrace. Food was really nice as well.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Responded 02 Dec 2023
Dear Frauch, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Buckler's Africa Lodge. We are delighted to hear that you found our hotel modern, nicely maintained, and that cleanliness and maintenance were exemplary during your stay. It's fantastic to know that everything in the room worked as planned, and our staff was able to provide you with helpful and friendly service. We take pride in fostering a positive teamwork spirit, and we're glad it contributed to your overall satisfaction. The view of the Crocodile River and the sunset is indeed a highlight, and we're thrilled you had the opportunity to enjoy this natural beauty. Observing elephants drinking from the river is always a special and memorable moment. We are pleased that you enjoyed the culinary offerings at our lodge. Our chefs strive to provide delicious and satisfying meals, and we're glad it added to your positive experience. Thank you for choosing Buckler's Africa Lodge, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Best Regards,
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sabeehahkajee wrote a review Nov 2023
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
From dining with elephants on our doorstep to the most delciious food experience, and the thrilling game drives that Bucklers has to offer, our trip was nothing short of amazing! The friendly staff and their welcoming demeanor made our trip feel so wholesome! Waking up the birds chirping and a view of the crocodile river was an unmatched African experience!
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Responded 14 Feb 2024
Dear Sabeehahkajee Thank you for a wonderful review of our lodge. We are delighted that you had a brilliant stay and hope you can join us again soon to experience the Kruger and all its surroundings. Regards Donald Kiley & the Bucklers Team
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fbalin278526 wrote a review Oct 2023
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Very great spectacular vieuw over the river and the landscape. Friendly staff and very polite. Nice room. And comfortable bathroom. Just 15 minutes drive from the entrance of Kruger Park over Crocodile Bridge.
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Responded 02 Dec 2023
Dear Fbalin, Thank you for your wonderful review of Buckler's Africa Lodge. We're thrilled to learn that you found our location nice and beautiful, with a spectacular view over the river and the landscape. It's heartening to hear that our staff was friendly and polite, contributing to a positive experience during your stay. We're delighted that you enjoyed your room, and the comfortable bathroom added to the overall comfort of your visit. Being just a 15-minute drive from the Crocodile Bridge entrance to Kruger Park is something we take pride in, offering our guests convenient access to this natural wonder. Thank you for choosing to stay with us, and we look forward to welcoming you back for another exceptional experience. Best Regards,
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Shana wrote a review Oct 2023
Centurion, South Africa1 contribution
The rooms were clean and very well layed out What made our stay extra special was the service of the staff from the general manager, duty managers, waiters and waitresses. Special mention to John, Sifisiso and SaMaria. They were outstanding in going the extra mile for the guests Food at the restaurant was top notch and came plated as if though you were eating at a fine dining restaurant Well done to the owners of the Bucklers Africa Lodge for maintaining and running this property immaculately
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 02 Dec 2023
Dear Valued GUEST, Thank you for choosing Bucklers Africa Lodge and for taking the time to share your wonderful experience with us! We are delighted to hear that you found the rooms clean and well-laid out, contributing to your overall satisfaction. It's particularly heartening to know that our staff, including John, Sifiso, and Samaria, went above and beyond to make your stay extra special. We will be sure to pass on your compliments to them. Our team takes great pride in providing exceptional service, and your recognition means a lot to us. We are also pleased that you enjoyed the top-notch food at our restaurant, and we appreciate your kind words about the fine dining experience. Thank you for acknowledging the efforts of the owners in maintaining and running the property immaculately. We look forward to hosting you again in the future for more memorable experiences. Best Regards,
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Culture50103932199 wrote a review Oct 2023
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Everything exceeded my expectations. The view over looking the crocodile river was the cherry on top if this wonderfully put together cake. The rooms are very modern and the bed is really awesome. keep it up.
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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Bucklers Africa Lodge! We are thrilled to hear that everything exceeded your expectations, and that the view overlooking the Crocodile River was the cherry on top of your stay. It's wonderful to know that you found our rooms modern and the bed to be awesome. We truly appreciate your kind words and encouragement to keep up the excellent work. It was our pleasure to have you as our guest, and we hope to welcome you back for another delightful stay. Best Regards,
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Relax05909565703 wrote a review Oct 2023
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the food the view the options I've had on the television the kindness of the staff is outstanding we can't forget the pool but most definitely thank you to the chefs the chefs make really good food dankie to them
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Response from John Lubisi, Guest Services / Front Office at Buckler's Africa Lodge Kruger Park
Responded 11 Oct 2023
Dear Relax, We are absolutely delighted to read your fantastic review of your recent stay at Bucklers Africa Lodge! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us. We're thrilled that you enjoyed the food, the stunning views, and the variety of options available. Your kind words about the television options and the outstanding kindness of our staff warm our hearts. We take great pride in providing exceptional service, and your appreciation means a lot to us. The pool is indeed a refreshing spot to relax, and it's wonderful to know you made good use of it. Your special thanks to our chefs are greatly appreciated, and we'll be sure to pass on your compliments to our culinary team. We're thrilled that you enjoyed the delicious meals they prepared for you. Your kind words are a source of motivation for our team, and we can't thank you enough for your positive feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future for another memorable stay. If you ever have any special requests or need assistance with future reservations, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. Once again, thank you for choosing Bucklers Africa Lodge, and we can't wait to host you again. Warm regards, John Lubisi Duty Manager Bucklers Africa Lodge
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Frequently Asked Questions about Buckler's Africa Lodge Kruger Park
Which popular attractions are close to Buckler's Africa Lodge Kruger Park?
Nearby attractions include Ntandanyathi Bird & Game Hide (3.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Buckler's Africa Lodge Kruger Park?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, a lounge, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Buckler's Africa Lodge Kruger Park?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Buckler's Africa Lodge Kruger Park?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, breakfast, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Buckler's Africa Lodge Kruger Park?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Buckler's Africa Lodge Kruger Park?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Buckler's Africa Lodge Kruger Park?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Does Buckler's Africa Lodge Kruger Park have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.