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Buckler's Africa Lodge by BON Hotels

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 by BON Hotels 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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Property amenities
Free parking
Secured parking
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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Room features
Air conditioning
Seating area
Private bathrooms
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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Aadil D wrote a review Apr 2022
Springs, South Africa1 contribution
Beyond perfection. From the service. Staff. Especially Miss Sarah who manages everything. She always ensures you have everything you ever need. Always goes the extra mile. Bucklers will always be my go to when it comes to Kruger trips. The plus for us is that it's fully halaal.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Always speak to Sarah for special requests :)
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Dylan G wrote a review Mar 2022
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Great location, really pleasant and clean rooms, but the thing that makes this such a good place to stay are the staff. All of the people are incredibly helpful and generous with their time and advice. Special mention to Sarah, Sifiso and John for their great help and friendliness.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
susan m wrote a review Mar 2022
Middelburg, South Africa51 contributions49 helpful votes
We had a beautiful overnight stay on our way to Maputo at this well managed riverfront hotel. The management team is fully hands on. Our room was upstairs. It was spacious with a big shower. There was no bathtub in the room. For relaxing; there is an outdoor balcony as well. The views of the river are perfect with frequent wildlife bidit to the river all day long
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled
Caroline Knox wrote a review Feb 2022
Grahamstown6 contributions3 helpful votes
This was my second trip to Bucklers Lodge, the last one being in February 2021 when I stayed for 2 weeks. I stayed in the same chalet this year and it felt like I was home again! Bucklers is a very special place; the scene over the Crocodile river is beautiful and you can bathe in the pool watching the wildlife. The rooms are so clean and have everything you need for self-catering, which is what I chose. However, you can order meals from the menu at any time. The Wi-Fi is excellent even though you are in the bush! I must make special mention of the incredible lovely staff who are so welcoming and friendly. Every morning you will wake up to birds, and often the elephants on the river. I did not have a car but had a couple of drives into the Kruger park (only 10 minutes away) with Jerry who happened to be a bird enthusiast, as I am. What a treat it was to go with someone who knows the birds! I highly recommend Bucklers to anyone wanting to have some peace and quiet. I stayed over 2 weeks and I will come back. Thank you so much to all the staff for a wonderful time!
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Themafiatraveller wrote a review Jan 2022
England, United Kingdom24 contributions29 helpful votes
Where do I start? This place is an absolute must if visiting the Kruger or just want a relaxing break. We are frequent world wide travellers, the customer service we have received from before arriving to leaving is outstanding, in fact I would go as far as saying the best. All staff very helpful, food excellent, rooms great, views amazing (elephants,hippos & crocs seen from hotel) Miguel and Sarah so very good, exactly what you would wish for. I literally cannot fault this place and would HIGHLY recommend to anyone.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled
US$104 - US$142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Buckler's Africa Lodge by BON Hotels
Which popular attractions are close to Buckler's Africa Lodge by BON Hotels?
Nearby attractions include Ntandanyathi Bird & Game Hide (3.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Buckler's Africa Lodge by BON Hotels?
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 by BON Hotels?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Buckler's Africa Lodge by BON Hotels?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, breakfast, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Buckler's Africa Lodge by BON Hotels?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Buckler's Africa Lodge by BON Hotels?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Buckler's Africa Lodge by BON Hotels?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Does Buckler's Africa Lodge by BON Hotels have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.