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R342 Landman Road off N2, between Port Elizabeth and Grahamstown, Amakhala Game Reserve 6070 South Africa See on map
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Free Internet
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Pool
Non-Smoking Rooms
Restaurant
5 Star accommodation
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ATCY1990
Nantwich, United Kingdom
74
Reviewed 2 weeks agovia mobile
We stayed here for 3 nights and what an experience it was. We were made to feel extremely welcome from the moment we arrived. Unfortunately I wasn’t well upon arrival and staff were very helpful in this regard.

The location of the lodges is just beautiful and it was amazing sitting on our decking watching the animals coming up to the water hole. Our guide, Wonga, was brilliant. He was really knowledgable and made sure we saw all the animals we wanted to. He also had an excellent sense of humour which made all of the drives go really fast.

The food was excellent at the lodge and there was always plenty to eat and drink.

It was a beautiful end to our holiday in South Africa and if you want an intimate but friendly lodge then we would recommend it.
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ammanton
Norwich, United Kingdom
62
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
The staff and the game drives are what this place is about. We weren't totally enamoured with our room but the lounge and dining are beautiful and comfortable and the food was ok. The game drives were amazing, the rangers are very knowledgeable and care a great deal about the animals the their environment. We had a lovely time.
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Gloria S
Chipperfield, United Kingdom
2824
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
We stayed for 3 nights at the end of our recent South African trip. Just wished at the time of booking this stay with Trailfinders they had encouraged us to stay longer. We just loved the whole experience from start to finish. Stayed in a tented luxurious lodge at the end of a wooden walkway which takes you down to the sundeck bar restaurant. We arrived early afternoon in time for afternoon tea and our first game drive with Jono. This intelligent passionate man took us into his world for 5 game drives which were all totally different and totally amazing. To see the Matriarch of the elephant herd eating right in front of the vehicle with Jono talking to her quietly was a highlight but we had so many highlights. Also I must mention the beautiful birds that we saw every day which was a bonus we hadn't really thought about. The staff are all friendly helpful and lovely lovely people. We got up early and went to bed early it's all about the game drives. Enjoy we did.
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Jeanette T
Witney, United Kingdom
129
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
We loved our stay at Bukela. Our luxury tent was fantastic with woodburner, lovely bathroom and very spacious, comfortable bedroom and sitting area. We loved the breakfasts and excellent dinners in the restaurant. Most of all we loved the twice daily game drives with Wonga who was an excellent guide - we saw so much with him and will never forget his excellent reversing skills when we came face to face with a herd of elephants on a high, narrow track. Loved the G&Ts etc at sundown out in the game park.
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atj12016
Manchester, United Kingdom
112
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Oh dear what have they done to Bukela Lodge. We stayed here 2 year ago and there were just 4 chalet and 8 people it was so relaxing and we were able to unwind, meals were taken together the atmosphere was fantastic. Now it has expanded that much that you feel like a number not a person with a crowded restaurant and everything done at a rush, To be fair the staff and games drives are still excellent but the ambience of the place has disappeared, Will not stay again.
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About
Description
Bukela Game Lodge Is A 5-Star Luxury Lodge In The 7 500 ha malaria-free Amakhala Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape South Africa. Accommodation at this tranquil game lodge is provided in four suites and ten More luxury safari tents, each individually styled in African simplicity while never compromising on luxury. This secluded safari destination is tucked away into indigenous trees and bushes at the top of a hidden valley and has the perfect setting for the intimate and romantic guest experiences for which we are renowned. Connected by a wooden walkway, our thatched suites offer a remarkable private wildlife-viewing experience. Savour a crisp glass of wine in your sun-soaked spa bath, opening onto trees alive with birdsong. Indulge in sumptuous high teas, private candlelit dinners or exciting fireside boma dinners under African stars. 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. Less
Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Pool
Room Service
Free Internet
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Airport Transportation
Laundry Service
Minibar
Outdoor pool
Beachfront
Spa
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
14
Price range
US$816 - US$1 162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Bukela Game Hotel Amakhala Game Reserve
Location
South Africa > Eastern Cape > Amakhala Game Reserve
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
14
Price range
US$816 - US$1 162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Bukela Game Hotel Amakhala Game Reserve
Location
South Africa > Eastern Cape > Amakhala Game Reserve
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PrimKent
5 April 2018|
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Response from Lorna M | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don’t know ... In Bukela everything was included. Drives .. all food and all drinks including alcohol.Tips for the rangers taking the drives are expected and hotel staff of course.
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l2pstuart
5 February 2018|
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Response from nativelondoner | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I only just saw this so it may be too late. We had a rental car so I don't know the cost of a taxi. From lodge to centre of PE is about 1 hr 15 mins by car.
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roses12016
18 November 2017|
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Response from 100roaringlions | Property representative |
Hi there, we are thrilled to hear that you will be staying with us in May next year! We do provide hairdryers in the rooms. This is located in the drawer of the dressing table in your suite for your convenience.
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"Don't go if you want a relaxing holiday"
atj12016
4 weeks ago
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"best service!"
elizabethj288
27 Sep 2018
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"The huts are VERY nice. There are tents and huts and we loved our hut."
anneromney
16 Aug 2018
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"The lodge was nice but after seeing the tent we preferred it as it let more light in."
Diane097
31 May 2018
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