The adventure starts by getting to the lodge!! If you think, your small car won't make it, do not worry! It will. Just like our rented little Renault did... You may already spot a few animals on the way.
The Bukela Lodge is located at the end of a beautiful valley. It offers a great view. You will be greated with a warm welcome and guided to your African styled house.
There are two Safari trips per day. Don't miss the morning Safari! Getting up at 5.15 am is worth the effort! You will see so many animals in the early morning hours and they are super active. Our ranger, Jonathan took 4-8 people on one tour. He is very experienced. We learned a lot about the animals and how to track them. He even found the Cheeta family. It was amazing!!
The entire game lodge area is huge (7.000 hectares). We went to new districts on every single ride. It is an impressive scenery. Besides the cool animals you get to watch, it was very important for us to see, how respectful everyone treats nature.
Bukela Lodge offers full service including all meals. Their breakfast and four course dinner menue was always fantastic. Service people are super friendly.
To sum it up: This lodge isn't anything like the "Zoo Gamedrives" you might get trapped in somewhere else. Pick it if you are feeling good about nature and if you want to have a real safari adventure (T&A)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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 five 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bukela Game Hotel Amakhala Game Reserve