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Amakhala Bukela Game Lodge

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Bukela Game Lodge is 5-star safari lodge situated in the Amakhala Game Reserve, an 18 000-acre private game park located in the malaria free Eastern Cape. The reserve is a Big 5 Reserve and hosts other animals such as cheetah, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, and plenty of antelope species.

The lodge is secluded on the reserve and tucked away into indigenous trees and bushes at the top of a hidden valley. There are 4 thatched suites and 10 luxury safari tents, each individually styled and connected by a wooden walkway. Each air-conditioned room has an indoor and outdoor shower as well as a private wooden deck. At the main lodge you will find a reception, dining and sitting area with a central fireplace, a media and library area with Internet, games and books and a large wooden pool deck overlooking a small dam frequented by buffalo.

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Expert View

  • Malaria-free Big 5 safari - a nice tag on to a trip to the Garden Route
  • Day and night game drives, bush walks, archery and fishing
  • On site Bukela Spa for some pampering
  • Sumptuous high teas, private candlelit dinners and fireside boma dinners under the stars

At a glance

  • 4 Suites & 10 Luxury Safari Tents
  • 12 years +
  • Open All Year
  • Full Board
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Our sustainable tourism rating

We handpick partners who share our commitment to protecting their environment, conserving wildlife and benefitting local communities.

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INSIDER TIP

"At night, listen out for the unmistakable sounds of elephant and buffalo making their stately progress through the unfenced camp."

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ACTIVITIES

Adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most.

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