Bukela Game Lodge
Bukela Main Lodge Bukela Luxury Suite
Bukela Main Lodge
Bukela Luxury Suite

Bukela Game Lodge

5-star  rated Bukela Game Lodge is a romantic and secluded safari destination tucked away into indigenous trees and bushes at the top of a hidden valley at the Amakhala Game Reserve. Our tranquil Lodge and suites are the perfect setting for the intimate guest experiences for which we’re 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 unmistakeable sounds of elephant and buffalo making their stately progress through the unfenced camp.It’s our privilege to create moments like these, and to share them with you.

Our lodge may also be booked exclusively as a restful and beautiful venue for small team-building, conferences and weddings.


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Each suite is well appointed for guests’ optimal comfort with every amenity, including large, en-suite bathrooms each with a spa bath overlooking the African bush, an indoor and outdoor shower for the more adventurous, a central fireplace for romantic evenings, air conditioning, underfloor heating, private wooden deck, bar fridge and hot drink amenities.

Need to Know

Clothing - Dress code and clothing is informal. It is advisable to wear loose fitting and light garments in summer, layering clothing in winter. Sensible shoes are important in the rough terrain. A warm wind breaker jacket or jersey for game drives even in summer is a necessity.

Food - Please inform management at Bukela of any specific dietary preferences you may have before arrival.

Water -The water is not for human consumption. Complementary bottled water is provided.


Safari Game Drive

Become part of Africa as you experience our Big 5 Safari Adventure on malaria free Amakhala Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape of South Africa..

Included in your stay are morning and evening game drives leaving from your lodge. You will be guided by informative, professional rangers through Amakhala Game Reserve in open Land Rovers. Here you can return to nature and explore the abundant wildlife, the diverse vegetation and the dramatic landscape of the Eastern Cape.

Wildlife HighlightsWildlife Highlights

The abundant Amakhala wildlife includes lion, cheetah, black and white rhino, elephant, giraffe, zebra and buffalo, ranging over a breath-taking oxbow river plain in the heart of the 7 500 hectare, malaria-free conservancy.

Local ActivitiesLocal Activities

River Cruise

A nice alternative during lengthy stays on the Amakhala Game Reserve is our river cruise. The boat meanders down the Bushman’s river, beaming with incredible bird and plant life. The cruise is between 30 to 40 minutes to be enjoyed at your leisure with mouth-watering snacks and ice cold beverages. Perfect way to spend your day during the warm weather. All river cruises are made by prior arrangement.


Property Facilities

Malaria Free Pool Communal DiningEco Friendly Internet Access (Complimentary) Mobile ConnectivitySecure Parking

Room Facilities

Air Conditioning Balcony / Deck En-SuiteFireplace Heater Lounge AreaMini Bar Safe ShowerTea / Coffee Bath Dressing GownsElectrical Outlets Hair Dryer Outside ShowerUnderfloor Heating Verandah

Activities on Site (some activities may be seasonal)

Big 5 Bird Watching Fine DiningGame Drives Game Viewing Game WalksHigh Tea


Accommodation at this tranquil Game Lodge is provided in four suites (3 suites and 1 honeymoon suite) 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.


The African climate can change dramatically whatever the season. Rangers will check weather reports before embarking on a game drive

Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)

From R5280 per person per night sharing

Children PolicyChild Policy

 12+ yrs welcome

Contact and Social Media

To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at safariawards.com.

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