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Amakhala Bukela Game Lodge

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Resting in the rolling Eastern Cape hills 80km outside Port Elizabeth, Bukela Lodge offers a gentle, tranquil escape from the world.

The abundant Amakhala wildlife includes lion, cheetah, black and white rhino, elephant, giraffe, zebra and buffalo, ranging over a breathtaking oxbow river plain in the heart of the 7000 hectare, malaria-free conservancy.

This intimate four-suite lodge offers an exclusive game viewing experience which, combined with our luxurious, secluded accommodation, and variety of dining options, creates a remarkable, private retreat in which to regenerate body and mind.

Rooms & Suites:

The four suites, Uthando Suite, Ingwe Suite, Inyathi Suite and Umkhombe, are each individually styled in African simplicity while never compromising on luxury. Each suite sleeps 2 guests and is a world of its own, separated from the main lodge by wooden walkways and indigenous bush.

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.

Food & Wine:

Dinner at Bukela Game Lodge may consist of either an informal bush braai/barbecue in the "boma" consisting of a selection of salads and/or hot vegetables, barbecued meat (chicken, beef, ostrich, venison ,or even fish) or a selection of dishes may be offered to suit your palate.

Bush breakfasts, picnics or dinners are enjoyed to the sound of rhythmic African drums or guests may prefer the tranquillity of an enjoying an excellent meal under the stars in the "boma" or "lapa". After enjoying dinner guests are invited to socialize until the small hours of the morning or to retire to the comfort and luxury of their suite. Whatever the preference, they will awaken to the chorus of an African dawn and ready for another day of adventure!

Bukela offers a versatile and well appointed selection of South African and International wines, sparkling wines and French champagne to suit your palate.


The main lodge comprises of a reception, dining and sitting area with a central fireplace which is always the centre of attraction in winter. Also available are a media and library area with Internet, television, DVD player, games and books and a large wooden pool deck overlooking a small dam frequented by buffalo.

A separate area known as a "boma" adjoins the main lodge where bush braais and special festivities are offered for our guests enjoyment.


Game that maybe viewed include White Rhino, Cape Buffalo, Elephant, Lion, Cheetah, Leopard, Serval, Giraffe, Black Wildebeest, Zebra and more than 12 species of Antelope. Smaller game include Bat Eared Fox, Vervet Monkey, Bush Pig, Warthog, Aardvark, Aardwolf, Spring Hair, Porcupine and Tortoise. Approximately 250 bird species may be viewed in the area including the rare African Finfoot and include many raptors such as the Fish Eagle, Crowned Eagle and Jackal buzzard. A variety of snake and insect species may also be discovered.

  • Lodge Information
  • - Lodge type; Safari Lodge
  • - Location; Amakhala Game Reserve
  • - Lodge size; Four suites
  • - Recommended stay; 2-5 nights
  • Lodge Highlights
  • - Five star rated
  • - Wooden walkways
  • - Private viewing decks
  • - Private candlelit dinners
  • - Indoor and outdoor showers
  • - Honeymoon suite

  • Rates from: R 4380.00
  • Per person per night sharing
  • Rates are in South African Rands
  • *Rates may vary according to season
  • Flights (return);
  • UK - RSA; from £ 611
  • USA - RSA; from $ 1390
  • EUR - RSA; from € 495
  • Subject to availability & T&C's

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