Bukela Game Lodge

Explore the Wild: Discover the Beauty of Amakhala Game Reserve


Nestled within the enchanting landscape of Amakhala Game Reserve, Bukela Game Lodge beckons guests to experience an unmatched blend of serenity and wildlife wonders. The lodge’s strategic location immerses visitors in the heart of nature, surrounded by indigenous trees and hidden valleys, creating an intimate safari retreat. Beyond the luxurious accommodation, Bukela captivates with its proximity to the diverse wildlife of Amakhala. The hidden valleys and rolling hills offer an exclusive opportunity to witness majestic creatures like elephants and buffalo in their natural habitat. The lodge’s commitment to crafting intimate guest experiences allows for moments of tranquility amidst the beauty of the African wilderness. Whether indulging in private wildlife-viewing experiences, enjoying sumptuous meals in nature, or falling asleep to the distinctive sounds of roaming wildlife, Bukela Game Lodge promises a captivating escape for those seeking a harmonious blend of luxury and untamed beauty.

Room Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony/ Deck
  • En-Suite
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

What to Expect

Bukela Game Lodge offers a range of accommodation options, including 4 Suites and 10 Luxury Safari Tents, each individually styled in African simplicity without compromising on luxury. Connected by a wooden walkway, the thatched suites provide a remarkable private wildlife-viewing experience. The lodge’s main area features a reception, dining, and sitting area with a central fireplace, a media area with Internet, games, and books, and a large wooden pool deck overlooking a dam frequented by buffalo. The Suites and Luxury Safari Tents sleep 2 guests each and are privately located separate from the main lodge. Each suite is well-appointed for optimal comfort, featuring large en-suite bathrooms with indoor and outdoor showers, a private wooden deck, bar fridge, and hot drink amenities. Beds are King size or 2 singles, catering to guest preferences. The lodge’s intimate and luxurious ambiance is further enhanced by a “honeymoon suite” with a spacious four-poster mahogany bed, perfect for special occasions.


Activities at Bukela Game Lodge include private wildlife-viewing experiences, sumptuous lunches, private candlelit dinners, and the opportunity to fall asleep to the sounds of elephants and buffalo making their stately progress through the unfenced camp. Guests can also enjoy team-building events and conferences in the exclusive and restful setting of the lodge.


Double Suite

The Double Suite at Bukela Game Lodge is a luxurious haven of comfort and relaxation. Featuring a spacious king-size bed, a well-appointed minibar, and a cosy lounge area, this suite is designed for your utmost convenience. Unwind in front of the indoor fireplace, enjoy a comfortable climate with air conditioning, and indulge in rejuvenating moments with both indoor and outdoor showers. A tea and coffee station adds a finishing touch, ensuring that you have everything you need for a truly delightful stay.


Double/ Twin Suite

The Double/ Twin Suite at Bukela Game Lodge offers the flexibility to choose between a king-size bed or twin beds, making it suitable for various guest preferences. This spacious suite is thoughtfully equipped with a well-stocked minibar, a comfortable lounge area, and an inviting indoor fireplace. Enjoy a pleasant climate with air conditioning, and rejuvenate with the convenience of both indoor and outdoor showers. A well-appointed tea and coffee station adds to your comfort, ensuring a delightful and relaxing stay.

Luxury Safari Tent

Bukela’s Luxury Safari Tent offers an exceptional accommodation experience. You have the choice between a king-size bed or twin beds, catering to your preferences perfectly. Relax in style with the added comfort of an indoor fireplace, a spacious lounge area, and a private viewing deck that seamlessly connects you with the surrounding wilderness. Your convenience is paramount, featuring a minibar for refreshments, electric blankets for cosy evenings, and air conditioning for a pleasant climate. Indulge in rejuvenation with both indoor and outdoor showers, and savour a cup of tea or coffee from the well-appointed station. This luxury safari tent is a harmonious blend of comfort and adventure.

Safari Game Drives

Immerse yourself in the heart of Africa with our Big 5 Safari Adventure on the malaria-free Amakhala Game Reserve in South Africa’s Eastern Cape.

During your stay, you’ll enjoy both morning and evening game drives, departing from your lodge. These excursions are led by knowledgeable and professional rangers, and you’ll traverse Amakhala Game Reserve in open Land Rovers. Here, you can reconnect with nature, explore the diverse wildlife, rich vegetation, and dramatic Eastern Cape landscapes. 


  • Pool
  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Secure Parking
  • Laundry Service
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