'African simplicity while never compromising on luxury'
Bukela Game Lodge is a romantic and secluded safari destination tucked away into indigenous trees and bushes at the top of a hidden valley. The tranquil Lodge, suites and luxury tents are the perfect setting for intimate guest experiences.
The main lodge comprises of a dining and sitting area with a central fireplace which is always the centre of attraction in winter. A separate area known as a “boma” adjoins the main lodge where bush braais and special festivities are offered for our guests enjoyment.
Bushman Sands Golf Club, a Gary Player signature course is situated within 40-minutes’ drive of Amakhala and features 18 holes as well as a health spa and restaurant.
A game drive through Amakhala Game Reserve will leave you mesmerised by its diverse vegetation and spectacular scenery; sunlit grassy savannah plains, a mosaic of bushveld plants and the spellbinding Bushman’s River are inspirational. Amakhala is home to great African mammals, birds and insects. The main draw is of course the Big 5 which can be viewed around this area. The Big 5 includes:
Game drives are held twice daily at Amakhala Game Reserve Bush Lodges; in the morning and in the evening so that visitors get to see different wildlife. Guests are also welcome to indulge in the sundowner canoe safaris and a cheese and wine boat cruise.
An Initiative of the Amakhala Game Reserve
The Amakhala Conservation Centre is largely funded by the Sindisa Foundation (a non-profit conservation organisation) and has three main objectives:
• To promote environmental awareness
• To identify and support research projects that benefit wildlife conservation in general.
• To encourage and advise on various conservation projects
Following on from the successful re-introduction of 15 species onto Amakhala, the conservation centre continues to investigate the reintroduction of other species like Cape vulture into the area.
Situated in the Greater Addo and Frontier Country area of the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa is the malaria-free Amakhala Game Reserve - a mere 50 minute drive north-east of Port Elizabeth’s national airport.