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Amakhala Bukela Game Lodge

Tailored Just For You

Our personal travel specialists go above and beyond to give you the best luxury experience, and every holiday we create is tailored just for you by our experts.

'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.


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Luxury Safari Tent

The large Luxury Safari Tents include an expansive open-plan lounge with couch and armchairs, mini bar and tea-coffee facilities, and opens on two sides onto the viewing deck. The tents are set on a raised wooden platform, and have wraparound viewing decks, providing panoramic views over the top of the valley.


  • King size bed or Twin beds
  • Mini bar
  • Lounge area
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Aircon
  • Tea and coffee station

Thatched Suite

The four thatched suites are each individually styled in African simplicity and separated from the main lodge by wooden walkways and indigenous bush.

Each suite includes a large, en-suite bathroom overlooking the African bush, an indoor and outdoor shower, air conditioning, underfloor heating, private wooden deck, bar fridge and hot drink amenities.


  • King size bed or Twin beds
  • Lounge area
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Aircon
  • Inside and outside shower
  • Mini bar
  • Tea and coffee station

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:
• Lion
• Leopard
• Rhino
• Elephant
• Buffalo

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.

All Inclusive


  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Tea & coffee
  • Selected local beverages
  • Two game drives daily


  • Curio purchases
  • Phone calls
  • Laundry
  • Premium beverages
  • Transfers
  • Gratuities

Optional Extras:

  • Transfers
  • Whale watching
  • Horse Trails
  • Amakhala Walking Trails
  • Private game vehicle & ranger


  • Swimming Pool
  • Game Drives
  • Horse Trails - Additional Cost Per Person
  • Amakhala Walking Trails - Additional Cost Per Person
  • Boat Cruise *Only available when the river water levels are high enough.


  • Bar
  • Malaria Free
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Secure Parking
  • Spa


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.

Dining Options
For guidance only - subject to change
Bukela Game Lodge Dining Area


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.

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.

Price quoted is a guide only please click Check Live Price & Availability for up to date pricing. 2 adults sharing a room.
Other departure airports, durations and guest configurations are available when you check availability on any given date.

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