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    Amakhala Bukela Game Lodge

    Bukela Game Lodge at Amakhala Game Reserve is a hidden oasis tucked away into indigenous trees and bushes at the top of a hidden. valley offering. Bukela Game Lodge is a 5 star scheduled safari destination in the Eastern Cape and offers guests an intimate experience with a romantic flare boasting private candlelit dinners and boma dinners under African stars. The stylish main lodge features an open deck with stunning views, swimming pool and relaxation area. Thatched suites are connected to the main lodge by wooden walkways and are the perfect place to unwind and overlook the magic of the reserve that lies beyond.

     

    The Amakhala Game Reserve is a malaria-free, private game reserve spanning over 8500 hectares of African landscape in the Eastern Cape. The family-run game reserve houses a variety of lodges and is known for its magnificent fauna, breath-taking views, and unforgettable wildlife encounters. With preservation of the natural environment and conservation of wildlife high on their priority list, Amakhala’s game rangers are experts in their field and incredibly passionate about providing quality safari experiences to all guests. Their knowledge and enthusiasm for nature shine through as they guide, educate, and entertain you through Big 5 territory. Besides lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and buffalo, you will also see an abundance of other wildlife such as giraffe, cheetah, zebra, wildebeest, and various antelope species. The reserve hosts five of South Africa’s eight biomes making it ideal for a diverse selection of wildlife and indigenous flora. The Bushman’s River runs through the reserve attracting a bright variety of remarkable bird species. At Amakhala Bukela Game Lodge, you can enjoy cruises along the Bushman’s River on a boat safari, viewing birds and wildlife from the water.

    Activities

    • Day & night game drives
    • Bushwalks
    • Birding
    • River cruises
    • Spa treatments
    • Cruises / Boat safari’s
    • Horse Trails

    Highlights

    • Big five game drives
    • 5-star Lodge
    • Luxury suites with private decks
    • Bushman’s River

    Closest airport

    Port Elizabeth Airport – 76km

    Children policy

    Amakhala welcomes children older than 12 years.

    Included

    2 Game drives daily, selected activities, all meals.

    Excluded

    Drinks, additional activities, and transfers are excluded.

    Seasons

    Low: 01 May – 30 September

    High: 01 October – 19 December

    & 11 January – 31st January

    Peak: 21 December – 10 January

    & 01 February – 28 February

    Terms & conditions

    • Rates are per person sharing, per night.
    • Single supplement of 80% applicable and 100% over peak season.

    Accommodation Options

    Luxury Suite

    Sleeps 2 Adults

    All spacious luxury suites have thatched roofs and feature a lounge area and open deck. Roomy interiors boast an en-suite bedroom, air-conditioning with heater, a cozy fireplace, oval bath-tubs and indoor and outdoor shower.

    Peak season $ 474 per per, per night
    High Season $ 413 per person, per night
    Low Season $ 344 per person, per night

    Luxury Tented Suite

    Sleeps 2 Adults

    All luxury tents feature a lounge area and open deck. Roomy interiors boast an en-suite bedroom, air-conditioning with heater, a cozy fireplace, electric blankets, oval bath-tubs and indoor and outdoor shower.

    Peak season $ 474 per per, per night
    High Season $ 413 per person, per night
    Low Season $ 344 per person, per night

    Enquire at Amakhala Bush Lodge

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    Getting there

    By Road

    The reserve is a 1-hour drive from Port Elizabeth or a 9-hour drive from Cape Town, both on the scenic N2 highway. Driving from Cape Town takes you through the Garden Route for approximately 816km from which you will turn to the reserve entrance.

     

    Flying

    Flights from all major centres in South Africa to Port Elizabeth airport.

     

    Flight Duration

    • Cape Town to Port Elizabeth: 1 hour 10 minutes
    • Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth: 1 hour 35 minutes
    • Durban to Port Elizabeth: 1 hour 20 minutes
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