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London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 June 2012

I stayed here with my partner for 5 fantastic days and nights. There are no words to describe our holiday here. We are both exceptionally well travelled but this place is no.1, by far and away the best. If you are thinking of going here- just go. It's that simple. Staff- amazing!! Ranger- tops!! Rooms-spectacular and so peaceful!! Food- incredible!!

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We love your review - thank you! So chuffed to hear about your great experiences, and hope we can welcome you again sometime. Thank you, too, for your recommendation of Bukela: this is what makes our world go round. We really appreciate it. Warm wishes from the Bailey Family and the Bukela Team.

Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 June 2012

We travelled to South Africa in March 2012 to celebrate my wife and my friends birthdays, We had , an amazing time as we travelled around fore three weeks. We spent three fantastic nights at Bukela Game lodge,the weather was not good but we still had a wonderful time,the staff where so kind and nothing was to much trouble.The cheff...

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Happy birthday to all the birthday people in your group! We love the fact that you had a three-week birthday party - very inspiring... - and that we got to be part of it. Thanks for staying with us, and for the lovely review. Hope the rest of the year is full of memory-making too. Best wishes from the Bailey...

Vasteras
Reviewed 9 May 2012

We had a 3 night stay at Bukela and it was a wonderful experience. Great rooms, friendly staff, relaxing atmosphere, fabulous food and excellent game drives which exceeded all our expectations. It was a perfect start to our holiday in South Africa. It's a 'keeper' and we hope to visit again soon.

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100roaringlions, Owner at Bukela Game Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for choosing Bukela, and for taking the trouble to post a review. We LOVE seeing "Just Fantastic" at the top of any feedback! So glad we were able to have 3 nights with you: in our opinion you really get the best of the lodge this way. as you get some quiet time at the lodge as well as...

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 17 April 2012

Friendly staff, great service, informative and fun ranger. they really went the extra mile to make our stay a special and memorable one.

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100roaringlions, Owner at Bukela Game Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us, and for taking the time to post a review. These reviews make a real difference to us, not just in letting other travellers know about our special place, but also in encouraging and inspiring our team to keep going that extra mile. It means a lot to us. Hope to welcome you back sometime. Best...

London
Reviewed 4 April 2012

Having loved our first visit to Bukela, we knew it would be risky to return especially only a year on. But none of that, it was like coming home. Stuart, our ranger for the couple of days, makes the game drives a total delight. The food is great and being small and intimate you get to know the other guests...

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100roaringlions, Owner at Bukela Game Lodge, responded to this review

Two reviews! Fantastic! Thanks for coming home to Bukela, and for taking the trouble to post your review. We really appreciate the support, and it's a privilege for us to welcome you back. It's great to hear that you had fun with us, and that the Bukela team made you feel at home. We're going to have to crack the...

Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 February 2012

We stayed at Bukela Game Lodge for 2 nights as part of a 3 week honeymoon trip to SA. Bukela was probably the highlight of the whole 3 weeks. We arrived to orange juice, a hot towel and an explanation of how things would work. We were also informed that we were the only two guests for the duration of...

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100roaringlions, Owner at Bukela Game Lodge, responded to this review

We love making magic for newlyweds, and what a lovely thing for you to have the place to yourselves for your honeymoon. Thanks for choosing Bukela for your special time, and for going to the trouble to post a review about your stay. We value your support and it was great to hear about your experience. We'd like to apologise...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 January 2012

This is the most amazing experience we have ever had. The hospitality, attention to detail and immense knowledge of the reserve was second to none. We were really blown away by the standard of accommodation and food, which by the way was plentiful! As 'honeymooners' we were given the most gorgeous four course meal prepared for us in the privacy...

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100roaringlions, Owner at Bukela Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Jo and James - Thank you both so much for posting your review and for the update on how things are going with you. Congrats on the new baby and the new home - what lovely news. It's very special for us to have been able to be part of your honeymoon: thanks for choosing to stay with us,...

Solihull, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 November 2011

Had a wonderful 3 night stay at Bukela - exceeded our expectations. Fantastic lodges set in beautiful surrounding and quite intimate. Staff extremely friendly and good food. Had a very good ranger Luke for the game drives. Thanks for a lovely stay. Rama Family x

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Tenby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 November 2011

We stayed at Bukela for 3 nights and went on 6 game drives. We saw zebra, cheetah, giraffe, elephant, rhino, springbok, wildebeest, hartebeest, warthog, huge tortoise and many more. Bukela is a lovely place to stay. such a lovely friendly atmosphere, cosy log fires when needed and a really great ambience. The lodges are lovely very comfortable indeed and a...

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Cambridgeshire
Reviewed 31 October 2011

Saw all we wanted to and more in an amazing setting over 3 days. Had a great guide, Stuart. A well organized place, very relaxing and well planned for the customers.

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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Bukela Game Lodge Is A 5-Star Luxury Lodge In The 7 500 ha malaria-free Amakhala Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape South Africa. Accommodation at this tranquil game lodge is provided in four suites, each individually styled in African simplicity while never compromising on luxury. This secluded safari destination is tucked away into indigenous trees and bushes at the top of a hidden valley and has the perfect setting for the intimate and romantic guest experiences for which we are renowned. Connected by a wooden walkway, our thatched suites offer a remarkable private wildlife-viewing experience. Savour a crisp glass of wine in your sun-soaked spa bath, opening onto trees alive with birdsong. Indulge in sumptuous high teas, private candlelit dinners or exciting fireside boma dinners under African stars. And as you fall asleep, hear the silence broken by the unmistakeable sounds of elephant and buffalo making their stately progress through the unfenced camp. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bukela Game Lodge

Address: R342 Landman Road | off N2, between Port Elizabeth and Grahamstown, Amakhala Game Reserve 6070, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Amakhala Game Reserve
Price Range: €381 - €862 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Bukela Game Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 4
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