5-star rated Bukela Game Lodge is a romantic and secluded safari destination tucked away into indigenous trees and bushes at the top of a hidden valley at Amakhala Game Reserve. Our tranquil Lodge and suites are the perfect setting for the intimate guest experiences for which we’re renowned.
Connected by a wooden walkway, our thatched suites offer a remarkable private wildlife-viewing experience. 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. It’s our privilege to create moments like these, and to share them with you.
Our lodge may also be booked exclusively as a restful and beautiful venue for small team-building events and conferences.
The main lodge comprises of a reception, dining and sitting area with a central fireplace which is always welcome in winter, a media and library area with Internet, games and books and a large wooden pool deck overlooking a small dam frequented by buffalo.
The four Suites and ten Luxury Safari Tents are each individually styled in African simplicity while never compromising on luxury, sleeps 2 guests and are privately located separate to the main lodge. Each suite is well appointed for a guests’ optimal comfort with every amenity including large, en suite bathrooms each with an indoor and outdoor shower for the more adventurous, a private wooden deck, bar fridge and hot drink amenities.
Beds are King size or 2 singles depending on guest requirement. All our suites are luxurious but the “honeymoon suite” with a huge four poster mahogany bed is a particularly intimate space and can be reserved for any special occasion.
The Amakhala Game Reserve is vast and diverse, hence why a number of safari activities are available to you. Activities include game drives, conducted by trained guides, which take place in comfortable, open-top safari vehicles. As well as this, bush walks are available, where close encounter animal sightings are guaranteed.
River cruises are an excellent activity for those wanting something unique! River cruises take place along the Bushman’s River where guests can observe animals who call the riverside home.
Birding safaris are available for bird lovers and the clear African skies are perfect for star-gazing. Also, guests will have a chance to visit The Born Free Foundation and the Amakhala Art and Craft Centre.