Amakhala Bukela Game Lodge

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Bukela Game Lodge offers a boutique Big Five safari experience less than an hour away from Port Elizabeth in the malaria-free Amakhala Game Reserve.


  • The lodge facilities include a dining and sitting area with a central fireplace, a lounge area with a selection of books, a large wooden pool deck which overlooks a small waterhole frequently visited by buffalo, warthog, and elephants.
  • Guests are treated to bush braais (barbeques) and special festivities in the outdoor boma area of the lodge.
  • The 7500 hectare Amakhala Game Reserve teems with wildlife which includes lion, herds of elephant, buffalo and giraffe; cheetah and rhino to name only a few.

You should know

  • Bukela Game Lodge welcomes children 12 yrs and older

The details

The lodge is family-owned and run and prides itself on providing luxury accommodation, warm hospitality, and impeccable service. 

The five Luxury Safari Tents are built on raised wooden decks and feature a spacious bedroom, en-suite bathrooms complete with a spa bath and both indoor and outdoor showers; open-plan lounge, air conditioning, electric blankets, minibar, and a wraparound viewing deck which can be accessed from two sides of the tent.

The thatched Luxury Honeymoon Suite features a large four-poster king size bed, an en-suite bathroom complete with a spa bath and both indoor and outdoor showers; a central fireplace for romantic evenings, air conditioning, underfloor heating, private wooden deck, bar fridge and hot drink amenities. 

The three thatched Luxury King/Twin Suites feature either twin or king size bed, an en-suite bathroom complete with a spa bath and both indoor and outdoor showers; a central fireplace for romantic evenings, air conditioning, underfloor heating, private wooden deck, bar fridge and hot drink amenities. 

Activities offered at the lodge or nearby include open vehicle game drives, guided bush walks, boat cruises, birding safaris, archery, fishing, and stargazing.

Amakhala Bukela Lodge is ideal for solo explorers, couples and families looking for a luxury safari experience in the African bush.

Price includes

  • Accommodation, all meals, selected local beverages and two game drives per day
  • Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.
  • Single supplements may apply.
  • Request a quote or speak to one of our Agents for the best, most current rates available.
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Rates & Pricing

All promotions for this lodge are shown below, you can also view all current safari specials here.
Stay 3 Pay 2 - Validity: 11 Apr to 30 Sep 2023 & 11 Apr to 31 Aug 2024
Last minute SPECIAL
Honeymoon SPECIAL
$ 330 USD
$ 220 USD
$ 330 USD
SPECIAL - Great news, you appear to be from a SADC country and can enjoy the discounted rate shown!
Rates are starting prices per person, per night sharing.
With specials, we always use the best promotion available, please contact our experts for more guidance.
We include travel insurance that will make this booking totally refundable.
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