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9.0Exceptional

17 reviews

17 reviews

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9.2Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
Parking
FREE
Closest landmarks
Amakhala Game Reserve
1.1 km
Port Elizabeth Airport
67.3 km
Bhisho Airport
130.2 km
East London Airport
167.4 km
Queenstown Airport
196.5 km

Bukela Game Lodge – Amakhala Game Reserve

Amakhala Game Reserve, R342 Karel Landman, Amakhala Game Reserve, Amakhala Game Reserve, South Africa, 6140 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Amakhala Game Reserve part of Amakhala Game Reserve, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Rated with 5 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage, restaurant and spa on-site.

Highlights

Hygiene Plus

Sparkling clean

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Facilities

Airport transfer

Car park

Shuttle service

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Swimming pool [outdoor]

Golf course [on-site]

Front desk [24-hour]

Contactless check-in/out

Cheaper than 64% of all properties in Amakhala Game Reserve in the last 24 hoursCompared to 11 Amakhala Game Reserve properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money8.5
Distance to city center70 km
Location rating9.2

Rooms available at Bukela Game Lodge – Amakhala Game Reserve

Luxury Tent
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Nature view
  • 1 king bed or 2 single beds
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Double Suite
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  • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
  • Country view
  • 1 king bed
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Suite
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  • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
  • Country view
  • 1 king bed or 2 single beds
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Double or Twin Luxury King / Twin Suite
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  • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
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Luxury King Suite
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  • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
  • 1 king bed
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Luxury Safari Tent
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  • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
  • 2 single beds
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Luxury Twin Suite
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  • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
  • 2 single beds
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Luxury King Suite(1 King Bed)
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  • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
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Luxury Suite
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  • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
  • 2 single beds or 1 king bed
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Luxury King Bed Or Twin Suite (No Window)
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    Frequently asked questions

    Does Bukela Game Lodge – Amakhala Game Reserve provide airport transfer?

    Bukela Game Lodge – Amakhala Game Reserve offers airport transfer service upon request! Additional costs may apply. To request, check the box on the booking form just before the payment page.

    What is the typical travel time to a nearby airport from Bukela Game Lodge – Amakhala Game Reserve?

    The average travel time to get from Bukela Game Lodge – Amakhala Game Reserve to the airport is 60 minutes, but please take into account that the travel time may vary based on traffic, weather conditions, and time of day.

    What are the property's policies for children's bedding at Bukela Game Lodge – Amakhala Game Reserve?

    Bukela Game Lodge – Amakhala Game Reserve's policy concerning children's bedding considers guests age 13 years and older as adults, and therefore must use an extra bed which will incur an additional cost. You can find additional information about specific child policy and age range for this property, by checking the "Property policies" section located in the property page for more details.

    What is the average rating that past Solo travelers' have given to Bukela Game Lodge – Amakhala Game Reserve?

    Verified solo travelers that have stayed at this property have given Bukela Game Lodge – Amakhala Game Reserve an average rating of 9.2. You can look up more detailed customer reviews and comments by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

    What is the average rating that past Business travelers' have given to Bukela Game Lodge – Amakhala Game Reserve?

    Verified business travelers that have stayed at this property have given Bukela Game Lodge – Amakhala Game Reserve an average rating of 10.0. You can look up more detailed customer reviews and responses by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

    What is the typical rating that verified Families with older children have given to Bukela Game Lodge – Amakhala Game Reserve?

    Verified families with older children that have stayed at this property have given Bukela Game Lodge – Amakhala Game Reserve an average rating of 10.0. You can check out more specific customer testimonials and feedback by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

    What is the average rating that past Group travelers have given to Bukela Game Lodge – Amakhala Game Reserve?

    Past group travelers that have stayed at this property have given Bukela Game Lodge – Amakhala Game Reserve an average rating of 9.5. You can look up more detailed customer assessments and comments by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

    What time is check-in and check-out at Bukela Game Lodge – Amakhala Game Reserve?

    Check-in is from 01:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may inquire about early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Visitors checking in or out before or after the specified hours may be charged an additional fee.

    What is the closest airport to Bukela Game Lodge – Amakhala Game Reserve?

    The nearest airport to Bukela Game Lodge – Amakhala Game Reserve is Bhisho Airport, 130.0 km away.

    Is breakfast offered at Bukela Game Lodge – Amakhala Game Reserve?

    Start your days right, with the buffet and continental breakfast options featured at Bukela Game Lodge – Amakhala Game Reserve.

    What people love about Bukela Game Lodge – Amakhala Game Reserve

    • 9.6

      Exceptional

      "We stayed in a luxury tent which was fantastic, located amongst the wildlife within the reserve."

      Mary

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      December 2, 2019

    • 9.6

      Exceptional

      "Highly recommend!"

      Mary

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      December 2, 2019

    • 9.6

      Exceptional
      Staff 

      "Staff very friendly and attentive and 2 fantastic game drives each day with a wonderful ranger."

      Mary

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      December 2, 2019

    More about Bukela Game Lodge – Amakhala Game Reserve

    More about Bukela Game Lodge – Amakhala Game Reserve

    Bukela Game Lodge – Amakhala Game Reserve

    The facilities and services provided by Bukela Game Lodge – Amakhala Game Reserve ensure a pleasant stay for guests. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the lodge's free Wi-Fi internet access. Pre-plan your rides to and from the airport with the lodge's easy to book transportation services. Parking is available and free, provided by the lodge for guests with their own transportation.
    The helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with services including safety deposit boxes. If you want seats to city's best entertainment, you can get help through the lodge's tours. The lodge even offers a fireplace for a warm atmosphere on chilly nights. The lodge's on-site laundry service helps you keep your favorite travel outfits clean so you can pack less.
    In-room conveniences include room service and daily housekeeping, so you can relax and enjoy your stay. The lodge is entirely non-smoking, ensuring a clean air environment. Smoking is restricted to the designated smoking areas.
    Experience high-quality room facilities during your stay at Bukela Game Lodge – Amakhala Game Reserve. The lodge provides linen service and air conditioning in some rooms for the benefit of guests. Some selected rooms at Bukela Game Lodge – Amakhala Game Reserve include a balcony or terrace, as part of the room design. The lodge also provides guests with bottled water, a coffee or tea maker and mini bar in some rooms.
    Knowing that bathroom amenities play an important role in increasing guests' satisfaction, the lodge provides a hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobes and towels in some select rooms.


    Dining and things to do

    Start your vacation days in the best possible way. Begin every morning of your stay with an in-house breakfast. Never let hunger affect your travel plans! Restaurants on-site provide convenient and tasty dining options. Have fun at night with your travel companions right at the lodge's bar.
    To fill your days, be sure to check out the fantastic facilities offered at Bukela Game Lodge – Amakhala Game Reserve. Pamper and indulge yourself with a visit to the massage, spa and sauna. The lodge's on-site pool invites you every day for a cooling dip or a few refreshing laps. The lodge's the poolside bar allows you to have the most casual of cocktail times with a mellow drink.
    In a competitive mood? Get sporty with your travel group or other guests at the hiking trails in the lodge. Have some relaxing fun with family and friends at the shared lounge and TV area. Souvenir shopping for yourself or those back home takes no time at all at the souvenir shops.

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    Amenities and facilities

    Exceptional
    Facilities

    9.1

    Languages spoken
    • English
    Internet access
    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
    • Internet
    • Internet services
    • Wi-Fi in public areas
    Things to do, ways to relax
    • Game room
    • Garden
    • Golf course [on-site]
    • Hiking
    • Horseback riding
    • Massage
    • Pool with view
    • Sauna
    • Spa
    • Spa/sauna
    • Swimming pool [outdoor]
    • Tours
    Cleanliness and safety
    • Anti-viral cleaning products
    • Cashless payment service
    • Daily disinfection in common areas
    • First aid kit
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Hot water linen and laundry washing
    • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
    • Room sanitization opt-out available
    • Rooms sanitized between stays
    • Safe dining setup
    • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
    • Staff trained in safety protocol
    • Sterilizing equipment
    • Temperature check for guests and staff
    Dining, drinking, and snacking
    • Alcohol
    • Alternative meal arrangement
    • Bar
    • Breakfast [buffet]
    • Breakfast [continental]
    • Breakfast service
    • Kitchen
    • Poolside bar
    • Restaurants
    • Room service
    Services and conveniences
    • Air conditioning in public area
    • Contactless check-in/out
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Elevator
    • Fireplace
    • Food delivery
    • Gift/souvenir shop
    • Heating in public area
    • Invoice provided
    • Laundry service
    • Meeting/banquet facilities
    • Safety deposit boxes
    • Smoke-free property
    • Smoking area
    • Terrace
    Access
    • Fire extinguisher
    • Front desk [24-hour]
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Pets allowed
    • Safety/security feature
    • Security [24-hour]
    • Smoke alarms
    Getting around
    • Airport transfer
    • Car park [free of charge]
    • Car park [on-site]
    • Shuttle service
    Available in all rooms
    • Air conditioning
    • Alcohol
    • Balcony/terrace
    • Bathrobes
    • Bathtub
    • Closet
    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Electric kettle
    • Fire extinguisher
    • Fireplace
    • Free bottled water
    • Hair dryer
    • Heating
    • In-room safe box
    • Laptop safe box
    • Linens
    • Mini bar
    • Non-smoking
    • Outdoor furniture
    • Pool facilities
    • Private bathroom
    • Private entrance
    • Safety/security feature
    • Seating area
    • Shower
    • Sleep comfort items
    • Slippers
    • Sofa
    • Toiletries
    • Towels
    • Trash cans
    • Wake-up service
    • Wine glasses

    Food and dining

    Breakfast options
    • Full English/Irish
    Restaurants on site
    Restaurant
    • Cuisine: South African
    • Menu: Buffet, A-la-carte

    Location

    Amakhala Game Reserve, R342 Karel Landman, Amakhala Game Reserve, Amakhala Game Reserve, South Africa, 6140
    Exceptional
    Location

    9.2

    Property policies

    Children and extra beds

    Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

    Minimum age of guests is: 12 year(s).

    Others
    • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

    Some helpful facts

    Check-in/Check-out
    • Check-in from13:00
    • Check-out until11:00
    • Reception open until21:00
    Getting around
    • Distance from city center70 km
    • Travel time to airport (minutes)60
    The property
    • Non-smoking rooms/floorsyes
    • Number of bars/lounges1
    • Number of floors1
    • Number of rooms 14
    • Room voltage220
    • Most recent renovation2013

    Property announcements

    The following conservation levy will be charged directly at the property:
    · Adults and children over 11 years old - ZAR 125 per person per night
    · Children 3-11 years old - ZAR 75 per person per night
    · Children 0-2 years old - No charge
    Levies are inclusive of VAT and subject to change without prior notice.

    Reviews of Bukela Game Lodge – Amakhala Game Reserve from real guests

    Provided by verified guests of Agoda
    9.0
    Cleanliness9.2
    Facilities9.1
    Location9.2
    Service9.1
    Value for money8.5
    High score for Amakhala Game Reserve
    Rating
    9+ Exceptional (9)
    8-9 Excellent (1)
    7-8 Very Good (0)
    6-7 Good (2)
    <6 Below Expectation (1)
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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Jill from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Double Suite
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2024

    Fabulous”

    We really enjoyed our two nights at Bukela Lodge. Ryan our Ranger was brilliant and made sure our game drives were interesting and fun. Food was excellent if a little too plentiful!!

    Reviewed February 17, 2024
    6.4
    Good
    Akhil from India
    Couple
    Luxury Tent
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2024

    Excellent lodge and safari with poor service & food”

    The food and service is terrible. The staff is always confused and unable to fulfil basic needs. The lodge however is excellent with brilliant game drives where we saw most of the wild animals.

    Reviewed January 28, 2024
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Joseph from Ireland
    Couple
    Luxury Tent
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2024

    Excellent in every way”

    We really enjoyed our stay at Bukela and it was the experience of a lifetime. Staff were super - friendly and helpful - and the accommodation was very satisfactory. Bukela exceeded all of our expectations and is highly recommended

    Reviewed January 27, 2024
    6.8
    Good
    Akhil from India
    Couple
    Suite
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2024

    Great game lodge, poor food and service ”

    Great safari and very spacious and comfortable room, however the poor food and service was a big let down. Close to nothing to eat for vegetarians and vegans. Staff are inattentive and confused. Got to witness spectacular sightings of the wild animals. Ryan was a great Ranger.

    Reviewed January 27, 2024
    5.6
    Emile from Canada
    Couple
    Luxury Tent
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2024

    Disappointing stay”

    We were really excited for this « 5 star » hotel/safari. I have done several luxury safaris in the past and Bukela doesnt even compare. I dont undwrstand how they are rated 5 stars. The staff, drives and animals are great but the hotel itself is more a 3 star lodge. The food was mediocre and the facilities were not clean. There were several oil stains on the kitchen napkins and we even had stains on our pillowcases. The bathroom is horrible too especially since we didnt have water on our last day. Save your money and stay somewhere else.

    Reviewed January 04, 2024
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