Bukela Game Lodge is a small and intimate 5 Star game lodge in the Amakhala Game Reserve - an hour’s drive from the city of Port Elizabeth. The lodge is situated at the lip of a small hill with the reserve fence line running behind the lodge. There are great views of the surrounding area from the main lodge and room decks. The 4 luxury suites are all furnished to a high standard and all rooms have a turbo bath and an outdoor shower. The fantastic ‘Sala’ area at the edge of the main deck is ideal for private meals. Intimate boma meals around the camp fire can be arranged if the weather permits. The food is first rate and the service is exceptional. The camp and rooms are fairly compact but have been accessorised suitably and long wooden walkways link the separate rooms to the main lodge. 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 the Amkhala Game Reserve. Connected by a wooden walkway, the thatched suites offer a remarkable private wildlife-viewing experience. Savour a crisp glass of wine in your sun-soaked spa bath or indulge in sumptuous high teas, private candlelit dinners or exciting fireside boma dinners.

Why we like it

Luxury Big 5 lodge; Close to Port Elizabeth; Secluded, intimate and romantic

Quick Facts

Accommodation Type: Full Board
Rates from: $300 - $500 p.p.p.d.
Camp Size: Large
Max No of Guests: 28
Children Friendly: Yes
Minimum Age: 12

Grading and Accreditation

Star Grading: 5 Stars
Green Rating Accreditation: No
Responsible Tourism Certified: No


Details Distance (Km) Travel Time (Min)
Nearest Town Alexandria3535
Nearest Major City Port Elizabeth7545
Nearest Major Airport Port Elizabeth8555
Nearest Hospital Port Elizabeth7545

Park / Reserve

Amakhala Game Reserve Please click to view



Game Drive


History tour
Scuba Diving
Boat Cruise



Air conditioning
Outdoor shower or bath
Bath and shower units
En-suite bathroom
Tea & Coffee Facilities
Couches / Lounge area


Swimming pool
Massage available
Laundry service
Internet terminal
Study / library area
Credit cards accepted
Conference facilities

This Experience

Safari type

Big 5 Safari

Specialist Species

Big 5
White Rhino

Malaria area


Suitable for

Small groups
Private group
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