Bukela Game Lodge Amakhala Game Reserve

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2 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
2 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
1 bedroom, minibar, in-room safe, desk
1 bedroom, minibar, in-room safe, desk

Overview of Bukela Game Lodge Amakhala Game Reserve

Bukela Game Lodge Amakhala Game Reserve

5.0 star property

4.1/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.2/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • All-inclusive
  • Air conditioning

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided
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Amakhala Game Reserve, Paterson, Eastern Cape

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationShamwari Game Reserve17 min drive
  • Popular LocationLalibela Game Reserve31 min drive
  • Popular LocationSchotia Tooth and Claw Safari47 min drive

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About this area

Paterson

Located in Paterson, Bukela Game Lodge Amakhala Game Reserve is in a national park. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Addo Elephant National Park and Amakhala Game Reserve.

What's nearby

  • Shamwari Game Reserve - 17 min drive
  • Lalibela Game Reserve - 31 min drive
  • Sundays River Dunes - 44 min drive
  • Schotia Tooth and Claw Safari - 47 min drive
  • Bushman Sands Golf Club - 63 min drive

Getting around

  • Port Elizabeth (PLZ) - 62 min drive

About this property

Bukela Game Lodge Amakhala Game Reserve

Adults-only lodge with 2 outdoor pools and free breakfast
Along with 2 outdoor pools, this smoke-free lodge has a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Free continental breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a poolside bar, coffee/tea in a common area and spa services. All 14 rooms boast private spa tubs, and offer balconies or patios and minibars. Guests will also find room service, rainfall showerheads and coffee makers.
Bukela Game Lodge Amakhala Game Reserve offers 14 air-conditioned accommodations with private hot tubs and a safe. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Coffee/tea makers and minibars are provided. Bathrooms include a rainfall showerhead, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis.
2 outdoor swimming pools are on site.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services. Services include massages.

All-inclusive details

All-inclusive room rates at Bukela Game Lodge Amakhala Game Reserve are available. These rates are higher because they include on-site food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Check-in

Contactless social distancing
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • Room service available
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Game/wildlife drives
  • Game/wildlife viewing
  • Safari
  • Spa services

Family friendly

  • 2 outdoor pools

Conveniences

  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Turndown service

Languages spoken

  • English

Outdoors

  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Firepit
  • Garden
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace

Spa

  • Massages

More

  • Fireplace in reception
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Rainfall showerhead

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar

Outdoor space

  • Balcony or patio

More

  • Desk
  • Phone
  • Private hot tub
  • Safe
  • Turndown service

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Check-in

Check-in from 1 PM - 9:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
The front desk is open daily from 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 3:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
Guests planning to take part in the afternoon game drive on their arrival day should check in before 2 PM.

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children younger than 12 are not allowed at this adults-only property; all guests 12 and older are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Destination fee: ZAR140 per person, per night. This fee does not apply to children under 2 years of age.

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: ZAR 3000 per vehicle (roundtrip)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts major credit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

Guests under 12 years old are not permitted at this adults-only property
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

National rating

Quality graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organisation.

Property is also known as

Bukela Game Lodge Amakhala Game Reserve Lodge
Bukela Game Lodge Amakhala Game Reserve Paterson
Bukela Game Lodge Paterson
Bukela Game Paterson
Bukela Lodge
Bukela Game Lodge Amakhala Game Reserve Lodge Paterson

Overall score and ratings

4.1

Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 6 out of 11 reviews
5 - Excellent 55%
Rating 4 - Good. 3 out of 11 reviews
4 - Good 27%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 11 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 11 reviews
2 - Poor 9%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 11 reviews
1 - Terrible 9%

4.2/5

Cleanliness

3.9/5

Staff & service

4.0/5

Amenities

4.3/5

Property conditions & facilities

5.0/5

Eco-friendliness

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great Lodge with awful access road for cars
A great lodge in Amakhala reserve. Accommodation very good but in need of upkeep. Balcony furniture was in a sorry state and outside shower was too unhygenic to use
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Excellent game drives and good accommodation
Main reason to visit is the game drives and these were excellent. Lucky, our guide, was fun and informative. The tent was amazing and comfortable. The staff,with one exception, were very welcoming and eager to see were pleased. Minor blemishes, evening meals disappointing and minibar items used were not replaced. Amakhala highly recommended for inclusion on South African tour.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Brilliant Bukhela
Brilliant service, amazing setting, loved it! Highly recommended
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
The perfect stay for a luxurious safari!
Bukela Game Lodge is the perfect stay for a short safari. We stayed 2 days at the lodge and never experienced such a luxury. The staff makes sure everything is perfectly arranged. Bukela is the only lodge that is not fenced in the area which makes it possible to wake up and have wild animals outside your front door. Would definitely recommend Bukela!
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2017