Overview of Bukela Game Lodge Amakhala Game Reserve

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

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

Explore the area

    Popular LocationShamwari Game Reserve17 min drive
    Popular LocationLalibela Game Reserve31 min drive
    Popular LocationSchotia Tooth and Claw Safari43 min drive
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About this area


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

What's nearby

  • Shamwari Game Reserve - 17 min drive
  • Lalibela Game Reserve - 31 min drive
  • Schotia Tooth and Claw Safari - 43 min drive
  • Bellevue Forest Reserve - 49 min drive
  • Bushman Sands Golf Club - 79 min drive

Getting around

  • Port Elizabeth (PLZ) - 62 min drive

About this property

Bukela Game Lodge Amakhala Game Reserve

5-star, adults-only lodge, walk to Amakhala Game Reserve
2 outdoor pools, a restaurant and an outdoor pool are available at this smoke-free lodge. Free continental breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a bar/lounge, a poolside bar and coffee/tea in a common area. All 14 rooms boast private spa tubs, and offer balconies or patios and minibars. Guests will also find room service (during limited hours), rainfall showerheads and coffee/tea makers.
Bukela Game Lodge Amakhala Game Reserve offers 14 forms of air-conditioned accommodation 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.
Guests can experience the thrill of a safari, and take advantage of an outdoor pool. 2 the 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 industry sanitisation guidelines of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
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


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

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking
  • 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


  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Turndown service

Languages spoken

  • English


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


  • Massages


  • Fireplace in reception
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Rainfall showerhead

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar

Outdoor space

  • Balcony or patio


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



Check-in from 1 PM - 5 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
Guests planning to take part in the afternoon game drive on their arrival day should plan to check in at 2 PM.

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from September 9 2020 to December 31 2020 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)


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


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. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

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 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

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
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

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Bukela Game Lodge Amakhala Game Reserve and receive a full refund?
Yes, Bukela Game Lodge Amakhala Game Reserve offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Bukela Game Lodge Amakhala Game Reserve cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Bukela Game Lodge Amakhala Game Reserve?
As of 27 Nov 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Bukela Game Lodge Amakhala Game Reserve on 28 Nov 2020 start from £312, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Does Bukela Game Lodge Amakhala Game Reserve have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.
Is Bukela Game Lodge Amakhala Game Reserve pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Bukela Game Lodge Amakhala Game Reserve?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Bukela Game Lodge Amakhala Game Reserve?
Check-in is from 1 PM - 5 PM. After-hours check-in is not available.
What time is check-out at Bukela Game Lodge Amakhala Game Reserve?
Checkout is at 11 AM.
Does Bukela Game Lodge Amakhala Game Reserve provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of ZAR 3000 per vehicle, roundtrip, applies.
Are there all-inclusive benefits at Bukela Game Lodge Amakhala Game Reserve?
Some rate plans available at this property are all-inclusive.
Where is Bukela Game Lodge Amakhala Game Reserve located?
Situated in a national park, this luxury lodge is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Amakhala Game Reserve and 5.7 mi (9.2 km) from Shamwari Game Reserve. Addo Elephant National Park and Lalibela Game Reserve are also within 20 miles (32 km).
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Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

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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

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Brilliant Bukhela
Brilliant service, amazing setting, loved it! Highly recommended
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2019

5/5 Excellent

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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

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
die Lage ist wunderbar, das Wasserloch lockt viele Tiere an, bei uns kamen 2x über 25 Elefanten, die beiden Pools sind klein aber sehr angenehm und schön gemacht, die Hütten könnten sauberer sein, das Essen könnte besser sein, das Servicepersonal war sehr langsam und manchmal einwenig unwissend, die Einführung am Anfang war trocken und kurz.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

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Großartige Anlage mit liebenswertem Personal
Liebe zum Detail, wunderschöne Chalets mit Ofen und Blick in den Giebel. Die Ranger gaben sich jede Mühe, die Big 5 aufzuspüren.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2019

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