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
Adults-only lodge in Paterson with 2 outdoor pools and safari

8.4/10 Very good

12 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
The price is £495
Price available on 13/8/2022
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Amakhala Game Reserve, Paterson, Eastern Cape
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Pool bar
  • Room service
  • Spa services
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Lobby fireplace
Feel at home
  • Private hot tub
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Laundry service
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided

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About this area

Getting around

  • Port Elizabeth (PLZ) - 62 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Bukela Game Lodge Amakhala Game Reserve

Bukela Game Lodge Amakhala Game Reserve offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for ZAR 3000 per vehicle roundtrip. Guests indulge in massages, then grab a bite to eat at the restaurant. Other highlights at this luxurious lodge include 2 outdoor pools, a poolside bar and a terrace. Fellow travellers like the helpful staff.

All-inclusive

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).

Languages

English

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.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 14 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 1 PM until 9:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

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
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 3:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests planning to take part in the afternoon game drive on their arrival day should check in before 2 PM.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum guest age is 12
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • No cots (infant beds)

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

Parking

  • Free on-site self-parking

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • Caters to adults only

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • BBQs
  • Room service (limited hours)

What to do

  • Safari

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry service
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas

Facilities

  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2012
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Spa services

Languages

  • English

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Turndown service

What to enjoy

  • Private hot tub
  • Balcony or patio

Freshen up

  • Rainfall shower heads
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

All-inclusive

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).

Spa

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

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Destination fee: ZAR 140 per person, per night. This fee does not apply to children under 2 years of age.

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 3000 per vehicle (roundtrip)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in is available.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

Policies

This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts major credit cards and cash.

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

Overall score and ratings

8.4

Very good

8.5/10

Cleanliness

8.0/10

Staff & service

8.0/10

Amenities

8.5/10

Property conditions & facilities

9.0/10

Eco-friendliness

8/10 Very good

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
Kevin, 3-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

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.
Michael, 2-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Brilliant Bukhela
Brilliant service, amazing setting, loved it! Highly recommended
Lauren, 3-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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!
2-night romance trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Paul, 3-night romance trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

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.
2-night family trip
Verified Ebookers guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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.
2-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Lodge mit hervorragendem Preis-Leistungsverhältnis
Eine großartige Lodge, die sich durch liebevolle Details und persönliche und herzliche Atmosphäre auszeichnet. In den reetgedeckten Häusern hat man einen freien Blick in den Dachgiebel.
2-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

2/10 Poor

Hinweis für Expedia: Die Lodge war überbucht !
Wir mussten in die Hlosi Lodge ausweichen und sind nach einem Tag voller Ärger abgereist. Das Management hat uns zugesagt, Expedia zu informieren und uns den kompletten Buchungsbetrag zu erstatten.
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

Für uns kein Luxusresort und schon gar keine *****
Leider konnten wir bei unserem Aufenthalt die vorangegangenen Bewertungen so gar nicht nachvollziehen. Entweder hatten wir einfach Pech... oder aber die Qualität in "fast" allen Bereichen hat extremst nachgelassen. Wir haben 2 Nächte dort verbracht. Wir wurden weder nach unserem Game Drive am 1. Abend besonders in Empfang genommen, noch wurde der Abend besonders gemütlich zelebriert (es war auch kein Manager vor Ort) und bei meiner Nachfrage nach dem Abendessen, nach einem Amarula wurde ich vom Personal schräg angeschaut, noch wurde generell nach Getränkewünschen gefragt. Man musste jeder Flasche Wasser hinter herlaufen. Am 2. Abend war es dann sehr viel gemütlicher eingedeckt (die Managerin war diesmal vor Ort) dafür waren leider beide Gerichte eine völlige Katastrophe. Das Lamm war so durch, dass man es weder schneiden noch kauen konnte und der Fisch "roch", dass alle Gäste ihn zurück gehen liessen. So etwas darf doch nicht passieren. Am 2. Morgen mussten wir nach der Rückkehr des morgendlichen, dreistündigen Game Drives über 1 Stunde auf Kaffee und Frühstück warten (dabei ist doch bekannt, wann man zurückkommt... und die Managerin war vor Ort) Leider war auch unserer Fahrer bei den ersten Fahrten sehr unmotiviert, was sich dann erst auf der letzten Fahrt gebessert hat. Zum Glück haben wir aber trotzdem einige Tiere zu sehen bekommen. Alles in allem (unsere Klimaanlage in der Hütte war auch noch defekt) waren wir leider ziemlich enttäuscht von der gesamten Entwicklung!
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