Bucklands Luxury Tented Camp Grahamstown Game Lodge in Eastern Cape

Bucklands Luxury Tented Camp

Game Lodge at Grahamstown, Makana District, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Show on Map

About Bucklands Luxury Tented Camp

Bucklands Luxury Tented Camp offers an intimate safari experience, located within the heart of the 5500ha Bucklands Private Game Reserve, only 35kms from Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape. In keeping with our Green environment policy, Bucklands Luxury Tented Camp is entirely powered by solar energy and is designed to capture the splendour of the surrounding valley.


The four Double luxury tents are spacious and offer classic safari luxury, with well-appointed en suite bathrooms and private verandas. Intimate guest areas include an elegant Central Dining Tent, separate Dining Lounge with bar which joins up with our Traditional Boma for those beautiful star lit evenings around the fire, further enhancing your safari experience at Bucklands Private Game Reserve.

Our friendly local staff offer charming service, in true Eastern Cape spirit, and their passion for the reserve will delight guests from all over the world.


Our lodge staff will provide first class South African Cuisine including coffee and traditional rusks to start your day and a hearty Brunch after your early morning activity. Late afternoon high tea served at the camp is the perfect time to enjoy the sounds of the birds and view the brilliant afternoon sunlight filtering through the valley.

A sumptuous three course dinner is the ideal way to end your day, with a large range of South African wines and beverages available to compliment your meals.

Game & Safari Activities

A choice of either a game drive or walking safari is offered in the morning and the afternoon; so take a game drive with our fully trained and experienced guides to view the extensive variety of wildlife at Bucklands Private Game Reserve, with a romantic sundowners overlooking the Great Fish River.

Or enjoy a guided scenic and informative walk through the valleys with your binoculars and camera close on hand to capture your Bucklands memories for a lifetime. Bucklands Private Game Reserve will transport guests to and from Bucklands Luxury Tented Camp.

Activities & Attractions

Activities at Bucklands Private Game Reserve include game drives on Bucklands Private Game Reserve (as well as on the 45000 ha neighbouring Great Fish River Reserve); guided walks focusing on the unique subtropical thicket biome, bushman paintings, historical sites, clifftop walks; specialist guided walks focusing on specific fauna and flora in detail; fishing in the Great Fish River; night drives and star gazing; quad bike trails; birding and visit to Grahamstown, Double Drift, and even a private picnic on the beach near Port Alfred can be arranged - a complete holiday package in one of South Africa's most beautiful destinations, catering for the whole family.

Bucklands Private Game Reserve lies in the heart of what is known as the Frontier Country and which forms part of a number of tourism routes within the Eastern Cape, rich in both natural diversity and historic feature, as one of the original frontier zones in South African history it was the meeting place of five great cultures in the 18th and 19th centuries with no other part of South Africa being the meeting place of such different cultures for as long as the Eastern Cape has, thereby ensuring an exciting and exhilarating experience for all visitors to the area.

What to bring

Bird and mammal books, binoculars, photographic equipment, sun block, insect repellents, hats, books and good walking shoes.

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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Area information booklet
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities

On Site

  • Garden(s)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (undercover)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Safe deposit box (reception)
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Wake up calls

Food & Drink

  • Bar (honesty bar)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee
  • Restaurant / dining room


  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Airport transfers
  • Other transfers available
  • Tour assistance

Accreditations (as claimed by Bucklands Luxury Tented Camp)

Recommended on TripAdvisor

Price Range
Available on request

Contact: Brian and Cathy

Tel: +27 (0)72 736-3681

Physical Address:
Bucklands Luxury Tented Camp, Grahamstown, Makana District, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -33.107270
Longitude: 26.707694

Closest airport(s)
East London Airport - 160km
Port Elizabeth Airport - 180km

Children policy
Children over the age of 12 years are welcome.

Check-in/out times
Check-in from 13h00
Check-out by 11h00

Check-in time is until 15h30. Late check-ins must please be arranged prior to arrival.

Listed on SA-Venues.com
December 2009 - 6 Reviews

Travellers' Reviews

Thanks for a great time Wonderful Host Thanks...

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Payment Methods accepted at the establishment

  • Mastercard
  • Visa

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