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.