Bucklands Private Game Reserve

Last Updated: March 2016

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  • Longitude: 26.6875
  • Latitude: -33.111944
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Accommodation Offered

  • Self Catering
  • Camp Sites
  • Lodge
  • Game Reserves & Lodges
  • Guest House

Languages

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Dutch / Flemish

Payment Options

  • Bank Deposit (EFT)
  • Mastercard
  • Visa

Business Hours

  • Open every day from 07:30 until 22:00.
    Open public holidays and weekends.

About Bucklands Private Game Reserve

Bucklands Private Game Reserve is a family run and owned reserve situated just 40km outside of Grahamstown and 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.

Bucklands Private Game Reserve consists of five thousand five hundred hectares and is situated adjacent to The Great Fish River Nature Reserve and borders the Great Fish River.

Accommodation at Bucklands Private Game Reserve incorporates three private establishments, being - Bucklands Rustic Tented Camp, Bucklands Luxury Tented Camp and Bucklands Lodge; each establishment offers accommodation to a maximum of 8 guests, with a variety of activities and experiences available both within Bucklands Private Game Reserve and in the surrounding area. All our camps are solar powered - to reduce our carbon footprint.

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 focussing on the unique subtropical thicket biome, bushman paintings, historical sites, cliff top walks; specialist guided walks focussing 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 Southern Africa's most beautiful destinations, catering for the whole family.

Room / Unit Features

  • Bathrobes
  • En Suite Bathroom
  • Fireplace In Rooms
  • Hair Dryer In Room
  • Heater In Room
  • Internet Connection
  • Kitchen (fully Equipped)
  • No Smoking In Rooms
  • Tea And Coffee In Room
  • TV - DSTV
  • Wake Up Calls
  • Wifi Hotspot

On Site Features

  • Bar (honesty Bar)
  • Braai / Barbecue
  • Breakfast : Continental
  • Breakfast : Full English
  • Dinner (prior Arrangement)
  • Business Facilities
  • Childcare / Babysitting Service
  • Child Friendly (all Ages)
  • Conference Facilities
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Garden
  • Gay Friendly
  • Guest Lounge
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Ice In Summer
  • Iron / Trouser Press Available
  • Laundry Service Available
  • Parking (off Street)
  • Parking (undercover)
  • Reception (business Hours Only)
  • Safe Deposit Box (at Reception)
  • Smoking (in Demarcated Areas)
  • Smoking (non Indoors)
  • Swimming Pool

Area Features

  • Transfers (airport)

Map and Directions to Bucklands Private Game Reserve

GPS : 33° 6' 43.00" S / 26° 41' 15.00" E

From Port Elizabeth

Proceed to Grahamstown; bypass Grahamstown on N2 towards King Williamstown. At 6 km along the N2 past Grahamstown, turn left onto R67 Fort Beaufort / Rini road. Drive 21 km then turn right onto a dirt road signposted “Bucklands” to your right. Drive 2 km then turn left onto dirt road signposted “Bucklands” to your left. Drive through the guarded green Reserve gate signposted “Sam Knott Nature Reserve”, keep right at fork immediately after going through gate area, proceed 9 km to closed green gate signposted “Bucklands Reserve”. Go through gate. Drive 2 km then turn left towards the Bucklands Reception and Bucklands Lodge.

From King Williams Town and East London

Proceed towards Grahamstown via King Williamstown on N2. At 6 km before Grahamstown along the N2, turn right onto R67 Fort Beaufort / Rini Road. Drive 21 km then turn right onto a dirt road signposted “Bucklands” to your right. Drive 2 km then turn left onto dirt road signposted Sam “Bucklands” to your left. Drive through the guarded green Reserve gate signposted “Sam Knott Nature Reserve”, keep right at fork immediately after going through gate area, proceed 9 km to closed green gate signposted “Bucklands Reserve”. Go through gate. Drive 2 km then turn left towards the Bucklands Reception and Bucklands Lodge.

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