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Graaff-Reinet, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed at Bucklands Private Game Reserve Luxury Tented Camp for two nights recently and had a ball!. We were pampered from the moment we arrived with welcome drinks, scrumptious food, comfortable beds and luxury tents placed to get the most of the evening and morning breeze on a hot summers day. Linda our chef made sure...

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Welkom, South Africa
Reviewed 7 August 2016

I was invited to visit Bucklands by a good friend of mine for the first time. We were welcomed by the owner and friendly personnel at arrival. The accommodation and food was excellent. We were treated close to royalty and I enjoyed every moment. The reserve is a gem in the Eastern Cape with a great variety of wildlife. The...

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Bathurst, South Africa
Reviewed 21 April 2016

We felt like VIPs from the moment we arrived.....the welcoming drinks....the extremely private and luxuriously furnished safari tents overlooking the game reserve....Iain's outstanding Guiding and hosting and Michelle's exceptionally delicious gourmet meals completed the unforgettable experience....we will be back for some more spoiling!

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BucklandsTeam, Front Office Manager at Bucklands Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you, Mark and Margie, for your review of our Luxury Tented Camp. We are thrilled that you had a unforgettable experience and cannot wait to welcome you back to Bucklands in the near future for more spoiling! Kind regards, Mary-Ann

East London, South Africa
Reviewed 17 March 2016

Bucklands was amazing and everything about it was so luxurious and calm. The rooms were cosy and the views from the rooms are to die for! The landscape and scenery was extraordinary and my family just loved the awesome game drives. My children especially liked seeing the San Bushmen paintings as it was wonderful to see what they were learning...

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BucklandsTeam, Front Office Manager at Bucklands Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you, Jayna, for your review on Trip Advisor. We really appreciate the feedback we receive. Kind regards, Mary-Ann

Watlington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 March 2016

We spent four nights at the luxury tented camp and loved every minute of it. Kevin and Simone looked after us exceptionally well. We very much enjoyed our twice-daily game drives with Kevin and were amazed at the range of wildlife to be seen; we especially loved the baby white rhino and day-old giraffe. Kevin was very knowledgeable and happily...

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 21 January 2016

Our visit to Bucklands was a truly wonderful experience. From the arrival to the departure, it was all handled very warmly and professionally yet with the feeling of being with family on the farm. The tented camp is excellently situated within the reserve and is tastefully furnished with lovely views and great cuisine. The owners e also took the time...

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Port Alfred
Reviewed 26 December 2015

My husband and I spent two nights at the Lodge (11th, 12th Dec). Hosts, Kevin, and Simone, couldn't have been more welcoming, We had a lovely, beautifully clean and tastefully decorated room upstairs, overlooking the pool. Kevin took us on two game drives a day. We opted for one night drive instead of the afternoon/evening one. Kevin's knowledge of the...

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East London, South Africa
Reviewed 6 December 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the Luxury Tented Camp. The accommodation was extremely comfortable and offered everything you needed. The food and service was excellent and our game drives were great. Kevin was very knowledgeable and went out of his way to look for the animals. Having the rhino "come and join us" for coffee at our stop was...

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East London
Reviewed 10 October 2015

What a wonderful experience our "two day special" was. Despite being only guests, accommodation, food, game viewing and special staff made it a definite repeat visit and a recommendation! Nothing too much trouble and attention to detail amazing. Kevin was a knowledgeable guide and went out of his way to accommodate our interests. This visit was just what the "doctor"...

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Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

Tucked away in a place where you can seek solitude, nature, wildlife and wake up to beautiful mornings to. The room we stayed in was nice, quaint and clean with a really comfortable bed. Food served was good throughout. The game drives we went for were done professionally and our guide, Iain, made sure that we had a good experience...

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Bucklands Private Game Reserve consists of 5500 hectares. It is situated adjacent to the Great Fish River Nature Reserve (totalling approximately 45,000 hectares in extent), and the Great Fish River. The climate is hot in summer and mild in winter, and the hilly topography and dense thickets, interspersed with mosaics of grass and bush, is supportive of a diverse plant and animal life, including rhino, zebra, kudu, giraffe and impala, among many others. ... more   less 

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Address: Postnet Suite # 286 | Private Bag X1672, Grahamstown 6140, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Grahamstown
Number of rooms: 13
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“You can choose between the tented camp and the lodge - all are luxurious!”
 of 5 bubbles MaryLou_Dixon, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are excellent”
 of 5 bubbles Johan8328, 6 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All luxury safari tents offer complete privacy and unobstructed beautiful valley views of the private game reserve.”
 of 5 bubbles addenbrooke2015, 21 Apr 2016 | Read review
“higher floors are a little safer from mosquitoes but lower floors are closer to scenery and animals”
 of 5 bubbles Jayna_Vallabh, 17 Mar 2016 | Read review
“All the tented camps were great and the lodge looked a good option as well.”
 of 5 bubbles HambaEastLondon, 10 Oct 2015 | Read review
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