My wife and I had the best time when we stayed here for 3 nights during our visit to Kruger. If you're visiting Kruger, I would absolutely recommend this place for its value, convenience, and charm. But even more importantly, the owners, Cheryl and OJ, are so warm and helpful that they'll make you feel right at home.
Pros: Kruger Park is just a few minutes away from Buckler's. Our room was comfortable, with a separate dressing room and en suite bath with very large shower. The backyard has great views -- we saw crocs, hippos, and birds -- and is very relaxing. At night elephants from the park came to eat their dinner right outside the back wall! Breakfast is served outside and is hearty and delicious. From the time we arrived until we got into our car to drive off, Cheryl was a great host. She welcomed us, made us breakfast, gave us tips, and even let us borrow items for our self-driven safari. My wife and I took back lots of fond memories and wished we had more time to stay.
Cons: There really wasn't much to complain about. One of the lights in our room and the TV wasn't working properly, but Cheryl promptly saw to both. I wish there were dining options available on site, but we went to Ngwenya Lodge for dinner, which is about a 10 minute drive on the gravel road.
We had a fantastic time and would highly recommend this place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bordering on the Crocodile River & Kruger Park in a stunning setting is Buckler’s Africa with over 5 hectares of gardens and bush with its high thatch ceilings and cool terracotta tiles it is an oasis. Wake up to the sights and sounds of Africa from your air conditioned bedroom, pool & viewing deck offer endless hours of enjoyment, Crocodile Bridge Gate Kruger Park 10 min, Mozambique & Swaziland just over an hour. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Buckler's Africa Komatipoort, South Africa