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Grahamstown - 20 km
Great Fish River Game Reserve - 1 km
Frontier Country Route - 2 km

Bucklands Rustic Tent Camp

South Africa, Eastern Cape, Eastern Region, Port Elizabeth, Grahamstown,
Self Catering Accommodation in Grahamstown
Price Per Person Per Night from R245 to R310
* Prices subject to change without prior notice.

Bucklands Rustic Tent Camp Description
Bucklands Rustic Tent Camp is set within an acacia thicket on the banks of the Great Fish River. The camp overlooks lovely deep river pools, lined with reed beds, edged by fast flowing rapids; and is shadowed by beautiful tall cliffs forming part of the dramatic landscape surrounding Bucklands Rustic Tent Camp. Bucklands Rustic Tent Camp consists of four dome tents which sleep 2 guests each. The tents are comfortably laid out, each on its own individual deck, under the tall trees. The dome tents are furnished with 2 single beds (linen/sleeping bags and pillows provided) and a cupboard to store your torch, bird book and binoculars. The central ablutions are situated to one side of the camp to give privacy and consist of two showers complete with hot water (solar geyser) and two flush toilets. As Bucklands Rustic Tent Camp is a self catering camp, the fully equipped central kitchen, is perfect for preparing those wonderful camping recipes, and is within close proximity to the communal boma area which boasts a large fire pit for your "talking" fire. Folding camp chairs and tables are provided for the boma or kitchen area, as well as a gas braai and traditional braai to choose from (gas and fire wood are provided). The central kitchen is equipped with a gas fridge, gas cookers, all crockery and cutlery to service the camp. A lovely camping atmosphere is created at night by the use of rechargeable lights, paraffin lanterns, as well as solar lights at Bucklands Rustic Tent Camp. Whilst day time leisure activities maybe relaxing and enjoying your natural surroundings, birding, fishing on the banks of the Great Fish River, scenic walks along the river and to nearby waterholes. Game drives, guided walks etc can be arranged on request, please see details of the activities offered and costs thereof at Bucklands Private Game Reserve. Bucklands Private Game Reserve will transport guests to and from Bucklands Rustic Tent Camp from the Reserves office. What to bring: All food and beverages (no catering is provided), your own towels and toiletries, torch, bird book, binoculars, photographic equipment, sun block, insect repellents, hats, books, your own fishing tackle (or you can hire from us) and good walking shoes.
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, clifftop 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. Bucklands Private Game Reserve is situated about 35 km from Grahamstown and is accessed via an arterial road which runs through portions of the Great Fish River Nature Reserve i.e. Andries Vosloo Kudu Reserve (proclaimed by the Cape Provincial Administration in 1975) near Fort Brown in the Albany District. The area is generally semi-arid with an annual rainfall of about 400mm which peaks in October (spring) and March (autumn) with relatively dry winters, water supply to the area is provided mostly from the Great Fish River; historically the river would dry up in times of drought, but today the Great Fish River runs permanently as a result of the Orange River water that is channeled in through a tunnel scheme built in the Karoo. 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.
Bucklands Rustic Tent Camp Directions
Directions from Port Elizabeth to Bucklands Private Game Reserve: 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 dirt road signposted "Great Fish River Reserve". Drive 2 km then turn left onto dirt road signposted Sam Knott, Double Drift, Great Fish River Reserve. Drive through closed green Reserve gate (sometimes left open), keep right at fork immediately after going through gate area, proceed 9 km to closed green gate signposted Bucklands Reserve. Go through gate. Drive 3 km then turn left through farm gate signposted Top House, Bucklands. Drive 2 km to the Bucklands office.
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