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Bushmans Gorge Lodge

128km from Port Elizabeth
Private game reserve with a rustic-luxury bush lodge with six B&B rooms - 30km from Grahamstown (towards East London)

Rate Guide

From R400pp nightly, depending on number of guests and unit.

Budget Getaways Review

An intimate private game reserve tucked away on the edge of the Bushmans Gorge, in an almost forgotten corner of the Eastern Cape, this is a getaway where you'll slip right into chill mode. 

Thirty kays from the City of Saints (direction East London), central to Bushmans Gorge is its thatch lodge. Built on a rocky outcrop with sweeping views across the valley, the lodge sports six twin rooms, all with private en-suite bathrooms and crisp percale linen.

Upping your enjoyment is a cosy living area with fireplace, an entertainment room with pool table and DSTV, a kitchen (should you wish to self-cater), a bar where you can knock back a cold one as the sun dips, a swimming pool for summer, and a private braai deck for that waiting chop in the coolbag. 

Lying slapbang in a natural playground, your hosts offer a range of excursions. These include day or night game drives, abseiling, walks, viewing of bushman paintings, as well as river fishing in season.

Whether you're just escaping PE for the weekend, or planning a big family gedoente, Bushmans Gorge Lodge is well located, has plenty in the way of comfort, and makes for a unique opportunity to experience the Eastern Cape's wilder side.

Quick Facts

30km from Grahamstown (towards East London)
S 33°16'37''
E 26°47'23''
12 in six twin rooms
Yes (in main lounge)
birdwatching, hiking, mountain biking, rock art, rock climbing, rock paintings, small game-viewing, stargazing, swimming, walking
Guest Reviews

"Hosts are young, friendly, very polite and charming, really make you feel at home. No pollution, no noise, no busy traffic, very peaceful atmosphere. The place in rocky ridge, surrounded by nature with wide variety of antelope, birds and insect species. We will definitely visit again."

"Beautiful setting! Petra was great, nothing was too much of an effort. Brilliant breakfast. Great place to stay with easy access to the main road and easy to find."

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Getaway Map
Bushmans Gorge Lodge, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape
GPS: S -33.2769   E 26.7898
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