From Bucklands Private Game Reserve you can explore the area, with so much to do and to see in this part of the Eastern Cape. Below we have highlighted some of the Local Attractions surrounding Bucklands Private Game Reserve.
Grahamstown has more than 70 declared National Heritage sites. One of these is the highest church spire in the country, designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, the architect of many famous buildings of the Victorian era. Grahamstown remains an important educational and cultural centre today, hosting the famous Grahamstown Festival every year, with easy access to game reserves and the unspoilt beaches of the Sunshine Coast.
Belmont Golf Course
The Belmont Golf Club is situated in the Belmont Valley farming community about 7kms outside of Grahamstown. The course boasts 18 beautiful holes of which 12 are on the western side of the Belmont Valley road and 6 on the eastern side of the road
The Clubhouse restaurant is a popular hangout for families. There’s a jungle gym for the kids, a practice putting green and driving range. Grab a pizza and beer and enjoy the spectacular sunsets at The Belmont while watching the final players make their way up to the 18th green.
The Frontier Country Route
Explore the towns of Grahamstown; Fort Beaufort; Sidbury; Salem; Riebeeck East; Bedford; Adelaide; Alice and Hogsback!
This picturesque mountainous town is rumoured to be JRR Tolkeins inspiration for the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit books. If you enjoy hiking, photography, chasing waterfalls, abseiling, and even snow on the rare occasion, then Hogsback is the place for you! The beauty of Hogsback is that you can do as much, or as little, as you like!
Great Fish River Nature Reserve
The reserve is rich in history, with several forts bearing witness to the frontier conflicts between Xhosa and settler. The Double Drift Reserve is 23 000ha in size and situated on the Great Fish River; it forms a combined conservation area of 44 000ha with the Sam Knott Nature Reserve and the Andries Vosloo Kudu Reserve. It conserves one of the best examples of the succulent Valley Bushveld, and its rough terrain provides diverse habitats and spectacular views.
The Sunshine Coast
Kenton, Port Alfred, Riet River, Kleinemonde and Cannon Rocks are a few of many peaceful and unspoilt coastal towns that are within a one and a half to two hours’ drive from Bucklands. For a complete “Bush and Seaside Break” spend a few days in the thicket at Bucklands viewing the Giraffe and Zebra and Kudu from the Lodge, and complete your break at one of our friendly sea side towns.
ADDO Elephant National Park
ADDO Elephant National Park is situated an hour and a half’s drive from Bucklands Private Game Reserve. This reserve is a self-drive reserve and there are many species of endemic mammals to be seen on a day trip through ADDO! Pack your camera and binoculars and bird book and enjoy exploring the reserve in your own time. Elephant, Lion, Buffalo, Rhino, Zebra, Reptiles and an abundance of bird life is only a taste of what is to be found inside ADDO. Pack a picnic or braai pack and spend lunch time in Jacks camp while the kiddies stretch their legs.