Buccara Africa

The moment you arrive in Cape Town, you’ll feel what First Class Experience means to us at Buccara, and every day you’re with us on an adventure that dreams are made of.

Greeted by our Executive Car Service, you’ll be whisked away to our exclusive Pepperclub Hotel & Spa Penthouse. Relax for a couple of days before being picked up to be flown from the Executive Jet Terminal to Graaff Reinet in your choice of Pilatus, King Air, or Premier 1A plane. After a short 1.5-hour flight you’ll be greeted by one of our team to take you in luxury SUV the 25-minute drive to the expansive splendor that is the Buccara Wildlife Reserve Karoo.

After a few days or weeks on the reserve, make plans to visit our Lindsay Castle at Knysna, one of the top 3 most beautiful and secluded beaches in South Africa. Whether 1.5-hours via helicopter or 4-hours via SUV, being this close to the world famous Garden Route National Park shouldn’t be missed.

Other unique South African activities await you on you’re tripback to Cape Town. Such as bungy jumping from the highest bridge in the world in Plettenberg Bay Bridge, shark diving in Gansbaai, and whale watching in Hermanus.

Travel Info

Our closest airport is Port Elizabeth International Airport and is easily accessible from both Cape Town International and/or Tambo International in Johannesburg.

We also have an airfield available for private transfers to Buccara Wildlife Reserve Karoo and we can arrange air transfers on request from any major airport in South Africa

Traveling by road from Port Elizabeth to Buccara Wildlife Reserve Karoo is a 3-hour trip on paved roads utilizing one of our luxury SUVs for comfort.

Please consult with your medical doctor as to which preventive and legally required inoculations to take before your travels to South Africa. Please note that our area is free of Malaria. If your only destination is the Eastern Cape in South Africa you do not need take a Malaria Prophylaxis.

A safari can legally take place 365 days out of the year, but we advise to book your Safari between April and October due to high temperatures, breeding and calving seasons.

Spring:  September – November
Summer:  November – February

Fall:  February – April
Winter:  May – August

We accept all major currencies. The South African Rand is the official currency and exchange is available at all major airports and local banks.

We advise to bring natural colour clothing like dark greens and greys. Trousers would be a comfortable way to dress in our harsh environment, with a light fabric shirt. A hat is an utmost important item as your days will be spent under the intense African sun.

Proper boots are a must with good ankle protection due to the uneven terrain.

Winter mornings and evenings are cold and we suggest accordingly warm attire. A good winter coat is key with pullovers or fleece tops as intermediate items of warmth.