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Buffelsdrift Game Lodge

4.0 of 5 Cango Caves Road | P.O.Box 268, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
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Nieu-Bethesda, South Africa
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We found Buffelsdrift to be the high light of our trip. The friendly staff made us feel very welcome and was always willing to help when we needed any information. The accommodation was a real treat. The tents had all the luxury items one could wish for. Laying on the deckchairs, on the deck at our tent, overlooking the dam... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are on your way to a bigger safari venture, this is a nice little interlude. We stayed for one night. The food was excellent. Our room had everything we needed. The accomodations are large army tents with plumbing and wood floors. Although they keep the animals out and were nicely decorated, they do not keep the cold out.... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Buffelsdrift overnight as part of our Port Elizabeth to Cape Town Garden Route tour. It was our first time in South Africa and having never stayed at a Game Lodge before was not sure what to expect, especially when our tour guide told us we were staying in tents. (I had not signed up for camping). My... More

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Brackenfell, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was absolutely fabulous and would definitely recommend it to anyone. The luxury tents are fabulous and very comfortable. One can visit there during the winter as well due to air conditioners which keep you nice and warm, as it does get very cold in the winter. Thanks to all the staff making it such a great experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I travelled here from Hout Bay, Cape Town area for 3 days with my family. There were maybe 13 of us in total including kids. It was really beautiful and we stayed in magnificent glam tents (huts/wooden cabins) for the time we were there. They were so well equipped, with really comfortable beds, amazing bathrooms and outdoor bamboo area showers.... More

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

What a truly magnificent way to spend a night out in the Karoo. We left the City of Cape Town in floods and arrived to the most perfect welcome and sunset, followed by sun downers to the sound of hippo's wallowing and a wonderful dinner with fantastic service. Even though the temperature was close to freezing we slept with our... More

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

WE are a family of 4, with boys of 8 and 11. They were so excited to be sleeping in a fancy tent...which is very different to our usual camping. The tent was luxurious, has a hot outside shower, comfy beds and a beautiful view of the dam. Right across from us were 3 hippos basking in the sun. The... More

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Hermanus, South Africa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Can highly recommend staying at this place. We stayed for 3 nights in a luxury tent overlooking the waterhole where we watched hippos bask in the sun. It was so peaceful and tranquil. Then tents were clean, had a beautiful bathroom and spacious sleeping area with aircon/heaters. The food was great - lovley restaurant. Staff friendly. Game drive was fun... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Excellent value! Great family getaway. Neat, clean and very professional. Excellent game drive with knowledgeable guide. Dinner at the Restaurant is an absolute must. Service all round is outstanding.

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Hermanus, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Right from arriving at the entrance the reception received was professional and the staff were awesome. The views from the main building and our tented accommodation across the waterhole with the mountains in the background, brilliant. Food was great in the restaurant and Hanro was an exceptional guide on our game drive. Definitely worth another visit.

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Address: Cango Caves Road | P.O.Box 268, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Oudtshoorn
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Hotel Class:4 star — Buffelsdrift Game Lodge 4*
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Buffelsdrift Game Lodge is a sprawling game farm situated in the foothills of the Swartberg Mountains in the Cango Valley, Oudtshoorn. Only 4 hours drive from Cape Town and less than an hour's drive from George Airport. This game farm is located 6.5 km outside of Oudtshoorn, en-route to the Cango Caves. Pristine bushveld, lush vegetation and a 5 hectare dam provide a haven for twenty-two game species and more than 217 bird species. In May 2004 this beautiful Nature Reserve became part of the 6th South African World Heritage Sites offering a wealth of endemic plant species. It is our aim to bring the highest quality of service to our guests and to this end we try to anticipate their every need.Buffelsdrift Game Lodge offers 9 luxury tents (waterfront) and 16 luxury tents each one with its own en-suite bathroom and private outdoor shower, air-conditioning, mini-bar, digital safe, tea / coffee making facilities and a game viewing deck. We can accommodate a total of 50 guests (50 beds) in our 25 tents either with twin or king size beds. A lookout lounge is situated next to the reception with a large round stone fireplace in the middle, overlooking our dam with the Swartberg Mountain Range in the distance. A charming wedding chapel is situated on the edge of a natural water hole with a wide wooden deck as entrance. The deck is an extension to the A la carte restaurant which creates a beautiful space for wedding guests to take their seats and witness the couple exchanging their wedding vows. Conferencing at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge is quite unique. Our fully equipped conference hall is situated right next to the dam, and also extends onto the deck connecting to the restaurant. ... more   less 
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