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Buffelsdrift Game Lodge

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Cango Caves Road | P.O.Box 268, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Poole, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed 2 nights in a lodge next to the water and loved spotting the hippos. All the staff were super helpful and friendly, we did an early morning bush safari which was perfect and we got to see loads of different animals, including a giraffe about 5' away. The restaurant meals were delicous and the staff really great. Would... More 

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Centurion, South Africa
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27 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed 2 nights in the very spacious family tent. Loved the outdoor shower and aircons! Nice lodge with golf cart taxi's and elephants. We did the "feed the elephants" and it was awesome! Restaurant not so good, but the lodge and staff are great!

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Cape Town
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10 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge last night with a group of four tourists. This was spectacular and we all loved the stay. Place is well located, clean and we'll thought through. At dinner I was recommended the slow braised lamb. Spectacular!!! The staff was very friendly and that made the stay extra special! I do however think that the... More 

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Mossel Bay
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked this Game Lodge only for one night for the romantic weekend away, but now we defiantly want to come back for more! The accommodation in tents is of the highest standard, the view from the tents is stunning (including hippos in the dam and elephants). Go for the dinner in the restaurant on the deck. The food is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately we did not have enough time to over night at the lodge but we did get to enjoy a delicious dinner on the deck overlooking the dam. The restaurant staff were very friendly. We even saw buck roaming around freely in the parking area!

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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We, as a couple, have enjoyed our stay at this premises very much. We changed our booking last minute to this location, best choice ever. One stays in a very complete tent (#24- luxury) where the wild animals come very close at night. View from the tent is amazing. Make sure you go to bed early, as the birds will... More 

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New York City, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here as part of a five day garden route tour and LOVED it! We did the elephant experience (reviewed separately) and ate at the restaurant (reviewed separately) but the room itself was fantastic. The bed was incredibly comfortable and we could see so many animals right from our room. Since we booked it as part of a tour,... More 

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Berlin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After several safaris done in Krüger, Zwaziland and Zululand this was a great experience: the luxury all furbished tents near the dam with the animals only a few steps away. Had one of my best sleeps that night during our 3 week South Africa tour. (My wife used earplugs cause of the animals) The young ranger on the game drive... More 

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Sedgefield, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Best Game Reserve in the Garden Route!! Luxury at its best! Who thought that staying in a tent would feel like a 5* Hotel room! Facilities are fantastic! Sfiso and his 3 Ellies, what an amazing experience! The passion of the staff for the reserve and the animals is phenomenal! Perfect place for Honeymooners, perfect place for families with their... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We enjoyed our stay at the lodge and highly appreciated the knowledge of our game guide. The location is stunning but the Egyptian Geese make a racket...so for the light sleepers take a room more on the side of the Lodge Restaurant. Lovely breakfast and very friendly staff.

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