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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is really amazing. The tented lodges are so beautiful. This is a real safari game lodge; shower outside with a great view ! I wish I could stay there some more days. Food also very good, nice breakfast and dinner. I really recommend this game lodge.

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George, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went to Buffelsdrift for a weekend away, where we got engaged . We stayed in tent # 9 - a very romantic, luxurious tent, right on the dam, where you can sit on your porch and just enjoy the view with the game all around you. The Game Lodge itself is beautiful and everything spotlessly clean. From the moment... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A restful retreat in peaceful, natural surroundings. The tents are well equipped for a cold winter's night. It is strange yet intriguing to be woken up to the sound of a hippopotamus. The quality of the food at the restaurant leaves much to be desired.

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King William's Town, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My highlight was interacting with the African Elephant. Majestic! The tour guide and the elephant handlers know their job. I can safely recommend Buffelsdrift to visitors in the Southern Cape town of Oudtshoorn.

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Oudtshoorn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Truly the most beautiful setting close to all the "must do's" when in Oudtshoorn. The accommodation was beyond our expectations overlooking the dam with a breathtaking view. Unfortunately the staff did not offer the same excellence as the resort.

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Buffelsdrift, Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and complimenting our accommodation. We humbly apologize for the lack of staff service and wonder what could have happened as this is one of our strong points. This has been taken up with the Managing Director. We hope to welcome you back in the near future to come and enjoy the real Buffelsdrift Game lodge. More 

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an experience with my family, we stayed in a family unit which was amazing, the facilities were outstanding, the elephant encounter was a definite highlight for us and the food and service was definitely 5 star. I travel extensively and have in all my years were blown away by the friendly smiles, service and "nothing is too much trouble... More 

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Buffelsdrift, General Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge, responded to this review

Hi there - Wow! Thank you for this wonderful review. It warms our hearts to know that all our hard work is appreciated and not overlooked by our guests. Our staff is word class and we do strive to make each guests journey with us and experience to never forget. Our elephants are one of our most pride attractions on... More 

Winterton, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For a spoilt break away this is definately the place to be! Staff service is excellent. Rooms are crispy clean and very cozy end well furnished. View is to die for and the food of a very high quality.

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Buffelsdrift, General Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge, responded to this review

Hello - what a great, to the point review. We appreciate it. We are privileged to have our guests enjoy our game reserve and all it has to offer. We pride ourselves on our staff and attention to detail. What great news that you had the chance to stay in a waterfront tent, they are our most popular and is... More 

Somerset West, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed there for two nights on my sons 11th birthday. The tents are very smart and we enjoyed our stay very much. The beds all have hot blankets which made a huge difference in the cold nights. We had lovely dinners at night at the restaurant and the breakfast was also very good. Service was excellent. Jacques was extremely... More 

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Buffelsdrift, General Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge, responded to this review

Hi there - Thank you for your great review. It's such great news to know that our hard work and attention to detail is noted by our guests. The electrical blankets are perfect for those freezing Karoo nights. We will be sure to pass your praise on to our kitchen staff and head chef - we pride ourselves in our... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked a 2 night stay for me, my wife and our 2 1/2 year old daughter as a first stop on a week's stay along the Garden route. I read the reviews on Tripadvisor (mostly 4 and 5* reviews REALLY!!) and having stayed in luxury tented accomodation on a number of previous occassions thought I knew what to expect... More 

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Buffelsdrift, Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comments. As you live in South Africa you should be fully aware of all the challenges everybody faces with the frequent power dips. However we will keep up our excellent work by satisfying the needs of the thousands that visit us annually. We humbly apologize that we could not live up to your expectations. More 

Oudtshoorn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter and I treated ourselves to a 2 night stay over at Buffelsdrift. It was perfect, a slipper bath with a view overlooking the water hole and a view of the stars, electric blankets to keep away the chill, antelopes eating a mere 5 metres from our tent, a reserved space every night in front of the fireplace for... More 

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Buffelsdrift, Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge, responded to this review

Hi there - Thanks for taking time to write such a great review. We are so happy to hear that you and your daughter had such a wonderful stay with us. You had one of the best tents we have to offer - the views of the waterhole are just breathtaking. We are glad to know that our hard working... More 

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