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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a light lunch on this splendid property. Where you can also stay in one of their luxurious, 4 star, tents, airco, and en suite bathroom. The property is located just outside Oudtshoorn, on a lake with a very beautiful view on that lake and the Swartberg mountains. The smoked salmon and smoked oistrich salad lunch was very good.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

best things at this place its the lake and view.the restaurant very nice and good stuff very friendly people the food is fantastic . But Safari was somewhat frustrating road was very bumpy and annoying, but guides were excellent and useful.

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Melbourne, Derbyshire
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Firstly let's not get confused here this is not the Masai Marra however if you want to experience a taste of Africa then Buffelsdrift is a must do. The tented rooms are amazing the views are spectacular the restaurant overlooking the Dam is excellent. Staff are friendly and the game drive crew ae amazing, extremely knowledgable with a great sense... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't stay at the Buffelsdrift Game lodge but went in for lunch which was so gorgeous we then booked a game drive the next morning. The restaurant has a great setting and the food was really lovely. The game drive was good fun and our driver was very informative. We were lucky to see White Rhino and a variety... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

nice people very quiet place if you want to find peaceful resort this is the place better if you ask a tent which is very confortable by the lake good restaurant a bit noisy at night to remind you that your in the bush did not bother me anyway good place to recommend

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Greytown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had four wonderful nights at Buffelsdrift and would certainly return if the opportunity presents itself. The tents are gorgeous, and the service from each staff member was attentive and efficient. We had wanted to book a lakeside tent, but none were available -still we asked again on arrival and were able to be moved after one night on the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

honestly one of the most beautiful places I have visited. The scenery was amazing. Tents are great and the food was very nice also. The only let down was that we only stayed one night. Both me and my partner would happily stay there at least three nights.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've stayed before and returned for a two night stay. Location, staff, accommodation... I could not fault our stay. Staff were friendly & helpful. Lovely location, great nights rest. I couldn't give 5stars as our tent was in need of repair and updating. Also, the restaurant is not what it use to be. Breakfast was fine but would go elsewhere... More 

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

We are excited that you enjoyed your stay as returning guests at our Lodge. We appreciate your review. Our Lodge has a 4 star Tourism Grading Council rating, but we always strive to deliver only the best quality and service. We are currently busy upgrading our tents to ensure only the best accommodation experience for our guests. It is unfortunate... More 

London, United Kingdom
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm hoping this was a one off, but as two friends travelling, we booked a family luxury tent with two separate bedrooms, only to find after being driven to tent 25 (10 mins walk away from main building) that we'd been given a twin single bedroom tent. After an hour of various options coming and going, the only option remaining... More 

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

We appreciate your insightful review. Our reservation department is aware of the problem and this was indeed a once off mistake. We would like to apologize for the inconvenience that you had to experience in regards to being moved to another accommodation establishment. This is unacceptable, but unfortunately it was the only way to solve this problem. It is great... More 

Beijing
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tents here are comfortable and clean, and the atmosphere along the lake and in the main building is quite nice. The game drive was good and we saw the meer cats we came for. We bought the dinner, bed and breakfast package, but the dinner really was not worth it. The portions were big, but the taste was bland... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and saw the Meerkats on your trip. These creatures are quite special. It is unfortunate that our Dinner dishes did not live up to your expectations. Our guests usually love the authentic Karoo Cuisines that our Menu offer and the quality do not disappoint at best. We... More 

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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*
Number of rooms: 29
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