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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Magnificent location at beautiful dam with hippo's etc . Very comfortable safari tents with good plumbing. Superb restaurant with good service. Accompaning prices, but absolutely value for money. Should be on your safari list.

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes the setting is fantastic. The dam side accommodation very good. The restaurant OK; service OK; game drives well that is another story. Limited game to be viewed - this in NOT a game park - more of an accommodation stopover. What is not sold and advertised correctly is that the inclusive daily rate for dinner, B&B does NOT include... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice game drive safari with stay in luxury tent with normal beds, bathroom and shower. Absolutely wonderful tour guides who do this because they love it and it shows. Maybe only Sanbona would offer a nicer game drive because they have the very rare white lions, but Sanbona costs twice as much as Buffelsdrift. Great value for money!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We gad a great time in our luxury tent at Buffelsdrift. A tent with a normal bed, bath, toilet and outdoor shower. Electricity and airconditioning.. at the veranda you will have a wonderful view over the lake unfortunately we did not see the hippo in the lake. The foid in the restaurant - kudu carpaccio and austrich steak - were... More 

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Mossel Bay, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have stayed at game lodges before, but decided to take a quick 2 night midweek break and get some peace and quiet at Buffelsdrift. It was so totally worth it! We stayed in a waterfront suite, no 2, which was close to the main building, but far enough from it not to be disturbing. The only noise we heard... More 

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Ayl, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for one night in this lodge, had a brand new tent quite close to the lake. The meals and wines are excellent we had half board and could chose our starter, main plate and desert from the card, no boring buffet. For me the best place in Oudtshoorn.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On our recent stay at Buffelsdrift, we concluded that this was a highlight to our recent and short stay in South Africa. On arrival we instantly felt we were in South Africa amongst the animals in their natural habitat. The tents are very spacious, well appointed and very comfortable. There are 29 on the property and I think just the... More 

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Southfield, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We stayed for four glorious nights from the 2nd to the 6th of October and this was our third stay at Buffelsdrift. We feel like we belong there and part of the wonderful Buffelsdrift family. First and most importantly - Esti, you rock! This woman is amazing and so special to us and I really can't thank her enough for... More 

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

Dear Welston & Bonita Thank you so much for your wonderful and insightful review. I will make sure that the whole team read your amazing review. This is always much appreciated and such a big motivation for all to continue delivering excellent service and going the extra mile for our guests. It was such a pleasure to welcome you back... More 

Berlin, Germany
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4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We went to Oudtshoorn and needed to stay here one night. So we found a flyer of this nice tent room. We went to the reception and got a room for one night. We booked a complete package with dinner, breakfast and a safari. The room was great, the view awesome and the rest was also great. On the other... More 

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We had the privilege of staying at one of their tents for one night. From start till finish it was a special experience. Highlights; dinner at their excellent restaurant and watching the giraffes passing by against a beautiful sunset.

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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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