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Buffelsdrift Game Lodge

4.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Cango Caves Road | P.O.Box 268, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
Gubby25 Cape Town Central, South Africa
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

On our stay to Oudtshoorn over the Easter weekend we dined at the Buffelsdrift a la carte restaurant with our 3 children. We dined outside on the deck overlooking the beautiful water hole. There were massive carp at the surface gaping for tidbits from the customers. Whilst dining we saw the elephant safari, some buck and a rhino. We also... More

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Melbourne, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They would have to be the best safari tents I have ever seen, with air conditioning,a bidet, an outdoor shower and unrivalled view of the lake / Hippo pond. The staff were great, the safaris terrific and the food excellent

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From day one I have been a great fan of this wonderful game ranch just outside Oudtshoorn. The entire setting, the sensitive, practical and eco-friendly architecture, structures and indigenous gardens, as well as the most helpful, efficient and friendly staff and cuisine contribute to a very special and memorable experience. I simply have to go back to Buffelsdrift time and... More

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

It was a pleasure to be able to get back to Buffelsdrift for more than a a one-night stay this time. Our conference on the premises was flawlessly organised. The staff are all extremely helpful. knowledgeable and willing to go the extra mile to make guests feel welcome. The beautiful surroundings and relaxed bush atmosphere is an immediate stress release... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If this is camping then I can do it, the tent accommodation is as good as a five star hotel with an excellent bathroom and bath that looks across the lake. Can be a little noisy in the night with the wildlife (inconsiderate animals!) but there are ear plugs if that's a problem. Unfortunately we only had one night as... More

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northern ireland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014 via mobile

This was a completely new type of experience for my husband and I and we had a great time. Everything about our two night stay was 5 star, the tented accommodation, the setting, the activities, the food and in particular the staff. We took the Sundowner Safari, the Morning Safari and the Elephant Experience and in all of these activities... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

I decided to give myself a birthday treat and spent a night at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge. it made my birthday an unforgettable one. The tented accommodation was five star and the bathroom and outside shower was a great experience. The highlight for me was just lazing at the very edge of the lake, watching elephant, hippo and various antelope. It... More

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Hamburg, Germany
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Booked an overnight stay with 1 activity and B&B. And left very diappointed. We were greeted at the gate with an unfriendly "Oh you're early" and left without a smile or an "enjoy your trip". We were not greeted at the car park by a staff member (which other Lodges do - even if you are early). Staff at the... More

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

Thank you for the review. We appreciate the feedback on the points that you made in regards with the service and activities at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge. Each Game Lodge is unique and has certain qualities which can’t be matched by another. You unfortunately did not stay at Buffelsdrift long enough to experience it to the full. We humbly apologize that... More

Skipton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

We were lucky enough to get a last minute deal at Buffelsdrift which made the stay even more enjoyable! We had never been "glamping" before but can highly recommend it!! The tents were fabulous, more like 5 star hotel room, beautiful bathrooms with outside shower and bath overlooking the lake. We went on a bush safari and were lucky to... More

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Oslo, Norway
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

We went to Buffelsdrift for our first part of our honeymoon. We spent 4 nights at the luxury tent. Reception and the staff is of good quality. Good service and a genuine smile. The good; the scenery and the nature. Also the design of the lodge, everything fitted perfectly with the environment, that gave you the feeling of Wilderness even... More

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Also Known As:
Buffelsdrift Game Hotel
Buffelsdrift Game Hotel Oudtshoorn
Address: Cango Caves Road | P.O.Box 268, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Oudtshoorn
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 33 Specialty lodging in Oudtshoorn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Buffelsdrift Game Lodge 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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