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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
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Newcastle, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was really surprised by this place ..the "tents' that you stay in are better than most hotel rooms,,,I really liked the big bathtub and they are air conditioned We managed to see lots of game animals on the afternoon that we arrived including a rhino They have hippos in the dam below the main building and they are easy... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent two nights at this place, did the game drives and elephants ride, both highly recommended. Food was good and service too in general. One of the receptionist could have been a little more helpful. When I asked her how far was Plettenberg by car, she said she didn't know, didn't even tried to find out?? The tents were... More 

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I don't know where to begin everything at Buffelsdrift is and was just exceptional. Firstly the rooms/tents are so well thought out and equipped. Power, AC, a well stocked mini fridge, massive bath with a view and an outdoor shower. With deer grazing around your tent at night to add to the wildlife experience. Then there is the food at... More 

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

The staff are very friendly and helpful.The restaurants food is well priced and very tasty. On our last evening the owner personally came to greet us. The elephants were definitely a highlight for me personally. We will definitely be returning!

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Boston
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36 hotel reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't stay at the Buffelsdrift Game Lodge but just came for a game drive. We were the only people in the jeep, and our guide was great. We saw hippos, a rhino, buffalo, giraffes very close by and a variety of buck You can book in advance, but not for the early morning drives when it's cooler and you'd... More 

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely loved our two nights here and wished we could have stayed for longer. Were really lucky on both out game drives. Service was great and the rangers really enthusiastic about the animals. Got to see loads of animals on our evening and morning drives. We were meant to go on a drive at 7am but due to rain they... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

We took the two night package at Buffelsdrift. The Accomodation was gorgeous and the staff were lovely. We did two game drives and saw buffalo, giraffe, rhino, zebra, meerkats as well as various gazelle. Couldn't fault the food in the restaurant and the servings were huge! Can't wait to visit again.

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Dublin, Ireland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Very disappointing. We had visited two years ago and really enjoyed it so decided to return. We arrived around lunch time and our tent wasn't ready (no issue with this as we were a bit early) so we decided to have lunch. Service in the restaurant, while friendly, was very slow. Afterwards we were shown to our tent, which was... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We spent two nights at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge over the Easter holidays and wished we could have stayed more! The Lodge grounds are lovely, especially by night with all the lights marking the ways to the individual tents, the pool is small but nice and has gorgeous views of the water hole and hillside around it and the tents really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We were booked for lunch on 5 April, on arrival the Restaurant was very busy and a bit under-staffed because of long weekend. Ashwan Sharneck the Manager on duty saved the day by personally looking after us and making sure we had a great experience - and the food was divine too! Kaaiman and Mariki

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