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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
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  • 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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Oudtshoorn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We no longer live in SA but return annually for our leave and we came across Biffelsdrift purely due to a leaflet we got on route to Oudshoorn and it was really the best three days ever. The setting is just so African and the 'Glamping' is truly like being in nature in style! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

For lovers of class and comfort, this is the place to be. You are closest to nature and yet you have your luxury. Their Karoo Lamb Neck is to die for😋...it's so delicious I almost had it 3 times while I was here. I truly had a marvelous time. Big up to the entire team. The Spa ladies need more... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I was slightly apprehensive at first about staying in a tent on a game reserve, moreso about it being a 4* rating however, I must say that upon arrival all of my reservations were put to rest. Myself and my husband stayed in tent number 2 overlooking the waterhole and it was absolutely stunning and far better than any of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We booked at Buffelsdrift with a slight bit of trepidation as we did not know the area; but Tripadvisor had assured us that we were in safe hands and they could not have been more correct. We arrived late afternoon and our luggage was taken via golf cart to our family 'villa'. This was fantastic. It was literally 2 bedrooms... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We spent a few nights at Buffelsdrift for a wedding, it's a beautiful place. We'd booked one of the luxury waterfront tents which were gorgeous but little things let it down like the maintenance of the velcro - every night the window covers blew down due to old weak velcro and I note the management of Buffelsdrift replying to reviews... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We have attended to the detail mentioned regarding our Lodge. We can't be held responsible for the mishaps of the contractor. You were in contact with the contractor yourself and we were not made aware of all the arrangements you discussed with him. As you mentioned you attended a wedding. I quote what the bride... More 

Oudtshoorn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For the outdoors lifestyle travellers - Good value for money!! Excellent service experience from friendly and professional staff Good kitchen Nice selection of wines. Well located to in the Kleinn Karoo, Calitzdorp, Die Hel, Prins Alibert, & Oudshoorn. Not to far from the George and the irport

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

Hello! Thank you for the lovely and positive review on your stay with us, we always appreciate the feedback from our guests :) We look forward to having you stay with us again soon. Until then, The Buffesldrift Team More 

The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The luxurious tent, with airco and heated blankets, a shower under the stars, big rooms and a large bathroom, makes your stay comfortable. The food served by gently people in the restaurant is delicious and in a small area you can meet lots of animals, although from the Big Five just the buffalo's and elephants (which you can feed and... More 

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

Hi there Thank you for your positive feedback. We are pleased to hear that you found our accommodation comforting during your stay, and that you had the chance to meet our beloved animals during your time at the resort. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon. Until then, The Buffelsdrift Team More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Buffelsdrift for 3 nights for a wedding. The location is stunning and the main hotel beautiful. We stayed in one of the luxury waterfront tents. The tent itself was beautiful however lacking in some upkeep. The windows on the tents could be closed using Velcro however some of the Velcro was damaged which meant if the wind was... More 

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

Thank you for your review and for complimenting our Location, Accommodation and Bush Safaris. We are in the process of upgrading our tents as the velcro does wear and tear over time. It has already been taken up with our Managing Director and Food & Beverage Manager. We humbly apologize that you did not get to experience the real Buffelsdrift.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just outsaide a major town and many tourist attractions is this gem of a place that allows campophobics the chance to go camping..peaceful surroundings, beautiful scenery and excellent accommodation and food

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

Hello from Buffelsdrift Thank you for your lovely review, it is lovely to hear that we provide campoholics the opportunity to "glamp", with a hippo or two in the mix :) We always appreciate the positive feedback. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon! All the best, The Buffelsdrift Team More 

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

What an amazing place to experience! We were blown away from the moment we got there, the accommodation was perfect and our meals were delicious ;) beautiful scenery, and those hippos! We loved it and were very sad to leave.

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Hi there We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, our hippo's love the attention too! Thank you for the wonderful feedback on your experience with us as a whole. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon! Until then, The Buffelsdrift Team More 

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