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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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    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
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My daughter and I treated ourselves to a 2 night stay over at Buffelsdrift. It was perfect, a slipper bath with a view overlooking the water hole and a view of the stars, electric blankets to keep away the chill, antelopes eating a mere 5 metres from our tent, a reserved space every night in front of the fireplace for... More 

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Brackenfell, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed for 2 nights at this lovely tented accommodation during June. We had some lovely weather and experienced the game reserve to the fullest. The tents are fantastic and fitted with everything you need. Halfway through the night you won't even realize that you are sleeping in a tent. The food is absolutely fantastic with a luxurious wine list... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What a wonderfull experience we had, from the moment we entered until we left the lodge, very professional staff, beautiful scenery, we stayed in tented accomodation, high quality and comfort, only problem we had was a bath pipe that had a leak but not a big problem at all. Restaurant is great, food excellent. Would highly recommend this place to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There are tents at the waterfront (superb view) and tents in the second row (horizon view). We stayed in tent number 15, one of the closest to the water in the second row (about 10m from the waterfront). Warm welcome. Very friendly staff. Tent is very well equipedv (airco works very good). Outdoor shower (privacy guaranteed). Beds are good. Free... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I chose Buffelsdrift as a destination to celebrate a milestone Birthday with 25 family and friends. Every detail was taken care of during the planning, and I couldn't be happier. I was able to make a group booking, customize menus and activities, and the 3-day/2-night bash was executed professionally, flawlessly, and the staff were all most hospitable and accommodating. This... More 

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

Hi there – Thank you for your review! It is always great to receive balanced feedback in order to see where we succeeding, and where we can improve. It is lovely to hear that our wonderful staff were able there to assist you – we truly believe in personal and individual attention for all our guests. We are so pleased... More 

Johannesburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely stunning hotel! Well located. Staff were very friendly and very helpful. Meals are amazing. Loved living in the luxury of the tent with amazing views right on our doorstep . A definite recommendation.

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

Greetings from Buffelsdrift! We are delighted to receive your lovely review and appreciate you taking the time to submit one. Thank you for the wonderful compliments – it is feedback like yours that makes all our hard work worth it! The unique and understated elegance of our luxury accommodation is certainly something special, with the Swartberg Mountains as a backdrop... More 

Oudtshoorn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent right from the word go! Absolutely professional approach by all staff members from making our reservations until we left. Highly recommended for any person who wants to get away from the stress related lifestyle we experience on a daily basis.

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Hi there – thank you for taking the time to provide us with your review. Not only does it allow others to get a feel for Buffelsdrift, but it inspires us to keep striving for excellence. We are blessed to have such passionate and dedicated staff to cater for your every need here at Buffelsdrift, and it’s always great to... More 

George
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are very impressed with this un-assuming lodge -from the service, accommodations, meals and game drives. We really had a fantastic stay and the elephants were magnificent!! Debbie & Mark Oosthuizen

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

Hello there and thank you for your review! It is always great to receive positive feedback to spur us on! We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed our accommodation. We strive to provide our visitors with the most elegant and luxurious accommodation in Oudtshoorn, with our tents simply and stylishy decorated. Spending time around the elephants must have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Beautiful place with incredible scenery and wildlife. You really do feel like you are living amongst the animals! Whole stay ran very smoothly from arrival to leaving. Very helpful and friendly staff. The evening game drive was incredible, have never done anything like that before! The tents are very cool. This is my first stay at a game lodge but... More 

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

Hello there and thank you for your review! It is always great to receive balanced feedback in order to see where we succeeding, and where we can improve. It is great to hear you compliment our views! The bushveld vegetation, the wildlife and the Swartberg Mountains are certainly pleasing to the eye. We are also blessed to have such passionate... More 

Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

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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Hi there! Thank you for taking the time to leave us with this wonderful review. Your feedback really does spur us on in maintaining our excellent standard here at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed our accommodation. We strive to provide our visitors with the most elegant and luxurious accommodation in Oudtshoorn, with our... More 

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