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P.O. Box 116 | Darling, Darling 7345, 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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Western Cape, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars NEW

First time at a game reserve. Stayed one night in the luxury cottage full board(in my opinion...one night is not enough). The chalet is tastefully decorated with all the necessary basics. Staff are all very friendly and the food very good.Had a lovely time on our game drive with Trevor, our game drive ranger. He took us up close and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I honestly wasn't expecting this to be as good as it was. We did not have time on a trip, unfortunately to do a full Safari. I wasn't expecting this to be one and it wasn't. But a lot better than I thought it would be I read many viewers saying that It was little more than a zoo. The... More 

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Reading, England
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11 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This trip was our first experience of SA Game Reserves and we didn't know what to expect. To cover the bases we booked one night at Buffelsfontein and one night a high price reserve. Both had their good points, but we both enjoyed Buffelsfontein more as it was more "rustic" and felt less insulated from nature. The staff were very... More 

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39 reviews 39 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We couldn't decide to visit this park or another which is a much longer drive out of Cape Town. In the end, we decided to have a night at each. With Buffelsfontein being the more economical, we reckoned it would be the lesser of the two experiences. We were certainly proved wrong. At Buffelsfontein, you are staying among the many... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Being only an hour from Cape Town and giving you the chance to see 3 of the Big 5, I was truly amazed. The game drive guide really ensures all the guests receive the best service and are friendly and knowledgeable in their field. Would highly recommend this Game Reserve to anyone.

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Burleigh Heads, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

If you don't have time to head to one of the big game reserves when in Cape Town, drive an hour out and find 3 of the Big 5 at Buffelsfontein. We had a great morning here and got to spot eland, gnu, zebra, the fantastic white rhino, lions, lynx, cheetah, giraffes etc. Pity we didn't get to see the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

Excellent service and the best game drive with our ranger Willie who is extremely knowledgeable about all the game in the farm. We saw a lot of game including giraffe, rhino, buffalo, wildebeest, onyx, lion and cheetah. Willie organized the clay shooting which my son loved and also made sure we didn't miss the lion and cheetah feeding.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

My girlfriend and I had such a great time at Buffelsfontein. Willy was the best host/ranger we could only ever imagine. The national park doesn't feature the big five, but that didn't bother us at all. We were more than happy to see giraffes, rhinos, ostriches, springboks any many more. Even though some animals (lions, lynx and a cheeta) are... More 

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Fish Hoek, South Africa
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Due to my work I have the privilege of staying at many game parks, but I have never experienced the service, quality of food, friendliness, professionalism and luxury accommodation at any of then as my wife and I experienced here. Willie was outstanding and everyone went out of their way to make our stay so unbelievable. I can wait to... More 

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Port Alfred
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

What a wonderful lodge - spotless, such friendly and helpful staff, excellent food and the general hospitality of all is unbelievable - nothing was too much trouble. Will recommend to anyone going near there - you cannot go wrong by staying there

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Address: P.O. Box 116 | Darling, Darling 7345, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Darling
Number of rooms: 50

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