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Buffelsfontein

P.O. Box 116 | Darling, Darling 7345, South Africa
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London, England, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My friends and I went to this nature and game reserve,I felt completely excited and what a big let down hardly any animals no elephants no tigers and cheetah and lions are in enclosures to me it was like visiting a zoo other people generally liked it but when you have done the proper thing in kenya you know what... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The views are stunning - we stayed in the luxury self-catering cottages. However, the AC didn't work properly and when we plugged something into a socket the power kept on tripping. But overall still a great experience!

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Perth (Tasmania), Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here and had a fantastic time. We first communicated by email and we received prompt replies. We were picked up from Cape Town International Airport by Paul. He took us to Buffelsfontein. We stayed 2 nights in chalet no. 1. It was a lovely chalet overlooking a waterhole. Sandy brought a basket of goodies for... More 

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Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Only an hour from Cape Town, this nature reserve is privately-owned and has a lovely swimming pool, clean and big individual cabins, and a large lodge that is available for rent. The area is not large, but there are giraffe, a pair of rhinocerus, gazelles of several sorts, zebra, and assorted other mammals. The big cats are behind fences so... More 

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Toulouse, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

if you only have time for a snap-shot of a safari then this is worthwhile. otherwise make sure you get the real deal by travelling further afield where you'd find elephants and predators running wild . this would be especially great for kids.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

Can never thank you enough. Awesome staff as good as the animals. Ryan, the best game driver ever had. Six safaris so far, more to come. Chalet so comfortable and in all my travels in east Africa and south Africa, have had nothing to compare to this piece of heaven. The cake was awesome and all guests will make sure... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Fell in love with the nature, animals and scenery, so decided to have our wedding for 160 people at the venue. Planning the destination wedding was easy and a pleasure. My e-mails got answered in record times, the arrangements for the food, pre-drinks etc was done professionally and with ease. We stayed for the week prior to the wedding and... More 

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Frikkie L, Manager at Buffelsfontein, responded to this review

All that we can say from Buffelsfontein's side is that it was a pleasure having you and your guests with us for the week and the wedding! It must be said that the bride herself was the one who was organized and that just made our work that much more easier! We hope to see you soon in the future!... More 

Western Cape, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

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 February 16, 2015 via mobile

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

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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