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Buffelsdrift Game Lodge - Activities

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Buffelsdrift Game Lodge is situated only 6.5km outside Oudtshoorn en route to the Cango Caves. At the Lodge you will find pristine Bushveld, lush vegetation and a 5ha dam with hippos and more than 217 bird species. We offer luxury air-conditioned...more
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Cango Caves Road, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
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Reviewed September 7, 2018

Awesome Gamedrive. Started around 8 a.m. as it was a bit cold and not so sunny yet for the meerkats to come out. We were not asked to pay upfront as they we were told if we don´t get to see them we do not...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Buffelsdrift, Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge - Activities, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2018

Thank you very much for your review. We are very happy to hear you had a great time and got to see the adorable meerkats. We hope to welcome you back in the near future for another memorable experience.

Reviewed May 21, 2018

We stopped here for lunch on our way back to Oudtshoorn from Cango Caves. There were a couple of hippos in the water when we were there, but only their ears were showing. There were also springbok & warthogs & a good variety of birds....More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Buffelsdrift, Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge - Activities, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2018

Thank you very much for your review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your lunch at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge and our setting. We hope to welcome you back in the near future.

Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

Went just for lunch. The setting alone puts this far ahead of any destination for a meal. The food is very good too however the chance to see hippos, kudu, springbok and other animals in there natural habitat while you eat makes this one of...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Buffelsdrift, Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge - Activities, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2018

Thank you very much for your review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our setting and restaurant. We hope to welcome you back in the near future.

Reviewed February 25, 2018

Booked the Summer Sundowner Safari for my wife and me a while in advance starting at 6pm. We turned up around 5.20pm, paid our ZAR1,200 for two and then waited in the lobby area overlooking the hippos in the lake prior to heading to meet...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Buffelsdrift, Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge - Activities, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2018

Thank you very much for your kind review and recommendation. It warms our heart to hear that you had a great experience at the sundowner. We hope to welcome you back in the near future.

Reviewed February 11, 2018

If you really want to be spoiled - the Spa at this beautiful place is awesome - have been twice to the spa and both times watched the elephants swimming in the waterhole - the spa overlooks the water hole - the treatments are thorough...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Buffelsdrift, Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge - Activities, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2018

Thank you very much for your review. We are glad to hear that you had a great spa day at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge. We hope to welcome you back in the near future.

Reviewed February 10, 2018 via mobile

6:00 am and currently lying in bed in our “tent” with the front door open, listening to the dawn chorus - I could just end with that but I’d be doing an injustice to Lew our game driver yesterday afternoon and Morgan our waiter last...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Buffelsdrift, Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge - Activities, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2018

Thank you very much for your review. It warms our heart to hear that you had a great experience at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge. We hope to welcome you back in the near future.

Reviewed January 18, 2018

My sister heard we were going to Oudtshoorn and insisted we take our son to do an elephant encounter at Buffelsdrift. Boy were we glad we listened to her! this truly was the highlight of our holiday. The elephants were majestic and loving and gave...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Buffelsdrift, Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge - Activities, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2018

Thank you very much for your review. We are very happy to hear that our Gentle Giants was the highlight of your holiday! We hope to welcome you back in the near future for another memorable experience.

Reviewed January 3, 2018

Although there are a myriad of things to do with kids in the town of Oudtshoorn and surrounds, this was probably the highlight of our trip, if your are that way inclined. Coming around the corner from the reception area, the first sight of majesty...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Buffelsdrift, Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge - Activities, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2018

Thank you very much for your kind review. It warms our hearts to hear you had a memorable experience with our Gentle Giants. Our elephant handlers are definitely passionate about the elephants and their daily excursions with them. We hope to welcome you back in...More

Reviewed December 17, 2017 via mobile

We were on a garden route trip with hotspots2c and on the second day we did the elephant bush walk at buffelsdrift game lodge. It was an incredible experience to get to be so close to elephants, walk with them, feed them and hug them....More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Buffelsdrift, Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge - Activities, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2018

Thank you very much for your review. We are very happy to hear you had an unforgettable experience with our Gentle Giants. We hope to welcome you back in the near future.

Reviewed December 8, 2017 via mobile

We booked a feeding the elephants experience - it was a once in a lifetime experience to get up close to these elephants. Will never forget it.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Buffelsdrift, Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge - Activities, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2018

Thank you very much for taking the time to review our activities. It warms our hearts to hear you had an "Amazing Experience" with our Gentle Giants. We hope to welcome you back in the near future.

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nvermaak
January 24, 2017|
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Response from Buffelsdrift | Property representative |
Jammer dit duur so 30 minute waar jy aan die olifant kan raak en drukkies kan kry, jy leer meer oor die olifante en kan duisend fotos neem. Vriendelike Groete
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Marisa L
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Dear Marisa Thank you for your interest in Buffelsdrift Game Lodge. The elephant feeding is R270.00 per Adult and R150.00 per child including food to feed the elephants. Apologies about the online booking difficulties, we... More
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