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Buffelsdrift Game Lodge

Cango Caves Road P.O.Box 268, Oudtshoorn 6620 South Africa
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#9 of 58 Specialty lodging in Oudtshoorn
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Buffelsdrift Game Lodge is a sprawling game farm situated in the foothills of the Swartberg Mountains. Only 5 hours drive from Cape Town and an hour's drive from George Airport. This game farm is located 6.5 Km outside of Oudtshoorn, en-route to the Cango Caves. Pristine bushveld, lush vegetation and a 5 hectare dam provide a haven for game species and more than 217 bird species. Buffelsdrift Game Lodge offers 9 waterfront, 20 luxury and 5 family tents each one with en-suite bathroom and private outdoor shower, air-conditioning, mini-bar, digital safe, tea/coffee facilities and a game viewing deck. A lookout lounge is situated next to the reception with a large round stone fireplace in the middle, overlooking our dam. A charming wedding chapel is situated on the edge of a natural water hole with a wide wooden deck as an extension to the A la carte restaurant. Activities offered are Bush Safaris (game drive), Meerkat Safaris, Elephant Excursions, Lion Experiences and Stargazing.
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Denise D wrote a review Nov 27
Eastleigh, United Kingdom1 contribution
What an experience that I highly recommend to anyone. From Game drives done by highly trained Game Rangers , to watching the Meerkats to feeding the Gentle Giants the Elephants. We slept in a luxury tent overlooking the dam. We woke to the Hippo & Geese saying Good Morning. Definitely a must.
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Date of stay: November 2020
Resort12676920267 wrote a review Nov 6
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This was an amazing experience...much too short a stay though! We loved the scenery, the lovely Ellies, the bush and the service and staff were just a delight. Highly recommended and will definitely visit again...for a week at least next time!!!
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Joely Bezuidenhout wrote a review Nov 3
Bethlehem, South Africa5 contributions1 helpful vote
We spend two nights in the most luxurious tent overlooking the waterhole. The game drives and friendly guides were awesome. The food in the restaurant were excellent as well as the service. Highlight of the stay was the Elephant Feed. A must for any visitor. We were treated like VIP’s.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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roselC1755OD wrote a review Nov 2
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Beautiful lodge and scenery, the staff extremely professional and friendly. We did the bush safari the rangers are very knowledgeable and the elephant experience was totally awesome. Words cannot describe the wonderful time we had, this is a great place to reconnect with nature. "Excellent Service"
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Leslie Mac Callum wrote a review Oct 2020
Cape Town, South Africa1 contribution
My family spoilt me with a birthday trip to Buffelsdrift and what a special weekend it was. The luxury tents were very comfortable, surrounded by nature and we had a beautiful view of the dam. The outside shower was also a special touch. The restaurant meals were very generous and the food was tasty. Perhaps they should think of somehow expanding the breakfast menu during these COVID times seen as a buffet breakfast is not possible. The restaurant is in a beautiful setting and we saw the elephants come down to drink while we were having breakfast. Of course, the feeding time with the elephants was incredibly memorable. The Game Drive was definitely worth it and to end the day watching the sunset from the highest point on the farm was magnificent. Overall, it was a visit to the bush, but in great comfort. Buffelsdrift maintains the ethos of staying in the bush but ensure that you have the creature comforts and service to go with it. Thank you Buffelsdrift for the great service, including a special birthday touch of a bottle of champagne and an overall wonderful experience. I would love to go back sometime soon!
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Date of stay: October 2020
$125 - $235 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Buffelsdrift Game Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Buffelsdrift Game Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Magic Moments in Oudtshoorn (4.8 miles), Cango Wildlife Ranch (3.4 miles), and Wilgewandel Holiday Farm (3.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Buffelsdrift Game Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Nostalgie, Anny's Bistro, and Bello Cibo Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Buffelsdrift Game Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a banquet room and conference facilities during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Buffelsdrift Game Lodge?
Many travelers enjoy visiting St Jude's Anglican Church (5.0 miles).
Does Buffelsdrift Game Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Buffelsdrift Game Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.