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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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Storms River, South Africa
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wow, this is an excellent place to stay. Staff are very good and friendly. Sleeping in the tents and waking up with the sound of nature is the best experience I ever had in my entire life. The Bush Safari and Elephants is a must. We had an amazing weekend. Thank you very very much.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited Buffelsdrift in July. What a beautiful place. My first impression was how organised everything is. From transporting our lugguage to the welcome drinks and our beautiful tent. The staff were friendly and attentive. We had a very nice dinner and we will definately go back. Thank you for a lovely stay.

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Concord West, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What an amazing experience. Sleeping in a fabulous tent with hippos right outside! This is the best place to stay. The tents are amazing and even in winter are fabulous. The beds are seriously comfortable We did a small safari and the guide knew so much. We saw many animals including rhinos up close! The restaurant food is wonderful and... More 

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Oudtshoorn
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very Good and friendly staff. The food was excellent and well sifed. Thank you for your hospitality and amazing service. We enjoyed the elephant feedings and we really learnd a lot from you. Will see you soon. Regards Elize

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us Elize, we are so pleased to hear that you have enjoyed every bit of your stay with us :) Thank you for making note of our friendly staff, and for taking the time to interact with our gentle giants, they really do love the attention from... More 

Stellenbosch, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing. I would suggest this to anyone who wants to experience Africa in luxury. Could not fault anything. Must say the service was amazing. We loved every bit of it. The tents are clean and the elephant experience is a must.

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

Thank you so much for your kind words and positive feedback on your time with us at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge, we are so happy to hear that we have made such a great impression! We are also so pleased to hear that you have chosen to make such special memories with us, such as the interactions with our gentle giants,... More 

New York City, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great trip and a wonderful experience! Well worth the travel. Joseph the Elephant Whisperer connected with the elephants and seemed to call the rest of the animals out of their habitat! Amazing experience!

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience with us, nothing makes us happier than receiving such positive feedback from our guests. Thank you for choosing to make these memories with us at our special place, and we hope that we will have the pleasure of seeing you again in future! More 

Cape May Court House, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful exciting adventure and a must for all animal and safari lovers. Beautiful scenery and lots to see on the bush drives... The elephant feeding is an awesome experience and a real interaction with this beautiful animals

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience with us, we are so pleased to hear that every bit of your stay with us has been memorable :) We hope that we will have the pleasure of seeing you again in future! More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ok so we traveled in wintertime and its -4 outside BUT they turn off the heat at 1030pm then back on at 440am. Our room was 7c - freezing cold at 630a. Zero points!! Eating at their restaurant- the food was delicious the service was quite slow. 3 times I needed to wave to our waitress who was just standing... More 

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

Thank you very much for your review. To support our country by saving energy the aircons/heaters are automatically switched off at 10:30 and can be switched on manually at 04:40. All the beds have electric blankets so there is no need to be cold. Our restaurant is known for being one of the best in the surroundings. We humbly apologise... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

OK, so at these prices, which I am happy to fork out for quality, the basics have got to be right! A lovely venue, and very comfortable accommodation in a well thought out setting at considerable expense to the owners - weldone on that front! But, but, but, frowsy towels when the bed linen was plainly immaculate, clean and crip?... More 

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

Thank you for your review. Point taken. Our establishment and restaurant is known for being of the best in the surroundings. Pity you did not get that experience. Regarding our elephants - If we did not intervene when they were babies they would not be alive today. Please familiarise yourself with facts before making comparisons. Our computer system sends an... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Who would think that such a gem lies outside of Oudtshoorn. Great stay !!! Lovely tents, super activities (Meerkat Adventures, Elephant Interaction, Game Drives etc...) - excellent for families, very good food.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Buffelsdrift Game Lodge is a sprawling game farm situated in the foothills of the Swartberg Mountains in the Cango Valley, Oudtshoorn. Only 5 hours drive from Cape Town and less than 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 twenty-two game species and more than 217 bird species. In May 2004 this beautiful Nature Reserve became part of the 6th South African World Heritage Sites offering a wealth of endemic plant species. It is our aim to bring the highest quality of service to our guests and to this end we try to anticipate their every need.Buffelsdrift Game Lodge offers 9 waterfront, 16 luxury and 4 family tents each one with en-suite bathroom and private outdoor shower, air-conditioning, mini-bar, digital safe, tea / coffee making facilities and a game viewing deck. We can accommodate a total of 66 guests in our 29 tents either with twin or king size beds. A lookout lounge is situated next to the reception with a large round stone fireplace in the middle, overlooking our dam with the Swartberg Mountain Range in the distance. A charming wedding chapel is situated on the edge of a natural water hole with a wide wooden deck as entrance. The deck is an extension to the A la carte restaurant which creates a beautiful space for wedding guests to take their seats and witness the couple exchanging their wedding vows. Conferencing at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge is quite unique. Our fully equipped conference hall is situated right next to the dam, and also extends onto the deck connecting to the restaurant. Activities offered are Bush Safaris (game drive), Meerkat Safaris, Elephant Excursions and Star Gazing. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Buffelsdrift Game Lodge

Address: Cango Caves Road | P.O.Box 268, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Oudtshoorn
Price Range: $119 - $204 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Buffelsdrift Game Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 29
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