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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

We were booked in a 2 night stay int the tents facing the lake. The view from the tent was incredable and we had hippos about 150m away. We had a swim in the pool and supper at the resturant. A must stay if you are into wild life and the outdoors.

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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 at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge, it warms our hearts to hear that you have enjoyed everything that makes our lodge so special! the waterfront tents are truly an experience on their own with the views it offers of the dam and hippos. Thank you for your recommendation,...

Oudtshoorn
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If anyone wanting to experience African wildlife outside of a cage, this is the place for you, the up close and personal experiences are just amazing, highlight for us was walking with the Elephants - it's hard to describe in words the feeling of walking with these majestic gentle giants. The staff are all so very helpful and accommodating nothing...

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Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us in such a lovely review! We are thrilled to hear that you have enjoyed every moment of your stay with us, and that your interaction with our gentle giants has been a highlight for you as you look back on your stay. Our elephants love the attention from our guests!...

Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We loved our room with the outdoor shower and roll top bath. We saw hippos in the dam right outside our room and loved waking to the sound of all the birds. Wildlife of all sorts right there in the cam. Feeding the elephants was an amazing experience which all of us enjoyed. We had great service from the moment...

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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 at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge, we are so pleased to hear that you have enjoyed every moment of your stay with us. We strive to provide our guests with excellent service and it warms our hearts to hear that our staff have been a highlight for you...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We loved our stay at Buffelsdrift. Highlights - the outdoor shower in our fab tent, watching hippos from the pool, the Meerkat Safari, the evening game drive, walking through the camp with big tortoises and deer within touching distance (although we didn't touch!), the attention to detail and kindness of the staff. Not quite so good - the food in...

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Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us in such a wonderful review, we appreciate that you have taken the time to share what you feel we are doing right and where you feel we can improve on our services in future. We are thrilled to hear that you have enjoyed the outdoor and game drive activities during...

North Holland Province, The Netherlands
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The service was below standard from the time we arrived,no person to meet us on arrival, very little communication from staff The safari didn't quite meet my expectations. You will see more wildlife in parks further east, but nonetheless the ranger was very knowledgeable and interesting and Buffelsdrift is worth staying at even without a safari!!

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Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge. We appreciate that you have shared valuable feedback on what we are doing right and where you feel we can improve on our guests experience in future. We apologize for any inconveniences caused by the lack of service during your stay, as this is...

Reviewed 1 week ago

Note that we didn't actually stay in the Game Lodge, we just went on one of their safaris. This stood out from the many opportunities to "cuddle a leopard" that seem to abound in the Oudtshoorn area. You go on a real safari, six to eight in a Landrover, you don't know what you are going to see - potentially...

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Thank you so much for your lovely review, we are so pleased to hear that you have enjoyed the safari experience we offer at our lodge. We are also happy to hear that you were able to see quite a few of our animals during your safari. We hope that we will have the pleasure of having you stay a...

Oudtshoorn
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed one night in the luxury tent and thought it was fantastic. Very novel accommodation, 5pm bush drive we saw rhinos very close, as well as many other animals. Wonderful spa and elephants.

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Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience with us, we are so pleased to hear that you have enjoyed the unique "glamping" experience we offer :) We are also happy to hear that you have both enjoyed some of the many onsite activities and facilities we offer as these little things add to the Buffelsdrift...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed 1 night at buffeldrift and were amazed by the setting and accommodation. Tent is really great, feels truly luxurious and is great value for money. Setting of restaurant on lake is also very pretty. The evening safari was actually quite good, seen rhinos! What I have not seen in al my safari's in Kruger or other parks. Staff...

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

Thank you very much for your review and for complimenting our unique offering. It is unfortunate that the restaurant did not live up to your expectations. Our restaurant is known as one of the best in the area by delivering 5 star quality and service. We hope to welcome you back in the near future to experience the real Buffelsdrift...

Oudtshoorn
Reviewed 1 week ago

I sent through an email enquiry to Buffelsdrift about booking a safari. My email was responded to immediately and a booking was made in no time. The safari was top notch and our game ranger, Sean, was well informed and kept us entertained from start to finish. Overall the experience was fantastic and I would definitely recommend booking a safari...

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Thank you so much for taking the time to review your safari experience with us! We are thrilled to hear that you have enjoyed every second of the game drive and that our wonderful ranger has been a highlight of your experience too. We hope that you will be back to visit us again soon to experience more of what...

Knysna, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Buffels Drift is just magic, I have loved every stay I have had with them, have recommended to friends and family I just love it there. The Staff cannot do enough for you and always so polite. Thank you

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Thank you so much for your wonderful review! It warms our hearts to hear that you have enjoyed every visit so far, and that our lovely staff are always a highlight for you as you look back on your experience with us. We appreciate your recommendations and we look forward to many more visits in future! Best wishes, The Buffelsdrift...

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  • Spa
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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: $156 - $300 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Buffelsdrift Game Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 29
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“luxury waterfront are great , overlooking the dam”
 of 5 bubbles petra974, Dec 13, 2016 | Read review
“Take a lakeside hut for the views. Sunsets and hippos and elephants..............”
 of 5 bubbles Lynette194, Nov 22, 2016 | Read review
“Tents on Water/Lake are most sought after and furthest away from Main "set up"”
 of 5 bubbles 634glennm, Sep 12, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are all good and you can hear the animals as it should be in a reserve.”
 of 5 bubbles Morris014, Aug 28, 2016 | Read review
“Only downfall is that the air conditioning is load at night.”
 of 5 bubbles 655erikap, Aug 16, 2016 | Read review
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