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Oudtshoorn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a nice, stay at Buffelsdrift. Everybody was very helpfull and we had a great time. Every year we stay there for a weekend to celebrate our anniversary and we hope to do it for many years to come.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great luxury tents and we stayed in a family tent (4 of us) which worked really well as all in great condition and comfort. Game drive was good and great to see rhino, wildebeest and hippo as well as many bok. Restaurant was a is carte and good considering often lodges have limited dining options. Service throughout was fantastic.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bufflesdrift Lodge is located just a short drive from the hub of Outdshoorn, and is easy to find with very good signage. Check in was efficient and included an orientation of facilities and tented room with a hardwood floor set away from main lodge , it also had a deck with a table and 2 chairs with a partial view... More 

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

Hello from Buffelsdrift! Thank you so much for your wonderful review, we are so pleased to hear that your experience with us has been one to remember. We are sorry to hear that you were not able to experience our popular meerkat safari, but we hope that this is a good enough excuse for you to come and visit us... More 

Wellington, South Africa
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is beautiful. Just make sure you have a reservation confirmation, because they use students and they don't always know all the things. We stayed in an old tent, they are busy renovating. The place is beautiful, very well situated and the food is excellent! The service and permanent staff is good and friendly and helpful!

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

Thank you very much for your review. We hope to welcome you back to Buffelsdrift Game Lodge in the near future. More 

Kapstadt
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Buffelsdrift is a fairly good alternative for people who cannot visit a REAL big game reserve, such as Addo NP and the like. Food is very good, quality of accommodation less so, and a one night stay is actually a waste of time.

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

Thank you very much for your review and for comparing us to such a big reserve as Addo National Park. We certainly agree with you that a one night stay is not the ideal. With everything on offer at Buffelsdrift like the Bush Safaris, Meerkat Safaris and Elephant Experiences you should at least stay 2 or 3 nights to experience... More 

Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the Meerkat Safari with Buffelsdrift - we chose the location as it was close to where we were staying as it's an early wake up especially if you have kids! We arrived at 7.30am had a quick coffee and set off on the drive in their custom built safari van which was very cool. During winter they provide... More 

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

Hello from Buffelsdrift! Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience on our most popular activity, we are pleased to hear that you and your family had a memorable time with us :) Our game drives are popular for being family friendly, and it's always nice to hear that seeing our incredible wildlife has been a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I simply fell in love with this lodge. I visited it for first time as it just opened many years back. I was so impressed on my return past month. Tented accommodation has now been upgraded and has all the amenities one could wish for at a Lodge. The views over the Lake beat all views, and once settled down... More 

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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 our lodge, we are so pleased to hear that you were as impressed with our special place as you were the on your first visit, as we have changed and developed quite a but over the years :) We are always happy to hear that we have improved for the... More 

Oudtshoorn
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A pleasant experience and saw some wildlife. The guide was very knowledegable and tried her best to find the wildlife. Viewing wildlife is hit and miss and the wildlife do not appear on request:-). However, we had a very interesting time.

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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 stay with us at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge, we are so pleased to hear that you have enjoyed the experience! We hope that you will be back again in the near future to experience more of what we have to offer at the lodge - and we hope that you... More 

Oudtshoorn
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome time with my family and a great destination. Staff was friendly and helpful. Food in the restaurant was excellent and the trainers of the elephant feeding knows there stuff. Great place to unwind!!

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

Thank you so much for your wonderful review :) We pride ourselves on being a place to rest and relax, and we are always so happy to hear that this is the experience our guests have had during their stay with us. We are pleased to hear that our friendly staff have been a highlight for you, and that you... More 

Knysna, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stunning view from our bed over the water and then onto the mountains, the view goes on forever! The bird life on the water is fantastic and very active, falling asleep with the sounds of the water birds and the hippos calling was wonderful. The next morning we woke up watching Njala coming to drink and the elephants walking in... More 

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

Hello from Buffelsdrift! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us in such a beautiful review, we are so pleased to hear that you have enjoyed every second of your stay with us! The views from our waterfront tents are breathtaking, and we are happy to hear that this has been a highlight for... More 

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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: $132 - $298 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Buffelsdrift Game Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 29
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