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Mossel Bay, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

They know how to treat guests and have the right attitude towards all guests. Property is well kept. Rooms are clean and spacious, Activities are unforgettable. Food very good quality and staff outstanding.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Peaceful, relaxed atmosphere. Friendly staff. Good food at a decent price (try the venison curry)and beer (local craft beer ) ICE COLD. Game drives, open Karoo sky star watching when you sleep over. Definitely a MUST if you visiting Oudtshoorn.

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

We had a fantastic stay at Bufflesdrift. We stayed to see the Meeakats and where not disappointed with our experience. The team where great from the time we arrived to the time we left. A fantastic location and experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We where here for only 1 night (unfortunetaly) We had to leave the next day at 8 so we should Have missed the Elephant interaction.(wich was at 9) Luckily the people here where friendly enough to make the interaction start early so we and 8 others of the group could still meet them! Great experience. The rooms (tents) are nice... More 

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

Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback on your stay with us at Buffelsdrift! It is so important to us that our guests feel that they are well accommodated for, and we are always so grateful to hear that this has been noted :) We are so happy to hear that you have enjoyed the interactions with our gentle... More 

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

A unique experience in tranquil surrounds. Where the sound of the bush and comfort walks hand in hand. Quick easy check in. Friendly staff. Beautiful surroundings. Great game drives. Loved every second!

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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. We are always pleased to hear that our guests have enjoyed a smooth and relaxing stay, from check in to check out :) We hope that you will be back to visit again soon, and we wish you happy and safe travels until next time. More 

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

Really enjoyed the experience, it was clean, the staff was friendly, it was great value for money, the sleep quality and rooms was excellent. Feeding the elephants was a highlight, the bush safari however felt a little rushed.

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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 a lovely review, we are pleased to hear that you have enjoyed the luxury tented accommodation we offer, and that it was a comfortable stay :) We hope that we will have the pleasure if seeing you again in future, and we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn't actually stay at the accommodation at Buffelsdrift but we came to the do the elephant brush and feed experience and we had dinner at the restaurant. The whole experience was 1st class , the Elephant guides were brilliant but were totally out classed by the 3 orphaned Elephants . Our evening meal was superb in service and quality... More 

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

Thank you for choosing to make these special memories with us, our gentle giants love the attention from our guests and we are so grateful that you have chosen our lodge to have these experiences. Thank you for your positive feedback on every bit of your time spent at the lodge, and we hope that we will have the pleasure... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I did the elephant walk one afternoon and it was an amazing experience to get so close to these magnificent creatures and get hugged by them - my T shirt still bears testament to their enthusiasm. So worth it. Then had some very relaxing spa treatments followed by a delicious dinner overlooking the watering hole. Just divine.

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us at Buffelsdrift, we are so pleased to hear that you have enjoyed the interactions with our gentle giants! they love the attention from our guests. We are so happy to hear that you have enjoyed a relaxing a experience at our spa too, the spa is our most... More 

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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful lodge. Tents are spacious, very comfortable. Even if we found warm blankets after the dinner, the nights were very cold. The kids enjoyed the view with hippos in the dam. And we were all very enthusiastic by the meerkats tour. It is just amazing to see such little fellows so close to the lodge. Food is good. Breakfast just... 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 with us, your positive feedback on every second of your stay makes us so proud! We are always so happy to read reviews about times like these, where the whole family has enjoyed the Buffelsdrift experience, this is something we work hard to achieve.... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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9 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Entered feeling very welcomed, nothing too much trouble. Stayed in one of the new tents. They are luxury tents with full facilities. Woke up to to Wilder reast, Impala, springbok raising, on the lawns between the lodges. Then the hippo's surfaced directly in front of the tent for a morning swim! After breakfast we took a safari trip around the... More 

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

Wow, what a wonderful review! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us, your positive feedback on every second of your stay makes us so proud, as nothing should ever be too much trouble when it comes to our guests. We hope that we will have the pleasure of seeing you again soon in... More 

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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: $136 - $221 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Buffelsdrift Game Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 29
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