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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

We staid here for one night at one of the luxury chalets ... these chalets are dated and very old fashion ... I do not even consider them farmstall design. Game drive is nice but the big magnet are the lion which are held in a very small environment. We were told that this will only be temporarily. If you...

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recommend Buffelsfontein to those who don't have enough time to see animals in a National Park. It is not really my cup of tea since I dislike to see animals in cages, particular those once like Lions who need large space areas to room. The accommodation was nice. Food was average and unfortunately the Bar was closed at our...

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Thank Dieter S
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

We had a peaceful fun time here in 16 bed roundhouse. 6 family rooms. Watched rugby in bar, braii outside house, rhinos came to window, amazing sunrises. Bring your own matches. Kids loved it! Excellent!

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Thank TheLoveLeopard
Reviewed September 12, 2016

Stayed at Buffels for the past weekend in the luxury chalets. we were party of 10 adults and one child. Plenty of game - rhino, eland, blue wildebeest, giraffe... Although the prices for accommodation is a bit steep for South Africans, the chalets are smart, well-equipped. it only offers a few DStv channels, but who wants to watch tv when...

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Thank Igmar P
High Wycombe
Reviewed August 26, 2016

A lovely overnight stay, saw everything we expected. Staff were lovely. Animals beautiful. The Lion enclosure is far too small, but believe they are updating this. Only an hours drive from Capetown. The overnight lodge was brilliant, nearly bumped into a buffalo just outside the lodge. Willis was a great ranger. Somebody on a previous review slated this place said...

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Thank JSH21
Reviewed August 12, 2016

We came to Buffelsfontein one day to do the shorter guided game drive. For R250 each, boy did we get much more than our money's worth! Firstly, young Ruann was an excellent guide. He took us right up to all the animals: giraffes, various buck, rhinos, wildebeest, zebras and ostriches... you name it. What we found great about the setup...

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Thank Ling Ling H
London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 12, 2016 via mobile

My friends and I went to this nature and game reserve,I felt completely excited and what a big let down hardly any animals no elephants no tigers and cheetah and lions are in enclosures to me it was like visiting a zoo other people generally liked it but when you have done the proper thing in kenya you know what...

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Thank jacquelinesusan77
Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed January 29, 2016 via mobile

The views are stunning - we stayed in the luxury self-catering cottages. However, the AC didn't work properly and when we plugged something into a socket the power kept on tripping. But overall still a great experience!

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Perth (Tasmania), Australia
Reviewed January 23, 2016

My husband and I stayed here and had a fantastic time. We first communicated by email and we received prompt replies. We were picked up from Cape Town International Airport by Paul. He took us to Buffelsfontein. We stayed 2 nights in chalet no. 1. It was a lovely chalet overlooking a waterhole. Sandy brought a basket of goodies for...

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Florida
Reviewed December 15, 2015

Only an hour from Cape Town, this nature reserve is privately-owned and has a lovely swimming pool, clean and big individual cabins, and a large lodge that is available for rent. The area is not large, but there are giraffe, a pair of rhinocerus, gazelles of several sorts, zebra, and assorted other mammals. The big cats are behind fences so...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
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  • Pool
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Buffelsfontein

Address: P.O. Box 116 | Darling, Darling 7345, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Darling
Number of rooms: 50
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“the luxury chalets or the one big house”
 of 5 bubbles igmarp, Sep 12, 2016 | Read review
“Choice is individual cabin, motel room, or large family lodge. All rooms surrounded by free-roaming animals.”
 of 5 bubbles 477angelk, Dec 15, 2015 | Read review
“Stayed in the luxury chalet number 2, had a good view of the natural spring.”
 of 5 bubbles 100ingridw, Feb 22, 2015 | Read review
“We had Cottage number 2 which had a good view out over the waterhole - from the bed. This heped us to spot the giraffes wandering along the hill opposite in the early morning.”
 of 5 bubbles SFED, Feb 2, 2015 | Read review
“We stayed in the self catering chalets and there was little difference between them. All rooms attempt to make the most of views of the park.”
 of 5 bubbles Martins28, Jan 15, 2015 | Read review
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