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Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant

) #2 of 32 Restaurants in Oudtshoorn $$ - $$$, African, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Cango Caves Rd, Buffelsdrift Game Lodge, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
+27 44 272 0000
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
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African, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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$$ - $$$
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Cango Caves Rd, Buffelsdrift Game Lodge, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
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Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile

We were booked a table for dinner by our host at Africamps. The restaurant is in a beautiful setting overlooking a lagoon - The menu had great options although the chefs are not flexible about leaving off or changing your order slightly. It came as...More

Thank 380larad
Buffelsdrift, Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for making us part of your travels! And even more so for taking the time to share such a lovely review on your experience with us :) We are so happy to hear that the views, service food (and dessert, of...More

Reviewed January 7, 2016

This is an excellent place for dinner if you are in the area. Book on the deck as close to the water as possible. Service was wonderful and the food was brilliant. Try the babotie. YumMore

Thank Bronwen1958
Buffelsdrift, Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for making us one of your stops during your travels, and for the beautiful review of your experience at our restaurant :) We hope that you will be able to stay with us in future, and take full advantage of all...More

Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

I don't think I have ever had a meal in such an amazing location over the water, with lightning over the distant hills, and a sunset good enough to eat in itself! Great food, friendly staff. Recommended.More

Thank UJG
Buffelsdrift, Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much not only for choosing Buffelsdrift, but for taking the time to share your experience with us in such a lovely review :) We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to our restaurant, and that the food, views...More

Reviewed January 5, 2016

Don't miss out on the Meer Kat early morning drive it really was worth it and learned so much about them and their routine. Fallen in love with Meer Kats. Not for people who lack patience. and don't miss out on the game drive! its...More

Thank Hellen & Angelo H
Buffelsdrift, Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review of your experience at Buffelsdrift, and even more so for taking full advantage of the exciting game drives we offer! The game drives really do complete the Buffelsdrift experience. The Meerkats are always a favorite, and we...More

Reviewed January 4, 2016

We had a lovely time, very relaxed and good service. Quality food and reasonably priced. Well worth the visit!More

Thank adrea280
Buffelsdrift, Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with us at the Buffelsdrift restaurant, and for your recommendation! We would love to have you visit again in future, and spoil yourselves with the many onsite activities available onsite :) Thank you again and we wish you all...More

Reviewed January 4, 2016

The site is beautiful, quiet and serene. The 4 star tent lodging along the lake gives you easy viewing of hippos, ducks, giraffe and elephants. The staff is kind and helpful. The restaurant menu for dinner and breakfast is delicious. Star gazing with a pro...More

Thank SCF3128
Buffelsdrift, Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your beautiful review of your experience with us! We have only recently offered the star gazing experiences, and the positive feedback has been overwhelming! We are so happy it is one of the highlights of your visit :) Thank you for your...More

Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

We came across Buffelsdrift by accident on our way to our hotel and we were really pleased with the visit. There is an outside deck with a beautiful view of the game farm. The staff is friendly and the seevice is excellent. We ordered the...More

Thank Lynne654321
Buffelsdrift, Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much not only for taking the time to review your experience with us, but for choosing to make a stop at the lodge during your travels :) We are so happy to hear that you have enjoyed your time with us, and...More

Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

We visited for the sundowner tour and we loved every minute of it. Our guide Armando was informative and passionate about the well being of the animals. He was very flexible and accommodating and we enjoyed our 'platter' of cold meats and cheeses provided which...More

Thank MagdaDeonTheo
Buffelsdrift, Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to send our such positive feedback of your experience with us :) We really do appreciate it! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us, and to hear that you have made...More

Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Drive lasts 2 hours and is too short to see most of the reserve. Hence, chances to spot certain animals are not too big (e.g. buffalo, giraffe). Guide was really good and knowledgeable.More

Thank petersuperior
Buffelsdrift, Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us at Buffelsdrift. We apologize if our animals were not visible on the day of your game drive, they choose when they would like to socialize :) We hope you will be able to...More

Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Nice place but The food was not good. It looks a little bit not clean . The service was slow . O wont recomend it or come back againMore

2  Thank Palleroc
Buffelsdrift, Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. It is unfortunate that you did not get to experience our restaurant for the 4 star quality it is known for. We humbly apologise and the Food & Beverage Manager has already been informed. We hope to welcome...More

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familybrown176
How far are you from the local airport at Oudtshoorn - we will be flying in from George with our son next week and would love to come for lunch - can a taxi also be arranged for the return trip to Aerodrome. Sue Brown
June 30, 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$6 - $18
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cango Caves Rd, Buffelsdrift Game Lodge, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Oudtshoorn
  • Phone Number: +27 44 272 0000
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Description
Buffelsdrift Game Lodge's A la Carte Restaurant offers local Karoo cuisine with the perfect atmosphere to enjoy while listening to the hippos playing in the water. The surrounding wooden deck overlooking the 5 hectare natural waterhole makes it the perfect place to enjoy a cocktail while watching the sunset over the hills. During the cold winter months a huge fireplace offers a cosy alternative and as accompaniment, our wine selection consists of some of the best award-winning wines on Route 62. Guests can make reservations for our Buffet Breakfast from 07:00 - 11:00 and for Lunch and Dinner from our A la Carte Menu from 11:00 - 22:00. With all the zesty products, facilities and amenities under one roof, Buffelsdrift Game Lodge is the ideal choice for all corporate functions, events, weddings, celebrations, seminars & team building. It also has a grand piano as prominent feature. A unique bush veld experience in the heart of the Klein Karoo.