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Buffelsdrift Game Lodge
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Reviewed February 19, 2013

If like us you didnt have time to go all the way out to kreuger.. this lodge was ideally located on the garden route..we found it by chance on our drive up to Knysna.. We saw all the animals they had on our early morning game drive.. They will be getting some big cats in the next few years which will complete the experience. We didnt stay at the lodge but ate there.. I had the best ostrich steak I ate in SA. really enjoyed the meal & staff/ game driver were very friendly!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 4, 2013

very nice mixture of outdoor leisure and pleasure !!

worth spending a night and enjoy the bush tour and elephants

staff is friendly and responsive .. food fits the place with nice wine

we stayed in tent on the waterfront .. after wake slip on the terrace in your sleeping gear and feel the easy sunny wake up on your body

Room Tip: just take the waterfront
  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Edward N
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Reviewed January 31, 2013

When we arrived at Buffelsdrift for a three-night stay, we were surprised by the level of detail that made our 'Tent' look like a 19th century safari experience. But of course with a twist: there is a bathtub, an outdoor shower (wonderful), air-conditioning and all this with the feel of a luxury safari. The sounds at night really added to that experience. For those who cannot sleep when listening to strange growls and noises: earplugs are provided.
We did the early morning bush safari and the sundowner. On both occasions we were accompanied by a friendly and knowledgeable guide. We learned a lot about the animal behavior and the different plant and tree species.

Room Tip: You can choose between a tent next to the lake, or a 'bush tent' located higher up the slope. We really enjoyed the bush tent, because you have a terrific overall view and are somewhat isolated which adds to the experience of a safari in a tent.
  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Henkvanl
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

We also visited this place on recommendation and were so pleased we did. Food excellent and service brilliant.We were fortunate to be celebrating our 25thanniversary while in SA and they treated us to the special dining area out on a platform over the water ( normally used for weddings ) We loved it so much that we are already planning another visit for early 2014.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank UkHarrypotter2010
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

We stayed in Buffelsdrift at the begining of January. The setting was beautiful, staff extermely friendly and helpful and we really enjoyed the game drive. However we stayed in tent number 9 by the lake and did not get one wink of sleep with the noise from the Geese that reside directly outside the tent... It was unberable..... It felt like they were sitting on my shoulder squaking in my ear all night..... If staying in Buffelsdrift request not to stay in WATERFRONT TENT NUMBER 9 or possibly any surrounding it if you want to enjoy a relaxing nights sleep...... We couldnt wait to leave and it was only for that reason otherwise its a lovely place...

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Buffelsdrift, Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2013

I would like to thank your sincerely for your feedback – as we really do appreciate our guests’ feedback.

We have contacted Cape Nature Conservation and they are currently busy with a plan to assist us with this. Please note that the geese are only this noisy during certain times of the year, but we would like to apologize for the noise though.

We are glad that you enjoyed the other parts of your stay and hope that we will see you again in the near future as I assure you the problem is being taken care of.

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