This game lodge combines a central restaurant, bar, lounge, curio shop and reception with about 25 high end tented accomodation that are the equivalent of 4 or 5 star hotel rooms. Hard wood flloors, large bath, open shower, comfortable beds, air conditioner all within a large tented structure.
The game drive was interesting and we saw most expected wild life including a lonely rhino, giraffes, gnus, springboks, waterbuck etc. Missed the buffalo. Food in the restaurant was good with excellent service. My ostrich fillet was tough but that happens.
Excellent service with golf carts to run you out to your tents and to the parking area. Another example of excellent service was that when we were having breakfast on the balcony we saw a large turtle and big carp fish around where we were sitting. When we discussed this with our waitress she volunteered to bring some chopped up bread for us to feed the fish, weaver birds and turtles. Fun!
One minor complaint is that when we checked in we were asked if we wanted to go on a game drive in the evening and in the morning but we were not told that there was an extra charge. We would have agreed to the charge but it would have been good to know. We thought it was in the package. Always good to be clear.
So it is not cheap, no South Africans to be seen mostly northern Europeans especially Germans enjoying the atmsophere. But a memorable experience
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Buffelsdrift Game Hotel Oudtshoorn