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Buffelsdrift Game Lodge
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Reviewed December 15, 2006

We had booked a Garden Tour with Vacation Boulevard of Cape Town. They had organised a personal guide who also was our driver for a 6 day tour. We were picked up from our location at Gordons Bay near Cape Town and after a days travelling throught superb country we arrive at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge near Oudtshoorn for a 2 night stay. Its only been open for 14 months but has all the promise of being a special place. The Reception area with its bar and restaurant were superb and the tented accommodation close to the lake are really quite outstanding. We had a superb evening meal, part of the deal, and retired to our tent (see pics) to be awakened in the early morning to a sight of Hippos in the lake and Spring boks and Zebra down by the lake. We were booked for an early morning Game drive so at 7.00am my Wife and I plus our guide spent 2 hours being taken around their 1500 hectare site. We saw Giraffe, wildebest. zebra spring bok, loads of bird life but failed to find the Rhino. But our Game Guide was very knowledgeable, gave us loads of information about the site and delivered a good coffee at the high point of our journey. We returned to the lodge where we had a very good breakfast and then went to feed the Elephants. They have 3 young ones around 4 year old and they were a delight. It was a close contact and one that we would continue on the 2 nd morning of our stay. The rest of the day we spent in the Mountains around Swartberg Pass and they are quite magnificent with an afternoon trip round the Cango caves which are well worth the visit. Another very good meal at Buffelsdrift saw 2 very tired but happy people being lulled to sleep with the sounds of S Africa around us. The following morning after another good breakfast we did the Elephant walk. This is an hour plus stroll into the bush with these lovely animals. my Wife fell in love with them enjoying every minute of this special experience. Whilst the Game drive lacked the sights of the big 5 etc we found the whole experience of Buffesdrift to be special. They are new but will improve their game range but as we were to discover later on our 3 week holiday to South Africa you cannot guarantee seeing al the animals. All in all a very good experience and well recommended. It was luxury in the bush. We booked through Vacation Boulevard [--] and were looked after by Cheryl and Rosemary. Our Tour Guide was Graham. Contact at [--]

  • Stayed: November 2006, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 25, 2006

This is a new game lodge just outside Oudtshoorn en route to the Cango caves. I stayed here earlier this month as they were running a superb special offer which compared very favourably with other lodges in the area.
I thoroughly recommend the fabulous tented accommodation - go for the superior rooms which are right on the edge of the lake. This is NOT the place if you want a safari with lots of big cats - there aren't any - in any case, if you're in the Western Cape that's unlikely to be your priority. However, it is surrounded by beautiful fynbos, it's easy to get to, and the service is excellent.
It's also possible to go just for a game drive or a drink / meal if you fancy whiling away a couple of hours in an idyllic setting.

  • Stayed: September 2006
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  • Stayed: April 2018, traveled as a couple
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Stayed: August 2017, traveled with family
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  • Stayed: March 2018, traveled with family
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