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Buffelsdrift Game Lodge - Activities

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Cango Caves Road, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
+27 44 272 0000
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Buffelsdrift Game Lodge is situated only 6.5km outside Oudtshoorn en route to the Cango Caves. At the Lodge you will find pristine Bushveld, lush vegetation and a 5ha dam with hippos and more than 217 bird species. We offer luxury air-conditioned tented en-suite accommodation with an excellent A la Carte Restaurant. Trained guides will escort guests on a bush safari (game drive) in an open game viewing vehicle, with a refreshment stop at one of the lookout points. More than 20 species of animals can be seen on the bush safaris, some of which are buffalo, rhino, giraffe and many more. Other activities consist of horseback safaris and elephant excursions (feeding, walking and riding). An unique bush veld experience in the heart of the Klein Karoo.
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Cango Caves Road, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went just for lunch. The setting alone puts this far ahead of any destination for a meal. The food is very good too however the chance to see hippos, kudu, springbok and other animals in there natural habitat while you eat makes this one of...More

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Buffelsdrift, Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge - Activities, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our setting and restaurant. We hope to welcome you back in the near future.

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Reviewed 25 February 2018

Booked the Summer Sundowner Safari for my wife and me a while in advance starting at 6pm. We turned up around 5.20pm, paid our ZAR1,200 for two and then waited in the lobby area overlooking the hippos in the lake prior to heading to meet...More

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Buffelsdrift, Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge - Activities, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2018

Thank you very much for your kind review and recommendation. It warms our heart to hear that you had a great experience at the sundowner. We hope to welcome you back in the near future.

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Reviewed 11 February 2018

If you really want to be spoiled - the Spa at this beautiful place is awesome - have been twice to the spa and both times watched the elephants swimming in the waterhole - the spa overlooks the water hole - the treatments are thorough...More

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Buffelsdrift, Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge - Activities, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2018

Thank you very much for your review. We are glad to hear that you had a great spa day at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge. We hope to welcome you back in the near future.

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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

6:00 am and currently lying in bed in our “tent” with the front door open, listening to the dawn chorus - I could just end with that but I’d be doing an injustice to Lew our game driver yesterday afternoon and Morgan our waiter last...More

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Buffelsdrift, Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge - Activities, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2018

Thank you very much for your review. It warms our heart to hear that you had a great experience at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge. We hope to welcome you back in the near future.

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Reviewed 18 January 2018

My sister heard we were going to Oudtshoorn and insisted we take our son to do an elephant encounter at Buffelsdrift. Boy were we glad we listened to her! this truly was the highlight of our holiday. The elephants were majestic and loving and gave...More

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Buffelsdrift, Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge - Activities, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2018

Thank you very much for your review. We are very happy to hear that our Gentle Giants was the highlight of your holiday! We hope to welcome you back in the near future for another memorable experience.

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Although there are a myriad of things to do with kids in the town of Oudtshoorn and surrounds, this was probably the highlight of our trip, if your are that way inclined. Coming around the corner from the reception area, the first sight of majesty...More

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Buffelsdrift, Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge - Activities, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Thank you very much for your kind review. It warms our hearts to hear you had a memorable experience with our Gentle Giants. Our elephant handlers are definitely passionate about the elephants and their daily excursions with them. We hope to welcome you back in...More

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Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

We were on a garden route trip with hotspots2c and on the second day we did the elephant bush walk at buffelsdrift game lodge. It was an incredible experience to get to be so close to elephants, walk with them, feed them and hug them....More

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Buffelsdrift, Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge - Activities, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Thank you very much for your review. We are very happy to hear you had an unforgettable experience with our Gentle Giants. We hope to welcome you back in the near future.

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Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

We booked a feeding the elephants experience - it was a once in a lifetime experience to get up close to these elephants. Will never forget it.

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Buffelsdrift, Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge - Activities, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Thank you very much for taking the time to review our activities. It warms our hearts to hear you had an "Amazing Experience" with our Gentle Giants. We hope to welcome you back in the near future.

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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Early start but worth it Started with a cup of coffee then went off in trucks’ - only a short distance The meerkats were already up and about and ‘on duty’ Guide was informative re the lifestyle of the meerkats Only downside was the ve...More

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Buffelsdrift, General Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge - Activities, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Hello from The Buffelsdrift Team, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on the meerkat safari. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed the experience and were able to see them up and about. The meerkat safari really is a...More

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

We booked two experiences at Bufflesdrift. The first ,Walking with elephants was a fantastic experience to meet the elephants and touch them. These beautiful creatures were friendly and obviously used to interacting with humans. The guides were welcoming and knowledgeable. They showed both love respect...More

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Buffelsdrift, General Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge - Activities, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Hello from the Buffelsdrift Team, Thank you for sharing this beautiful review. It warms our hearts to hear that you had such memorable experiences with our elephants and the meerkats. Our elephants enjoys the interactions with the guests and we are happy that you received...More

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nvermaak
24 January 2017|
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Response from Buffelsdrift | Property representative |
Jammer dit duur so 30 minute waar jy aan die olifant kan raak en drukkies kan kry, jy leer meer oor die olifante en kan duisend fotos neem. Vriendelike Groete
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Marisa L
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Dear Marisa Thank you for your interest in Buffelsdrift Game Lodge. The elephant feeding is R270.00 per Adult and R150.00 per child including food to feed the elephants. Apologies about the online booking difficulties, we... More
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