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Oudtshoorn
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very nice trip, it was an experience! It is really worth the money: great animals, very friendly staff and a nice place to be. Next time we will spend almost a night here, this time we unfortunately had time for a short stay...

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Basel, Switzerland
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One of the best and realest "wildlife in your front yard" experiences in South Africa. Facilities even improving from year to year. Definitely going to make this a recurring trip every time I visit RSA!

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

We came for a quick visit. Needles to say, when driving into lodge a thunderstorm and halestorm was on us... after 29 minutes in the car we good take a run, still in running rain towards reception. Thank you to the staff for the wonderfull way you helped everyone and handled this situation#kleinkaroo

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Cheshire
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is just amazing. We dined here twice during our Oudtshoorn stay this year as we have done on previous visits. The situation overlooking the dam is just beautiful and this year we were lucky enough to see the hippos several times on their way in or out of the dam. The food and service are first class and...

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Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We enjoyed being with you very much. tent was unique. breakfast was fine. Dinner not so much/ The whole place is different and really spoiling/ Staff is very nice and welcoming, Will recommend. Naomi & Yair

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Buffelsdrift, General Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay with us at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge, we are so pleased to hear that you have enjoyed the unique experience of sleeping in one of our luxury tents. We appreciate your recommendation, and we hope that you will be back to visit again soon to experience more of what...

Wilderness, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for 3 nights as our niece was married at Buffelsdrift on the Saturday. It was the best wedding we have ever been to. The staff, tents, food, safari, location were all absolutely perfect. The wedding went without a hitch and we all ate, drank and danced until the early hours. We would definitely recommend Buffelsdrift and will...

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Buffelsdrift, General Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are so grateful to be part of the memories of such a special occassiion for the happy couple, and we wish them all the best on their new and exciting chapter! We strive to provide a wedding experience that allows our guests to sit back, relax and enjoy the day without...

Epe, The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a beautiful Luxury tent at the lake. We did the bush safari with the stunning viewPoint. We saw giraf, hippo's, springbok. And the next Morning we saw the buffelo's. Diner and breakfast was good!

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Buffelsdrift, General Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge, we are so happy to hear that there are only positive memories to recall as you look back on your stay with us. The bush safaris are truly a wonderful opportunity to see our animals upclose. Thank you for making special mention of our...

Weissach, Germany
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful views and antilopes as visitors in the camp Great sunset drive with a lot of game sightings Luxury tent for best sleep ever (for those who don't mind the birds noise) Excellent restaurant and wonderful wines Lovely and friendly staff

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Buffelsdrift, General Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review, we are thrilled to hear that you have enjoyed the unique accommodation experience of our luxury waterfront tents during your stay. The views these tents offer truly are an experience on its own. It warms our hearts to hear that our wonderful staff and service have been a highlight as you look...

Oudtshoorn
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a wonderful couple of days at Buffelsdrift game lodge. Food great, service good, would of preferred a tent with a door, but the one we had was great. Loved the elephant feeding and bush safari. Visit was to short, but if prices were lower could of extended the trip. A little noisey at night but you can't control the...

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Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay with us at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge. We are pleased to hear that you have enjoyed the unique experience we offer and that you were satisfied with your tented accommodation. We hope that we will have the pleasure of having you stay a little longer next time. Best wishes,...

Reviewed 1 week ago

Very luxury tent, friedly staff and a very intersting safari. Feeding the elephants was another highlight at our stay at the Buffelsfrift Game Lodge. We hope we can come back once again at thisgreat place.

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Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge, we are so happy to hear that you have enjoyed the unique experience we offer in the area. Thank you for making special mention of our wonderful staff too. We are thrilled to hear that the elephant interaction has been a highlight for you...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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 

Additional Information about Buffelsdrift Game Lodge

Address: Cango Caves Road | P.O.Box 268, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Oudtshoorn
Price Range: RM709 - RM1,382 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Buffelsdrift Game Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 29
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“Ask for a tent by the lake as close as possible to the reception building.”
 of 5 bubbles mlx11, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Tents close to the waterhole has the best views! The birds are noisy, but that's all part of the experience.”
 of 5 bubbles hannetjier, 3 Feb 2017 | Read review
“luxury waterfront are great , overlooking the dam”
 of 5 bubbles petra974, 13 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Take a lakeside hut for the views. Sunsets and hippos and elephants..............”
 of 5 bubbles Lynette194, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Tents on Water/Lake are most sought after and furthest away from Main "set up"”
 of 5 bubbles 634glennm, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
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