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Wilderness, South Africa
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Epe, The Netherlands
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Weissach, Germany
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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...

Stockport, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Book to ensure table with good view of dam! Beverages dear, food average but experience magical. We saw three hippos enter dam at one end and leave at another! Never seen anything like it before. Better value than our game drive.

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

Thank you for your lovely review, we are pleased to hear that you have enjoyed the unique dining experience we offer at our restaurant. We hope that you will be back to visit again soon and spend a night in one of our luxury tents at the dam. Best wishes until next time! The Buffelsdrift Team.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for one night as part of a motorbike trip. The accommodation had been arranged by the motorbike hire company. The package included supper, breakfast and a guided tour of the reserve. We had also separately booked massages in the spa. Our overall view is that the Game Lodge is a brilliant place to spend a night but,...

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Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge in such a lovely review. We appreciate your feedback on what you feel we are doing right and for your constructive feedback on where we are able to improve the service we provide. It warms our hearts to hear that you were...

Oudtshoorn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although I have to say that i wish for any wild animal to walk freely rather be in captivity, i have experienced the Elephant Feeding and Walk twice now. Firstly with my Dad for his birthday and again to take my 5 year old godchild. To say the least both experiences were touching, inspiring leaving me with a feeling of...

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Thank you so much for your beautiful review, your feedback warms our hearts as we truly do love our gentle giants. They are each so unique and have such wonderful personalities. Thank you for choosing to share this special experience with us all at Buffelsdrift, not once but twice, and we hope that this will not be the last. Until...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Accommodation at Buffelsdrift is in luxury tents - they've thought of everything so it's as good as a top hotel...and there's even good wifi! The setting is lovely with the restaurant/breakfast area overlooking a small lake where we saw hippos swimming. The food in the restaurant was great - we did a dinner/accommodation/breakfast/game drive package which was excellent value and...

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Hello from Buffelsdrift! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us in such a wonderful review, we are thrilled to hear that you have enjoyed all the little things that make our lodge so special. Thank you for your positive feedback on our restaurant and quality of food served too! We hope that we...

George, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely breakfast at the Buffelsdrift Game Lodge this morning. The food was great and the service was excellent! Breathtaking views! Great place to chill out in perfect comfort and tranquility. I would definitely recommend a bush safari in an open game vehicle as well as a "walk with an elephant" experience!

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Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience with us at Buffelsdrift, we are thrilled to hear that you have enjoyed both the game drives and the food served during your visit. Our elephant interactions truly are an incredible experience too, thank you for choosing to make these memories at our lodge! We hope that we...

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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 

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Address: Cango Caves Road | P.O.Box 268, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Oudtshoorn
Price Range: $204 - $402 (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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