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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 August 2016

I did the elephant walk one afternoon and it was an amazing experience to get so close to these magnificent creatures and get hugged by them - my T shirt still bears testament to their enthusiasm. So worth it. Then had some very relaxing spa treatments followed by a delicious dinner overlooking the watering hole. Just divine.

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us at Buffelsdrift, we are so pleased to hear that you have enjoyed the interactions with our gentle giants! they love the attention from our guests. We are so happy to hear that you have enjoyed a relaxing a experience at our spa too, the spa is our most...

Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful lodge. Tents are spacious, very comfortable. Even if we found warm blankets after the dinner, the nights were very cold. The kids enjoyed the view with hippos in the dam. And we were all very enthusiastic by the meerkats tour. It is just amazing to see such little fellows so close to the lodge. Food is good. Breakfast just...

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Hello from Buffelsdrift :) Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience with us, your positive feedback on every second of your stay makes us so proud! We are always so happy to read reviews about times like these, where the whole family has enjoyed the Buffelsdrift experience, this is something we work hard to achieve....

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Entered feeling very welcomed, nothing too much trouble. Stayed in one of the new tents. They are luxury tents with full facilities. Woke up to to Wilder reast, Impala, springbok raising, on the lawns between the lodges. Then the hippo's surfaced directly in front of the tent for a morning swim! After breakfast we took a safari trip around the...

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

Wow, what a wonderful review! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us, your positive feedback on every second of your stay makes us so proud, as nothing should ever be too much trouble when it comes to our guests. We hope that we will have the pleasure of seeing you again soon in...

Oudtshoorn
Reviewed 16 August 2016

This lodge was very well located, set in a beautyful surrounding at a lake with hippopotamus bathing in front of the restaurant and the tents. The tents were very comfy and also in winter warm enough. Very nice bush safari possible as well as elephant and merkat safaris. Dinner also very nice with beautyful view! Very nice!

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Thank you for sharing your experience with us in such a lovely review, we are so pleased to read only positive feedback on your stay with us! Nothing makes us happier than hearing that our guests have felt warm and comfortable with their accommodation, and we are just as happy to hear that you caught our hippos in action too!...

Oudtshoorn
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful and luxury game lodge. Lovely spa, best that I've been to. The ladies go above and beyond for the clients. Do yourselves a favor and visit this place. I went with a friend as day visitors and we were blown away by the hospitality and style. We went to have a look at the luxury accommodation tents and it...

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Hello from Buffelsdrift! Thank you so much for sharing your feedback with us in such a lovely review, we are so happy to hear that we have made such a wonderful impression :) Our spa and therapists go above and beyond to make sure that our guests feel well accommodated for, and we are always so grateful to hear when...

Clanwilliam
Reviewed 15 August 2016

You stay in a small nature reserve and have the option in spending some quality time with the "meerkats" and interact with 3 orphaned elephants. They also offer nature drives. Day visitors are welcome. Their restaurant’s food is very good. The Luxury Waterfront Tents have beautiful views over the dam - recommended.

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

Thank you so much for your lovely review and recommendation! We are so pleased to hear that your time with us has been memorable, and that everything from the accommodation to the food has contributed to that :) We wish you all the best and safe travels until we see you again soon!

Oudtshoorn
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Great place, great food and the most informative game drive ever with your guide, Gimel vd Linde. He was very knowledgeable, friendly and went out of his way to find what we wanted to see.. The staff were all friendly and helpful.

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Thank you so much for your lovely review, and for making special mention of the friendly faces that work at our special place - they work so hard to make sure that our guests are happy and having a great time, and we love hearing that this has been noted by our guests. We hope that we will have the...

Haifa
Reviewed 13 August 2016

This was an 'Out of Africa' (if you have seen the movie!) Wonderful experience in every way. We would particularly like to mention the unusual and original tented accommodation which had every comfort you could conceive of and yet gave a feeling that you were experiencing something other than a hotel room type feeling. Also special mention is deserving of...

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Hello from Buffelsdrift! Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience with us, we are so pleased to hear that you have enjoyed the experience of spending a night in our luxury tented accommodation - and that it has been an experience you will remember :) We appreciate that you have made special mention of the...

Stellenbosch, South Africa
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

The teenagers wanted to experience something different in Oudtshoorn and Buffelsdrift definitely delivered. They could have an intimate feeding experience with the three elephants and even accompanied them on a walk around the dam. Great experience!

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Thank you for your lovely review! We are happy to hear that they have enjoyed the interactions with our gentle giants, and that they have made these special and life-long memories with us at Buffelsdrift :) We hope that you will all be back soon for an overnight stay in our luxury tents, for more of the magic our lodge...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Stayed in Buffelsdrift in March 2016 just for 1 night but had a lovely relaxing game drive which enabled us to see 2 white Rhino up close and personal. Had a relaxing afternoon by the pool and a very enjoyable and tasty dinner in the restaurant that evening with excellent service. Sleeping under canvas was excellent. I won't call them...

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Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us in such a lovely review, we appreciate your positive feedback on every bit of your stay with us, and we are always happy to hear that our guests have received the excellent service we pride ourselves on at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge. We are also pleased to...

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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: $207 - $406 (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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