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Buffelsdrift Game Lodge

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 8 November 2016

This was my 3rd stay here and it was as good as always. Great setting, good quality of food at affordable prices and very accommodating and knowledgeable staff. An absolute pleasure to visit and stay in the wonderful tented accommodation

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

Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback on your stay with us, and that you have chosen to visit us so many times! Nothing makes us happier than hearing that our friendly staff have been a highlight for you each time, and we hope that this visit will not be your last! We look forward to seeing you again...

Oudtshoorn
Reviewed 8 November 2016

From the time we arrived at the Lodge we were given a very warm welcome. Check in was very easy and staff very friendly. The family tents are beautiful with a separate room for children. The bush and meerkat safari's are fantastic and the rangers are very knowledgeable.The elephant feeding too was very good, the 3 elephants are very well...

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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 with us at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge! It makes us so proud to see that there are only positive memories of your experiences to recall as you look back on your stay, from check in to check out. Our elephants love the attention from our guests, and we are...

Oudtshoorn
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Was aboslutly perfect even for a family consiting of first time visitors and an experienced "south african". Game drive was fun and filled with nicely presented informations, all staff were putting their hearts into their work which was felt all the way and made it picture perfect.

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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 with us, we are so pleased to hear that you have enjoyed the unique "glamping" experience we offer at Buffelsdrift :) We are also happy to hear that our wonderful staff have been a highlight for you as you look back on your stay. We hope that you...

Oudtshoorn
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Our family just spend a Wonderfull weekend ar Buffelsdrift. The very first moment we arrived we noticed the possitve energy from the friendly staff, we felt at "home" immediatly!! The whole reserve is well oiled and apart from all the wonderfull activities and the beautiful landscape, every staff member seems to be sharing an common vision of great attitude. The...

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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, nothing makes us happier than hearing that our guests were made to feel right at home! Thank you for making special mention of our wonderful staff and service throughout your stay, as friendly excellent service is something we pride ourselves on at Buffelsdrift. We...

Durbanville, South Africa
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Our third time at Buffelsdrift and by far one of our favourite places in the world. Once again a special treat to lie in your bed and to hear the hippo's so close to you and to wake to the sound of singing birds. The spa is an absolute must. Soon we shall be back.

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

Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback, we are honored to hear that you have been back to visit so many times and that you still enjoy the experience! Our spa is the perfect spot to relax and rejuvenate during your stay, and we have to agree that there is nothing better than our hippos singing our guests to...

Oudtshoorn
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Very nice facilities and friendly staff. Restaurant menu could offer a little more variety, but nonetheless what's on offer tastes great and is served by friendly staff. Facilities well kept. Elephant excursion a must!

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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, we are pleased to hear positive feedback on the unique experiences we are so proud to offer. Our elephant excursions are definitely a favorite with our guests, and we are always pleased to hear that it has been a highlight for our guests as they look back on...

Oudtshoorn
Reviewed 27 October 2016

The team need commending on their customer service as well as their pleasant demeanour. On this trip we've stayed at numerous resorts where the staff attitude was one of entitlement. This was definitely not the case at Buffelsdrift. The lady that collected us at the car park set the tone for our stay, her attitude and approach to customer service...

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

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to review us. We really appreciate your wonderful compliments and feedback. We are proud to hear that we could be a part of creating a memorable trip for you! We put the utmost pride into our making sure that our guests enjoy themselves, as our reviews lay testament to, and we're so...

Oudtshoorn
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Buffelsdrift is a great place to stay for more than one day, it's a beautiful place with great staff and great service . We stayed in the upgrading tents right on the lake it was awesome. We had half board so diner was included and the choice of food was great. Good wines to.

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

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We appreciate that you have made special mention of our incredible staff, as excellent service is something we pride ourselves on at our lodge. We hope that you will be back to visit us again soon, and we wish you all the best and safe travels until next time.

Oudtshoorn
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Its very beatifull and we have seen so many animals. Sleeping in a Tent is a noch ce experiance. You can even heat the tent. Take a douche and you will like it. Very nice people and a very good Restaurant.

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

Hi there, thank you so much for the wonderful compliments and great feedback. We really appreciate our guests taking the time to share their experience with us. We hope that we will have the pleasure of seeing you again in future, and we wish you all the best on your future travels!

Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Unfortunately, we spend only one night on the way through to Cape Town. We did enjoy the relaxed ambience, top service and the unique setting of Buffeldrift Game Lodge. Should be ever have a chance to be back in South Africa, this would be a one week stop. THANK YOU for a wonderful time

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Buffelsdrift, Owner at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for making us part of your travels, and for sharing your experience with us in such a wonderful review. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to South Africa, hopefully for a little longer next time, to experience more of the magic our special place has to offer! Best wishes until next time,...

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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: $189 - $293 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Buffelsdrift Game Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 29
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“In summer check in no later than 14.30 so you maximise your visit and can take the 3pm game drive.”
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“water or dam front tents”
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“Had a waterfront tent - got to sit and watch the hippos play!”
Lpk1119, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Beside the water is great ,but some people may be disturbed by the noise from the birds.”
jcjohnston43, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a tent by the lake as close as possible to the reception building.”
mlx11, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
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