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Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant

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Cango Caves Rd, Buffelsdrift Game Lodge, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
+27 44 272 0000
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07:00 - 22:00
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Cape Town, South Africa
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had breakfadt here before our morning Bush Safari. They did all the basics very well - bacon, eggs, toast, fresh fruit, yoghurt. The coffee qas good and the mini pastries were a nice touch as well.

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Thank Yvette W
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a day of sight seeing we stopped at Buffelsdrift for a meal...we are so glad we did! One of the waiters suggested that we sit in the chapel overlooking the watering hole, so we had a great view. The food was delicious - my husband had the venison burger and I had a vegetarian pasta. Staff were very friendly.... More 

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Thank Eljayy
Buffelsdrift, General Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your dining experience with us, it warms our hearts to hear that you have enjoyed both the breathtaking views and the meals prepared for you during your visit - these are the things that make our restaurant to special. Thank you for making special mention of our wonderful staff too.... More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Brilliant setting and even better food. We all at the burger and thoroughly enjoyed it. One of the better burgers I've eaten. After eating at all the top burger restaurants in Cape Town, I didn't expect much from Buffelsdrift, but man was I wrong. Will definitely be back for more. Even with the dam only half full,the view from the... More 

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Thank Sean C
Buffelsdrift, General Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback! We are so happy to hear that you have enjoyed the incredible views from our deck and that you were satisfied with your meals too. We hope that we will have the pleasure of seeing you again soon! More 

Rugeley, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Buffelsdrift is wonderfully situated. The views from the restaurant are beautiful. The food and service is very good with some interesting steaks to be had. I have dined there on three occasions over the last five years and I have never been disappointed. It's quite something to eat your meal while elephants stroll down to the water and baby kudus... More 

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Thank renshicook
Buffelsdrift, General Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback! We are thrilled to hear that you have enjoyed the unique dining experience in Oudtshoorn and that the views from our restaurant have been a highlight for you. We hope that we will have the pleasure of seeing you again soon! More 

St Albans, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I came here this evening after strong recommendations from friends. We arrived early evening as advised and the setting overlooking a waterhole was truly amazing, sadly not so the food ! We both selected differing starters which were fine & As both our friends and the waitress advised we chose the ostrich steak, when it arrived both... More 

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1 Thank Jeff T
Buffelsdrift, General Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your dining experience with us at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge. While we are sad to hear that you have not received the standard of service or quality of food served that we pride ourselves on at the lodge, we appreciate that you have taken the time to bring this to our... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful experience. The sundowners game drive great. The two ladies that took us out on the drive were amazing.

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Thank 579annettel
Buffelsdrift, Owner at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback on your game drive experience! We will be sure to pass on your positive comments to our rangers. We hope that we will have the pleasure of seeing you again soon! Best wishes, The Buffelsdrift Team. More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a Sunday for lunch. Wasn't very busy. A hot day but pleasant on the patio under an umbrella with a cool breeze. Beautiful setting overlooking a waterhole. Nicely put together menu with good options. Had the Beef fillet served on a polenta cake with mushroom duxelle served with a house side salad. The food was exceptional and beautifully... More 

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Thank GrantSeeds
Buffelsdrift, General Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review and recommendation! As happy as we are to hear that you have enjoyed the unique dining experience we offer at our restaurant, please accept our apologies for the lack of service towards the end of your visit. We hope that we will have the pleasure of seeing you again soon to experience... More 

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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A Safari experience, close to Oudtshoorn. Allows you to take in Elephants, Zebra, Hippos, Giraffes, and Rhinos to name a few. Likes- - Very knowledgeable guides - You will be taken around the park in Safari trucks/4WDs - Lots of amazing animals to see (if you can find them, so keep your eyes glued) - Half way through your tour,... More 

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Thank Tony J
Buffelsdrift, General Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience with us at Buffelsdrift, we are grateful for your feedback on what we are doing right and where you feel we need to improve in future. We are pleased to hear that you have enjoyed the safari experience we offer, this is a great way to explore the... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great place to sit on the deck and see birds and animals while you eat or drink food ok not brilliant second time we have been there food mediocre service very slow both times spoils a great place won't rush back

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1 Thank stewarts366
Buffelsdrift, General Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are sad to hear that you were disappointed with our service on your last visit, please accept our apologies. We hope that you will be back again soon to experience the 4star quality and service Buffelsdrift Game Lodge is known for. Best wishes, The Buffelsdrift Team. More 

Bloemfontein, South Africa
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped for a coffee on the way to the caves. Lovely setting around the Dam. Lucky enough to see the elephant walking tour. The breakfast buffet did look good with lots of fresh fruit.

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Thank Staci K
Buffelsdrift, General Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to visit while you were in the area, we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the beautiful views from our deck at the restaurant as it does give a wonderful view of our wildlife. We hope that you will be back to visit us again soon for a little longer next time. Best wishes, The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$18
Cuisine
African, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 22:00
Monday
07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cango Caves Rd, Buffelsdrift Game Lodge, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Oudtshoorn
  • Phone Number: +27 44 272 0000
Description
Buffelsdrift Game Lodge's A la Carte Restaurant offers local Karoo cuisine with the perfect atmosphere to enjoy while listening to the hippos playing in the water. The surrounding wooden deck overlooking the 5 hectare natural waterhole makes it the perfect place to enjoy a cocktail while watching the sunset over the hills. During the cold winter months a huge fireplace offers a cosy alternative and as accompaniment, our wine selection consists of some of the best award-winning wines on Route 62. Guests can make reservations for our Buffet Breakfast from 07:00 - 11:00 and for Lunch and Dinner from our A la Carte Menu from 11:00 - 22:00. With all the zesty products, facilities and amenities under one roof, Buffelsdrift Game Lodge is the ideal choice for all corporate functions, events, weddings, celebrations, seminars & team building. It also has a grand piano as prominent feature. A unique bush veld experience in the heart of the Klein Karoo.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?