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Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant

Cango Caves Rd, Buffelsdrift Game Lodge, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
+27 44 272 0000
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
CUISINES
African, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Cango Caves Rd, Buffelsdrift Game Lodge, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately the lodge did really match our expectations. On the surface it looked like it did on the box, but scratch deeper and the flaws started. We passed a pleasant - if oversized - meal on the deck while watching several hippo, some springbok and...More

Thank postscript65
Buffelsdrift, Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review. We humbly apologize that your experience did not meet your expectations. We hope to welcome you back to give you the real Buffelsdrift Game Lodge experience.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice food well worth the visit! It was really busy. Service could have been slightly faster! Though everyone was incredibly friendly

Thank LoveLife37631
Buffelsdrift, Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review. We are glad to hear that the restaurant was worth the visit. We hope to welcome you back in the near future.

Reviewed April 26, 2018

We didn't stay here but visited for dinner 1 night, enjoyed it so much that we tried to return for the 2nd night but sadly they were full so it's definitely worth booking a table in advance. It's a great restaurant - food & service...More

Thank awilliamsbsm
Buffelsdrift, Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2018

Thank you so much for your review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our setting and the restaurant. We hope to welcome you back in the near future.

Reviewed April 24, 2018 via mobile

Top end restaurant, food quality really good and setting even better, having dinner while watching wild animals in the watering hole was just special. Lovely views of the mountains during sunset. Very cheap for a top end restaurant quality. Would recommend the ostrich steak, just...More

Thank MiguelLuisFerreira
Buffelsdrift, Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2018

Thank you very much for your review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our restaurant and setting. We hope to welcome you back in the near future

Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

After the 36one mtb I asked my guesthouse owner to advise where to have a hearty breakfast. This were one of the best buffet breakfasts as all the food were clearly freshly prepared. Service were great and even the waiters are educated on the animal...More

Thank Leon C
Buffelsdrift, Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2018

Thank you very much for your kind review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our restaurant and meeting our gentle giants. We hope to welcome you back in the near future.

Reviewed April 16, 2018

We were lucky to sit and watch the hippos in the water while enjoying a lovely lunch. We all had a variety of dishes, fish, steaks etc and we all really enjoyed the food and the laid back feel of the restaurant.

Thank 1moray
Buffelsdrift, Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2018

Thank you very much for your review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the setting from the restaurant at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge. We hope to welcome you back in the near future.

Reviewed April 11, 2018

Lovely lodge for children to experience some game. It was a shame that they didnt make it clear that one doesnt get to see elephants on the bush safari (of which we paid for an extra morning one) - you have to pay seperately to...More

Thank Dawn L
Buffelsdrift, Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2018

Thank you very much for your review. We humbly apologize that we did not inform about our elephants and that you did not receive the 4 star service and quality that we are known for. We hope to welcome you back in the near future.

Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

Having Lunch , With three Hippos at the Foot basking in the sun: was spectacular And what about three elephants on a walk with tourists Surely this place should be on the bucket list of all and sundry I recommend to everybody,,,,,

Thank NoahRasy
Buffelsdrift, Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2018

Thank you so much for your kind review and recommendation. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our restaurant. We hope to welcome you back in the near future.

Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

We went there for supper on the recommendation of our host at our B&B and thought it was a great choice. The food was good and very reasonable for a private lodge. The service was great and we found it to be very relaxing watching...More

Thank 213donaldd
Buffelsdrift, Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2018

Thank you very much for your kind review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our restaurant. We hope to welcome you back in the near future.

Reviewed April 6, 2018

We had been recommended by friends to visit here for lunch, and it was a great recommendation! It wasn't that busy, so we got a nice table in the shade, overlooking the dam. Its a lovely view, and while you have lunch you can watch...More

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Buffelsdrift, Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2018

Thank you very much for your review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the restaurant and the setting. We hope to welcome you back in the near future.

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Response from Buffelsdrift | Property representative |
Thank you very much for your message. It depends on which package you book, we have five different packages which you can find on our website. Do not hesitate to contact me any further for information required.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$18
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Monday
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Thursday
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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
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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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