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Guildford, Surrey
Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

Our family of 6 stayed here for 2 nights as part of our SA tour. We booked and planned our stay in advance to ensure we could take part in all the activities we wanted. We added an additional morning safari with the very entertaining and informative JJ. The elephant experience was the highlight of the holiday. Walking brushing and...

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

Thank you so much for your lovely review, and even more so for choosing to make these memories with us at Buffelsdrift :) Our gentle giants are so loving, and they absolutely love the attention from our guests! We are so happy to hear that the activities have been a highlight, as this is something we are so so proud...

Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 April 2016

We had a lovely night at Buffelsdrift. The pool was a welcoming refresher for the whole family. The tent was spacious and luxurious. The views amazing. We did a morning game drive, we spotted rhino, giraffe, springboks and lots more. The ranger was informative and had interesting info... He clearly loves his job! We used the babysitting service so we...

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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, your feedback is greatly appreciated! We are always so happy to hear that our guests have found their stay at Buffelsdrift enjoyable, and most importantly, family friendly :) Thank you again for your positive feedback, and we hope that we will have the pleasure of seeing...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 April 2016

Had one night here and managed to fit in the elephant walk ( a must). They say this is a tented accommodation, wow this is true Glamping, stunning views over the waterhole watching the hippos bathe away. Slipper bath looking out over the water hole and a small pool with great views. Dinner was a delight and huge portions. Animals...

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

Thank you so much for your wonderful review on your experience with us, your positive feedback is greatly appreciated! We work hard to give our guests a unique, luxury outdoor experience, and we're always so happy to hear that this has been accomplished :) We're also so happy to hear that you have made time to interact and meet our...

Berne
Reviewed 14 April 2016

Here is a copy of the mail I wrote to the manager of Buffelsdrift: I very much enjoyed the 3 nights at Buffelsdrift, what a wonderful place ! The tents are so beautiful - very luxurious, with everything that you need and still very "african". The wind rustling through the tent, the sounds of the egyptian geese, the view over...

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

Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us in such a beautiful review, we are so grateful to hear that you have enjoyed making such special memories with us! We appreciate you taking the time to detail all of the highlights of your stay with us, and that you have taken the time to take part in some...

Cologne, Germany
Reviewed 13 April 2016

we had a waterfront tent and really enjoyed staying there with the water view (sometimes you can see the hippos), there is also a good restaurant. had a great sundowner tour. the prices for accomendation and tours are quite high, but it was worth it, as it is something special.

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Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge :) We are so pleased to hear that you have enjoyed the visit to our special place. Thank you for choosing to make these memories with us. We hope that we will have the pleasure of seeing you again in future! The Buffelsdrift Game...

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 April 2016

This afternoon out was practically perfect. We had a chance to walk with three young elephants in the most beautiful surroundings and learn about conservation. The staff were well informed and enthusiastic. Highly recommended.

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

Thank you so much for choosing to spoil your parents with a stay at Buffelsdrift! It is such a special occasion and we appreciate that you have chosen to spend this special time with us :) We are so pleased to hear that you and your family have enjoyed the time spent at the lodge, and that you have had...

Sudbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 April 2016

Really enjoyed my stay on 6 & 7 December 2015, organised by Natasha, Africa at Heart. Everything was just perfect. Loved meerkat safari which, due to cancellation of another large party, was just myself, Natasha, trainer guide and of course the gorgeous meerkats. Guide very knowledgable and met him several times as he also drove buggies transporting you to restaurant....

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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 with us! Nothing makes us happier than hearing guest feedback on the many experiences we are proud to offer, great to hear that you have enjoyed the safaris and elephant interactions! Our gentle giants love the attention :) So lovely to hear that you have enjoyed your experience...

London
Reviewed 6 April 2016

We loved this place. Easily the highlight of our recent family trip to South Africa and the Western Cape. We were travelling with a 1y old and a 3y old, as well as Granny - and all had a superb time. The luxury tents are amazing - easily the best "glamping" experience we have ever had, with gorgeous large bathrooms...

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Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay with us at Buffelsdrift! We are so happy to hear that you have enjoyed your time with us, and that the whole family could enjoy a holiday at our special place :) We apologize for any inconveniences that may have been caused by the service, however we are...

Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 6 April 2016

i booked this lodge as a gift for my parents 25th wedding day and we had an amazing stay. The tents are clean, nice and have a stunning view. The outdoor shower is amazing. the breakfast buffet has a big selection and the dinner is great as well. The lodge has a wunderful set-up and gives you an african safari...

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Thank you so much for choosing to spoil your parents with a stay at Buffelsdrift! It is such a special occasion and we appreciate that you have chosen to spend this special time with us :) We are so pleased to hear that you and your family have enjoyed the time spent at the lodge, and that you have had...

Gaborone, Botswana
Reviewed 6 April 2016

Large tents with views of the water hole. The outside area of our tent was a bit scrubby with thorn bushes along path.Helpful staff and good food though slow service as the resort was busy. Convenient position out of busy town with plenty to do in the area.

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Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience with us at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge, we are so pleased to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us! We hope that we will have the pleasure of seeing you again soon :)

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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  • Spa
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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: $244 - $420 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Buffelsdrift Game Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 29
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“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
“Rooms are all good and you can hear the animals as it should be in a reserve.”
 of 5 bubbles Morris014, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Only downfall is that the air conditioning is load at night.”
 of 5 bubbles 655erikap, 16 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Try for a lake front room as you get a deck to sit and watch the hippos from”
 of 5 bubbles 68liviam, 22 Jul 2016 | Read review
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