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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
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“bobotie” (19 reviews)
“watering hole” (21 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll 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 6 days ago

On the way back from the cango caves we stopped by to get a drink. Not a decision I regret. The view was simply stunning and the staff very curtious.

Thank Saskia T
Buffelsdrift, Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great place for a meal and nature viewing (particularly for hippos). The tours offered are however incredibly pricey and you’d be best placed to explore some of the National Parks in the broader area.More

Thank tedwards33
Buffelsdrift, Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you very much for your review. There are no National Parks in our area. None of the tours which we offer are offered by any National Park in South Africa. The price of any of our excursions which are similar to those in the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just returned from enjoying a really nice dining experience at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge. It's a super location to dine overlooking a watering hole where you can see giraffe, hippopotamus and antelope from the comfort of your dining table. The food was excellent, particularly...More

Thank AlistairCoy
Buffelsdrift, Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your review and recommendation. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your dinner at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge. We hope to welcome you back in the near future.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just an incredible and amazing place. The food is awesome and the view just unbelievable and the service incredable. What an amazing experience.

Thank Jaco v
Buffelsdrift, Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your review. It warms our heart to hear that you had an amazing experience at the restaurant. We hope to welcome you back in the near future.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our dinner there. Food was quite good and very reasonably priced. Waiters were also very nice and even helped us to spot animals in the distance. And very likely that animals will saunter up near your table if you’re there for dinner. So...More

Thank Thecoconutrace
Buffelsdrift, Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the view and had a great experience at the restaurant. We hope to welcome you back in the near future.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our guest house hosts recommended lunch here and booked us a table (Gumtree Guesthouse). And we were not at all disappointed. While eating some of the best streak I have ever tasted, we saw the Hippos, Elephants and a Giraffe, all roaming wild around the...More

Thank sussexguy68
Buffelsdrift, Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review. It warms our heart to hear that you had a wonderful experience at our restaurant. We hope to welcome you back in the near future.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying at the Lodge, so we spent all night at the restaurant, trying all the different foods they had on offer, along with the amazing local wines. The service is excellent, and the location is really beautiful. Arrive just before sunset so you...More

Thank olakatherinep
Buffelsdrift, Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review and recommendation. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and the restaurant at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge. We hope to welcome you back in the near future.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is set in a great game reserve with a lovely view of s water hole with birds, hippos and other animals. Food was really nice! Service was rather slow and underwhelming.More

Thank Magda C
Buffelsdrift, Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the location and scenery of Buffelsdrift Game Lodge. We humbly apologize for the experience you had with the service at the restaurant. We hope to welcome you back in the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for 1 night and had dinner. The bobotie with venison mince was an all time favorite. So many of the guest mostly Germans order it. I had chicken which was tasty and well prepare. The apple tart with ice cream was great. The...More

Thank heineraudrey
Buffelsdrift, Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review. We are very happy to hear that your experience met your expectations. We hope to welcome you back in the near future.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came for dinner here. Despite the low level of water in the dam , we were able to watch the hippos wallowing in the water and a lot of various buck came to drink and there was much bird life, wonderful setting! The food...More

Thank Restless01
Buffelsdrift, Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review. It warms our hearts to hear you had a wonderful experience. We hope to welcome you back in the near future.

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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
Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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