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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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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“bobotie” (13 reviews)
“watering hole” (20 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
African, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Food
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LOCATION
Cango Caves Rd, Buffelsdrift Game Lodge, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

During our recent garden route road trip I took my family of about 12 people to the Buffelsdrift restaurant for breakfast. As this restaurant is located on a game lodge, it is suitably themed and very well-kept! It has sweeping views around the game lodge,...More

Thank André M
Buffelsdrift, General Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello from The Buffelsdrift Team, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are so happy to hear that you have enjoyed your dining experience with us at Buffelsdrift. We strive to provide excellent service and food while our guests enjoy the beautiful views...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was surprisingly good. Freshly cooked, innovative and served without delay.Added to the experience is the beautiful setting, watching the hippos wallowing in the reducing water levels in the dam below. The tea served afterwards was luke warm though.More

Thank m0zchick
Buffelsdrift, General Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello from The Buffelsdrift Team, Thank you for sharing your experience at our Lodge's restaurant. We are happy to hear that you experienced good food and views of the hippos at the watering hole. We really take pride in providing our guests with the best...More

Reviewed 5 June 2017

We just went for a day trip and booked the safari vehicle that takes you off road. Saw a wide variety of antelopes, meerkats, the two rhino, giraffes and hippos. No big cats but a great experience and if you take the evening drive you...More

Thank johngU5398UA
Buffelsdrift, General Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

Hallo from The Buffelsdrift Team, Tahnk you for sharing your experience at our Lodge. We are happy to hear that you had a great experience on your game drive and were able to see the various wildlife here at our lodge. We really have a...More

Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

Excellent place in unwind with ones you love and admire the wonderful views accross the lake. Defineatly should be a visit for anyone in the area.More

Thank Peter M
Buffelsdrift, General Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

Hello from the Buffelsdrift Team, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us and for recommending us. We are very happy to hear that you could unwind here with us and that you experienced the wonderful views from our restaurant. The...More

Reviewed 1 June 2017

Really had a great vegetarian platter in a great setting with efficient service, and we are hoping to visit again.More

Thank gwynithr
Buffelsdrift, General Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

Hello from the Buffelsdrift Team, Thank you for taking the time to share this lovely review. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your food and were satisfied qwith the service. We really take pride in offering our guest the best standard food...More

Reviewed 31 May 2017

Passed by after the ostrich farm tour and hear great reviews on the sights. Was told at the gate is fully booked for dinner when we arrived at 530pm but green light for drinks. Upon arrival the place is almost empty given a few almost...More

Thank Ash L
Buffelsdrift, General Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

Hello from the Buffelsdrift Team, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are happy to hear that you had a good time at having drinks at our restaurant and that had a good view of the waterhole. Thank you for the feedback on...More

Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

We had a great weekend, excelent game drive with JJ as our guide, know the veld and learn alot about the animals on our drive. Thank you so much. Big thank you to Sune to take the time to have a cup of coffee with...More

1  Thank Philip T
Buffelsdrift, Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2017

Thank you very much for your kind review Philip and Adriana. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge. I hope to welcome you back in the near future for another Bush Safari with JJ and coffee with...More

Reviewed 20 May 2017

It is amazing to sit outside and have breakfast here. A good size breakfast buffet with special coffee like latte included.More

Thank M0nicaN0rway
Buffelsdrift, General Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

Hello from The Buffelsdrift Team, Thank you for taking the time to share this lovely review. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed our delicious breakfast and the views from our restaurant. Our breakfast really is a must. We hope that you have...More

Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Would highly recommend stopping here for a drink. Free entry and terrace overlooks large watering hole with great opportunities to spot hippos and elephants while enjoying a cold drink! Visited early afternoon in early May and was very quiet.More

Thank James_Clulow
Buffelsdrift, General Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2017

Hello from The Buffelsdrift Team, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us and for recommending us. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed the beautiful views at our restaurant. The views from our restaurant whilst enjoying a cold...More

Reviewed 9 May 2017

We reserved prior to our holiday and boy were we glad we did, on arrival at the entry gate a large sign showed the restaurant as closed for business, the security gate man explained that this was to deter non bookings arriving and whilst we...More

Thank DriverCheshire
Buffelsdrift, General Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2017

Hello from The Buffelsdrift Team, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your dining experience at Buffelsdrift and for recommending us. We are pleased to hear that you have enjoyed your food and the magical surroundings we offer at our restaurant. We...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$18
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, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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
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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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