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Oudtshoorn
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Great place, great food and the most informative game drive ever with your guide, Gimel vd Linde. He was very knowledgeable, friendly and went out of his way to find what we wanted to see.. The staff were all friendly and helpful.

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

Thank you so much for your lovely review, and for making special mention of the friendly faces that work at our special place - they work so hard to make sure that our guests are happy and having a great time, and we love hearing that this has been noted by our guests. We hope that we will have the...

Haifa
Reviewed 13 August 2016

This was an 'Out of Africa' (if you have seen the movie!) Wonderful experience in every way. We would particularly like to mention the unusual and original tented accommodation which had every comfort you could conceive of and yet gave a feeling that you were experiencing something other than a hotel room type feeling. Also special mention is deserving of...

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Hello from Buffelsdrift! Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience with us, we are so pleased to hear that you have enjoyed the experience of spending a night in our luxury tented accommodation - and that it has been an experience you will remember :) We appreciate that you have made special mention of the...

Stellenbosch, South Africa
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

The teenagers wanted to experience something different in Oudtshoorn and Buffelsdrift definitely delivered. They could have an intimate feeding experience with the three elephants and even accompanied them on a walk around the dam. Great experience!

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Thank you for your lovely review! We are happy to hear that they have enjoyed the interactions with our gentle giants, and that they have made these special and life-long memories with us at Buffelsdrift :) We hope that you will all be back soon for an overnight stay in our luxury tents, for more of the magic our lodge...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Stayed in Buffelsdrift in March 2016 just for 1 night but had a lovely relaxing game drive which enabled us to see 2 white Rhino up close and personal. Had a relaxing afternoon by the pool and a very enjoyable and tasty dinner in the restaurant that evening with excellent service. Sleeping under canvas was excellent. I won't call them...

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Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us in such a lovely review, we appreciate your positive feedback on every bit of your stay with us, and we are always happy to hear that our guests have received the excellent service we pride ourselves on at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge. We are also pleased to...

Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

We knew this would have been a special stay, and it surely was. The place is amazing, we had the chance to see some hippos and an amazing sunset. The rooms are big, a little dark, but very comfortable and equipped with everything you need. Staff very nice and helpful. Even though we only had b&b (breakfast is nice with...

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Hello from Buffelsdrift! Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay with us, we are so happy that you have received the standard of service we pride ourselves on at the lodge, and our friendly staff have been a highlight of your experience :) We strive to make sure our guests have a special stay! We...

Oudtshoorn
Reviewed 1 August 2016

overall a very good experience, from arrival to check out there was nothing that we could fault. The staff were extremely friendly and efficient. The accommodation was exceptional, sall things the aircon was put on to heat the tent while we were having dinner!!

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Thank you so much for taking the time to share your lovely review, we are so pleased to hear that you have received the excellent service and luxury lodging that we pride ourselves on at Buffelsdrift :) We hope that we will have the pleasure of seeing you again soon for another luxury outdoor experience!

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Great location, we had dinner at the restaurant on our first night and it was very nice. Our meals were well prepared and enjoyable. The game drive at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge was a highlight for us, we have been on many game drives before at other resorts, we found the staff very helpful and knowledgeable. I can recommend this as...

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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 and that you have taken advantage of the activities we offer at the lodge. Our game drives are popular with our guests, and we are happy to hear that this...

Oudtshoorn
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Very good for a romantic weekend away and close enough for a weekend get away. Very comfortable and cozy. I would defenately recommend this to friends. Would be very happy to return in future. The surrounding area has a lot to offer if you want to explore more

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Thank you very much for your lovely review on your stay with us, we are always so happy to hear that our guests have enjoyed the Buffelsdrift experience - where luxury accommodation meets the outdoors :) We look forward to seeing you again in future, and we wish you safe travels until we can spoil you both again next time!

Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We spent 1 day and 1 night in the lodge. The service quality is approximate, the rooms (tents) are not luxury with a lot a bocken items (safe, doors, ...) The dinner we had at the restaurant was the kind of food you have in cantines or in very touristic places - not tasty, plenty of food to compensate the...

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Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us at Buffelsdrift. This is a game Lodge and the animals are free roaming. There are 22 different species of wild animals. Sad that you did not get to see the majority on your bush safari. Our service, food and facilities are regarded as top of the range by...

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Buffelsdrift game lodge is really a must visit whether you are local or international. With having the wild life on your doorstep surrounded by picturesque scenery and glamping in the bushveld makes for a perfect getaway, be it family, romance or friends. The tents are situated in such a way you would feel like you are in your own haven....

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Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us in such a wonderful review. Nothing makes us happier than hearing that you and your family have enjoyed every part of your stay with us, and that you have taken full advantage of all the exciting opportunities to interact with our incredible wildlife. We appreciate your...

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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: ₹ 10,619 - ₹ 20,700 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Buffelsdrift Game Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 29
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“Ask for a tent by the lake as close as possible to the reception building.”
 of 5 bubbles mlx11, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Tents close to the waterhole has the best views! The birds are noisy, but that's all part of the experience.”
 of 5 bubbles hannetjier, 3 Feb 2017 | Read review
“luxury waterfront are great , overlooking the dam”
 of 5 bubbles petra974, 13 Dec 2016 | Read review
“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
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