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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 10 November 2015

if you only have time for a snap-shot of a safari then this is worthwhile. otherwise make sure you get the real deal by travelling further afield where you'd find elephants and predators running wild . this would be especially great for kids.

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Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

Can never thank you enough. Awesome staff as good as the animals. Ryan, the best game driver ever had. Six safaris so far, more to come. Chalet so comfortable and in all my travels in east Africa and south Africa, have had nothing to compare to this piece of heaven. The cake was awesome and all guests will make sure...

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Reviewed 13 July 2015

Fell in love with the nature, animals and scenery, so decided to have our wedding for 160 people at the venue. Planning the destination wedding was easy and a pleasure. My e-mails got answered in record times, the arrangements for the food, pre-drinks etc was done professionally and with ease. We stayed for the week prior to the wedding and...

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Frikkie L, Manager at Buffelsfontein, responded to this review

All that we can say from Buffelsfontein's side is that it was a pleasure having you and your guests with us for the week and the wedding! It must be said that the bride herself was the one who was organized and that just made our work that much more easier! We hope to see you soon in the future!...

Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 22 February 2015

First time at a game reserve. Stayed one night in the luxury cottage full board(in my opinion...one night is not enough). The chalet is tastefully decorated with all the necessary basics. Staff are all very friendly and the food very good.Had a lovely time on our game drive with Trevor, our game drive ranger. He took us up close and...

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Ireland
Reviewed 17 February 2015 via mobile

I honestly wasn't expecting this to be as good as it was. We did not have time on a trip, unfortunately to do a full Safari. I wasn't expecting this to be one and it wasn't. But a lot better than I thought it would be I read many viewers saying that It was little more than a zoo. The...

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Reading, England
Reviewed 3 February 2015

This trip was our first experience of SA Game Reserves and we didn't know what to expect. To cover the bases we booked one night at Buffelsfontein and one night a high price reserve. Both had their good points, but we both enjoyed Buffelsfontein more as it was more "rustic" and felt less insulated from nature. The staff were very...

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Gateshead,England
Reviewed 16 January 2015

We couldn't decide to visit this park or another which is a much longer drive out of Cape Town. In the end, we decided to have a night at each. With Buffelsfontein being the more economical, we reckoned it would be the lesser of the two experiences. We were certainly proved wrong. At Buffelsfontein, you are staying among the many...

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2Thank Martins28
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 11 December 2014

Being only an hour from Cape Town and giving you the chance to see 3 of the Big 5, I was truly amazed. The game drive guide really ensures all the guests receive the best service and are friendly and knowledgeable in their field. Would highly recommend this Game Reserve to anyone.

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Burleigh Heads, Australia
Reviewed 2 September 2014

If you don't have time to head to one of the big game reserves when in Cape Town, drive an hour out and find 3 of the Big 5 at Buffelsfontein. We had a great morning here and got to spot eland, gnu, zebra, the fantastic white rhino, lions, lynx, cheetah, giraffes etc. Pity we didn't get to see the...

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2Thank Amanda C
Reviewed 7 April 2014

Excellent service and the best game drive with our ranger Willie who is extremely knowledgeable about all the game in the farm. We saw a lot of game including giraffe, rhino, buffalo, wildebeest, onyx, lion and cheetah. Willie organized the clay shooting which my son loved and also made sure we didn't miss the lion and cheetah feeding.

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Buffelsfontein

Address: P.O. Box 116 | Darling, Darling 7345, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Darling
Number of rooms: 50
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“the luxury chalets or the one big house”
 of 5 bubbles igmarp, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Choice is individual cabin, motel room, or large family lodge. All rooms surrounded by free-roaming animals.”
 of 5 bubbles 477angelk, 15 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Stayed in the luxury chalet number 2, had a good view of the natural spring.”
 of 5 bubbles 100ingridw, 22 Feb 2015 | Read review
“We had Cottage number 2 which had a good view out over the waterhole - from the bed. This heped us to spot the giraffes wandering along the hill opposite in the early morning.”
 of 5 bubbles SFED, 2 Feb 2015 | Read review
“We stayed in the self catering chalets and there was little difference between them. All rooms attempt to make the most of views of the park.”
 of 5 bubbles Martins28, 15 Jan 2015 | Read review
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