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Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant

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Cango Caves Rd, Buffelsdrift Game Lodge, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
+27 44 272 0000
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07:00 - 22:00
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belgium
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136 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice place ro make a stop. We did only a drink on a nice terras with a fantastic overview over the lake. Perfect service.

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Stone, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nothing special about the food and nothing special about the service, although neither could be criticised really. It's just a great set up to attract tourists and it is quite delightful sitting by the lake, even if (according to others spoken to) the chances of seeing any wildlife in the area are somewhat limited.

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1 Thank peter W
Buffelsdrift, Owner at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your dining experience with us at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge. The setting of our restaurant definitely adds to what makes our place to special. Our elephants, hippos, and giraffes are most commonly seen from the deck of our restaurant. We hope taht you will be back to visit us again soon. Best wishes,... More 

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our guesthouse recommended this restaurant and we left it to them to book us in (absolutely necessary!). Given their previous recommendations, we knew it would be good, but it was more than that. The food was very good, the service equally so, but the whole experience is made by the stunning backdrop. A beautiful sunset, hippos surfacing on the lake,... More 

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Thank John G
Buffelsdrift, Owner at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us in such a wonderful review! We are pleased to hear that all the elements that make our restaurant so special; the food, service, and views from the deck, came together to create the wonderfully unique experience you have described. We hope you have traveled home safely,... More 

St Andrews, United Kingdom
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248 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a touristy place beside a lake in game reserve. The view was nice. Tables mostly tourists. Bit contrived for me Food was ok. Beef. Ostrich. Etc Wine by the glass was limited choice. It was ok. Not very special.

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1 Thank GolfDuck
Buffelsdrift, General Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at our restaurant. We are pleased to hear that you were impressed with the views from the deck. We hope you have traveled home safely, and that we will see you again soon. Best wishes, The Buffelsdrift Team. More 

Tetbury, United Kingdom
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240 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sitting next to the lake was an idyllic place to eat but we were both worried about mossies because we were eating at dusk. No mossies but were descended upon by hoards of midges but only for about 20 minutes then they were gone and we were distracted by the appearance of two Hippos swimming in the lake.....amazing.....stunning location to... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience with us at the Buffelsdrift Restaurant, we are thrilled to hear that the food, service and breathtaking views came together to create a wonderfully unique dining experience for you. We hope that we will have the pleasure of seeing you again in future! Best wishes, The Buffelsdrift Team. More 

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were here at 5:00am for the Meerkat drive. Later that day we returned for a couple of cold beers. We sat on the deck overlooking the water area. It was very relaxing. Although we were not planning to eat the waiter did not give the impression he wanted us to leave. It was very pleasant indeed. I can't rate... More 

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Thank surfonsun
Buffelsdrift, General Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review, and for making us part of your holiday in Oudtshoorn. We are thrilled to hear that you have enjoyed both the game drive and the setting of our restaurant, and we hope that we will have the pleasure of having you stay in one of our luxury tents next time you are visiting the... More 

oudtshoorn
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the Vibe Beautifull scenery really affordable prices Lots wines from area and lovely cheese platter with it also cocktails served on the deck

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

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are so happy to hear that you have enjoyed the unique dining experience we offer. We hope that you will be back again soon to experience more of what we have to offer at the lodge :) Best wishes, The Buffelsdrift Team. More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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162 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped for lunch and the restaurant overlooked the lake where we saw elephants and an abundance of birds. The service and food was really good. Worth a stop.

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Thank Lynne2908
Buffelsdrift, General Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are so happy to hear that you have enjoyed both the food and service of our restaurant, and that the views of our gentle giants are a highlight of your experience too. We look forward ton seeing you again in future :) More 

Mercer Island, Washington
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332 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OK, the food here was good, but not great. I was pleased that it offered more vegetarian options than most places we visited. But it was pleasant. Staff was friendly. The food was quite palatable, and, like all South African places we have visited, very inexpensive. The main attraction though is the view. Elephants walking by. A beautiful lake. And... More 

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Thank CWR01
Buffelsdrift, General Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to review your dining experience at our restaurant, we are pleased to hear that you have enjoyed the atmosphere of our restaurant over the dam and that our friendly staff has been a highlight for you too. Thank you for making us part of your travels in South Africa, and we wish... More 

London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a pleasant lunchtime stop here. Food was good and service was efficient. Nice location by the water.

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Thank rjtaylor
Buffelsdrift, Owner at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review, we are so pleased to hear that you have enjoyed the unique dining experience we offer at our restaurant, and that the views of the dam have been a highlight for you too. We hope that you will be back to visit again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 18
Cuisine
African, European, Gluten Free Options
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
View, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?