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Buffelsdrift Game Lodge

Just off the famous Route 62, part of the South African Garden Route & Klein Karoo, this lodge offers 29 luxury, individual, tented accommodation with the Swartberg Mountains as a backdrop. Experience an array of wildlife including elephants, rhinos, Cape buffalos, giraffes and hippos. The ... More

Cango Caves Road
Oudtshoorn
+27 44 272 0000
Buffelsdrift Game Lodge

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1 room night (3 offers)

  • AED 331 Estimated savings
  • Valid until 1st Jan 2021

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1 room night (3offers)

  • Estimated savings AED 331

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  • Oudtshoorn, Cape Town, South Africa

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An enjoyable break-away from the constraints of covid restrictions, amongst the wild life of the Klein Karoo, the Lodge being nestled between the Swartberg mountains to the north and the Outeniqua range to the south. One felt a nice blend of being in the bush but with the comfort of pleasant accommodation and relaxing restaurant area and decking overlooking the hippo watering hole. Highlight of the stay was undoubtedly the 'Ellie experience', feeding these gorgeous gentle giants and getting their warm hugs in return was truly memorable. The game drive was a good experience, interesting and the knowledgeable friendly ranger helped keep us focused spotting game despite the bitterly cold late evening drive. In fact 'friendly' was the order of the day amongst all the staff, lovely to observe. The tents were a well balanced mix of luxuriously comfortable beds and bedding and classy rustic furniture which fit the concept of a glamping experience very well. The outside shower was also a very fitting touch to the mix of camping with a bit of luxury thrown in. The outside pool overlooking the dam was small and unheated, too cold for a pleasant swim. The outdoor restaurant decking area was the ideal place for dinner on a warm evening with the sounds of the wild in the background. The dinner menu was adequate and with generous portions but the breakfast menu detailed on their website is incorrect. They state a “buffet style breakfast” on offer but it is not, and as for their term of being “being spoilt for choice” one could only choose from the limited breakfast menu by waitress service only. It was adequate but not remarkable, with self service tepid coffee out of flasks. To summarise, a nice 'getaway' experience overall. However IF we'd paid the Buffelsdrift website price of R2,425 pp (with dinner) that seemed a grossly over-inflated price for what was on offer. We were fortunate to grab a substantially reduced 'special' with the Ellie experience & game drive thrown in as part of the package, and I feel the price we paid was just about right as a 'norm' for the experience. Don't feel that their standard website price is justifiable.More
Will defnitely recommend Buffelsdrift to family and friends.We've enjoyed our stay of 2 nights so much,that we decided to stay another night. Everything was of a very high standard ,and we would go back againMore
Very nice Lodge with luxury tents and views of animals visiting dam as well as great restaurant. Loved our game drive with sights of Rhinos, Kudus, Springbucks, Giraffes and Elephants playing the the water. Visited the Lion feeding which was quite and experience as they are being kept wild!! Pity about the dogs which barked in one of the tents at night and the party which was going on in the tents which kept us awake at night as you could hear all sounds at night. Also lots of children running around in restaurant which irritated us as they were not being controlled by their parents.More
We had a wonderful stay and food at this establishment. The bush safari guide was very knowledgeable and passionate about his work. Service in the restaurant also excellent. We will definitely return.More
Love Buffelsdrift! The tents were comfy and clean, the dinner was excellent and the staff very friendly. Great that they are affordable for local visitors, unlike a lot of game reserves who seem to cater exclusively for rich overseas tourists with dollars and euros. We will be back! More