Buffalo Rock Safari Camp

Buffalo Rock Safari Camp

139 Numbi Rd Numbi Gate, Bhekiswayo 1350 South Africa
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Buffalo Rock is set in an area of unspoiled natural beauty and is rich in bird and animal life. We assure our guests privacy here, other than of course the nocturnal visitors such as leopard and hyena who are often seen around the camp. We are situated in a game rich area of the Kruger National Park, which means that sighting of the Big 5 is highly possible. But, there is more to this Camp than just the sightings of the tremendous wildlife. It’s the totality of an experience that cannot be put into words. The experience of beautiful sunrises and the enjoyment of a sundowner with the African sunset, is truly spectacular. With wild animal sounds of the night and dinner under the stars around an open fire, you will take a part of Africa home with you.
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Liana C wrote a review Jun 2022
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I was there with OAT (Oversees Adventure Travel. What an introduction to the African bush. So AMAZING! the entire staff was hospitable and exceptionally friendly. Chef even made special dishes for me (due to sensitivity to cow dairy).
Sonnyboy was so informative and enjoyable, on every Safari drive. We were fortunate enough to view behavior not seen regularly (two leopards with a waterbuck kill, in a tree).
on the last night, something happened to my electricity, in my tent. The general manager didn't hesitate to get it resolved. Unfortunately, it was at the cost of 2 other tents loosing their power and not able to be restored, that night (one being my mother). He even contacted an electrician to come out, at 7pm.
Thank you for being part of an unforgettable trip.
Sleep quality was slight lower, only due to 1st nights in Africa, animal noises, and a train <.5 miles away. Ear plugs worked wonders!
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Date of stay: May 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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rtpana wrote a review Jun 2022
Cary , NC
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
The BRC is a rustic 12 cabin tented camp in Kruger Park by the Numbi gate. Hubby and I grew up in NYC and we are newbies to this kind of experience.
The staff was amazing and the food plentiful and tasty. The tents were cozy with the super-comfortable bed dominating the space. The bathroom was outside but the water was piping hot. We were there during an unusually cold and wet June so not having heat was challenging. Getting out of the “bush-baby” (flanneled covered hot water bottle) warmed bed in the frigid morning was difficult.
Our safaris led by Zona of Echo Travels were exceptional and productive.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Bring double layers for sleeping, gloves, warm hat, coat and scarf for cool months. BRC has...
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Helen_Newport wrote a review Nov 2022
Newport, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
All I can say is WOW!!!!!. What an experience. Sleeping inside the Kruger National Park in a tent. Ok, so it was more glamping than camping but still an experience not to be missed. We were even joined by an elephant in the morning. The food was superb and plentyfull. Lunch on the first day was Bolognese which I decided not to have opting for a salad instead and the boss was straight over checking that I wasn't vegetarian. I'm not but he was prepared to make me something else if I wanted it. Being escorted to the tent by an armed ranger added to the excitement. I would thoroughly recommend this to anyone.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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jonesVA wrote a review Jul 2023
Falls Church, Virginia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A gem of a place right in the park. If you want to see Krueger, this place is great. Rustic but with very nice touches and a fantastic staff. I visited in the winter, so it was cold at night, but the beds had fantastic duvets, and the staff gave us a hot water bottles to take to bed at night. We had tasty and filling food at every meal. The atmosphere is very relaxed and friendly. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to experience Krueger in a natural way but appreciates a few thoughtful touches.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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rbbertsch wrote a review May 2023
Spokane, Washington
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed three nights with safaris. We were with Overseas Adventure Travel (OAT). Outstanding lodge! Day safaris were excellent and our Safari guide “Sunny Boy” made the extra efforts to find animals. He has an Eagle eye!
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Date of stay: May 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Linda wrote a review Sept 2019
1.0 of 5 bubbles
While I really enjoyed doing a Safari and seeing the animals at Kreuger for 3 days, staff at Buffalo Rock was unable to understand or accommodate my husband's need for dairy free food. Buffet food was served as it was and my husband was ill with reflux and vomiting for 3 days. Neighbors in 2 other tents commented to me they heard him. Finally on 3rd nite, chef served one dairy free disk (polenta). It was too little, too late. Guides on game drive did great job finding animals for us, and helped us get pictures.
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Date of stay: August 2019
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Tom T wrote a review Jan 2014
Langley, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and myself spent 2 nights 3 days at this tented camp just outside Hazyview in Kruger National Park. Its not the normal "tented camp", not luxury by any means, as my wife put it, "rustic". It is a Thompson's Travel camp so is usually an add on to a dedicated tour, that's what we found. We heard about it and decided after 16 days of luxury tented camps to see what this is all about. We were so glad we did this, had a great time. These tents are the 2 man canvas style with 2 cots and a small end table between. Not much room for lots of luggage. The toilets are around the corner in another small tent, not flush but a pump lever to flush. The camp is protected by an electric fence around the perimeter to keep out large animals, but not things like snakes. The 1st day we arrived around 12, just in time for lunch, there were a group of 4 from the UK sitting around a campfire relaxing from the morning safari and waiting for lunch, (they were on a over night from a dedicated coach tour). we get a call from Raymond, he's the go to guy, to come for lunch. Roxy, the cook, brings out this great lunch in buffet style. The food was great, very plentiful, with wine and coffee and juice. After lunch, rest for a bit then Elvis, the driver for the safari's takes over and shows us Kruger like never before. Kruger is a little different than all the other National Parks we were in as anyone can go in with any type of vehicle, most roads are paved. This can lead to conflicts between tour operators and general public. We saw this first hand (won't go into great detail). So after the game drive back to camp for a cleanup and then dinner. Showers are a sun shower, basically a large bag of heated water above you in an open air shower stall. Different but an experience. Dinner again buffet style and Roxy again does a great job. After dinner around the campfire as it gets dark, Raymond, Roxy and Elvis come out and we talk and they sing some African songs, and we talk. Next day same idea except for up at 5:00 for game drive, back at 11:00 for breakfast. The rest of the day much the same as day before but now my wife and I are by ourselves. This is how it goes here, its a very peaceful place, we enjoyed it very much and would do it again. Thanks to Roxy, Raymond and Elvis for a great experience that we will never forget.
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Date of stay: October 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Doesn't really matter which tent u stay in , there are only 9
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KJames29 wrote a review Jun 2018
Preston, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Tented Safari is a superb luxury extention to any game drive safari. The tents are fantastic and service top class. The camp is small and you get all the attention they can offer. No fences just motion sensors to alert you of wildlife closeby. The food is cooked for you by camp chefs, the bushwalk is most informative and you really don'y know what you will see or not depending on the animals choice, but you won't be dissapointed!
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Date of stay: June 2018
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: All the same
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XVitaX wrote a review Apr 2017
Cockermouth, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We headed to Buffalo Rock as part of an added extra on our Riviera tour. Beforehand we knew little about what our accommodation would be like etc. Admittedly I was ready for a basic sleep on the floor eat out of a tin bowl deal, wrong!
My heart leapt as I stepped down from the jeep to meet our guide and the place we were calling home for the night, it was like a fairy tail!

We were almost convinced Chris, our host had released the water buck that were slowly meandering there way through the trees past the camp prior to our arrival.
We were also lucky to learn we had the camp to the 6 of us. straight away Chris was there to tend to what ever we wanted, he happily answered all of our questions about the area and the permanent residents of the park. There were books available to scour through to help visualise the birds and the animals we could heard (if they were out of site).

Plenty of tea coffee, alcoholic, non alcoholic beverages to hand. The camp was clean our hut/tents looked amazing, the beds were like sleeping in a cloud. we had clean towels and little soaps etc as well as water with an ice bucket in our room, USB ports were available in the tent and a power supply available at the 'base'.
The area has NO fence around it the place is open to all visitors, worry not they have a top of the range motion sensor system picking up anything that we need to have a heads up about. The guides routinely check the area for us and from my experience they knew what was out there well before the sensors.

Nico our evening safari guide (who was our attentive look out on our morning bush trail) then got landed with a second round question time!
Nico showed us tracks and taught us knowledge of parts of the bush, he happily let us spend as much time as we wanted in areas.
We had evening drinks next to a dam giving us time to watch the Hippos get ready for their night roaming. On our way home we got to see a Cheetah and took a 'rest' to reflect on the day near our camp where we then got a lovely display from some fire flies.

It has to be said, both guides had a great depth of knowledge and passion about their jobs.

On return the camp had been lit up with lanterns and dinner was being prepared, we were joined by an ex ranger to have another set of eyes on the night roamers.
We stayed up until very late (poor Chris) listening to two brother lions chuffing a challenge to others in the area and elephants trumpeting at the lions.

I warn you now we were 6 very lucky campers to see and experience all we did in one night, the whole place is magical and the experience has definitely etched on to my heart.
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Date of stay: April 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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J60bud wrote a review Nov 2019
Swansea, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We enjoyed the tented Safari as part of our tour of South Africa.
What an amazing experience.
The day started with the wonderful Bush Walk with Nick and Clayton which was absolutely brilliant and so informative. Thank you both! We have a whole new respect for termites!
After a lovely breakfast we were transferred to the Camp itself and we were absolutely delighted with the set up. We were expecting something a lot less comfortable and couldn’t believe how beautifully the tents were dressed. The bathroom was interesting (!) with lovely products provided that were also anti mozzie!
Relaxing on the comfortable decked area with our friends was fantastic, my husband enjoyed the plunge pool. and we were thrilled when some giraffe & impala decided to join us.
Lunch (as with breakfast & dinner) was delicious, and we were impressed with the cleanliness and quality and ,most of all, the fantastic service we experienced from all at the camp but especially Ewan.
The Sunset Sundowner drive with Nick was spectacular and we were lucky enough to see yet more wildlife before watching the sun go down and enjoying the stunning night sky with a glass or two of something special.
Dinner around the campfire was fun, and we all went to our tents feeling we had shared a wonderful experience.
Everyone slept very well, and we awoke to the sight of two bull elephants just outside our camp. That was thrilling!
On the journey back to the main lodge we were also treated to a very rare sighting of a wild dog just to make our visit complete.
This was a fantastic experience - not to be missed!
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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retta18 asked a question Jun 2016
Temple, Texas2 contributions2 helpful votes
Are the showers away from one's tent? Open air? What does that mean?
Answer from MrsHJF
Birmingham, United Kingdom167 contributions31 helpful votes
Sorry did see this . Showers are in your tent connected to bedroom by ripped curtain. Outdoors in sense it has access to air no one can see u but if it's windy blows water. It's great.
MarykayDgo asked a question Jan 2016
Durango, Colorado4 contributions1 helpful vote
what is the nightly rate and what does that include in U.S. $$$ thanks
rtpana wrote a tip Jun 2022
Cary , NC530 contributions276 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bring double layers for sleeping, gloves, warm hat, coat and scarf for cool months. BRC has excellent and reasonable laundry services."
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JanetB20102013 wrote a tip Jun 2019
Livingston, New Jersey191 contributions86 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I don&#39;t think you choose a &quot;room&quot;. They are located in a circle all close to the main common areas"
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KJames29 wrote a tip Jun 2018
Preston, United Kingdom136 contributions100 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All the same"
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Linnea O wrote a tip Mar 2017
Alexandria, Virginia4 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"&quot;Tented&quot; accommodations, all private, Wi-Fi available as well."
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Oh-I-Love-To-Travel wrote a tip Nov 2014
Cape Town, South Africa3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms are exactly the same. Some closer to the camp fire, some closer to the showers. No favourites. All of them are great!"
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BUFFALO ROCK SAFARI CAMP - Campground Reviews (Bhekiswayo, South Africa)

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What are some of the property amenities at Buffalo Rock Safari Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Buffalo Rock Safari Camp?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is Buffalo Rock Safari Camp located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Bhekiswayo.
Are there any historical sites close to Buffalo Rock Safari Camp?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Shangana Cultural Village (10.9 km).