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Cango Caves Road, Oudtshoorn 6620 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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#8 of 63 Specialty lodging in Oudtshoorn
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Buffelsdrift Game Lodge is a sprawling game farm situated in the foothills of the Swartberg Mountains. Only 5 hours drive from Cape Town and 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 game species and more than 217 bird species. Buffelsdrift Game Lodge offers 9 waterfront, 20 luxury and 5 family tents each one with en-suite bathroom and private outdoor shower, air-conditioning, mini-bar, digital safe, tea/coffee facilities and a game viewing deck. A lookout lounge is situated next to the reception with a large round stone fireplace in the middle, overlooking our dam. A charming wedding chapel is situated on the edge of a natural water hole with a wide wooden deck as an extension to the A la carte restaurant. Activities offered are Bush Safaris (game drive), Night Drives, Meerkat Safaris, Elephant Experiences, Lion Experience, Heritage Nature Walk and Free-Roaming Cheetah Experience.
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Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Bar / lounge
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Highchairs available
Public wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
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24-hour security
Gift shop
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Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
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Air conditioning
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Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Minibar
Electric kettle
Electric blanket
Walk-in shower
Safe
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Private bathrooms
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English, Afrikaans
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Elrita G wrote a review Yesterday
Durbanville, South Africa8 contributions4 helpful votes
We had great family time and the different activities were enjoyed by young and old. Beautiful luxury tents with electric blankets at night to keep you warm. Friendly and helpful staff. So many activities on offer in surrounding area as well. Buffelsdrift is well worth a visit!!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Lisa F wrote a review 02 Aug
Johannesburg, South Africa3 contributions
Buffelsdrift is located over scenic mountain passes into Oudtshoorn. The tented rooms are spacious and warmed for the winter months. The staff are friendly. We had a lovely few days in the tranquil setting.
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Responded 6 days ago
Hello Lisa Hope you are well. Thank you very much for your kind words and rating, we truly appreciate it. We are very happy to hear that you have enjoyed your visit and stay at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge. We hope to be able to welcome you back here in the near future. Stay safe and enjoy the rest of your day. Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Family
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Cruiser10521009213 wrote a review Jul 2022
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From the moment we arrived, Buffeldrift made it an experience to remember! The most welcoming and friendly staff made our stay extra special. Waking up to the chirping of birds and grunting of hippos was a delight, the accommodation and views were spectacular.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Responded 6 days ago
Hello, Hope you are well. We are very happy to hear that you have enjoyed your visit to Buffelsdrift Game Lodge. Thank you very much for your kind words and rating, we truly appreciate it. We hope to be able to welcome you back here in the near future. Stay safe and enjoy the rest of your day. Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Family
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Jim M wrote a review Jul 2022
Hellertown, Pennsylvania189 contributions64 helpful votes
We stopped at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge for lunch and enjoy dining on the outside deck overlooking the lagoon. I ordered the Kudu steak and was very pleased with my meal. Others in my group enjoyed their sandwiches and salads. Even more than the meal, we enjoyed watching the hippos as they rumbled up and down the lagoon bank. As we were driving up to the main lodge building, we saw the three (3) resident elephants, with their handler, off in the near distance. The entire experience and lunch was enjoyed by my family on a bright sunny day.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Responded 1 week ago
Hello, Hope you are well. Thank you very much for your kind words, we appreciate it. We are very happy to hear that you have enjoyed your stay here at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge. The Buffelsdrift Experience is a must when you are in this area or just passing through. You are always more than welcome and we are looking forward to welcoming all of you guys back here in the near future. Stay safe and enjoy the rest of your day. Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Family
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nbower85 wrote a review Jul 2022
Holywell, United Kingdom106 contributions38 helpful votes
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Honestly, one of the best if not the best experience of my life and at a price I was able to afford & enjoy! From start to finish, we were welcomed, names remembered, guided, supported, felt at ease to absolutely everything in between! The setting is superb, the accommodation is magnificent, the guides & management were exceptional and then you get to the animals. They really do roam free (with a huge piece of land). One thing which really topped off our trip here was the owner taking a short time out of his day to come & say hello and ask us about our trips & plans and generally interested in how we were getting on rather than it just being a necessity to say hello. A touch of class in my eyes. I could say so much more but it you are stuck on which safari to go for then look no further! THANKYOU!!! Sorry it took so long to write this review, only just coming down from the high of visiting
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 1 week ago
Hello Nathan, Hope you are well. Thank you so very much for your kind words, we appreciate it. We are very happy to hear that you have enjoyed your stay here at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge. You are part of the Buffelsdrift Family now. :) You are always more than welcome and we are looking forward to welcoming you back here in the near future. Stay safe and enjoy the rest of your day. Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Family
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Debbie Barnes wrote a review Jul 2022
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What an awesome experience this was! We did the elephant feeding and encounter, and loved every moment of it. The reception staff were very friendly and welcoming, and the encounter's ranger was amazing. I would thoroughly recommend this experience!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 1 week ago
Hello, Hope you are well. Thank you very much for your kind words, we appreciate it. We are very happy to hear that you have enjoyed your stay here at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge. If you think it was a thrilling experience, you need to do our Free roaming Cheetah experience on the next visit. :) You are always more than welcome and we are looking forward to welcoming you guys back here in the near future. Stay safe and enjoy the rest of your day. Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Family
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pennenel wrote a review Jul 2022
Durbanville, South Africa1 contribution
Great family experience at Buffelsdrift Our family really enjoyed Great service, activities and food The most awesome experience was feeding the elephants! Gentle giants Thanks to the Buffelsdrift Team
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Hello, Hope you are well. Thank you very much for your kind words, we appreciate it. We are very happy to hear that you have enjoyed your stay here at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge. The Ellies are truly a must-meet when you are at Buffelsdrift. You are always more than welcome and we are looking forward to welcoming you back here in the near future. Stay safe and enjoy the rest of your day. Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Family
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Go521546 wrote a review Jul 2022
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We enjoyed our stay, but was a bit dissapointed that there wasn't more game to see on our game drive although the scenery was beautiful. We also think that Buffelsdrift is not very child friendly and wouldn't recommend it for couples with small children.
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Hello, Hope you are well. Thank you very much for your kind words, we appreciate it. We are very happy to hear that you have enjoyed your stay here at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge. We humbly apologize for the Bush safari not meeting your standards, all of the animals are free roaming so it is like a "lucky packet" you do not know what you will find on the drive. Stay safe and enjoy the rest of your day. Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Family
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JoshMaritz wrote a review Jul 2022
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Always a great experience visiting Buffelsdrift, beautiful surroundings, comfortable accommodation and the best service. I would recommend Buffelsdrift to anyone who wants to have a safari getaway experience.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Hello Josh, Hope you are well. Thank you very much for your kind words, we appreciate it. We are very happy to hear that you have enjoyed your stay here at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge. Thank you for visiting us again. You are always more than welcome and we are looking forward to welcoming you guys back here in the near future. Stay safe and enjoy the rest of your day. Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Family
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Marli wrote a review Jul 2022
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Our family had a wonderful stay at Buffelsdrift. We stayed for 3 nights and our package included a game drive, lion feeding and elephant feeding experience. We had so much fun and also had time to relax and spend some quality time with our children. The staff were very friendly and helpful. I will definitely recommend this game lodge!
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Hello Marli, Hope you are well. Thank you very much for your kind words, we appreciate it. We are very happy to hear that you have enjoyed your stay here at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge. Welcome to the Buffelsdrift Family. :) You are always more than welcome and we are looking forward to welcoming you guys back here in the near future. Stay safe and enjoy the rest of your day. Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Family
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PRICE RANGE
US$138 - US$181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeOudtshoorn
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Buffelsdrift Game Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Buffelsdrift Game Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Cango Wildlife Ranch (5.4 km), Wilgewandel Holiday Farm (5.3 km), and Magic Moments in Oudtshoorn (7.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a view of a nearby landmark.
What food & drink options are available at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Buffelsdrift Game Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Anny's Bistro, Nostalgie, and Old Mill Lodge Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Buffelsdrift Game Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a banquet room and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to Buffelsdrift Game Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St Jude's Anglican Church (8.0 km).
Does Buffelsdrift Game Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.