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Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant

Cango Caves Rd, Buffelsdrift Game Lodge, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
+27 44 272 0000
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“venison burger” (12 reviews)
“bobotie” (18 reviews)
“salad” (12 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 22:00 Hours
CUISINES
African, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
RR - RRR
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LOCATION
Cango Caves Rd, Buffelsdrift Game Lodge, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 571 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Good restaurant and setting. I was there when the dam in front of the lodge was very dry due to the drought (and I arrived only later in the evening after the animals already went to bed). My brother is a frequent visitor at this...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank sb_albertyn
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The food was very good and the bonus is the unexpected visit of elephants and rhinos coming to swim or refresh themselves in the lake. A stop not to miss!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Severinelily
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The reviews on trip advisor were great so we booked a table with anticipation. The view from the restaurant is gorgeous. The service was very good. But when the food arrived we were sorely disappointed. Both main courses and dessert were badly prepared and awfully...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank tzafkovits
Buffelsdrift, Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you very much for your review. We humbly apologise that the food in our restaurant did not meet your expectations. We hope to welcome you back in the near future to experience that 4star quality that Buffelsdrift is known for.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a wonderful place. The view from the restaurant is stunning. We saw hippos play and leave the water. Many birds and antilopes. The staff is very friendly. The gave me a blanket when it got a bit chilly after sunset. The food was...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Lairetie
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is very good. The view is to die for, because you do get the Africa experience with hippo's, elephants and other game at the dam in front of you. The staff is very friendly and the food excellent. Even a great place for...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank johndalton2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing experience for us Family. Arriving at the main gate at 17:30 we where already welcomed by the young man. He recommended to go to the restaurant even without reservation as there are good chances to get a table. Unfortunately as we parked our car...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 1964berndw
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved watching the hippos in the dam while we ate. Food & service was top class. Well worth a stop if passing.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed lunch at the restaurant after our bush safari outing and as usual, the food was scrumptious! Big servings, very tasty, highly recommended!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank calicraftgems
Buffelsdrift, Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your review. We are very happy to hear you had a great lunch at our restaurant. We hope to welcome you back in the near future for another memorable visit.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed one night at Bufflesdrift Lodge and greatly enjoyed our time at the restaurant. Table confirmed as guest and settled in with drinks to watch the animal activity at the dam directly below. Dinner followed and everything was excellent with pleasant but not overbearing service....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank tandemcha
Buffelsdrift, Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review. We are very happy to hear you had a wonderful experience at Buffelsdrift. We hope to welcome you back in the near future for another memorable visit.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Experience of a lifetime! Walking with the majestic elephants is unforgettable. Feeding the elephants and getting group hugs from them is something to be experienced. This is a humbling experience and definately a must when in Oudtshoorn.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank lt88761
Buffelsdrift, Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review. It warms our hearts to hear you had an unforgettable experience with our gentle giants! We hope to welcome you back in the near future for another memorable visit.

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KristyLips
22 August 2018|
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Response from cmatadigo | Reviewed this property |
We did the caves , the ostrich farm & buffelsdrift for lunch , the ostrich farm does regular one hour tours throughout the day and it’s quiet this time of year & not that busy . We were the only people in the restaurant at... More
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9 March 2018|
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Response from Buffelsdrift | Property representative |
Thank you very much for your message. It depends on which package you book, we have five different packages which you can find on our website. Do not hesitate to contact me any further for information required.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$18
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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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