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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” (10 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
RATINGS
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LOCATION
Cango Caves Rd, Buffelsdrift Game Lodge, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 556 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is definitely top class, and looks out over a vastly diminished lake due to the short rainfall. The hippos did make a rare appearance but we managed to see them sporadically as the surfaced now and again in the water. Feeding time at...More

Thank Daz S
Buffelsdrift, Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you very much for your review and for seeing us as top class! It warms our hearts to hear you had a great time at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge. We hope to welcome you back in the near future for another memorable experience.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely fabulous venue and place to spend a very romantic dinner with top notch ambiance and food and drink....

Thank 740marlenes
Buffelsdrift, Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you very much for a great review. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed our unique setting! We hope to welcome you back in the near future for another memorable time.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch here after a recommendation. The atmosphere is very relaxing, over looking a dam with hippos! The venison burger was not great, the pattie tasted like it was a frozen processed one from a box. Rest of the party seemed to enjoy lunch!

Thank Deon L
Buffelsdrift, Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you very much for your review. We humbly apologise that the quality of our food did not meet your expectations. The matter has already been addressed by management. We hope to welcome you back in the near future for a great lunch experience.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here and had a wonderful dinner and watched the sun set. It got chilly after the sun went down so they brought me a blanker, very sweet. The food was fantastic and the setting was beautiful!

Thank Wendy_PlettSunTours
Buffelsdrift, Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you very much for your review. It warms our hearts you had a great experience at our restaurant. We hope to welcome you back in the near future for another memorable Buffelsdrift experience.

Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

Recently stayed a night at the lodge so had lunch as well as dinner on premises, was very dissatisfied with the food vs price - a side salad that was so basic and a plate of frozen potato wedges - dinner wasn’t as unpleasant as...More

Thank Kaz0090
Buffelsdrift, Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 5 September 2018

This is one of my favourite places to visit! The food is out of this world, the views absolutely stunning and you will see most of the Big 5 while sipping on cocktail or having a meal

Thank Jason L
Buffelsdrift, Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Thank you very much for your great review! It is always nice to welcome back guests. We hope to welcome you back again in the near future for another memorable experience.

Reviewed 22 August 2018

I really enjoyed the food here it was fantastic. The view that you have of the dam while dining is also amazing and there are quite a few animals on display also which adds to the experience. I ate here for lunch and dinner on...More

Thank Murphy2k14
Buffelsdrift, Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Thank you very much for your review. We humbly apologies that the lunch service did not meet your expectations. The matter has already been addressed by management. We hope to welcome you back in the near future for a memorable experience of everything Buffelsdrift Game...More

Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch at recommendation of our Berluda Ostrich Farm tour guide. Great service and menu choices offering local meats. The Ostrich steak was delicious and perfectly cooked - the best i had on our SA trip. Nice setting sat on the veranda overlooking...More

Thank Llama44
Buffelsdrift, Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Thank you very much for your great review. We are very happy to hear you had a great time at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge. The ostrich steak is definitely a favourite! We hope to welcome you back in the near future for another memorable experience.

Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

We were recommended to stop at Buffels by locals , we did not stay in the tents but stopped off to have a meal as we were passing by. Sadly our meal was poor. My son wouldn’t eat his child’s meal and my friend said...More

1  Thank cmatadigo
Buffelsdrift, Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Thank you very much for your review. We humbly apologise that you did not receive the 4 star quality and service that Buffelsdrift is known for. The matter has already been addressed by management. We hope to welcome you back in the near future to...More

Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

We popped in for a light lunch and sat on the terrace overlooking the dam and there were three hippos, a vast number of birds and the mountain range to see. An absolute corker of a view To top it off the food was great...More

Thank Simon A
Buffelsdrift, Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

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

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Kristy L
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
Bar Scene, View, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, 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
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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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