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R 111 - R 332
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a fantastic setting by the lake! Even though we saw no animals coming down to drink we watched the most beautiful evening sky turning from sunset colours to menacing thunder clouds – all lit up by a spectacular full moon! We were served by...Rodney who was absolutely lovely. We really enjoyed our ostrich pasta and venison steak – both were delicious and cooked to perfection. Fantastic evening!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Buffelsdrift GL, General Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good Day, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review and rating for Buffelsdrift Game Lodge. We truly appreciate your feedback and are delighted to hear about your experience with us. Thank you for choosing Buffelsdrift Game Lodge, and we look...More

Reviewed 1 April 2024

This was an unbelievable experience with the three elephants. I will definitely visit again. The guides were professional and the food was great!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Buffelsdrift GL, General Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Jannie, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review and rating for Buffelsdrift Game Lodge. We truly appreciate your feedback and are delighted to hear about your experience with us. Thank you for choosing Buffelsdrift Game Lodge, and we look...More

Reviewed 26 March 2024

I came here with my friend, my son and his three friends We went on a game drive which commenced at about 9.12 instead of 9am I don’t know why we were kept waiting for other visitors as we had our own truck! The female...game ranger seemed quite engaging at first but as the journey continued - especially after the drinks break - she seemed to lose momentum and it appeared she was focussed on getting back to the reception lodge - which we did at exactly 11amMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Buffelsdrift GL, General Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good Day, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your recent visit to Buffelsdrift Game Lodge. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the delayed start of your Bush Safari. Providing an exceptional wildlife experience is our priority, and we regret falling...More

Reviewed 19 March 2024 via mobile

Food is terrible! Had lunch here today. Service was really good, but the food is a let down. Had the chicken stack and chicken schnitzel…rock hard and over-cooked. It tasted like chicken biltong!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Buffelsdrift GL, General Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2024

Good Day, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your recent dining experience at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge. We sincerely apologize for the disappointment you encountered with the food during your lunch. We strive to ensure that all aspects of our guests' experience,...More

Reviewed 11 January 2024 via mobile

We had a wonderful 1 night stay here. I particularly recommend the tents looking over the watering hole - such a special experience. The accommodation was fantastic and the main lodge for breakfast and dinner was also fab. A great memoryMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Buffelsdrift GL, General Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2024

Dear Sally, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review and rating for Buffelsdrift Game Lodge. We truly appreciate your feedback and are delighted to hear about your experience with us. Thank you for choosing Buffelsdrift Game Lodge, and we look...More

Reviewed 31 December 2023

A spa treatment and lunch which were both incredible. An absolute gem, can highly recommend. The staff are so friendly and helpful.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Buffelsdrift GL, General Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2024

Dear Olivia, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review and rating for Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant and The Spa @ Buffelsdrift Game Lodge. We truly appreciate your feedback and are delighted to hear about your experience with us. Thank you...More

Reviewed 28 November 2023 via mobile

Had an excellent meal ,all 8 of us. Beautiful setting. Very reasonable,highly recommend. Will definitely visit next time in area.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Buffelsdrift GL, General Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2024

Dear Frederick, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review and rating for Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant. We truly appreciate your feedback and are delighted to hear about your experience with us. Thank you for choosing Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, and...More

Reviewed 14 October 2023

Had dinner here out on the decking. A beautiful sunset but, regrettably, no hippos. Service was excellent (advisable to book) and the food was good. It's a beautiful setting for a drink or meal. Parking nearbyMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Buffelsdrift GL, General Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2023

Good Day, We're delighted to hear that you had a lovely dining experience at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge and enjoyed the beautiful sunset. While the hippos might not have made an appearance, we're pleased that you found the service to be excellent and the food to...More

Reviewed 11 October 2023

The Food and the environment was amazing as the service. We had a perfect service from Liezl , thank you for that.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Buffelsdrift GL, General Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2023

Good Day, We're delighted to hear that you had an amazing experience at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant. It's fantastic that you found the food and environment to be outstanding, and that our service met your expectations. We appreciate your kind words about Liezl's service and...More

Reviewed 17 September 2023

Fantastic stay at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge, the luxury tents were amazing and the food was delicious. We took 2 tours, night drive and meerkat safari. Both guides, Erik and Eloise, were both excellent very attentive and knowledgeable. You should definitely organise your trip to spend...some time here!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Buffelsdrift GL, General Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2023

Good Day, Thank you for your fantastic review of your stay at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge. We're thrilled to hear that you had an awesome experience in our beautiful surroundings. It's wonderful to know that you found the luxury tents amazing and enjoyed the delicious food...More

Reviewed 5 April 2023

My grandchildren and I were very hot, thirsty and hungry after going on the elephant tour and when I asked a staff member if the kitchen was still open she answered yes. We sat down at a table and waited, and waited, and waited. Staff...were coming and going but nobody stopped to serve us so we collected the menus ourselves and started to plan lunch. Alas, still no-one came to serve us so I got up and asked a staff member if she could organize 3 milkshakes for our parched throats. After a full 20 mins of sitting at the table with nothing served we got up and left. Reported the incident at reception and declined their offer to GET us service. We left and ate at a venue where they appreciated our money !More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Buffelsdrift GL, General Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2023

Good Day Thank you for sharing your experience with us, and we sincerely apologize for the disappointing service you encountered at our restaurant. We understand how frustrating it must have been, especially after a tiring and hot day on the elephant experience. First and foremost,...More

Reviewed 12 March 2023 via mobile

Wow, just fantastic thank you. We were asked to come back to give the kitchen a chance to redeem themselves and they didn't disappoint us at all. Incredible food, the veg burgers were some of the nicest we've had. Just amazing. Our waiter, Morgan, was...brilliant. Best waiter I've ever had. The meat eaters at our table also loves their food. Really well done. We will be back.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Buffelsdrift GL, General Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2023

Good Day, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are thrilled to hear that you had such a fabulous dining experience at our restaurant. Your kind words and appreciation mean a lot to us. We are delighted that you decided to give us...More

Reviewed 23 February 2023

Repeat visit with the same American clients who loved it so much last year that they opted for a 3 day stay instead of 2 as per last year. Best steaks, ostrich and beef! Peaceful setting, good game sitings, bonus of nyala's (antelope) walking between...luxury tents, well informed game rangers and friendly staff. Will be back there in a month from now with more Americans.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 11 November 2022

Delicious food, had a 3 course meal, every dish was super yummy and generous portions. The view of the waterhole is absolutely amazing. There was a friendly antelope that visited which was cool except for some children harassing it which no one interfered. Our favourite...restaurant in the world. My only critic is that from arriving to leaving, we were there for over 3 hours so missed our afternoon activities!! So make sure you allow lots of time to eat here!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 9 October 2022

Lovely setting and great food. Good and friendly service. Very good value. We ate in the evening, but sit out on the terrace during the day.

Date of visit: September 2022
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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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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5