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Cologne, Germany
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2016

we had a waterfront tent and really enjoyed staying there with the water view (sometimes you can see the hippos), there is also a good restaurant. had a great sundowner tour. the prices for accomendation and tours are quite high, but it was worth it, as it is something special.

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Buffelsdrift, General Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge :) We are so pleased to hear that you have enjoyed the visit to our special place. Thank you for choosing to make these memories with us. We hope that we will have the pleasure of seeing you again in future! The Buffelsdrift Game... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 7 April 2016

This afternoon out was practically perfect. We had a chance to walk with three young elephants in the most beautiful surroundings and learn about conservation. The staff were well informed and enthusiastic. Highly recommended.

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Buffelsdrift, General Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for choosing to spoil your parents with a stay at Buffelsdrift! It is such a special occasion and we appreciate that you have chosen to spend this special time with us :) We are so pleased to hear that you and your family have enjoyed the time spent at the lodge, and that you have had... More 

Sudbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 7 April 2016

Really enjoyed my stay on 6 & 7 December 2015, organised by Natasha, Africa at Heart. Everything was just perfect. Loved meerkat safari which, due to cancellation of another large party, was just myself, Natasha, trainer guide and of course the gorgeous meerkats. Guide very knowledgable and met him several times as he also drove buggies transporting you to restaurant.... More 

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Buffelsdrift, General Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay with us! Nothing makes us happier than hearing guest feedback on the many experiences we are proud to offer, great to hear that you have enjoyed the safaris and elephant interactions! Our gentle giants love the attention :) So lovely to hear that you have enjoyed your experience... More 

London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2016

We loved this place. Easily the highlight of our recent family trip to South Africa and the Western Cape. We were travelling with a 1y old and a 3y old, as well as Granny - and all had a superb time. The luxury tents are amazing - easily the best "glamping" experience we have ever had, with gorgeous large bathrooms... More 

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Buffelsdrift, General Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay with us at Buffelsdrift! We are so happy to hear that you have enjoyed your time with us, and that the whole family could enjoy a holiday at our special place :) We apologize for any inconveniences that may have been caused by the service, however we are... More 

Hamburg, Germany
1 review
Reviewed 6 April 2016

i booked this lodge as a gift for my parents 25th wedding day and we had an amazing stay. The tents are clean, nice and have a stunning view. The outdoor shower is amazing. the breakfast buffet has a big selection and the dinner is great as well. The lodge has a wunderful set-up and gives you an african safari... More 

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Thank you so much for choosing to spoil your parents with a stay at Buffelsdrift! It is such a special occasion and we appreciate that you have chosen to spend this special time with us :) We are so pleased to hear that you and your family have enjoyed the time spent at the lodge, and that you have had... More 

Gaborone, Botswana
1 review
Reviewed 6 April 2016

Large tents with views of the water hole. The outside area of our tent was a bit scrubby with thorn bushes along path.Helpful staff and good food though slow service as the resort was busy. Convenient position out of busy town with plenty to do in the area.

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Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience with us at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge, we are so pleased to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us! We hope that we will have the pleasure of seeing you again soon :) More 

Guildford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

Desperate to go back ! Early morning safari was incredible (if you can try and get in the truck with JJ) he went above and beyond to make our safari extra special and interesting. One of the best safaris we have been on! Elephant experience was also just amazing, they are very well cared for and have a lovely life... More 

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Buffelsdrift, General Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review and recommendation, it is greatly appreciated! We are so happy to hear that you have enjoyed the elephant interactions, it is an experience we are proud to offer our guests! And our gentle giants love the attention :) Thank you again for sharing your experience in such a lovely review, and we... More 

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Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

We stayed a buffelsdrift for 2 nights and what an amazing place it was!! Beautiful tented accommodation to stay in while surrounded with amazing wild life. If you go you MUST do one of the elephant experiences... they were beyond amazing. The true gentle giants. Definitely gets 5 stars from me, it's a must when visiting South Africa!

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Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience with us at Buffesldrift, we are so happy to hear to hear that you have enjoyed enjoyed the many experiences we are so proud to offer our guests :) Thank you for your recommendation, and we hope that we will have the pleasure of having you stay with... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 4 April 2016

we went for a family 2 night holiday, was a great experience. The tents were very luxurious and comfy, the service excellent, and all in a very beautiful setting. We were surprised how beautiful the hotel looked. definitely go back!

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Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us at Buffelsdrift, we are so happy to hear that your experience has been a memorable one :) We look forward to having you stay with us again soon! More 

Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2016

We had a short time in SA and were looking for an elephant experience close to Cape Town. Our 2-night stay at Bufflesdrift Game Lodge exceeded our expectations! The 2-bedroom tent lodging (#29) was luxurious and like-new. We did not need the aircon. Bed was very comfortable. We are foodies and enjoyed the meals and wine list offered. The restaurant... More 

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Thank you so much for your beautiful review, and even more so for choosing to make these life long memories with us at Buffelsdrift! We are always so happy to hear when every aspect of a guests experience, from the accommodation to the food, to the activities, have come together to make one exceptional trip! It makes us so proud... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Buffelsdrift Game Lodge is a sprawling game farm situated in the foothills of the Swartberg Mountains in the Cango Valley, Oudtshoorn. Only 5 hours drive from Cape Town and less than 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 twenty-two game species and more than 217 bird species. In May 2004 this beautiful Nature Reserve became part of the 6th South African World Heritage Sites offering a wealth of endemic plant species. It is our aim to bring the highest quality of service to our guests and to this end we try to anticipate their every need.Buffelsdrift Game Lodge offers 9 waterfront, 16 luxury and 4 family tents each one with en-suite bathroom and private outdoor shower, air-conditioning, mini-bar, digital safe, tea / coffee making facilities and a game viewing deck. We can accommodate a total of 66 guests in our 29 tents either with twin or king size beds. A lookout lounge is situated next to the reception with a large round stone fireplace in the middle, overlooking our dam with the Swartberg Mountain Range in the distance. A charming wedding chapel is situated on the edge of a natural water hole with a wide wooden deck as entrance. The deck is an extension to the A la carte restaurant which creates a beautiful space for wedding guests to take their seats and witness the couple exchanging their wedding vows. Conferencing at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge is quite unique. Our fully equipped conference hall is situated right next to the dam, and also extends onto the deck connecting to the restaurant. Activities offered are Bush Safaris (game drive), Meerkat Safaris, Elephant Excursions and Star Gazing. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Buffelsdrift Game Lodge

Address: Cango Caves Road | P.O.Box 268, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Oudtshoorn
Price Range: €167 - €281 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Buffelsdrift Game Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 29
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“Take a lakeside hut for the views. Sunsets and hippos and elephants..............”
 of 5 bubbles Lynette194, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Tents on Water/Lake are most sought after and furthest away from Main "set up"”
 of 5 bubbles 634glennm, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are all good and you can hear the animals as it should be in a reserve.”
 of 5 bubbles Morris014, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Only downfall is that the air conditioning is load at night.”
 of 5 bubbles 655erikap, 16 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Try for a lake front room as you get a deck to sit and watch the hippos from”
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