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Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

On our last day of activity in Western Cape, feeding the elephants Malaika, Jubari and Bulelo were such adorable, gentle giants. We were given chance to wak with them and they will hug you using their trunks. We fed them with vegetable snacks and let us do the photo ops. It feels great to feel and hug them personally.

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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 experience with us, we are so pleased to hear that you have enjoyed the interaction with our gentle giants :) they love the attention, and we are proud to offer our guests this unique experience. We hope that we will have the pleasure of being a stop along your...

Oudtshoorn
Reviewed 3 June 2016

Overall it was a great stay in the Buffelsdrift. Really beautiful and good located near Cango, Swartberg pass, Oudtshoorn and Ostrich farms. Our tent was nice with and luxury for a tent. Any time again.

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

Thank you so much for your lovely review on your experience with us, we are so happy to hear that you have enjoyed your stay! We look forward to having you stay again soon, and experience some of the many out-door activities we have to offer at the lodge. Safe travels until next time! The Buffelsdrift Game Lodge

York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 June 2016

The tent is awsome with beautiful scenery and excellent service. All the staff are very nice and professional. It's just the best experience I've ever had and I will come back again, also, I'd like to recommend this wonderful place to my friends.

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

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! Nothing makes us happier than hearing that our guests have had a an experience unlike any other with us, and your stay with us has been memorable :) Thank you for your recommendation, and we hope that we will have the pleasure of seeing you again soon!

Oudtshoorn
Reviewed 1 June 2016

Buffelsdrift was beyond amazing, great service, fantastic location. This was such an amazing experience! The elephant walk was priceless really a once in a lifetime experience! Being in the hotel industry I can highly recommend this place!

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

Thank you so much for your wonderful review, and recommendation, your positive feedback has made our day! Thank you for making special mention of our service, this is something we pride ourselves on at Buffelsdrift. We are so happy to hear that you have enjoyed the interaction with our gentle giants, this is always a highlight for our guests, and...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 May 2016

This was the last stop of our holiday before we flew home and it was the best 2 nights we've had, I wish that we had been able to stay longer! I think it was the authenticity of staying in a posh tent that made it for us. there was air conditioning, beautiful furniture, a hair dryer, full fridge and...

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Hello from Buffelsdrift! Thank you so much for choosing to spend such a special occasion with us, and a huge happy birthday again from all of us at the lodge :) We are so pleased to hear that your stay with us has been a memorable one, and that you felt well looked after throughout your stay with us :)...

Oudtshoorn, South Africa
Reviewed 31 May 2016

Took some time out to experience what is on offer in our region so that we can give our honest opinion to visitors to our shop on "what to do" around Oudtshoorn. The drive was pleasant as the weather was in our favour. Saw a fair amount of animals, but was rather disappointed with the guide - he seemed to...

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Omagh
Reviewed 31 May 2016

Another place to put on your bucket list . Rest in bed look out over the watering hole watch hippos springbok wildebeest giraffe elephants birds birds and more birds life cannot get much better than this

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

Thank you so much for your lovely review of your experience with us! We are pleased to hear that you have enjoyed every bit of your stay, and your recommendation is greatly appreciated! We hope that we will have the pleasure of seeing you again soon :)

Oudtshoorn
Reviewed 28 May 2016

A great tented safari lodge in Oudshoorn which is also in close proximity of George Airport nestled on the edge of a dam populated by Hipo. Good service and good food. Great game drives and lots of animal including Buffalo etc to view

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Thank you so much for your review, we are pleased to hear that you have enjoyed your experience with us at the lodge :) We appreciate your special mention on our service and restaurant quality, and that you have participated in our popular game drives. We hope that we will have the pleasure of seeing you again in the near...

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 27 May 2016

I stayed at Buffelsdrift in Winter with my family. It was great, tents are comfortable and food was really nice. They have very interesting activities for families, like Meerkat tours and Elephant tour in addition to game drives, spa and restaurant. It was perfect for a family holiday.

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Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience with us at Buffelsdrift, we love that your stay with us has been fun for the whole family! We appreciate the positive feedback on all aspects of your stay with us, and we look forward to seeing you all again in future :)

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 25 May 2016

we spent the day at the lodge during our honeymoon. fed the elephants, watched the hippo in the lake and went on a game drive. it was an amazing day! elephants were really gentle and its something everyone has to do once in their lifetime. staff was friendly and the food was delicious. would recommend this place to anyone!

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Hello from Buffelsdrift :) Congratulations to you both on this exciting time in your lives, and thank you for making us part of this special occasion! We are so happy to hear that you have enjoyed the activities and interactions with our gentle giants, we are grateful to be part of these life long memories. Thank you for your recommendation,...

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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: €147 - €283 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Buffelsdrift Game Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 29
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“luxury waterfront are great , overlooking the dam”
 of 5 bubbles petra974, 13 Dec 2016 | Read review
“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
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