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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
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“watering hole” (20 reviews)
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CUISINES
African, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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Food
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LOCATION
Cango Caves Rd, Buffelsdrift Game Lodge, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 510 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely a great culinary experience. One of the best restaurants during our trip. Enjoyed the meeting along the lake, too. I ordered the ostrich steak which was perfect. The rest of the group had steaks grilled to perfection. The portions of appetisers and mains were...More

Thank foodie_munich
Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a very splendid place, well worth the drive. Apparently they have lions and elephants but we only saw the hippos. A well organised and charming place

Thank mfeakin
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was good though what made the experience was dining with hippos chilling in the lake beside the restaurant! would definitely recommend lunch i the sun at this restaurant! For the experience the food was cheap.

Thank Charliebaills4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Probably the best breakaway we’ve ever experienced. Nature in its truest form. I would recommend it to anyone.More

Thank Suretha P
Buffelsdrift, General Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello from the Buffelsdrift Team, Thank you for this lovely review and for recommending us! It warms our hearts to hear that our Lodge was the best breakaway you ever experienced. We hope to have the pleasure of seeing you again soon in the near...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had lunch here, nice meals and friendly staff. Lovely views, but little wildlife due to the water level being low. I imagine it would be extra special in the evenings.More

Thank MaddyL2329
Buffelsdrift, General Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello from The Buffelsdrfit Team, Thank you for taking the time to share your review. We are very happy to hear that you had a nice lunch and enjoyed the beautiful views over the watering hole. Our staff really goes the extra mile to prepare...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our second visit to the Buffelsdrift restaurant. The De-lux Homemade Venison Burger is a must. Just as good second time around. Awesome setting overlooking a dam. There's a bar and a few sofas to relax. If you get your timing just right, you'll...More

Thank WinstonandCindy
Buffelsdrift, General Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello from The Buffelsdrift Team, Thank you for sharing this beautiful review. It warms our hearts to hear that you such an enjoyable second visit at our restaurant. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed the good food and were able to relax...More

Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

This was my first game reserve experience and I wasn’t disappointed in any way. Buffelsdrift Game Lodge lived up to and went beyond whatever I could have expected. The safari drive was incredible, and the only thing I didn’t see were any cats. I saw...More

Thank Marcel C
Buffelsdrift, General Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello from the Buffelsdrift Team, Thank you for sharing this wonderful review! We are so happy to hear that you had such an incredible experience on the safari drive and enjoyed the views of the animals at the waterhole from your tent. The safari drives...More

Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

I've been to this restaurant twice and it's the best steak on the planet. They cook the steak exactly like you ask (And I'm annoyingly fussy about steak). The hippo in the lake was a nice little extra we got and 9nly made just enough...More

Thank O1926HPkimp
Buffelsdrift, General Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hello from the Buffelsdrift Team, Thank you for sharing this wonderful review! We are so happy to hear that you had such a good steak and had a chance to see the hippo. Our steak is definitely a must try and a favorite with our...More

Reviewed 30 September 2017

Views were breathtaking - the food was good but nothing special and the restaurant inside (too cold to dine out this time of year) was characterless.

Thank TWhyte
Buffelsdrift, Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

Thank you very much for your review. It is unfortunate that you did not experience the 4 star quality and service that we are know for. We hope to welcome you back in the near future to experience the real Buffelsdrift Game Lodge.

Reviewed 17 September 2017

A group of Tourism professional recently visited Buffelsdrift Game Lodge for a site inspection. Thank you, Andries for giving us a very informative overview on all that Buffeldrift have to offer. I've personally visited before for lunch and can highly recommend Buffelsdrift when you are...More

Thank Riaanjordaan
Buffelsdrift, Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2017

Thank you very much for your review. It was my pleasure. We trust and believe that all of them enjoyed the site inspection. Hope to welcome you back in the near future.

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Restaurant Details

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  • 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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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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