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Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant

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Cango Caves Rd, Buffelsdrift Game Lodge, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
+27 44 272 0000
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07:00 - 22:00
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Fantastic. Best View. One of the jewels of the Klein Karoo. Spa experience was good. Food good. Staff always friendly

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Colne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed a tasty lunch here spoiled because my husbands bobotie was cold in the centre. It was heated up and turned out to be delicious. My kudos steak was exceptional, cooked pink just as ordered. The highlight of course were the ellies returning from the water hole. To enjoy this experience you mustn't might getting muddy!

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Thank Jasmin
Buffelsdrift, General Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your dining experience at our restaurant, we are thrilled to hear that both enjoyed your meals so much :) The views from our deck are a wonder on their own, and we're happy to hear that you caught a glimpse of our elephants as they returned from the water hole.... More 

Stattford, Great Britain
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Our bed and breakfast booked us in for a meal in the evening, we heard them do the booking, and just before we left that evening they rang to make sure we were sitting outside, again we were there when they made the phone call. When we arrived at the gate of the lodge they had no knowledge of our... More 

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Thank Margaret E
Buffelsdrift, Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. Your Guesthouse already informed us of the matter. It has already been addressed and the culprit dealt with. We humbly apologize for any inconvenience caused. We hope to welcome you back in the near future to experience the real Buffelsdrift Game Lodge service. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was the 24th of December and my son and I had travelled from PE to Oudtshoorn via Kareedouw, Joubertina, the backroad as opposed to the Garden Route. It was fascinating as it was the first time we had taken that route. On arrival at our lodgings, De Poort, we were advised by Elna Coetzee our host that the Buffelsdrift... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your visit at our restaurant, we are thrilled to hear that we have made such a wonderful impression! Your kind words will be passed on to our team. The ostrich fillet has always been a popular choice on our menu and we strive to prepare meals that are second to... More 

Scotland, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch here on two days and found it very good. The restaurant overlooks water hole so quite a few animals on view. We had done a full , three day ,safari some years ago and thought it might be fun to do a quick two hour game drive. On the spur of the moment decided to do a... More 

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Buffelsdrift, Owner at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience at our restaurant, we are thrilled to hear that you have enjoyed both the unique atmosphere of the restaurant as well as the meals prepared for you. We hope that you will be back again soon to experience more that we offer at the lodge. Best wishes,The Buffelsdrift... More 

Ilfracombe
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there for a sundowner and supper. They have 5 elephants, a couple of hippos and a large waterhole with loads of birds and antelope. lovely place to end the day.

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

Thank you for your lovely review, and for choosing to join us for a sundowner, the setting of our restaurant truly does make a picture-perfect atmosphere to end the day on a good note! We hope that you will be back to visit us again soon :) More 

Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food and service at reasonable prices. However the strength of this restaurant is its location, right next to a fairly large pond in an area with plenty of wildlife. If the weather is good get a table on the veranda, bring your camera and binoculars and watch the wildlife whilst enjoying your meal. As the restaurant gives priority to... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your dining experience at Buffelsdrift. We are pleased to hear that you have enjoyed the unique atmosphere we offer in the area. We hope that you will be back to visit again soon. Best wishes, the Bufflesdrift Team. More 

West Sussex, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried the ostrich steak and it was delicious, perfectly cooked with an excellent wine. All this with great vegetables. The view from where we were sitting was magnificent. As the sun was coming down, the lake attracted rhinoceros, giraffes, kudu and even some hippopotamus. What a treat! This is great restaurant in a beautiful setting.

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience with us! We are so happy to hear that you have enjoyed the meals prepared in our kitchen and the beautiful views from the restaurant deck too. We hope that you will visit again soon! Best wishes, The Buffelsdrift Team. More 

Harrogate, United Kingdom
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this game lodge on our arrival in Oudtshoorn. It is a fabulous setting overlooking a huge water hole. We were lucky to see giraffe and hippo. The menu is excellent wide choice as is the drinks menu. The staff were very polite and efficient. Well Worth a visit

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

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are thrilled to hear that you have enjoyed the unique setting of our restaurant and that you were satisfied with our food and beverage menu too. It warms our hearts to hear that our staff have made such a wonderful impression too. Thank you for your recommendation and we hope that... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was yummy food. Vegetable soup and prawns were amazing. Ostrich steak was very good too!! The service could have been more quick and the waiter kept saying "I don't know" At some point u will think "isnt it your job to find out"?!

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on what we are doing right, as well as where we need to improve on our guests experience too. We are pleased to hear that the ostrich steak has been a highlight for you as this meal is always a popular meal enjoyed by our guests. We hope that you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$18
Cuisine
African, European, Gluten Free Options
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
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, 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
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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