Four star rated Buffelsdrift Game Lodge is situated just outside Oudtshoorn and en route to the Cango Caves on the famous Route 62. The lodge offers it`s guests luxury tented accommodation with sprawling views of the rolling hills of the Swartberg mountains, and a variety of wildlife. We are proud to offer our guests unique opportunities to interact with our animals, the most popular being our elephant interactions. We invite our guests to interact with our elephants, and make memories together as a family.
Part of the South African Garden Route & Klein Karoo, Buffelsdrift offers you an escape to something spectacular. Experience an array of wildlife including Elephants, Rhino, Cape Buffalo, Giraffe, Hippo and over 200 bird species. We also offer African bush safaris, star gazing, meerkat safaris and elephant feeding, walking & grooming experiences. Pristine bushveld, lush vegetation and a 5 ha natural waterhole create a haven for a variety of game species and more than 217 bird species.
The luxury tents, conference venue, restaurant, gift shop and wedding chapel are on the edge of the waterhole and offer breathtaking views of the Klein Karoo. Trained guides will escort guest on an early morning or later afternoon bush safari with a pit stop at one of the lookout points.
Each of the 29 free-standing luxury tents offers beautiful views over the waterhole and to the Swartberg Mountains. Simply and stylishly decorated, Buffelsdrift not only offers guests a true bushveld experience, but the real comforts of luxury accommodation. Buffelsdrift also has 24hr on-site service, with friendly staff to cater for your every need.
Buffelsdrift truly strives to bring guests the best accommodation and dining experience in Oudtshoorn and the Garden Route & Klein Karoo. A true African experience, with a touch of comfort and luxury.
Bird watchers will have a great time viewing the bird life in the area.
The Restaurant offers an à la carte or buffet menu that specializes in local Karoo cuisine, fresh produce and herbs from the area as well as a variety of freshly baked oven bread.
The selected wine list is a true representation of excellent South African wines.
The Game Lodge offers 29 tastefully decorated en-suite tents with full air-conditioning, a separate shower, with the waterfront tents each with its own entrance on the edge of the waterhole. Each has its own wooden deck overlooking the water where guests can relax, admire the view and spot the game.
The luxury tents offer beautiful views of the spacious Klein Karoo landscape. Guests book in from 2 pm, unpack their bags before opting for a refreshing drink, a taste of the local cuisine or one of the various outdoor excursions that the Lodge has to offer – or – they can simply kick back and relax.
The environment is one of quiet solitude that offers peace of mind. The ideal place to read your favourite book, go for a long walk or simply appreciate the beauty of nature.
The Spa at Buffelsdrift has 4 permanent therapists onsite that are professionally trained to provide the feeling one gets of being in nature with a relaxing and revitalizing treatment. Enjoy views of the Swartberg mountains, as well as our free roaming wildlife while we pamper you during your stay with us.
This Wedding venue is unique for its setting, breathtaking views of the Swartberg Mountains, vast Klein Karoo plains and blue skieswhich become a natural backdrop for photos.
The chapel is situated on the edge of the water hole with a wide wooden deck as an extension to the restaurant and this creates a beautiful space for wedding guests.
Facilities & Services:
- Children under 12 years
- Honeymoon Couples
- Airport Shuttle Service
- Babysitting Service
- Laundry Service
- Ironing Service
- Limited Room Service
- Special Meals on Request
- Conference facilities
- Wine Tasting
- Wedding facilities
- Team Building
- Bar on the Premises
- Cots available
- Curio Shop
- Internet Access
- Fax & Photocopy Machine
- Parking (open and off-street)
- Fireplace on the Premises
- Swimming Pool
- Communal Satellite TV
Luxury Waterfront Tents:
Experience true “African” style waterfront accommodation in Oudtshoorn. Our accommodation (waterfront tents) are perfect for those who enjoy the closeness of the water’s edge. The sundeck on each waterfront tent overlaps the water’s edge and is the ideal spot to relax during your stay with us. Enjoy sundowners on the deck whilst viewing our free-roaming animals in the water and surrounding banks.
The luxury tents are set only a few metres away from the waterhole and provide an elevated view of the surroundings. They also have great views over the whole lodge area and is surrounded by true Karoo fynbos.
Luxury Family Tents:
The Family units have a spacious main room and a children’s room with a shared en-suite bathroom separating the rooms. These units can accommodate a family of up to 5 people. The family tents are also near to the waterhole and provide an elevated view of the surroundings and Swartberg Mountains. True Karoo fynbos and bushveld surrounds these tents, creating an authentic bushveld experience. One might even be lucky enough to spot wildlife in the distance.
Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Activities:
Take a bush safari in an open game vehicle to a panoramic lookout point where refreshments will be enjoyed while taking in the natural beauty of the environment and pay homage to the majestic Swartberg Mountains.
Game viewing on horseback is also an option – guests will be escorted by a trained guide to get a closer view of game roaming the vast undulating hills.
Walk with an elephant in the late afternoon to the waterhole and see the sun set on the horizon.
Elephant feeding offers an opportunity to interact with our elephants and get to know these gentle giants.
Early birds can take a guided nature walk into the veld to appreciate the splendour of indigenous Karoo succulents and fynbos or catch up on their bird watching.
Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Map:
Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Guest Review
Average Guest Rating:
out of 5
based on 1 review.
Every member of staff was very helpful and always courteous. The location is wonderful and everywhere was clean and tidy. The luxury tents were fabulous including the outside shower. The surroundings were beautiful and silent. A great place to unwind in peaceful surroundings. Lovely to see animals roaming free and close by. The safari trip is well worth it and our guide was extremely knowledgeable about her surroundings and all the animals. All in all it was a great experience and one which I would visit again if time and chance allow.
Rating: Reviewed by David Cotterell over a year ago
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