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- Award-winning Buffelsdrift Lodge offers free-standing tents with views of the Klein Karoo's Swartberg Mountains and a wildlife watering hole. Activities include game drives, night drives, meerkat safaris, elephant excursions, lion feeding experience, and free-roaming cheetah experience.

A private outdoor shower, en-suite bathroom and minibar are featured in each air-conditioned, luxury tent. Some tents have a wooden deck set right by the water’s edge.

An outdoor pool overlooks the waterhole. Rhinos, giraffes and hippos may be seen, and within a 10-minute drive are an ostrich farm and Cango Caves. This malaria-free game reserve has free WiFi in public areas.

Situated at the waterside is one of the best a La Carté restaurants in the Southern Cape, where award-winning wines and Karoo cuisine made from fresh, local produce is served. Alongside the restaurant is a shaded deck from which spectacular views of the Swartberg mountains can be enjoyed and even hippos, Elephants, other wildlife, and bird species that visit the waterhole frequently can be spotted. Room service and a shuttle service are also available on request. Set 4 miles from Oudtshoorn, Buffelsdrift Game Lodge is located just off Route 62. There is free parking on site and a shuttle is available on request from George Airport, 44.1 miles away.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.1 for a two-person trip.

Buffelsdrift Game Lodge has been welcoming guests since 15 Jun 2012.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.2)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast info

Full English/Irish, Buffet

Free private parking available on-site


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4 reasons to choose Buffelsdrift Game Lodge

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speak English
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Property surroundings *
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What's nearby
  • Cango Ostrich Farm
    3.3 miles
  • Cango Wildlife Ranch
    3.4 miles
  • Karusa Premium Wines & Craft Brewery
    3.7 miles
  • Oudtshoorn Golf Course
    4.5 miles
  • ArtKaroo Art Gallery
    4.6 miles
  • Le Roux Dorpshuis Museum
    4.9 miles
  • Suspension Bridge
    5 miles
  • Arbeidsgenot Museum
    5.2 miles
  • CP Nel Museum
    5.2 miles
  • Ateljee Thijs Nel Gallery
    5.8 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant
    0 miles
  • Restaurant Nostalgie
    5.3 miles
Natural beauty
  • Mountain Cango Caves
    13 miles
  • Mountain Swartberg Pass
    25.5 miles
Closest airports
  • George Airport
    33.8 miles
How to get to Buffelsdrift Game Lodge from George Airport
    Free parking is available.
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1 restaurant on site

    Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant

    Cuisine: African, South African

    Open for: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Facilities of Buffelsdrift Game Lodge
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Walking tours Additional charge
  • Game drives Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne Additional charge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Kid meals Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in some hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
Reception services
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Concierge service
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Babysitting/child services Additional charge
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Trouser press Additional charge
  • Ironing service Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying Additional charge
  • Business centre Additional charge
  • Meeting/banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • 24-hour security
  • Safety deposit box
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Chapel/shrine
  • Family rooms
  • Barber/beauty shop
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
Outdoor swimming pool
Free! All pools are free of charge
  • Open all year
  • Opening times
  • All ages welcome
  • Pool/beach towels
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Sun umbrellas
  • Pool with view
  • Salt-water pool
  • Full body massage Additional charge
  • Hand massage Additional charge
  • Head massage Additional charge
  • Couples massage Additional charge
  • Foot massage Additional charge
  • Neck massage Additional charge
  • Back massage Additional charge
  • Spa/wellness packages
  • Spa lounge/relaxation area
  • Spa facilities
  • Body wrap
  • Body scrub
  • Body treatments
  • Pedicure
  • Manicure
  • Make up services
  • Facial treatments
  • Beauty Services
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Massage Additional charge
  • Spa and wellness centre Additional charge
Languages spoken
  • Afrikaans
  • English
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14:00 - 21:00


07:00 - 11:00


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children aged 13 years and above are considered adults at this property.

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Cot and extra bed policies

There is no capacity for cots at this property.

There is no capacity for extra beds at this property.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in


Pets are not allowed.

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The fine print

Dear Visitor, this region is currently experiencing drought conditions. Please be aware that certain properties are subject to comply with local water usage restrictions.

FAQs about Buffelsdrift Game Lodge

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Buffelsdrift Game Lodge by:

    • Car 1h

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. Find out the details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Buffelsdrift Game Lodge has 1 restaurant:

    • Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant

  • Check-in at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge is from 14:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

  • Buffelsdrift Game Lodge offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Spa and wellness centre
    • Massage
    • Walking tours
    • Beauty Services
    • Swimming Pool
    • Facial treatments
    • Game drives
    • Make up services
    • Manicure
    • Pedicure
    • Body treatments
    • Body scrub
    • Body wrap
    • Spa facilities
    • Spa lounge/relaxation area
    • Spa/wellness packages
    • Back massage
    • Neck massage
    • Foot massage
    • Couples massage
    • Head massage
    • Hand massage
    • Full body massage

  • Buffelsdrift Game Lodge is 4.3 miles from the centre of Oudtshoorn.

  • Room options at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge include:

    • Tent

  • Yes, Buffelsdrift Game Lodge is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Guests staying at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.8).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Full English/Irish
    • Buffet
    • À la carte

  • The prices at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.