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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 6.5 km 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, 71 km away.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.4)

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

Breakfast info

Buffet

Free private parking available on-site


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Availability

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Room type
Number of guests
 
2 single beds
or
1 extra-large double bed
2 single beds
or
1 extra-large double bed
2 single beds
and
1 extra-large double bed
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Travel Sustainable Level 3

This property has told us they’re making large investments and efforts towards sustainability by taking steps that can have environmental and social impact. We’ve worked with experts including Travalyst and Sustainalize to create the Travel Sustainable programme – making it easier for you to experience the world more sustainably.
Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
9.2
Facilities
9.3
Cleanliness
9.4
Comfort
9.4
Value for money
8.4
Location
9.4
Free WiFi
7.1
Low score for Oudtshoorn
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  • Lynne
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    The property is situated on a Dam overlooking the mountains. The tents are beautifully decorated with a view of the lake and we could sit out and watch the wildlife
  • Neil
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Staff, excellent. Surroundings and scenery , beautiful. On site game drive , scenic with game. Facilities were fabulous. Would recommend 2 to 3 nights.
  • Laurens
    BelgiumBelgium
    The tents are very luxurious with a very comfy bed, airconditioning, bathroom and even a secluded outdoor shower. The terrain itself gives out on a lake where you can spot hippo's! In the park itself you have wild nyala's roaming around which all...

Property surroundings

Restaurants
1 restaurant on site

  • Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant
    • Cuisine
      African • South African
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner
    • Ambiance
      Family friendly • Traditional • Modern • Romantic

Facilities of Buffelsdrift Game Lodge
Great facilities! Review score, 9.3

Most popular facilities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Bar
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Additional toilet
  • Bath or shower
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
View
  • Mountain view
  • Garden view
  • Lake view
  • View
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
Activities
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Game drives
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Seating Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Telephone
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Kid meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Bar
  • Minibar
Internet
WiFi is available in some rooms and is free of charge.
Parking
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
General
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Electric blankets
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Wake-up service
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Heating
  • Private entrance
  • Chapel/shrine
  • Family rooms
  • Barber/beauty shop
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
Outdoor swimming pool
Free!
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Pool with view
  • Salt-water pool
  • Pool/beach towels
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Sun umbrellas
Wellness
  • Full body massage
  • Hand massage
  • Head massage
  • Couples massage
  • Foot massage
  • Neck massage
  • Back massage
  • 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

House rules

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Check-in

From 14:00 to 21:00

Check-out

From 07:00 to 11:00

 

Cancellation/
prepayment

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 13 years and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Groups

When booking more than 3 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

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FAQs about Buffelsdrift Game Lodge

  • Guests staying at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.4).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Buffet

  • 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

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

  • 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.

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

  • Buffelsdrift Game Lodge has 1 restaurant:

    • Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant

  • Buffelsdrift Game Lodge is 4.3 miles from the centre of Oudtshoorn. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Room options at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge include:

    • Tent

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