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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, private bathroom and mini-bar 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. Located 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 mi 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 mi away.

Couples in particular 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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Room Type
Number of guests
 
2 twin beds
or
1 king bed
2 twin beds
or
1 king bed
2 twin beds
and
1 king bed
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Property practices

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Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
9.3
Facilities
9.3
Cleanliness
9.4
Comfort
9.4
Value for money
8.5
Location
9.4
Free Wifi
7.2
Low score for Oudtshoorn
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See what guests loved the most:

  • James
    United States of America United States of America
    Wow! I can’t say enough about the lodge, staff and facilities. The room “tent”, was well thought out, immaculate and the best possible. The tent was right out of a movie for an African safari. The food was amazing. The activities were awesome....
  • Fay
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Fabulous tents so well equipped and great to be on edge of dam, although very noisy with birds. Great food and staff. Good to see the wildlife conservation, went to see lions being fed
  • George
    China China
    We had an amazing experience at Buffelsdrift. The staff and tour guides do their best to ensure you have a good time.

Area info

Restaurants
1 Restaurant On Site

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

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

Most popular amenities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Free parking
  • Free Wifi
  • Family rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Bar
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Guest bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
View
  • Mountain view
  • Garden view
  • Lake view
  • View
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
Activities
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Game drives
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Telephone
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Kids' meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Bar
  • Minibar
Internet
Wifi is available in some rooms and is free of charge.
Parking
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
Front Desk Services
  • Private check-in/out
  • Concierge
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Babysitting/Child services
    Additional charge
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Suit press
    Additional charge
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Business center
    Additional charge
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
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
  • Hair/Beauty salon
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
Outdoor swimming pool
Free!
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Pool with view
  • Saltwater pool
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
Spa
  • 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
  • Makeup services
  • Facial treatments
  • Beauty services
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Massage
    Additional charge
  • Spa
    Additional charge
Languages Spoken
  • Afrikaans
  • English

House rules

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Check-in

From 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Check-out

From 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM

 

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

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

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

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

No age restriction

There's 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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The fine print
Must-know information for guests at this property

Please inform Buffelsdrift Game Lodge of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

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

  • The prices at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Buffelsdrift Game Lodge has 1 restaurant:

    • Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant

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

    • Spa
    • Massage
    • Walking tours
    • Beauty services
    • Swimming pool
    • Facial treatments
    • Game drives
    • Makeup 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

  • Guests staying at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.1).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Buffet

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

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

  • Check-in at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

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

  • Room options at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge include:

    • Tent