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BUFFELSDRIFT GAME LODGE
Welcome to Buffelsdrift
We would like to introduce Buffelsdrift Game Lodge.
We offer unique, understated elegance in luxury tented-accommodation in Oudtshoorn.
With the Swartberg mountains as backdrop and a magnificent waterhole at your doorstep, it’s the closest you’ll get to the wild of the Klein Karoo and true African accommodation.
We are located 6.5 km just outside of Oudtshoorn, the Ostrich capital of the world. The lodge is situated only 300 meters from the tar road leading to the Cango Caves. The main lodge area is right next to a 5 hectare waterhole, filled with big fish, turtles and hippo.
From the wooden deck that surrounds the lodge area, you can see our elephants walking, our hippo and fish in the water as well as other game grazing on the opposite bank.
African Bush Safaris:
During our bush safaris ( game drives ), you can expect to experience true Karoo vegetation from our open game viewing vehicles. Our wide range of animals include Hippo, Elephant, Giraffe, Eland, Zebra, Buffalo, Rhino, Springbok and much more. The duration of our bush safaris is ± 2 hours. About midway through the safari, there is a refreshment break at one of our scenic lookout points. These offer 360° panoramic views of the area as well as the Swartberg Mountains.
Feedback from our visitors state that we have the best and most interactive Elephant Experiences in the Garden Route. Early bookings are essential as our elephants are very popular. Clients should arrive 15 minutes prior to activity. Activity will automatically be cancelled if clients arrive 15 minutes after booked time and will have to wait for the next time slot. Book an Elephant Feeding | Elephant Walking | Elephant Brushing
The Meerkat Safaris at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge will bring you up close to these amazing animals. A trained ranger will meet our guests in the Lookout Lounge, where they will enjoy a warm cup of coffee and rusks, before heading to the Safari vehicle by which they will be taken to the Meerkat burrows. On the way to the burrows guests are usually lucky to spot some of the 22 species of animals on the reserve. As there are dangerous animals like Buffalo and Hippo on the reserve, the guests remain on the vehicle while waiting for the Meerkats to emerge at the break of dawn. The ranger will educate the guests on all the interesting facts and behaviour throughout the experience.
Guests will be transported in a game vehicle to the 5ha lion enclosure where they will see our lions (Shumba, Tonga and Safia) close-up from the elevated view point. A trained game ranger will feed the lions while guests view them. It is advisable to have a camera at hand. Furthermore, the game ranger will fully inform the guests regarding important aspects of lions in general.
The Klein Karoo is renowned for its clear, unpolluted night skies offering fantastic stargazing evenings. At Buffelsdrift we seize every opportunity to present the “High five” to our valued guests. Join us for a fascinating one-hour tour of the Southern Celestial Hemisphere every evening.
The Spa @ Buffelsdrift:
The Spa @ Buffelsdrift is situated at the foot of the Swartberg Mountains, South Africa’s 6th World Heritage Site, on Buffelsdrift Game Lodge. Situated 6.5km outside Oudtshoorn en route to the Cango Caves. At the Spa you will find a view of pristine Bushveld and lush vegetation overlooking a 5ha dam with hippos and more than 217 bird species.
The Spa @ Buffelsdrift has 3 permanent therapists onsite that are professionally trained to provide the feeling one gets of being in nature with a relaxing and revitalizing treatment. Choose your preferred massage, treatment or facial and be amazed by the view over the waterhole, sounds of wildlife and relaxing soft music in the background.
Get in Touch
We are open from:
Monday to Sunday: 06:30 – 22:00
Degrees, Minutes & Seconds
Latitude: S33 31 43
Longitude: E22 14 59
Latitude: S 33 31.731
Longitude: E 22 14.997