Buffelsdrift Game Lodge

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Getaway Summary
PRICE (pp sharing):
from R 890
GETAWAY TYPE
Safari
Overview
Buffelsdrift Game Lodge offers a unique bushveld experience in the heart of the Klein Karoo - the gateway to South Africas scenic Garden Route. The authentic bushveld character of the area at the foothills of the Swartberg Mountains has been preserved and the lush indigenous vegetation is representative of the Cape Floral Kingdom South Africas sixth Natural World Heritage Site.Luxury accommodation, a restaurant and conference facilities that meet international standards are available to visitors and corporate guests. A charming wedding chapel at the waters edge is the ideal setting for romantic African country weddings. A wide variety of game, bird and plant species are indigenous to this area and visitors will see elephant, rhino, buffalo, hippo, Cape mountain zebra, giraffe and other antelope.Buffelsdrift Game Lodge has been well-known for it's game drive and elephant interaction experiences for many years. 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. The Meerkat Safaris will bring you up close to these amazing animals. While waiting for the Meerkats to emerge at the break of dawn, the ranger will educate the guests on all the interesting facts and behavior throughout the experience. 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 to get to know these gentle giants. We also give our guests the opportunity to brush our elephant's backs before or after walking and feeding them. Our lion feeding experience offers guests the opportunity to be transported in a game vehicle to the 5ha lion enclosure where they will see our lions close-up from an elevated view point whilst a trained game ranger will feed the lions. They will also get fully informed regarding important aspects of lions in general. The 29 Luxury Tents on the edge of the natural waterhole offer beautiful views of the spacious Klein Karoo landscape. Each has its own wooden deck overlooking the water where guests can relax, admire the view and see the game. Guests and baggage will be transported from the safe parking lot in cute golf carts to their accommodation. The environment is one of quiet solitude that offers peace of mind.The Buffelsdrift Restaurant offers an la carte or buffet menu that specializes in local Karoo cuisine, home-made preserves, chutney, pickles 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 wine and offers guests some of the best award-winning wines on the R62 - the longest wine route in South Africa. The open-air bar is situated next to the conference venue and is an extension of the wooden deck. The bar offers a variety of soft drinks, spirits and a wide selection of local wine and port.The neighbouring town of Calitzdorp houses three of the top wine estates on the R62, also known as The Port Capital of the World. This is not only Ostrich Country but also the heart of the Western Cape Winelands.Please note we also offer 24 hour on-site assistance.
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"Wonderful stay in the luxury tent"
20 Apr 2017
By Anna Boll
"view to the waterhole and the hippos; game drive with rhinos, kudu, zebra... ; the restaurant was excellent"
"Perfect Honeymoon"
18 Feb 2014
By Ulf, Germany
"We stayed at Buffeldrift during our honeymoon and it was perfect. To sleep in the beautiful tents and hear the hippos by night is amazing. We've done horse riding and elephant feeding and both was a wonderful experience. We would have done the elephant riding, but we've been to late with our booking. After all we've enjoined every minute atBuffelsdrift."
"Buffelsdrift Game Lodge"
01 Oct 2010
By Patricia, South Africa
"We loved Buffelsdrift. From the warm welcome, friendly service and stunning setting, this was a great stay. Our waterfront tented unit was stunning, spacious and luxurious. Huge bed, open-air shower, enormous bath and our own deck.Dinner was excellent and reasonably priced. We booked a bush safari and Enslin our guide was excellent, we had good sightings of most animals, and his knowledge of the local plants, and birds made this a great excursion. The elephant feeding experience is a ... more"
"Buffelsdrift Game Lodge"
01 Oct 2010
By Patricia, South Africa
"We loved Buffelsdrift. From the warm welcome, friendly service and stunning setting, this was a great stay. Our waterfront tented unit was stunning, spacious and luxurious. Huge bed, open-air shower, enormous bath and our own deck. Dinner was excellent and reasonably priced. We booked a bush safari and Enslin our guide was excellent, we had good sightings of most animals, and his knowledge of the local plants, and birds made this a great excursion. The elephant feeding experience is a must for everyone visiting Buffelsdrift. The 3 teenage elephants love interacting with guests and children will love it. Unfortunately we only spent 1 night and would suggest a minimum of 2 nights to take advantage of all they offer. We have wonderful pictures to treasure and hope to one day return for a longer stay."
"Bufflesdrift game lodge"
11 Dec 2009
By Anonymous,South Africa
"A perfect stay in a luxury waterfront tent - everything looks exactly like the pictures!!!"
"Bufflesdrift game lodge"
11 Dec 2009
By Anonymous, South Africa
"A perfect stay in a luxury waterfront tent - everything looks exactly like the pictures!!!"
"Fantastic "
13 Apr 2008
By carina, South Africa
"Fabulous but too short; best is that it is really quiet and unspoilt"
"Lovely stay, "
11 Apr 2008
By breda, Ireland
"Would go again as one night was not enough but did not see many animals.Baby elephants lovely."
"Excellent"
04 Jan 2008
By Pam, South Africa
"We all had a really good time. The whole experience was excellent. We will definitely go there again. My sister and her Husband from USA enjoyed their African adventure. Thanks so much. The New Year cocktails on the mountain watching the sun set was a lovely surprise."
"Loved the Tents!"
19 Nov 2007
By Dirkie, South Africa
"It was a nice first time visit.Enjoyed the Game Drive and it was nice to feed the Elephants.Service in restaurant can improve."