South African Lodges

Buffelsdrift Game Lodge

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Dining at the Buffelsdrift Game Lodge

The Buffelsdrift Restaurant at Buffalo Ridge offers an a la Carte menu which specialises in authentic Karoo cuisine.  The delicious home made dishes remade with only the best local ingredients and fresh produce. Wines that pair with these delicious meals are from Route 62, South Africa's longest wine route.

Activities, Sports & Leisure

Wildlife activities

Buffelsdrift Game Lodge offers Bush Safaris to guests as well as to the public. Safaris on open game viewing vehicles give guests the chance to see a wide variety of animals including hippos, elephants, giraffes, eland, zebra, buffalo, rhino and springbok.

Buffelsdrift Game Lodge also offers some of the best and most interactive elephant experiences in the Garden Route. Guests can enjoy elephant feeding, elephant walks and elephant riding. The three African elephants found here are orphans from the Kruger National Park, and their parents were lost in poaching incidents.

Visitors to Buffelsdrift Game Lodge have the opportunity to become part of the natural environment while viewing the game on horseback. The horseback safaris are led by trained guides.

Nearby attractions
  • Cango Caves - this is the spectacular underground wonder of the Klein Karoo. These fine drip stone caverns feature vast halls and towering formations.
  • Cango Ostrich Farm
  • Gamaskloof Valley Gamkaskloof - this fascinating valley near Prince Albert has rich cultural history.
  • Karusa Winery - this wine estate is well-known for its Cap Classique and Mediterranean-styled wines.
  • Safari Ostrich Show Farm - here visitors can see large flocks of ostriches at different stages of development.
  • Swartberg Mountain Nature Reserve
  • Gamkapoort Nature Reserve
  • Towerkop Nature Reserve.
Meerkat Safari

The Meerkat Safaris at the Buffelsdrift Game Lodge provide a unique way of experience wildlife to travellers.  Early morning, guests are welcomed in the Lodge Lookout Lounge with a warm cup of coffee while being briefed by the Meerkat Ranger on what to expect on the outing.

Then they are driven in the open game viewing vehicle to the Meerkat Burrows, where comfortable camping chairs are placed out for the guests to sit and enjoy the scenery. While they wait for the Meerkats to emerge from their burrows, the ranger shares his knowledge and passion for these creatures with them. 

There is even a chance that they will spot other wildlife such as giraffes, hippos, buffalo and various other animals on their way or while relaxing on the chairs. This activity can last up to three hours, depending on the timing of the Meerkats.

Conferences & Events

Conference Venue

The conference venue at Buffelsdrift Safari Lodge is a great place to hold your work conference. The venue overlooks the watering hole and is a great place to be when working hard at a conference. The Conference Venue can hold up to 100 delegates comfortably.

Conference facilities:

• Data projector & screen
• Combination flip charts
• Whiteboards
• Internet access.


Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
Business Services
  • Hotel Wi-Fi
General Services
  • Housekeeping service
  • Safari drives
  • Wake-up call
  • Walking safaris
Malaria Status and Animals
  • The Buffelsdrift Lodge is in the Malaria free area of Oudtshoorn, South Africa. 

    Lush succulent Karoo vegetation and a 5 ha natural waterhole create a haven for a variety of species including elephants, rhino and Cape buffalo, giraffe, hippo, Cape Mountain Zebra, Eland, Kudu and Springbok.

    Enthusiastic bird watchers will enjoy trying to identify the more than 217 bird species to be found in the area, the ostrich, of course, is the easiest.

Available Rooms

Luxury Waterfront

# Rooms:

There are 25 luxury tented suites at Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge. Of the 25 suites, 9 of them are waterfront based.  Each of these rooms has their sundeck which overlooks the watering hole.

Luxury Waterfront room features:

  • Fully en-suite bathrooms
  • Private outdoor hot water shower
  • Dual air-conditioning
  • Digital safe
  • Mini bar
  • Hairdryer
  • Telephone
  • Tea and coffee facilities.
Single Room R2490
Double Room R3700


# Rooms:

Of the 25 tented suites at The Lodge, 16 of them have a horizon view. These tents are not close to the watering hole but offer an elevated view of the surrounding Reserve.

Room Amenities include:

  • Fully en-suite bathrooms
  • Private outdoor hot water shower
  • Dual air-conditioning
  • Digital safe
  • Mini bar
  • Hairdryer
  • Telephone
  • Tea and coffee facilities.
Single Room R2130
Double Room R2790

Luxury Family Tent

# Rooms:

The family tents feature a spacious main room and a children’s room with a shared en-suite bathroom separating the rooms. These tents can accommodate a family of up to 5 guests. The family tents are located near the waterhole and provide an elevated view of the Swartberg Mountains and the magnificent surroundings.

Luxury Family Tent features:

  • Main room
  • Childrens room
  • One bathroom
  • Can accommodate up to five guests.
Single Room R5580
Double Room R5580

GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -33.528667

Longitude: 22.246116


Directions to the Buffelsdrift Game Lodge from Cape Town:

1. From Cape Town take the N2 towards Somerset/Muizenberg
2. Turn left onto R324
3. Turn left to stay on R324
4. Turn right onto R62
5. Turn right onto South St/R62. Continue to follow R62
6. Turn left onto Baron Van Reede St/R328. Continue to follow R328. Destination will be on the right.


On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

4 Star