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Buffelsdrift Game Lodge


29 bedroom Safari Lodge in Oudtshoorn from R1,000 per person sharing
Safari in the Klein Karoo

Featured in our Garden Route Safari Blog

Buffelsdrift is a 4* rated, malaria-free Garden Route Game Lodge within close proximity to Oudtshoorn.

Set at the foothills of the Swartberg Mountains in the Cango Valley, this sprawling 3000 hectare reserve is home to an array of wildlife including Rhino, Zebra, Elephants, Cape Buffalo, Eland, Springbok, Giraffe and Hippo. Over 200 bird species, pristine bushveld and lush vegetation all add to a truly unique bushveld experience in the heart of the Klein Karoo.

Safari activities include Game Drives / Bush Safaris, Night Drives, Meerkat Safaris, Elephant Feeding and Interaction, Elephant Walks, Lion Feeding Experience and free roaming Cheetah Experience.

Accommodation is provided in luxurious Tented Suites either set on the water’s edge or higher up, all with magnificent views over a 5 hectare waterhole filled with big fish, turtles and hippo; the Swartberg Mountain range in the distance.

Buffelsdrift is ideal for couples, groups of friends, also families with children.


  • Location
  • Safari Activities


There are 29 free-standing Luxury Tented Suites in total: 9 Waterfront Tents and 16 Luxury Tents.

Luxury Waterfront Tents: Perfect for those who enjoy the closeness of the water’s edge. The sundeck on each waterfront tent overlaps the water’s edge and is the ideal spot to relax during your stay.

Luxury Tents: Set only a few metres away from the waterhole and provide an elevated view of the surroundings. Great views over the whole lodge area surrounded by true Karoo fynbos.

Luxury Family Tents: Spacious main room and a children’s room with a shared en-suite bathroom separating the rooms. Can accommodate a family of up to five people.

Simply and stylishly decorated in an African Theme, each Tent offers:

  • King Size or Twin beds
  • Fully en-suite bathrooms with bath as well as a private outdoor hot water shower
  • Dual air-conditioning
  • Digital safe
  • Stocked Mini Bar
  • Hairdryer
  • Telephone
  • Tea and coffee facilities

Your stay is inclusive of Breakfast daily. Various packages inclusive of Safari Activities and other specials are offered – Enquire Now!


The Main Lodge consists of a Reception Area with Curio Shop, a Lounge with fireplace, a Restaurant with indoor & outdoor seating arrangements, an open-air Bar as well as a Conference Room which seats up to 100 delegates. A separate ‘Bush Boma’ is great for social BBQ nights under the famous Karoo skyline & stars.

Their Restaurant dishes up a Buffet Breakfast as well as Al La Carte Lunches & Dinners and is open to the public. Buffelsdrift offers some of the best cuisine in the area, their menu filled with specialty dishes all authentic to the Karoo.

A residents-only swimming pool is centrally located to the tents and overlooks the waterhole and mountain range.


Swimming Pool, Restaurant, Bar, Bush Boma. Lounge with fireplace, Conference Room, Curio Shop, On-site Spa, Wifi, Ample parking.


Child friendly game reserve.

NOTE: Buffelsdrift is open to day visitors for safari activities as well as dining.


Ample parking with a shuttle service to the Main Lodge & Tents.




At the foot of the Swartberg Mountains in the Cango Valley, within close proximity to Oudtshoorn.

Shops – 10min drive

Cango Caves – 20 min drive

Oudtshoorn – 10 min drive

George Airport – 75 min drive


Buffelsdrift, Oudtshoorn, Safari Lodge.

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