Buffelsdrift Game Lodge
Buffelsdrift Game Lodge is a quiet, convenient and scenic two-night stopover along the Garden Route's road less travelled - Route 62. A short drive from Oudtshoorn, the game lodge offers peaceful, comfortable accommodation with a game drive thrown in for good measure.
Accommodation at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge consists of the classic "safari tent" and if you've never been on a safari in Africa, here's your chance to allay your concerns about tented accommodation.
Your tent is the size of a bungalow on a large wooden deck with canvas walls and roof; the en suite bathroom has wonderful open-air shower - secluded from all but the birds above; and in front you have a spacious deck overlooking a seasonal dam with hippos in it or a watering hole frequented by wildlife day and night. Double or twin beds are available and the tents are air conditioned.
Game drives at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge are conducted in specially adapted safari vehicles with open sides for a clear view of the animals, birds, plants and views that your wonderful safari guide will show you. Traverse the private grounds looking for elephant, giraffe, zebra, white rhino, buffalo. wildebeest and several small antelope and plains species. You won't find predators or malaria here making it a safe family safari and there are over 200 birds to discover in acre after acre of beautiful African bush.
The large restaurant has an a la carte menu and a wine list showcasing the wine farms along Route 62. Spilling onto the deck, on clear nights you can enjoy a starlit dinner and the large log fire will be welcome on wintry nights.
Facilities25 luxurious safari tents; en suite bathrooms with free-standing tub and outdoor shower; private balcony looking out over the dam or the waterhole; air conditioning; mini bar; tea/coffee; safe; hair dryer; telephone; restaurant and open-air deck; swimming pool.
ActivitiesGame drives; elephant rehabilitation programme with interaction and feeding times - great for the kids; horseback safaris; guided nature walks; scenic sunset drives; beautiful night skies riddled with stars
Page last updated: 17 Dec 2010