Buffelsdrift Game Lodge

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Overview of Buffelsdrift Game Lodge

Buffelsdrift Game Lodge

4 out of 5

4.3/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
Road 62 to Oudshoorn, Cango Caves (Road 328), Oudtshoorn, Western Cape, 6620

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationBuffelsdrift Game Lodge1 min walk
  • Popular LocationCango Ostrich Ranch5 min drive
  • Popular LocationCango Wildlife Ranch5 min drive
  • AirportOudtshoorn (OUH)12 min drive

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About this area


Located in Oudtshoorn, Buffelsdrift Game Lodge is in a rural area and on the waterfront. Karusa Vineyards and Rust en Vrede Waterfall are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those looking for area attractions can visit Buffelsdrift Game Lodge and Cango Ostrich Ranch. Cango Wildlife Ranch and Safari Ostrich Show Farm are also worth visiting. Practice your golf swing with lessons and a golf course nearby, or enjoy other activities in the great outdoors, such as mountain biking and ziplining in the area.

What's nearby

  • Buffelsdrift Game Lodge - 1 min walk
  • Cango Ostrich Ranch - 5 min drive
  • Cango Wildlife Ranch - 5 min drive
  • Karusa Vineyards - 8 min drive
  • Oudtshoorn Suspension Bridge - 9 min drive


  • The Black Swan — 7 min drive
  • Jemima's Restaurant — 8 min drive
  • Kalinka — 8 min drive
  • Nostalgie — 8 min drive
  • Annys Bistro — 8 min drive

About this property

Buffelsdrift Game Lodge

Waterfront Oudtshoorn lodge in Buffelsdrift with full-service spa
A full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a restaurant are available at this lodge. Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a bar/lounge, a conference center, and massage/treatment rooms. All 29 rooms boast deep soaking tubs and offer free WiFi and furnished balconies or patios. Other amenities available to guests include refrigerators, minibars, and premium bedding.
Buffelsdrift Game Lodge offers 29 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and safes. Rooms open to furnished balconies or patios. Beds feature premium bedding. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers with deep soaking bathtubs and rainfall showerheads. Bathrooms are also outfitted with designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

This Oudtshoorn lodge provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is provided daily.

Guests can experience the thrill of a safari, and take advantage of an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

The Spa @ Buffelsdrift has 1 treatment room. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, facials, and body wraps. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.

The spa is open daily.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global)

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast available daily 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar/lounge

Things to do

  • Full-service spa
  • Game/wildlife drives
  • Game/wildlife viewing
  • Outdoor pool
  • Safari

Family friendly

  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Refrigerator


  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • Afrikaans
  • English

Business services

  • Business center
  • Computer station
  • Conference center
  • Meeting room


  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Aromatherapy
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Couples treatment room(s)
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Outdoor treatment areas
  • Spa open daily
  • Treatment room


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Designated smoking areas
  • Fireplace in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Premium bedding


  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Minibar
  • Refrigerator

Outdoor space

  • Furnished balcony or patio


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Phone
  • Safe

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, and Barclaycard; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a security system, and a first aid kit

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation

National rating

Quality Graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organization.

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 42 out of 81 reviews
5 - Excellent 52%
Rating 4 - Good. 28 out of 81 reviews
4 - Good 35%
Rating 3 - Okay. 8 out of 81 reviews
3 - Okay 10%
Rating 2 - Poor. 3 out of 81 reviews
2 - Poor 4%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 81 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Wonderfully luxurious stay
Beautiful accommodation and excellent staff
Stayed 2 nights in May 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We loved our tent. Seeing the wildlife around, especially in the morning was amazing.
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

4/5 Good

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The tent accommodation is novel and unique - but the noise definitely travels so expect early morning bird calls. The WiFi in our tent and in the resort was poor and the service at dinner was a bit chaotic. All that said, however, we enjoyed our few days here and there’s lots to see and do in the surrounding area.
Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Phenomenal Mini-Safari Experience
We truly enjoyed our stay at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge. The staff is amazing - the waiters, animal handlers, guides, they all made us feel welcome and special. The luxury tent we stayed in was spacious and the view was beautiful. The a-la-carte menu at the restaurant was great and the food was excellent. We've stayed at another game lodge on the Garden Route, which was nice, but Buffelsdrift really is a first class experience - High quality service, food, accomodation and perfect location. 5***** STARS experience!!
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2019

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Buffelsdrift is great place especially for kids. We were disappointed that the water level in the pond was so low that they had removed some of the hippos. The dinners were great.The staff seemed to try hard and were very friendly.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2019