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  • Buffelsdrift Game Lodge in Oudtshoorn


AMAZING! The worst part was leaving.
~ Dana & John, Perth, Australia

A unique South African bushveld experience in the heart of the Klein Karoo within the Garden Route, only 5 hours drive from Cape Town.

Unique, understated elegance in our luxury tented accommodation in Oudtshoorn. With the Swartberg mountains as backdrop and a magnificent waterhole at your doorstep, it’s the closest you’ll get to the wild of the Klein Karoo and true African accommodation.

Buffelsdrift Game Lodge offers a unique Luxury tented accommodation, a true South African bushveld experience just off the famous Route 62, within the Garden Route, in the heart of the Klein Karoo with Oudtshoorn being just 6,5 km away. Experience an array of 22 different wildlife species including Elephants, Rhino, Cape Buffalo, Giraffe, Lions, over 200 bird species, and hippos right by the watering hole. We offer African Bush Safaris, Meerkat Safaris, Elephant Feeding, walking and brushing of the Elephants, as well as our new activity and latest additions to the Buffelsdrift family – Lion Feeding.

Our A la Carte Restaurant offers some of the best local cuisine in the area.  It is open to the public for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as drinks & sundowners on our surrounding deck overlooking the magnificent waterhole from where you might see some game species.

Just a stone’s throw away are attractions such as the culture-rich town of Oudtshoorn, Swartberg Mountain Nature Reserve, Cango Caves, Ostrich Farms, Wine Farms and the Gamaskloof Valley ( also known as “Die Hell”).


A unique South African Bushveld experience at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge, luxury accommodation in Outdshoorn, Garden Route & Klein Karoo, Western Cape South Africa.


Our family had a wonderful time at Buffelsdrift and the highlight was definitely the elephant safari, it had the teenagers talking for long afterwards. Staff also very friendly and overall very hospitable. The tents are also very luxurious.

- Kristelle, Cape Town, South Africa

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