31 Dec 2015
December 31, 2015

Arrivederci to 2015 – What a year!

Events, Oudtshoorn

We have reached the end of 2015 and what a special year it was! We had a lot going on this year with new developments, amazing achievements and some unforgettable guests visiting our Lovely Lodge. The whole team at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge took a moment to reflect on the past year and what it had to offer. Here are some of the highlights that we would like to share with you as well:

New Developments:

The Spa @ Buffelsdrift
We opened a professional onsite Spa at the beginning of August. At the Spa you will find a view of pristine Bushveld and lush vegetation overlooking a 5ha dam with hippos and more than 217 bird species. The Spa @ Buffelsdrift has 4 permanent therapists onsite that are professionally trained to provide the feeling one gets of being in nature with a relaxing and revitalizing treatment. Choose your preferred massage, treatment or facial and be amazed by the view over the lake, sounds of wildlife and relaxing soft music in the background. For more information regarding our Spa Click Here.

Stargazing
Working closely with True South Travel, we started a new Stargazing activity. The Klein Karoo is renowned for its clear, unpolluted night skies offering fantastic stargazing evenings. At Buffelsdrift we seize every opportunity to present the “High five” to our valued guests. For more information regarding Stargazing Click Here.

Elephant Rides Elephant Brush and Feed 
The World Animal Protection Association (WAP) has set up requirements for institutions to qualify to be a commendable institution and which they recommend to Tour Operators where they should send their clients. The only thing that we did which was “wrong” according to this was the riding. Therefore we have decided to end this activity from 1 November 2015 and thus setting an example throughout the world. We will only be offering Elephant Feeding Experiences, Elephant Brush and Feed Experiences and Elephant Walk and Feed Experiences.
Our newest interaction with the Elephants is the Elephant Brush and Feed Experience. For more information regarding the Elephant Brush and Feed Click Here.

Awards:

TripAdvisor
We always appreciate the reviews and feedback we receive from our guests on TripAdvisor. This year was our fifth consecutive year to receive the Certificate of Excellence for the Lodge and therefore Buffelsdrift jumped on to the Hall of Fame of TripAdvisor. The Buffelsdrift Game Lodge team will always strive to offer the best quality and value for money to all our guests. Thank you for your amazing reviews and support.

4 Star Grading
Once again Buffeldrift Game Lodge received their 4 star grading from the Grading Council.

Special Events:

Look What You’re Missing
Look What You’re Missing is a documentary story that comprises thirteen episodes, each twenty-four minutes long. It features the adventures of a group of BMW bikers who explore the ‘roads less travelled’ throughout Southern Africa, on-road and off-road. Sound familiar? Maybe.  But there’s a not-so-subtle difference. Rather than emphasizing what the rider sees, it zooms in on what he/she does not see. Hence the title which is both a question and a challenge:

“Look What You’re Missing”

The team changed tact in episode five and six as they took the viewers on an all tar trip on road bikes. “How did we end up on road bikes, when we are so outspoken on our love for the lesser known roads. Well, it was part request, part challenge, part intrigue and a whole lot of hell, why not!”

So they took the viewer on an old fashioned road trip to Oudtshoorn, exploring some parts of the longest wine route in the world, and also experience some of the most fantastic tar passes the Cape has to offer. The team came to visit us at Buffelsdrift to experience our Meerkat Safaris and to have a once in a lifetime interaction with our three Gentle Giants.
To see the full episode featuring Buffelsdrift Game Lodge and surroundings Click Here.

Thank you to all our loyal supporters throughout the year.
We hope you have a prosperous New 2016.