My name is Cesario Bergamin, I’m 19 years old, live in Switzerland and spend 2 weeks as a Volunteer at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge. After 1 week of exploring Cape Town my journey to Buffelsdrift Game Lodge started. I was welcomed by the lovely Volunteer Project Manager Mariné with whom I spent every day with. She.. read more →

My name is Monique Douglas, 21 and I volunteered at Buffelsdrift from the 20th of June until the 4th of July 2017. I am a final year BA Humanities student at Stellenbosch University and was required by a course to do some job shadowing or volunteering in an area that interests us. I chose Buffelsdrift.. read more →

Arrived 18-04-2017 at Buffelsdrift as the first volunteer to participate in the new project. My main interest were the meerkats. After arrival I was accomodated at the volunteer campsite which consists of 5 tents with a maximum of 4 volunteers per tent. A general part named the Lions quarter was in front of the tents.. read more →

Meet our four newborn Meerkat babies! Females give birth to one to eight babies at a time, but it is more common for Meerkat mothers to have three to four offspring at a time. The babies, called pups, are born underground, where they are safe from predators. At birth, pups weigh 25 to 36 grams.. read more →

19 Aug 2016
August 19, 2016

Zebra dust bathing

Activities, Oudtshoorn, Ranger Diaries

Dust bathing (also called sand bathing) is an animal behavior characterized by the act of grooming while rolling or moving around in dust or sand, with the purpose of cleaning fur, feathers or skin, and removing parasites. Dust bathing is a maintenance behavior performed by a wide range of mammalian and avian species. For some animals, dust baths are necessary to clean the feathers,.. read more →

The common duiker, Sylvicapra grimmia, also known as the grey or bush duiker, is a small antelope with small horns. Colouration of this species varies widely over its vast geographic range. As many as 19 subspecies are thought to exist, ranging from chestnut to grizzled gray and light brown shades. It grows to about 50 cm in height and.. read more →

A large and powerful bovine, the African Buffalo reaches shoulder heights of up to 1.5 m and a mass of 750 kg. Both sexes have horns, those of the bulls are characterized by a heavy boss and upward curved horns. Buffalo herds can have significant ecological impact on the veld. Being a bulk grazer, they.. read more →

I was volunteering at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge during the Easter holidays while the great Art Festival KKNK was taking place in Oudtshoorn. On the one hand it was more exciting for me, because the Lodge offered some special activities for that event. On the other hand it was more stressful for the whole staff; there.. read more →

29 Feb 2016
February 29, 2016

KKNK 2016

Activities, Events, Oudtshoorn

Oudtshoorn is besig om sy vere reg te skud vir vanjaar se KKNK en behalwe dat dit die fees se 22ste bestaansjaar is, beloof dit om weereens propvol onvergeetlike Klein Karoo ervaringe te wees. Buffelsdrift Game Lodge bied ook twee produksies aan tydens die fees. 1. Olifantontbyt Dit is die vyfde jaar wat hierdie gewilde produksie.. read more →

When you crest a mountain range in a vehicle, it is like looking at a pretty picture, but on motorcycle, you are in the picture, because a motorcycle just makes things different like that. Look What You’re Missing is a documentary story that comprises thirteen episodes, each twenty-four minutes long. The series is currently in.. read more →