Guest Comments of Buffelsdrift Game Lodge


Thank you for the most memorably Birthday! Elephant hugs all the way!

Guest: Lisa-Marie & Uschi

Date: December 2016


Time of my life! Love the Giaraffes!

Guest: Olivier van de Kreeke

Date: December 2016


Absolute adventurous time!!

Guest: Natasja Moras

Date: December 2016


Lovely! Friendly, good food and clean! Perfect place!

Guest: Natasja Moras

Date: December 2016


Gorgeous & Value!!

Guest: Dirk & Sally Gordon

Date: November 2016


Luxurious and fantastic experience!

Guest: Luk & Carole

Date: November 2016


Fantastic!! Will be back in 2018.

Guest: Forshaw

Date: November 2016


Absolutely great value for money, restaurant amazing!

Guest: Anton & Nicole Gunter

Date: November 2016


Best stop yet for 2 honeymooners! We will be back!

Guest: Hayden Entwistle

Date: October 2016


Had amazing 2 days here! Definitely one of our highlights!

Guest: Schutte

Date: October 2016


Unfortunately we only had one day, great time here! Thanks for everything.

Guest: Katharina Goos

Date: October 2016


Great experience! Will definitely recommend to friends and family.

Guest: Smith Family

Date: October 2016


Thank you so much for the wonderful experience! Bucket list ticked off!!

Guest: De Kock Family

Date: October 2016


WOW!! Wonderful! Beautiful!

Guest: Mary Drake

Date: September 2016


Absolutely brilliant. Thanks to all the staff!

Guest: James

Date: September 2016


We loved every minute of our stay here! Excellent staff, tent, surroundings and animals. Thank you all!

Guest: Erwin & Femke

Date: September 2016


We really enjoyed interacting with the elephants and the spa!

Guest: Malira & Tshepo

Date: September 2016


Very very spectacular! Beautiful place!

Guest: Franca Ghiara

Date: September 2016


It was so amazing! very beautiful and nice people.

Guest: Jim Oons

Date: August 2016


The best place we have ever stayed at!

Guest: Sheila Lewis

Date: August 2016


Amazing spa treatment + Great view!

Guest: Chad & Anna

Date: August 2016


Top stay, lovely people and great tents.

Guest: Robbie Denlin

Date: August 2016


Great experience and fantastic stay! See again soon.

Guest: Van Heerden

Date: July 2016


Very Special! Staff is awesome!

Guest: Roger Orchard

Date: July 2016


Thank you so much for a fabulous break!

Guest: Colleen Lewis

Date: July 2016


It was a great stay, thank you! Friendly staff, unique place!!

Guest: Angie Moses

Date: July 2016


Fantastic! We hope we can come back.

Guest: Rasink & De Groot

Date: July 2016


Great, Great, Great!

Guest: Bargills Family

Date: July 2016


Wonderful experience. Brought me to tears!

Guest: Ruth French

Date: June 2016


Absolutely perfect family holiday! Loved the Meerkats.

Guest: Weste & Danielle

Date: June 2016


Perfect Birthday here.

Guest: Dr Link

Date: June 2016


What a fantastic experience walking with the Elephants!

Guest: Chipps Family

Date: June 2016


What an unbelievable experience! Thank you!

Guest: Maré Cheminias

Date: June 2016


Fantastic! That’s why we keep coming back.

Guest: Manfred & Wendi

Date: June 2016


Was absolutely great! great guides, service, stay, food. See you next year!

Guest: Theron Family

Date: May 2016


Wonderful setting, friendly staff, keep it up!!

Guest: Moody

Date: May 2016


Wonderful experience and amazing service.

Guest: Nzukuma Family

Date: May 2016


We got married here in Sept 2007 & it is as magical now as it was then! Thanks ūüôā

Guest: Rossouw

Date: May 2016


Outstanding!!!

Guest: Smith

Date: April 2016


Beautiful. Great staff. 5th time here and gets better every time.

Guest: Luke

Date: April 2016


My dreams came true – I hugged an elephant!

Guest: Penny Johnston

Date: April 2016


Elephants – Beyond an amazing experience!!

Guest: Stephanie Melnykowski

Date: April 2016


Fantastic place! Outdoor shower is a must!

Guest: Tylor Family

Date: April 2016


Fabulous – didn’t want to leave. Thank you!

Guest: Karen & Al Lawson

Date: April 2016


Wonderful stay!

Guest: Deborah & Luc

Date: March 2016


Wonderful place, loved our Brush with the Elephants.

Guest: Pam & Gordon

Date: March 2016


Brilliant place, loved the luxury tent. Safari was wonderful & we will be back!

Guest: Granger

Date: March 2016


It was GREAT!! Everything was more than TOP!

Guest: Siers

Date: March 2016


The landscape is wonderful, the tent beautiful and the dinner fabulous!

Guest: Moeller

Date: March 2016


Great stay! Great GLAMPING!

Guest: Hart

Date: March 2016


The food was phenomenal! Loved the views and chilling out in the pool watching hippos and giraffe walking by! WHOOP ūüôā

Guest: Hamilton-Matthews

Date: February 2016


Had such a lovely stay here! Game drive was awesome, thanks JJ! Food is divine! Will be back ūüôā

Guest: Esterhuyse

Date: February 2016


Beautiful experience! Thanx!

Guest: Stumpfe

Date: February 2016


It was great!!

Guest: Verwey

Date: February 2016


Very nice place for us and our children. Thank you!

Guest: Chennel

Date: February 2016


We’ve had an amazing stay!! Thank you!

Guest: Voogs

Date: February 2016


Beautiful!! Like staying in paradise.

Guest: Jeroen

Date: January 2016


Very peaceful, had a wonderful stay!

Guest: Rury & Harriet

Date: January 2016


One word: AMAZING!

Guest: Julie

Date: January 2016


Beautiful resort, nice tent, great dinner, good spa. Thanks overall!

Guest: Schouten

Date: December 2015


This is an absolutely amazing place. We’ve never experienced an exclusive stay like this. Thank you so much ūüôā

Guest: Unton

Date: December 2015


Very beautiful place with the dam and the mountains in the back.

Guest: Pfennigworth

Date: December 2015


What an amazing place! We really loved the entire experience! Elephant walk was the highlight for us!!

Guest: Jodi & Troy

Date: December 2015


Our 3 nights stay felt like a 3 weeks holiday (in a good way!) Probably will be back next year for our wedding!

Guest: Niels & Meike

Date: December 2015


Wonderful stay! Too short, will definitely come back!

Guest: Elice & Walter

Date: December 2015


Wonderful first stop of our honeymoon!

Guest: Emma & Gregory Boers

Date: December 2015


Beautiful Elephants, Thank you! ūüôā

Guest: Indigo

Date: November 2015


Amazing stay!! Enjoyed every moment & great service.

Guest: Yolanda & Jano

Date: November 2015


Absolutely incredible ūüôā

Guest: Sherlock

Date: November 2015


It’s kind of a paradise! Thank you for all! We will come back.

Guest: Bianca & Andreas

Date: November 2015


Most amazing – Best ever!! Thank you and well done!!

Guest: van der Walt

Date: October 2015


Heaven on Earth! Thank you Andries & Toy ūüôā

Guest: Russell & Vanessa Oliver

Date: September 2015


Thank you, great place and highly recommended! Ellies fantastic!

Guest: Michele & Aimee Plateel

Date: September 2015


Thank you! It was a pleasure to stay here!

Guest: Nicolay

Date: September 2015


Super!! Really a paradise. We will definitely come back!

Guest: Family Ciceri

Date: August 2015


Amazing experience and great, friendly staff.

Guest: Michelle & Bradley

Date: August 2015


Outstanding!!

Guest: Peter & Anne Slattery

Date: August 2015


Absolutely Amazing!!!

Guest: Gareth Hunt

Date: August 2015


Great experience, keep up the great service! Thank you!!! ūüôā

Guest: Elroy & Leandré

Date: August 2015


Fantastic time! Wonderful place! Thanks for a special birthday celebration.

Guest: Sam Greer & Family

Date: July 2015


Awesome time. Loved the Elephants.

Guest: Angie & Robert Callaghan

Date: July 2015


Best experience yet! Well done.

Guest: Lee & Isabella

Date: May 2015


Really enjoyed it. Best ever!

Guest: Joey

Date: April 2015


Fabulous place. Staff outstanding. Thank You!

Guest: Reynolds

Date: March 2015


What an awesome place. Great ending to our honeymoon ūüôā

Guest: Sarah & Mark Riddick

Date: March 2015


We have been here several times and enjoy it always!

Guest: Keyenhop

Date: March 2015


Wonderful experience to be here. Great accommodations. Fantastic staff. Thank You!!

Guest: Corrie Zanostra

Date: February 2015


Amazing time, lovely people, wonderful animals & great food! Don’t want to leave!!

Guest: Carol Kemsky

Date: February 2015


Amazing experience! Beautiful surroundings with 5-star service!! Thank you

Guest: Haggad Family

Date: February 2015


Food – excellent. Guides – above & beyond. Staff & service in general- 5 stars!!

Guest: Charlotte Saunders

Date: January 2015


Great service, amazing food and overall exceptional experience! Animal experiences were amazing.

Guest: Casey Stanton

Date: January 2015


Absolutely fantastic – everything! Miemie said she couldn’t have asked for a better 50th!!!

Guests: Pam & Miemie

Date: January 2015

Country: South Africa


Really enjoyed the Meerkat Safari! They are the cutest little things!

Guests: Heidi & Daniel

Date: January 2015


Such a phenomenal experience on the Elephant Ride!! Amazing food too. Thanks.

Guests: Rocco, Alida, Nikki & Kayla Tromp

Date: January 2015


Had a wonderful Meerkat Safari with Hanro, would love to get photo’s. Thanks.

Guests: Anja & Heike

Date: January 2015

Country: Germany


Our honeymoon was wonderful. Special Thanks to Chicco for special dinner + Mariné for being so sweet with the welcoming. Thanks for all.

Guests: Lebo & Siya Mgolodela

Date: December 2014

Country: South Africa


Meerkats were wonderful, please send me pictures. Fabulous stay!

Guests: Inge & Ronny

Date: December 2014

Country: Belgium


We loved Buffelsdrift! Game drive, Elephants, food, tent – once in a lifetime experience.

Guest: Crookshank Family

Date: December 2014


Sal ‘n week hier kan bly. Als was STUNNING. Hou vol met goeie diens! Olifante was Stunning! Liefde xx

Guest: Hurter Familie

Date: December 2014

Country: South Africa


Baie lekker gebly en vriendelike personeel oral.
Andre – Baie goed hou so aan!

Guest: Marius Pienaar

Date: December 2014

Country: South Africa


We enjoyed our 2 days here a lot. Thank you very much!

Guest: Natalie & Henning Dicke

Date: December 2014


Thank you! Animal awareness is essential.

Guest: McGuaan

Date: November 2014

Country: South Africa


It was great! And very good food!

Guest: Dick Arts

Date: November 2014

Country: Holland


I had a fantastic stay. Enjoyed the accommodation, and game drives! Hop to come again.

Guest: Philip Friederich

Date: November 2014


My favorite stop on our cycling trip. Love the architecture.

Guest: Susan & Roy

Date: November 2014

Country: Canada


A wonderful experience. Warm reception + smiles all around. Great tour guides.

Guest: Les & Ann

Date: November 2014


Wonderlik! Baie dankie vir ‘n “amazing” ervaring, ons kom verseker weer.

Guest: Marina Swannepoel

Date: November 2014

Country: South Africa


Excellent and everything done by perfection! Thank you

Guest: Tinie & Ada Gericke

Date: November 2014

Country: South Africa


Wonderful place. GREAT experience. Nice & Friendly poeple. Nature Drive was GREAT.

Guest: Bernd & Karin Nauheim

Date: November 2014

Country: Germany


Incredible stay in nature. Elephants are the BEST!

Guest: Kadnikova Tatiana

Date: November 2014


Great stay! Great staff! Fell in love.

Guest: J.P Parra Ferrell

Date: October 2014


The most wonderful experience + service. Simply a dream. Thank you.

Guests: Lisa & Michael Callum

Date: October 2014

Country: United Kingdom


Absolutely marvelous. Thank you for everything.

Guest: Vanessa Sims

Date: October 2014


Baie mooi. Personeel baie vriendelik en behulpsaam. Wild beagtiging is baie interesant. JJ goeie wild kenner. Lekker gekuier by julle, baie dankie!

Guests Marina & Kobus du Plessis

Date: October 2014

Country: South Africa


Beautiful Property + friendly staff. Anthony, Restaurant Manager was most helpful, attentive and professional. Made the meal special. Congratulations!

Guests: Wongs

Date: October 2014

Country: Singapore


Third time back at our home away from home. We absolutely love Buffelsdrift + all the wonderful people. Thank you + special thanks to Esti! We will be back.

Guests: Welston & Bonita Malgas

Date: October 2014

Country: South Africa


Our first experience in safari. We will never forget Buffelsdrift Game Lodge.

Guests: Martin Tekock & Silvia Kramer

Date: September 2014


Wat ‘n wonderlike tyd – Jul gasvryheid in elke opsig is amazing!

Guests: Gys & Janka Niemand

Date: September 2014


Fantastic place + experiences. Thanks to all the staff. Great to see baby Meerkats emerging! Memories & photos to last a lifetime!

Guests: Chris & Clare

Date: September 2014


Amazing Meerkats! Sweet Tour!

Guest: Paul de Vries

Date: September 2014


‘n Fantastiese opset en Lodge. Personeel en Elton, Fantasties! Baie wild gesien, natuur is pragtig. Dankie!

Guests: Winston & Elos van Rooyen

Date: September 2014

Country: South Africa – Yzerfontein


A really delightful and relaxing stay. Hanro was a very good guide, he told us a lot of interesting things.

Guests: Peter Schuirtz & Karin Emmel

Date: September 2014


What an incredible experience! For most of us, it’s the closest we’ve come to an elephant, and to hug + play soccer with them was unreal! Thank you for the amazing time.

Guests: Chesterhouse Garden Route Tour Group 2014

Date: August 2014


Great Wildlife! Wonderful days and excellent food – We will come again.

Guest: Bernd Seigfried

Date: August 2014


Amazing stay. Food was very tasty and service was brilliant.

Guest: Conor Sykes

Date: August 2014


HEAVEN ON EARTH. Could not be better. Service wonderful!

Guest: Kevin Mall

Date: August 2014


A wonderful Lodge where you meet the real Wildlife! That’s Africa. That’s South Africa: nice and colours! And the owner so kind. Thank you!

Guests: Pamela & Alessandro

Date: August 2014

Country: Milan – Italy


Baie spesiaal – personeel uitstekend by alle punte!

Guests: Geldenhuys

Date: August 2014

Country: South Africa


Everything was absolutely GREAT! Lovely food – friendly service – friendly staff – Dankie Juan en almal! Puik.

Guests: Eric & Betty van den Berg

Date: August 2014

Country: South Africa


A wonderful place. Great location, great facilities + fantastic staff.

Guests: Jan & Kelly

Date July 2014

Country: Belgium


Absoluut wonderlik! Van die inkom tot die uitcheck – FANTASTIES! En ons het verloof geraak… BAIE DANKIE!

Guests: Riaan Huisamen & Natalie van der Berg

Date: July 2014

Country: South Africa


Dit was wonderlik. JJ het regtig moeite met als gedoen om dit vir ons lekker te maak en die Bush Safari het hy uitstekend gedoen. Baie dankie JJ en alle personeel.

Guests: Lourens & Yvonne Vervaart

Date: July 2014


Great accommodation, lovely food, beautiful nature & friendly staff. Thank you!

Guests: Eric & Marjolein

Date: June 2014


Pragtige plek, baie dankie. Die olifante was wonderlik.

Guests: Kyle & Comien

Date: May 2014


What a fantastic stay. Beautiful surrounding & friendly staff. Perfect.

Guest: Doug & Hannah

Date: May 2014


Excellent experience. Really enjoyed our stay! Great food, excellent service.

Guest: Direks, Venessa & Kemp, Lang

Date: May 2014


A-mazing & awesome!!!

Guest: Steph

Date: April 2014

Country: Australia


Wonderful stay. Too short. For sure, we will come back. Children enjoyed the stay so much!!

Guest: Michel

Date: April 2014

Country: Lagos, Nigeria


What a wonderful place! The elephant ride was a real highlight and unforgettable experience.

Guests: Scott

Date: March 2014

Country: UK


Fantastic – we would recommend the stay & safaris to anyone!

Guests: Keith & Rachel Lead

Date: March 2014

Country: UK


A most memorable experience and excellent staff. Well done!

Guests: Ian & Barbara Farris

Date: March 2014

Country: Northern Ireland


Third time here! Still love it…Thanks!

Guests: Brasovic

Date: February 2014

Country: Sweden


We has a great experience on the elephant ride, thank you!

Guests: Vanessa

Date: February 2014

Country: Argentina


Amazing food, service and scenery. Will come again!

Guests: Alison & Steve Wheatcroft

Date: January 2014

Country: UK


Everything here was incredible! The food, the game drives, the scenery. Thank you for an amazing experience!

Guests: Fetter Family

Date: January 2014

Country: Canada


Fantastiese uitsig, lekker geselskap, goeie kos en bediening! Wat wil enigeen meer hê?

Guests: Wait, Debbes & Pretorius

Date: December 2013

Country: South Africa


Marvelous. Beautiful. Wonderful. Quiet & Peaceful. Nice food (dinner), friendly staff! Accommodation Super! Mooi xx

Guests: Breuker Family

Date: December 2013

Country: Netherlands


Lovely place and comfortable tent. Hopefully we will return one day!

Guests: Colin Lynne & Benjamin Cotton

Date: December 2013

Country: U.K.


Beste verlowing vragie ooit!! Het my TROU-man hier gekry… Dankie.

Guests: Mandie le Roux (Rousseau) & Francois Rousseau.

Date: November 2013

Country: South Africa


I recently had the pleasure of visiting your amazing game lodge, with my Friend Suzanne Lessons. I just wanted to say thank you so much for a very memorable experience, I loved every minute of it. The Bush Safari was made very special by your guide Johan, who had such enthusiasm and good knowledge, he made it an absolute pleasure, even though it was freezing cold, and we needed the blankets!! I would also like to pass my thanks onto Daniella the Maitre’d in the restaurant that evening, who certainly enhanced the whole dining experience – it was fabulous. But the feeding of the elephants will stay with me forever…how lucky am I to have had the privilege to have been that up close and personal to such a magnificent animal…WOW!

I am now back in the U.K. looking forward to another rainy day…oh well, lets hope I can come back and visit sometime again, in the future.

Guest: Jackie Bishop

Country: U.K.


Thank you for all the excellent stay and service with a nice surrounding. We love South-Africa.

Guests: Johan & Wil van Ikelen

Date: October 2013

Country: Netherlands


Absolutely wonderful. A cute piece of heaven with lovely staff.

Guests: Sue & Bob White

Date: October 2013

Country: England


Were here for 29th wedding anniversary. Awesome, best place ever!

Guests: Rob & Barbara Kinsky

Date: September 2013

Country: South Africa


What an amazing place – we loved every minute!Don’t want to leave.

Guests: Pat & Mike Cartwright

Date: August 2013

Country: Australia


We are looking after an Italian exchange student at present and decided to give him a local safari type experience. We took the opportunity to stay overnight at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge this weekend. We had a great time and our exchange student loved it. I thought I would take the opportunity to tell you that from the time we arrived to the time we departed, the staff were just great, the food lovely and the sleeping accommodation extremely comfortable. My children have enjoyed elephant experiences in Knysna and Plettenberg Bay before, but declared that the Buffelsdrift experience was by far the best.

It’s wonderful to have places like this on our doorstep and we will definitely go there again.

Guest: Lindy Bekker

Date: July 2013

Country: South Africa


Just to say ‘thank you’ for a wonderful stay at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge this last week!¬† Of the 13 years of organising this tour Buffelsdrift was most certainly one of the most memorable stopovers – from the accommodation and surroundings to the amazing cuisine and excellent service!!

Guest: Shirley Woodward

Date: July 2013

Country: South Africa


We had the most fantastic night at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge on Monday night ‚Äď and the highlight was the walk with the elephants! What a great experience!Thanks to all the staff for their great service.
Kind regards

Guests: Martin & Glynne Newlands

Date: June 2013

Country: South Africa


Hiermee wil ons graag ons dank uitspreek tov die personeel van Buffelsdrift vir die vriendelike en hulpvaardige diens wat ons die afgelope 2 kere wat ons opleiding by u gedoen ontvang het.

Dit was werklik vir ons so lekker om in die natuur, omring deur so mooi plek, weer te kon leer sodat ons met nuwe ywer ons stryd teen kanker aan kan pak.

Namens al die personeel van Kansa (George, Oudtshoorn, Beaufort-Wes) en ons bestuurder me. Rita Brock, dank ons u vir ‚Äėn merkwaardige tydjie.

Guests: Anina Meiring ‚Äď Kansa

Country: South Africa


Stunning plek.  Sal definitief weer kom kuier.  En vir langer. Dankie.

Guests: Maxi & Tiffany

Date: April 2012

Country: South Africa


 

Absolutely the most wonderful holiday we have taken in a long time.  Than you staff and especially Dolf.

Guests: Elder & Sister Hederson

Date: April 2012

Country: USA


 

Baie Lekker and hou van tent (kamp) gevoel wat jul gebruik.  Kos net so lekker.  Mens voel bederf.

Guests: Muller family

Date: March 2012

Country: South Africa


 

Very enjoyable stay.  Enjoyed the drive and meeting the elephants.

Guests: Brown family

Date: March 2012

Country: Ireland


 

Awesome venue, really enjoyed the Rudman Wedding. Thank you

Guests: Mason family

Date: March 2012

Country: South Africa


 

Wonderful peaceful and friendly experience.

Guests: Norman Smith

Country: England


 

Best lodge ever, we loved the safari

Guests: Christelle en Leeuw

Date: March 2012

Country: South Africa


You have beautiful and caring staff.  Your animals and land is magical. Your elephants and guides are inspirational.  Thank you for sharing this.

Guests: Lucy Geale

Date: 12 February 2012

Country: Australia


Wonderful place, we hope to come back next year.

Guests: Martini family

Date: 9 February 2012

Country: Italy


Wonderful experience, most humbling and a great privileged.

Guests: Dr and Mrs Long

Date: 6 February 2012

Country: United Kingdom


Amazing.  Love the 3 stunning ellies

Guests: Francois & Stephanie

Date: 22 January 2012

Country: South Africa


Superb! Beautiful thanks a lot for this night

Guests: Breton, Anne Sophie & Romain

Date: 21 January 2012

Country: France


Very nice place to say and wonderful game drive.  Thanks

Guests: Roodberge

Date: 18 Janaury 2012

Country: Netherlands


Great to be back.  Our wedding venue is looking as beautiful as ever.

Guests: Paul & Marlene

Date: 3 January 2012

Country:


What a fantastic place. The kids really enjoyed the elephant experience.  Food excellent

Guests: Andy & Steph Cook

Country: Canada


This was a perfect experience safari, elephant ride, ostrich ride and so on.  Thank you.

Guests: Revsbech family

Date: December 2011

Country: Denmark


Great experience. Hope to come back soon.  Best steaks ever.  Elephant also great.

Guests: Gisela and Rico

Date: December 2011

Country: Germany


Fabulous lodge. ¬†super to sleep in a luxury tent ‚Äď nice surroundings. ¬†Great experience with the elephants.

Guests: Erin

Date: December 2011

Country: Austria


What an amazing place, thank you Buffelsdrift is one in a million.  Special Memories

Guests: The Priddys

Date: December 2011

Country: England


A little piece of heaven here in beautiful SA.  Thank you

Guests: Annet Heuvel/Joke Hodgson

Date: November 2011

Country: Nederland


Buffelsdrift Safari

My kids were introduced to the concept of staying in a ‚Äėtent‚Äô for the very first time.¬† I hope they don‚Äôt think that all tents are like this on the inside or they‚Äôll be very disappointed.¬† Inside the tents of Buffelsdrift are all the creature comforts one could ask for in a safari: air-conditioning, full-sized bed, bath, 2 basins, W/C, outdoor showers etc.¬† There is even a special sink for washing your bottoms: perfect for me to wash my baby‚Äôs bottoms!¬† My family enjoyed the refreshing change from our regular B&B stays and my son thought the person who thought of this was very ‚Äėcreative‚Äô.¬† While there were no big cats to be spotted in this private reserve, we were happy to be able to spot the hippo sticking their heads out of the dam once in a while and springboks less than 50 meters away from our tent.¬† One evening, while the buggy was sending us back to our tent from the restaurant, we saw a Kudu jumping across our tracks, barely missing our vehicle by inches.¬† It was likely to have jumped over the fences surrounding the tents and main building.¬† During the evening and morning safaris, we managed to find more springboks, nyala, impalas, water bucks, kudus, buffaloes, hares, oryx (from afar), giraffes, black wilderbeest, southern red bishops, mouse bird, etc.¬† The guides were very friendly and informative and we were drive to some very scenic spots in the reserve and observed a stunning sunset.¬† The elephant feeding was a highlight for my 6 year-old.¬†¬†¬† We were able to spend half-an-hour with the 3 resident elephants all by ourselves: we were shown different ways of feeding the elephant, my son got to sit on the elephant, played football with them and we had hugs from the elephants.¬† Only complaint from my son was that half-an-hour was too short he wanted to be there longer!¬† As part of the package included Cango Caves and Ostrich Farm tour, we booked a time and the lady owner drove us to both destination the second morning.¬† Both of these tours are highly recommended.¬†

The restaurant is right next to the dam, which was teeming with geese, and we could eat and enjoy the scenary at the same time. Food was delicious and I had the irresistible Buffelsdrift salad twice for both lunches.  Dinner was also beautifully prepared although they were very busy both nights we were there and some of the dishes took a little too long to be served and we noticed that guests who arrived later and gave orders than us got their food before we did. 

Guests: Lim Family

Date: November 2011


Absolutely amazing!!!

Absolutely awesome experience. Thanks to Nadia and Hanno very good hosts.

Guests: Burchell Family

Date: 5 November 2011

Country: USA


Amazing, never want to leave.  Staff are fantastic.  Will be back

Guests: Muller Family

Date: 29 October 2011

Country: Australia


Absolutely amazing!!!So relaxing.  Hannelize and Hanno were brilliant hosts!

Guests: Charlie & Felicio Liasides

Date: 21 October 2011

Country: South Africa


Pragtig verbl√Ņf. ¬†Heerlikke kos. ¬†Uitsteekende gidse, speciaal Leon. Fantastisch.

Guests: Peter & Jny Slee

Date:  11 October 2011

Country: Netherlands


Excellent service, no request was too big or too small. ¬†Treated like VIP guests. ¬†Everyone was very helpful and friendly. ¬†Thank you ‚Äď especially to Esti. We will be back.

Guests: Bonita and Welston Malgas

Date: 11 October 2011

Country: Cape Town, South Africa


Excellent stay, lovely tents, and very good and friendly staff. ¬†Elton was a fab game driver ‚Äď very enthusiastic.

Guest: Hayley & Andy Edwards

Date: 7 October 2011

Country: Wales


Ongelooflike paar dae!! Specialle dank vir Ashwin en kombuis.  Dankie vir alles.

Guests: Francois & Lizelle Swanepoel

Date: 19 September 2011

Country Durbanville, South Africa


We spent a weekend at Buffelsdrift and felt like we were royalty as we were treated so well. The accommodation is absolutely breathtaking, right by the water and very comfortable. Although they are ‚Äútents‚ÄĚ they are def not the norm. ¬†Game drive with Elton was brilliant he was so informative and full of fun at the same time. ¬†Elephant experience was amazing we loved every minute. Food was different and tasty and yes big portions. Alogether a wonderful time and will definetely return ‚Äď thanks to all !

Guest:  Lynda Dafel

Date: September 2011

Country: South Africa


We stopped in Oudtshoorn( unfortunately not in Buffelsdrift itself) and after a busy day out stopped at Buffelsdrift for a meal on a recommendation. That was the best decision we made on the whole 16 day holiday.  From the moment we arrived we were made to feel immensely welcome (credit mostly to Danielia- not sure of the spelling of her name but wanted to give her credit as her customer service skills impressed us).  The younger children were given fish food to feed the enormous fish. We were made to feel very special as we were given the best table in the restaurant on the decking right over the water. The food and service was fantastic and not pricey. The only complaint is that our meals were so big we couldn’t fit in any of the delicious sounding deserts. We felt very at home and ended the evening drinking hot chocolate next to a roaring fire (it was winter and dark!) We then booked a game drive for the next day and were again delighted as Dolf gave us a fantastic experience. We also loved being transported around in the golf buggies (to the car park etc). We were impressed too when we had an impromptu tour of the luxurious tents. As someone that doesn’t enjoy camping this is most definitely NOT camping. The tents are lovely with a view to die for. Many thanks from a grateful Roberts family for giving us such a happy experience that we will all remember for a long time to come and every success is wished to to all at Buffelsdrift

Guests:  Roberts Family

Date:      August 2011


Country: United Kingdom

Thank you to you and the wonderful staff at Buffelsdrift in making our member presentation a success last night. The venue, service, and catering were of the highest standard, and the team need to be congratulated on their professionalism.PPS will certainly will be back, as will I in my personal capacity.

Well done!

Guests & Company:¬†Garry Joyce ‚Äď PPS

Date: 13 September 2011

 


What a wonderful time we had with you, we love the elephants. Thank you

Guests: Goffinet Family

Date: 01 September 2011

Country: USA


Ons het dit baie geniet, veral kos was keerlik, en die wild kyk was heerlik.

Guests: Theo

Date: 08 Septeber 2011

Country: South Africa


I would just like to extend a tremendous thank you, to Ashwin, Carlin, the chef and all the other staff members who were so amazing on Saturday 27th August.Thank you for their excellent and friendly service, for the delicious meal and for the professional manner of everyone. Thank you to you too, Esti for arranging everything before the time. We had a marvelous day and my parents were really so happy that we could make use of your private venue upstairs.

Everything worked out so well. Now we can’t wait for the next special event/excuse (like a wedding????) to make use of the facilities of Buffelsdrift again. Please let all involved know how appreciative we are.

With many thanks

Guests: Claire Gerber

Date: 27 August 2011

Country: South Africa


Graag wil ek vir jou en almal by die Lodge ‚Äėbaie dankie‚Äô s√™ vir jul vriendelikheid en uitstekende diens verlede Vrydag. Die Olifantrit (en voer)¬†was ‚Äėn onvergeetlike ervaring en ekkannie wag om dit weer te doen nie. Jul het ons vriendelik ontvang, vreeslik welkom laat voel en my versoek om die olifante te voer tegemoet gekom. Ons waardeer dit opreg en ek vertel vir almal van die professionele en vriendlike diens wat ons by jul gekry het.¬†¬†Ons ervaring by jul restaurant was net so¬†aangenaam gewees!¬†Puik diens en die grootste porsies wat ek in ‚Äėn lang tyd gesien het (hier in die Kaap is die mense maar skaam met kos). Ons het baie lekker ge-eet enkannie wag om volgende keer by die lodge te oornag nie.¬†¬†Met dank & Vriendelike groete,


Fantastic Stay. Loved the elephants and horseride.

Guests: Gerard & Kirsten
Country: South Africa
Date: 6 June 2011


Thanks for the awesome stay. We had a great time and felt very welcome

Guests: Ricardo & Doris
Country: Germany
Date: 31 May 2011


Geweldige ervaring, alles mooi en super vriendelyk

Guests: Iris van der Meer & Ingrid de Waard
Country: Nederland
Date: 29 May 2011


Tent experience was wonderful and the staff were even better in their attention to detail.

Guests: Jimmy & Elsie Alexander
Country: South Africa
Date: 22 May 2011


Dit was AWESOME! Sal definit weer kom hopelik is die dam dan voller.

Guests: Kobus & Shantelle Geldenhuys
Country: South Africa
Date: 15 May 2011


Top experience beyond expectations. Keep up the good work

Guests: Marcello Pacent
Country: Netherlands
Date: 13 May 2011


Ek en my man en my seun van 16 het op die 25/4/2011-27/4/2011 Buffelsdrift besoek.

Ek wil begin om vir u baie, baie geluk te wens met u personeel. Vanaf my bespreking met Hanneke tot die diens met die drankies en die ongelooflike glimlagte met die dames by die ontvangs.

Die ene Dirk wat ons na ons tent geneem het (ek wel nog nooit in tent gebly nie), maar dit was ‚Äėn wonderlike ervaring. Die tente was skoon, pragtig en uniek.

Die gras, swembad en personeel alles perfek. Ek was al elf keer oorsee, en het dit nog nooit beleef nie. Ek het al n paar wildsplase besoek, u personeel se diens is net: perfek, uniek, FANTASTIES!!

Ek het my seun vir perdry bespreek, wat ‚Äėn fantastiese ervaring. Die ene Apollis was so vriendelike en my seun het dit baie baie geniet. Hy is briljant.

U restaurant, die kos was perfek. U broodrolletjies-sjoe wat kan ek se. Voltruis-pate, dit was van die beste. Die kelners en almal op Buffelsdrift was ‚Äėn belewenis.

Ek wil namens myself en my gesin u en u personeel baie, baie bedank vir ‚Äėn ongelooflike vakansie.

BAIE BAIE DANKIE, ONS SAL WEL U WEER BESOEK. ONS BID OOK VIR GENOEG REEN, SODAT DIE DAM KAN VOL RAAK EN DIE SEEKOEIE DIT MEER KAN GENIET.

Guests: Die van Wyk Gesin
Country: South Africa
Date: 25th till 27 April 2011


A once in a lifetime experience ‚Äď my love of elephants are even stronger!!

Guests: Sandra & Geoff Dunning
Country: England
Date: 3 February 2011


It was amazing ‚Äď watching the hippos and elephants from our luxurious tent was the best experience ever!

Guests: Annelise & Jacques Kannemeyer
Country:¬†Cape Town ‚Äď South Africa
Date: 5 February 2011


To all the exceptionally nice, friendly and so attentive staff at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge, and especially to the best and nicest guides in the world: Steven, Ruan, Tim, Dolf, Elton and Appolis.

After a 2 days trip we are now safely back home in Germany and from the first minute leaving from Buffelsdrift we have been missing you all so much. We had exceptional and amazing 2 weeks with all of you and enjoyed every minute and now always have to revel in the memories of our bush safaris and all the awesome experiences we made in South Africa.

Thank you to all the friendly and attentive restaurant staff, we had exceptional meals and gained quite a bit of weight during our stay due to the excellent meals.

Thank you to all the friendly and attentive girls at the reception, you always have been prepared to listen to our requests and everything could be arranged to our full satisfaction.

And finally a big big word of thanks to all our guides:

Steven: We really miss you, you are such a nice and open guy and we had so¬†much fun with you on the bush and horseback safaris, always really felt to¬†be in good hands when we were on safari with you. Thank you for introducing¬†us to the ‚Äúsmall five‚ÄĚ even when Dolf had more luck in discovering the ‚Äúant¬†lion‚Ä̂Ķ;-)‚Ķ‚Ķ.Hope to stay in contact!

Ruan: Our ‚ÄúMr. Night Drive‚ÄĚ..;-) thank you very much for the opportunity to¬†have this awesome experience with the bush safari at night, it was really¬†amazing. Always enjoyed the drives with you.

Tim: Never had so much to laugh during a bush safari than with you and your funny stories about all your crazy adventures in so many places in Africa. You really are a crazy but nice guy and always good for a laugh! Stay the way you are!

Dolf: Unfortunately, we only had the one horseback safari with you but even¬†this one was amazing. You found the ‚Äúant lion‚ÄĚ and a scorpion for us and, I¬†could not believe it, crawled into a porkupines‚Äô hole to get us some quills!¬†Crazy but great!!!

Elton: Thank you for a great bush safari and for lots of nice conversations.

Appolis: No one struggled so much so find the buffalos but you!! Thank you very very much for all your efforts and for the opportunity to see the buffalos in the end on our last day. It was an amazing experience!

Once again a big thank you to all of you guys for struggling to find the buffalos! Finally it was a success for all of us! We wish you all the best, take care and looking forward to seeing you all again. We will definitely come back and if all goes well maybe next March or April, we will see.

Guests: Sabine and Sebastian Zehe

Country: Germany

Date: August 2010