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October 20, 2022

Buffelsdrift Oudtshoorn

Fun in the Daytime Sun at Buffelsdrift

Did you know that dawn and dusk are the best time to experience a true African safari? As the bush is waking up (or heading to bed) you get the perfect time of day to head out on an animal adventure like no other. Does that mean your days will be dull when on safari, however? Of course not! There’s so much to see and do during the day at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge you’ll be pressed for choice- and there’s plenty to explore in the surrounding Oudtshoorn area, too. Here’s just a few of the exciting daytime adventures awaiting you on your stay with us.

Predators Galore

The Buffelsdrift Foundation, a cornerstone of our conservation efforts, is proud to be part of a broader initiative helping to conserve the endangered cheetah in its natural habitat. While the Foundation focuses on the ultra-necessary conservation work behind-the-scenes, what does that mean for you?An unparalleled chance to see these iconic predators in their natural habitat! Learn more about this fascinating predator, and get fascinating insight into their important place in the wider ecosystem with our special cheetah experience.There’s also the wonders of our lions to explore. Another can’t-miss African animal, this beautiful trio are also with us as part of the Buffelsdrift Foundation’s ongoing efforts to leave the world a better place. Take a special trip to their 5ha enclosure, and experience this stalwart of the bush as nature intended. As these three cannot be wild-released due to having been raised in captivity, it is your perfect chance to experience the world through their eyes as you learn more about this apex predator.

Large to Little

Round out your experience of the famous members of the African animal family with an utterly unique meerkat safari! Is it even really Africa if you don’t spot these canny little beings at play? The heart of the Karoo is the perfect place to get to know these amazing little animals, and experience their unique social dynamics up-close-and-personal.

Heritage Walk

Unplug, unwind, and relax under the echoing Karoo skies. Connect deeply with the ancient landscape around you, and get in some steps to stay healthy, too! The 5km curated trail walk will expose you to the unique red rock bones that help anchor the Karoo and shape its unique environment, and give you an unparalleled opportunity to experience the best of the African wilds.

Ellies, Ellies, Everywhere!

No visitor to Buffelsdrift can resist the charm of the largest members of our team! Hand-raised after the tragic loss of their parents to poaching activities, our three Elephants are the best ambassadors for our conservation activities you could ask for. And, unlike our predators, you can get up-close-and-personal with these gorgeous beauties. Join in a feeding or observation experience (or both), and learn more about these gentle giants and the conservation activities helping to keep them and their wild cousins safe and well.Of course, you don’t have to stay on the reserve between your exciting safari experiences, ever. Hop over to the Buffelsdrift spa to relax and luxuriate, or head out into the wider Oudtshoorn area to enjoy tasty food and wine treats, local arts and culture, the ostrich farms, and even the Cango Caves. There’s so much to do you’ll never be bored!We love meeting new faces at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge, so don’t be shy! We’re looking forward to meeting you.

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