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Winter or summer, the area around Oudtshoorn in the Klein Karoo is packed with fun things to do, see, and experience. Whether you're seeking for a thrilling wildlife adventure, a tasty culinary tour, or an experience saturated in culture and history, there’s something for everyone. Today the experienced Buffelsdrift Game Lodge team are here to walk you through just a smattering of the exciting things to keep you entertained in Oudtshoorn- you’re sure to find the perfect match for you!
The Cango Caves are a stunning natural marvel that should be on everyone's activity list. These ancient dolomitic limestone caves, approximately 20 million years old, stretches over 4 kilometres underground and showcase remarkable stalactite and stalagmite formations. The caves hold great archaeological significance as well as offering one of the most unique African adventure experiences you could have. Guided tours cater to a range of abilities and ages, so be sure to enjoy!
No matter the season, a thrilling safari tour at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge, one of the best private game reserve in Oudtshoorn, is the perfect way to experience the Karoo’s diverse wildlife and staggering natural beauty. Track and observe our cheetahs at play while helping to contribute to the preservation of these mighty predators, and see a wealth of other iconic African animals in their natural habitat. From the humble and hardworking dung beetle and shy meerkat right through to our gentle giants, three rescued elephants, you will be blown away by the diversity and beauty of the area. Under the guidance of our knowledgeable field guides, you will also learn about the local flora and fauna. Connect with the African wilderness at an intimate level and create lasting memories. Winter or summer, there’s always something to enjoy.
If a flood of adrenaline is your perfect holiday, look no further. With both the Swartberg and Outeniqua mountains cradling the Oudtshoorn area, there’s plenty of action-packed fun to enjoy. From cliff jumping to ziplining over the spectacular natural beauty beneath you, the fun never stops.
Oudtshoorn boasts a vibrant and growing art scene. The town is home to numerous galleries and art studios showcasing the works of talented local artists. Visitors can explore a variety of art, from paintings and sculptures to ceramics and mixed media. Oudtshoorn also hosts regular art exhibitions, art festivals, and cultural events, providing year-round opportunities to engage with the creative community. The town's art scene celebrates both traditional and contemporary art, contributing to a rich cultural tapestry that will enhance any holiday.
The area is also home to a delightful culinary scene that showcases the region's diverse flavours. Known for its ostrich farming heritage, Oudtshoorn offers a range of mouthwatering dishes featuring this lean and flavourful delicacy. Visitors can savour succulent ostrich steaks, burgers, and biltong. Additionally, Oudtshoorn boasts a variety of restaurants serving traditional South African cuisine, including delicious braais, bobotie, and boerewors. The town also embraces international influences, with eateries offering Mediterranean, Asian, and fusion cuisine dotted all over. Food enthusiasts can relish in the delectable flavours of the Karoo while enjoying its warm and welcoming dining atmosphere. Why not begin your culinary journey at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge's world renowned restaurant?
After a long day of fun and play, the spa@ Buffelsdrift Game Lodge offers a blissful retreat that rejuvenates the body, mind, and soul. Upon entering our oasis, soothing aromas will embrace you. Our skilled therapists offer a range of treatments, from relaxing massages to invigorating facials, each tailored to your personal needs. As your tension melts away, you can indulge in the serene atmosphere, soothed by the sounds of the nearby watering hole. Allow our sanctuary to help you escape the stress of everyday life. You are sure to leave feeling refreshed, renewed, and utterly pampered.
There’s so much to see and do in Oudtshoorn, a single visit simply won't do! Why not book a stay at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge today. Get started by booking your accommodation in one of Buffelsdrift Game Lodge's spacious, comfortable and well-equipped luxury tents.