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Oudtshoorn, the home of Buffelsdrift Game Lodge, has come to be seen as something of the ‘adventure capital’ of the Klein Karoo. That’s on top of the culture, food and art circuit the town is famous for, and the gorgeous natural surroundings. So whether you’re coming at the height of summer or the depths of winter, rest assured- there’s a ton of stuff to do besides enjoy yourself in our luxury tented camps!
Oudtshoorn is home to the world-famous Cango Caves. You’ll feel the ancient stillness of this immense limestone cave system from the second you step into its cool interior. Almost as old as the earth itself, this is an adventure like no other. There’s no sanitised experience with walkways and lights here- it’s you, your guide, and your gear, alone in one of the most breathtaking subterranean landscapes you’ll ever experience.
The semi-arid nature of the Karoo, paired with the delicate and wholly unique fynbos biome in this corner of the world- so unique it’s a protected World Heritage phenomenon- means that there’s really nothing more spectacular than experiencing the call of the wild here. Bump off the beaten track in a 4x4, fly over the hills on a quad, or hike the mountain ridges on bike or foot. Drink in the refreshing air of the Rust & Vrede Waterfall as it crashes down. Watch the morning mist swirl around you as you hike the mountains, and experience the thrill of a thrumming engine at your beck and call.
Looking for even more thrills? How does plunging off of a 40-metre cliff sound? Or flying down a zipline? With the cradling arms of the Outeniqua and Swartberg Mountains around us, this makes a glorious area for adventure fanatics to enjoy. Whether you’re new to the sport or an old hand, give the Karoo a try!
Oudtshoorn is well known as a hive of the art scene- and with it comes a love of delicious food and drink, too. Why not take a day to explore the town’s quaint charms, taste farm-fresh produce and wines direct from the Cape Wine Route, and enjoy the special talents of local artists. There’s also exciting architectural masterpieces to enjoy throughout the town, a throwback to the heady days of the ostrich and feather trade in the area. There’s many quality guided tours to enjoy, several of which pick up at the lodge.
After a hard day of exploration, why not book yourself some pampering time at the spa? As a luxury safari lodge, we’re proud to be able to offer you a delightful range of authentic African spa treatments to help you relax and unwind.
Ostrich farms still dot the area, offering you a unique chance to experience this unusual industry. Plus, of course, you can dally a day away with the elephants on our private game reserve. Or experience Africa from little to large with our lion, cheetah, and meerkat experiences.It doesn’t matter what makes your perfect adventure- Oudtshoorn has a little of something for everyone. Why not book your stay at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge today, and come explore this world away from time for yourself?