Buffalo Drift Self Catering Cottage & Tented Accommodation near Tulbagh

Buffalo Drift

Self Catering at Ruigtevlei Farm, Porterville, 6810, Swartland, Western Cape, South Africa. Show on Map

About Buffalo Drift

Located in the Breede River Valley, Buffalo Drift is situated on Ruigtevlei Farm, near Tulbagh. This working farm on the banks of the lush Berg River offers a variety of accommodation to suit your needs.


Luxury Tents:
Steal away from the city and get all loved-up! What could be more Out of Africa than disappearing to a deluxe, private tent on the banks of the Berg River? The addition of four secluded, self-contained tents to the Buffalo Drift farm offers an escape for couples that want all the love without the romance-killing price tag.

More glamping than camping, these tents contain a double bed (or bunk beds if you’re into that); en-suite bathroom and a kitchenette. With access to your own private stretch of the riverbank you can cool off in the fresh water, laze in the sun or warm up under the deluxe double shower heads. Enjoy the unspoiled night sky undisturbed. This is a great, secluded spot that allows for quality time with that someone special.

• Secluded and private tent that sleeps two
• Private stretch of river for your use only
• Kitchenette with two plate stove, crockery, cutlery and mini bar fridge
• En-suite bathroom contains shower, toilet and basin
• Outdoor braai area with lapa
• Pet friendly

River Cottage:
The cottage offers two dorm-style rooms plus en-suite bathrooms for up to 12 people. Each room is furnished with three bunk beds and each bathroom has a shower, toilet and basin. The layout is open plan with a gulley kitchen looking out onto lounge area.


The Berg River which runs through the farm making a variety of water activities a possibility; refreshing swims, braving the rope swing, canoe day trips down the river and fishing off the banks. The farm also offers hiking and mountain bike routes as well as clay pigeon shooting, archery and paintball.

The farm offers adventures such as hiking and mountain bike routes as well as a chance to shoot something legally. What shall it be - clay pigeon shooting, paintball or archery? You get to unload some ammo in a safe and controlled environment. There are a number of wonderful restaurants and wine farms in the Riebeek Valley and Tulbagh areas - make sure you visit a few and try them out!

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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom (shared)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Fireplace
  • Heater(s)
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)
  • Kitchenette (semi-equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Private pool
  • Smoking: not allowed

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Childcare / babysitting service
  • Garden(s)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Parking (off street)
  • Pets allowed (by arrangement)
  • Smoking: in demarcated areas
  • Swimming pool

Food & Drink

  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)

Not Available

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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -33.234243
Longitude: 18.983182

Closest airport(s)
Cape Town International - 100km

Children policy
Children of all ages are welcome.

Listed on SA-Venues.com
August 2014 - 1 Review

Travellers' Reviews

Our stay at Buffalo Drift in one of the luxury tents this weekend was great and would highly recommend. We will definitely be back again. The only...

Ronel Avery, Cape Town

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Very Good

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