Buffelsdrift Game Lodge 4 Star Accommodation in Oudtshoorn

Buffelsdrift Game Lodge

4 Star Game Lodge at Schoemanshoek Valley, Oudtshoorn, 6620, Karoo, Garden Route, South Africa. Show on Map

About Buffelsdrift Game Lodge

Buffelsdrift is a sprawling game farm in the foothills of the Swartberg Mountains in the Cango Valley, Pristine bushveld, lush vegetation and a 5 ha dam provides a haven for twenty game species and more than 217 bird species.

Buffelsdrift Game Lodge is situated 6.5km outside Oudtshoorn, en route the Cango Caves. The lodge is in the heart of ostrich country, half-an hour’s drive from the Swartberg Nature Reserve. In May 2004 this beautiful Nature Reserve became part of the 6th South-African World Heritage Site offering a wealth of endemic plant species.


Buffelsdrift Game Lodge offers 9 luxury waterfront tents (situated on the waters edge), 4 family units with two rooms and shared en-suite bathroom (can accommodate a family up to 5 people) and 16 luxury tents each one with its own en-suite bathroom and private outdoor shower, air-conditioning, mini-bar, digital safe, tea/coffee facilities and a game viewing deck. We can accommodate a total of 50 persons (50 beds) in our 25 tents either twin or king size beds. Our swimming pool is situated in between the tents for accommodation guests only.

There are also 4 family units

Look Out Lounge

Situated next to reception with a large round stone fireplace in the middle, overlooking our 5 hectare dam with the Swartberg Mountain Range in the distance. TV and free Wi-Fi available. On arrival relax with a welcome drink while completing your registration card, while your guide takes your luggage to your luxury or superior tent.

Conference Facilities

Our modern Conference Venue with all the latest AV technology and fully air-conditioned can accommodate up to 120 delegates in School Hall style. Situated overlooking a natural waterhole. Teambuilding programmes can be arranged. Photocopy, facsimile and free Wi-Fi available.

A Karoo Wedding

This quaint wooden chapel is situated on the edge of a natural water hole with a wide wooden deck as entrance to the intimate little chapel. The deck is an extension to the restaurant and this creates a beautiful space for wedding guests to take their seats and witness the couple exchanging their wedding vows. The Restaurant seats 120 guests, the Wooden Deck seats an additional 50 to 100 guests and the Conference Venue seats 80 guests. Catering is facilitated by Buffelsdrift’s own in-house chef.


Our À La Carte & Buffet Restaurant specialising in local cuisine, fully air-conditioned for those typical hot days of the Klein Karoo. A lovely large stone fireplace for those chilly nights in the winter months. With magnificent views of the Swartberg Mountains in the distance. One can also sit on the deck overlooking the dam and watch the hippos playing below. Seating for 120 guests.

The Open Air Bar With A View

The open-air cash bar is fully licensed and offers a wide range of local wines, cellar selections, spirits and soft drinks.


Book yourself a treatment at our onsite spa, and allow yourself the utmost relaxation during your stay with us.

Curio Shop

Specialising in a wide variety of local arts and crafts, clothing and photographic requirements.

Outdoor Activities

• Early morning bush safaris drives
• Late afternoon bush safaris to watch the sun set
• Meerkat safaris
• Elephant brush and feeding experience

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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Air-conditioning
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom (shared)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Beach towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • International plug point(s)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Mini- / courtesy bar
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Telephone (direct dial)

On Site

  • Air-conditioning
  • Business facilities
  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Garden(s)
  • Guest lounge with TV
  • Health spa
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (off street)
  • Reception (24 hours)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Secretarial services
  • Security (guard)
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool
  • Wake up calls
  • Wheelchair access


  • Air-conditioning
  • Audio-visual equipment
  • Bar
  • Breakaway area(s)
  • Business services
  • Catering (in-house)
  • Chapel
  • Co-ordinator (in-house)
  • Dance floor
  • Decorating
  • Exhibition space
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Marquee
  • Parking
  • Podium
  • Secretarial services
  • Standard conf. equipment
  • Wheelchair friendly

Food & Drink

  • Bar (fully licenced)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee
  • Restaurant / dining room
  • Room service


  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Airport transfers

Accreditations (as claimed by Buffelsdrift Game Lodge)

Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA)
Recommended on TripAdvisor

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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -33.52848888822222
Longitude: 22.24606944411111

Closest airport(s)
Cape Town International - 420km
George Airport - 63km

Children policy
Children of all ages are welcome.

Listed on SA-Venues.com
February 2007 - 3 Reviews

Travellers' Reviews

This was my fiance's first time in Africa and we had the most amazing time. The game guides were super knowledgable and kept us facinated with really...

Georgina Enzer, Dubai

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