Buffalo Drift Self Catering Cottage & Tented Accommodation near Tulbagh
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  • Property TypeResort
  • Guests34
  • Rooms/Units5

Buffalo Drift is a highly recommended property for self catering in Gouda for anyone visiting the Cape Winelands region.

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!

Features you'll appreciate

  • pet friendly
  • swimming
  • parking
  • kitchen
  • kitchenette
  • braai / bbq
  • fireplace
providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom (separate)
  • 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)
  • Garden(s)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Parking (off street)
  • Pets allowed (by arrangement)
  • Smoking: in demarcated areas
  • Swimming pool

Food & Drink

  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
fluentsome understanding

Languages Spoken

  • English

Rooms & Rates

Select your check-in and check-out dates to view availability and the rates applicable.

Tented Camp Site

1 bedroom deluxe, private tented camp on the banks of the Berg River. One double bed, one bunk bed. Shower, basin and toilet. Two plate stove, bar fridge. Outside braai area next to each tent.

  • Bar fridge  
  • Bathroom (en-suite)  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Patio / verandah / balcony  
  • Smoking: not allowed

Qty: 4
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 4 adults)
Children: from 0-18 years are allowed

River Cottage

Two dorm-style rooms plus en-suite bathrooms offer accommodation for up to 20 people (minimum of 6 people must be booked per night). Each room is kitted out with three bunk beds; whilst each bathroom is fitted with a shower, toilet and basin.

  • Bar fridge  
  • Bathroom (en-suite)  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Patio / verandah / balcony  
  • Smoking: not allowed

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 18 guests (max 18 adults)
Children: from 0-18 years are allowed

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Guest Reviews

11 Reviews from SA-Venues.com travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewvery good

We had a lovely stay at the luxury tents.. if looking for a break away will definitely recommend.

January 2024

Aurelia B. (Paarl)

Verified reviewvery good

What more can i say regarding glamping/camping. Everything we expected. Glamping they say!? Not the fuss of camping and setting up. Aircon was a pleasure and the quietness was the best. Thank you. You will see us again.

December 2022

Gideon V. (Durbanville Cape town)

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Need to Know

Response timeBuffalo Drift typically responds to requests in 5-10 minutes.

Child policyChildren of all ages are welcome.

Closest airport(s)Cape Town International - 100km

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 14h00
Check-out by 10h00

Payment methods accepted by the property EFT or secure online payment via SA-Venues.com

Host on SA-Venues.com for 10 years

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