Buffelsdrift Game Lodge and Hotel
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8.8
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8.6
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10
Excellent cleanliness
8.9
Recommended by 88% of guests
Value for money8.0
Distance to city center6 Km
Location rating8.8
  • Airport transfer

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Bar

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8.4
Excellent
Room comfort & quality
Luxury Waterfront
Luxury Waterfront
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  • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
  • River view
  • 1 king bed
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Luxury Family
Luxury Family
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 single beds and 1 double ...
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Luxury
Luxury
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  • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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Luxury Waterfront Tent
Luxury Waterfront Tent
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  • 2 single beds or 1 super ki...
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Deluxe Double/Twin
Deluxe Double/Twin
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    Luxury Tent
    Luxury Tent
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    Family Tent
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      Double or Twin LUXURY EXECUTIVE - HALF BOARD
      Double or Twin LUXURY EXECUTIVE - HALF BOARD
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        Luxury Tent with Waterfront View
        Luxury Tent with Waterfront View
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            Agoda Reviews (30)Booking.com Reviews (278)
            8.6
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            10
            Excellent
            From 30 reviews
            Cleanliness8.9
            Facilities8.6
            Location8.8
            Room comfort and quality8.4
            Service8.7
            Value for money8.0
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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Zehra from United Arab Emirates
            Couple
            Luxury
            Stayed 1 night in September 2018
            loved it here”
            Such a great little place. dinner was amazing, sitting outside while watching the hippos. Service was great, food could be better. Loved our room! Would definitely recommend staying here
            Reviewed November 02, 2018
            9.2
            Exceptional
            yuval from Israel
            Couple
            Luxury Waterfront
            Stayed 2 nights in August 2018
            excellent game resort”
            we booked yhe waterfront tent, its big, the bed is huge and perfect, the sunsets on the balcony just amazing. the only thing missing was a heater for the bathroom. other than that every thing was perfect. the restuarant is very good, we ate the best beef stake we had the whole trip. the staff were very nice and helpfull. recomended!!!!
            Reviewed August 08, 2018
            9.2
            Exceptional
            Meredith from United States
            Family with teens
            Luxury
            Stayed 2 nights in January 2018
            Great visit! Lovely acommodations in a surreal setting...fabulous activities”
            The elephant experience is amazing!!!!!! Highlight of our 3 week trip. Also, the meerkat safari was WONDERFUL. Lovely place, great folks. Restaurant was good, also excellent options in town (Black Swan was awesome) that provide hotel pickup.
            Reviewed January 28, 2018
            4.0
            Yu-Ming from Taiwan
            Couple
            Luxury Waterfront
            Stayed 1 night in December 2017
            Definitely recommend walking with the elephants.”
            I was very disappointed upon checking in because they made a mistake on the registration form for my nationality, not China but Taiwan. I had to cross it out and rewrote it again. So I was terribly displeased about that. It is rated as a four start accommodation. How could they make such a mistake? Secondly, the dishes provided at the restaurant was horrible. Both my husband and I ordered ostrich steak. When the steak was served, the cuts were uneven and it was raw (we asked for medium). My husband paid extra for mushroom sauce, and it looked like mushroom soup. I had potato wadges as side dish but they were soggy since they were placed on the same plate with the steak and stir-fried veggies, and they were soaked with the sauce/oil from the stir-fried. Thirdly, the staff in the restaurant should take a carefully look at the glasses that are used. Some of the glasses have cracks on them as well as on the brim. Visitors might get hurt from drinking with the glasses.
            Reviewed December 12, 2017
            2.0
            Mark from Australia
            Family with young children
            Luxury
            Stayed 2 nights in December 2017
            Owner of Buffelsdrift should not be working in hospitality or tourism”
            Our stay was decent but was ruined by the owner at check out. The place is basically a zoo (the “main attractions”, lions and elephants, are kept in separate enclosures from all other animals and you need to pay extra to see them - both experiences are extremely short and not worth the money. The lions seem to be starving so they come ready to eat when the feeding experience comes around) but was great for showing our 2 and 3 year olds animals in the “wild”. I would not recommend if you’re looking for a proper safari experience. We had an issue with noise from other drunken guests around 11pm on our last night. We called reception (the number we were told to call when we checked in) but there was no answer which was extremely frightening given we were extremely isolated. We spoke to the owner at check out to let him know what happened and instead of apologising he was rude, defensive and aggressive and told us we called the wrong number. Pathetic treatment of a paying guest.
            Reviewed December 08, 2017
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Richard from Germany
            Family with teens
            Luxury Waterfront
            Stayed 2 nights in October 2017
            luxury beautiful tents.”
            nice short safaris, great restaurant, perfect to relax and watch the hippos from your sun chair
            Reviewed November 03, 2017
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Jenna from South Africa
            Family with young children
            Luxury Family
            Stayed 3 nights in September 2017
            Exceptional”
            We got a great deal on agoda and had a lovely 3 night stay. The kids (2 and 4) loved the elephants it was worth every cent.
            Reviewed September 19, 2017
            7.7
            Very good
            David from United Kingdom
            Couple
            Luxury
            Stayed 1 night in February 2016
            Game Lodge?”
            Ostrich fillet, Meerkat Tour, Setting
            I was disappointed as there was a mistake with our booking. The booking was only for one person. So for my wife I had to pay an extra very high fee for her to share the same room and breakfast. I think this is a very underhand tactic. The ostrich fillet we had for dinner was superb, but the breakfast was very poor on choice and quality. Better to have done a la carte than provide such a poor spread. The meerkat tour in the morning was excellent. However the only game that can be seen from the hotel are 3 hippo's in the dam.
            Reviewed March 01, 2016
            6.7
            Good
            Cheryl from United States
            Couple
            Luxury Waterfront
            Stayed 2 nights in January 2016
            Beautiful location, but just missed the mark.”
            Tour to see the animals.
            The Cabins were well appointed, but here is a warning, for those unlucky to be placed at Cabin 9 or near there, do not expect to get any sleep. The Lodge has a very large light that shines over the "dam" or lake, which ensures the birds remain active all night. The sound of 100 pairs of geese sqwarking and honking all night was dreadful. My husband and I took turns at getting up at night to flap pour arms to shoo them away. We stayed two nights, one would have been sufficient. We also found their checking out procedure was dire, the woman at the desk lacked experience and certainly couldn't multi task, so the procedure took 30 mins and then a manager had to be called as she failed to understand we had already paid via Agoda. While the food was fine it was no where as good as other locations we had stayed in.
            Reviewed January 16, 2016
            9.7
            Exceptional
            Joseph from South Africa
            Family with young children
            Luxury
            Stayed 3 nights in July 2014
            Amazing experience! Staff super friendly !”
            Accomodation, staff, surroundings
            Glorious experience. Comfortable, peaceful, staff is hospitality centric!
            Reviewed July 19, 2014
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Luther from United States
            Solo traveler
            Luxury Waterfront
            Stayed 1 night in May 2014
            A hidden gem! Top quality services! ”
            Unique accommodations . Amazing food. Hippos!
            Having been to the western cape many times my friend and I wanted to do something different. This was it! Completely relaxing unique accommodations , hippos, elephants, and elk at your doorstep. An avid foodie, our ostrich steak was the best I have ever had! Melt In Your mouth! The staff was fun and attentive. Even though we were the only ones there overnight we had a complete range of services. Truly an awesome experience ! (Minus the Egyptian geese...apparently they don't sleep. Ever....). I would return with my husband in a heartbeat.
            Reviewed May 28, 2014
            8.8
            Excellent
            Frank from Germany
            Family with young children
            Luxury Family
            Stayed 2 nights in January 2017
            Mit kleinen Kindern gut für eine Safari”
            Wenn man mit kleineren Kindern eine Safari im Westkap machen will, dann ist diese Lodge eine gute Wahl. Die Zeltes sind sehr schön, das Essen war sehr lecker und für Kinder sind die Tiere spannend. Eine Safari auf Krüger Nationalpark Niveau sollte man freilich nicht erwarten.
            Reviewed February 05, 2017
            9.6
            Exceptional
            Bettina from Germany
            Couple
            Luxury
            Stayed 1 night in March 2016
            Super Game Lodge in fantastischer Lage”
            Komfortable Lodge,Zelte super schön eingerichtet mit Dusche im Freien.Ausgezeichneter Service,guter Game Drive mit nicht ganz so vielen Tieren aber schön. Man sollte sich einen Aufenthalt in dieser Lodge nicht entgehen lassen.
            Reviewed March 17, 2016
            9.3
            Exceptional
            Christian from Germany
            Couple
            Luxury
            Stayed 1 night in September 2013
            Abenteuerurlaub pur!”
            Die ganze Anlage ist einmalig gestaltet.
            Es war fast alles prima. Lediglich die Abholung unseres Gepäcks in unserem Zelt wurde vergessen und wir mussten die Koffer quer durch die Anlage schleppen.
            Reviewed October 11, 2013
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Rob from Netherlands
            Couple
            Luxury Family
            Stayed 1 night in December 2017
            Exceptional”
            Het was onze eerste maal dat wij in een tent sliepen, de inrichting van de tent en de ligging was perfect, een prachtig uitzicht op het meer en op loop afstand van de facaliteiten. Het eten was goed, de gamedrive was heel leuk en de hele ervaring was perfect.
            Reviewed January 01, 2018
            8.8
            Excellent
            Anita from Netherlands
            Couple
            Luxury Waterfront
            Stayed 1 night in November 2017
            Tentenkamp”
            Leuke locatie. Alleen de meerkat safari was erg duur. Massage was erg goed.
            Reviewed November 18, 2017
            10.0
            Exceptional
            HJ from Netherlands
            Family with young children
            Luxury Family
            Stayed 1 night in July 2016
            Vakantie”
            In een woord geweldig
            Reviewed August 23, 2016
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