Buffelsdrift Game Lodge


Buffelsdrift Game Lodge is situated in the spectacular rolling hills of the Swartberg Mountain Range just off the famous Route 62 and only 6,5 km from Oudtshoorn on the route to the world-renowned Cango Caves. Part of the South African Garden Route & Klein Karoo, Buffelsdrift offers you an escape to something spectacular. Experience an array of wildlife including Cape Buffalo, Rhino, Giraffe, Hippo and over 200 bird species. We also offer African Bush safaris, meerkat safaris, lion feeding experiences with our lions that were born in captivity and feeding, walking & brushing encounters with our orphaned elephants.

Each of the 34 free-standing luxury tents offers beautiful views over the waterhole and to the Swartberg Mountains. 5 of these units are two bedroomed family tents. Simply and stylishly decorated, Buffelsdrift not only offers guests an authentic bushveld experience but the real comforts of luxury accommodation including an on-site spa, The Spa @ Buffelsdrift. Buffelsdrift also has 24hr on-site service, with friendly staff to cater for your every need.

Buffelsdrift truly strives to bring guests the best accommodation and dining experience in Oudtshoorn and the Garden Route & Klein Karoo. An authentic African experience, with a touch of comfort and luxury.

The authentic Karoo Cuisine at our a La Carte restaurant will ensure you get a taste of real, local flavours. Our award-winning wine list offers only the best wines from the Cape Winelands and Karoo regions.

All tents are equipped with:

King Size or Twin beds
Electric blankets
Fully en-suite bathrooms
Private outdoor hot water shower
Dual air-conditioning
Digital safe
Mini Bar
Tea and coffee Facilities
Free WiFi


Unfortunately we are not pet friendly, due to the fact that we have wild animals roaming around at the lodge.

No, unfortunately not, our tented accommodation is not self-catering, but we do have an A la Carte restaurant at the main lodge which can be used for Breakfast, Lunch and dinner.

Yes, we are open for day visitors to come and enjoy our restaurant and experience our activities, entrance at main gate is free.


“Out of Africa, with some luxury” – Exactly as one of our recent guests remarked. We truly strive to bring you the best accommodation in Oudtshoorn and the Garden Route & Klein Karoo. A true African experience, with a touch of comfort and luxury.

Enjoy the privacy of one of our 34 free-standing luxury tents. Simply and stylishly decorated, they not only offer you a true bushveld experience but real comforts of luxury accommodation. We also have a 24h onsite service, with friendly staff to cater to your every need.

Contact Buffelsdrift Game Lodge

+27 44 272 0000


Cango Caves Road
Western Cape