Buffelsdrift Game Lodge near Oudtshoorn - meerkat and cheetah experience.

Buffelsdrift Game Lodge is situated in the heart of the Klein Karoo, which is part of the world-famous Garden Route, just 6.5 km outside Oudtshoorn, the ostrich capital of the world.

Although the lodge is situated only 300 m from the tar road leading to the Cango Caves, the main lodge area is right next to a 5-ha waterhole, filled with large fish, turtles, and hippos.  From the wooden deck surrounding the lodge area, you can see elephants walking, hippo, and fish in the water as well as another game grazing on the opposite bank. If you are lucky, you will even spot the fish eagle catching his daily meal.

We have nine luxury, waterhole tents at the water’s edge, each with a private deck extending over the water. You can spot hippos and other game right from your tent, enjoy sundowners on the deck or just relax in the warm African sun.

There are another 20 luxury tents with magnificent views over the waterhole and general lodge area. The five family tents are a few meters further from the water and are set amongst true fynbos in the bushveld. Residents have their own private swimming pool to cool off on hot Karoo days.

Buffelsdrift offers a wide variety of activities including bush safaris, night drives, a meerkat safari as well as lion and free-roaming cheetah experiences, and elephant feeding and walking. A portion of the funds generated goes to our Foundation, which in turn it donates to entities that support be free-roaming animals.

We are well equipped to host conferences and weddings and have in-house specialists to assist you with this.

*Meerkat Experience | Min 8 years
*Cheetah Experience | Min 12 years
*Wheelchair Friendly