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Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant

Cango Caves Rd, Buffelsdrift Game Lodge, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
+27 44 272 0000
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Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“bobotie” (14 reviews)
“watering hole” (20 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
African, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Cango Caves Rd, Buffelsdrift Game Lodge, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 501 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

A group of Tourism professional recently visited Buffelsdrift Game Lodge for a site inspection. Thank you, Andries for giving us a very informative overview on all that Buffeldrift have to offer. I've personally visited before for lunch and can highly recommend Buffelsdrift when you are...More

Thank Riaanjordaan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kitchen was shut and the coffee was OK and pricey, a bit like the rest of the place I imagine. One of the hippos winked at me

Thank Rupert D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just had dinner tonight in this lovely lodge/ restaurant with my family and 1 year old. Service (Whitney) was excellent. Food was outstanding. I can recommend the Ostrich steak. We enjoyed it a lot and as a bonus the three hippo's came along to say...More

Thank nelis84
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful, tranquil setting for any type of scrumptious meal. The dam below the deck attracts many different animals, birds & fish. Patience is well rewarded with many sightings. Sunsets are amazingMore

Thank Rita & Tommy B
Buffelsdrift, General Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello from the Buffelsdrift Team, Thank you for sharing this lovely review! We are so happy to hear that you had a great view of the sunset from the deck, that you were able to see many different species of animals and that you enjoyed...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here to do the meerkat safari. We were staying in a hotel a short drive away. We did the morning safari which started at 8am. Our guide was very knowledgable and answered all of our questions - we had quite a few. The...More

Thank emmasam2010
Buffelsdrift, General Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello from the Buffelsdrift Team, Thank you for sharing your review of your experience with us. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed the Meerkat Safari at our Lodge. Our guides really are very well informed and the Meerkat Safari is a big...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a short road-trip to celebrate my 60th birthday with my wife, we stopped overnight at this lodge. The staff was efficient and gracious, the food tasty and reasonably priced, the room and bed comfortable, and the lodge itself well appointed and good value for...More

1  Thank TorrynTara
Buffelsdrift, General Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello from the Buffelsdrift Team, Thank you for sharing this lovely review and the lovely compliments. It warms our hearts to hear that you had a great overall experience at our lodge. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed tasty food at our...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very good food on a very good looking location. The place is big, but worth it if you would like a nice evening. We been here without staying in the lodge itselves.More

Thank Rick v
Buffelsdrift, General Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello from the Buffelsdrift Team, Thank you for taking the time to share this lovely review. We are very happy to hear that you had a very nice time at our restaurant and enjoyed good food. We really take pride in serving our guest top...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stunning place. We went for a quick lunch and I wished we could stay longer. Outside on the deck while watching hippo's rest we had a delicious lunch. Expecting it to be expensive but they actually have moderate prices and their food is excellent.More

Thank Tamara L
Buffelsdrift, General Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello from the Buffelsdrift Team, Thank you for sharing this lovely review. It warms our hearts to hear that you enjoyed excellent food during your lunch at our restaurant and we are very happy to hear that you were able to view our hippos from...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had breakfast, lunch and dinner at the lodge daily. Not once have we heard anyone complained about their food. The foods is excellent and the staff very friendly, attentive and helpful.More

Thank elsabejansevanrensbu
Buffelsdrift, General Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello from the Buffelsdrift Team, Thank you for your lovely review! We are very happy to hear that you had excellent breakfast, lunch and dinner at our restaurant and experienced our staff as friendly, attentive and helpful. We really take pride in providing the best...More

Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Visited for dinner. Ambience was terrific. Staff was exceptional. Food was great. We had the Cajun chicken canoe and the bobotie...both were very tasty. Prices are reasonable.More

Thank Nazreen B
Buffelsdrift, General Manager at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Hello from the Buffelsdrift Team, Thank you for taking the time to share this lovely review. It warms our hearts to hear that you had an excellent overall experience at our restaurant. We are very happy to hear that you experienced exceptional service from our...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 18
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 22:00
Monday
07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cango Caves Rd, Buffelsdrift Game Lodge, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Oudtshoorn
  • Phone Number: +27 44 272 0000
  • E-mail
Description
Buffelsdrift Game Lodge's A la Carte Restaurant offers local Karoo cuisine with the perfect atmosphere to enjoy while listening to the hippos playing in the water. The surrounding wooden deck overlooking the 5 hectare natural waterhole makes it the perfect place to enjoy a cocktail while watching the sunset over the hills. During the cold winter months a huge fireplace offers a cosy alternative and as accompaniment, our wine selection consists of some of the best award-winning wines on Route 62. Guests can make reservations for our Buffet Breakfast from 07:00 - 11:00 and for Lunch and Dinner from our A la Carte Menu from 11:00 - 22:00. With all the zesty products, facilities and amenities under one roof, Buffelsdrift Game Lodge is the ideal choice for all corporate functions, events, weddings, celebrations, seminars & team building. It also has a grand piano as prominent feature. A unique bush veld experience in the heart of the Klein Karoo.
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