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Location:Garden Route, South Africa

Garden Route

Buffelsdrift Game Lodge

Buffelsdrift Game Lodge is a quiet, convenient and scenic two-night stopover along the Garden Route's road less travelled - Route 62. A short drive from Oudtshoorn, the game lodge offers peaceful, comfortable accommodation with a game drive thrown in for good measure.

Accommodation at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge consists of the classic \"safari tent\" and if you've never been on a safari in Africa, here's your chance to allay your concerns about tented accommodation.

Your tent is the size of a bungalow on a large wooden deck with canvas walls and roof; the en suite bathroom has wonderful open-air shower - secluded from all but the birds above; and in front you have a spacious deck overlooking a seasonal dam with hippos in it or a watering hole frequented by wildlife day and night. Double or twin beds are available and the tents are air conditioned.

Game drives at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge are conducted in specially adapted safari vehicles with open sides for a clear view of the animals, birds, plants and views that your wonderful safari guide will show you. Traverse the private grounds looking for elephant, giraffe, zebra, white rhino, buffalo. wildebeest and several small antelope and plains species. You won't find predators or malaria here making it a safe family safari and there are over 200 birds to discover in acre after acre of beautiful African bush.

The large restaurant has an a la carte menu and a wine list showcasing the wine farms along Route 62. Spilling onto the deck, on clear nights you can enjoy a starlit dinner and the large log fire will be welcome on wintry nights.


25 luxurious safari tents; en suite bathrooms with free-standing tub and outdoor shower; private balcony looking out over the dam or the waterhole; air conditioning; mini bar; tea/coffee; safe; hair dryer; telephone; restaurant and open-air deck; swimming pool.


Game drives; elephant rehabilitation programme with interaction and feeding times - great for the kids; horseback safaris; guided nature walks; scenic sunset drives; beautiful night skies riddled with stars

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About Us

Staff party photo from 2019 showing all staff smiling
  • Wilmari Wilmari
  • Bianca Bianca
  • Ulrike Ulrike
  • Chantelle Chantelle
  • Ashlee Ashlee
  • Bonique Bonique
  • Tessa Tessa
  • Janine Janine
  • Carmen Carmen
  • Anja Anja
  • Kirsti Kirsti
  • Petra Petra
  • Leandrie Leandrie
  • Jessica Jessica

“NTS was AMAZING! Special thanks to Wilmari for the best trip we have ever taken. 100% recommend!”

“This was a "bucket list" trip for us. It could not have been better. HIGHLY recommend you ask for Bianca.”

Ulrike helped us plan our safari for 2 years... patience of a saint and the insight and knowledge of a true local.”

“Ask for Chantelle, a true legend of patience, availability and efficiency. Will highly recommend.”

“I cannot say enough about this great company and Ashlee herself... best honeymoon we could have wished for!”

Bonique's recommendations were perfectly tailored to our needs with foresight and local knowledge... flawless.”

“The service and help we got from Tessa was fantastic, as a result we had a tremendous trip.”

Janine proposed us a great trip and it was nice to meet with her in Swakop. Definitely recommend!”

“I have no words to express my gratitude to Carmen and the NTS team for their excellent work.”

“Our family would like to thank Anja and everyone at NTS for organising such an incredible trip for us.”

Kirsti arranged the best family holiday we have ever had... highly recommended.”

“We worked with Petra and everything went flawlessly... can't recommend NTS highly enough!”

Leandrie was very patient listening to my needs and catering to my budget... Everything worked perfectly!”

Jessica was AMAZING and so helpful with all of our concerns and questions - we had the most amazing trip.”