Oudtshoorn- your one-stop adventure destination

Are you in the mood for an adventure? Then it’s time to add Oudtshoorn, home of Buffelsdrift Game Reserve, to your radar. While the area may be better known as a cultural hotspot redolent in art and history, it’s also packed with exciting ways to get your adrenaline pumping and your spirit soaring. Here’s just a few of the Buffelsdrift team’s top Karoo adventure favourites.

1.   Cage diving… with crocodiles

That’s right! Abandon the sharks, step away from the sea, and come and explore the beauties of the Karoo instead. Take a (fully safe and secured) dive in a warm pool with these ancient beasts, and learn more about their fascinating lives from the experts. Ethically managed in the area, you’ll be able to experience the thrill of a lifetime while contributing to wildlife rescue efforts and without negative impact on the crocs themselves.

2. Caving

Feel the sense of ancient time roll over you as the earth closes behind you. The Cango Caves, some of the oldest limestone caves in the world, are beckoning you to come and explore. Don’t expect prissy walkways and guiding lights- it will be you, your gear, and your guide. Get to know this spectacular subterranean landscape for yourself, and experience its raw beauty up close and personal.

3. Head off-road

Whether it’s by 4×4, foot or quad bike, the unbeaten path is calling to you. Let your guide help you explore the wonders of the grassland and semi-desert of the Karoo. Speed over the mountains, soak in the views, and experience the wonder of the Rust & Vrede waterfall as it crashes onto the rocks below. With vistas like no other and the thrill of the thrumming engine beneath you, you’re sure to have a fabulous time.

4. Meet lions and elephants

Alongside the bush safaris we offer at the reserve, you have the incomparable opportunity to experience these two iconic African mammals even more intimately. Our 3 rescue elephants, and the small pride of lions rescued from captivity we are privileged to host, are waiting for you to discover their unique worlds for yourself. Not only will you have the experience of a lifetime, you’ll also be helping to support and extend conservation efforts in the area, keeping these spectacular animals safe for future generations.

5. Abseiling in the Karoo

Plunge off of a 40 metre cliff, and feel your adrenaline rise up to meet you! With the gorgeous Swartberg and Outeniqua mountains just waiting for you to explore, you’ll soon be lost in the natural wonders surrounding you.

No matter what your flavour of adventure, the Karoo is packed with must-try experiences just waiting for you. Why not let Buffelsdrift Game Reserve help you make the adventure of a lifetime happen today?