Are you struggling to find something to fill up the school holidays for your little ones? Here at Buffelsdrift Game Reserve, we’re thrilled to offer a range of enriching, diverting experiences that are fun for the whole family- so why not come and have some quality time together?

Explore the magic of Africa’s animals

Africa’s immensely diverse wildlife has long been the drawcard for overseas visitors, but if you live in South Africa it’s easy to become almost blind to the natural beauty surrounding us. Re-awaken your sense of wonder, and that of your little ones, by basking in the exquisite surroundings here at Buffelsdrift. While there are, of course, our game drives to keep the whole family occupied, we have a few tricks up our sleeves that are just perfect for younger family members too.

Buffelsdrift - Facebook MeerkatMeerkat safari

A dawn mini-safari that the little ones will love, this allows you to get up close and personal with these iconic little South African creatures. Part of the mongoose family and super social, you’ll be able to catch them sunning before heading out for a busy day. Under the guidance of our trained ranger, you’ll get the change to laugh at their antics and enjoy a morning of fun. The trip also teaches discipline and respect for nature, as the wild meerkats cannot be handled or approached and the ranger is to be obeyed for everyone’s safety. This safari is more suited to older children, so guests are required to be 8 and above.

Buffelsdrift - Facebook elephantElephant experiences

As part of our work with elephant conservation, there are 3 human habituated elephants roaming the reserve. Jubari, Bulelo and Malaika were each orphaned and bottle raised, which is why they are not suitable to return to the wild. Instead, you and your little one will be able to meet these magnificent, gentle beasts up close and personal, and learn more about them in the process. You can also watch them being fed, brushed and cared for.

Bathe in starlight

Older children and teens may also enjoy a night spent watching the stars and hearing the traditional African stories about them. Learn more about the dazzling skies above the Klein Karoo, and have fun too.

With our swimming pool fully at guest’s disposal, and bushwalks in the area possible, there’s plenty of independent fun to be had while mom and dad sneak away for a break at the spa, too. From our delectable offerings in the restaurant to the beauty of the fynbos surrounding our family accommodation, there’s tons to keep small minds occupied and active for the holidays. Buffelsdrift Game Reserve looks forward to welcoming you soon!