The Karoo, especially the protected corner which Buffelsdrift Game Lodge has created, is jammed packed with action and excitement. What can you do when you’re not on safari or lounging in the luxury tented accommodation units? Let’s take a look!

Take a walk on the wild side. 

Coming from November 2021, we’ve got an exciting new activity you’re sure to enjoy. Our Heritage Nature Walk winds through the cheetah farm, and you’ll even be able to soak in the bushman cave paintings unearthed on a neighbouring farm. The trail itself is +-5km long, so set aside 5-6 hours to make sure you don’t rush and miss the exquisite natural beauty around you.

Leave a footprint

Do you want to make an impression on this beautiful continent? Then the seed ball project is for you. We’ve created a unique seed ball packed with indigenous seeds that are critical to the biome of the reserve. Guests will be able to choose where to spread their seed ball during other Buffelsdrift activities, under advice from our rangers.

Walk with elephants

Our three guest-habituated elephants, Bulelo, Malaika and Jabari, were once rescued orphans with sad tales. Today they are happy, healthy members of our elephant conservation team! Together with their keeper and caretaker, who bottle-fed them from rescue, you can meet these gentle giants for yourself.

Go small

Take a break from the Big 5 and meet Africa’s iconic meerkat. This tough and fierce member of the mongoose family makes for a fascinating safari, and it’s great for kids too. See them emerge at dawn from their burrows to soak up the sun’s rays, or spot them about their business foraging, fighting, and learning.


The Klein Karoo produces many fine wines. It’s also a foodie haven. Start off in the delicious restaurant at Buffelsdrift, and then continue on to the Oudtshoorn Art, Cheese, Chocolate and Liqueur route if you dare! There’s plenty of culinary spoils to enjoy.