We’ve missed you all! With spring in the air and good news finally beginning to outweigh the gloomy, we’ve received the very best news of all… local tourist activities are able to reopen. There can be little doubt that we could all use a break from the rigour of the COVID lockdown, and a chance to renew our hearts and spirits too. If you’re looking for the perfect way to shake off the stress of a year that held too many weird moments, get out the house at last, and enjoy some of the most beautiful landscapes in Africa just as spring kisses the air and the land, then it’s time to take a walk on the wild side- Buffelsdrift Game Lodge is calling you home!

Renew your spirit and soul in safety

That’s not to say the adventurous times thrust on us by the global pandemic are quite over yet. We all know that, despite the continuous downward trend of local infections and overall positive news in the way SA has handled the coronavirus outbreak, we’re not quite done just yet. That’s why the Buffelsdrift Lodge team have gone above and beyond government mandates on how to reopen in our industry, so our guests can have the peace of mind of knowing we’ve covered every possible avenue to keep you safe during your stay. We’ve adapted our business model to ensure vigorous cleaning protocols and the very best practices in hand sanitization, mask compliance, social distancing and other safety measures to help you escape the worry and stress of daily life during your time with us. With the natural beauty and spectacular animal wealth of the Klein Karoo unfolding around you, you’ll finally have a chance to escape from the frenzy of lockdown living, and let the slow pulse of Africa and the joy of spring renew your heart and soul. Look up, and let the glorious blaze of the famous Karoo stars remind you how good life can be.

Local is lekker- now is the time to enjoy unprecedented beauty right here at home

Could there be a better season than spring for this renewal of hope and joy? The bush is waking up around us every day, from the cries of birds in the dawn to the roar of the lions at dusk. We’re due to start spotting bush babies at play any day now, frolicking alongside their mothers in the herds and packs. Tiny karoo wildflowers are in bloom, and the bush is ready to turn green and lush the second the first rains fall.

Spring and early summer are when Oudtshoorn as a whole receives many tourists, especially with international visitors preferring the warm seasons to explore our local beauty. This year, you have an unprecedented chance to experience the bush in a way you never have before, with quiet all around and few others to disturb your peace and solitude. For us lucky South Africans who have these gorgeous landscapes lying just a few hours drive away, what better time could there be to enjoy the very best our beautiful country has to offer?

It’s time to shake off those lockdown blues and get back to basics. Let the dream team at the Buffelsdrift Spa ease away the worries of the last few months while our restaurant whips up delicious treats to tantalize. Take a walk with the elephants (and get in a plus-sized hug or two), explore the bush, and check in on how our cheetahs have flourished in the time you’ve been gone. Buffelsdrift Game Lodge is here to welcome you.