I was beyond thrilled to be on my way to Buffelsdrift Game Lodge! This is my happy place… A combination of wildlife, nature and luxury.
We were taken by golf cart, along with all our luggage, from our cars to check in. The allure of the game lodge was plain to see. In fact, from the minute we drove through the boom I was enamoured with the whole place.
The drive down to our tent, which was right at the end of the road, took us past the entire “camp”. It is situated alongside the large watering hole so everyone has an optimal view.
We had a quick look around our impressive tent before the Bush Safari started. Two rooms separated by a dream bathroom with an outdoor shower, completely air conditioned and a fully stocked mini-bar.
The Safari took about 2 and a half hours with a stop at a lookout point for drinks about half way through. The first animals we saw were a herd of Nyala’s, Wildebeest and quite a few Springboks.
Here you see our guide showing us the amount of water that the tiny aloe plants hold. The buck eat this plant which is why they can go such long periods of time without needing to go to a watering hole.
There are many fascinating plants to see along the way while you’re trying to spot wildlife. It’s incredibly beautiful.
The views from the lookout point are breathtaking, along with a warm blanket and a ice cold drink… Perfection!
We set off again, hoping to see something other than buck (not that they aren’t fantastic). After a little while we spotted a tower of giraffes in the distance. We took a sharp right turn and hoped to get a closer look!
As we closed in on them the grandeur of these majestic mammals was unmistakable.
This gorgeous old guy is affectionately referred to as Oupa. We followed him over the hill and as the sun caught that dark coat his distinctive markings dazzled!
On the drive back I took a look around, soaking up all the beauty and fresh (albeit freezing) air around me…
Dinner and a shock next: Buffelsdrift Game Lodge – Oudtshoorn – Part 2
Previous stop: Lunch and a tour at Safari Ostrich Farm!
Next stop: Karusa for Lunch!
Thank you to Buffelsdrift Game Lodge for having us. Opinions expressed are my own, as always.
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