Reviews of Buffalo Drift River Cottage and Tented Camp


"The best place to hide away from the world"

(South Africa) anonymous | 12 May 2019

"Wonderful short perfect stay.
Away from the world and peace and tranquility
Still in and length from of you suffer if FOMO.
Enjoyed a lovely park run close by"


"An Unforgettable Experience"

(South Africa) Lleveque | 8 April 2019

"I would start by saying that we had a amazing weekend the exceeded our expectations. It start as soon as we drove through the gate, we knew we entered a place of absolute peace and tranquility. We just loved every moment from the kind hostess that welcomed as a few moments after our arrival to the l..."

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"I would start by saying that we had a amazing weekend the exceeded our expectations. It start as soon as we drove through the gate, we knew we entered a place of absolute peace and tranquility. We just loved every moment from the kind hostess that welcomed as a few moments after our arrival to the long walks through the orchards and chill next to the river with a glass of red wine. We returned home(very reluctantly) completely relaxed. If you're looking for a place to rejuvenate mind, body and soul look no further that Buffalo Drift Cottage and Tented camp!"


"Fabulous "

(South Africa) Jerenine | 16 October 2018

"Perfect for birthday parties or just having a great time with your friends. No one to tells you to keep the music down. You are all alone with the river next to the cottage and huge trees. Perfect. The best part is there someone that comes and cleans the kitchen every morning."


"Great, relaxing stay"

Nandi Joubert | 15 January 2018

"What a beautiful place! We had a wonderful time just relaxing on the deck, and rowing in the canoe. We saw all kinds of wildlife and such a large variety of birds. The farm manager was very helpful and we felt very welcome. I would, however, suggest that you go there during fall and winter, as it wa..."

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"What a beautiful place! We had a wonderful time just relaxing on the deck, and rowing in the canoe. We saw all kinds of wildlife and such a large variety of birds. The farm manager was very helpful and we felt very welcome. I would, however, suggest that you go there during fall and winter, as it was extremely hot during the day. Thanks again, can't wait for our next visit!!"


"Enjoying tented stay next to the Bergriver."

Neels Kotze | 30 December 2017

"We realy enjoyed our stay. No dull moment...fishing, swimming, kanooing, watching Waterbuffalo's being fed."


"Peaceful "

Tracey Williams | 30 November 2017

"We loved the tranquility of the place and the natural surroundings. The tent was clean, spacious and comfortable.

The activities on the farm itself are a bit limited (not sure if it was safe to swim in the river) but overall we had a very good time. "


"Awesome getaway"

Hylton Kock | 6 October 2017

"Perfect location for getaway from city life"


"Glamping to the MAX!"

Taryn Harris | 25 April 2017

"What a wonderful place...as you sit on your porch overlooking the amazing tress and river, you find yourself becoming more tranquil as the hours pass by. I recommend using the canoes that are provided and exploring the river...what amazing sights! I will be seeing you very soon!
Thanks for the ho..."

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"What a wonderful place...as you sit on your porch overlooking the amazing tress and river, you find yourself becoming more tranquil as the hours pass by. I recommend using the canoes that are provided and exploring the river...what amazing sights! I will be seeing you very soon!
Thanks for the hospitality and for a break that was definitely needed!"


"The absolute peace and quiet of the surround"

Mariana Steyn | 28 March 2017

"Loved everything about the concept of Luxury Tent Camp except for a few niggly irritations eg no Egg Lifter in the Kitchen. The water bottle left on the kitchen Zinc too heavy for anybody (age 70 and 73) to lift off. The way it was you couldn't get a glass underneath to fill with water. It should s..."

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"Loved everything about the concept of Luxury Tent Camp except for a few niggly irritations eg no Egg Lifter in the Kitchen. The water bottle left on the kitchen Zinc too heavy for anybody (age 70 and 73) to lift off. The way it was you couldn't get a glass underneath to fill with water. It should stand on its own table and not on the only bit of working surface. No bowls should you want to make a salad."


"Best Glamping Experience "

Megan Gelderbloem | 6 March 2017

"Where do I start?!

This was my first Glamping experience and my word I will never go back to roughing it out! My partner and I went for my Birthday and it is exactly if not better than what I had anticipated.

The farm is absolutely breathtaking, the tented camp is situated right on th..."

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"Where do I start?!

This was my first Glamping experience and my word I will never go back to roughing it out! My partner and I went for my Birthday and it is exactly if not better than what I had anticipated.

The farm is absolutely breathtaking, the tented camp is situated right on the river's edge - so you have views all day/night and is well equipped with everything that you would need and pet friendly! Although the mozzies are out in full force at night - so best come prepped for that (after all you are in their land).

There is so much room for activities in this place - you can take out the canoe and go down the river, fishing if you into that kind of thing, clay pigeon shooting, take a leisurely walk around the naartjie plantation, the wildlife on the farm was nice addition too, some Zebra's, Wildebeest and of course some BUFFALO just chilling it out...

We met Hannes who is the Farm Manager and had a lovely chat about the farm, from the Add to dictionary they growing to what fish is in the dam.

I will definitely be back with my family and recommend this place to any one looking for a nature loving experience! "


"Peace and Quiet"

(South Africa) Charmaine Ohlson | 17 January 2017

"what an absolute serene evening we spent at Buffalo Drift, clean, well contained luxury tent accommodation. will definitely be back - thank you Hannes for the nice chat we had and we appreciate your friendliness as it made us feel at home from the first minute we arrived."


"wonderful weekend away"

(South Africa) Aymie Greenwood | 20 June 2016

"What an amazing place! Beautiful, peacefull and close to many wonderful wine farms. We had such a relaxing weekend away. We would deffinatly come back. Thank you to Buffalo Drift for creating such a cosy tented camp and for making us feel so welcome!"


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(South Africa) bianca pretorius | 13 April 2016

"We did enjoy the stay! We just want to inform you we did not have a lock! But we enjoyed every minute!"


"buffelo drift weekend away "

(South Africa) Kylie Poultney | 12 April 2016

"We spent the past weekend at the luxury tents. We had a great host Hannes who made sure we were sorted. Beautiful tent and a great place to get away from the hussle and bussle of busy life. Enjoyed our stay."


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(South Africa) bianca pretorius | 8 April 2016

"We had an amazing time!love every moment!Thanx"


"Great relaxed camping getaway"

(South Africa) Kim Gordon | 14 March 2016

"We had lovely weekend here, just bit of a hiccup with getting in the gate to start but once we were settled in it was relaxation time. You get the camping feel without having to bring everything from the kitchen with you, nor do you have to pitch the tent, or walk to the toilet in the dark with a to..."

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"We had lovely weekend here, just bit of a hiccup with getting in the gate to start but once we were settled in it was relaxation time. You get the camping feel without having to bring everything from the kitchen with you, nor do you have to pitch the tent, or walk to the toilet in the dark with a torch! So arriving in the dark wasn't a sore point, hehe. It gets a bit hot in the tent during the day, but they give you a nice misting fan which helped a lot, and don't forget to take mosquito repellent as you are next to a water source and they can ruin your 'Peaceful sleep' if you are unprepared like we were the first night. But after a spray on the second night they didn't bother us at all beside a little buzz in our ear... all part of camping out in the natural bush! Fire place is nicely set up with grid provided. It's about half way between Tulbagh and Riebeck Kasteel, so both places are great for a day trip out for wine/olive tasting, if you don't want to stay at camp. Oh and you also get the use of a private canoe, so you could go for a bird-watching paddle down the river, we definitely will next time!
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(South Africa) Natheerah Nizam | 18 January 2016

"What a fantastic relaxing weekend away!

A very warm welcome when we arrived!

Sufficient drinking water delivered daily!

Great accommodation everything we needed!

very peaceful, a great place just break away from your hectic life!

I will definitely go again!
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"What a fantastic relaxing weekend away!

A very warm welcome when we arrived!

Sufficient drinking water delivered daily!

Great accommodation everything we needed!

very peaceful, a great place just break away from your hectic life!

I will definitely go again!

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"Stay at Buffalo Drift"

(South Africa) Danielle Jordaan | 19 October 2015

"The pictures in on the website much more glamarous than it actually is.

Basic needs was met. By just finishing offthe place will inhance the overall appearance of it.

Farm manager, Hannes, went out of his way tomake the stay an enjoyable one.

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(Namibia) Lambertus Schreuder | 1 October 2015

"Exellent"


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(South Africa) Linley Meavers | 22 September 2015

"Buffalo Drift was a relaxing and adventurous experience. From the friendly staff and beautifully rustic tent, to the perfume-like smell of naartjie blossoms and stargazing next to the warm camp fire; this was definitely a trip we wonÕt soon forget."


" Buffalodrift"

(South Africa) anonymous | 5 September 2017

"Lovely spot.
However the gate at the front is very confusing.especially when dialing the number you suppose to and no one answers. And the phone just goes dead.
Sigh posting could be also made more easier to getting to the campsite.
All in All everything was clean and comfy.
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"GREAT!!!"

(South Africa) Leana | 2 May 2017

"All you need and more. Very relaxing. Definitely worth a revisit."


"Lovely Weekend Spend Out In Nature"

(South Africa) Faz | 25 April 2017

"We had a great time.
Hannes was very nice even offered us to come have a look on how they feed the animals. We got more then what we paid for even a free tractor ride thanks. Hannes that was awesome.
Tent was very clean & comfy will definitely do it again.
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"We had a great time.
Hannes was very nice even offered us to come have a look on how they feed the animals. We got more then what we paid for even a free tractor ride thanks. Hannes that was awesome.
Tent was very clean & comfy will definitely do it again.
Take care & all the best till we see you again."


"Tranquil Evironment"

(South Africa) Gerda | 11 April 2017

"Our stay was wonderful. The area was so peaceful, it was relaxing and refreshing. The tents was well equipped with everything we needed and the setting was beautiful. We would definitely stay there again."


"Wonderful Experience"

(South Africa) Riaan | 5 April 2017

"The tented camps was fantastic, nice set-up and comfortable. The environment was peaceful. Hannes was great, very friendly and made sure our tent was kept clean at all times. I would definitely revisit."


"Awesome"

(South Africa) Damon | 6 February 2017

"What can I say.
I don't think there is any word in the dictionary that can explain the whole experience in 1 word.

So this is my review.

AWESOME -VIEW STUNNING- SERVICE OF STAFF EXCELLENT-CONDITION OF TENTS PERFECT..ETC.........

I did LOVE my stay.

Wish I cou..."

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"What can I say.
I don't think there is any word in the dictionary that can explain the whole experience in 1 word.

So this is my review.

AWESOME -VIEW STUNNING- SERVICE OF STAFF EXCELLENT-CONDITION OF TENTS PERFECT..ETC.........

I did LOVE my stay.

Wish I could have stayed longer."


"Tranquil Setting For A Relaxing Weekend"

Steph | 11 January 2017

"Buffalo Drift River cottage is all that you expect it to be. The manager Hannes was very friendly and accommodating. The tent was perfect for self catering and had a lovely braai area over looking the river.
We even tried our hand at clay pigeon shooting.
Another plus is that its pet friendl..."

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"Buffalo Drift River cottage is all that you expect it to be. The manager Hannes was very friendly and accommodating. The tent was perfect for self catering and had a lovely braai area over looking the river.
We even tried our hand at clay pigeon shooting.
Another plus is that its pet friendly. "


"Wonderful Stay At Buffalo Drift"

(South Africa) Judy | 4 November 2016

"We booked in at Buffalo Drift tented camp, beautiful setting by the river, use of the canoe to row down the river, sound of the king fisher, neatly kept tents and relaxing braai areas, what more could a person ask for to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. We really enjoyed our stay, t..."

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"We booked in at Buffalo Drift tented camp, beautiful setting by the river, use of the canoe to row down the river, sound of the king fisher, neatly kept tents and relaxing braai areas, what more could a person ask for to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. We really enjoyed our stay, the only downfall was the intense heat, so I will definitely visit again but maybe more towards winter. "


"Enjoyable"

(South Africa) Wilma | 28 October 2016

"It was very nice, we had a fantastic time. We would definitely go back and I would highly recommend it to anyone else, they will certainly enjoy it."


"My Weekend Stay"

(South Africa) Thandi | 4 October 2016

"I had a wonderful relaxing time. I liked the tents and the quietness of the environment."


"An Enjoyable Stay"

(South Africa) Nicoline | 16 September 2016

"I really enjoyed my stay. The service was great and the rooms was neat and tidy. The beds was so comfortable, I would definitely go back."


"Retreat. "

(South Africa) Lwando | 4 December 2015

"Our recent stay at the tented camp was great. Everything about our stay was fantastic, from the location to the actual setup. It you are looking to recharge your relationship, have fun with friends or just have a weekend with no disturbances (cellphone network is haphazard at best, which is perfect)..."

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"Our recent stay at the tented camp was great. Everything about our stay was fantastic, from the location to the actual setup. It you are looking to recharge your relationship, have fun with friends or just have a weekend with no disturbances (cellphone network is haphazard at best, which is perfect), I'd definitely recommend Buffalodrift.
The service we received from our host was exceptional and I thought the owner coming through to visit and check if we we're alright was a nice touch.
From an activity point of view there’s a lot to do, however I do think not having the quad bikes and canoes available was a bit disappointing. That didn't take away from the overall experience though.
If you have a Bakkie its perfect, my sedan took a pounding :(
Will definitely visit again in the future.
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"A Real Pleasure and Hidden Gem"

(South Africa) Karin | 3 November 2015

"The best for me was being woken up every morning by the singing of an abundance of birds, lots and lots of them. The tents are very comfortable, cannot fault it at all. Very peaceful environment. Speaking to Hannes who is the "can do" man on the farm, spotlights are being erected at the braai area..."

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"The best for me was being woken up every morning by the singing of an abundance of birds, lots and lots of them. The tents are very comfortable, cannot fault it at all. Very peaceful environment. Speaking to Hannes who is the "can do" man on the farm, spotlights are being erected at the braai area from this week onwards as they do maintenance and improvement work on the tented accommodation. The river will be opened up shortly for free flowing water past the tents, another promise is that each tent will have there own splash pool shortly. It is definitely a spot where we will return to and if I know for sure that there aren't other guests taking their pets, I will certainly want to take my 2 Rottweiler's as they will have a ball of a time there. Love the fire pit area. Would just take camping chairs with the next time around and enough fire wood. But thank you to "Hannes" for being so helpful and friendly all of the time. See you soon."


"Amazing stay "

(South Africa) Tania | 29 September 2015

"What an amazing establishment. The luxury tent next to the river, the quiet and peace is just what we needed after a hectic work week and the festival in Vredendal. We should have booked an extra night or three... Being woken up by the birds and tranquil sound of the river. We will definitely be bac..."

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"What an amazing establishment. The luxury tent next to the river, the quiet and peace is just what we needed after a hectic work week and the festival in Vredendal. We should have booked an extra night or three... Being woken up by the birds and tranquil sound of the river. We will definitely be back to visit. Thank you for having us and making our stay enjoyable. "


"What a gem "

(South Africa) walter | 7 September 2015

"What a quite lovely little camping site if you looking to get away from the chaos of the city, and its not far from cape town .A stunning river runs past the camp site where canoes are freely available .We paddled up the river for ages and slowly drifted back down to our camp site watching all the w..."

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"What a quite lovely little camping site if you looking to get away from the chaos of the city, and its not far from cape town .A stunning river runs past the camp site where canoes are freely available .We paddled up the river for ages and slowly drifted back down to our camp site watching all the wildlife and birds building their nests. at night its gets dark i mean really dark but you have electricity and a double bed so this is luxury camping at its best and you are warmly welcomed and left to relax and unwind with the sound of nature at its best .....will i go back .... Oh yes i am "


"Expectations exceeded"

(South Africa) Linda | 7 September 2015

"Buffalo Drift Luxury tents delivered on every one of my expectations. Comfortable, neat, hygienic and convenient tented accommodation, whilst soaking in the peace and tranquility mother nature has to offer. I liked the fact that the tents are not that close in proximity, which allowed for true priva..."

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"Buffalo Drift Luxury tents delivered on every one of my expectations. Comfortable, neat, hygienic and convenient tented accommodation, whilst soaking in the peace and tranquility mother nature has to offer. I liked the fact that the tents are not that close in proximity, which allowed for true privacy on a couples weekend away. The booking process was easy and professional , and the friendly reception we received from our host (Hannes) was amazing. I would definitely go back there!"


"Fantastic Romantic Rekindled Weekend"

(South Africa) Samantha | 7 September 2015

"From the time my husband and myself arrived we were excited to see the luxury tent. This was my first camping experience and I must say it was a wonderful one. The tranquillity and the presence of nature just aided the much needed break away from life's hassles this was exactly what we had hoped f..."

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"From the time my husband and myself arrived we were excited to see the luxury tent. This was my first camping experience and I must say it was a wonderful one. The tranquillity and the presence of nature just aided the much needed break away from life's hassles this was exactly what we had hoped for. The tent was amazing we appreciate the decor and the spacious bathroom. So much that my husband wanted to extend our stay. We will definitely be coming back as we wish to share this experience with our sons. We cannot wait to engage in the activities that is on offered. Thank you Sarah. Even though we didn't meet face to face your hospitality and engaging mannerism was felt. "


"Lovely stay"

(South Africa) Hamman | 24 April 2015

"The cottage was well equipped for our needs. We woud return for another visit. Recommended."


"Good times!"

(South Africa) anonymous | 23 April 2015

"We really enjoyed staying here. The place is great and reasonably priced."