Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Spa

Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Spa

OUDTSHOORN SPA

BUFFELSDRIFT GAME LODGE SPA

THE SPA AT BUFFELSDRIFT:

The Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Spa is idyllically set at the foothills of the Swartberg Mountain Range. Relax and unwind in this perfect setting with unspoiled, boundless vistas, spectacular mountain views, pristine bushveld and stunning views of the lively 5ha waterhole and the free-roaming game grazing its banks.

Choose from our extensive range of African treatments, facials and massages carried out by our professionally trained, on-site therapists, ensuring you leave perfectly relaxed and revitalised.

Treatment options include: Hand & foot treatments – Full body massage – Hot Stone massage – Head & neck massage – Exfoliation & Body Wraps – Manicures – Pedicures – Facials – Eyebrow shaping & tints and more.

Why not extend your stay? Our 34 free-standing luxury tents perfectly fuse simplicity and beauty with absolute comfort and luxury. Indulge in the tranquility and privacy of our luxury units with spectacular mountain views, sprawling vistas and an abundance of free-roaming wildlife.

Get in Touch

Contact Details
Telephone: +27 44 272 0000
Fax: +27 86 523 8345
Email: info@buffelsdrift.com
Website: www.buffelsdrift.com
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Opening Hours

We are open from:
Monday – Sunday: 08:00 – 20:00

Coordinates

Decimal Degrees (WGS84)
Latitude: -33.983359
Longitude: 22.465336

Degrees, Minutes & Seconds
Latitude: S33 59 00
Longitude: E22 27 55

GPS
Latitude: S 33 59.002
Longitude: E 22 27.920

Minwater Eco Adventures

Minwater Eco Adventures

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MINWATER ECO ADVENTURES

Overview

Minwater Eco Adventures is based at Minwater (Little Water), which is located 24km southwest of the town of Oudtshoorn in the Klein Karoo (Little Karoo). The area stretches from Montagu in the west to Uniondale in the east and from the top of the Swartberg Mountain Range in the north and the top of the Outeniqua and Langeberg Ranges in the south.

The Klein Karoo is a transitional region between the western winter rainfall area and the eastern summer rainfall area and as a result gets both summer and winter rain. Apart from the mountain ranges, however, the area is regarded as a semi-desert because of the low rainfall. Nonetheless, the Klein Karoo is blessed with an amazing diversity of plants and other wildlife.

Minwater Eco Adventures offers a wide range of activities aimed at creating awareness of the wonders of nature and the need for responsible human behaviour regarding the natural environment. Consequently, clients will be enriched with enhanced knowledge and understanding of the creatures and objects of nature, as well as improved skills of observation and interpretation.

We invite you on a journey of exploration and discovery!

Minwater Eco Adventures offers a variety of nature related activities, including:

  • Interpretative nature tours, conducted at Minwater or a location of the client’s choice, which can be of a general nature or can be focused on aspects such as:
    Plants in general
    Succulents
    Birds
    Reptiles
    Mammals and their signs
    Insects and other invertebrates
  • Presentations and talks
  • Environmental education and training
  • Environmental services
  • Hiking
  • 4×4 Trails

Fauna:

If one is observant, many species of mammals or signs of their presence can be detected at Minwater. The following species have been sighted: klipspringer, common duiker, grysbok, steenbok, grey rhebok, eland, kudu, scrub hare, Smith’s rock rabbit, rock hyrax, porcupine, several species of mouse and rat, baboon, striped polecat, small grey mongoose, yellow mongoose, water mongoose, small-spotted genet, honey badger, Cape clawless otter, aardvark, black-backed jackal, bat-eared fox, aardwolf, caracal, African wild cat and leopard.

More than 160 species of birds have been sighted at Minwater, including a number of Southern African and Western Cape endemics. (In the whole of the Klein Karoo more than 250 species of birds occur).

Furthermore, the Klein Karoo is an important area of biodiversity for reptiles and a large variety of invertebrates.

Flora:

About 600 plant species can be found at Minwater. Your host will point out (on request, at Minwater or elsewhere) many species with interesting names and ‘stories’ such as glass eye, concertina bush, goat choker, powder puff, khaki button, soap bush, mother-in-law’s chair and hairy nipple.

Despite the somewhat drab appearance of the vegetation, the Klein Karoo boasts an astonishing diversity of succulents and other plants, because in the area three biomes which are international hotspots of biodiversity, namely the Succulent Karoo, Fynbos and Subtropical Thicket, converge. (A hotspot is an area which is exceptionally rich in biodiversity compared to other areas in the same category).

Some of the plants of the Great Karoo (Nama Karoo Biome) occur in the Klein Karoo as well. Consequently, in the whole of the Klein Karoo more than 3200 plant species occur.

Get in Touch

Contact Details
Telephone: +27 44 279 1285
Fax: +27 82 481 3625
Email: louis@minwater.co.za
Website: www.minwater.co.za
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Opening Hours

Depends on your activity you would
like to attend.

Coordinates

Decimal Degrees (WGS84)
Latitude: -33.71249
Longitude: 22.0396

Degrees, Minutes & Seconds
Latitude: S33 42 44
Longitude: E22 02 22

GPS
Latitude: S 33 42.749
Longitude: E 22 02.376

Swartberg Game Reserve

Swartberg Game Reserve

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SWARTBERG GAME RESERVE

Overview

Giraffe Walks, Game Drives & Holiday Packages
Seek out wild animals in their natural environment at Swartberg Game Reserve.

Its time to slow down, to truly connect with the wild.

An award-winning destination, offering unique experiences in the Klein Karoo, South Africa.

Featuring the breathtaking Swartberg Mountains, over 20 species of antelope and a number of indigenous predators. Only 20 minutes from the Cango Caves and 40 minutes from Oudtshoorn.

Day visitors welcome, but why not stay a couple of days? There is too much to do and see!

Giraffe Walks

Our Giraffe Walks will leave you breathless.  The Klein Karoo veld is your trail; the iconic Swartberg mountains your backdrop.  Immerse yourself in our reserve and walk with giraffe.

Being on foot with these gentle giants will give you an insight into their secret lives and offer you a perspective that very few have ever experienced. You are on their turf now.

A 2 hour authentic wildlife experience in the Klein Karoo.

Suitable for the whole family, young and old, guided by qualified guide.

Game Drives

A 1,5 hour scenic game drive on the slopes of the Swartberg Mountain, either in the morning or at night.

The reserve is home to two of the Big 5: Buffalo and Leopard. Other sightings include Giraffe, Cape Mountain Zebra as well as over 20 species of other antelope. View a staggering 887 bird species.. and counting. You are bound to encounter something new on your game drive.

Hold tight as we explore the hidden valleys and plains in one of our nine seater safari vehicles.

Holiday Packages

Days on the reserve are made up of morning and evening activities like our famous Giraffe Walks. And of course game drives, animal tracking, bush brunches & sunset drinks.

Day trips include Cango Caves, Snow-safari mountain top tour (seasonal), Ostrich Emporium tour and more. 

Includes: host/guide every day, all accommodation (game lodge and guesthouse), most meals, all private transfers, activities specified.

  • Qualified guides and friendly staff.
  • Game reserve activities are run from our Activity Hub.
  • Well established 10 bedroom luxury game lodge (min 2 nights stay). With Breakfast and dinner catering service. Beverage list provided for orders.
  • Group options available for exclusive or half lodge rental.
  • Farmhouse kitchen facilities.

A Family Legacy

In 1998 the Geldenhuys family began the process of acquiring over 8000 hectares of land at the foot of the Swartberg Mountain range (a World Heritage Site) in the Klein Karoo, Western Cape. The land was used to develop Swartberg Private Wildlife Estate, Welgevonden Private Game Reserve and Wildehondekloof Private Game Reserve.

A partnership was formed between the Geldenhuys and Frew families to consolidate the Swartberg Collection, a proudly South African run operation.

Andre’ and Nicki Geldenhuys, founders of the Swartberg brand, have deep roots in travel and tourism. They founded Seekers Travel in 1989, a company which would move over 1 million people in and out of South Africa. 

After selling the company to Tourvest in 1998, Andre’ lent his expertise and sat on their board for a number of years.

The next generation, a dynamic travel couple, now run wildlife experiences on Swartberg Game Reserve. This is one part to the collection. 

Get in Touch

Contact Details
Telephone: +27 82 577 2835
Email: info@swartberggamereserve.com
Website: www.swartberggamereserve.com

Coordinates

Decimal Degrees (WGS84)
Latitude: -33.424743
Longitude: 21.937379

Degrees, Minutes & Seconds
Latitude: S33 25 29
Longitude: E21 56 14

GPS
Latitude: S 33 25.485
Longitude: E 21 56.243

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Kobus se Gat – Swartberg Experience

Kobus se Gat – Swartberg Experience

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(OUT OF TOWN)

KOBUS SE GAT – SWARTBERG EXPERIENCE

Overview

NOT ONLY THE BEST ROOSTERKOEK IN SOUTH AFRICA, BUT ALSO A TRUE SOUTH AFRICAN EXPERIENCE

What we offer, is a complete product of different day tours of the Swartberg Mountain Pass as well as it’s surroundings, which includes De Rust, Prince Albert as well as Oudtshoorn. These tours are rounded off by traditional cuisine from the area.

You can also contact us for customized options that can include hiking and mountain biking.

The guests might arrive as tourists, but they surely leave as friends. We serve our guests with passion and pride.

The Swartberg Experience is not to be missed, it is truly spectacular! Our mission is to be unique, give personal service and to be people orientated.

THE KLEIN KAROO OFFERS MORE THAN JUST OSTRICHES.. A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE THAT CANNOT BE EQUELLED ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD

Kobus se Gat – Swartberg Experience is situated at the foothills of the Swartberg Mountain Range only 12 minutes drive from the Cango Caves. Kobus started dreaming about developing the Swartberg as a tourism attraction in 1969 when he was only 10 years old.

Our Restaurant:

Kobus se Gat restaurant is a family business and have been servicing the industry for over 21 years.

We are famous for our traditional South African Karoo dishes mainly prepared on the open fire. Our dishes are drenched in African spirit and kept traditional with choices like our famous Braai Experience, Bobotie, Potjiekos and Ostrich Fillet Steak. Seasonal vegetables are freshly harvested from our gardens

Traditional bread (Roosterkoek) forms part of every meal and is served warm with a variety of marmalade.

KSG Restaurant is green and totally of the grid, we rely on solar panels for electricity and the water sourced from a stream in the mountain.

All our meals are proudly South African, free range and for you to enjoy!

Our Tours:

A fully guided tour of the Swartberg Pass with several photo opportunities. We drive over the top of the pass while stopping along the way for photo opportunities and to give you the chance to do a short hike along the route.

As we make our way back down the pass, you’ve got an option to include some adrenaline into your tour by opting for a downhill Mountain Bike ride back to the restaurant at an additional cost.

For more information about our tours, visit our website www.swartbergexperience.co.za

Get in Touch

Contact Details
Telephone: +27 82 852 4778
Email: info@swartbergexperience.co.za
Website: www.swartbergexperience.co.za
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Opening Hours

We are open from:
Our restaurant is open daily from: 08:00 – 17:00

Coordinates

Decimal Degrees (WGS84)
Latitude: -33.388536
Longitude: 22.105211

Degrees, Minutes & Seconds
Latitude: S33 23 18
Longitude: E22 06 18

GPS
Latitude: S 33 23.312
Longitude: E 22 06.313

Wildehondekloof Game Drives

Wildehondekloof Game Drives

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(OUT OF TOWN)

WILDEHONDEKLOOF GAME DRIVES

Overview

Wildehondekloof Game Drives

Enjoy sunrise & sunset game drives to see all types of buck species including: zebra, eland, kudu and more. Explore our diverse birdlife & other small animals on the reserve.

The farm is privately owned and managed. We believe in good family values, development of staff, proper farming methods and conservation of our rich heritage and the environment.

We value our long term relations with clients, and we truly treasure the friendships we forge with every person who visits us.

The farm environment is visitor- & disabled friendly and easily accessible. Our farm layout ensures shady comfortable conditions for those who prefer it.

Get in Touch

Contact Details
Telephone: +27 44 272 6721
Fax: +27 66 453 3266
Email: info@whkloof.co.za
Website: www.whkloof.co.za

Coordinates

Decimal Degrees (WGS84)
Latitude: -33.456001
Longitude: 21.993592

Degrees, Minutes & Seconds
Latitude: S33 27 21
Longitude: E21 59 36

GPS
Latitude: S 33 27.360
Longitude: E 21 59.616

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