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Buffalo Hills Game Reserve and Lodge
At a Glance
- you can watch animals from the veranda
- it's sociable
- rooms don't have a/c
- range of animals is not on the same scale as the larger reserves
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Buffalo Hills Game Reserve and Lodge Review
Pockets of indigenous bush and tracts of fynbos alternate with old farmland on this fun property about 15 minutes outside Plett. It's not Mpumalanga—or even the Karoo or Eastern Cape—but it's a great place to see a variety of game, including buffalo and rhino. In this warm, friendly place, evening meals are taken around an enormous table, and outrageous stories are told. Try the game walk or even a multiday hike into the hills. Even little ones can do short game walks near the lodge at this child-friendly establishment. The rooms are in an old farmhouse, and there are also en suite safari-style tents scattered around—some near the farmhouse and others across the river. The price includes game drives and walks but not lunch, as most guests choose to spend the middle of the day in Plett, where there are loads of restaurants. For R3,950, the fabulous three-day special includes lodging, breakfast and dinner, game drives, walks, a tour of the on-site Jacks Jungle Juice distillery, and four activities from a list of 26 of the most fun things to do in and around Plett.
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