Oudtshoorn South Africa: Buffelsdrift Game Lodge
At the Game Lodge, on the outskirts of Oudtshoorn South Africa, you can get married, feed and walk with an elephant and take the Bush Safari, all in the same day. Buffelsdrift is also family-friendly for those folks already married.
To reach Buffelsdrift Game Lodge, grab a shuttle from the George Airport or drive four scenic miles from Oudtshoorn South Africa.
Imagine air-conditioned tents, clustered along the waterfront, each with its private, en-suite bathroom. Mini-bars and digital safes are standard in every luxurious tent. Friendly staff, who serve at your pleasure, hand you a welcome drink upon arrival. Or, as a former guest stated, they go the 'extra mile with a smile'.
From the game viewing deck, you'll have an expansive view of the Swartberg Mountain and hippos frolicking in the dam. Take a refreshing dip in the outdoor pool and be on the lookout for giraffes and rhinos.
Meet the Resident Elephants
Once you're settled in your sumptuous accommodations, go outside and meet the three African elephants. Malaika is the matriarch, Bulelo, the patriarch and Jabari is the naughty youngster.
Feeding, brushing and enjoying a leisurely walk with these 'gentle giants' are moments in time that memories are made of. Elephant antics will provide plenty of whimsical photo ops. Professional elephant guides are always available to answer questions.
Bush Safaris Oudtshoorn South Africa
Bush Safaris offer a don't-miss opportunity to marvel over nature at her unspoiled finest. Bush-trained guides will educate you about native flora and fauna, bird species and animals. Keep your eye peeled for giraffes, Cape Mountain zebra, springbok, rhinos, Cape buffalo, elands and more.
Meerkats, relatives of the mongoose family, are fascinating to behold as they surface from their burrows at dawn. These little guys are renowned for their charismatic behavior and the ability to stand upright.
Foraging mammals, Meerkats thrive in the austere conditions found on barren plains in South Africa. A skilled Ranger will accompany your party to the burrows and expound on their intriguing lifestyles.
Getting Married at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge
Be the first to host your wedding celebration at Buffelsdrift and be the envy of your circle of friends. This little hidden gem is not yet saturated with destination weddings.
Say "we do" in the enchanting Karoo Wedding Chapel at water's edge. Your family and friends will be provided comfortable seating on the wooden deck, which extends from the restaurant to the chapel.
Natural décor surrounds from the extensive Klein Karoo plains to the majestic Swartberg Mountain. Include the elephants in your wedding party and save beau coups on decorations.
Sundowners (cocktails and noshes) on the lookout deck at sunset, mark the perfect ending of your perfect day.
We did find one common complaint – visitors wish they would have stayed longer.