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Buffelsfontein Game and Nature Reserve

Buffelsfontein Game and Nature Reserve



Situated on the R27 in the heart of the West Coast, you will find the private game and nature reserve, Buffelsfontein. Buffelsfontein is dripping with magnificent wildlife and superb South African scenery. The reserve is a tranquil setting and the perfect destination for a break-away to revive and relax. It offers a variety of facilities that are surrounded by the beautiful natural scenery of the West Coast. Being less than 60 minutes' drive from Cape Town city centre makes it ideal for a quick get-away or day excursion.

The reserve which started out as a 1600 hectare cattle farm was bought by Mr Paul Loubser in 1993. Loubser realized the potential of the land to serve as a reserve and tourist destination and over time the infrastructure started to change with the introduction of a restaurant, bar and accommodation. Because of the weak perimeter fencing at this time, only smaller animal species could also be introduced. But this was all threatened in the summer of 2000 when the farm had a huge setback. A large fire destroyed almost everything on the cattle farm. This destruction included a high percentage of fencing, building structures, plant and animal life. But in the years that followed Buffelsfontein cattle farm rose from the ashes like a phoenix and was transformed into what we now know as the Buffelsfontein Game and Nature reserve.

Buffelsfontein offers visitors the opportunity to experience the wonders of nature on their game drives. The game drives are usually conducted every day 09:00 and 14:00. The reserves rangers promise to take guests on a memorable trip, showing them more about nature and its secrets. Some of the wildlife that visitors could expect to see on a game drive include:
  • Lion
  • Cheetah
  • Rhino
  • Buffalo
  • Giraffe
  • Zebra
  • Blue Wildebeest
  • Red Hartebeest
  • Kudu, Eland
  • Oryx (Gemsbok)
  • Bontebok
  • Springbok
  • Duiker
  • Steenbok
  • Caracal
There are however some species which are in the reserve but that are rarely seen on game drives, these include:
  • African Wildcat
  • Bat-eared fox
  • Cape fox
  • Genet
  • Grey buck
  • Mountain Reedbuck
  • Porcupine
  • Aardvark
  • Aardwolf
  • Honey Badger
For those who are basing themselves in the Cape Town area, the reserve also offers day trips departing from pre-arranged locations around the City centre, Waterfront and Atlantic seaboard areas. The Day Trip Safari includes the transportation to and from Buffelsfontein, breakfast on arrival, game drive with refreshments and lunch (A la Carte or buffet).

Visitors are always welcomed with true West Coast hospitality.

Nearby Listings

Sleeps: 8

Rotsvas

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Yzerfontein

11.0km South of center of Buffelsfontein Game and Nature Reserve

Rotsvas is a beachfront 4 bedroomed double-storey self catering house with spectacular sea views. It is a mere 15-20m from a small beach in Yzerfontein, a small and charming harbour town. The main beach of Yzerfontein is only 1km away.

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Sleeps: 5
From R 800,00
Per site, per night.

Lugkasteel

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Yzerfontein

11.6km South of center of Buffelsfontein Game and Nature Reserve

Lugkasteel is situated on the peninsula of Yzerfontein (a small town within easy reach of Cape Town) where nature provides the entertainment. If you love seafood, it is worthwhile to obtain the necessary permit to collect white and black mussels, ...

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Sleeps: 8
From R 2 500,00
Per unit, per night.

Bella Capensis

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Yzerfontein

11.7km South of center of Buffelsfontein Game and Nature Reserve

Bella Capensis is situated close to the quiet beaches of Yzerfontein yet high enough for panoramic views of the ocean and the Cape Peninsula. Enjoy a sun downer on the balcony overlooking the ocean where you can spot whales and dolphins in the mon...

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Sleeps: 6 in 3 units/rooms

Lewens-Essens B&B

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Yzerfontein

11.7km South of center of Buffelsfontein Game and Nature Reserve

If you want to break away from the rush of the city to relax in peace, privacy and tranquility, without traveling for more than an hour, you will be pleasantly surprised to find the little village called Yzerfontein off the R27 - a jewel on the ...

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Vineyard Cottage

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Darling

19.4km East of center of Buffelsfontein Game and Nature Reserve

This beautiful cottage is set in an elevated position; a small vineyard to the front gives one the sense of being in the Winelands while the almond trees and olive grove add to that Country feel. The front stoep provides the perfect place for sundowners w

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Couvaloup

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Hopefield

23.4km North of center of Buffelsfontein Game and Nature Reserve

It is a place to find peace, surrounded by good energy and homegrown quality food. In COUVALOUP we would love our guests to feel welcome and relaxed, and to create special moments that may bring joy to people's hearts....

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Sleeps: 6 in 3 units/rooms

Walking On Water Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Langebaan

24.7km North West of center of Buffelsfontein Game and Nature Reserve

Step into tranquility, adjacent to a green area and with panoramic views of Langebaan Lagoon. We offer3 fully equipped luxurious double rooms and gourmet South African Breakfasts at affordable tariffs. Tour guide on site.Internet and fax available.

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Sleeps: 8 in 4 units/rooms
From R 495,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Emerald View

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Langebaan

24.7km North West of center of Buffelsfontein Game and Nature Reserve

Our 4-Star Guest House Accommodation inLangebaan blends elegance with casual comfort

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Glenfinnan Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Langebaan

25.4km North West of center of Buffelsfontein Game and Nature Reserve

Glenfinnan Guest House overlooks the town and lagoon of Langebaan, only an hour and a half from Cape Town

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Sleeps: 8

3 on Elf

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Langebaan

25.6km North West of center of Buffelsfontein Game and Nature Reserve

3 on Elf is a 4 bedroom self catering house situated in the Langebaan Country Club right on the very popular Mashie Course. Only 2km away from the famous Langebaan Lagoon, restaurants and shops.

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