Buffalo Thorn Safari Lodge

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Getaway Summary
PRICE (pp sharing):
from R 395
PRICE (unit):
from R 2,000 - 2,000
This 4 star luxury lodge is part of a private game reserve and offer luxury accommodation for an overnight stay or a family break away. Our new colonial styled accommodation embraces nature at every turn and offers al the privacy and superior comfort you would need for uninterrupted relaxation.Four luxury air-conditioned chalets have en-suite bathrooms, outside rock showers, bar fridges and coffee bars. The main building has its fireplace, satellite TV lounge, Wi-Fi and dining room leads on to the big hearty stoep, overlooking the waterhole and makes for great entertainment. The stoep also leads to the swimming pool and the boma, forming the perfect place to bring family and friends together around a crackling fire. The big well equipped kitchen leads onto the stoep.Also four luxury self-catering family chalets offer fully equipped kitchens, spacious bedrooms with sleeper couch and patio with build in braai overlooking the waterhole. These units also have access to a second entertainment area and boma. This entertainment room is well equipped with a Jacuzzi, bar, satellite TV, Wi-Fi and leads into a boma where communal dinners can be served. The well designed lay out of the chalets make the lodge ideal for either an overnight luxury stay or an exclusive break away for up to 20 people.Our new Retreat offers luxury family accommodation upholding our tradition of elegance and comfort in a setting close to nature. This sire offers accommodation to an additional 24 people and are ideal for family gatherings with its large bomas and swimming pool area.Buffalo Thorns philosophy of simplistic luxury and getting back to nature is not only enhanced by the accommodation but also mark the professionalism and service of our well trained staff. Apart from the daily service, our lodge manager will attend to all your needs at night fall- from lighting the fire and setting the table to assisting you in the kitchen. Here in the heart of the African Bushveld you will be refreshed and uplifted by an inspiring sense of open and unspoilt space, big skies, compelling views and an unmistakable closeness to nature. The in- house buffalo breeding program can be viewed from the viewing deck opposite the lodge whiles enjoying a sundowner or your early morning coffee.Game drives and guided bushwalks are some of the activities you can enjoy during your stay. Our tracker and ranger is a real delight with an unparalleled knowledge of animal behavior and a passion for sharing that with people. Other activities in our surrounding area are a 9-hole golf course, a crocodile farm, teagarden and a predator park, all within 60km traveling distance. Limited trophy rifle hunting and especially bow hunting safaris can be arranged during the hunting season.The essence of a visit to Buffalo Thorn Safari Lodge is the chance to slow down and absorb the natural beauty of a landscape uncluttered by noise and pollution.
20 Dec 2017
By Alma Muller
"An absolute magical surprize! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Retreat. We went for a wedding at Bordeaux Game Frarm and knew nothing about the surroundings. We were truly pleasantly surprized. Thank you so much."
"The storm - beautiful rain"
26 Nov 2017
By Helena Hifmeyr
"due to the storm we didn't have any electricity, would have expected the venue to provide some kind of lighting and flasks with hotwater for coffee"
"Clean, neat and definitely 4 star worthy!"
19 Nov 2017
By Loilyn Coetzee
"Loved the intimate friendly service, die chalet where we stayed was modern and clean. Layout made the stay feel like home. Impeccably furnished kitchen and the animals drinking water from the swimming pool was a treat! We will definitely be back with a group of friends for a longer stay!"
26 Sep 2017
By Jenny Min
"I was surprised when we got there regarding the accommodation as it was quite confusing comparing what I received as confirmation of our stay. My confirmation of my stay stated:"The Retreat offer luxury family chalets with 2 en-suite bedrooms, complete kitchens, living are with DSTV, a patio with a build in braai over looking the water hole as well as a swimming pool area. x 2"Our chalet was not looking over a water hole and the swimming pool was not close by, it was by the common area but this was not clear on the description and didn't know where this was. This was important to us as granny was looking after our little one when we had to attend a wedding, so she could not easily access the pool and had to walk a distance if she wanted to take our little one to the pool. In addition, I'm not too sure if I would call the chalet we stayed in as a "luxury chalets", it was a very simple chalet and the air conditioners where not that great. The lodge is rated at 4 star, from what I experienced I'm not too sure If I would call it 4 stars. But from a staff perspective, they were friendly and the place was nice and clean."
"Great overall experience"
12 Jul 2017
By Henry Hugh Montgomery
"A "tyre-drag" on the main access (Council) road would be a boon for access ... its not far and a drag is easy to make/use with a tractor, taking out the corrugations! Otherwise the tranquil surroundings, and well-appointed accommodation is great. WiFi also a great service."
02 Jun 2017
By Lee Marais
"Upon arrival we felt a bit out of place. No clear indication of where to find reception when you arrive after dark. No explanation to what facilities there are. If they have breakfast or lunch or where we could find the nearest store. We where there for a wedding and there was no hot water for us and no one at reception to report it to. The aircon made one hell of a noise so we rarely slept. When we checked out, the manager which we had to go find did not even know that we still owed money and how much. We could have left without no one noticing that the bill was still outstanding. Nice idea and concept but very vague on details and management"
"A perfect Bushveld break."
16 May 2017
By Jacques Jansen Van Nieuwenhuizen
"Loved the units and the surrounding bushveld, Very friendly Managers and staff even offered to show us where our friends were staying on the other side of the Buffalo breeding camp (yes thats right) awesome family units with me being a Hunter myself couldn't stop starring at the wide variety of game (massive KUDU) . Only other comment i have is we would have liked the option of dinner and breakfast....O and please load new photos when advertising , it is a stunning place and the photos doesn't really show that."
"Everything wonderful"
06 May 2017
By Angela McClarty
"We loved the well equipped and beautifully decorated cottage, being able to sit outside and watch the game feeding and the quiet location. The Supervisor, Chanda, was charming and very helpful. We were sorry we were there for one night only. We hope to be back!"
"Eland and July on the front meadow"
11 Apr 2017
By Henry Hugh Montgomery
"The Retreat is delightful, peaceful and well equipped."
"Peace and quiet"
22 Mar 2017
By Stephanus Marais
"Well equipped accommodation very quiet and peaceful only the sound of birds and animals - attentive staff"