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About Buffalo Gorge

Buffalo Gorge is situated on a farm located 35 km north of Middelburg in Mpumalanga. The farm offers a wide variety of adventure activities and accommodation is provided in tents as well as open Campsites.

This rustic bush camp consists of a 16-man tent, four spacious six-man tents and 14 four-man dome tents with mattresses, as well as 20 private Campsites for your own tents and caravans. A 12 m boma is protected from the elements and a canvas tent pitched in a beautiful private nook of the camp provides a romantic bush honeymoon for newly-weds.

There is a fully equipped communal bush kitchen with fridge and freezer facilities. Ablution facilities as well as hot showers will enhance your visit. Buffalo Gorge also promotes healthy living among youngsters through eco adventure and training in a beautiful nature setting.

Guests can enjoy a wide variety of activities including horse riding, paintball, 4x4 trails, rock climbing and much more. Programs can be put together for groups, and the venue is malaria free and pet friendly. Day visitors are also welcome.

The rate displayed for the Honeymoon Nook is applicable for a weekend for two guests and includes a free 4 x 4, provided you have your own 4 x 4 vehicle.

  • Response Rate: 81%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 36 hours
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Camping and Caravanning
  • Sleeps: 146
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 6 Reviews


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Additional fees are charged for every vehicle entering the farm. Please enquire about rates for mattresses, firewood and any other extras.Bookings that fall on a long weekend, you will be charged for the full duration of the long weekend.

Rules and Regulations:

4X4 Eco Family Safari

4X4 Utility Quad Bike...
Additional fees are charged for every vehicle entering the farm. Please enquire about rates for mattresses, firewood and any other extras.Bookings that fall on a long weekend, you will be charged for the full duration of the long weekend.

Rules and Regulations:

4X4 Eco Family Safari

4X4 Utility Quad Bike Rules

1. All activities at Buffalo Gorge are done at own risk & indemnity form must be signed upon arrival. (Indemnity form is on pg. 3)

2. Please adhere to “life-skills rules” (pg2) and take care to conserve nature.

3. Strictly keep only to Eco 4X4 Safari TRACKS.

4. Keep all gates properly closed.

5. Please drive anti-clockwise (“ONE WAY”) only.

6. Maximum speeds limit 20km per hour.

7. All Quad riders must wear “Crash Helmets”.

8. No “doughnut” spinning allowed (will lead to soil erosion).

9. Keep following distance ± 5 Quad lengths.

10. Young riders under 16 must be accompanied by a Adult

11. At least 2 Quads per ride.

12. Riders who are not following the rules will be asked to leave.

At Buffalo Gorge safety and security is high on our agenda and that is why no expenses are spared to keep this a safe and secure environment.

Rock Climbing

1. Helmets are compulsory. No helmets - no climbing.

* Mountaineering (climbing and hiking) is de facto an activity which carries certain risks. Neither the Buffalo Gorge, nor any of its employees accept responsibility for any deaths, injury or illness sustained or suffered by any person during these activities.

* All bolting at Buffalo Gorge is done with professionally certified and rated glue bolts and hangers of high quality.

Eco-Life Skills Rules

1. Leave only footprints & take only photographs.

2. Take off your watch, forget about time, and put your cell phone away.

3. You must be able to identify 5 different types of trees.

4. Do not stoke the “Donkey” excessively - it will cause the pipes to burst.

5. Put out the fire at the braai area.

6. Braai only at the main braai area during winter. At private campsite, use only charcoal and blitz.

7. Children should not walk or wander on their own.

8. No sharp objects in the swimming pool.

9. No matresses are allowed outside.

10. Use only firewood supplied by owner (R150) or brought by yourself - do not disturb the eco - system.

11. Do not throw cigarettes around - use supplied container at base camp.

12. Hikers must write the following information on notice board: name, hike (colour), number of people & time - please remove upon return.

13. Save the Dung Beetle - do not drive over Horse manure.

14. The Rufous-cheeked Night Jar sits in the road from early evening - please be alert.

15. Visitors book - please complete.

16. Bamboo bush - please do not stand or write on new shoots.

17. Food scraps - please place in the container provided in the kitchen.

18. Please do not feed the monkeys.

19. Indemnity forms must be completed upon arrival (next page)

20. No music - But arrangements can be made, as long as other visitors are not disturbed.

21. Please do not ride on the plastic chairs, there are Horses to ride on.

22. The hiring of equipment - see separate list.

23. The main gate at the camp area must be locked at 18h00 & key deposited in the container upon departure.

24. When hiking the different routes, please keep all gates closed.

25. Please do not tip the workers.



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Availability and pricing

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  • Campsites Sleeps 4 Includes: Room Only Rooms / Units: 20 These 20 Campsites are for those with their own tents and caravans. Each site has a braai area and water. Rates are... see more Features:  Shared bathroom, Self-catering
    from R170 For 2 guests
    • Rooms Adults
      • Four-man Tents Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 15 These nylon tents includes two mattresses only. Rates are for the site and an additional once-off vehicle entrance fee... see more Features:  Shared bathroom, Self-catering, No Smoking in Rooms
        from R200 For 2 guests
        • Rooms Adults
          • 3 x 3 Dome Tent Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 9 The Dome Tents are equipped with beds and mattresses.
            from R350 For 2 guests
            • Rooms Adults
              • 16-man Army Tent Sleeps 16 Includes: Self-catering The large tent is all set up with single beds and mattresses are included. Guests will need to bring their own bedding... see more Features:  Shared bathroom, Self-catering, Single beds
                from R200 For 2 guests
                • Adults
                  • Honeymoon Nook Sleeps 2 Includes: Room Only The Honeymoon Nook is fitted with a canvas tent offering a double bed with bedding, a bush bath, shower, and bush kitche... see more Features:  Double beds, Private bathroom, Self-catering, No Smoking in Rooms
                    from R1500 Room rate
                    • Adults

                      Reviews for Buffalo Gorge

                      6 guest reviews Reviews of

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                      Shirley Moore
                      02 May 2017

                      A wonderful rustic experience.....right back to nature! The peace and tranquility of Buffalo Gorge is tangible.....a very welcome break from the hustle and bustle of city life. We found the hiking trails to be an excellent challenge , the scenery breathtaking, the dome tent very comfortable and the property owner, Ryk, most friendly and hospitable. An altogether wonderful stay. We will be back!

                      Alison Wasserfall, South Africa
                      06 January 2017

                      Loved our stay at Buffalo Gorge, spent long days mountain biking, running, hiking and drinnking out the springs. Had a lovely day picnic with my 3 year old daughter at the cascades. Was privileged to see Kudu, Blesbok, Chameleon and Tortoise on the farm. Pet friendly too. Wild camp pool is amazing for a quick dip during exercise excursions. Campsite/ablutions are rustic and for bush lovers.

                      Adriaan Oosthuizen, South Africa
                      10 October 2016

                      We did not stay there, paid the deposit but after seeing the place we turned and left, it is a derelict shanty town and looks like people last camped there years ago, I would not recommend this camp site to anyone, we are used to basic camping but this is way beyond that

                      Marius Carstens, South Africa
                      02 January 2016

                      ons as familie het die hele week wat ons daar was geniet.Dit was n vakansie terug na basics. as jy dink om net weer vakansie te hou is dit die plek vir jou. niemand plae jou nie want daar geen selfoon opvangs nie en geen karre wat jaag nie. die plek sal my weer sien

                      Magda Dippenaar, South Africa
                      12 August 2015

                      What an amazing experience, entirely stripped from the rush and stress of everyday life. Affording the luxury to make contact with all the important things in life like our Creator and family.

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                      Buffalo Gorge Map

                      Buffalo Gorge is 29.1km from the centre of Middelburg - Mpumalanga , the nearest airport 153.9km (Waterkloof AFB Airport).
                      *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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