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About Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge

Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge is a 16-bed luxury facility designed by Nick Plewman, an acclaimed small lodge designer. The lodge is situated at a prime site in the west of the Madikwe Game Reserve, straddling the Tweedepoort Ridge with expansive views across the northern plains and Inselbergs. The central lodge sits on the slopes of a hill across a ravine, separating it from the chalets. Each of the chalets is positioned on the ridge with expansive views to the north. Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge opened in November 2004. Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge is situated on the Tweedepoort Ridge overlooking the plains and inselbergs of the western section of Madikwe Game Reserve.

The lodge has eight suites, each with their own viewing deck, decorated in natural hews of colour and texture, offering a very private and luxurious experience. The thatched suites, with sliding doors from each room and shower allow the guest to experience a oneness with the bushveld. The main lodge is spectacularly located on two tiers of the ridge, accessed via a wooden bridge that crosses a ravine surrounded by rock figs. Each of the living areas has its own character, mood and style providing guests with a choice of breathtaking views and tranquil spaces.

The lodge has reception, dining, lounge, upper and lower deck and swimming pool areas. Open vehicle game drives, walks, tracking, stargazing, bush dining, birding, botany interests. Madikwe is home to a tremendous diversity of fauna and flora, including both the black and white rhino, buffalo, elephant, lion, leopard, cheetah and wild dog. The lodge is a superb walking and open vehicle safari destination where guests are accompanied by well-trained and informative rangers who are able to interpret the many encounters whilst on safari.

Children of all ages are now welcome and babysitting services are available at an extra charge (children under 6yrs are not allowed on game drives but a kiddies drive game be arranged at the lodge on request. The kiddies drive is usually done in the mornings after breakfast). Children at Buffalo Ridge (2-12yrs) pay 50% of the adult sharing rate when sharing with 2 adults (max 1 child per suite sharing with 2 adults) There is no Hiking or backpacking available.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 28 hours
  • Type: Safari
  • Sleeps: 16
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Reviews: 7 Reviews

Facilities

  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Swimming Pool
  • Hiking
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

From 01 May 2011 Madikwe’s entrance fees will become a daily rate, not the once-off rate it currently is. The rate, however, remains R50.00.

Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge Rooms

Reviews for Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge

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Wolfgang Brunnhölzl, Germany
15 February 2017

Placed on ridge like pearsl, each house has a beautiful view down to the plain. Very experienced and caring tour guide, twice a day game drive with sundowner, a place to stay longer. One of the few community owned lodges - support the locals !

Anonymous, South Africa
09 March 2013

Good place. Staff very nice and the rangers are really good. May be a bit too nice for us (not used to so much attention which suggests need for tips).

Anonymous, South Africa
03 December 2007

We did enjoy the whole weekend.

Peter Smith, United Kingdom
13 March 2007

Friendly welcoming staff & knowledgeable guides. Well laid out, comfortable and tidily kept chalets. We hope this proves a great co-operative success for for the village of Balete Ba Lekgophung.Ke a le boga.

Brian Magner, South Africa
24 November 2006

A really wonderful place with a very friendly and relaxed vibe. Highly recommended. A place full of potential.

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Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge Map

Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge is 28.8km from the centre of Madikwe Game Reserve , the nearest airport 45.4km (Sir Seretse Khama International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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