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Buffelsfontein Game & Nature Reserve


Buffelsfontein Game & Nature Reserve is a private game reserve situated on the R27 in the heart of the West Coast, a Malaria free zone. Come and enjoy what we have to offer, from magnificent wildlife to superb South African scenery. We at Buffelsfontein believe in making your stay with us a memorable experience that will last a life-time for all our visitors and we strive for excellence in all aspects of service and product delivery. With Buffelsfontein’s tranquil setting it is the perfect destination for a break-away to revive and relax. Buffelsfontein offers a variety of facilities that are surrounded by beautiful natural scenery of the West Coast. Visitors are always welcomed with true West Coast hospitality.

Buffelsfontein Game & Nature reserve is situated on the R27 on the West Coast. It is less than an hour’s drive from Cape Town city centre and this makes it ideal for a quick get-away or day excursion. This once 1 600ha cattle farm came under ownership of Mr Paul Loubser in 1993 who realized the potential of the land to serve as a reserve and tourist destination. The infrastructure started changing over time with the introduction of a restaurant, bar and accommodation.

Only smaller animal species could also be introduced at this time because of the weak perimeter fencing. In the summer of 2000 Buffelsfontein had a huge set-back with a large destructive fire that destroyed almost everything on the then called cattle farm. This destruction included a high percentage of fencing, building structures, plant and animal life. In the following years Buffelsfontein cattle farm literally stood up from the ashes and transformed into the successful Game & Nature reserve it is today.


The accommodation units are situated near waterholes where animals come to quench their thirst, so you can sit back and relax while having your own game viewing experience. We have a bush camp in the dunes. This is for the adventurous at heart that does not mind going back to basics. We supply the tents and the mattresses. There are 4 x showers each with own wash basin and hot running water, as well as 2 x flushing toilets.  Braai facilities available inside the camp. No electricity available.

4×4 Trails:

The 4 x 4 route is a must for the adventurous at heart. The route is situated in sand dunes and can be a surprisingly pleasant challenge for all 4 x 4 lovers.