Buffelsfontein Game & Nature Reserve

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Buffelsfontein Game & Nature Reserve: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Cape Town: Wildlife Safari, Olive, Beer & Wine Tasting

1. From Cape Town: Wildlife Safari, Olive, Beer & Wine Tasting

The tour departs at 07:30 AM from Cape Town’s V&A waterfront or your central city hotel and the route takes you past Blouberg where you will stop for a 5-minute photo opportunity of Table Mountain across Table Bay. The beautiful coastal road takes you past Melkbosstrand from where you'll follow the R27 to Buffelsfontein.  After a welcoming cup of tea or coffee you'll be transported in an open-top game viewing vehicle at 09:00 AM for a 3-hour long professionally-guided tour. After this mini safari leave these friendly people behind and go to the quaint village of Darling. First stop for an olive tasting on Darling Olives farm. Next visit Darling Breweries for a taste of some of the 13 craft beers in their range while enjoying lunch at the same time. Darling Brew Tasteroom & Brewery offers an interactive and fascinating beer tasting experience in the tasting room and bar, which overlooks the working microbrewery.  After a few beers you'll head for the Darling hills and visit either Groote Post Wine Estate or Ormonde to sample some of their wine varieties on offer. Groote Post winery is situated in a lovely green valley threaded by the Klawer River, with Kikuyu lawns watched over by the beautifully restored Cape Dutch Klawer Valley homestead and imposing slave bell (depicted on the Groote Post wine labels). After this informative tasting session, take a short ride back to Cape Town via Bloubergstrand, where you can admire the most spectacular view over the ocean towards Table Mountain, after which you will be dropped off at your collection point.

Cape Town: West Coast Safari & Culture Full-Day Tour

2. Cape Town: West Coast Safari & Culture Full-Day Tour

The day starts with a 7 AM pickup from your CBD accommodation. Then, make your way up the West Coast on a short 45-minute drive to arrive at Buffelsfontein Game & Nature Reserve. Upon arrival, savor a light farm style breakfast with fresh juice and coffee or tea while you take in the surroundings of this private game reserve. Next, head out on a 3-hour game drive, taking a break halfway through for complimentary refreshments. Buffelsfontein offers one of the largest selections of wildlife within an hour of Cape Town. This 1,600 hectare, family-owned private reserve is home to 4 of the big 5 (lion, buffalo, rhino, and leopard), as well as cheetah, giraffe, zebra, kudu, eland, oryx, blue wildebeest, mountain reedbuck, red hartebeest, and much more to keep you busy with photographs and sightings. After your game drive, depart for the historic town of Darling, a gem situated a mere 20 minutes away. Once there, relish a craft beer tasting of 5 beers at Darling Brew. Take a short 5-minute drive to lunch before having time to explore Evita se Perron, the apartheid museum, and the many interesting corners of this old railway station, now an iconic West Coast village. Follow this with a wine tasting at the award-winning Ormonde private cellar before sampling artisanal local cheese and olive oil. Then, take a short drive to the Khoi San village of !Kwha ttu, the only cultural center in the world dedicated to the past, present, and future of the Khoi San people. Feel the “shared spirit” tradition of the San, experience their story, learn the “click” language, and immerse yourself in the origins of Africa’s lost people. After this heart-warming stop, head to Blouberg beach and 19th-century streamlined The Blue Peter Hotel where you can walk along the scenic beach with Table Mountain across the bay, have an ice cream, or simply enjoy a cocktail and the scenery before making your way back to the shadows of Table Mountain and Cape Town city center.

Cape Town: Self Drive E-Bike Safari Tour

3. Cape Town: Self Drive E-Bike Safari Tour

Experience an e-bike safari tour near Cape Town and expect to see zebras, buffalo, giraffes, gemsboks, and even rhinos.  Enjoy an authentic safari on a day tour from Cape Town while traveling via the west coast region. Get up close and personal with South Africa's famous ostriches and other wild animals on this self-drive e-bike Safari Tour, just a 1.5-hour drive from Cape Town.  Discover some of the Cape's most unique flora and fauna, beautiful landscapes, and wildlife all in one day. The early morning drive to the reserve will give you the chance to see all the beauty of Cape Town's landscapes in the beautiful colors of the morning light.  Head then to the famous family-owned Buffelsfontein Private Game Reserve that offers one of the largest selections of wildlife. Expect to see buffalo, rhino, giraffe, zebra, kudu, eland, oryx, blue wildebeest, mountain reedbuck, red hartebeest, and much more.

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What people are saying about Buffelsfontein Game & Nature Reserve

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 10 reviews

Awesome trip.

Very competent guide / driver. The rides are fun, on the same ride a couple of Dutch women, an American and a Chilean and the two of us from Finland. We laughed a lot. On the safari we saw wonderful animals, tasted olives, wines. We visited a candy factory, a beer brewery. A wonderful trip

Amazing day!

We had the best tour! Having Ian as a our tour guide more felt like spending the day with a friend. It was our first Game Drive and we loved it. Willie, who took us on en route, really loved his job and his animals. Beer and wine tasting were super nice as well. Would totally book again.

The tour was very interesting and varied. The guide was super nice and knew a lot to tell. Recommendable.