Guest Comments

We had a wonderful time thank you. Our US family were totally blown away with the lodge and the game drives so all very successful ! My wife and I were very impressed with the chalets, the staff and Jacques went out of his way to find animals for the family. Will certainly recommend the lodge to anyone interested.

Nigel Hargreaves-June 2017-


Our family celebrated my husband’s 60th birthday by spending 4 glorious nights at Buffalo Thorn Lodge. The lodge is absolutely magnificent and suited our family perfectly. We enjoyed two games drives a day with our ranger, Sarah and were very excited to see cheetah on our first drive out. We were also lucky to see elephant and rhinos, and of course, lots of impala, zebra and wildebeest. What made our stay more enjoyable was that our 6 month old grandson was able to join us on the drives. We spent wonderful family time together in this beautiful part of our country! This is definitely more than a 5* game lodge. Thanks to Sarah and the staff of Buffalo Thorn Lodge! WE LOVED IT!!!

Adine Sher-May 2017-


Buffalo Thorn Lodge is one of our family’s very favourite holiday destinations. We’ve just returned to the UK from another magic visit out to SA. We love the peace and quiet and the beauty of the animals. Jacques is an amazing Ranger and so exciting to be on a game drive with, tracking animals which have trodden the path just before you. It was really special to see Zimby, the grandson of the dominant male lion, Tholo, who we saw last time we visited and the cheetah brothers took our breath away. We are very much looking forward to a return visit in the future and thank you, Jacques and Nerina, for providing us with another unforgettable safari experience.

Lucinda Williams -January 2017-


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  1. From the moment we arrived, I knew we were in for an unreal experience. This place is absolutely beautiful, the staff is amazingly friendly and no stone is left unturned. We saw the big five in the first 48 hours and we saw a lion Just miss dining on a zebra, incredible! Do yourself a favor and go experience it. I promise you will not regret it. Thank you for the trip of a lifetime!!

  2. Buffalo Thorn definitely exceeded my expectations. I am from the States, but I’ve been living in SA for 8 years. I had a group of 9 people visiting from America and thought that Buffalo Thorn would be perfect for us. It definitely was! From the moment we arrived the staff went above and beyond to make sure our experience was incredible. The lodge is beautiful and has everything one could need. The outdoor showers were a big hit among our group!

  3. Buffalo Thorne was amazing!! We came with a group of 9 friends and Everything about the experience was spectacular. The accommodations were beautiful and everyone was thrilled with the lodges. The common pool and hot tub area was awesome as well.

    We had gotten married earlier this year in the states and were in South Africa celebrating with family and friends here. Nerina and Jacques were kind enough to leave us champagne and chocolates in our room which was such a special touch.

    The game drives were spectacular. Jacques did a fantastic job and was so much fun. We can not speak highly enough about buffalo Thorne! Thank you Jacques and nerina!

  4. Amazing and relaxing weekend at a very special place. As much luxury and privacy as could be desired. Sightings and diversity of game that can only be imagined.
    A dream come true!
    Top drawer staff and support.
    We’ll be back sooner rather than later.

  5. Our family and friends had a wonderful stay at the lodge. This was our 2nd stay and just as good as the first. Its very family friendly and as you have the place entirely to yourselves families with small children can relax. The hot tub and pool area is so relaxing, the pool table great for some fun and the fire pit and braai area excellent for those peaceful nights. Each room is stunning, huge and super comfy in every way. The staff are delightful and help with all the washing up and making the place neat and tidy every day. The game drives were great fun and we saw lots . Thank you for a wonderful 4 days.

  6. The layout of the lodge is well designed as the common area is central yet the individual suites are private. This was my second trip to Buffalo Thorn and I would highly recommend it to families or friends wanting a great bush experience.
    The staff are helpful and go out of their way to accommodate any request.
    Game viewing is always unpredictable but the water hole in front of the lodge offers such a great up close experience with the variety of animals that come for a drink in the late afternoon.

  7. We had the most wonderful weekend at Buffalo Thorn! The rooms are luxurious and comfortable! The entertainment areas are well considered and well furnished for sociable gathering by the pool and jacuzzi! We had some amazing sightings (cheetah, lion, rhino & buffalo) and Jacques and his wife were wonderful hosts – friendly & accommodating in all aspects! We look forward to returning in the future, we loved it!

  8. Our family celebrated my husband’s 60th birthday by spending 4 glorious nights at Buffalo Thorn Lodge. The lodge is absolutely magnificent and suited our family perfectly. We enjoyed two games drives a day with our ranger, Sarah and were very excited to see cheetah on our first drive out. We were also lucky to see elephant and rhinos, and of course, lots of impala, zebra and wildebeest. What made our stay more enjoyable was that our 6 month old grandson was able to join us on the drives. We spent wonderful family time together in this beautiful part of our country! This is definitely more than a 5* game lodge. Thanks to Sarah and the staff of Buffalo Thorn Lodge! WE LOVED IT!!!

  9. I live very far from my family who is in Europe and when a bunch of cousins decided to come and visit so we could share our South African experience with them I looked at the perfect place to organize a gathering of cousins. Buffalo Thorn Lodge appeared to us as the best option. A perfect and self catered lodge where everyone had its privacy (we like each other dearly and love to cheer with some glasses of wine but we do like our own moments too). We had a great time, Jacques our ranger and his wife welcomed us very nicely, took us on game drives which happened to be very fruitful for my cousins and we just had a perfect and relax moment at the lodge enjoying the place. It is highly equipped and everything is meant for a great time. From the beginning (the first contact with the reservations team) to our departure we felt a very high concern for the customers. I do recommend this place for family or friends gathering and wanting to experience a luxury private jewel in a reserve surrounded by the wild life.

  10. Buffalo Thorn Lodge is the perfect place for a group of friends or family to enjoy the bush. The lodge is well appointed and we loved the swimming pool’s view of the watering hole. Jacques and his team took fantastic care of us. We look forward to our next visit.

  11. We had a great stay at Buffalo Thorn Lodge to celebrate my Dad’s 70th. Luxury in the heart of Africa. What a lovely lodge and friendly staff

    It’s probably fair to say that we had the best game sightings that we’ve had on any bush trip. We saw lions on an attempted giraffe kill on the first evening. The next morning the same pride came within centimeters of taking down a lone wildebeest. The young leopard sitting in the tree on it’s impala crowned it off. Game in abundance and we were blessed to have the best seat in the house!

    We’ll be back soon

  12. Buffalo Thorn Lodge. Wow, how do I explain the most amazing feeling in the world? Well atleast that was what I felt during my stay. Buffalo Thorn Lodge is the most amazing place to stay, I would recommend the lodge to anyone looking to stay in the heart of nature. I was lucky enough to see Wild Dogs (wich I absolutely love) just at the waterhole near the fence. I will always return for another stay. Buffalo Thorn Lodge is, in my eyes, the best getaway destination!

  13. A good time was had by all. The lodge is well run and well maintained. Everything we needed was on hand. The entire staff is friendly and cannot do enough to help. Jacques is a very knowledgeable ranger and is very willing to share information no matter how basic the question. Highly recommended for a carefree, hassle free breakaway.

    A passing parade of game at the watering hole next to the lodge – from hares to Rhino and everything in between.

  14. We spent 4 amazing days at Buffalo Thorne Lodge. The staff did an incredible job to make our holiday both fun and exciting but also relaxing. The lodge itself was incredibly beautiful with all amenities one can wish for including a hot tub with view of a watering hole. Both rangers, Jaques and Ruan, did a fantastic job.

  15. We spent an awesome weekend at Buffalo Thorn Lodge with family and friends . The accommodation and hospitality is fantastic and the atmosphere relaxed and luxurious . Our game viewing was unique and we besides close sightings of rhino and elephant we had an incredible cat weekend . 3 separate contacts with leopard and the same with cheetah – one close up of a pair on a fresh kill and another with a group of 3 hunting together . Finally a pride of lion on a kill rounded off a unique and special weekend . Thanks to our game ranger Jaques and his wife Nerina for the care and attention and great hospitality

  16. Second time visiting Buffalo Thorne Lodge and our group of 10 thoroughly their stay. The venue is real 5 star with lots of space in the rooms and the design of the main house and entertainment areas is spot on! Awesome viewing at the water hole, whilst sipping a Hansa on the deck. Jacques and Nerina are fantastic hosts and you could not wish for better. Nerina is efficient and friendly and Jacques makes each game drive entertaining. His knowledge of the bush, the way he shares this knowledge and his sense of humour make him a top notch ranger. We couldn’t have had a more perfect 4 days. Superb sightings of Cheetah, Elephant, Rhino + Lion. No Leopard – but came close! We’ll leave that for our 3rd visit.

  17. Spent three lovely nights at Buffalo Thorn Lodge. Spacious rooms in a beautiful setting. Staff from top to bottom are friendly and extremely accommodating. Will definitely return.

  18. Our family of 10 had a 2 night stay at Buffalo Thorn Lodge and what an incredible weekend we had. The lodge was magnificent, the staff were extremely friendly and helpful, the rooms were clean and spacious and our game ranger Ruan was top class. We will definitely be back.

  19. A group of 9 of us stayed at Buffalo Thorn Lodge for two nights and we had the best time ever! The accommodation was so luxurious and such value for money, we couldn’t believe it. Jacques and Nerina were so welcoming and their passion for the park was infectious! We saw the big five plus black rhino in one drive which was only the 3rd time Jacques had seen them in his ten years on the job!
    We will definitely be back.

  20. Loved the lodge, whilst luxurious it was still in tune with the magnificent surroundings. Thank- you Jacques and Nerina for your wonderful South African hospitality!

  21. Have just returned from a lovely 3 night getaway with family to Buffalo Thorn Lodge. Thanks to Jacques, Nerina and staff for making our stay so special, nothing was too much trouble.Game drives were fantastic and we all enjoyed Jacques birding expertise. Wild dogs, elephant, rhinos, leopard, lions, buffalo…. we saw it all !

  22. My wife booked Buffalo Thorn Lodge for my 70th birthday this past weekend and we have nothing but praise for this venue. From the welcome at the lodge by Nerina to the expertly commented game drives by Jacques – it was all done in perfection. The lodge offers a high standard with nothing missing to make our stay the most comfortable one. Watching the birds and game come to the waterhole a stone-throw away from the jacuzzi is an experience not often seen. We had an elephant visiting the waterhole on our first evening. Viewing the game during the drives with Jacques gives even seasoned self-drive visitors to game reserves a totally new perspective and we will never forget the encounter with a pack of wild dogs right besides our safari car.
    We sincerely hope to find another occasion to have some splendid days at Buffalo Thorn Lodge and can only recommend it to other travellers.

  23. 4 of the Big 5 was not a bad statistics for a 2 day stay at this wonderful lodge 🙂 The Rangers were so knowledgeable and friendly. The kitchen was so well equipped, and the accommodation was kept so clean. This contemporary African style lodge was so very comfortable and yet at the same time has a sophisticated appeal. The décor is beautiful and the layout of the guest rooms and the entertainment are also perfectly situated. With a fully serviced lodge, we still felt that we had our privacy, and so it was a pleasure to be there. I will surely book this lodge again in the future – Thank you to all of you who made our stay so special.

  24. A perfect bush experience. We had the most incredible game viewing (lionesses at sunset and then started the next day spellbound by a buffalo kill!) and loved the game drives with our kind hostess.

    The design of the lodge is ideal, with great attention to detail and a well thought out blend of luxurious sleeping cabin privacy and spacious group areas (pool, braai, dining table etc). We also loved spotting animals at the watering hole just outside the lodge fence.

    We took overseas guests to the Lodge and the experience far exceeded all of our expectations . Highly recommended.

  25. We had a great time!
    Skilled and friendly guides and staff, great location and very convenient and nice accommodation!

  26. We had a fabulous 4 days last week – 5-8 October 2015 – at Buffalo Thorn! Beautiful accommodation, magnificent sightings – wild dogs, buffalo, rhino, springbok, etc, etc, and an AMAZING, heart-pumping encounter with an elephant! Won’t forget THAT one any time soon! Thanks Jacques & Nerina! Look forward to seeing you again! xxxx

  27. WOW!! What a fantastic place, the accommodation was amazing, Jacques and Nerina are fabulous hosts. I could go on and on about how beautiful Buffalo Thorn Lodge is!
    We had 4 amazing game drives and we will definitely be back! Xx

  28. Thank you very much to Jacques and Nerina for letting us fee at home from the minute we arrived. The Buffalo Thorn Lodge experience was truly amazing and one I would recommend to anybody. The Anchor Team enjoyed a memorable 3 night stay – from sitting around the camp fire and enjoying sundowners in the veld. Another word of thank to Jacques for the most awesome experience with elephants. The lodge is beautiful – brilliantly maintained with such sincere and amazing staff. There is honestly no way you can’t relax when you visit Buffalo Thorn.

  29. The weekend from `7th to 20th July was made so special, for my wife’s 60th and Granddaughter’s 11th Birthdays.
    Such a special place to celebrate this occasion it was absolutely magically stunning. What an amazing experience was had by all and it was made extra special by the special caring managers Jacques and Nerina and all their wonderful friendly staff.

  30. Spent 2 nights at Buffalo Lodge. An amazing experience. The lodge was occupied by the family and we found
    the management and staff tremendous.
    A special thanks must go to our Game Ranger Jacque who was the essence of patience with my very young grandchildren and having fostered their interest in the wild life around them .
    The teenagers with us, also had a great time and benefited from the words of wisdom of our ranger.
    Will definitely be back.

  31. Once again we had such a stunning time at the Lodge. A definite favourite for my family. We will be back soon. Thank you for the amazing hospitality, such wonderful staff at hand, always willing to help and very friendly. The game ranger had so much patience with my kids and always found the time to entertain their curious minds. (They loved the game drives ). A true home away from home that certainly deserves the 5 star rating !! See you all again soon 🙂

  32. Thank you very much to Jacques and Nerina for such an amazing stay. The Buffalo Thorn Lodge experience was truly amazing and one I would recommend to anybody. I came along with my work colleagues as a team building weekend away and it was beyond memorable. The lodge is beautiful – brilliantly maintained with such sincere and amazing staff. There is honestly no way you can’t relax when you visit Buffalo Thorn. We were lucky enough to come across the most beautiful display of and encounter with a family of four elephants on our last evening there, along with the many other awesome animals we got to see. It is a place you look forward to coming home and talking about, but never want to leave! I really hope to be back soon in the near future. I definitely understand why it has a 5 star rating – top class!

  33. A great big THANK YOU to Jacques and Nerina for making our stay at Buffalo Thorn Ridge an experience without comparison. Jacques, thank you for being so informative about the wildlife and your humorous anecdotes set a great vibe. Nerina, your attention to detail is truly appreciated. The accommodation facilities are truly 5 star. Would really recommend it as a destination of choice for viewing game and an overall great experience.

    Madeleine Alice Wong Kian May 2015

  34. Another unforgettable weekend at Buffalo Thorn/Black Rhino reserve.
    Nerina was a wonderful hostess and made sure we all had a relaxing and comfortable stay and Jacques passion as a guide was great. This is an ideal place for a family/friends holiday or a corporate/business team time and relationship building venue! The standards set by all involved with management of the lodge makes your stay here very pleasant – whether you are there for the first time or as a returning guest – always 111% passion and quality!

  35. We had a super time , the hole 4 day stay at lodge 20 in feb 2015 was super .Many thanks to all the staff there. Paul Morton

  36. Many thanks Jacques for the enjoyable and informative game drives each day. We miss the morning coffee views not to mention the sundowners!

    I am sure that Radha and Chuara will have a lot to say when they arrive back to school in London after the Christmas break!

  37. 2nd stay at Buffalo Thorn – camp 20.
    Animal viewing limited due to thick shrub. Whole herd of ellies came and visit at the camp fence one evening – what a treat. Jaques was informative on the game drives and that more that made up for not seeing that many animals. Nerina was very helpful and always friendly. Sure to visit again.

  38. Thank you so much for the excellent service, stunning slodge and even better surroundings, we call it our bushveld oasis. See you next year!

  39. What a wonderful 4 days we had with you at Buffalo Thorn. You both went out of your way to make us comfortable and the accomodation is superb. Very highly recommended.

  40. My beloved girlfriends and I were spoilt with a weekend at Buffalo Thorn Lodge for a girls getaway before my wedding. The facilities were awesome– the outside shower & jacuzzi rocked our worlds! We found the entire staff team to be friendly and proactive. We really appreciated the attention to detail and excellent hosting. We saw Rhinos and Elephants which was definitely a big deal– we loved every minute of being afforded this luxurious experience of Nature! Thank you for all that you guys do for us and the Reserve. Hope to see you all soon!

  41. What an amazing piece of heaven. Spent a weekend and thoroughly enjoyed the stay. Absolutely thorough and speedy housekeeping and the facilities were just gorgeous. Thank you so much for peace of mind in the middle of the wild 10 out of 10!

  42. Ons het die week ongelooflik baie geniet !wat ons gedink het sou n hartseer herdenking wees ,het almal by buffalo thorne vir ons verander in n fees !dankie Ian en eloise !
    Ons hoogtepunt was die groot leeu mannetjie wat ons wakker gebrul het en toe vir ons gewag het saam met nog 7 ander !
    Dankie ook dat julle so kindervriendelik was,ons is gewoond 5ster lodges trek maar gewoonlik neus op vir kindertjies maar julle het dit vir ons 2 bobbejaantjies n fees gemaak !
    Duisend dankies !

  43. What a wonderfull 5 star weekend. Ian and Elouise made us feel welcome right from the start. The game drives were superb and we enjoyed every minute of it. We will definitely see you again. Thanks again.

  44. We visited Buffalo Thorn Lodge in January 2014 as a special treat with my brother and his family from the UK and what a wonderful experience! My husband and I love the bush and have been to many of the luxury game lodges in SA but I think we have found our new favourite breakaway 🙂

    Two nights were definitely to short! The game drives were spectacular and the staff at the lodge made us feel like kings! We will definitely be back again!

    Thanks to Ian, Elouise and the staff for everything – see you soon!

    Bredenkamp Family, Fochville, SA

  45. Buffalo Thorn lodge is beatifull, and if you like to have privacy, then it’s perfect! We were only with our own family of 5 people and we had the lodge for our selves.
    Everything is clean and the staff is very friendly; they are preparing the dinnder table and they prepare also a camp fire for in the evening.
    Ian, the game driver, is very friendly. He told us a lot about the animals we saw. (a lot).
    We had the ranger car with ranger for yourselve; therefor our daughter from 3 years old could join us, which was perfect.
    Thanks for everything, we will come back in the future!

  46. Such an amazing time! Great accommodations and unbelievable hospitality! The game drives were fantastic seeing most of the Big 5. Also, very educational at the same time. The Bush Walk is an absolute must as we were fortunate to come up close to 5 Rhino’s including a baby one. The lodge is amazing and I hope to come back one day with a big group of friends and family.

  47. We have just come back from 8 days @ the lodge and I can honestly say it is one of the most fantastic places I have ever been. You are looked after superbly well from the moment you arrive to the moment you leave.

    If the AA gave 6 stars I am sure this would get it, the accommodation is top notch and you will not fail to be impressed.

    The Game drives are also Superb and Elouise was a perfect guide.

    Thanks for a memorable stay.

    The Dautry-Turner Family
    Cheshire England

  48. I should have posted this ages , our family stayed at Buffalo Thorn in January 2013, it was just awesome. The service and amenities were world class. As for Elouise and Ian you would not find any better hosts. The Game drive were awesome and the running of the lodge was just brilliant. I would highly recommend to stay at Buffalo Thorn and you will not be disappointed. All of us Aussies will be back, thanks heaps

  49. I booked the Lodge for my birthday and our daughter and son-in-law’s anniversary. There were 10 of us, including 2 overseas guests. From the moment we arrived it was an amazing 4 days. Between us we have a wealth of Bush Lodge Experience, and we all agreed Buffalo Thorn just has that extra ‘something’.
    The accommodation, staff, Ian’s fantastic game drives – and it is only 2 1/2 hours from home! We can’t wait to do it all again.

  50. Wow what an amazing place. Just spent a couple of nights at Buffalo Thorn with the familiy and it really was an amazing place. My parents in-law got to see a leopard in the wild for the first time. Ian and Elouise and the staff really made us feel welcome and were fantastic hosts. Hoping to go back soon with.

  51. Wow! Just an awesome place, just loved our stay there. Will definitely be back and have already spread the word about your amazing place! What a great place to show our kiwi raised children their roots. Thank you very much for your great hospitality and thanks for sharing your amazing knowledge of the wildlife.

  52. Thank you so very much for the wonderful experience at Buffalo Thorn Lodge. My husband and I really enjoyed the accommodation and the very welcoming effort made for our infant son. The only thing I regret is not staying longer! We’ll definitely be back and will be telling all about your wonderful hospitality!

  53. What a glorious and special place to celebrate my 60th Birthday with all my children together. Beautiful rooms, fabulous pool and deck and braai space. In spite of torrential rains we had an amazing time, with the wonderful Ian and Eloise. Ian so knowledgeable and even took us on a game drive in the pouring rain! What luxury and how beautiful to watch wildebeest and elephant walk past in the mornings. Having such a wonderful space to ourselves meant very special family bonding. A truly magical weekend.

  54. Ek het besluit om my vrou en kinders te bederf en hulle na n luukse ‘African Bush Lodge’ te neem vir n naweek. Ek het vooraf op internet die mooi fotos ens. gesien en op Buffalo Thorn Lodge besluit, alhoewel ek amper nie kon glo wat ek sien nie! Was al voorheen teleurgesteld met mooi fotos wat misleidend was en die plekke wat ek besoek het nie voldoen het aan die standaard en fotos wat geadverteer word nie! By Buffalo Thorn Lodge kry jy baie meer as die prentjie wat jy in jou kop gehad het!! Toe ons Sondag daar wegry het die ou storie van die Boer, Engelsman en Amerikaner wat altyd stry oor wie die beste …wat ookal in hul land het, by my opgekom om die plek te beskryf….en ek kan jou verseker wat luukse ‘ Bush Lodges’ aan betref het die Boer hierdie keer …. realisties ….met feite en beskrywings ver gewen met Afrika se Buffalo Thorn Lodge !!!

  55. We celebrated my Dad’s 60th birthday at Buffalo Thorn Lodge. Between family and friends, we had the most incredible time. The accommodation was spectacular; the room are spacious and luxurious. Ian was extremely knowledgeable on game drives, advising on everything from animals in the park to the bird life. Our siting’s included Wild Dogs, Sable, Rhino, Elephant and Cheetahs, a lot of these viewings being firsts for some people in our group.

    We look forward to returning to this little piece of paradise!

  56. Our whole family loved the long weekend at the Buffalo Thorn Lodge and the fantastic family bonding opportunity we had in this truly remarkable five star bush lodge. Having the whole lodge to yourself with Ian and Eloise in unobtrusive and always obliging attendance, made us ‘lord of the manor’. A great African wildlife nature reserve experience with knowledgeable guidance from Ian for the veteran adults as well as for our inquisitive grandchildren will always be part in our most treasured memories. Most commendable indeed!

  57. Once again a wonderful visit! Thanks for the warm reception and taking care of us in every sense. This is way beyond 5 star – the people, the place and the wild!

  58. The happiest and most memorable family vacation we have ever had. Truly a five star experience! The lodge is absolutely beautiful, every detail addressed. Pure luxury in the middle of unspoiled and game rich bush. My children loved the game drives. The game rangers on staff were wonderful! Their obvious knowledge of and respect for the game was impressive. Thank you for the amazing game viewing (all big five) and all the time spent educating my children about the animals and their habitat.
    Highly Recommended!

  59. Ons het ‘n uitsonderlike en baie stylvolle plek gesoek om die takbestuurders (en hul wederhelftes) van die maatskappy waar my man wer,k te neem. Buffalo Thorn Lodge was alles en nog baie meer as waarna
    ons gesoek het. Eloise en Ian is twee ongelooflike mense en het ons naweek onvergeetlik gemaak. Ek en my man toer graag en het die voorreg gehad om in heelwat uitnemende hotelle ens tuis te gaan, ook Internasionaal. Maar Buffalo Thorn Lodge staan uit in alle opsigte! As jy hier lees en wonder of jy die foto’s (wat meestal vol beloftes is tot mens by ‘n plek instap!) kan vertrou – glo my, jy kan. Jy gaan meer kry as wat jy hier sien!!! Baie dankie Eloise en Ian! Sterkte vir julle harde (soms ondankbare) werk! Liefde-groete Maria de Jager

  60. Baie dankie vir ‘n uitnemende tyd. Geluk en dankie aan almal wat dit so goed bedryf en in stand hou, en aan die eienaars wat ‘n slim plek uitgedink het, besit en gevestig het.

  61. The richness in game viewing, the beautiful lodge, the friendliness and knowledge of the rangers cannot be surpassed! The most memorable of many game lodge visits so far and the most value-for-money too! A MUST DO!

  62. 27febr-2maart2012
    Wat ‘n ondervinding!!!! Buffalo Thorn Lodge was die beste plek om die laaste paar dae van ons Suid-Afrika vakansie deur te bring. Eloise jys great:Ons het lankal moed opgegee dan draai Eloise om en soek en vind vir Tolos die groot mannetjies leeu, dit was my eerste “safari” en dit was awesome….Ons het so baie diere gesien, en was so bevoorreg om renosters en seekoeie te sien,wow!!! Kameelperde (my gunsteling)en 4 van die groot 5!!! en die groet-BRUL van ‘n leeu op ons laaste aand, AMAZING!
    Die Lodge was perfek met als in waaraan jy aan kon dink. Ian en Eloise is sulke goeie managers en ekt baie van die diere/insekte/voels by julle geleer, ek maak verseker weer ‘n draai by julle!

    Van Kanada

  63. A glimpse at a black rhino, a lazy lion bathing in the late afternoon sun, baby elephants playing in and around a waterhole, the frightening sight of lion’s spoors at the entrance of the lodge one morning: welcome to the wild; but in such luxury that it is difficult to comprehend that it is so dangerous out there! Having the entire lodge and dedicated staff for only us was truly impressive. Thank you Ian and Elouise for the memorable stay we all had at Buffalo Thorn Lodge.

  64. Our experience at Buffalo Thorn Lodge was truly amazing – full of beautiful animals and relaxed humans! The lodge is a real treat to stay at and we were so well looked after. The guiding was incredible, so experienced and we were so lucky to see baby lions and a newborn elephant – an experience my children will never forget. Thank you for everything!

  65. As a lodge – truly luxurious. As a wildlife experience ? Unlikely to ever be matched – thank you for taking so much extra time to show us what your world has to offer. Exceptional guiding, thank you.

  66. Thanks to rangers and staff that make it possible to have it all in a most beautiful place. They make it possible to experience everything from peace, quiet, tranquillity and relaxation to all the higlights on the game drives. Highly recommended.

  67. Thank you for a wonderful stay at a gorgeous lodge set in stunning surroundings. My holiday at Buffalo Thorn Lodge will be remembered for many years for many reasons.

    The game drives were awesome (thanks Eloise!) – seeing elephants, rhinos, giraffes, wildebeest and many other animals was amazing, even just driving through the bush in the early morning will be remembered for the incredible peace and quiet. Hard to describe, but wonderful to experience. My highlight was getting to hold a chameleon on a night drive.

    While I was relaxing by the lovely pool and spa, my boyfriend proposed (on bended knee, of course)! It couldn’t have happened in a more memorable location.

    Thanks again for starting off my holiday in South Africa on such a fantastic note. We will definitely come back, as we had such a great time, and there is still so much more to see!

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