Buffalo Ridge Highlights
- Stunning views
- Community owned and run
- Waterhole below the lodge
- Staff and guides are super friendly
- Accommodation is spacious
- Again, great views
Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge Information
- Lodge type; Safari Lodge
- Location; Madikwe Game Reserve
- Lodge size; 8 suites
- Recommended stay; 2-5 nights
Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge is the first wholly-owned community-based Safari Lodge in South Africa. The community who owns the lodge is from the village of Lekgophung, just outside of the reserve.
It is from Lekgophung where all the staff, guides and trackers originate from, and it is from Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge where all are trained for careers in the tourism industry around South Africa.
Buffalo Ridge is situated on the Tweedepoort Ridge overlooking the plains and inselbergs of the western section of Madikwe Game Reserve.
Rooms and Suites
Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge has eight stone and thatched suites in total, all offering wonderful views out over the Madikwe plains.
All suites offer large beds, en-suite bathrooms and a wooden verandah all draped in a rustic yet modern theme.
Cuisine and Wine
Whether it be the outdoor and indoor dining area, one will dine on delicious local cuisine. The dining location will be dependent on what and how the weather is acting on the day, but either way, the views are stunning from up high.
The lodge offers;
- Dining areas
- Upper and lower deck
- Swimming pool
Madikwe Game Reserve 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 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.
While staying here at Buffalo Ridge, take in the opportunity to visit the Lekgophung community; where clients may be given a chance to meet the Kgosi (chief) and learn about the ethnic heritage, cultures and ancestral history of the local people. A tour of the Legkophung community may include a visit to the tannery and a chance to purchase the leather products that are available as well as a visit to the traditional kraal. The atmosphere in the community is welcoming and enthusiastic and it really is a wonderful experience.
Rates from R4 165.00 per person
- Per person per night sharing (pp)
- Rates are in South African Rands
- *Rates may vary according to season
- All meals
- Teas and coffees with meals
- Game drives
- Bar services
- Room levy per person per night paid in camp
- Madikwe entrance fee