The Main Lodge
Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge is situated on the Tweedepoort Ridge overlooking the plains and inselbergs of the western section of Madikwe Game Reserve. The main lodge is spectacularly located on two tiers of the ridge and is 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. Whether you are relaxing in the lounge, on the lower or upper deck areas or at the pool, you will find a space that suits your mood.
The lodge has eight suites, each with its own viewing deck, decorated in natural hues 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 beauty of the bushveld.
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.
- Morning and afternoon/evening game-drives in open game-viewing vehicles, bush sundowners and drink stops on the Reserve, visits to hides.
- Regrettably, due to safety concerns, children under 6 years of age are unable to participate in game-drives (shorter kiddies game drives can be arrange after breakfast).
- Game-rich country with Big Five (black & white rhino, elephant, lion, buffalo and leopard) cheetah, wild dog, kudu, springbok, eland, red hartebeest, giraffe and impala, A paradise for bird watchers.
Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge offers a number of activities that allow guests to take advantage of the tremendous diversity of fauna and flora in Madikwe. These activities include open vehicle game drives, stargazing, bush dining, and birding. On game drives, well-trained and informative rangers, who gladly share their extensive knowledge with you whilst on safari, accompany guests. Game-rich country with Big Five (black & white rhino, elephant, lion, buffalo and leopard) cheetah, wild dog, kudu, springbok, eland, red hartebeest, giraffe and impala, A paradise for bird watchers.
Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge Reviews
“The lodge itself is stunning, the food is ample and delicious, nothing is too much bother for them, and they are all members of the local tribe, the rooms are cleaned beautifully and the beds made up differently each day, I can’t express how much we loved our stay at this lodge, the views from the pool and the absolute quiet and peace. The game drives were brilliant, we didn’t get to see any leopards but not for lack of trying. Highly professional staff, stunning location, who needs the world when you have South Africa?” –katlo46
“My experience at the lodge was wonderful. The staff was welcoming, the outdoor bar b que wonderful and the bungalow was not only comfortable, but beautifully decorated. This was one of four stops on an eight day safari though the Serengeti with a party of seven. We were all satisfied with the experience. I only wish we had more time to relax on the lovely grounds,” –repeatvisitor_BD
“The bungalows were so beautiful! Nice and clean. Staff was very service minded and kind. Game drives was fun and we saw a lot of animals, big five except for leopard that we were unable to find these days. We took a massage in the bungalow and at the same time heard the elephants eating outside. I can definitely recommend the Buffalo Ridge!” –Anna O