Buffaloland Is Surrounded By An Array Of Unique Activities And Experiences
African life And Our Magnificent Landscapes When You Explore Beyond Our Boundaries
Located just a stone’s throw away from the Kruger National Park, Buffaloland is perfectly placed to discover the Big 5, while several unique attractions in the area offer a selection of unforgettable experiences.
Of course, with an impressive array of wildlife in Buffaloland itself, staying close to home offers its own reward as you relax by the teeming watering holes or enjoy an exciting game drive.
Whether you choose to travel by road or air, getting to Buffaloland is easy. Hoedspruit, in the eastern reaches of Limpopo, is your gateway to the heart of Africa with its excellent roads and scheduled and chartered flights from Cape Town and Johannesburg coming in to Eastgate Airport every day.
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Game Drives & Bush Walks:
Early morning or late afternoon game drives and walks are a wonderful experience for all. Request a game drive or join a bush walk with one of our rangers who will be happy to take you and your group, in an open vehicle or on foot, to take in all that Buffaloland has to offer.
Home to the Big Four, including buffalo, rhino, leopard and lion, Buffaloland also boasts hyena, zebra, giraffe, kudu, blue wildebeest, impala, warthog, nyala, waterbuck and many other smaller species such as duiker, meerkat, steenbok and more making for an unforgettable African safari.
The hidden treasure of Buffaloland of course, are our rare white lions. Discovered in 1975 when two tiny “white” lion cubs were born in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve nearby, their arrival caused a stir. Creamy white with either golden or blue eyes, the whiteness is caused by a recessive gene and is not albino-ism. Sadly, the last free-roaming white lion was killed in 1993, but the gene is still seen in the area as very pale golden lions roam the territory. There is always great excitement, however, when a pale lioness is pregnant, and the cubs are eagerly awaited.
Birding & Photographic Safaris:
In birding terms, South Africa is a must for both the avid world lister and the leisure birder. Buffaloland makes for an especially exciting photographic safari destination with more than 350 different species of birds, including the Lappet-faced Vulture, Martial Eagle, saddle billed Stork, Kori Bustard and Southern Ground Hornbill making their homes in the natural savannah grasslands.
With the Klaserie River flowing through the farm, we are privileged to attract an abundance of birdlife to this life-giving water source and several photographic hides provide a unique opportunity to get that perfect shot. In fact, the bird photography seen in this brochure was shot by Philippe Vastapane (the owner), an avid twitcher and bird photographer himself.
Designed with your interests in mind, our birding and photographic safaris are led by our highly experienced guides who promise sought after endemic sightings and fascinating local observations about the birds and their habitats.
Weddings & Events:
Memories that last a Lifetime:
Let Africa herself bear witness as you make your wedding vows against the iconic backdrop of Buffaloland’s spectacular views.
With a range of beautiful locations available in which to make your vows, our team is on hand to ensure your special day is one you’ll remember forever. From exquisite decor to sumptuous cuisine, all with the inimitable stamp of the African bushveld, we’re here to make your dream wedding a reality.
Buffaloland also makes for the ideal conference venue or corporate get away and team build. Set away from the rush of everyday life, our secluded environment allows teams to really connect and focus on what is important while we take care of everything you need for your time with us to run as smoothly as possible.
The Cradle of Africa:
With the world-renowned Kruger National Park right next door and the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre and Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre just a short drive away, Buffaloland is ideally located to cater for student groups interested in learning more about conservation, rehabilitation and the natural biodiversity of this corner of Africa.
Luxury Country Home:
Your home away from home, Motlala (meaning spoor or footprint) is our flagship camp. Famed for its warmth and hospitality, its unparalleled intimacy and seclusion is sure to make its mark on you too
With six beautifully appointed, air-conditioned suites, each one with its own private veranda, Motlala offers luxury accommodation for families and small groups.
A magnificent outdoor area, complete with a sparkling blue pool, makes the perfect setting for you to sit back and relax while soaking up the ambience of all that Motlala has to offer.
From candlelit open-air dinners for two, to sociable gatherings around the fire, this is Africa at its finest.
Located on the Eastern border of the vast Buffaloland, Giraffe Camp offers a relaxed bushveld experience.
Comfortable, air-conditioned suites all have full en-suite bathrooms and kitchens, making it ideal for those wanting a self-catering option, while our wonderful staff will take care of the rest.
Overlooking a large central lawn shaded by majestic indigenous trees, the slow rhythm of Africa will enter your soul, encouraging you to do nothing more than relax by the pool or take a slow stroll down to the bird-hide at the edge of the dam for a unique opportunity to observe nature undetected.
Giraffe camp also features a large enclosed boma tucked away in the bush, where wooden canvas chairs are your front row seat to take in the beauty of the star-strewn sky in silence, or if you’re in the mood for something a bit more sociable, a large central camp fire draws you together and invites you to share your stories at the end of each day.
Nestled in the shade of indigenous riverine trees, on the banks of the Mazaiembangi River, Nyati Pools tented self-catering camp offers comfortable, rustic accommodation for a real African adventure.
Five canvas tents, each with their own private deck, are furnished with two single beds. Two separate bathrooms with shower, toilet and basin, are hidden amongst the tents, while a fully equipped kitchen is situated outside under a thatched dining area, next to the fire pit and a swimming pool. A hide above the building offers a bird’s eye view of the water’s edge and the surrounding trees and birdlife.
Nyati tented camp brings you close to the sights and sounds of the African wild. Lying in your bed at night, gently serenaded by the sounds of the bushveld you may wonder what the next day in Africa has in store for you as you drift into a wild African dream.
Kruger National Park:
The world-renowned Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa. Spread over 2 million hectares that include mountains, bush plains and tropical forests, Kruger National Park is unrivalled in the diversity of its life forms and a world leader in advanced environmental management techniques and policies.
An experience of a lifetime, Kruger is home to an impressive number of species: 336 trees, 49 fish, 34 amphibians, 114 reptiles, 507 birds and 147 mammals, including of course, the sought after Big 5: lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and buffalos.