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Nearest town: Yzerfontein GPS: S33.264264 E18.224331
What are the trails like? Buffelsfontein’s trail is a sandy circular drive through a nature reserve. Apart from a dune climb or two in a sand pit there aren’t any specific obstacles. But in the midday heat of the dry months the sand gets so loose that the entire trail becomes a fun obstacle course. Do I need a 4x4? When the sand is loose and very dry you’ll need a 4x4 with low range to prevent getting stuck. A rear diff-lock would also help a lot. The sand likely won’t damage your tyres, but if you come here with highway terrains, keep an eye out for sharp sticks protruding dangerously from the sand in some places. Rainy winter months will make the trail a lot easier. Where can we stay? There’s a bush camp in the dunes with tents and good facilities (no electricity), as well as a string of other great accommodation options in the reserve, from neat self-catering units to luxury cottages and a huge self-catering guesthouse. What else can we do? Buffelsfontein will keep you and the family busy for a long time. You can see lions, cheetahs and a very rare black leopard. The cats don’t walk around on the property, but you can enter the cheetah cage with a guide if you want – a special experience. There are also game drives, a big restaurant and bar, watering holes filled with game, a pool, as well as target and clay pigeon shooting. Costs: R250 for the first vehicle and R50 per person thereafter (minimum of three vehicles on the trail). Accommodation prices vary from R135 per person in the bush camp with your own tent and bedding to R660 per person in the self-catering units (low season) to R5350 for the guesthouse (sleeps up to 20 people). Visit www.buffelsfontein.co.za for a detailed price list.
Contact: Frikkie Loubser 022 451 2824 firstname.lastname@example.org