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Near­est town: Yz­er­fontein GPS: S33.264264 E18.224331

Go! Camp & Drive - - Weekend | Western Cape -

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 book­ings@buffelsfontein.com

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