An authentic slice of Africa Buffalo Kloof
Preserved by Passion
Buffalo Kloof Private Game Reserve
is nestled between fertile farmlands and the historic ‘settler country’ enclave of Grahamstown in the Malaria-free Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. This authentic slice of Africa is one of the few family-owned game farm sin this region. This substantially-sized reserve is a veritable Eden of dramatically diverse flora, fauna and ecology. As a premier Southern African destination, Buffalo Kloof offers an unforgettable experience for those committed to contemporary, considered hunting and conservation – operating in a symbiotic and holistic manner - in line with its ethos of ‘conservation with class, and hunting with thought’.
From the genteel giraffe, enigmatic elephant, and iconic rhino, roan, sable and Cape buffalo which roam the land in droves; to the spectacular contrasts of the land itself: pristine, steep shady ravines teeming with thick riverine indigenous bush to open plains and grassland – and everything in between – this is a truly special place.
is one of only two exclusive Rowland Ward ‘fair chase’ outfits in South Africa. This coveted international accreditation demonstrates that it operates with absolute integrity, according to the highest standards of international free roam and fair chase best practices and ethics; which stem from a bedrock of passion for wildlife, the land and all that the owners and custodians of Buffalo Kloof do on the land.
The reserve is already home to the ‘Big 4’ game species (elephant, white rhino, leopard and Cape buffalo), with elephants walking proudly on its soil for the first time in 300 years.
Furthermore, in an exciting new development, Buffalo Kloof recently welcomed its very first Cheetah. This fleetfooted feline species has not been found in the region for the past 200 years. In addition, lions will soon also be introduced to the reserve, securing its status as a ‘Big 5’ destination.
As part of Buffalo Kloof’s efforts to continuously push the boundary in conservation, the reserve is partnering with selected local and international conservation organisations to improve security and antipoaching activities on the reserve; including the well-known World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in their Black Rhino Range Expansion Programme (BRREP).
also offers non-hunters a variety of thrilling conservation-related experiences, whereby guests have the opportunity to get involved at grassroots level through one of their exclusive volunteering initiatives, in return for a sponsorship fee:
‘Reach out to a rhino’
Through this initiative, Buffalo Kloof offers guests the opportunity to do their part in the protection of rhinos by partaking in a focused female rhino adoption programme, which is specifically aimed at protecting them; and thereby ensuring the continuation of this precious keystone species, in perpetuity.
This allows participants to share in the responsibility of their adopted female rhino’s upkeep, notching, grazing and specialised conservation efforts. In return, participants in this worthy initiative are given the opportunity to name her, take part in her notching procedure, and receive regular, personalised updates from the team at Buffalo Kloof entrusted with her day-to-day care.
‘Passionate about protection’
This anti-poaching initiative allows participants to get first-hand experience in activities such as: Darting and monitoring of animals. Protective rhino horn infusion procedures. Fence mending and monitoring.
Training in anti-poaching and reconnaissance work.
‘Power of the land’
This fauna and flora educational initiative provides guests with an opportunity to participate in land management through the following activities: Grass regeneration: phosphating and fertilisation. Mulching and clearing of alien vegetation. Animal grazing and condition monitoring.