Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge

R49, Gabarone
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Kids 3-12yrs sharing with Adult 1 Jul 2023 - 30 Apr 2024 R2 940

All prices are quoted in South African Rands (ZAR) and are inclusive of 15 % VAT. Tariff Charges
All tariffs quoted are subject to change, without prior notice, however rates quoted for confirmed bookings will be honoured

The Rates Include:

    All meals, teas and coffees.
    2 game drives per person per day

The Rates Exclude
Phone Calls, Bar Account, Bed Levy @R 10.00per Person per Night
Park Entrance fees, Landing fees, Rhino Conservation Levy
Beverages and Items of a personal nature.

Gates open @ 06h00 & closes @ 21h00. Children

Children of all ages are welcome at most of our lodges (please enquire)
Babysitters available
Children under 6 years old are not permitted on game drives

Deposit Policy

For all bookings made within 30 days of travel
Full payment Is required within 48 hours of your booking. This payment can be made via bank transfer or credit card (Master/Visa).
For all bookings made more than 30 days of travel
A 50% deposit Is required within 48 hours of your booking and the balance 30 days prior to arrival. This payment can be made via bank transfer or credit card (Master/Visa).

Arrival | Departure

Check in is from 14h00 and rooms are to be vacated by 11h00.

What to Take

Comfortable walking shoes • Sun hat • Sunglasses • Sun block • Cameras and binoculars • Light, neutral coloured clothing • Swimming costume • Warm jackets are essential in winter (May -October)


Summer - October to March
Rainy season with hot days and warm nights. Temperatures 25°C - 40°C.
Winter - April to September
Dry season with generally warm days and cold nights. Temperatures 0°C - 25°C.

Flight | Air Transfers | Private Charters

• Daily scheduled MADIKWE AIR flights from O.R.Tambo Airport (JIA).
• Private charters are available on request
• Road transfers available on request
• Entrance Fee into the Madikwe Reserve by Air, please settle in camp.

To all Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge Clients

The South Africa is currently at Lockdown Level 2. As we are still dealing with COVID-19 related lockdowns within South Africa and Internationally we have updated our booking and cancellation policies for Buffalo Ridge. We are aware of and sympathetic to the uncertainties surrounding domestic and global travel in the short and medium term due to the worldwide impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19). As such we have reviewed our Booking and Cancellation procedures to assist you with your bookings. These amendments will give our guests the opportunity to plan and book their Safari, safe in the knowledge that an amendment can be made to their booking without the standard cancellation penalties. This process is still quite fluid so we will take our cue from the Government and will monitor and update our clients accordingly

We recommend that all international guests take out comprehensive personal travel insurance and that they check the schedule of included benefits thoroughly. Most insurance companies have an option to purchase an insurance plan with a 'Cancel for Any Reason' clause, which should cover any trip cancellations for pandemics. Current insurance plans that offer cancellation insurance may only cover this in the event the guest is physically quarantined, please check that your cover is extended to cover cancellations without a quarantine requirement.

Cancellation Policy

We have amending the policy to bring it in line with our Payment Policy: 25% deposit on booking placed 60 days or more prior to date of travel; 50% deposit on bookings placed between 30 and 60 days prior to travel and 100% on
bookings placed within 30 days of travel.
The following cancellation fees will be levied and the scale of charges expressed as a percentage of the total price is as follows: 60 days or more before arrival – 25% of the total amount.
30 – 60 days before arrival - 50% of the total amount.
Less than 30 days before arrival - 100% of the total amount.


The lodge has 8 suites, each with their 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 allows our guests to experience a oneness with the bushveld.

The main lodge is spectacularly located on two tiers of the ridge, 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 breath-taking views and tranquil spaces. The lodge has reception, dining, lounge, upper and
lower deck and swimming pool areas.

Open vehicle game drives, stargazing, bush dining, birding, botanical interests. Madikwe is home to a tremendous diversity of fauna and flora, including both 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.

What to take
Comfortable walking shoes, sun hat, sunglasses, sun block, cameras, binoculars, light neutral-coloured clothing and bathing suit in summer; and warm clothing and jackets are essential in winter (May to October).

Summer - October to March
Rainy season with hot days and warm nights. Temperatures 25°C - 40°C.
Winter - April to September
Dry season with generally warm days and cold nights. Temperatures 0°C - 25°C.

• Once-off payment
• Paid directly by clients
• Rebuilding and Recovery levy
- R115 pppn (optional)
• Gate Entry Fees
- R180 per Adults per STAY
- R 80 per Child (3-9 yrs)
• Guest Conservation Contribution (GCC)
- R165 per Adults per DAY
- R 82.50 per Child (2-12 yrs)
• Guest Conservation Contribution (GCC)
- from 01 Mar 2023
- R190 per Adults per DAY
- R 95 per Child (2-12 yrs)
• Bed Levy
- ZAR 10 pppn from age 1 year old
• SUBJECT to change without notice, Guests GCC are payable at the lodges and will be added to guests' bills split image
• Once-off payment
•Paid directly by clients
• Flight Entry
- R240 per Adult
- R150 per Child (3-9 yrs)
• SUBJECT to change without notice split image