River Cottage

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Perfect for

Situated on the water’s edge, with spectacular views of the river, The River Cottage is the perfect getaway destination for a medium-sized group of people (up to 18). Ideal for students looking for a group holiday. Ideal for bachelor(ette) parties.

What we offer
Two dorm-style rooms, which sleep 9 people each, bedding included
Each room contains three bunk beds (three high)
Each room contains an en suite bathroom fitted with a shower, toilet and basin
A gulley kitchen, including cutlery, crockery and glassware
Lounge area
An indoor fireplace that doubles as a braai
50 pieces of firewood, after which wood can be bought at R200 for 100 pieces
Includes spring clean and dishes each morning

Additional activities
Clay pigeon shooting (R200 per person for 10 clays)

Please note that additional activities are subject to availability and must be booked two weeks prior to arrival.

Please note
Price excludes ice and towels


Minimum 2 night stay, or 50% of one night(if not staying 2 nights)

Rates for 2019: R3000pn(18pax)

Canoe rental: R150 per hour (Includes 2 paddles) Canoes need to be booked at least 2 days prior to check-in

Meals - Working up an appetite

The River Cottage’s kitchen is kitted out for your self catering holiday or event, but if you would like a night off or breakfast in the morning, a spit roast dinner or a potjie can be arranged.

Catering: We offer a spitbraai meal, potjiekos, and breakfast. Please contact Esther on info@buffalodrift.co.za for options and prices (These may vary from time to time).

Please contact us should you have any other queries.


Make an Enquiry

Please contact us on info@buffalodrift.co.za or on 072 599 5663 for availability and bookings.

Check-in is between 2pm and 6pm. After hours check-in’s to be arranged with management prior to date of arrival.

Fill out the form below and we will get back to you ASAP.

Make your own booking

To make a booking directly email info@buffalodrift.co.za or click below to book through nightsbridge.

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Take the N1, out of Cape Town, heading in the direction of Paarl.
Take the Stellenbosch/ Wellington off ramp, turn left in the direction of Wellington (R44).
Drive straight with the R44 into Wellington. At the first traffic light in Wellington turn left, sign reads R44 Porterville.
Drive straight for approximately 45km, passing Hermon. You will then get a turn-off to the left, sign reads R44 Gouda/ Porterville.
Turn left and drive for approximately 11km heading in the direction of Porterville.
You will see the Buffalo Drift sign board on the left hand side of the road, come through the gates and follow the signs to the Lodge Office.
This drive should take no longer than 1 hr and 10 min.

GPS Co Ordinates:

Lat: 33° 13' 42.0564"S Long: 18° 58' 26.6694"E
Lat: -33.228349 Long: 18.974075