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
Includes kitchen & dish clean 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

Check in is 2pm-6pm and check out is 10 am , early check in or late check out can be arranged with Kate if done so prior to arrival via email  and a R250 fee will be charged .


Rates for 2020: R3200pn (18pax) – two nights stay. OR R4500pn for a 1 night stay.

Pet friendly : R50 pet levy will be charged per pet  and we ask that pets do not sleep on beds or furniture

R500 Refundable Breakage Deposit will be charged

Meals - Working up an appetite

Lamb spit : 500gms meat  per person, roast veg and potatoes, greek salad and freshly baked bread served with cheese. R220pp ( min 16 pax – max 30 pax)

Potjie: Beef, lamb or chicken options R200pp ( min 16 pax – max 30 pax)

Please arrange meals via email with Kate info@buffalodrift.co.za .

2 weeks lead time needed.


Make an Enquiry

Please contact us on info@buffalodrift.co.za or on +27 83 449 0725 for availability and bookings.

Check-in is between 2pm and 6pm.

Check-out is 10am.

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