The Fort

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Buffalo Drift boasts a spectacular “Fort” situated on the banks of the lush Berg River. This facility can comfortably accommodate large groups of people with its multiple sleeping arrangements.

Downstairs, the Fort houses two dorm rooms and four double ensuite rooms. Students and party-goers are able to spruce up in the dorm-style male and female ablutions. Parents will love escaping to one of four private double rooms whilst the kids entertain themselves.

Venturing upstairs, guests will find a larger dorm room. If the weather is good there is a deck to laze on and check out the beautiful landscape. There is not one but two fridges to keep your drinks cool and a large freezer to house your ice – which you will need to bring along.

If you’d prefer to have fun outside the Fort’s walls you will find the Berg River only a stone’s throw away. Get active during the day and enjoy canoeing, fishing, swimming and beach volley ball free of charge. Clay pigeon shooting can be arrange at an additional fee.

40 sets of bedding will be provided . 4 double and 36 single . For groups larger than 40 pax  guest will need to bring with the additional bedding .

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 .


minimum of 2 night stay.

Rates for 2020: R6200pn(20pax)+R150pppn thereafter. max capacity 80 pax

R500 Refundable Breakage Deposit will be charged

Meals - Working up an appetite

Whatever your age and taste, no one will be going hungry. The fully equipped kitchen delivers a walk in refrigerator as well as a scullery. Bring your own food and drinks along or let us do the cooking if you would prefer.

Breakfast and lunch can be arranged with prior notice by one of our outside catering teams. For dinner a delicious lamb or pork spit served with roast potatoes, onions, seasonal vegetables and fresh bread.

Catering: We offer a spitbraai meal, potjiekos, and breakfast. Please contact Kate  on for options and prices (These may vary from time to time).

The best part – spring clean and dish washing fairies are included free of charge!
A minimum of 20 people required per meal. Yes we only use big pots and pans.

Please contact us should you have any other queries.

Make an Enquiry

Please contact us on or on +27 83 449 0725 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.

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To make a booking directly email 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