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Ndzhaka to Byffelshoek

Distance about 20 km.

From Ndzhaka we slowly drove to Buffelshoek, making it a game drive. We took one of the roads that we have not done before. Like always, we saw many animals on this drive. It was as if the animals ran away from all the tourists in the Kruger.

We saw a large herd of Buffalo moving in from Kruger to drink in the dam near Ndzhaka. Knowing that where there's large herds of Buffalo, there's always lions in attendance. We drove in the direction where we heard lions roar the previous night, just to see vultures concentrating in branches near the road....

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Posted on 6 March 2008 by Linx

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Ndzhaka to Buffelshoek

Buffelshoek Buffelshoek is the ideal place for people who love self-catering and the Big Five experience.

Situated in the Manyeleti Game Reserve, which forms part of the greater Kruger National Park, you have all the advantages of going to the Kruger, with the added advantages of exclusivity and the absence of masses of other tourists who get between you and a peaceful nature experience.

To see animals, one can drive on the main roads with one's own car, while it is easy and affordable to go on a game drive with the guides. One can also go on a game walk in the bush in the company of an armed ranger. Finally, you can see animals while staying in the camp, since the camp is not fenced and wild animals pass through the camp at will, adding to the excitement of camping in truly wild bush.

Accommodation The accommodation at Buffelshoek consists of five dome tents with beds and mattresses. One has to bring your own bedding, towels, etc. Of the different Ivory Route Camps, Buffelshoek is the only one with dome tents, in stead of the more luxurious tents of the other camps, but still comfortable.

The bathrooms are a short distance from the tents and water is being heated for you before showering. There is no electricity in the camp, this being a true rustic bush camp. The kitchen facilities are in the lapa near the tents, where you can put your food and drinks in a fridge or two freezers. There is also water for washing, but since the water is rather brackish, they supply one with drinking water from a separate source.

Cooking is on gas stoves in pots and pans provided by the camp. Cutlery and plates and dishes are also provided.

Activities include Bird watching, Game viewing in the camp, game drives (day or night or combined) and game walks.

Read our first hand experience of the reserve at the top left corner of this page.

Reservations: - Tel: 015 295 2829 Fax: 015 291 2654 E-mail :