Accommodation near Buffelspruit Nature Reserve

Tourists who take the time to visit the park will come across striking scenery with numerous herds of antelope grazing in open grasslands.

Despite its small size, with the park covering an area of 622-hectares, Buffelspruit Nature Reserve is a popular tourist attraction in the small town of Aliwal North. Game viewers will have the opportunity to spot plenty of medium-sized mammals, including blesbok, black wildebeest, zebra, and springbok.

While the reserve’s primary focus is to uplift the local economy through tourism, various breeding programmes have been put in place to increase the antelope population in the area. These initiatives have been largely successful as many varieties of buck can be viewed in the park.

While in Aliwal North, holidaymakers should take a visit to the hot mineral springs; a natural feature that has helped with the development of the town. Not only is a dip in the 34-degree pools an enjoyable experience (especially in the chillier, winter months), but the waters are said to have curative qualities for sufferers of rheumatoid arthritis.

Whie in the town, pay tribute to those who died during the Anglo-Boer War at the Garden of Remembrance. The memorial site is a place of quiet reflection and honours the untimely deaths of women and children in concentration camps.

If you’re looking to further your game viewing experience, travel further afield to Tussen die Riviere. As the name might suggest, the park lies between two large rivers, the Caledon and the Orange. Due to the sheer size of the reserve which covers an area of 22 000-hectares, a multitude of wildlife can be found throughout the park, including the black and blue wildebeest, and if you’re lucky, white rhinos. During the summer, traverse the grounds on a nature trail, which will see you wading through muddy waters and spotting a colourful array of birdlife.

Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.
Saddle Down Lodge
1.3 km

From R90* unit

We offer you accommodation on a bed basis with 19 bedrooms, sleeping up to 32 people set in a country atmosphere with braai facilities. Breakfast is served in our cosy restaurant on request. Del... More Info

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Little Ranch Restaurant and BBQ Bar
2.8 km

From R230* unit

Little Ranch is the ideal getaway location or overnight stay en-route to or from the Cape. It is located just outside of Aliwal North, the town lies right next to the Orange River. The farm offers... More Info

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Be my guest
3.3 km

From R280 pps

B My Guest is situated in the small town of Aliwal North near the banks of the Orange River. The self-catering accommodation is ideal for business travellers, small families and those passing through ... More Info

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The Rose of Sharon
3.5 km

From R440 pps

The Rose of Sharon Guest House offers peaceful accommodation in five tastefully decorated en-suite rooms with beautiful wooden floors, nestled in a peaceful garden with a swimming pool. All rooms are ... More Info

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Umtali Country Inn
3.8 km

From R600* unit

The Eastern Cape is a region blessed with a rich diversity of cultural and heritage attractions as well as many adventure-sport opportunities. Attractions vary from private nature reserves, Anglo B... More Info

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N6 Guest Lodge
4.2 km

From R470 pps

N6 Guest Lodge is an upmarket and elegant 4-star graded bed and breakfast situated at the outskirts of the quiet rural town of Aliwal North between East London and Bloemfontein. We offer spacious bedr... More Info

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The Nest Bed & Breakfast Lodge
6.6 km

From R440 pps

At The Nest Bed & Breakfast is just your accommodation option in Aliwal North. At The Nest Bed and Breakfast Lodge is set off the N6 on the Gateway to the Eastern Cape. Easy to find. Look out for brow... More Info

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Mountain View Country Inn
45 km

From R400 pps

The charming Edwardian style Inn is situated in the heart of Lady Grey and has a spectacular view of the Witteberg. It offers warm, old fashioned hospitality to all who wish to be close to nature and ... More Info

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Zetana Guesthouse
50.5 km

From R325 pps

Zetana Guesthouse is a beautiful bed and breakfast ideal for relaxation in a tranquil environment. It is situated in a quiet neighbourhood in Burgersdorp. Essentially a sheep-farming community, the li... More Info

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Lupela Lodge
52.4 km


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From R300 pps

Fishing one of the pristine streams for trout and yellow fish in the country. Beautiful peaceful surroundings for the person who is not interested in fishing. Swimming and birdwatching or just liste... More Info

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