Buffalo Ridge Lodge
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TravelPod Member ReviewsBuffalo Ridge Lodge Madikwe Game Reserve
Private villas in the nature and swimming pool with bushveld view, great safaris, superb meals and romantic atmosphere at dinner.
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... for breakfast and whist it is hot it is not unpleasant. The bedrooms have air conditioning so we leave the doors open so it cools the lounge area as well. We can get all the doors open and usually create a bit of a breeze in the lounge. It is just too hot to sit outside on the deck during the day. The past two days have reached 34 degrees. After breakfast this morning we all took to our beds for some sleep, the early ...
... eventually and afterwards a family of elephants entertained us by coming for a swim in the river below. The rest of the day was spent escaping the heat in the shade of the tent, watching lizards, monkeys and birds passing through the trees.
A lovely afternoon/evening drive brought us wild dogs, more lions and elephants playing in the water. A fine dinner followed and we fell asleep to the lion's roar again. I think the rhino is giving him ...
... us anyway. We share our bottle of cab/sauv with Elrie and JR at the bar and talk a little before our evening repast. It seems that all the adult guests (6 of us) have ordered ostrich for our evening meal. It is splendidly delicious and the wine is superbly smooth. JR spots a pair of rhinoceros drinking at the watering hole so we silently make our way to the water, Adam is the only one who goes ...
... and would be able to smell the freshly pumped water.
There was not enough water for them and they started to get annoyed with each other, as they all wanted to be the one who drank the fresh water. They also began to trumpet at each other. I did feel sorry for these animals as they need a lot of water each day and it must be a challenge for them to find it.
Gavin parked us right next to the elephants. They were not bothered by ...
... the large pack of wild dogs, consisting of both adults and pups. They were lying about in the sand, resting and soon to become active. They were quite spread out. We parked in the middle of the area. Slowly they became active and began playing with each other. As they ran around, they kicked up quite a bit of dust. They were not bothered by our presence at all.
On the other side of ...