Welcome to Buffalo Kloof
A family-owned and managed 20,000 hectare conservancy in South Africa’s beautiful malaria free Eastern Cape.
Explore Our Lush
WildernessEscape the ordinary and embrace the extraordinary with our handcrafted safari experiences tailored to your every desire.
Born in 1999 with a vision to rewild the Kowie River Valley, Buffalo Kloof stands today as a thriving haven for a diverse array of wildlife. Our lush landscape hosts black and white rhino, buffalo, elephant, cheetah, and a multitude of plains game species.
Our mission is to lead as pioneers, demonstrating that hunting safaris, photographic safaris, and conservation can seamlessly coexist within a single destination.
We provide a diverse range of family-friendly experiences, including both exceptional hunting and non-hunting options. Nestled within our conservancy are two intimate camps, each providing a taste of genuine South African hospitality.
Our journey at Buffalo Kloof is a testament to the triumphant tale of rewilding, and our conservation achievements proudly attest to our commitment. We firmly anchor our practices on the principle of “conservation through sustainable utilisation.” This approach involves hunting a calculated, minimal quota of wildlife populations annually, ensuring the safeguarding and effective management of our habitat. This responsible stewardship is pivotal, as long-term wildlife conservation hinges on the vitality of our landscapes.
Buffalo Kloof is driven by a vision to reshape perceptions. Our mission is to lead as pioneers, demonstrating that hunting safaris, photographic safaris, and conservation can seamlessly coexist within a single destination.
Within Buffalo Kloof, you will encounter a remarkable tapestry of habitats, from forested hills cleft by ancient rivers to open savanna grasslands home to a rich biodiversity of wildlife and plant life. Experience the Eastern Cape with us, where unique landscapes converge with captivating wildlife, creating an unforgettable adventure and an enduring connection to our rewilding mission.
Spekboom Bush Camp
Spekboom Bush Camp has 8 en suite bedrooms, each privately positioned on platforms overlooking the Kowie Valley from atop a stunning hillside setting.Learn More
A comfortable, spacious original farmstead with 4 en-suite bedrooms and a wide verandah opening onto expansive views of the surrounding hills.Rhino House
Experiences at Buffalo Kloof
The key to successfully achieving our conservation goals is protected and productive land. Our passion is to provide a safe haven for critically endangered animals to roam free and to allow our guests to experience this vision in a responsible and respectful manner.Learn More
Buffalo Kloof was started in 1999 with Warne Rippon’s idea to expand small individually owned farm lands into a large reserve with free-ranging animals. The dream was for it to become a big 5 destination for ecotourism or ethical harvesting, and from there, the conservancy was born.Learn More