About

Buffalo Kloof is located in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, in one of the most biodiverse conservation areas in Southern Africa.

It is a veritable Eden of diverse flora, fauna and ecology; home to 4 different flora biomes as well as hosting 4 members of the Big 5 – elephant, black and white rhino, Cape buffalo and leopard. Buffalo Kloof also boasts a variety of smaller and unusual species of animals and birds.

Family-owned and operated, we are dedicated to living this dynamic of ‘making a difference’ every day, and persevering to make the Buffalo Kloof experience an unforgettable one which our valued international and local guests eagerly return to, year after year.

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Location

The conservancy is conveniently situated just 120km from Chief Dawid Stuurman International Airport in Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth) - 1.5 hours by vehicle or 40 minutes by helicopter.

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History

Buffalo Kloof was started in 1999 with Warne Rippon’s idea to rewild the Kowie River Thicket and expand small individually owned farm lands into a large conservancy 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.

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Community

We believe that fundamental to the success of any conservation programme in protected areas with adjacent rural communities, is the inclusion of those communities in the wide-ranging benefits gained from the land.

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Conservation

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.

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Accommodation

Comprising just 2 accommodation options, Spekboom Camp and Acacia Lodge, our carbon footprint is minimal. Privacy and a personal touch are what we pride ourselves in.

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Experiences at Buffalo Kloof

We offer a variety of options for guests to choose how they wish to spend their time with us and contribute to sustainability, conservation and the community at Buffalo Kloof.

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Leading the way

Balancing sustainable wildlife utilisation and eco-tourism.