Bedtime could be your favourite time of the day at Buffalo Rocks Camp as you drift off to sleep with just a thin layer of canvas between you and the wonderful sounds of the African bushveld. The mornings are equally thrilling as you awaken to the sound of dawn chorus of birds, welcoming you to another beautiful sunrise and another perfect day in Africa.
The camp has just 12 privately-situated tented suites, each of which has an outdoor seating area overlooking the wilderness and the rocky outcrop for which the camp is named. Each of the permanent “tents” has been constructed on a solid wooden deck and has its own en-suite shower room with toilet and basin. Your canvas “walls” feature large picture windows which allow in plenty of light and offer views of the bush. Each tent has very comfortable extra-length twin beds covered by beautifully draped mosquito nets and quality linen and duvets, offering a true “out of Africa” ambiance. Indoor/outdoor bathrooms allow you the rare privilege of taking a private shower with a view out over the wilderness. Each room has a charging station for your cell-phone or tablet, a coffee-making station and a fan.
Buffalo Rock Camp offers guests a good selection of facilities to ensure that you leave with fond memories of an outstanding African safari experience.
- A fully licensed bar area
- A lounge area where you can enjoy a sundowner with your friends and family
- A swimming pool and leisure area with sun loungers where you can relax during the heat of the day
- A Boma for evening braais (barbecues) under the stars
- Traditional African dancing and singing entertainment can be arranged if requested
- Wi-Fi access in the public areas
- The chance to catch a close-up glimpse of many varieties of wildlife which regularly enter the camp, including members of the Big Five
- Thermal cameras around the circumference of the camp pick up all animal movements
Buffalo Rock Camp has a resident chef on-site to prepare delicious breakfasts, lunches and dinners, with an emphasis on serving hearty South African fare, accompanied by an excellent selection of premium South African wines. Most dinners are served alfresco in the Boma, where tables are set up around the central barbecue (braai), under the starry African skies. As you enjoy your delicious, freshly prepared meal you can listen to the magical sounds of the bush.
If you are going on an all-day or half-day game drive you can request a packed lunch.
Buffalo Rock forms part of a private Concession/Contractual Park area of 12 000ha WITHIN the Kruger National Park, which makes our lodge even more spectacular, with additional benefits to our guests such as night drives and bush walks which cannot be conducted within the Kruger National Park.
We experience summer rainfall in Kruger National Park. This usually comes as spectacular thunderstorms in the evenings. The annual average rainfall in our area is 746mm/29.8 inches.
Winter: May-September – Average temperatures: High: 25oC/77oF Low: 9oC/48.2oF
The winters in this area are generally mild. This is mostly a dry time of year.
This is all relative to the kind of experience you are looking for.
In our summer the bush springs to life with the arrival of the first rains which stimulate lots of fresh new growth. As a result, it is more challenging to spot animal in the summer due to the increased vegetation. However, summer is a fantastic time to visit to see birds, with many migratory species arriving in Kruger at this time of year to breed. Many animal species give birth to their young during the summer months because of the increased food and water availability so this is a great time to see lots of young and new born animals.
Our winter is acknowledged to offer better all-round game viewing. This is because the grass is shorter due to the cool and dry climate allowing us to see further into the bush. Decreasing water availability causes game to congregate closer to permanent water sources such as dams and rivers where you can easily spot animals arriving to drink.
In terms of equipment, a camera is essential to capture any special sightings you may come across. It is always a good idea to carry at least one extra battery and an extra memory card to ensure you will never miss a great photographic opportunity. A good pair of binoculars is also essential for seeing birds or any animals that may be in the distance.
There are USB ports in all our tents for charging cell phones and tablets etc.
We also have a central charging station for any items that may need to be plugged in. It is advisable to bring adaptors for your equipment to ensure you can connect to the South African socket type.
Our water supply comes from our borehole (well). It is tested for purity and is very clean and safe to drink. Water jugs and ice buckets are provided in all our tents and bottled water is also always available at our cash bar which also stocks a wide variety of other refreshing drinks.