Goukamma Nature Reserve

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Buffalo Valley – Forest Lodge


Buffalo Valley is a large conservation area bordering the serene Goukamma River just two kilometers upstream from the warm Indian Ocean. Buffalo Valley’s three self-catering timber lodges are fully equipped and sleep between four and six people.

The area contains two circular walks where you can view a variety of bird life in the mixed coastal dune thicket and fynbos, as well as gain access to the Goukamma Nature Reserve.

Forest Lodge is one of three lodges available to rent in Buffalo Valley. The three lodges are all out of sight and sound to one another with complete privacy, providing each with its own unique environment within the 150ha conservation area. Each lodge offers safe seclusion where fireplaces and sundecks ensure year-round comfort.

Hidden in riverine forest right on the edge of the Goukamma River, the spacious sky lit Forest Lodge perfectly complements its stunning surroundings.

Relax on the magnificent deck built around bird-filled milkwood trees as the river glides by. Follow a short boardwalk to a private jetty from which you can fish, canoe and swim.

The two bedrooms sleep two people each with an en-suite toilet at the one bedroom and a shower at the other. The back opens to a big deck in the tree tops overlooking the Goukamma River and a walkway that takes you straight to the riverside where you can canoe.

What we provide:

  • Beds, mattresses including bedding and towels
  • Gas fridge and hob
  • Cutlery and crockery, pots and pans (for 4 people)
  • Braai grid
  • Gas kettle
  • Camp chairs, tables and benches on the deck
  • Flush toilets
  • Lanterns (solar electricity)
  • Hot water showers (Gas heated)
  • Firewood for sale
  • Weber Braai on the deck
  • Firelighter for sale

Conservation fee

R40Adults R20Kids





Nearest town

Knysna Sedgefield


Garden Route

Get involved


Bookings are processed through our Call Centre during office hours Monday to Friday 07h30 to 16h30 and Saturday 08h00 until 12h00 noon (CAT).

Our friendly tourism booking officers will take you through the booking process and answer all enquiries.