Goukamma Forest lodge exterior

Buffalo Valley - Forest Lodge

Buffalo Valley is a large conservation area bordering the serene Goukamma River just two kilometres from the warm Indian Ocean. Buffalo Valley's three self-catering timber lodges are fully equipped and sleep between four to six people.  Guests can view a variety of birdlife in the mixed coastal dune thicket and fynbos and gain access to the Goukamma Nature Reserve.

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

Hidden in a riverine forest right on the edge of the Goukamma River, the spacious sky lit Forest Lodge perfectly complements its stunning surroundings. Guests can relax on the magnificent deck built around bird-filled milkwood trees as the river glides by. Or they may choose to follow a short boardwalk to a private jetty from which they can fish, canoe and swim.

The two bedrooms which sleep two people each win an en-suite toilet at the one bedroom and a shower at the other. The back opens to a big deck in the treetops overlooking the Goukamma River and a walkway takes you to the riverside.

What we provide:

• Mattress and base sets including bedding and towels

• Solar fridge and gas stove (no microwave or toaster)

• Cutlery and crockery, pots and pans (4 people)

• Braai grid provided for outside braaiing

• Gas kettle

• Camp chairs and combo set on the deck

• Flush toilets

• Hot water showers (gas heated)

•Freestanding braai facility on the deck

No firewood is allowed on the reserve - please bring charcoal or eco-logs and firelighters.


  • Description
  • Buffalo Valley - Forest Lodge (sleeps max 4 people)
  • Accommodates
  • 1-2 persons per night (max 4 people)
  • Additional p/p/n Off Peak
  • R380
  • Additional p/p/n Peak
  • n/a
  • Off-Peak Fee
  • R1 190
  • Peak Fee
  • R1 920


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