Loskop Dam - Buffalo Gorge Horse Safari Trails
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Buffalo Gorge & Loskop Dam Nature Reserve is situated 35 km north of Middelburg close to Loskop Dam in Mpumalanga in the Avontuur (Adventure) Valley on the farm Buffelskloof and is the ideal destination for groups of outdoor adventurers. Here one can fill your soul with the sounds of nature, explore the Adventure Valley and partake in horse safaris with experienced guides -- come and experience the gentle spirit of the horse. There are six horse trails and also a two day overnight horse safari. Combine horse outrides with other adventure activities such as abseiling and rock climbing (15 – 50 metres), hiking (two day circular route), mountain biking (10km), birding and more. Accommodation is in rustic army tents for groups of up to 20 persons and basic appliances are provided in the kitchen tent, two showers and two wc’s, lapa and “bush Jacuzzi” with lapa. Guests are welcome to bring own additional tents. Special packages are available for schools or large groups.
Come and experience the gentle spirit of the horse
Come and experience the gentle spirit of the horse
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Activities:

Game Viewing Three of the big 5 in Loskap Nature Reserve

Bird Watching 80 Different bird species have been spotted on one weekend by guests of Buffalo Gorge. The White fronted Bee-Eaters nest in one of our dongas, which is very rare. Buffalo Gorge has a bird list available on request.

Hiking Trails Explore the scenic "Avontuur" Valley. Consist of six hiking trails on circular route, departing from the same base camp. Bird watchers as well as tree lovers will enjoy the trails. Consists of two-day hiking trails, circular route departing from the same base camp: Day one: 10 to 13km circular route. Day two: 5 short circular routes close to the base camp. Buffalo Gorge has a 10 km biking trail for the whole family.

Other Activities TWO DAY OVERNIGHT HORSE SAFARI -- Suitable for beginners and advanced riders. DAY ONE 3 hrs playing with the horses through the "Avontuur" valley and the Donga. DAY TWO 3 hrs rock climbing with the horses to the 15m abseiling site above the base camp. Accommodation: We supply tents (Fourteen man) or you can bring your own tent at no extra charge. TWO DAY circular route – R500 pp –R85/hour. Maximum 10 riders per horse safari. (Contact the Farmstay reservation office for general info and what to bring along – 0393166871/2/3).
 
Rates:
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Remarks: Accommodation available in two fourteen-man army tents with bed and mattress: R65 per person per day. Guests are welcome to bring own additional tents. Dome tent R80 p/p per day with bed and mattress. Campers R25 per person per day plus R40 per caravan/tent: per stand per day. Mattresses optional at R10 per person per day. (Special packages for schools or groups of people). Food tent (with freezer, fridge, gas stove provided) with cast iron pots. Kettle, “skottelbraai”, washing up facilities and “braaiers” available. Swim in crystal clear spring water (bos jacuzzi). Horse rides R150 for two hours (fun ride) or R250 for three hours. Pony Rides "frikkadel" for children: R50 per child per day (please tip kleinboy). Rock Climbing/abseiling (15m to 50m sites): R50 per person-15m; R80 per person-50m). TWO DAY OVERNIGHT HORSE SAFARI - SUITABLE FOR BEGINNERS AND ADVANCED RIDERS – see details elsewhere on the page (left). LOSKOP DAM HORSE SAFARI -- R2500 pp min 6 persons & max 8 persons (see top right column). Maximum 10 riders per horse safari. Contact the Farmstay reservation office for general info and what to bring along – 0393166871/2/3. Fire wood R35.
Rooms include :   Yes  Yes   No  No
Phone No
Television No
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Heater No
Roof Fan No
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Accommodation is available in two fourteen-man army tents with bed and mattress
Accommodation is available in two fourteen-man army tents with bed and mattress
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Nearest Town:
Middelburg
Distance: 35km
Police: No
Hospital: Yes
LOSKOP DAM HORSE SAFARI -- Nature Reserve has a surface area of 25 000 and offers three opf the big five. This is an unforgettable experience on horseback, Saturdays only. Two nights in a mountain hut (berg hut) or tent while listing to the sound of hippo snorting fish eagle calling. Lapa with fireplace for bush veld feeling. Safari led by experienced guides on well-trained horses. Fully catred -- three meals provided. Open ablution block with warm water showers with the sun or moon shining through leaves. Fishing in Loskop dam your chance to catch the big one. You have the choice of hiking, bird watching, boat trip or game viewing with own vehicle. (Contact the Farmstay reservation office for general info and what to bring along – 0393130608 PLEASE NOTE: Horse safari and hiking trails are undertaken at own risk. We are not legally responsible for any accident or injury that might occur. Please refrain from smoking whilst on horse back. Smoke breaks will given at regular intervals. A private hospital is situated in Middelburg. RESERVATIONS: Make a reservation enquiry (only an enquiry) by clicking on the reservation icon at the bottom of this page or contact the Farmstay reservation office hours: 039 313 0608 or phone August after hours on 082 882 7475. E-mail enquiries to August at august@farmstay.co.za
Tourist attractions in the area.
Forever Resorts Loskop Aventura is a few minutes from Buffalo Gorge

Any other information which may interest tourists to the area
Rock climbing /Abseiling -- Rock climbing 50m high to 1km long high cliff. Abseiling - 15m -50m cliff. You can make use of our or your own equipment. 15m site R50 pp min off 10 persons if you use our equipment , if you don't use our equipment no of persons don't apply. 50m site R80 pp min off 7 persons if you use our equipment, if you don't use our equipment no of persons doesn’t apply.

The Menu
Self-catering Self-catering -- except for the two day Loskap Dam Nature Trail which is fully catered

Farm Details
Farm Name/s:Buffelskloof - 523 ha
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A bit about your hosts:
Ryk Diepraam are looking forward to welcome guests to his nature reserve Rock climbing (small pic) and donga with Bee-eater nests (large)
Rock climbing (small pic) and donga with Bee-eater nests (large)
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How to get there:
Route map supplied when reservations are made.

  Photo gallery

Buffalo Gorge offers six hiking trails (small pic) and excellent birding (large)
Buffalo Gorge offers six hiking trails (small pic) and excellent birding (large)
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   Excellent abseiling – bring own gear or use ours (small and large)
Excellent abseiling – bring own gear or use ours (small and large)
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