The historic buildings at Buffelsdrift Farm have been sensitively restored by SAOTA and Jaco Booyens Architect and converted into an exceptional getaway in the Klein Karoo. Experience a piece of South African history on a working olive farm.


The Main House
The Main House, a thatched T-shaped Cape Dutch building with two bedrooms, offers an authentic Cape experience in a beautiful Karoo garden.

The Barns
The two old barns, converted into ensuite bedrooms, with the larger featuring a separate living room, can be added to your booking. The shaded courtyard, boasting a long harvest table, creates an ideal space for meals or events.

The Wine Store
Situated in the olive grove the iconic pink Wine Store can be booked independently of the Main House.

The Main House

A careful mix of contemporary and period furniture and art blends with the original architecture to create a uniquely warm and inviting set of living spaces centred on the two-sided fireplace.

The kitchen with its large custom-designed poplar dining table sits at the heart of the house. Outside a courtyard with a fire bowl creates a space for braaiing and star-gazing.

Built on the site of the district’s first surveyed farm; the distinctive Holbol gables, thatched roof and limewashed clay walls give the building its unique Cape identity in a landscape that seems hardly touched by time.

Simple materials; poplar floors and the original yellowwood beams and ceilings, stone sourced from the veld for the kitchen and bathroom floors and lime-plastered walls create memorable livable spaces.

Our stone-lined natural pool is part of the water system that takes water from the borehole to the dam. The perfect place to cool off on a hot summer day.

The Barns

The gables of the two barns create an extraordinary, playful silhouette against the blue Karoo sky, revealing a hidden courtyard with vines and a harvest table between them.

Both barns have perforated steel shutters and white epoxy floors, a contemporary intervention that is set off against the poplar beams and thatch ceilings.

The barns are probably the oldest buildings on the farm with the old manger preserved in the large barn. Converted into en-suite bedrooms they can be added to a booking of the Main House or the Wine Store.

The Large Barn features a cozy living room with a fireplace, laser cut mild-steel shutters that open to a stunning view of the Swartberg, and an attached ensuite bedroom.

The old manger is visible behind the bed in the large barn, creating a warm and cozy atmosphere with windows on three sides that fill the space with natural light.

The Wine Store

A new steel and oak stair was designed and inserted into the space to complement the materiality of the original clay and lime building.

The lower level features a spacious open-plan area that includes the living room, dining area, and kitchen, which opens out into the olive grove. The stone used for the flooring was sourced from the veld.

The Wine Store originally served as a storage space for tobacco and wine. It was converted into accommodation in the 1970s before we undertook its restoration.

The traditional reed ceiling in the upper level lends the space a warm and welcoming ambiance.

The large upstairs bedroom includes a living space and an en-suite shower room. The en-suite is finished with terrazzo, custom-made poplar furniture, and a contemporary steel ceiling.

Accommodation Layouts

Site Plan

The Farm boasts a collection of historic buildings that can be used either together or independently. The Main House, originally the farmhouse, features two bedrooms. The Wine Store, a converted large single-bedroom building, is nestled in the Olive Grove. Our two barns have been transformed into bedrooms, with the larger one including its own sitting area. The barns can be booked with the Wine Store or with the Main House for larger groups.

The Main House

The Barns

The Wine Store

Experience the Area

Our breathtaking landscapes, rich with towering mountains, lush vineyards, and charming architecture, are perfect for hiking, wine tasting, and exploring local history and culture.