Throughout history, man has followed the wings of migratory birds and tracked the hoof-prints of animals to arrive at secret places of plentiful nourishment, relaxation, peace and beauty.
The initial journey is often the beginning of a long and respectful relationship between land and culture, flora and fauna, to live in harmony the way nature intended us to do.
It is a journey such as this that in 1774 the Clifton Estate was established, and throughout the centuries this special relationship grew and prospered to become the Buccara Wildlife Reserve Karoo.
While the Buccara brand name is relatively new, it’s derived from centuries-old journal notes of Marco Polo the Adventurer, as well is the traditional indigenous African name for a “gentleman”.
At Buccara Wildlife Reserve Karoo, we’re proud to honor this tradition as we do in all of our exclusive destinations throughout the world.
Situated in Graaff-Reinet, 31 km from Valley of Desolation, Buccara Wildlife Reserve Karoo features accommodation with a bar, free private parking, a shared lounge and a garden
Buccara Wildlife Nature Reserve offers accommodation in a peaceful coexistence with the land and indigenous culture, wildlife conservation and ecological awareness
Buccara Wildlife Reserve features two guest houses (Clifton Manor House and Clifton Main House) on a lovely estate with a bar, free private parking, guest lounges with a TV and DStv and a garden with a swimming pool
Both houses have communal kitchens and dining areas for guests who prefer to self cater. There is also a restaurant on site where guest can order delicious meals.
The Clifton Manor House is a lovely homestead with large, spacious rooms looking out onto the majestic lawns surrounding the estate and gardens.
This house has five en-suite guest rooms, each overlooking the beautiful gardens. Each room is equipped with air-conditioning, a safe for valuable items, a sitting area, a bar fridge, and tea- and coffee-making facilities. Each en-suite bathroom has a shower and a bath.
The Clifton Main House is slightly more modern than its historical neighbour, the manor.
This house has an entertainment area with a full-size snooker table, dating back to 1911
The house also offers a swimming pool, an adjoining spa and braai facilities
The comfortable guest rooms are equipped with air-conditioning, a TV with selected DStv channels, a sitting area, tea / coffee-making facilities, a bar fridge and Wi-Fi. Two of the guest rooms each have an en-suite bathroom with a bath and a shower, and the other two guest rooms have access to a shared bathroom with a bath and a shower.
Dining at the onsite restaurant, Buccara is a culinary experience likened to an event, with homegrown produce and cured fresh meats prepared and grilled to perfection by our resident Chefs.
Winding down with hand-picked wines, spirits and cigars, reliving the stories of a beautiful day under the stars in our Monkey Bar.
Buccara Wildlife Reserve offers self-catering accommodation in two units, the Karoo Manor House and the Karoo Main House just outside Graaff-Reinet in the Karoo.
The Karoo Manor House has spacious rooms with sweeping views of the lawns and gardens.
The Manor House offers comfortable accommodation in five en-suite guest rooms. Each room has air conditioning, a safe, a seating area, a bar fridge and tea- and coffee-making facilities. Each en-suite bathroom has a shower and bath.
The Karoo Manor House has common lounge areas, one with a TV with selected DStv channels and the other with a fireplace. There is also a communal dining area and a kitchen. The kitchen is equipped with a fridge, oven, stove and microwave. There is a lovely pool perfect for those hot summer days.
The Karoo Main House is more modern than the Manor House. The house has open living areas that create a tranquil atmosphere and a 1911 snooker table. There is a swimming pool, an adjacent spa and braai facilities.
The house has four guest rooms which are uniquely decorated.
Each room has air conditioning, a TV with selected DStv channels, a seating area, tea- and coffee-making facilities, a bar fridge and Wi-Fi. Two of the guest rooms have en-suite bathrooms with baths and showers.
The other two rooms share a bathroom with a bath and shower. There is also a communal kitchen with a dining table, chairs and comfortable seating areas. The kitchen is equipped with a fridge, oven, stove and microwave.
The Buccara Wildlife Reserve is 20 kilometres from Graaf-Reinet where there are shops and restaurants and 14.9 kilometres from Camdeboo National Park.
We sincerely believe you’ll enjoy your stay with us, and with excitement and anticipation look forward to the beginning of a great relationship and many adventures together
Covid Safety Approved: We are prepared according to TBCSA guidelines. Correct use of masks and other protective gear (PPE). Effective sanitizing. Regular surface cleaning. Physical distancing through-out. COVID-19 guest information.