Graaff-Reinet | Buccara | Buccara Wildlife Reserve



Graaff-Reinet, a town in South Africa’s Eastern Cape, is a captivating blend of history and natural beauty. Founded in 1786, it boasts well-preserved Cape Dutch architecture, earning it the nickname “the jewel of the Karoo.” The iconic Desolation Valley showcases spectacular rock formations, with its rich cultural scene and warm community, invites visitors to savor the simple pleasures of Karoo life. Graaff-Reinet is a timeless gem waiting to be discovered.

Buccara Wildlife Reserve

Welcome to the Enigmatic Retreats of South Africa, where we invite you to embark on the adventure of a lifetime. Throughout history, humanity has traced the migratory paths of birds and followed the hoofprints of animals to uncover hidden gems of abundant nourishment, serenity, tranquility, and natural beauty.

At Buccara Wildlife Reserve in the heart of Karoo, we take immense pride in upholding this timeless tradition, just as we do in all our exclusive destinations across the globe. We are committed to preserving a harmonious way of life that encompasses robust well-being, sustainable coexistence with the land and its indigenous cultures, wildlife conservation, ecological mindfulness, and an unwavering commitment to enhancing your quality of life. Our dedicated team ensures that these values are not only upheld but shared with all our cherished guests.

We wholeheartedly believe that your stay with us will be a source of immense pleasure, and we eagerly anticipate the beginning of a rewarding relationship filled with countless adventures.

Choose from our flexible accommodations, whether you prefer a self-catering experience with access to our communal kitchen or the convenience of an all-inclusive package, thoughtfully prepared to cater to your every need. Your journey with us promises to be a memorable one.

Our Properties

Clifton Manor

This lovely homestead with large, spacious rooms looking out onto the majestic lawns surrounding the estate and gardens. 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.

Clifton Main

Clifton Main 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 and braai facilities. The comfortable guest rooms are equipped with air-conditioning, a TV with selected DStv channels, a communal sitting area, tea & coffee-making facilities, a bar fridge and Wi-Fi.

Willow Slopes

Main House

From the main lodge in Clifton it is a 7km scenic drive, through the cliffs of Willow Slopes, to the stunning lodge surrounded by rolling green meadows. Willow Slopes offers a Main House with two superior double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, private kitchen and dining room, and a private lounge with indoor fireplace. It has a swimming pool shared with the surrounding cottages.

Willow Slopes


From Clifton, we have a 7 km drive to Willow Slopes, where we will find this beautiful and secluded place where we will enjoy the facilities. The bungalows are equipped with double beds and bathroom with shower. The cottages are equipped with TV, a nice common dining area, a common self-service bar area, campfire, barbecue area, common kitchen and shared swimming pool. 

Our Rooms

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