Umshanti / Buffeljags Watersport

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R220 per person

Umshanti / Buffeljags Watersport is a small, private resort on the Buffeljags Dam. Umshanti offers you the opportunity to get away and enjoy the excitement and adventure of a lifetime, in a truly beautiful setting. This is natures wonderland with angling, walks and bird-watching, river rides, canoeing and thrilling fuffi-slide rides. It is all here ready for you and your group to enjoy.

Five basic chalets for groups, each accommodating up to ten people, aptly named ‘Windgat’, ‘Hardegat’, ‘Slapgat’, ‘Tweegat’, ‘Draaigat’.
The chalets are equipped, with linen supplied – but not towels.
Chalets have three bedrooms each, two with three single beds each and one with a double bed, bathroom, fully equipped kitchen and a lounge with two single beds (sleeps 10).
Each has a braai area outside.

Plus, a cozy, romantic timber cottage for couples, appropriately called ‘The Chapel’, with awesome views of the dam and mountains from the deck (sleeps two). Fully equipped kitchen inside, and a bathroom.

A new addition is ‘Gypsy Cottage’ and as the name suggests, in the shape of a gypsy caravan, timber, very private with stunning views. The cottage contains a double bed and fully equipped kitchen inside. Outside, just off the wooden deck, is a shower and camping toilet. A braai with chairs on the lawn is available.

At the end of an exciting day, relax around a fire with friends or visit the ‘bar house’ (as management calls it), where you’ll find DSTV, a pool table, dartboard, inside braai/fireplace and a dining room.

For those who prefer to camp, there are three camp sites, each with a 3×3 m shade covering, electricity, a wooden table, and braai facilities. There are two ablution blocks, each containing a shower, a toilet and a basin. Each site allows a maximum of five to seven people. Scullery and a freezer available.


Conference facilities for up to 35 people. Spectacularly beautiful wedding venue.

  • Pub
  • DSTV
  • Pool table
  • Dartboard
  • Inside braai/fireplace
Things to do
  • Canoeing
  • Boating
  • Skiing (bring own boat)
  • 45m high/200m long fuffi-slide over the water
  • Microlight trips
  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Hiking
  • Mountain biking
  • Skinny dipping in mountain pools
  • Birdwatching
  • Star gazing
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