Welcome to Buffelshoek Dirosie Lodge
at Cradock in the Eastern Cape.

Buffelshoek is a farm with unique wildlife and a rich history. Buffelshoek if directly translated would be buffalo’s corner. Surrounded by a mountain range with the same types of mountains that form part of the Mountain Zebra national park that is to the Northwest of the Buffelshoek Farm.  The owners of this farm Dirk and Rosie Visser are well-known people in the Cradock district with Dirk Visser involved in the Cradock Seed “Wil jy Saai” business. The Buffelshoek Dirosie Lodge gets its name by combining the two names Dirk and Rosie to “Dirosie” Lodge. Dirosie directly translated will sound much like “The small Rose”.

This new lodge is perfectly situated just outside the town Cradock far enough to give secluded privacy and quietness and near enough to quickly get something in town. With about 19km to Cradock you can get whatever you need.

Not only do we cater for the day to day traveler that requires accommodation in Cradock, the business owner planning a conference, a game enthusiasts that enjoy nature or the bride that wants to have her wedding surrounded by the beauty of the mountains, we also have a rich and unique history that is studied by historians locally and even internationally.

Yes, it is also the farm where the well-known, controversial  and influential person Olive Schreiner chose to make her final resting place. This spot chosen by her is so high up in the mountain that it took a year and a half to build a road to get there. When you stand at her grave you’ll only then be able to fully understand why out of all the places in the world she has lived and visited that she chose this spot to be laid to rest.  You’ll have the opportunity to understand and absorb the vast space and to take in the beauty of the area with its panoramic views.

Come and experience Buffelshoek Dirosie Lodge and see how it has the ability to change you in its own special way.


Accommodation in Cradock area is a popular destination area for travelers and people that needs to get away from the busy lifestyle of the cities. With Graaff-Reinet the west, the Mountain Zebera National park to the Northwest and the Addo Elephant National park about 140 kilometers to the South visitors find their needs satisfied. You can stay at Buffelshoek Dirosie Lodge with its 15 plus Rooms.

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Olive Schreiner resting place

Olive Schreiner chose her resting place up in the mountains on the Buffelshoek Farm. When you reach the burial site you are struck with awe by the overwhelming vastness of landscape stretching for kilometers filled with a combination of flat fields to mountains towering in the distance.

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Photos creates memories, it’s a reminder of where you’ve been and what you have done. A photo can speak a 1000 words and at Buffelshoek Dirosie Lodge you will have the opportunity to create your own memories and to capture your time spent with a photo or video. View our photos to get a better understanding of this area.

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Buffelshoek Dirosie Lodge near Cradock

Coming from Middelburg, Hofmeyr or Graaff-Reinet or even Port Elizabeth you’ll end up in J.A. Calata Street in Cradock. You must turn down in Church street to go past the Cradock Seed business.  Turn left just after crossing the “Groot Visrivier” river bridge. This R337 road will lead you past the Buffelshoek Dirosie Lodge gate on your right.

Buffelshoek Dirosie Lodge Cradock Map