Buffalo Reserve, Kápolnapuszta

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Dear Guests!

Due to the current pandemic crisis, we remain temporarily closed!

Thank you for your understanding!

Hungary's biggest water buffalo herd, interactive exhibition, picnic area, walkway, animal-stroking area.

Contact, how to arrive:

Address: Kápolnapuszta, near Balatonmagyaród

GPS: 46.581816, 17.20314


Telephone: +36702282864 (in the opening hours)

Directorate in Csopak: +36 87 555 282 on workdays

Opening hours:

7th May - 31st May: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
1st June - 31st August: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
1st September - 31st October: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
from 11st November: CLOSED

The ticket office closes 30 minutes before the closing time of the visitor site.

The Water Buffalo Reserve can be visited without any prior arrangement.
(Only the horse-carriage tours are available by prior arrangement.)

Around the animals there is an electric fence, please keep safe distance and do not touch it. Thank you.

Admission fees:

From 9 November 2020 all types of tickets: HUF 500
(because of renovation work)

Adult: HUF 800
Discounted*: HUF 700
Child (3-14): HUF 500
Family ticket (2 adults and 2 children (3-14 yrs)): HUF 2500
Additional ticket for every other child (3-14 yrs) to family ticket: HUF 200/child
Discounted Family ticket*: HUF 2000
Bicycle ticket (across the Reserve): HUF 700

The admission fee includes VAT and the fee of accident insurance of visitors.


(Horse-carriage tours: provisonally out of order.)

The Water Buffalo Reserve was the "Visitor Site of the Year 2014 in the Balaton-felvidéki National Park"

Water Buffalo Reserve

The visitor site plays an important role in the survival and the conservation of genome of the indigenous buffalo in Hungary, and it is the popular display center of the species since the tameness of the livestock makes direct connection possible with the visitors. The visitors become acquainted with the gentle, pitch dark animals on the path supplied with picnic area, information boards, and at the exhibition on buffalo history. An interactive exhibition displays the flora and the fauna of Kis-Balaton, part of the Balaton-felvidéki National Park. A car park, a snack-bar and a souvenir shop await the visitors.
The Water Buffalo Festival is held in the Reserve every year in May/June. Our guests can stroke tame animals every day, during the opening hours. The entrance ticket of the Water Buffalo Reserve is valid to the site where the tame animals can be stroked. The playground awaits children especially between the age of 4 and 14 years.
The Great Crested Grebe Nature Trail near Balatonmagyaród can be visited for free during the whole year. Interpretive boards give information in Hungarian and in German. Names of species are written in Latin as well. Two other interpretive sites of the National Park are the Tilted House in Vörs and the Matula Hut and István Fekete Memorial Site, where the Egret Nature Trail awaits the guided groups.

Dogs only on a lead please! Please follow the nature trail!

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