Water Buffalo Reserve, Kápolnapuszta

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  • Entrance building,  Water Buffalo Reserve, Kápolnapuszta
  • Water Buffalo
  • Water Buffalo in Kápolnapuszta
  • Water Buffalo in Kápolnapuszta
  • Water Buffalo in Kápolnapuszta
  • Animal-stroking area
  • Water Buffalo in Kápolnapuszta
  • Water Buffalo in Kápolnapuszta
  • Spermophilus
  • Kápolnapuszta Water Buffalo Reserve  barrier-free path
  • Kápolnapuszta in winter
  • Kápolnapuszta in winter
  • West of Balaton
  • Lovaskocsikázás a bivalyrezervátumban

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: +36707065872 (in the opening hours)

Directorate in Csopak: +3687555282 on workdays

Opening hours:


5th 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.
1st November - 23rd December:9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
24th - 25th December:closed
26th December:10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
27th - 30th December:9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
31st December:9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
1st January 2022: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.

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

Admission fee/person:

Adult:1 000 HUF
Discounted*:800 HUF
Child under 3 years:free
Child (3-14 years):500 HUF
Child (15-18 years):800 HUF
Family ticket - 2 adults and 3 children (3-14 years):2 800 HUF
Further own child (3-14 years) to family ticket:400 HUF
Discounted Family ticket*:2 300 HUF
Bicycle ticket (across the Reserve):700 HUF
The admission fee includes VAT and the fee of accident insurance of visitors.


Horse-carriage tours:

This service is not included in the entrance fee. Further information can be found at the cashier desk and through the given contact detail (+36707748559). Last horse-carriage tour: at 3.30 pm.

Horse-carriage tour fees:750 HUF/child (3-14 years)1 500 HUF/adult

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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