Water Buffalo Reserve, Kápolnapuszta

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

Contact, how to arrive:

Address: Kápolnapuszta, near Balatonmagyaród

GPS: 46.581816, 17.20314


Bus and train schedule

Telephone: +36707065872 (in the opening hours)

Directorate in Csopak: +3687555282 on workdays

Opening hours:


2. January – 31. March:every day 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
1. April – 31. May:
every day 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
1. June – 31. Augustevery day 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
1. September – 31. Octoberevery day 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
1. November – 23. Decemberevery day 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
24–25. December
26. December10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
27–30. Decemberevery day 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
31. December – 1. January 2024closed
2. January 2024 –
every day 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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:1 400 HUF
Discounted*:1 200 HUF
Child under 3 years:free
Child (3-14 years):700 HUF
Child (15-18 years):1 200 HUF
Family ticket - 2 adults and 3 children (3-14 years):3 700 HUF / family
Further own child (3-14 years) to family ticket:500 HUF
West of Balaton Family ticket*:3 000 HUF / family
Bicycle ticket (across the Reserve):1 000 HUF

*See at: Related/Discounted fees

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

Jeep- / 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 (+36308610430). Jeep tours are available all day, the last tour begins at 3.30 pm. Horse-carriage tours only by prior arrangement and from 6 persons.

Jeep- / horse-carriage tour fees:1500 HUF /
child (until 14 years)
2000 HUF /
student or pensioner
2500 HUF / adult

For groups discounts!

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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