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Botlierskop Private Game Reserve

Gonnakraal Road, Mossel Bay 6503 South Africa
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#6 of 92 B&Bs / Inns in Mossel Bay
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Situated between Mossel Bay and George, Botlierskop Private Game reserve offers a great diversity of wildlife with more that 26 different animal species and over 200 bird species. Botlierskop reserve is stretching over 4200 ha of mountains and grasslands. Overnight in luxury tented suites situated close to the river. Each of the 17 air-conditioned luxury-tented suites at Botlierskop is elegantly decorated in a romantic colonial theme with 4-poster beds draped with mosquito nets. The en-suite bathrooms are lavishly equipped with deep baths and an outdoor bush shower with stunning views. The Manor house on the reserve has 7 rooms with views over the plains and good game viewing opportunities. Some rooms has baths and showers some only showers. Activities offered includes, guided game drives, horse back safaris, bush walks and spa treatments. Game includes lions, elephants, buffalo's, rhino'giraffes, black impala, zebra and many more.
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Ricardo00771 wrote a review Jun 2021
Somerset West, South Africa39 contributions15 helpful votes
We stayed at Botlierskop for a Birthday celebration together with friends. A very warm welcome at check-in, amazing decorated rooms (we stayed in the executive suites), a great birthday cake as a surprise in the room and well trained and very friendly staff made our stay a memorable one. Can highly recommend this place.
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Date of stay: June 2021
JP S wrote a review May 2021
Mossel Bay, South Africa672 contributions85 helpful votes
We stayed in one of the luxury tents and really enjoyed the experience. The service is great and staff very helpful. Food at the restaurant was good and the breakfast above average. Tents are well equipped and very comfortable
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
ericvzyl wrote a review May 2021
Vredendal, South Africa249 contributions19 helpful votes
The quality of service we received made us feel right at home and part of the reserve! We have visited alot of game reserves before but nothing compares to botlierskop. By far the best game drive we had and the best service with knowledgeable rangers will make your experience at botlierskop unforgettable. Delicious food, excellent service, friendly staff and booking activities with ease will definitely make us come back to botlierskop.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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MardusMynhardt wrote a review Apr 2021
2 contributions2 helpful votes
My Girlfriend and I visited for just two nights during April 2021. We were looking for a short safari which was fairly close to Cape Town. Botlierskop was recommended by family and turned out to be the perfect choice. The staff were super attentive, food was delectable, guides were informative, knowledgeable and engaging and the scenery was beautiful. Breakfast on the deck overviewing the valley where the fat Unicorns were grazing was exactly the type of experience that my girlfriend and I wanted. And it exceeded my own expectations in leaps and bounds. Thank you for a memorable experience.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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lahill100 wrote a review Apr 2021
8 contributions2 helpful votes
My fiancé and I came here just after getting engaged, it was the perfect little staycay for us whilst in South Africa, we were booked onto the Spa Package which was amazing. We were greeted with warmth on arrival and were made to feel extra special, everything was explained to us clearly and we signed up for a picnic for the following day. We stayed in a Luxury Tent, which was beautifully decorated, and well thought out. A stunning 4 poster bed with an outdoor shower and indoor bath. We had such a picturesque view, which our bed looked out onto. We had dinner and breakfast included into our package, and the food was exceptional and our service waitress (we had the same one both nights, sadly we cannot remember her name) made the experience, she was friendly, personable and attentive to us and all her allocated tables. The next morning we had our couples massage and took advantage of the free access to the indoor heated pool, we definitely recommend a treatment here, we loved our deep tissue massages. Despite there being a little confusion with the picnic menu (miscommunication between us and the person who explained it to us) The whole picnic experience was amazing, the food was delicious, there was plenty for both of us and the location spot was dreamy. That afternoon we went on our game drive with other guests staying at the lodge, the experience was like none other. Informative, up and close with most of the animals, with sunset drinks and snack stop part of the way round. Rico was our game ranger, and made the experience so special for us all. (Although all game rangers we bumped into I have no doubt would have delivered an exceptional game drive, as they were all soo friendly and helpful) We had breakfast delivered to our tent for our last morning, which was a nice treat to have breakfast in bed. There were just a few things that we’d like to feedback on... The shelves in our tent were dusty when we arrived and I had to wipe them before popping our clothes on them. A couple of sliding shelves were broken (however we reported this to reception and the said they’d send someone to look at it) The batteries in our aircon remote were dead and therefore couldn’t operate the aircon (we also reported this after our first night and nothing was done about it) We also asked reception for ice to our room, as we were passing after our picnic and they said yes. We never received it. The Spa - the indoor heated swimming pool needed a clean, there were a number of tissues, which my partner picked most of it out and put in the side. We also advised the staff of the situation. - the showers in the spa, the body wash and shampoo pumps were not working/empty. This is something that should definitely be check every morning/throughout the day. We left the spa just after midday, and it wasn’t particularly busy when we were there. Overall our experience was exceptional, great covid measures in place, the staff were welcoming and helpful. We will go again some day but next time we’d look to stay in one of the Executive Suites.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Botlierskop Private Game Reserve
Which popular attractions are close to Botlierskop Private Game Reserve?
Nearby attractions include La Chocolaterie Rococo (7.3 km), Experience @ Hakuna Matata Game Farm (6.8 km), and Great Brak River Museum (6.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Botlierskop Private Game Reserve?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Botlierskop Private Game Reserve?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at Botlierskop Private Game Reserve?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Botlierskop Private Game Reserve?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Botlierskop Private Game Reserve?
Conveniently located restaurants include De Vette Mossel Groot Brak, Peperboom Restaurant, Bakery & Wine Boutique, and Botlierskop Private Game Reserve Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Botlierskop Private Game Reserve?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a sauna during their stay.
Does Botlierskop Private Game Reserve have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Botlierskop Private Game Reserve offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Botlierskop Private Game Reserve?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Botlierskop Private Game Reserve have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Botlierskop Private Game Reserve accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.