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Botlierskop Private Game Reserve

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Gonnakraal Road, Mossel Bay 6503 South Africa
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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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Robert L wrote a review Jul 2022
Cape Town Central, South Africa14 contributions2 helpful votes
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We originally booked to stay for 4 nights, but we were so impressed with the people and the wonderful beauty of the place we stayed 10 days. It certainly ticked all the boxes for us we have signed up for the rewards program with the intention of making this a regular place to stop in. Some exciting developments on the way, new extension to day center, bird hide, new opportunities for photography and new accommodation projects.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Get there, it’s worth the effort. Flexibility in packages. Just ask booking to find your best fit.
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Angè le Roux wrote a review Jul 2022
Cape Town, South Africa9 contributions1 helpful vote
Botlierskop was an amazing and relaxing experience. What stood out to us is the helpful approach everyone at Botlierskop has. Everything is so well thought out to ensure guests enjoy their stay and are comfortable. The food is incredible, in 3 nights we enjoyed every single meal. The Spa was also incredible. The game ranger on our game ride was very knowledgable. Facilities are new, the rooms and clean. All round wonderful, and run by a fantastic team. An establishment to be proud of.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Karen R wrote a review May 2022
Esher, United Kingdom39 contributions7 helpful votes
We had five days here is a Bush villa and can honestly say it’s one of the best stays we’ve ever had. The villa is on a watering hole and we saw so many animals everyday from our deck. The villa itself was gorgeous and very reasonable for six people. There are several restaurants to choose from and the food was excellent. You can even pay for a lift to and from the restaurant through the game reserve, giving you a mini game drive in the process! The reserve is huge and has four of the big five, not more then five minutes goes by before you spot another animal! All the staff were friendly and couldn’t do enough for you, especially our guide Anthony. Highly recommend the horseback safari. Allows you to get up close to the animals, even rhinos! The spa is also fantastic and very competitively priced. I would highly recommend this to anyone who wants a taste of the true Africa.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: If staying in the bush villas, arrange a transfer to the main lodge for lunch. Bring a powerful...
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Greenshutters16 wrote a review May 2022
Niagara Falls, Canada74 contributions53 helpful votes
Our second visit to this amazing place, just down the road. We're based in Plett when in the country and were looking for a special place to celebrate my husband's 60th in November. We booked one of the relatively recently completed Deluxe Tents and it was stunning - fireplace, outdoor/indoor shower, soaker tub, large comfortable bed with lovely crisp linens and sliding glass doors that open up on a private viewing deck. Unfortunately our November trip was the day after heavy, heavy rains and access to most of the animals was limited due to washed out roads. Regardless, a wonderful experience. The staff were welcoming, knowledgeable and accommodating. We enjoyed it so much that we booked another two days for my birthday in April. We had a deluxe tent again with a stunning view over the meandering stream. Sitting on our private deck we saw elephants, rhinos, boks and zebra's. We did an early game drive and saw lions, buffalos and giraffes as well. Our guide was so knowledgeable and passionate about the animals and Botlierskop in general. It was interesting to hear how many staff had been with the property for quite a number of years! The breakfast was plentiful and varied and the dinner menu also expansive for a property that size. As a vegetarian, I had no issues whatsoever - plenty to choose from. My husband's beef was not as tender as he's had but we're guessing it was just an off night. Thanks again to the entire Botlierskop team for making our experiences so amazing! Look forward to seeing you again
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Room Tip: We had Deluxe Tent #5 this time and #22 the first visit. We liked #5 view as we saw a lot of...
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Docgerhard wrote a review Mar 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa61 contributions24 helpful votes
Excellent service, great waiters Very friendly and try to make it so special Food good Ambience very nice Very luxurious accommodation If you want to do game viewing, not the best Rhink ot os a little big expensive for what you get But I will go back for the lodge and dining
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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porvera wrote a review Mar 2022
154 contributions91 helpful votes
The stay here was amazing. We had to delay due to Covid for 2 years and Botlierskop allowed us a credit, which was so nice of them. The whole place is just so well run and set up. The lodge is stunning and the tented lodges, luxurious. The food and choice is top notch. The game drives are exactly what I was expecting and our guide Silas, was educational and entertaining. We saw all of BIG 5 plus lot of other animals. The overall experience is not cheap but then again, how often are you (if not from Africa) going to be able to have a big game/safari experience? So, from that point of view, it is great value.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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MilliGi wrote a review Mar 2022
Monza, Italy21 contributions11 helpful votes
I had the 3 hours game drive around the farm and it was simply amazing. Simba, our guide, was the best: so informative and friendly. He literally showed us all the animals and told us everything he knows about them. We could get very close to the animals, to take some nice pictures, but most of all to admire and contemplate these stunning creatures without disturbing their daily routine into the wild. The reserve is also so big and lush. Highly recommended
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Charon2014 wrote a review Mar 2022
Cape Town Central, South Africa13 contributions4 helpful votes
I treated my mother visiting from New York to a morning at the Fijnebos Spa. She had a lovely Spa experience. Our thanks to spa therapist Angelique! Excellent treatment! Will be visiting the Spa agin soon!
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Date of stay: March 2022
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gerdhao wrote a review Mar 2022
Pretoria, South Africa61 contributions35 helpful votes
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We stayed at Botlierskop for 2 evenings. Ou package included 2 spa treatments, breakfast and dinner. Although it is pricey for South African citizens, it was money well spend. However, there was an initial problem with the room type we booked as we were checked into a luxury tent. After we questioned it we got another room in the manor house. The staff is welk trained and extremely friendly.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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WFBELGIUM wrote a review Feb 2022
Belgium74 contributions105 helpful votes
Value for money outstanding. Certainly worth a stop when driving e.g. the garden route. Executive suite top notch and reasonably priced. Game drives: you'll see many animals. Experienced game drivers. Food is great. Outlook from the restaurant/terrace is nice.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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US$156 - US$241 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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 Peperboom Restaurant, Gin & Wine Boutique, De Vette Mossel Groot Brak, 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 airport transportation?
Yes, Botlierskop Private Game Reserve offers airport transportation 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.