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.
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.
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.…
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…
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
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.
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
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!
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.
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.