Botlierskop Private Game Reserve: A Luxury Safari Experience

Botlierskop Private Game Reserve: A Luxury Safari Experience

Enjoy the uninterrupted tranquility of the Garden Route with a sumptuous safari stay in one of the luxury lodges at this family-owned private game reserve.

Halfway between the seaside towns of George and Mossel Bay, with views of the Indian Ocean on one side and the Outeniqua Mountains on the other, Botlierskop Private Game Reserve allows visitors to immerse themselves in the true beauty of the magnificent Garden Route.

Botlierskop Game Drives

The scenic reserve offers guests a selection of luxury accommodation, from a plush tented lodge, to breathtaking self-catering bush villas, and even an entire child-friendly village made for families traveling with little ones.

Botlierskop Relaxation Area

The diversity of wildlife in this malaria-free reserve ensures an authentic safari experience, with guests standing a good chance of seeing lion, elephant, buffalo and rhino (that’s four of the Big Five), as well as hippos, black impalas and a variety of bird life.

The lodgings

Botlierskop Tented Lodge Restaurant

Spread out across the 4 200 hectare reserve, each one of the individually-designed luxury accommodation options vary in size, and suit all tastes and occasions. There’s also the Main Lodge boasting a lounge and open-plan restaurant – the Fire Place Restaurant. The outdoor wooden deck offers uninterrupted views of the bush and river.

Tented Lodge

Botlierskop Tented Lodge Exterior
Botlierskop Tented Lodge Interior
Botlierskop Tented Lodge Bathroom

These 21 tented suites are connected to the Main Lodge by raised wooden walkways, giving a sense of privacy.


  • 21 tented suites (divided into Luxury, Deluxe, Family and Exclusive suites)
  • four-poster, king-size bed with mosquito net
  • private deck with outdoor seating and views of the Moordkuil River
  • en-suite bathroom with a deep oval bath and outdoor shower
  • minibar
  • in-room safe and telephone
  • tea-and coffee-making facilities
  • electric blanket
  • heating and air-conditioning
  • the Executive Tented Suite has a private splash pool
  • the Family Tented Suite has a spacious lounge converted to day beds when kids are sharing

Cost From R4 180 per person (full board, depending on season)

Bush Villas

Botlierskop Bush Villa Lounge

Hidden in the fynbos, in a remote corner of the reserve, these eight self-catering bush villas overlook an active watering hole, and are the epitome of a luxurious stay in nature.


  • two- and three-bedroom villas
  • king-size or twin bed and mosquito net
  • fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, fridge, oven and microwave
  • lounge with an indoor fireplace, satellite TV and dining room
  • private deck with an outdoor barbeque and dining area
  • plunge pool in select villas
  • tea-and coffee-making facilities
  • daily housekeeping

Cost From R4 800 per night, exclusive use only (depending on season)

The Village Lodge

Botlierskop Village Lodge
Botlierskop Village Lodge Bedroom
Botlierskop Village Lodge Garden

This child-friendly, 16-bedroom lodge – situated on the northern side of the reserve – consists of a collection of new and old historic houses, with each house individual in style, but uniform in luxury and comfort.


  • seven units (namely Rooidoekie Pod, Tommie’s Inn, Kasks Manor, Watermill Cottage, Kathu’s Post, Old Barn Manor, and Justice of the Peace)
  • king-size bed
  • en-suite bathroom with a shower and bath
  • private outdoor patio with seating area
  • indoor fireplace
  • minibar
  • electric blanket
  • air-conditioning

Cost From R3 300 per person (full board, depending on season)

Day Safari and Leisure Centre

Botlierskop Day Safari and Leisure Centre

An abundance of activities await at this scenic reserve, from guided game drives to horseback safaris, outrides and relaxing at the spa.

Botlierskop Leisure Centre Relaxation Area

The lovely leisure area features a swimming pool for adults, a pool with water slides for the kids and a fountain pool for the little ones – not to mention a selection of newly-built shaded picnic areas on wooden decks at the dam.

Botlierskop Leisure Centre and Picnic Area

Enjoy a delicious breakfast or lunch at the on-site restaurant, book one of the many activities on offer, or savour a wonderful pre-prepared picnic in one of the scenic relaxation areas as you soak up the stunning surrounds.

Botlierskop Horse Safari

The bounty of flora and fauna and breathtaking views, coupled with spectacular spots to rest your head, makes Botlierskop Private Game Reserve a dream getaway.

Good to know From now until 20 September 2019, Botlierskop Private Game Reserve has a number of wonderful winter specials where you can experience a spectacular stay for less.

Distance from CT 4.5 hours
Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Where to find it Botlierskop Private Game Reserve, between Mossel Bay and George, Western Cape

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