Botlierskop Private Game Reserve

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The Botlierskop Private Game Reserve is an owner managed four-star lodge located midway between Port Elizabeth and Cape Town, each of which lies about a 4.5 hours drive away. The Botlierskop reserve enjoys an outstanding reputation for service, cuisine, and hospitality while also providing an exciting wildlife adventure in 3500 ha near Mossel Bay. Accommodation is comfortable, spacious and tastefully decorated with furnishings and finishes that reflect the spirit of Africa and the surrounding landscape.

Room types:

  • Manor House
  • Luxury Tented Suite
  • Deluxe Suite
  • Executive Suite.

The Botlierskop Manor House is a large thatched building which offers a selection of four luxuriously appointed suites, dressed in a contemporary country style and with abundant amenities. Each suite has a private balcony and lovely views of the gardens and surrounding landscape. The house consists of Luxury House Suites, Family Suite, and Executive Suite.

Suite features:

  • Air-conditioning
  • En-suite bathrooms
  • Mosquito nets
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Mini-bar
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Heater
  • Electric blanket
  • Lounge
  • Satellite television.

Nearby to the Manor House, guests have the exciting option of staying in one of their luxurious safari tents which are on elevated wooden platforms. 

Each of the 15 tents offers a private viewing deck, from which to enjoy the sweeping views of the tranquil bushveld surroundings. The tents are made up of Luxury Tents, Deluxe Tents, Executive Tented Suites and Family Tented Suites.

Safari Tent features:

  • Mini-bar, Safe, Telephone
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Electric blanket, Air conditioning
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Mosquito nets.


  • Restaurant and bar
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • WiFi
  • Tennis court
  • Wedding facilities
  • Sauna and Spa
  • Library
  • Botlierskop Curio shop
  • A communal TV lounge.


  • Housekeeping
  • Room service
  • Shuttle service
  • Airport transfers
  • Safari drive
  • Walking safaris
  • Wake up calls
  • Housekeeping
  • Concierge
  • Babysitting
  • Laundry services
  • Business services.


During safari drives, guests have the unique chance to encounter Africa's magnificent wildlife and learn about these the smaller and larger creatures as well as flora and fauna found here. Quad bikes are available for beautiful and adventurous tours, while elephant back rides, horseback safaris, and helicopter flights can also be booked.


  • 4x4 safari drives
  • Bush Walks
  • Horseback safaris
  • Fishing
  • Spa treatments
  • Tennis.

Wellness: Bush Spa

The health and beauty spa is on the riverbank, a tranquil setting close to nature where guests are pampered in one of two treatment chambers that bring nature indoors, creating a serene environment. Here you may choose from a broad menu of wellness and beauty treatments in the hands of skilled and qualified therapists.

Wildlife Encounters

Botlierskop Safari drives on the 3000-hectare reserve are a fantastic opportunity to enjoy an intimate experience with the vast variety of species that inhabit the reserve. Conducted in the early morning and late afternoon when the wildlife is most active, the personal ranger provides travellers with a wealth of information about the various fauna and flora that you may encounter. For a bit of variety, you might also consider horse - or elephant-back safaris or a walking safari in the company of an armed guide. It is also possible to walk with the young lions in their natural environment.

The Botlierskop reserve is home to 4 of the Big 5 (but please bear in mind that the lions are in a separate enclosure, and the elephant are not free-roaming). There is a healthy population of antelope and favourite wildlife species, and as the drive extends into the early evening, visitors may be lucky enough to see various nocturnal species. Bird-watchers will also have an opportunity to spot some of the 200 species of birds recorded on the reserve.


  • Air Conditioning
  • Balconies
  • Bathrobe
  • Ensuite private bathroom
  • Heater in Room
  • Housekeeping
  • Mini bar
  • Mosquito net
  • Outside Shower
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone

Facilities Available at Botlierskop Private Game Reserve

  • Conference venue
  • Parking
  • Spa
  • Sun deck
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tennis court
  • Viewing deck

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