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Botlierskop. With the magnificent Outeniqua Mountains as a backdrop and sweeping views out over the glistening Indian Ocean below, lies Botlierskop Private Game Reserve.

Just 4.5 hours’ drive from Cape Town, it’s midway between Mossel Bay and George, on South Africa’s scenic Garden Route.
Come and share the bounty and breathtaking beauty this 4,200 hectare reserve has to offer. Botlierskop Game Reserve will ensure you enjoy a uniquely South African Safari Experience, with a range of luxury accommodation from sumptuous tented lodges and stately manor suites to spectacular, self-catering villas and an entire village built with children in mind. This gracious family-owned and privately-operated game reserve is malaria-free and home to four of the Big 5 (lion, elephant, buffalo and
rhino) as well as a host of antelope, including rare black impala, zebra, giraffe, wildebeest, hippo and more.
Spend a memorable day – or come and stay. Day visitors are as welcome as overnight guests at Botlierskop with a range of activities from safari game drives, horseback safaris, pampering spa therapies, restaurant options, children’s activities, spacious decks and swimming pools, there truly is something for everyone.

All this and a very warm welcome awaits you!

Our Accommodation

Botlierskop Tented Lodge situated on a hilly outcrop with elegantly decorated tented suites, spaced apart for privacy and rests gently on its wooden deck, shaded by a canopy of Ancient African Trees. Fijnebos spa is situated at the lodge and activities includes horseback safaris, guided game drives and more. Ages 6 and older welcome

Newly-renovated and air-conditioned, the Manor House Suites are housed within the original old farmstead, dating back to the mid 1800s. Within easy reach of the Main Lodge as well as the Tented Lodge, Manor House overlooks the expansive, game-studded plains of the exclusive Botlierskop Game Reserve.

Wedged between the majestic Outeniqua mountains and the expansive herb and vegetable gardens, the houses of The Village Lodge are uniquely quaint, delightfully different with each offering its own special flair, reminiscent if a yesteryear village, but thoroughly contemporary in every way. It’s the perfect address for a country escape – for families with kids of all ages, and couples alike.

These eight luxurious, family-friendly Self-Catering Bush Villas make getting away from it all an occasion. The fully equipped kitchen, dining room and lounge with TV and fireplace open onto an expansive outdoor entertainment area with barbeque facilities and splash pool overlooking the tranquil dam – where hippos wallow, birds swoop and an array of wildlife come down to drink.

Our Facilities


Fijnebos Spa is custom-built according to the wishes and suggestions of our guests, we’re sure you’ll find it has all you could ask for.

Exclusively housed in its own building, The Spa promises to give you the ultimate in tranquillity, privacy and sublime relaxation. With all the sumptuous style, comfort and attention to detail you’ve come to expect at Botlierskop.

Botlierskop Tented Lodge guests have free access to heated pool and gym.

Day visitors and guests from other Botlierskop Lodges have access to all spa facilities when a treatment is booked.

With floor-to-ceiling windows, fold-away doors, and life size murals on each of the five intimate treatment rooms, it’s as though the indoors and outdoors merge with the surrounding African bushveld. Yet, you’re safely enveloped in privacy, ready for pampering.

Let our expert and empathetic therapists soothe away your stress with a range of revitalising African-themed treatments and signature oils.

Before or after your treatment of choice, feel free to soak away your cares in our balmy indoor pool … or invigorate your senses with a plunge into our cool outdoor pool with unsurpassed views out over the surrounding game-rich bushveld.

Or catch up with your fitness regime in our airy, climate-controlled and professionally-equipped gym, open 24 hours.  Or simply decompress in our comforting ‘cocoon room’ or outdoor relaxing area where you can unwind after treatment or training before making the transition to the ‘real world’ once again.

Make any excuse to get here. Whether it’s a spoil-session for a wedding party, a romantic treat for two or a much-needed timeout to re-energise yourself for today’s fast-paced lifestyle.

Our Activities

Eat. Play. Do.
Bring your friends and family for a day out to remember. You’re spoilt for choice at the range of activities on offer – from half or full day safari packages, pampering spa treatments, delicious lunches, horseback safaris, guided game drives and so much more. Our new Day Centre opened on 1 December 2018. This leisure area features a swimming pool for adults, a pool with water slides for the kids and a fountain pool for the little ones. Come and enjoy our newly-built shady picnic areas on wooden decks at the dam.

Events - Conference - Weddings

Imagine a romantic and intimate Western Cape Wedding at Botlierskop Private Game Reserve, set in the dramatic beauty and tranquility of the wild African bush. The perfect venue for adding a touch of magic and style to your wedding day. Tranquil, serene and picturesque, providing a natural but very romantic atmosphere.

All you need to do is sit back, relax and leave the wedding preparations to us whilst you enjoy relaxing massages, indulge in sunset cocktails and morning or afternoon safaris. Your safari style wedding will be a celebration of love, tradition and unforgettable memories. Whether you are looking for a South African bushveld wedding venue or a wildlife safari honeymoon destination, Botlierskop will treat you to the most luxurious and adventurous experience imaginable. From delightful fine dining meals to luxury tented accommodation and a large variety of activities.

Services at Botlierskop include: wedding co-ordinating services, day spa, sauna, swimming pool, honeymoon suite, library, Internet facilities, mini-bar in room, reception, conference room, curio shop, guided game drives, horseback safaris and luxury tented suites.


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