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Botlierskop Private Game Reserve

4.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Botlierskop Reserve, Mossel Bay, Gonnakraal near Little Brak River, Mossel Bay 6053, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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betty's bay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed there for only one night. Did the 1 hour Elephant Ride and the 3 hour Game Drive and the lovely breakfast. Your staff .... WOW !!! Thanks to Merlin who did my booking. You are a star. Christo, our guy helping us with lagguage ect ... wonderful meeting you. And Richard, our game-drive-guide!! WHAT an awesome guy. Jy... More

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent a night at the newly opened reserve resort. We did the 2 hour horseback safari which was fab and really not a problem for a novice like me. In the morning we did the Game Drive which was superb. We saw Giraffe, Lion, Rhino and many many more. Great knowledgeable staff. The dinner in the evening was great... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were made to feel like royalty from the moment we arrived. Accommodation is clean and well maintained. Turn down service done daily. What a pleasure to arrive back in the evening to have the electric blanket switched on. Meals were delicious and the best game meat I have ever tasted. Game drive is a must. The guides are knowledgable... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Heard about Botlierskop from couple we met while waiting in line at resturant in Holland. Since it was near Mossel Bay and although we already had rented house we stayed one night and did a game drive and following morning walk with lions. We stayed in tent near river and our assigned guide Jacques was great. The entire staff and... More

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All I can say is WOW. Me and my Wife got married back in March and spent our honeymoon at Botlierskop game reserve. Our welcome was friendly and hospitable, we were treated like Royalty from the moment we arrived till the moment we left. Complimentary champaigne, welcome cards etc. We stayed in the Executive Tent, and is was truly incredible,... More

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Durbanville, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

What an absolute gem - LOVED this place! Everyone is made to feel as important as the next - whether you're there as a day visitor or staying over. I went for a Horseback safari and Elephant feeding. Unfortunately the group of riders were rather inexperienced but I was taken for a lovely canter afterwards. The guides were super friendly... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I’m glad we made this little stop. We were recommended this place by our guesthouse as we really didn’t want to commit to safari in a far-flung place. This little stop along the garden route is a kind of “safari light”. It is a full adventure in a tent, with more than expected luxury. It doesn’t claim to be a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

It is hard to believe that this hidden Gem is only 3,5 hours drive from Stellenbosch and that one can see such a great variety of animals in a short space of time. We had a business meeting in the area but decided that we would like to take some time to relax as well. This is truly a 5-star... More

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We had an amazing time here. We were staying at the manor house and had a gorgeous room, the whole house would be amazing to book with friends as it has lovely lounge area, kitchen, bbq etc. It was amazing to have rhinos grazing a few feet away from your veranda. We rode elephants which was great if slightly uncomfortable!... More

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Francina T, General Manager at Botlierskop Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Lucy Thank you so much for sharing your experience of your stay at Botlierskop. The Manor house is quite known for sightings of Rhino's as most of the rooms overlooks the plains of Botlierskop. It is a stunning sight. The saddles that we use for the Elephant back rides is specially designed for the elephants to ensure a comfortable... More

Stellenbosch, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Great ambiance ( the mountainous and bush setting, pool, deck and vistas, dining room with huge fireplaces) Excellent service ( staff carrying luggage, collecting one in golf carts from rooms to main lodge, one's own guide ) Luxurious and stunning tented rooms ( yet keeping the out-of- Africa feel): huge, ultra comfortable heated beds, four poster canopy with mosquito net,... More

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Francina T, General Manager at Botlierskop Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Kleinciel Thank you for sharing you experience and really glad we exceeded your expectations - we do believe this is the best way to do things. Well we are busy with upgrades and would love to have you back for more wow's. Major renovations are taking place and we are opening again on the 27th of June. We are... More

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Address: Botlierskop Reserve, Mossel Bay, Gonnakraal near Little Brak River, Mossel Bay 6053, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Mossel Bay
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Hotel Class:4 star — Botlierskop Private Game Reserve 4*
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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 is a 4 star reserve is stretching over 3000 ha of mountains and grasslands. Overnight in luxury tented suites situated close to the river. Each of the 15 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. Activities offered includes, guided game drives, helicopter flights, elephant back rides, picnic with the elephants and horse back safaris, tea with the elephants. ... more   less 
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