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“Exceedingly Awesome” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Botlierskop Private Game Reserve

Botlierskop Private Game Reserve
Little Brak River | Gonna Kraal Road, Mossel Bay 6053, South Africa
+27 44 696 6055
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Ranked #1 of 15 Activities in Mossel Bay
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Hiking Trails, Horse Tracks, Sightseeing Tours
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Owner description: Botlierskop offers various activities: Guided game drives: Experience close encounters with Rhinoceros, Lion, Buffalo, Giraffe, rare Black Impala and many more species. Horseback Safari to the majestic mountain valleys. Elephant back ride: Experience the real African thrill on elephant back. Spa treatments: we offer various treatments including African massages. Bush walk: guide tour on foot through the reserve to spot the smaller things.
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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64 reviews 64 reviews
24 attraction reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Exceedingly Awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

From the moment we arrived until we left 2 days later, we were treated with exceptionally good service from the staff at reception, restaurant as well as all the game rangers. As a first time experience at a game reserve for my girlfriend from the UK we were overwhelmed with everything we did and saw. The early morning game drive, including our picnic with the giraffes, was great. The elephant ride was thrilling but the best part of it all was our cat walk. To have the lioness single me out from our party of 10 to brush up against me thus allowing me to scratch her was the most memorable experience of my life. The luxury accommodation and attention to detail was outstanding. The standard of the food in the restaurant at dinner was tops. All in all, we couldn't fault anything and can't wait to tell family and friends back home to put this venue at the top of their list of "must see places". From Justin and Laura

Visited October 2012
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Knysna, South Africa
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49 reviews 49 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“An amazing day out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

My guests had to cancell Addo due to heavy rains and were so disapointed that they would miss out on seeing game. I rang Francina who quickly fitted us in for a lunch and afternoon game drive for the following day. We were so looking forward to spending time at Botlierskop, and arrived just before lunch where we sat in the warm Winter sun on a huge deck overlooking the massive Outeniqua Mountain range. Our table for lunch was set like a banqueting hall, the atteniton to detail perfect and the food delicious. Our Guide and driver Niel introduced himself to us shortly after lunch and was so informative, friendly and rather amusing too! We spent the afternoon in his charming company and we were not disappointed as we saw everything there was to offer. Lions, rhino - twice, giraffe - up close, zebra - with a very young foal, black impala and masses of wildebeest, kudu, water buck, nyala to name just a few of the many herds! An awesome afternoon for all! Thank you Botlierskop for saving the day and sending my guests back to the UK with huge smiles on their faces!

Visited August 2012
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Riversdale
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“Excellent service - wonderful experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

We visit Botlierskop at the end of May. What a wonderful experiece!
The game reserve is beautiful and the tents and the hotel area really of high standard.
The staff service where really excellent. They really tried to make that weekend something very special. The dinner and breakfast was very good.

We would love to go back to Botlierskop!

Visited May 2012
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Maastricht
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Very nice place for your family”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

Do not expect the Serengiti. It is not wild.
But, with children it is the perfect place to watch animals, although expensive. With your children you can see giraffes, buffalos, zebras and rhinos. The tents are really luxury. Lions are living in a cage, and they take some elephants out of their cage to walk around in front of you. Not wild, ...but your family can see them all. You'll love it...

Visited April 2012
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Kent, UK
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“a stunning place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

the staff were super friendly, our game warden Chris especially so.

Visited April 2012
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