We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Botlierskop Private Game Reserve

Gonnakraal Road, Mossel Bay 6503 South Africa
Lowest prices for your stay
View deal
View deal
View all 14 deals
Prices are the average nightly price provided by our partners and may not include all taxes and fees. Taxes and fees that are shown are estimates only. Please see our partners for more details.
Traveler (1504)
Room & Suite (382)
Dining (81)
What is Travelers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travelers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travelers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.


#7 of 91 B&Bs / Inns in Mossel Bay
Travelers' Choice
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 reserve is stretching over 4200 ha of mountains and grasslands. Overnight in luxury tented suites situated close to the river. Each of the 17 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. The Manor house on the reserve has 7 rooms with views over the plains and good game viewing opportunities. Some rooms has baths and showers some only showers. Activities offered includes, guided game drives, horse back safaris, bush walks and spa treatments. Game includes lions, elephants, buffalo's, rhino'giraffes, black impala, zebra and many more.
Read more
Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Horseback riding
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Couples massage
Full body massage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Show more
Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Complimentary toiletries
Seating area
Show more
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Languages Spoken
1741Reviews11Q+A100Room tips
Traveler rating
  • 1,432
  • 243
  • 38
  • 14
  • 14
Time of year
Traveler type
  • More
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Sort by:
Most Recent
Karen R wrote a review May 2022
Esher, United Kingdom39 contributions6 helpful votes
We had five days here is a Bush villa and can honestly say it’s one of the best stays we’ve ever had. The villa is on a watering hole and we saw so many animals everyday from our deck. The villa itself was gorgeous and very reasonable for six people. There are several restaurants to choose from and the food was excellent. You can even pay for a lift to and from the restaurant through the game reserve, giving you a mini game drive in the process! The reserve is huge and has four of the big five, not more then five minutes goes by before you spot another animal! All the staff were friendly and couldn’t do enough for you, especially our guide Anthony. Highly recommend the horseback safari. Allows you to get up close to the animals, even rhinos! The spa is also fantastic and very competitively priced. I would highly recommend this to anyone who wants a taste of the true Africa.
Read more
Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: If staying in the bush villas, arrange a transfer to the main lodge for lunch. Bring a powerful...
See more room tips
Greenshutters16 wrote a review May 2022
Niagara Falls, Canada74 contributions52 helpful votes
Our second visit to this amazing place, just down the road. We're based in Plett when in the country and were looking for a special place to celebrate my husband's 60th in November. We booked one of the relatively recently completed Deluxe Tents and it was stunning - fireplace, outdoor/indoor shower, soaker tub, large comfortable bed with lovely crisp linens and sliding glass doors that open up on a private viewing deck. Unfortunately our November trip was the day after heavy, heavy rains and access to most of the animals was limited due to washed out roads. Regardless, a wonderful experience. The staff were welcoming, knowledgeable and accommodating. We enjoyed it so much that we booked another two days for my birthday in April. We had a deluxe tent again with a stunning view over the meandering stream. Sitting on our private deck we saw elephants, rhinos, boks and zebra's. We did an early game drive and saw lions, buffalos and giraffes as well. Our guide was so knowledgeable and passionate about the animals and Botlierskop in general. It was interesting to hear how many staff had been with the property for quite a number of years! The breakfast was plentiful and varied and the dinner menu also expansive for a property that size. As a vegetarian, I had no issues whatsoever - plenty to choose from. My husband's beef was not as tender as he's had but we're guessing it was just an off night. Thanks again to the entire Botlierskop team for making our experiences so amazing! Look forward to seeing you again
Read more
Date of stay: April 2022
Room Tip: We had Deluxe Tent #5 this time and #22 the first visit. We liked #5 view as we saw a lot of...
See more room tips
Docgerhard wrote a review Mar 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa59 contributions24 helpful votes
Excellent service, great waiters Very friendly and try to make it so special Food good Ambience very nice Very luxurious accommodation If you want to do game viewing, not the best Rhink ot os a little big expensive for what you get But I will go back for the lodge and dining
Read more
Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
porvera wrote a review Mar 2022
154 contributions91 helpful votes
The stay here was amazing. We had to delay due to Covid for 2 years and Botlierskop allowed us a credit, which was so nice of them. The whole place is just so well run and set up. The lodge is stunning and the tented lodges, luxurious. The food and choice is top notch. The game drives are exactly what I was expecting and our guide Silas, was educational and entertaining. We saw all of BIG 5 plus lot of other animals. The overall experience is not cheap but then again, how often are you (if not from Africa) going to be able to have a big game/safari experience? So, from that point of view, it is great value.
Read more
Date of stay: March 2022
1 Helpful vote
MilliGi wrote a review Mar 2022
Monza, Italy21 contributions11 helpful votes
I had the 3 hours game drive around the farm and it was simply amazing. Simba, our guide, was the best: so informative and friendly. He literally showed us all the animals and told us everything he knows about them. We could get very close to the animals, to take some nice pictures, but most of all to admire and contemplate these stunning creatures without disturbing their daily routine into the wild. The reserve is also so big and lush. Highly recommended
Read more
Date of stay: March 2022
Charon2014 wrote a review Mar 2022
Cape Town Central, South Africa13 contributions4 helpful votes
I treated my mother visiting from New York to a morning at the Fijnebos Spa. She had a lovely Spa experience. Our thanks to spa therapist Angelique! Excellent treatment! Will be visiting the Spa agin soon!
Read more
Date of stay: March 2022
gerdhao wrote a review Mar 2022
Pretoria, South Africa61 contributions17 helpful votes
We stayed at Botlierskop for 2 evenings. Ou package included 2 spa treatments, breakfast and dinner. Although it is pricey for South African citizens, it was money well spend. However, there was an initial problem with the room type we booked as we were checked into a luxury tent. After we questioned it we got another room in the manor house. The staff is welk trained and extremely friendly.
Read more
Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
WFBELGIUM wrote a review Feb 2022
Belgium74 contributions100 helpful votes
Value for money outstanding. Certainly worth a stop when driving e.g. the garden route. Executive suite top notch and reasonably priced. Game drives: you'll see many animals. Experienced game drivers. Food is great. Outlook from the restaurant/terrace is nice.
Read more
Date of stay: February 2022
Dave wrote a review Feb 2022
1 contribution
I decided to treat my Wife to a romantic weekend at Botlierskop Private Game Reserve. On the morning of checkout we requested a porter to assist with our luggage, it is a very steep incline to reception. This is how it ended after the cart lost power and brakes. Wife suffered 3 fractured ribs and me a severely swollen ankle. No medical assistance was offered, I had to ask the reception for antiseptic to clean my wounds, it seemed senior management where more worried about the cart. They made sure to present me our R1000 drinks bill on checkout very swiftly, never mind the R10K spent on the weekend. If you stay here, please be extremely careful as if you get injured it's basically your fault, your problem and thanks for your money.
Read more
Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Jessica d wrote a review Jan 2022
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa15 contributions
We stayed in The Village at Botlierskop. The room was beautiful with a lovely view of the surrounding greenery. Lovely bathroom. The game drive with Richard was wonderful; saw lots of animals and Richard was very friendly and interesting. Oudie our waitress was very friendly and welcoming. Few observations: - The welcome needs work. Very little information given about the activities or facilities offered. You get a welcome drink but it's all a bit sloppy and awkward. - Lots of health questions asked that seemed unnecessary (not directly Covid related) especially after filling in the online form. - The rooms are closer to each other than expected - you can hear noise from other rooms very easily - We did not go with children but it is advertised as a family friendly lodge. I'm not really sure what makes that part especially family friendly. There appears to be very little for children to do, only really saw a jungle gym. There is a pool but it is located right next to the restaurant and is very small. There is a nice view of the rubbish skip. It was hot but we did not see a single person swim in the two days we were there. - You can only eat at the restaurant. There are no smaller, cheaper meals such as toasted sandwiches should you just want a bite and no snack type food. The food was very average. The drinks are decently priced. - Basically every single thing you can do there is an extra cost - that is often the nature of Game Reserves but it just did not feel like the quality matched the cost. - When you see the other part of Botlierskop during the game drive, The Village feels like a much cheaper, watered-down version. Overall, it was nice but only that. Staff were friendly but there is very little finesse in the way things were done. People were often looking for staff or info. The service and offerings need a lot of work. A lot of small changes would go a long way.
Read more
Date of stay: December 2021
Sleep Quality
$160 - $217 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
botlierskop private game reserve hotel mossel bay
South AfricaWestern CapeMossel Bay
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Botlierskop Private Game Reserve
Which popular attractions are close to Botlierskop Private Game Reserve?
Nearby attractions include La Chocolaterie Rococo (4.6 miles), Experience @ Hakuna Matata Game Farm (4.2 miles), and Great Brak River Museum (4.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Botlierskop Private Game Reserve?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Botlierskop Private Game Reserve?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at Botlierskop Private Game Reserve?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Botlierskop Private Game Reserve?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Botlierskop Private Game Reserve?
Conveniently located restaurants include Peperboom Restaurant, Gin & Wine Boutique, De Vette Mossel Groot Brak, and Botlierskop Private Game Reserve Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Botlierskop Private Game Reserve?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a sauna during their stay.
Does Botlierskop Private Game Reserve have airport transportation?
Yes, Botlierskop Private Game Reserve offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Botlierskop Private Game Reserve?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Botlierskop Private Game Reserve have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Botlierskop Private Game Reserve accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.