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Botlierskop Private Game Reserve
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2-Day Western Cape Big 5 Safari and Route 62 from...
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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. Spa treatments: we offer various treatments including African massages. Bush walk: guide tour on foot through the reserve to spot the smaller things.
Reviewed April 18, 2013 via mobile

I never wanted to leave this place. Upon arriving we got welcome drinks and shown around the compound. Fell in love. It was serene and lovely. We had decided on a full board and got 2 game drives with that and over night stay. Lunch, dinner and breakfast in the morning.
Such a great game drive in the afternoon. We saw the lions which are lazy but it started to rain and they got up to move around. The male lion got up real close to our Vehicle. In the end it was pouring rain and got cold... it was unbearable even with blankets and ponchos. We saw enough. Lunch was good but do note drinks are not included. They are extra. The dinner was a buffet, and it was the most amazing buffet I have ever had. All game meats available to try. With sauces and desserts. Amazing food. I can not wait to eat water buck again. The best meat I have ever eaten.
I must say our executive tent (#14)was amazing. With an outdoor shower, that I had to use even if it was too cold. Just an experience to shower outdoors. We needed to cross the river in a makeshift platform. And one evening we actually were told buffaloes roamed near us and had an incident where we had to shoo them away. Scary but actually exciting.
We were rained out again for the morning game drive so we came back early. But we all had an amazing breakfast and time. All the employees were friendly and helpful. Nothing short of amazing. Wished we had a chance to use the pool but it was too cold.
Can not wait to go back!!! Such a lovely place for a weekend getaway.

Date of experience: April 2013
Thank Isacameth
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Reviewed April 3, 2013

Brilliant experience, would do it again in a moment. Horses in excellent condition, well looked after and brilliantly trained. Our first time western style and it was so easy. Staff gentle and knowledgable about the horses and the wildlife. Don't sit in a truck this is so much better.

Date of experience: April 2013
Thank Tim G
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

Only went here to ride the elephants as day guests, booked for an hour, the handlers were great well informed and answered all our questions as well as taking plenty of photos on our own cameras.
We didn't find the other staff very welcoming or particularly interested however!

Date of experience: March 2013
Thank ilaj99
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Reviewed March 24, 2013

Super selection of wildlife and a knowledgable guide. We took the afternoon game drive. The reserve is small enough to guarantee sightings of most animals. The lions are in a separate enclosure so no kills to look out for. The accommodation looked very nice.

Date of experience: March 2013
Thank doug88888
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Reviewed March 23, 2013

Can only review the walking with lions trip, which was amazing!
Surreal but unique experience and really not over-priced.
Feel so lucky to have had this experience, guides are great, never forget day!

Date of experience: March 2013
Thank Rennie-Brewers
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