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“Cat Walk”

Botlierskop Private Game Reserve
Ranked #2 of 16 Tours in Mossel Bay
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed April 30, 2013

We did not do the game reserve - we walked with lions. This is an other entrance but still part of botlierskop.It kost 480 rand per person. I did it twice - once with my boyfriend with two young lions 2,5 years, and once with my sister with three lions (two white, one normal) 1,5 years. The younger were more fun and playful and I enjoyed this walk more as the lions were not three meters in front alle the time, however one should do this anyways. Another reason the second walk was better is that the guide was late for the first, so it felt that we had less time. However the people make sure you get your pictures and they take care of you. If the rain is pouring - they will not do the walk, be prepared for this.

Thank Mirela C
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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.

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.

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!

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.

Thank doug88888
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