Botlierskop Private Game Reserve




₤ 142 (Pps)


Botlierskop Private Game Reserve lies in the rolling bushveld on the western edge of the Garden Route close to Mossel Bay. Here you have an excellent chance of experiencing close encounters with rhino, lion, buffalo, giraffe and rare black impala, amongst others, in exhilarating open vehicle game drives, bush walks and on horseback.


  • Enjoy a taste of game-viewing in a bush lodge close to Mossel Bay
  • Range of game activities on offer from game drives, to elephant back safaris, to horseback safaris to bush walks
  • Optional helicopter flights over the reserve & the nearby ocean
  • Elegant tented suites in a riverside and hilltop setting
  • Botlierskop is ideal for families with children over six years (younger children can be accommodated at the Manor House)


The Tented Lodge has 15 spacious tented suites that lie close to the Moordkuil river. Your elegantly furnished tented suite has a soft colonial feel with mahogany furniture, big oval stone bath, writing desk, minibar, telephone, leather suitcases and four poster bed. It's very pleasant to lie on your sun lounger on the private wooden deck and soak up the view. The original farm house has been converted to four air-conditioned suites, aptly called the Manor House.

Traditional African dinners are served in an elegant thatched roof restaurant. Beforehand you are entertained by African drummers around the camp fire. Nearby there is a stunning rimflow swimming pool with open views over the bush below.

Activities at the Botlierskop

Botlierskop offers a full range of bush activities. If you love the smaller things in nature, guided bush walks amidst beautiful country are packed with information. Two hour horseback safaris through the reserve are also on offer, for both beginners and more experienced riders. An additional exhilarating highlight at Botlierskop are the optional helicopter flips over the game reserve and the surrounding beaches and Indian Ocean.

Please note that Botlierskop Game Reserve does not offer an exclusive wilderness experience. Though it offers a good quality game viewing, their lions are newly established in the reserve and therefore separated from some wildlife such as the rare Black Impala. Also their elephant are rehabilitated animals which are used to some human contact. The kids would be thrilled to see the lion and elephant and there will be enough game to satisfy adults as well.

However what Botlierskop does offer is a range of different game activities from game drives to river cruises, to horse riding to helicopter game-viewing! This means it’s perfect for active families as there are always new activities to experience, especially if you are not sure that the kids will like the ‘two solid 3 hour game drives a day’ approach. Botlierskop Tented Lodge accepts children over 6 years and there are two spacious Family Suites which have sofa couches which can accommodate up to 3 children, as well as a mini-bar and tea & coffee facilities. The Manor House accepts younger children, and also has a Family Suite

Botlierskop Private Game Reserve on the map


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Luxury Tented Suite

Fully equipped with mini bar, coffee & tea facilities, telephone, air-conditioning, electrical blanket and a safe. En-suite bathroom equipped with deep oval baths and outdoor showers. For special packages please send enquiry.


Deluxe Tented Suite

Overlooking the river and fully equipped with mini bar, coffee & tea facilities, telephone, air-conditioning, electrical blanket and a safe. En-suite bathroom equipped with deep oval baths and outdoor showers. For special packages please send enquiry.


Family Tented Suite

Equipped with 3 sleeper couches, mini bar, coffee & tea facilities, telephone, air-conditioning and electrical blanket. En-suite bathroom with oval bath & outdoor shower. Min 2 adult and 2 children (6-12 yr) required. Over 12 additional fee at lodge apply


Executive Suite with Jacuzzi

NEW spacious Executive Suites with extra king bed, lounge area, mini bar, coffee & tea facilities, air-conditioning & indoor fireplace. En-suite bathroom with oval bath & double outdoor shower, Jacuzzi and an open air bed under the African sky.


Manor House Luxury Room

Manor house luxuxy Room are elegantly draped with mosquito nets. En-suite bathroom with shower only. Equipped with mini bar, telephone, TV, DSTV, safe, coffee & tea making facilities, heater/air-con, guest amenities, bath robes and slippers


Manor house Family room

Mosquito nets and lounge area with sleeper couches for kids. It is fully equipped with mini bar, coffee & tea facilities, microwave, telephone, TV, DSTV safe, electrical blanket, air-con, guest amenities, bath robes, slippers, en-suite with shower.


Manor Stable Room

The Stable Manor House Rooms are located next to the Manor house next to the spa with partial views of the pool and plains where animals graze. Rooms are elegantly decorated in a contemporary country-style with mosquito nets and a small lounge area.



Full Board, two game drives, snacks and drinks with the elephants, high tea with the elephants

Family Suitability

Family-friendly all ages

Malaria Rating

Non-malarial area