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Main lodge at Botlierskop

Situated along South Africa’s scenic Garden Route lies the 4200-hectare family-owned and privately-operated Botlierskop Game Reserve. Set on the foot of the Outeniqua Mountain Range the reserve boasts incredible mountain and ocean views.  A mere 30 minutes’ drive from George airport or a scenic 4.5-hour drive from Cape Town, it is the perfect safari addition to your Garden Route travel itinerary. Botlierskop Game Reserve is home to four of the Big 5 (lion, elephant, buffalo, and rhino) as well as a host of antelope, rare black impala, zebra, giraffe, and hippo. There is also a large bird colony on the reserve. Lead by expert game rangers with an incredible passion for the African wild, daily game drives are taken in specialized 4×4 safari vehicles.

 

The Main Lodge at Botlierskop Game Reserve displays an authentic African style, standing high on fynbos strewn hills in a tranquil environment and enjoys a range of luxury accommodation with lavish tented units and executive suites. Elevated timber walkways connect the suites and the Main Lodge with its airy lounge areas and Fireplace Restaurant.  The restaurant leads out to a spacious deck with wrap-around views of the valleys below.  Three remarkable meals daily are complimented by warm hospitality and excellent service. The lodge offers extraordinary views from the swimming pool, and leisure areas. Enjoy the pampering spa along the riverbed and embark on exciting activities including canoeing and horseback riding.

Activities

  • Game drives
  • 2 Swimming pools, of which one is heated
  • Guided bushwalks
  • Horseback riding
  • Canoeing
  • Tennis
  • Fishing
  • Picnics
  • Junior ranger program
  • Spa
  • Fitness centre

Highlights

  • 4-star luxury
  • Big 4 sightings
  • Outstanding guides
  • Viewing deck

Closest airport

  • George International airport 35KM
  • Cape Town International 390km

Children policy

Children over the age of 6 are allowed at the main lodge and on the game More Details drives.

  • Children 6-12 years pay 50% of the adult sharing rate when sharing with an adult.
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Included

2 x Game drives per day, selected activities, all meals, and sun-downers on the game drives.

Excluded

Drinks, additional activities, spa treatments, and transfers.

Seasons

Low: 01 May  – 30 September

High: 01 October – 30 November

Peak: 01 December – 30 April

Terms & conditions

  • Rates are per person sharing, per night
  • Single supplement of 50% applicable
  • Rates are displayed to 30 April 2021

Accommodation Options

Luxury Tented Suites

Sleeps 2 Adults, 1 child

Shaded by ancient African trees and boasting beautiful views of the river and mountains, the secluded luxury tented suites feature colonial-style charm. The suites are luxuriously equipped with 4-poster beds with mosquito nets, deep oval baths, private glass Read more open-air showers, amenities, slippers, bathrobes, and air-conditioning. Wooden walkways connect the suites to each other and to the Main Lodge.Less

Refer to seasons and T&C's above

Peak season R5 845 per person, per night
High Season R5 315 per person, per night
Low Season R3 635 per person, per night

Executive suites

Sleeps 2 Adults, 1 child

The latest addition to Botlierskop are the luxurious executive suites set along the river at the foot of the main lodge. with mosquito nets, deep oval baths, private glass open-air showers, amenities, slippers, bathrobes, and air-conditioning. Read moreWooden walkways connect the suites to each other and to the Main Lodge. Less

Refer to seasons and T&C's above

Peak season R8 140 per per person, per night
High Season R7 400 per person, per night
Low Season R5 365 per person, per night

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Getting there

By Road

The reserve is a 30-minute drive from George or a 4.5-hour drive from Cape Town, both on the scenic N2 highway through the Garden Route. Ten minutes before you reach the reserve you will take the R102 turnoff and Moordkuil Sint to the entrance.

 

Flying

Flights from all major centres in South Africa to George airport.

 

Flight Duration

  • Cape Town to George: 50 minutes
  • Johannesburg to George: 2 hours
  • Durban to George: 1 hour 50 minutes