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Village 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. The Village Lodge is a child-friendly, 16-bedroom lodge located on a farm on the northern side of the reserve. With picturesque views of the Outeniqua Mountain Range and spacious gardens, the collection of new and vintage houses is styled with contemporary comforts and farm-style charm. This Village lodge includes child-friendly activities, a playground, sandpit, swimming pool, tadpole fishing, and pony rides.  Enjoy time out to relax at the Botlierskop Bush Spa, venture on a guided bush trail or go on a horseback safari.

 

The 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.  Hosted by expert game rangers with an incredible passion for the African wild, daily game drives are taken in specialized 4×4 safari vehicles.

 

Activities

  • Game drives
  • Horseback riding
  • Canoeing
  • Kids playground
  • Kids Club
  • Junior ranger program
  • Babysitting
  • Tennis (main lodge)
  • Fishing
  • Bird watching

Highlights

  • Beautiful Garden Route location
  • 4-star luxury
  • Big 4 sightings
  • Kids entertainment

Closest airport

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

Children policy

The Village Lodge is child-friendly, accommodating all ages.More Details Children of all ages are allowed on game drives.Only children over the age of 6 are allowed at the main lodge.

  • 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 – 31 October

Peak: 01 November – 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

Standard Room

Sleeps 2 Adults

Units each come with air-conditioning, outdoor lounge area, indoor fireplace, coffee facilities, en-suite bathroom with shower only and full guest amenities with bathrobes and slippers.

Refer to seasons and T&C's above

Peak season R4 265 per person, per night
High Season R3 950 per person, per night
Low Season R2 905 per person, per night

Luxury Room

Sleeps 2 Adults, 1 child

Units each come with air-conditioning, indoor and outdoor lounge area, indoor fireplace, coffee facilities, en-suite bathroom with shower and bath, full guest amenities with bathrobes and slippers.

Refer to seasons and T&C's above

Peak season R4 515 per person, per night
High Season R4 180 per person, per night
Low Season R3 120 per person, per night

Superior Room

Sleeps 2 Adults, 1 child

Units each come with air-conditioning, patio, spacious indoor lounge area, indoor fireplace, coffee facilities, en-suite bathroom with shower and bath, full guest amenities with bathrobes and slippers.

Refer to seasons and T&C's above

Peak season R4 750 per person, per night
High Season R4 400 per person, per night
Low Season R3 340 per person, per night

2 bedroom family unit

Sleeps 2 Adults, 2 children

Units each come with air-conditioning, indoor and outdoor lounge area, indoor fireplace, coffee facilities, en-suite bathroom with shower and bath, full guest amenities with bathrobes and slippers.

Refer to seasons and T&C's above

Peak season R4 515 per person, per night
High Season R4 180 per person, per night
Low Season R3 120 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