Botlierskop Private Game Reserve is located along the scenic Garden Route of South Africa and offers an incredible experience for safari-goers. With the superb Outeniqua Mountains as a backdrop, guests opting to stay here can enjoy sweeping views over the Indian Ocean and get back in touch with nature. The 4,200-hectare reserve boasts perfect landscapes home to a variety of wildlife and offers numerous outdoor recreation to any discerning traveller. Nearby attractions include the Little Brak River, Mossel Bay Seal Island Reserve, the Diaz Museum, Cape St Blaize Lighthouse, and Zipline Mossel Bay.
Day visitors are as welcome as overnight guests at Botlierskop with a range of activities from safari game drives, horseback safaris, pampering spa therapies, restaurant options, children’s activities, spacious decks, and swimming pools, there truly is something for everyone.
Mossel Bay is 25 minutes away, while Cape Town is approximately four and a half hours from Botlierskop Private Game Reserve. The closest airport is George Airport, just 22 kilometres from the reserve, making it a convenient weekend getaway destination.
Botlierskop Private Game Reserve boasts a variety of wildlife, including four of the famous Big Five. Safari-goers opting to stay here can expect to see the likes of rhinos, lions, elephants, buffalo, cheetahs, and giraffes. Other wildlife on the private game reserve includes the rare black impala, the golden wildebeest, mountain zebras and hippos. For the bird watchers, there are over 200 resident bird species. Botlierskop is proud of its partnership with the IFAW, which allowed them to assist in the rescue of three African lions, which can also be seen during the game drive.
Winter is an excellent time to see wildlife because the days are cooler and the animals are not seeking shelter from the heat. The nectar-rich fynbos also attracts a bunch of feathered friends, making this season a true bird-watching paradise.
Botlierskop Private Game Reserve offers a host of safari experiences for guests and day visitors alike. For the intrepid at heart, there are exciting horseback safaris which offer spectacular views of the majestic mountain valleys and an up-close encounter with nature. Guided game drives are always popular and led by professional ranges with valuable knowledge of wildlife and the landscape. Guests can also experience and enjoy the Garden Route’s abundant fauna and flora on foot by following a field ranger as he tracks through diverse habitats
Botlierskop also offers vet safaris, a unique experience involving veterinary procedures involving elephants and lions. Funds are donated to the AWCF to continue their conservation projects in Africa.
Botlierskop Private Game Reserve offers a variety of luxury accommodations, including opulent tented lodges and stately manor suites, spectacular self-catering villas, and an entire village designed specifically for children. This lovely family-owned and privately run game reserve is malaria-free and home to four of the Big Five.