South African Lodges

Botlierskop Private Game Reserve

near Mossel Bay / George
Garden Route
Western Cape
South Africa
Lodge Type

The Botlierskop Private Game Reserve is an owner managed four-star lodge located midway between Port Elizabeth and Cape Town, each of which lies about a 4.5 hours drive away. The Botlierskop reserve enjoys an outstanding reputation for service, cuisine, and hospitality while also providing an exciting wildlife adventure in 3500 ha near Mossel Bay. Accommodation is comfortable, spacious and tastefully decorated with furnishings and finishes that reflect the spirit of Africa and the surrounding landscape.

Room types:

  • Manor House
  • Luxury Tented Suite
  • Deluxe Suite
  • Executive Suite.

The Botlierskop Manor House is a large thatched building which offers a selection of four luxuriously appointed suites, dressed in a contemporary country style and with abundant amenities. Each suite has a private balcony and lovely views of the gardens and surrounding landscape. The house consists of Luxury House Suites, Family Suite, and Executive Suite.

Suite features:

  • Air-conditioning
  • En-suite bathrooms
  • Mosquito nets
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Mini-bar
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Heater
  • Electric blanket
  • Lounge
  • Satellite television.

Nearby to the Manor House, guests have the exciting option of staying in one of their luxurious safari tents which are on elevated wooden platforms. 

Each of the 15 tents offers a private viewing deck, from which to enjoy the sweeping views of the tranquil bushveld surroundings. The tents are made up of Luxury Tents, Deluxe Tents, Executive Tented Suites and Family Tented Suites.

Safari Tent features:

  • Mini-bar, Safe, Telephone
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Electric blanket, Air conditioning
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Mosquito nets.


  • Restaurant and bar
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • WiFi
  • Tennis court
  • Wedding facilities
  • Sauna and Spa
  • Library
  • Botlierskop Curio shop
  • A communal TV lounge.


  • Housekeeping
  • Room service
  • Shuttle service
  • Airport transfers
  • Safari drive
  • Walking safaris
  • Wake up calls
  • Housekeeping
  • Concierge
  • Babysitting
  • Laundry services
  • Business services.


During safari drives, guests have the unique chance to encounter Africa's magnificent wildlife and learn about these the smaller and larger creatures as well as flora and fauna found here. Quad bikes are available for beautiful and adventurous tours, while elephant back rides, horseback safaris, and helicopter flights can also be booked.


  • 4x4 safari drives
  • Bush Walks
  • Horseback safaris
  • Fishing
  • Spa treatments
  • Tennis.

Wellness: Bush Spa

The health and beauty spa is on the riverbank, a tranquil setting close to nature where guests are pampered in one of two treatment chambers that bring nature indoors, creating a serene environment. Here you may choose from a broad menu of wellness and beauty treatments in the hands of skilled and qualified therapists.

Wildlife Encounters

Botlierskop Safari drives on the 3000-hectare reserve are a fantastic opportunity to enjoy an intimate experience with the vast variety of species that inhabit the reserve. Conducted in the early morning and late afternoon when the wildlife is most active, the personal ranger provides travellers with a wealth of information about the various fauna and flora that you may encounter. For a bit of variety, you might also consider horse - or elephant-back safaris or a walking safari in the company of an armed guide. It is also possible to walk with the young lions in their natural environment.

The Botlierskop reserve is home to 4 of the Big 5 (but please bear in mind that the lions are in a separate enclosure, and the elephant are not free-roaming). There is a healthy population of antelope and favourite wildlife species, and as the drive extends into the early evening, visitors may be lucky enough to see various nocturnal species. Bird-watchers will also have an opportunity to spot some of the 200 species of birds recorded on the reserve.

Below detailed information about the Botlierskop Private Game Reserve is available.
For any queries regarding this hotel, you are welcome to contact us.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balconies
  • Bathrobe
  • Ensuite / Private bathroom
  • Heater in Room
  • Housekeeping
  • Mini bar
  • Mosquito net
  • Outside Shower
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone


Fire Place Restaurant

The Fire Place Restaurant at the Botlierskop Game Lodge is situated up on a hill with breathtaking views of the bush and the river.  The Restaurant offers a spacious lounge area which is perfect for a pre-dinner drinks or a liqueur after dinner. The dining room is open plan and laid out on a wooden viewing deck, so guests feel as though they are dining in nature. At dinner, guests can indulge in sumptuous fire cooked meals and listen to the beating rhythm of African men and their Jembe drums.

Safari Drives

Experienced rangers take guests on game drives on the large, open 4 x 4 vehicles.  Guests have the chance to encounter animals such as Rhinoceros, Lions (100 ha enclosure), Buffalo, Giraffe, rare Black Impala, Mountain Zebra, Eland and Elephants (trained) and more. The game reserve is 3000 ha and comprises of over 26 different species of animals and more than 200 bird species.

Helicopter Flights

Experience the beautiful garden route from above in a helicopter.  Enjoy scenic views of the Reserve and the wildlife as well as shark viewing on the Garden Route Coast.  Helicopter flights vary in length and are available at an extra cost.

Horseback Safaris

One of the most interesting and educational ways to experience a Safari is on horseback. The perfect way to see free roaming wildlife is on a horseback safari.  Horseback safaris are available at an extra cost and vary from 1-3 hours in length.

Elephant Back Ride

Taking a ride upon the back of an elephant is a truly African experience.  During the ride, the guide shares interesting facts about these giants. Touch and photograph these truly amazing animals, marvel at their intelligence or simply sit back and reflect on this unusually harmonious relationship in a beautiful environment.

Conference Facility

The Magda Neethling Conference Facility at the Botlierskop Game Lodge is an excellent venue to host a conference.  Located in the bushveld, the natural surroundings offer a quiet and relaxing environment to conduct business.

Seating capacities:

  •  Board room 24 delegates
  •  Cinema 40 delegates
  •  School room 30 delegates
  •  Banquet 40 delegates
  •  Cocktail 40 delegates.

  • Conference venue
  • Parking
  • Spa
  • Sun deck
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tennis court
  • Viewing deck

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
General Services
  • Airport transfers
  • Concierge services
  • Free Wireless Internet
  • Housekeeping service
  • Individual climate controlled room
  • Safari drives
  • Tours & Transfers on Request
  • Walking safaris
Malaria Status and Animals
  • The Botlierskop Reserve is in a malaria free area of the George, on the Garden Route.  

    Guests travelling to the Reserve can expect to encounter Rhinoceros, Lions (110 ha enclosure), Buffalo, Giraffe, Black Impala, Zebra, Eland & Elephants.

Children Policy
  • Children are welcome at the Botlierskop Lodge, which is on the lush Garden Route in the Western Cape, South Africa.

Available Rooms

Luxury Tented Suite

The luxury tented suites at Botlierskop Game Lodge are situated on private wooden decks in the reserve. These luxurious tents are a far cry from the camping one is used to, with four poster beds and air conditioning these luxurious tents are the epitome of class and comfort.

Room amenities include:

  • En suite bathroom
  • Private viewing deck
  • Air conditioning
  • Mosquito nets
  • Mini bar
  • Tea/coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Outdoor shower.
Single Room R5890
Double Room R7850

Deluxe Tented Suite

The deluxe suites are situated on a private wooden deck which overlooks the river. These rooms have fantastic views of the river and mountainous surrounds.  Each of the deluxe rooms also has a private jetty for guests to fish from. Comfortable and elegance come together in these air-conditioned rooms with luxurious four poster beds.

Room amenities include:

  • Private viewing deck
  • En suite bathroom
  • Air conditioning
  • Four poster bed
  • Mosquito net
  • Private jetty
  • Mini bar
  • Tea/coffee making facilities
  • Outdoor shower
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Separate bath and shower.
Single Room R6430
Double Room R8580

Executive Tented Suite

The spacious executive suites have a bedroom and separate lounge area. The rooms are elegantly decorated in a colonial style and have air conditioning as well as comfortable four poster beds.  These suites are located on the river's edge with river and mountain views.  Each suite has a private jetty so guests may try their hand at fishing in the river.

Room amenities include:

  • Bedroom
  • En suite bathroom
  • Separate lounge area
  • Private viewing deck
  • Private Jetty
  • Four poster bed
  • Mosquito net
  • Outdoor shower
  • Mini bar
  • Tea/coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Private splash pool
  • Bush swing.
Single Room R9600
Double Room R9600

Family Tented Suite

These spacious suites are air conditioned providing a separate lounge, a mini bar, coffee and tea facilities, telephone as well as a safe.  The en-suite bathrooms are exclusively appointed.  Family Suites provide three sleeper couches which are ideal for children between the ages of 6-12.

Single Room R11780
Double Room R11780

Manor House Luxury Room

Elegantly decorated in a welcoming country-style, the luxury suites features a small separate lounge area.  Fully equipped with coffee and tea making facilities, mini bar, telephone, a TV and DSTV, DVD player, a safe, air conditioning / heater, guests enjoyed the added benefit of exclusive guest amenities including bath robes and slippers.  The en-suite bathroom features a shower.  From the suites patio nice views over the plains of Botlierskop can be admired.

Single Room R5890
Double Room R7850

Botlierskop Private Game Reserve Specials

There are currently no specials for the Botlierskop Private Game Reserve.
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At Botlierskop I enjoyed an exhilarating guided game drive, had a very unique safari experience.

At The Fireplace at Botlierskop I really had a great dinner where I indulged in a traditional buffet, serving true South African cuisine with a modern twist!









Botlierskop was great, I enjoyed my luxury tent, I had a great dinner in the volcanic rock restaurant, I enjoyed the perfect setting for a unique dining experience.

I also enjopyed the Elephant back rides & bush walks.



GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -34.030419

Longitude: 22.142402


Driving directions to Botlierskop Game Lodge
Suggested routes 1. 33 mins, N2 Rd, 35.8 km
From: George Airport, George 6530, South Africa

1. Head north 450 m
2. Turn right toward R404 450 m
3. Turn left toward R404 120 m
4. Turn right at R404 2.6 km
5. Turn right to merge onto N2 Rd 24.4 km
6. Take exit 401 toward R102/Klein-Brakrivier 240 m
7. Turn right 600 m
8. Take the 1st right 6.8 km
9. Turn right 110 m


On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

4 Star

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