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Botlierskop Private Game Reserve

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Address: Little Brak River | Gonna Kraal Road, Mossel Bay 6053, South Africa
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Botlierskop offers various activities: Guided game drives: Experience close...

Botlierskop offers various activities: Guided game drives: Experience close encounters with Rhinoceros, Lion, Buffalo, Giraffe, rare Black Impala and many more species. Horseback Safari to the majestic mountain valleys. Elephant back ride: Experience the real African thrill on elephant back. Spa treatments: we offer various treatments including African massages. Bush walk: guide tour on foot through the reserve to spot the smaller things.

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Wonderful experience!

This is a well maintained, expansive game reserve with luxurious rooms, excellent dinner and breakfast buffets in addition to the game tour. It was the first game reserve I had... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2016
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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98 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

This is a well maintained, expansive game reserve with luxurious rooms, excellent dinner and breakfast buffets in addition to the game tour. It was the first game reserve I had ever visited. We saw all the great animals and especially loved the baby elephant. All the animals seemed well maintained and treated. I would definitely recommend it.

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Botlierskop, Marketing at Botlierskop Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Good Morning, Thank you for this 5star review. We are glad you had a wonderful experience at Botlierskop Private Game Reserve. Your feedback, positive or negative is very important to improve our service. Kind regards, Alison Nell More 

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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

We met friends from nearby George for lunch and a private sundowner game drive. Everyone enjoyed the varied menu. I decided to have the braised lamb shank, which I usually go for something much lighter. But, what a good choice. The entre was prepared perfectly and just delicious. After lunch Allison had arrange a private game drive for us. Our... More 

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Thank Loris C
Botlierskop, Marketing at Botlierskop Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Good day, Thank you for your wonderful review. It was nice meeting you and we are glad you enjoyed your lunch and Private Sundowner Game Drive. We are looking forward welcoming you again at Botlierskop Private Game Reserve. Kind regards, Alison Nell More 

Brackenfell
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

We have visited more than once and can really recommend them. Have not found any similar place with such attention to detail and service in SA.On our second visit we were surprised with a box of chocolates and thank you note for the revisit. The best small wild reserve we have ever seen.

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Botlierskop, Marketing at Botlierskop Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Good day, Thank you for this wonderful review and a BIG THANK YOU for choosing Botlierskop for the second time. We really appreciate you time to write the review and sharing your Botlierskop Experience on TripAdvisor. We are looking forward welcoming you for the 3rd time :-) Kind regards, Alison More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

What absolute wonderful experience? This is a stunning place to visit weather for a day a weekend or longer. I stay in their DeLux tented accommodation and really it it is so beautiful. So much to do. From day spa treatment to safari; horseriding just relaxing it was a suberb experience. With friendly helpful staff all around you to take... More 

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Thank Christel L
Botlierskop, Marketing at Botlierskop Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Good Morning, Thanks for your wonderful review and sharing you amazing breakaway weekend with us. We are glad you enjoyed your Botlierskop-experience - accommodation, spa treatments, food and horse riding. Your feedback is very important to improve our service. Kind regards, Alison More 

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22 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

I cannot speak highly enough. You are treates like a lord/ lady from the minute you arrive. You meet your guide at reception where your luggage is labelled and they park your car while you are taken to have a complimentary drink on arrival. We ordered lunch which was exceptional. After relaxing we were taken to our house. There were... More 

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Botlierskop, Marketing at Botlierskop Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Good Morning, Thanks for your wonderful 5 star review!!! and for sharing your 5 star experience!!! Your feedback is very important to improve our service. Thanks again for your time writing this review. Hope to see you again!! Kind regards, Alison Nell More 

Somerset West, South Africa
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Top class game farm with exquisite luxury tented camps. Stepping into the main lodge is warm, welcoming and sports breathtaking views. Those huge fire places created the perfect ambience. Meals were excellent, perfect, varied and delicious. Pity about the boiled milk and stale coffee in the morning cappuccinos. Staff are well trained and very friendly. We enjoyed a beautiful game... More 

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Botlierskop, Marketing at Botlierskop Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Good Day, Thank you for your positive feedback and time, sharing your Botlierskop experience on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay in one of our Luxury Tents. Hope to see you again for a perfect holiday! Kind regards, Alison Nell More 

Gordon's Bay, South Africa
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53 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

Notwithstanding an often wet and cool winter's day, Silas, the guide and driver made the 3 hour day safari informative and entertaining. All the other visitors were American so a good tale to tell back home. Me, I was checking out for a family visit later this year. Good value.

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Botlierskop, Marketing at Botlierskop Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Good day, We are delighted that you enjoyed the Game drive and thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. See you later this year! Kind regards, Alison Nell More 

Vordemwald, Switzerland
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17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2016

We took part of a morning safari drive, driving around for approx. 3 hours. I was a bit disappointed, I felt we drove in the truck so long to see just a few wild animals. The highlight were the giraffes, they even had a baby giraffe. The reserve is really huge, which is great for the animals! The restaurant serving... More 

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Botlierskop, Marketing at Botlierskop Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Good day, Thanks for visiting us at Botlierskop Private Game Reserve. We regret that you were a bit disappointed in the Game Drive, but glad you enjoyed the rest of your "Botlierskop-experience". Your feedback is integral to our ability to continue to improve our service. Kind regards, Alison Nell More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
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192 reviews
141 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2016

Botlierskop is an amazing lodge set in beautiful rolling hills above Mossel Bay. The rooms were incredibly comfortable and the food at the lodge was great. The Little Brak River goes right by the lodges and there is a grassy area between the main lodge and the river that a lot of the animals like to graze at. Our rooms... More 

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Botlierskop, Marketing at Botlierskop Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Good day, Thanks for your wonderful comments! We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us as well as the Game Drive. Your feedback is integral to our ability to continue to improve our service. Hope to see you soon on a Horseback Safari! Kind regards, Alison Nell More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2016

Excellent accommodation, food was superb with a great choice and cooked in front of you..safari drive was excellent. Staff and guides were very friendly and helpful, an superb location with spectacular views..

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