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Botlierskop Private Game Reserve

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Address: Little Brak River | Gonna Kraal Road, Mossel Bay 6053, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 44 696 6055
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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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Great guides and a good first experience with the animals

This is a private game ( farm) reserve over 1,000's of hectares . So it's a big private safari but the animals are there because they've been brought there and some have been... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
BillandEmma
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a private game ( farm) reserve over 1,000's of hectares . So it's a big private safari but the animals are there because they've been brought there and some have been rescued (all good!). Lions, elephants, rhino's and buffalo make up 4 of the big 5, and your room will have roaming wildebeest and impala to keep you... More 

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

Good Morning, Thank you for sharing your Botlierskop experience. We are delighted that you had an amazing time at Botlierskop Private Game Reserve. We appreciate your feedback, positive or negative. it's very important to improve our service. Hope to see you again. Kind regards, Botlierskop Team More 

Mossel Bay, South Africa
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really worth every penny! A gem not to miss if you are in tge area. Truely amazing views and wildlife. Delicious food and wine and friendly staff. Elephant feeds a stone's throw from the restaurant. Curio shop and accommodation available.

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

Good Morning, Thank you for all the compliments and your time writing this 5 star review! Hope to see you again! Alison More 

Knysna, South Africa
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70 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We treated various family members to lunch here. A good variety on the menu and the food is good and very well prepared. The setting is lovely with beautiful views and one can walk with the animals on a guided tour - lots of interesting facts to hear from the guide. Then there is the game drives..... The spa is... More 

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

Good day, Thank you for sharing your experience. We are glad you had a wonderful relaxing time at Botlierskop Private Game Reserve. We hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, Alison More 

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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Went here for light lunch with colleagues. The restaurant has 180 degree view if the field! Very nice.

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

Good Morning, Thank you for choosing Botlierskop Private Game Reserve! We are glad you had an enjoyable time with us! Kind regards, Alison Nell More 

Mossel Bay, South Africa
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10 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Peaceful and tranquil. Safe and relaxing. Great food and friendly service. Beautiful animals, and plentiful! We had a lovely day.

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

Good day, Thank you for this 5star review! We are glad you had a lovely day at Botlierskop Private Game Reserve. Your feedback is very important to improve our service. Kind regards, Alison More 

Dublin, Ireland
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155 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

I wish we could have spent longer here! We arrived in the sun, and were met by staff at the drive. We were escorted through the property and given welcome drink and snacks. We then had time to settle in before the afternoon guide with a wonderful guide (Silas). His passion for the animals and their welfare was outstanding -... More 

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

Good day, Thank you for choosing Botlierskop Private Game Reserve and sharing your heavenly experience. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again in the near future. Kind regards, Alison More 

Charlottesville, Virginia
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98 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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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
5 of 5 bubbles 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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33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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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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