Manor House | Botlierskop Game Reserve

The Manor House is within walking distance from the Main Lodge and situatedbetween the Luxury Tented Lodge. It offers 7 en-suite rooms, some with showers; and some with baths and showers. The Manor House has it’s own pool and Guests can make use of the Lodge Facilities, including the Fireplace Restaurant. Children 6 and older welcome.

Rates inclusive of 15% VAT • South African Rands • Subject to Availability

Full Board Package

Full board & 2 Game drive (Beverages for own account but includid on game drives)

Package includes: Arrival drink and snack, lunch, dinner, breakfast, 2 Game drive including snacks and drinks.

Value ads:
Stay 2 days: complementary bird hide experience; swop one game drive for a horseback safari (1h or 2h)
Stay 3 days: complementary bird hide experience x2; swop game drive for horseback safari and game drive for a 1 hour Spa massage treatment

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The newly renovated air-conditioned Manor House Suites on the reserve are located in the original old farm house, dating back to the mid 1800’s, with views of the plains of Botlierskop and is located close to the Botlierskop Tented lodge. At the Manor House we do accept children under the ages of 6. The 4 bedroom suites in the Manor House consists of Luxury Suites, each with it’s own patio and TV. With a fireplace in the spacious public lounge area as well as outdoors in the courtyard, the Manor House is ideal for large families or for a group of friends. Also enquire for the rate per night for entire Manor House and your private butler.

LUXURY MANOR HOUSE ROOMS: 2 ROOMS

Luxury Manor House Rooms are elegantly decorated in a contemporary country-style with mosquito nets and a small separate lounge area. It is fully equipped with mini bar, coffee and tea making facilities, telephone, TV, DSTV with selected Movie Magic & sport channels, DVD player, safe, electrical blanket, heater/air-con, guest amenities, bath robes, slippers and en-suite bathroom with shower only. The patio overlooks the plains of Botlierskop with a chance of viewing Western Cape Safari wildlife.
Config: Double (2 adults + 1 child 6-12yr)

FAMILY MANOR HOUSE ROOMS: 2 ROOMS


The bedrooms are elegantly decorated in a contemporary country-style with mosquito nets and a separate lounge area with sleeper couches for kids. It is fully equipped with mini bar, coffee & tea facilities, microwave, telephone, TV, DSTV with selected Movie Magic & sport channels, DVD player, safe, electrical blanket, heater/air-con, guest amenities, bath robes, slippers and en-suite bathroom with shower only. The patio overlooks the Western Cape Safari plains of Botlierskop with a chance of viewing game.
Config: Double (2 adults + 2 child 6-12yr)
~luxury rooms has 3 connecting rooms~

STABLE MANOR HOUSE ROOMS: 3 ROOMS


The Stable Manor House Rooms are located at the back of the Manor house close to the horse stables with partial views of the Western Cape Safari plains, elegantly decorated in a contemporary country-style with mosquito nets and a small lounge area. It is fully equipped with mini bar, coffee & tea making facilities, telephone, safe, electrical blanket, heater/air-con, guest amenities, bath robes, slippers and en-suite bathroom with bath and shower. Each room has it's own outdoor patio where guests can relax.
Config: Twin or Double (2 adults + 1 child 6-12yr)
~stable rooms has 3 connecting rooms~
Manor house guests makes use of Main lodge facilities

IN ROOM AMENITIES
  • Mosquito Nets
  • Electronic Safe
  • Coffee & Tea Facilities
  • Sherry and Fruit Bowl
  • Air-conditioning
  • Lounge Area with TV
  • Shower Only
  • Bathrobe and Slippers
  • Hairdryer
  • Telephone
LOCATION
7 km off the N2 between Mossel Bay and George at Little Brak River.
4 hours from Cape Town 25 min from George Airport

ADDITIONAL INFO
  • Airport transfers/transport: YES
  • Last renovation: July 2014
  • Free & Secure parking
  • Luggage porter
  • Laundry Service
  • Car wash
  • Credit Cards excepted

The Fire Place Restaurant

The Fire Place Restaurant is situated on a hilly outcrop with uninterrupted views of the bush and river. It has a spacious lounge and open plan dining room that lead out onto a wooden deck. At dinner guests can indulge in fire cooked meals and to round off the evening, they can experience the rhythms of African men and their jembe drums. .

Swimming Pool

The heated rim-flow pool at the main lodge, with it's breath-taking views of the valley below, is balm for the soul. The large open-air deck seamlessly integrates the Fauna & Flora. The Manor House non-heated swimming pool overlook the plains and animal sightings are common.

Tennis Court

If you have any cropped up energy or just want to relax, please feel free to make use of our tennis court situated at the foot of the Botlierskop hilltop. The tennis court can be used during the day or evening as it is equipped with lights. Tennis equipment can be hired from Botlierskop.

Free WiFi

Botlierskop offers free internet at the lodge (no internet available in the rooms) and have 2 Swimming pools, Tennis Court and a Bush Spa.

  • Botlierskop Bush Spa

At Botlierskop Game Reserve, where heaven meets earth at the end of each day, relax and enjoy being pampered in our Spa. The Spa situated on the riverbank surrounded by magnificent mountain scenery consists of two treatment rooms named Fauna and Flora.

Activities
  • Guided Game Drives
  • Fishing
  • Horseback Safaris
  • Elephant Back Ride
  • Picnic With Elephants
  • Elephant Feeding
  • Bush Walk
  • African Catwalks / Walk With Lions
Fully Board Package
  •  Full Board & 2 Game drive (Beverages for own account but included on game drives)
Cancellation Policy
  • 30 – 21 days prior to arrival – 50%
  • 20 – 0 days prior to arrival – 100%
  • Day visitors: Less than 24 hours 50%
  • Groups 10+:  Less than 48 hour 50%
  • Refunds, if agreed, is subject to a 10% administration fee.
Payment Policy
  • Accommodation:  Full payment unless credit facilities are granted 2 weeks prior to arrival
  • Day visitors: Full payment unless credit facilities are granted 2 weeks prior to arrival
Driver & Guide Policy:

Accommodation:

  • 18-27 paying guests - 1 single room free
  • 28-46 paying guests - 2 single rooms free
Accommodation can be on or off the premises as we have limited rooms available
Additional accommodation can be arranged at nearby guesthouses if room numbers do not qualify for above free rooms

Check in: 14:00 Check out: 11:00

DAY ACTIVITIES FOR DAY VISITOR

Most of our Garden Route Activities are offered for day visitors as well but there are some for overnight guests only.  Please also see special overnight kids’ activities as well as age limits on various Botlierskop Activities.  Kindly note that ALL DAY VISITOR activities need to be booked in advance. Overnight guests activities we recommend to be booked before arrival to ensure availability.
Day activities

1 Oct 2018 to 30 Sept 2019

1 Oct 2019 to 30 Sept 2020

Adult Child Adult Child
4x4 Guided Game drive (3h) R 590 R 295 R 625 R 310
Guided Bush Walk (2 hours) no u/6 R 660 R 330 R 710 R 355
Horseback Safari Trail (1/2/3 hours no u/12) per hour R 395 R 395 R 420 R 420
Horseback Outride (3.5 hours) >13 yr + very experienced R2 280 R 2 390
Spa Treatments – brochure available on request.

Activity Times of Departure
ACTIVITIES WINTER (1 MAY - 30 AUG) SUMMER (1 SEP - 31 APR)
AM PM AM PM
Game drives 10:00 14:00 10:00 15:00
Horseback Safari 09:00 hourly Till 14:00 09:00 hourly Till 15:00

Nearby Activities
  • Cat Walk
  • Shark Cage Diving
Guided Game Drives

A real Garden Route Safari experience! Enjoy close encounters with Rhinoceros, Lions, Elephants, Buffalo, Giraffe, the rare Black Impala, Golden Wildebeest, Mountain Zebra, Hippos and more! Our Game Reserve is 4200ha and comprises of over 26 different species of animals and over 200 resident bird species.  Book a Sundowner Drive or Private Drive.

Horseback Safaris

Enjoy an exciting horseback safari and escape to the majestic mountain valleys and beautiful fynbos for a 1, 2 or 3 hour horse ride and experience nature like never before. Experience our diverse plant life including woodlands, coastal and mountain fynbos and spot free roaming wildlife (Cannot be guaranteed).  All experience levels welcome (child 6+).

Horseback Outrides


The Outrides are adventures and are rarely on marked roads but through thick bushes and over mountainous terrain at working speed which makes these ride ideal for game viewing on horseback. Upgrade your package and end off with breakfast, lunch or dinner as optional extra.  The Horseback Outrides are 3.5 hours for experienced riders only.

Guided Bush Trails

Experience and enjoy the Garden Route's abundant fauna and flora on foot. Follow a Botlierskop field ranger as he tracks for 2 ½ hours through diverse habitats such as coastal renosterveldt and Cape fynbos. Chance to see wild animals while exploring the wonders of insects, ecology, birds (Knysna Touraco, African Fish-eagle, Jackal Buzzard and more) and the medicinal values of the plants.


Botlierskop Bush Spa


Relax and enjoy being pampered in our new Botlierskop Bush Spa. The Bush Spa is situated on the riverbank surrounded by magnificent mountain scenery and consists of two treatment rooms named Fauna and Flora. Treatments include African massages, facials, manicures and pedicures.  So take a step back, breath and let us pamper you, while surrounded by nature!

On Site Activities For Accommodation Guests Only
Fishing


Try your hand at fishing with an experienced guide or take off time on your own and ask your guide to arrange a fishing rod and tackle. Fish species you are likely to catch are Blue Carp, Largemouth Bass and Fresh Water Eels. A fishing license fee of R220.00 are charged for this activity.

Tennis


The Botlierskop Tennis court is located below the koppie of the Botlierskop Main Lodge and is ideal if your idea of relaxation is getting some fresh air outdoors and exercise. Guests can rent out the tennis court for an hour or more, day or night.  We will supply tennis rackets and balls.  Available from 09:00am till 17:00pm.

Canoeing


Why not pack a picnic (Provided by Botlierskop) and head down to the Moordkuil River Dam and enjoy a paddle up the 1 km Moodkuil river, passing the tented suites. Enjoy views of the mountains while spotting some bird life and if you're lucky, animals roaming the banks. Life jackets are provided and children are welcome.

Kids Activities For Accommodation Guests Only

Guided Fishing Excursion


Your Botlierskop Ranger will take the kids for fishing (catch and release) while you can relax in your room or at the Botlierskop Lodge.

Spa Kids


African Face Painting options and kids short massage treatments like the giraffe back, neck, and shoulder massage.

Junior Ranger Program


A Ranger will take the children on a walk to identify animal foot prints, fauna and flora. A certificate will be given once complete.

Imagine a romantic and intimate Western Cape Wedding at BotlierskopPrivate Game Reserve, set in the dramatic beauty and tranquillity of the wild African bush. The perfect venue for adding a touch of magic and style to your wedding day. Tranquil, serene and picturesque, providing a natural but very romantic atmosphere.
 
All you need to do is sit back, relax and leave the wedding preparations to us whilst you enjoy relaxing massages, indulge in sunset cocktails and morning or afternoon safaris. Your safari style wedding will be a celebration of love, tradition and unforgettable memories. Whether you are looking for a South African bushveld wedding venue or a wildlife safari honeymoon destination, Botlierskop will treat you to the most luxurious and adventurous experience imaginable. From delightful fine dining meals to luxury tented accommodation and a large variety of activities.
 
Services at Botlierskop include: wedding co-ordinating services, day spa, sauna, swimming pool, honeymoon suite, library, Internet facilities, mini-bar in room, reception, conference room, curio shop, guided game drives, horseback safaris and luxury tented suites.

The Ceremony
You have endless ceremony options to choose from. Celebrate your love on the banks of the river and have the ceremony that every couple dreams of with the sound of flowing water splashing against river pebbles under the shade of majestic trees in the centre of God’s creation. Say your “I do’s” under a romantic arch and surround yourself and your guests with the breathtaking views of Botlierskop. Under our classic white marquees tent, you and your partner can dance the night away.

The Reception
Botlierskop's Wedding Venue offers Cutlery and Crockery, an option for Under Plates and Candle Holders that you can use. We have 2 different types of table cloths with matching linen serviettes. All of the above will be included when having your wedding with us. Our Wedding Coordinator will assist you in organizing a florist to prepare your floral arrangements as well as a DJ/Band for the entertainment. If you'd prefer different colour schemes, we have various rental companies on list to assist you.

Food & Beverages
Botlierskop's Chefs have a variety of menus from buffet style to set menus from 3 course to 5 course meals. You can also combine a plated starter, dessert with a buffet style main course.  The buffet is very traditional with a variety of meats including fillet, kudu, crocodile, chicken and more. The Wedding Coordinator will also suggest different arrival drink options and snacks for the guests before the reception. A fully licensed bar is also available and a bar limit, open or cash bar is possible.

Decoration
Plain off-white or damask embossed tablecloths are available at the reserve, as well as matching serviettes. This linen, as well as crockery and cutlery costs are included in the venue hire and cannot be excluded.

Photography
Your wedding coordinator will assist you in selecting a highly recommended photographer and will  arrange an appointment to meet them. The different price structures will be discussed to assist you in your choice.

The Cake
We have quite a few highly recommended wedding cake suppliers. Your Botlierskop Wedding Coordinator will gladly assist you in choosing your perfect wedding cake and ensure it gets to the venue safely.

Flowers
Flowers can be arranged through a florist in the area. Please advise your Botlierskop Coordinator if you have any specific arrangement ideas or flower preferences in mind. This will ensure an accurate quotation. Guests can hire/obtain their own flowers should they wish to do so.

Entertainment
A musician or DJ can be arranged at an additional cost. Please let us know if you have any specific ideas as to the type of musician(s) you'd prefer to have at your ceremony or reception.
Live entertainment can be arranged at an additional cost like: Drumming, African Dancers and live music.

Co-Ordination Services
The Botlierskop management team is available at no extra cost to you and covers ongoing consultation and assistance with the selection of suitable suppliers and the final execution of the event. Feel free to make your own choices outside of our supplier database.

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