Tented Lodge | Botlierskop Game Reserve

Botlierskop Private Game Reserves' luxury tented lodgeis situated close to the Moordkuil River in the Garden Route. Each tented suite has been carefully incorporated into the surrounding Western Cape Safari bushveld while a canopy of African trees provide vital shade. The 21 suites are equipped with a minibar, telephone, safe, coffee & tea making facilities, electrical blanket, heater/air-con, guest amenities, bathrobe, slippers and have their own private deck. Raised wooden walkways connect each of the tents to the Main Lodge with its spacious lounge and open plan Fireplace Restaurant that leads onto an outside open wooden deck. Please note children ages 6 and older are welcome. 

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

Full Board Package

Details 1 May 2019 to 30 Sep 2019
Luxury Tented Suites Single R4 840
Luxury/Family Tented Suite - per person per night sharing R3 225
Luxury/Family Tented Suite - Child between 6-12 R1 615
Deluxe Tented Suites - Single R5 525
Deluxe Tented Suites  - per person per night sharing R3 685
Deluxe Tented Suite -  Child between 6-12 R1 840
(Conservation fees not included)
Details 1 Oct 2019 to 30 Apr 2020
Luxury Tented Suites Single R7 065
Luxury/Family Tented Suite - per person per night sharing R4 710
Luxury/Family Tented Suite - Child between 6-12 R2 355
Deluxe Tented Suites - Single R7 715
Deluxe Tented Suites  - per person per night sharing R5 145
Deluxe Tented Suite -  Child between 6-12 R2 570
Executive  Suites with Jacuzzi - Single R13 285
Executive  Suites with Jacuzzi  per person per night sharing R6 645
Executive  Suites with Jacuzzi   Child between 6-12 R3 320
Details 1 May 2020 to 30 Sep 2020
Luxury Tented Suites Single R5 225
Luxury/Family Tented Suite - per person per night sharing R3 485
Luxury/Family Tented Suite - Child between 6-12 R1 740
Deluxe Tented Suites - Single R5 905
Deluxe Tented Suites  - per person per night sharing R3 940
Deluxe Tented Suite -  Child between 6-12 R1 970
Executive  Suites with Jacuzzi  - Single R10 295
Executive  Suites with Jacuzzi  per person per night sharing R5 150
Executive  Suites with Jacuzzi   Child between 6-12 R2 575
Details 1 Oct 2020 to 30 Nov 2020
Luxury Tented Suites Single R7 650
Luxury/Family Tented Suite - per person per night sharing R5 100
Luxury/Family Tented Suite - Child between 6-12 R2 550
Deluxe Tented Suites - Single R8 335
Deluxe Tented Suites  - per person per night sharing R5 555
Deluxe Tented Suite -  Child between 6-12 R2 780
Executive  Suites with Jacuzzi  - Single R14 210
Executive  Suites with Jacuzzi per person per night sharing R7 105
Executive  Suites with Jacuzzi  Child between 6-12 R3 550

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

**please note that we do not allow any children under the age of 6.

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

Family Tented Suites min of 2 adults and 2 children
Luxury Tented Suites max of 1 child extra with 2 adults sharing
Executive Suite with Jacuzzi max of 2 children extra with 2 adults sharing

Value ads: 

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

Half Board Package

Details 1 May 2019 to 30 Sep 2019
Luxury Tented Suites Single R3 720
Luxury/Family Tented Suite - per person per night sharing R2 480
Luxury/Family Tented Suite - Child between 6-12 R1 240
Deluxe Tented Suites - Single R4 350
Deluxe Tented Suites  - per person per night sharing R2 900
Deluxe Tented Suite -  Child between 6-12 R1 450
Executive Tented Suites - Single R7 045
Executive Tented Suite per person per night sharing R3 525
Executive Tented Suite  Child between 6-12 NA
Details 1 Oct 2019 to 30 Apr 2020
Luxury Tented Suites Single R5 695
Luxury/Family Tented Suite - per person per night sharing R3 795
Luxury/Family Tented Suite - Child between 6-12 R1 800
Deluxe Tented Suites - Single R6 320
Deluxe Tented Suites  - per person per night sharing R4 215
Deluxe Tented Suite -  Child between 6-12 R2 105
Executive Tented Suites - Single R9 685
Executive Tented Suite per person per night sharing R4 845
Executive Tented Suite  Child between 6-12 NA
Details 1 May 2020 to 30 Sep 2020
Luxury Tented Suites Single R4 025
Luxury/Family Tented Suite - per person per night sharing R2 685
Luxury/Family Tented Suite - Child between 6-12 R1 565
Executive Tented Suites - Single R7 610
Executive Tented Suite per person per night sharing R3 805
Executive Tented Suite  Child between 6-12 NA
Details 1 Oct 2020 to 30 Nov 2020
Luxury Tented Suites Single R6 155
Luxury/Family Tented Suite - per person per night sharing R4 105
Luxury/Family Tented Suite - Child between 6-12 R2 050
Deluxe Tented Suites - Single R6 830
Deluxe Tented Suites  - per person per night sharing R4 555
Deluxe Tented Suite -  Child between 6-12 R2 275
Executive Tented Suites - Single R10 465
Executive Tented Suite per person per night sharing R5 230
Executive Tented Suite  Child between 6-12 NA

Half Board & 1 Game drive (Beverages for own account but included on game drives)

******Conservation fees: The conservation of Botlierskop Game Reserve and fauna is a priority. Rising operational costs of security personnel and anti-poaching activities that the reserve acquired in 2018 forced us to start implementing these fees. Your conservation fee is ring-fenced to help us strengthen biodiversity and protect our rhinos’. Conservation fee of R200 per room per stay from 1 October 2019 ****** 

Package includes: Arrival drink and snack, dinner, breakfast, 1 Game drive including snacks and drinks. 

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

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BOTLIERSKOP TENTED SUITES

  • Tented suites located around the river areas
  • Guests are transported by Golf Cart
LUXURY TENTED SUITES:  

• King-sized 4-poster beds with mosquito nets and sumptuous linens
• Bathroom with deep oval baths and private open-air showers
• Fully-stocked mini-bar and electronic safe
• Coffee & tea station, sherry and fruit bowl, telephone
• Hairdryer, guest amenities, bathrobes and slippers
• Private patio with cushioned seating

Config: Twin or Double (2 adults + 1 child 6-12yr)

DELUXE TENTED SUITES:  

• King-sized 4-poster beds with mosquito nets and sumptuous linens
• Bathroom with deep oval baths and private open-air showers
• Fully-stocked mini-bar and electronic safe
• Coffee & tea station, sherry and fruit bowl, telephone
• Hairdryer, guest amenities, bathrobes and slippers
• Private patio with cushioned seating with views of river in a distance

 Config: Twin or Double (2 adults + 1 child 6-12yr)

EXECUTIVE & FAMILY SUITES:  

• King-sized 4-poster beds with mosquito nets and sumptuous linens
• Spacious lounge converted to day beds when kids are sharing
• Bathroom with deep oval baths and private glass open-air showers
• Fully-stocked mini-bar and electronic safe
• Coffee & tea station, sherry and fruit bowl, telephone
• Hairdryer, guest amenities, bathrobes and slippers
• Private patio with cushioned seating and splash pool (Executive Suite only)
 

Config: Double only (2 adults) /  Double only (2 adults + 3 children 6-14yr) 

 
ROOM FACILITIES
  • Mosquito Nets 
  • Mini Bar 
  • Coffee & Tea Facilities 
  • Electrical Blanket 
  • Air-conditioner 
  • Hairdryer 
  • Bathrobes and Slippers
 
 
  • Indoor Bath 
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Swimming Towels 
  • Telephone 
  • Electronic Safe 
  • Sherry & Fruit Bowl 
  • Indoor Bath

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.

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)
Children (6-12)
  • Kids ages 6 and older welcome @ accommodation
  • Child rate: Children 6-12 pays half price as per child rate above only if sharing with a minimum of 1 adult
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

Your conservation fee is ring-fenced to help us strengthen biodiversity and protect our rhinos’. Conservation fee of R200 per room per stay from 1 October 2019 ******

Day Visitor Centre: Day visitors welcome at Bishop Safari Lodge (separate from overnight guests) Any ages kids welcome here
Additional Info
  • Airport transfers/transport: YES
  • Last renovation: July 2014
  • Free & Secure parking
  • Luggage porter
  • Laundry Service
  • Car wash
 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
Lodge Facilities
  •  Free Wi-fi
  •  2 swimming pools
  •  Bar
  •  Restaurant
  •  Tennis court free
Activities on Site 
  •  Canoeing free
  •  Fishing –rod fee
  •  Horseback safaris
  •  Horseback outrides
  •  Game drives
  •  Bush walks
  •  Swimming pool
  •  Bush spa
Special Kids Activities
  •  Fishing with guide
  •  Kids Spa menu
  •  Junior Ranger program
  •  Canoeing (life jackets)
Nearby
  •  Casino 30 min
  •  Surfing 25 min
  •  Shops 25 min
  •  Golf courses 30 min
  •  Pharmacy 10 min
  •  Beaches 12 min
  •  Private Hospital 30 min

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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