Friday, 26 October 2018 14:26

The Village | Botlierskop Game Reserve

The newest addition to the Botlierskop Game Reserveis The Village Lodge.  Overlooking the magnificent Outeniqua Mountain Range, the lodge is set on the landmark Kleinvlei Farm, now part of this picturesue 4,200-hectare, malaria-free reserve.  The Village Lodge is located on the northern side of the Reserve, very close to the historical Friemersheim that was originally a mission station and the site of the slave quarters for Great Brak River.  The Lodge is a harmonious blend of modern and historical houses, some dating back to the 1800s. These have been lovingly restored into spacious rooms with en-suite bathrooms and contemporary country-style interiors.  The family orientated rooms  has its own entrance and patio with a garden or mountain view.

The expansive herb and vegetable gardens surround a focal dam “Watermollen” and “Perdedam” (Grootdrink of Dors) and water flows past the houses in a network of canals. Abundant fresh produce supplies the popular Bellevue Restaurant, formerly the district’s school house, were one of the last pupils of The Bellevue School in 1938 said, that Kleinvlei had one of the strongest athletics teams of all the rural schools in the area.

The lodge is child friendly and all ages are welcome,  aside from sailing paper boats in the canals, young ones will enjoy the playground, spacious lawns, sandpit, swimming pool, tadpole fishing and pony rides, while parents relax at the Botlierskop Bush Spa, take a guided bush trail or horseback safari

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

Standard Room (2 adults)
Full Board Single Per Person Sahring Chils >2 -  5 yr Child 6 - 12
01 May '19 - 30 Sep '19 R4 185 R2 790 R 870 R1 450
01 Oct '19 - 30 Apr '20 R5 690 R3 790 R1 180 R1 970
01 May '20  -30 Sep '20 R 4 185 R2 790 R 870 R1 450
01 Oct '20 - 30 Nov  '20 R5 690 R3 790 R1 180 R1 970
Half Board (DBB+ 1 GD) Single Per Person Sahring Chils >2 -  5 yr Child 6 - 12
01 May '19 - 30 Sep '19 R2 985 R1 990 R 590 R 990
01 Oct '19 - 30 Apr '20 R4 390 R2 930 R 910 R1 525
01 May '20  -30 Sep '20 R2 985 R1 990 R 590 R 990
01 Oct '20 - 30 Nov  '20 R4 390 R2 930 R 910 R1 525
Luxury Room (2 adults Rand max 1 Child) & Family rooms (min 2 adults and max 2 children)
Full Board Single Per Person Sahring Chils >2 -  5 yr Child 6 - 12
01 May '19 - 30 Sep '19 R4 165 R2 995 R 900 R1 495
01 Oct '19 - 30 Apr '20 R6 020 R4 015 R1 205 R2 005
01 May '20  -30 Sep '20 R4 165 R2 995 R 900 R1 495
01 Oct '20 - 30 Nov '20 R6 020 R4 015 R1 205 R2 005
Half Board (DBB+ 1 GD) Single Per Person Sahring Chils >2 -  5 yr Child 6 - 12
01 May '19 - 30 Sep '19 R3 195 R2 130 R 640 R 1 065
01 Oct '19 - 30 Apr '20 R4 690 R3 125 R 940 R1 565
01 May '20  -30 Sep '20 R3 195 R2 130 R 640 R1 065
01 Oct '20 - 30 Nov  '20 R4 690 R3 125 R 940 R1 565
Superior Room (2 adults and 1 child)
Full Board Single Per Person Sahring Chils >2 -  5 yr Child 6 - 12
01 May '19 - 30 Sep '19 R4 805 R3 205 R 960 R1 600
01 Oct '19 - 30 Apr '20 R6 335 R4 225 R1 265 R2 110
01 May '20  -30 Sep '20 R4 805 R3 205 R 960 R1 600
01 Oct '20 - 30 Nov  '20 R6 335 R4 225 R1 265 R2 110
Half Board (DBB+ 1 GD) Single Per Person Sahring Chils >2 -  5 yr Child 6 - 12
01 May '19 - 30 Sep '19 R3 500 R2 335 R 700 R1 165
01 Oct '19 - 30 Apr '20 R5 015 R3 340 R1 005 R1 670
01 May '20  -30 Sep '20 R3 500 R2 335 R 700 R1 165
01 Oct '20 - 30 Nov  '20 R5 015 R3 340 R1 005 R1 670

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Set against the backdrop of the Outeniqua Mountain Range, TheVillage @Botlierskop is perfectly located for your dream holiday. The old houses dating back to 1800, are been restored to its original state with very spacious en-suite rooms with an electric rustic Village interior.
Restaurant on site and can be booked for individual couples or family groups

The Village has a full Restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with a bar and swimming pool. This Restaurant is child and family friendly.
Daily transportation to and from Botlierskop through the Reserve is available to all Village guests. (Please book in advance at Reception).
Kindly note that check-in time is at 14:00 but if your package includes lunch kindly be advised that lunch is served from 12:30, which is also the time you need to arrive at The Village Lodge to enjoy one of our mouth watering meals available on our menu. We have various packages available and rates can differ between seasons.

Terms & Conditions

Payment
  • Full payment 30 days prior to arrival unless company has an account
Driver & Guide Policy:
  • 16-22 paying guests - 1 single room free
  • 48-32 paying guests -  2 single rooms free
Cancellation Policy:
  • 45 days prior to travel date 15% of total cost
  • 44-30 days prior to travel date 25% of total cost
  • 29-22 days prior to travel date 50% of total cost
  • 21-00 days prior to travel date 100% of total cost
  • NO SHOW 100% of total cost
Kids of all ages welcome

IMPORTANT DATES & SURCHARGES
25-Dec  R100 per person (3-12 kids 50% charge) Christmas lunch/dinner
31-Dec  R100 per person (3-12 kids 50% charge) New years eve dinner

******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******

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.

Just 6.4 km from the original Botlierskop Game Reserve lies the newest addition to the family – The Village Lodge, remote enough for a country escape, near enough for a wonderful day out. Offering magnificent views of the majestic Outeniqua Mountains, the Lodge is set on the landmark Kleinvlei Farm, which now forms part of this picturesque 4,200-hectare, malaria-free Reserve. The child-friendly, 16-bedroom Village Lodge is located on the northern side of the Reserve, close to the historical Friemersheim, the original mission station and site of the slave quarters for Great Brak River.

The Village is a harmonious collection of new and vintage houses, some dating back to the 1800s. Each house is individual in style, but uniform in luxury, style and comfort. These have been lovingly-restored to blend in with their modern, contemporary-country style counterparts. Each unit is en-suite with spacious, light-filled open-plan interiors. There is also a family wing where each of the four suites has its own entrance and patio with either a garden or mountain view.

The expansive herb and vegetable gardens are laid out in a wagon-wheel formation with central focal dams Watermollen (Watermill) and Perdedam (Horse Dam) – also known as Grootdrink of Dors (Large Drink or Thirsty). The water flows past the houses in a series of canals.

The abundant fresh produce that’s lovingly coaxed from these gardens supplies the popular Bellevue Restaurant, formerly the district’s school house. Local legend has it that one of the last pupils of The Bellevue School in 1938 maintained that Kleinvlei had one of the strongest athletics team of all the rural schools in the area.

The Village Lodge is child friendly and all ages are welcome. Aside from sailing paper boats in the canals, your young ones can enjoy the playground, spacious lawns, sandpit, swimming pool, tadpole fishing and pony rides, while you take time out to relax at the Botlierskop Bush Spa, go on a guided bush trail or horseback safari.

The Village has a total of 13 double rooms and 3 family units with 2bedroom units and is ideal for families or 3 persons sharing. Each house has got a rich history from the area as well as a private entrance with a patio and parking close to the room.

 Standard rooms
90 degree views over valley. Large bedrooms with king/twin beds and en-suite bathroom (shower only) with small lounge area. Fireplace, mini bar

  • Fully-stocked mini-bar, tea and coffee station
  • Outdoor lounge area with comfortable seating
  • Indoor fireplace, electric blanket and air-conditioning
  • En-suite bathroom with shower only, guest amenities, bathrobes and slippers
 
 Luxury rooms
180 degree views over valley & gardens. Bedroom with king/twin beds with en-suite bathroom
(shower and bath) with lounge area. Fireplace, mini bar and more

  • Fully-stocked mini-bar, tea and coffee station
  • Spacious indoor and outdoor lounge area
  • Indoor fireplace, electric blanket and air-conditioning
  • En-suite bathroom with shower and bath, guest amenities, bathrobes and slippers
  Family rooms
 Main bedroom with king/twin beds with en-suite bathroom (shower and bath) with small lounge and a 2nd
bedroom for children with twin beds and en-suite bathroom (shower only) ideal for 3rd person sharing option as well.
(Rooms are priced per unit with max of 2 adults and 2 kids) 360 degree views over the valley with fireplace

  • Fully-stocked mini-bar, spacious indoor lounge area
  • Patio with comfortable seating and a charming valley view
  • Indoor fireplace, electric blanket and air-conditioning
  • En-suite bathroom with shower and bath, guest amenities, bathrobes and slippers tea & coffee station
  • Unit with 2 bedrooms and one sharing bathroom

 Superior rooms
360 degree views over the valley with large rooms situated in Old farm houses. Bedroom with
king/twin beds with en-suite bathroom (shower and bath) with spacious lounge and fireplace area.

  • Fully-stocked mini-bar, spacious indoor lounge area
  • Patio with comfortable seating and a charming valley view
  • Indoor fireplace, electric blanket and air-conditioning
  • En-suite bathroom with shower and bath, guest amenities, bathrobes and slippers tea & coffee station

 

In-Room Amenities
  • Fireplace
  • Air-con
  • Lounge area
  • Private Patio
  • Coffee & Tea Facilities Mini
  • bar in room Telephone
  • En-suite bathroom Guest
  • amenities Bathrobe &
  • Slippers Mosquito netts
Check in 14:00  Check out 11:00

Facilities
Bellevue Restaurant: 
   The Village Lodge has a child and family friendly restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with bar area.
Internet / WIFI:   
WiFi available in all rooms and restaurant for accommodation guests free of charge.
Swimming Pool:   
Close to the Restaurant and a fountain sprinklers for smaller kids.
Kids Playground:   
Kids all wages are welcome and the kids playground includes a sandpit, frog (tadpoles) fishing, guided game drives and paper boats in the canal and may more.
Kids Club:  
     Kids can join the CLUB and follow the daily program provided including frog (tadpoles) fishing, paper boats in the canal, gardening, junior ranger on safari, clay play and may more. This is inclusive for full board packages but can also be joined by other accommodation kids at additional fee
Tennis Court:  
At Botlierskop main lodge ~Transfer through the reserve available daily.
Bush Spa:         
At Botlierskop main lodge ~Transfer through the reserve available daily.
Babysitting:     
Although kids of all ages are welcome on the game drives we do offer this service at an additional R150 per hour.

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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