Botlierskop Tented Lodge

Botlierskop Tented Lodge

Set in the foothills of the magnificent Outeniqua Mountains and surrounded by the unspoiled beaches of the Indian Ocean, Botlierskop Private Game Reserve ensures a truly unique safari experience.

The reserve is situated on a 3000ha game farm and comprises of over 26 different species of animals and a wide variety of birds. Wildlife at the reserve includes the rare black Impala, Rhino, Lion, Buffalo, Giraffe, Mountain Zebra and Eland.

Botlierskop Private Game Reserves' Tented Accommodation is situated close to the Moordkuil River in the Garden Route.

Please note children ages 6 and older are welcome. 

Rooms and Suites

The 21 suites are equipped with a mini bar, telephone, safe, coffee & tea making facilities, electrical blanket, heater/air-con, guest amenities, bath robe, 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.

Each tented suite has been carefully incorporated into the surrounding Western Cape bushveld while a canopy of African trees provide vital shade.

Cuisine and Wine

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.


The heated rim-flow swimming 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.

If you have any cropped up energy or just want to relax, please feel free to make use of the 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.

Activities Overview

Game Drives; A real Garden Route Safari experience! Enjoy close encounters with Rhinoceros, Lions (100ha enclosure), Buffalo, Giraffe, the rare Black Impala, Golden Wildebeest, Mountain Zebra, Hippos and more! Our Game Reserve is 3500ha and comprises of over 26 different species of animals and more than 200 bird species.

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+).

Walking 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.

Spa and Wellness

The Spa situated on the riverbank surrounded by magnificent mountain scenery consists of two treatment rooms named Fauna and Flora. The interior matches the exterior, bringing nature indoor but with a touch of elegance and comfort. Expect and experience the expertise of a professional therapists and relax with a massage catering to your every need in a serene environment.

So take a step back, breathe and let them pamper you, while surrounded by nature! A true African experience!

Spa treatments available;

  • Massage Treatments
  • African Massage Treatments
  • Facials
  • Waxing
  • Hands & Feet
  • Kiddies Spa Menu
Map Of Lodge

-34.02949809472128, 22.143046092242002

Rates Include
  • Tented Accommodation.
  • Welcome drink and snack.
  • Morning game drive.
  • Afternoon game drive.
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily.
  • Beverages & Snacks on game drives.
Rates Exclude
  • Conservation Fees.
  • Drinks
  • Spa treatments.
  • Telephone.
  • Facsimile.
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Trading Post purchases.
  • Gratuities.
  • Air and road transfers.
  • Babysitting that might be required.
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