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Welcome to Botlierskop Private Game Reserve

Situated between the magnificent Outeniqua Mountains and unspoiled beaches of the Indian ocean, in the heart of the Garden Route, lies the 3500 ha Botlierskop Private Game Reserve in the Western Cape ensuring its visitors of a unique South African Safari experience. Our Safari Park is only a 4.5-hour scenic drive from Cape Town, the Mother City of South Africa, between Mossel Bay and George.  This malaria free, family owned and privately operated garden route game lodge is home to an abundance of animals including 4 of the Big 5, rare antelope species and unique bird life.

DAY VISITORS and OVERNIGHT guests are welcome to visit the reserve for various overnight accommodation options or just visit us for a day to experience a large variety of unique activities.

Also view our sister lodge, Madi-Madi Karoo Safari Lodge hidden in a secluded valley outside of Oudsthoorn (under 2 hours from Botlierskop) to experience one of the ancient and remote corners of the Little Karoo.

Madi-Madi Karoo Safari Lodge

Botlierskop Accommodation Options

Botlierskop offers Luxury Tented Accommodation as well as rooms in The Manor House. The Tented suites and Manor house rooms are within walking distance from the main lodge.  Guests can choose between these two accommodation options while they will still make use of the Main Lodge facilities and The Fireplace Restaurant. We regret no children under the age of 5.  Self-catering Accommodation is coming soon.

Tented Lodge

Our 17 luxury tented suites are situated close to the Moordkuil River.  Each tented suite has been carefully incorporated into the surrounding Western Cape bush veld while a canopy of African trees provide vital shade.


Manor House

The 7 Manor House Rooms 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 Game Reserve. Guests make use of the Main Lodge facilities.


Zorgfontein Self-Catering

COMING SOON… The Projected opening date is October 2015.  With upmarket self-catering accommodation guests can still enjoy all the activities that Botlierskop has to offer from the Day Visitors Centre.


Botlierskop Day Visitor Activities

Day visitors are also welcome to join our various activities on offer. All day activities depart from The Bishop Safari Lodge. There is also a restaurant that serves light meals and drinks during lunch time.

Botlierskop Group Properties

Other Lodges part of the Botlierskop Group, not on the Botlierskop Private Game Reserve. Madi-Madi Karoo Safari Lodge located outside of Oudtshoorn and Fathala Wildlife Reserve in Senegal West Africa.

The 5000 ha Madi-Madi Karoo Safari Lodge, 1 hour from Oudtshoorn at Dysselsdorp, offers luxury accommodation and exclusiveness in an exceptional setting.  Smaller game & 13 km stretch of Kammanassie River can be expected.


Fathala Wildlife Reserve in Senegal, West Africa, consists of approximately 6000 hectares of original and protected forest. Guests can stay inluxury tented accommodation and see the rare Giant Eland amongst all other game, on drives.


Zorgfontein Eco and Wildlife Reserve specializes in horse breeding and horseback riding adventures.  They are also involved with saving wildlife like Rhino’s and offer walking with lions and elephant back rides as an awareness activity.