Activities at Botlierskop Private Game Reserve

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.

Game Drive, Horseback Safari and Spa Special

Guided Game Drives 

White Rhino - 4x4 Guided 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.  Book a Sundowner Drive or Private Drive.

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Horseback Safaris

Garden Route Horseback Safari

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+).

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Horseback Outrides

Horseback Rides

The outrides are adventures and are rarely on marked roads but through thick bushes and over mountainous terrain at working speed which makes this ride ideal for game viewing on horseback. Guests can see Rhino, Giraffe, Zebra, Elephants, Buffalo and so much more.  The Horseback Out-rides are 3.5 hours and are available for experienced riders only

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Guided Bush Trails

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.

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Botlierskop Bush Spa

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! 

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Other Activities Nearby

Walk With African Lions

Walk with Lions

A once in a life time experience... Walk alongside Africa's most majestic preditor.
The lion walks take approximately one hour to complete - depending on how fast the lions are prepared to amble - and a maximum of eight guests can be hosted on each excursion.
No leashes, No Collars, just a natural African Adventure...

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White Shark Diving & Tours

Great White Shark Tours

If you are one of those... who would like to come just that little bit closer to experience the Great White Shark in its natural environment above or under water… This is just for you!
Join us on a tour that will leave you adrenalized and exhilarated both physically and mentally!

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On Site Activities for Accommodation Guests Only


Fishing at Botlierksop

Try your hand at fishing with an experienced guide or 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 rod fee of R80.00 will be charged as well as a R50.00 deposit which will be refunded if all equipment is safely returned. 

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Tennis at Botlierskop

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 daily.

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Canoeing and Kayaking at Botlierskop

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.

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Kids Activities for Accommodation Guests Only

All activities above are suitable for children 6 and older except for the catwalk. Children need to be 1.5 meters and taller to take part in this activity. Kids can take part in Horseback Safari's and Guided Game drives.  The Fishing excursion, Junior ranger program and Kids Spa Treatments is ideal for your kids.

Guided Fishing Excursion

Guided Fishing at Botlierskop

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

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Spa Kids

Botlierskop Spa for Kids

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

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Junior Ranger Program

Junior Ranger Program at Botlierskop

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

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