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.
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.
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+).
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
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.
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.
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
All activities above are suitable for children 6 and older. Kids can take part in Horseback Safari's and Guided Game drives. The Fishing excursion, Junior ranger program and Kids Spa Treatments with various massage treatments and face painting opportunity, is ideal for your kids.
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.
African Face Painting options and kids short massage treatments like the giraffe back, neck, and shoulder massage.