Activities at Botlierskop

Botlierskop Activities

Guided Game Drives Fishing Horseback Safaris
Elephant Back Ride Walk with African Lions Elephant Feeding
Bush Walk Botlierskop Bush Spa  

Guided Game Drive

A real Garden Route Safari, experience close encounters with Rhinoceros, Lions (100 ha enclosure), Buffalo, Giraffe, rare Black Impala, Mountain Zebra, Eland and Elephants (trained) and more. The game reserve is 3000 ha and comprises of over 26 different species of animals and more than 200 bird species. We offer a 3 hour guided safari in the morning and afternoon. View Pricing

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Horseback Safaris

Saddle up for a horseback safari and escape to the majestic mountain valleys and beautiful fynbos for a 1, 2 or 3 hour ride and experience nature like never before. Experience our diverse plant communities including woodlands, coastal and mountain fynbos and renosterveld and spot free roaming wildlife. To guarantee this, we recommend the 3 hour ride. View Pricing

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Horseback OUTRIDE is only for experienced riders and include a snack stop; Duration +/- 3.5 hours. Please enquire for more information

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Elephant Back Ride

Experience a real African thrill on an elephant’s back. During the ride, the guide shares interesting facts about these giants. Touch and photograph these truly amazing animals, marvel at their intelligence or simply sit back and reflect on this unusually harmonious relationship in a beautiful environment. You have an option of a 1 hour or 30 minute back ride. View Pricing

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Elephant Feeding

Touch and feed Sam, Tsotsi and little Tsima and get firsthand experience of the African Elephant. Your highly trained Elephant Guides will assist with the feeding of a variety of fresh fruit and pellets, while giving you endless and interesting information about the elephant family. The duration of this daily activity is 20-30 minutes. View Pricing

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Guided Bush Trail

Experience and enjoy the Garden Route's abundant fauna and flora on foot. Follow a 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 and the wonderful medicinal values of the unique plants endemic to this area. Listen to nature as it whispers in your ears while tracking birds, such as Knysna Touraco, African Fish-eagle, Jackal Buzzard and the Black Harrier. View Pricing

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Botlierskop Bush Spa

At Botlierskop, where heaven meets earth at the end of each day, relax and enjoy being pampered in our new Spa. The Spa situated on the riverbank surrounded by magnificent mountain scenery consists of two treatment rooms named Fauna and flora. So take a step back, breath and let us pamper you, while surrounded by nature! A true African experience!!! View Pricing

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Walking with African Lions

A once in a life time experience... Walk alongside Africa's most majestic predator. The "walking with lions" encounter is an opportunity to interact with young lions. Our African lion walks take approximately one hour to complete - depending on how fast the lions are prepared to amble - and a maximum of eight - ten guests (1.5 meter or taller) can be hosted on each excursion.

No leashes, No Collars, just a natural African Lion Adventure...

This activity is an opportunity to accompany them on foot in their natural habitat. These lions offer guests an unparalleled experience and insight into the behaviour of this species. The close interaction with lions strengthens mutual respect and extends understanding and feelings for conservation. It is fully supervised and professionally managed by an experienced team. GUEST'S height must be of 1.5 meter and taller. 

The lions are unrestricted and roam free as you join them on a walk through fynbos vegetation and African Bush. These twice-a-day catwalks, which are strictly controlled by guides, are quite comfortable and slow to allow you to see how the lions interact and play. We walk with both white and tawny lions, separately, and a specific lion colour cannot be requested. View Pricing

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Fishing

* Accommodation Guests Only
Try your hand at fishing with an experienced guide or ask your guide to arrange a fishing rod and tackle. Species you are likely to catch are Blue Carp, Largemouth Bass and Fresh Water Eels. A rod fee of R80 will be charged as well as a R50 deposit which will be refunded if all equipment is safely returned. Strictly catch and release. View Pricing

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