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. Guests who book any day activities will receive a FREE pass for the day to the leisure area. Guests can bring their own towels or rent towels from reception.
GUIDED GAME DRIVES
A real Garden Route Safari experience! Enjoy close encounters with Rhinoceros, Lions, Elephants, Buffalo, Cheetah, 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
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. Explore our diverse plant life including woodlands, coastal and mountain fynbos and spot free roaming wildlife (cannot be guaranteed). All experience levels welcome (child 7+).
The Outrides are adventures and are rarely on marked roads but through thick bushes and over mountainous terrain at working speed which makes these rides 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.
Experience and enjoy the Garden Route’s abundant fauna and floraon foot. Follow a Botlierskop field ranger as he tracks for 2 ½ hours through diverse habitats such as coastal renosterveldt and Cape fynbos. You’ll have the 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.
Exclusively housed in its own building, Fijnebos Spa promises to give you the ultimate in tranquillity, privacy and sublime relaxation. With all the sumptuous style, comfort and attention to detail you’ve come to expect at Botlierskop. Tented Lodge guests have free access to heated pool and gym while day visitors and other Botlierskop lodges guests have access when booking a treatment.
Veterinary procedures involve darting the animal with a specially-formulated anaesthetic by our wildlife vet. Various procedures involving elephants and lions are scheduled. Funds are donated towards the AWCF to continue their conservation projects in Africa.
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 is 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.
All activities above are suitable for children 6 and older. Kids can take part in Horseback Safaris and Guided Game Drives. The Fishing excursion, Junior Ranger Programme 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.
Botlierskop Private Game Reserve is sensitive to the uncertainties and fears being experienced by guests planning to travel. We completely understand that they may currently feel uncomfortable travelling.
Botlierskop would like to encourage our guests to continue booking. We have implemented all precautions available to ensure our guests will have a safe stay. We will continue to update you as the situation unfolds but for now, Botlierskop is still fully operational. All bookings that are cancelled by Botlierskop due to possible closure in the future will be 100% refundable or postponed to a later date.
Disinfectant sprays are offered to all guests from arrival at the gate.
Guests with flu-like symptoms are urged not to travel and guest’s fever will be tested before entering the gate. All game viewing vehicles are sanitized before a drive. Restaurant furniture, tables, condiments and utensils are all disinfected after each seating. Rooms are disinfected before check-in and spa beds and furniture disinfected after each treatment.
A minimum distance of 1 meter between guests and staff will be enforced.
Waiters have disinfected spray available at all times for guest and staff to use. No touching or handshaking and strict control of staff with flu-like symptoms. Kitchen disinfectants are also doubled.
Private Isolated Bush Villas are also available for a safe family holiday with no human interaction as well as private game drives that is on offer for all guests (linking to bush villa page and private game drives-on day safari page)
Together we can all help to flatten the curve of COVID-19