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Western Cape Glamping Experience In South Africa

21st century travel is characterised by trends and dynamics that attract the traveller to experience getaways in new and exciting ways. One such exciting new trend goes by the name “Glamping”. Glamping, a portmanteau (a word blending the sounds and combining the meanings of two others) for glamorous and camping refers to new age camping

Horse Sense At Botlierskop

Taking something of great beauty and passion and developing it into a practical, useful entity has always been present in the vision and all forms of planning at Botlierskop Private Game Reserve. But how do you combine emotion and passion with practicality and usefulness? The answer lies in history, hard work, enough time spent and

Releasing Elephants Into The Wild… Our Story

Elephant Migration From Zimbabwe To Botlierskop. In September 2003 during the time of political instability in Zimbabwe, war veterans invaded Viv’s property. In order to save as many animals as possible, Viv moved some of his animals to the Ranch Hotel near Polokwane (former Pietersburg) in the north of South Africa. The owners of Botlierskop

Fire Up Your Appetite At Botlierskop

At Botlierskop Private Game Reserve, perfection is not an option it is a way of life, and the talented chefs at Botlierskop’s beautiful Fire Place Restaurant embody this principle. They understand that to complement a spectacular day spent exploring the majestic Garden Route area of the Western Cape, an out-of-this-world culinary experience is key. Game

Botlierskop Lions Released Into The Wild

Botlierskop Private Game Reserve has recently released 3 lions into a 1000 hectare portion of land in the reserve. As soon as these lions were released they hunted and made their first kill, taking down a Blue Wildebeest. These 3 lions, which roam 1000 hectares of the 4200 hectare land do so freely. As a

Top Reasons to Visit Botlierskop in Winter

With crackling fireplaces, low season accommodation specials, amazing bird and wildlife sightings and spectacular fynbos in full bloom, winter is, in fact, one of best times of year to visit Botlierskop Private Game Reserve in the Garden Route for the ultimate family getaway. You’re likely to wish this enchanting season will never end. Botlierskop’s luxurious

Meet Botlierskop’s New Hippos

The Botlierskop Private Game Reserve is home to an abundant array of African wildlife and this now includes a bloat of hippos! Yes, a group of hippos is called a bloat…a fitting name for these plump, inflated-looking amphibious mammals that can reach an adult weight of up to four tonnes! The Hippopotamus is the third

Botlierskop’s New Self-Catering Bush Villas

The holiday season brings with it an exciting new development at Botlierskop. Tucked away in a remote enclave of the fynbos-rich, 3500 hectare Botlierskop Private Game Reserve, lies the next step in Botlierskop’s evolution-The Self-Catering Bush Villas. Four breath-taking villas have been lovingly and meticulously crafted with the aim of providing guests with the ultimate

The History Of Botlierskop’s Horses

Exploring the diverse, fynbos-covered landscapes of the Botlierskop reserve on horseback is a unique, South African experience. Knowing that the horses themselves are truly South African and have developed from a long history in the Cape, makes the experience even more authentic. Horses were first introduced to South Africa by Jan van Riebeck at the

The Buffalo Of Botlierskop

Botlierskop is bursting with new buffalo arrivals. Twelve buffalo calves have been born over the last eight months, bringing the sizeable population on the reserve to 65-one of the largest buffalo populations along the garden route! This is a far cry from the initial five buffalo on the reserve back in 2000. The babies won’t