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THE VILLAGE LODGE
CHILD FRIENDLY LODGE

Just 6.4 km from the original Botlierskop Game Reserve lies the newest addition to the family – The Village Lodge, remote enough for a country escape, near enough for a wonderful day out. Offering magnificent views of the majestic Outeniqua Mountains, the Lodge is set on the landmark Kleinvlei Farm, which now forms part of this picturesque 4,200-hectare, malaria-free reserve. The child-friendly, 16-bedroom Village Lodge is located on the northern side of the Reserve, close to the historical Friemersheim, the original mission station and site of the slave quarters for Great Brak River.

The Village is a harmonious collection of new and vintage houses, some dating back to the 1800s. Each house is individual in style, but uniform in luxury, style and comfort. These have been lovingly-restored to blend in with their modern, contemporary-country style counterparts. Each unit is en-suite with spacious, light-filled open-plan interiors. There is also a family wing where each of the four suites has its own entrance and patio with either a garden or mountain view.

The expansive herb and vegetable gardens are laid out in a wagon-wheel formation with central focal dams Watermollen (Watermill) and Perdedam (Horse Dam) – also known as Grootdrink of Dors (Large Drink or Thirsty). The water flows past the houses in a series of canals.

The abundant fresh produce that’s lovingly coaxed from these gardens supplies the popular Bellevue Restaurant, formerly the district’s school house. Local legend has it that one of the last pupils of The Bellevue School in 1938 maintained that Kleinvlei had one of the strongest athletics team of all the rural schools in the area.

The Village Lodge is child friendly and all ages are welcome. Aside from sailing paper boats in the canals, your young ones can enjoy the playground, spacious lawns, sandpit, swimming pool, tadpole fishing and pony rides, while you take time out to relax at the Botlierskop Bush Spa, go on a guided bush trail or horseback safari.

Botlierskop Rhino
The Village Tommys Inn Bathroom
The Village Kathu's Post Room
The Village Outside View

THE VILLAGE LODGE
CHILD FRIENDLY LODGE

ROOIDOEKIE POD
STANDARD ROOM

  • Fully-stocked mini-bar, tea and coffee station
  • Outdoor lounge area with comfortable seating
  • Indoor fireplace, electric blanket and air-conditioning
  • En-suite bathroom with shower only, guest amenities, bathrobes and slippers

TOMMIE’S INN
LUXURY ROOMS

  • Fully-stocked mini-bar, tea and coffee station
  • Spacious indoor and outdoor lounge area
  • Indoor fireplace, electric blanket and air-conditioning
  • En-suite bathroom with shower and bath, guest amenities, bathrobes and slippers

KASKS MANOR
SUPERIOR ROOMS

  • Fully-stocked mini-bar, spacious indoor lounge area
  • Patio with comfortable seating and a charming valley view
  • Indoor fireplace, electric blanket and air-conditioning
  • En-suite bathroom with shower and bath, guest amenities, bathrobes and slippers tea & coffee station

WATERMILL
COTTAGE LUXURY ROOMS

  • Fully-stocked mini-bar, tea and coffee station
  • Spacious indoor and outdoor lounge area
  • Indoor fireplace, electric blanket and air-conditioning
  • En-suite bathroom with shower and bath, guest amenities, bathrobes and slippers

KATHU’S POST
SUPERIOR ROOMS

  • Fully-stocked mini-bar, spacious indoor lounge area
  • Patio with comfortable seating and a charming valley view
  • Indoor fireplace, electric blanket and air-conditioning
  • En-suite bathroom with shower and bath, guest amenities, bathrobes and slippers tea & coffee station

OLD BARN MANOR
2 LUXURY ROOMS UPPER FLOOR

  • Fully-stocked mini-bar, tea and coffee station
  • Spacious indoor and outdoor lounge area
  • Indoor fireplace, electric blanket and air-conditioning
  • En-suite bathroom with shower and bath, guest amenities, bathrobes and slippers

OLD BARN MANOR
2 FAMILY ROOMS GROUND FLOOR

  • Fully-stocked mini-bar, spacious indoor lounge area
  • Patio with comfortable seating and a charming valley view
  • Indoor fireplace, electric blanket and air-conditioning
  • En-suite bathroom with shower and bath, guest amenities, bathrobes and slippers tea & coffee station
  • Unit with 2 bedrooms and one sharing bathroom

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE
SUPERIOR ROOMS

  • Fully-stocked mini-bar, spacious indoor lounge area
  • Patio with comfortable seating and a charming valley view
  • Indoor fireplace, electric blanket and air-conditioning
  • En-suite bathroom with shower and bath, guest amenities, bathrobes and slippers tea & coffee station

IN ROOM AMENITIES

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    Lounge in room
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    Coffee/tea facilities
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    Outdoor patio with seating
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    Indoor fire place
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    Firewood
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    Air-conditioning
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    Electronic safe
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    Laundry services (available at additional charge)
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    Daily housekeeping services
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    FREE Wi-fi
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    Hairdryer
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    Electric blanket
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    Full guest amenities with bathrobes and slippers
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    Check in 14:00
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    Check out 11:00

THE VILLAGE LODGE
THE VILLAGE LODGE FACILITIES

RESTAURANT
AT THE VILLAGE

Bellevue Restaurant, originally The Bellevue School and later operated as a shop is one of the highlights at The Village. One of the last pupils of The Bellevue School in 1938 said that Kleinvlei had one of the strongest athletics teams of all the rural schools in the area. The Bellevue Restaurant mostly serves an a la carte menu but occasionally does buffets and dinner barbeques upon request. The menu includes pizza, salads, sandwiches and meat dishes. Guests can enjoy a scrumptious meal or for a relaxing afternoon, come and enjoy a cocktail while watching the most amazing sunset. The Restaurant is very trendy with a Village atmosphere to please the most discerning palate, so bookings are highly recommended. The Restaurant is open to the public but limited space is available. Please note that the pool area is exclusively for use by accommodation guests only. Kindly note booking essential. Open 12:00-15:00 and 19:00-22:00
The Village Restaurant
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ACTIVITIES
AT THE VILLAGE

Botlierskop activities that depart from the Village include guided game drives and bush walks. More activities on offer depart from Botlierskop Tented lodge (amount 15 min transfer through the reserve by your guide) and includes a visit to the Bush Spa with various spa treatments as well as horseback safaris. Village guests can also visit our Day Safari Centre and enjoy the restaurant and leisure facilities.
Botlierskop Giraffes
Botlierskop Lions on Game Drive
Botlierskop Horseback Outride

THE VILLAGE LODGE
PACKAGES & SPECIALS

CONSERVATION FEES

 

The conservation of Botlierskop Game Reserve and fauna is a priority. Rising operational cost of security personal and anti-poaching activities that the reserved enrolled in 2018 forces us to start implementing these fees. Your conservation fee is ring-fenced to help us strengthen our biodiversity and protect our rhinos.
Conservation fee of R200 per room per stay

Visit our conservation page to learn more about our VETERINARY SAFARIS and AFRICAN WILDLIFE CONSERVATION FUND

CHECK IN & CHECK OUT
TIMES

For guests self-driving to The Village Lodge, check in is at 14h00 on day of arrival and check out is at 11h00 on day of departure.

TRAVELING
TO THE VILLAGE LODGE

The Village Lodge
S 33° 59’ 14.886” E 22° 8’ 25.387”