Botlierskop Private Game Reserve
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9.0
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Botlierskop Private Game Reserve

Gonnakraal Road, Little Brak River, Friemersheim, Friemersheim, South Africa, 6503 - See map
"Kind, attentive workers greeted us and welcomed us with sparkling wine while they transported our luggage to our luxury tent."
Leslie - April 7, 2017
Exceptional cleanliness
9.2 rating for cleanliness
Exceptional facilities on premise
9.2 facilities on premise
  • Airport transfer

  • Sauna

  • Steamroom

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

Value for money7.9
Distance to city center23 Km

Rooms available at Botlierskop Private Game Reserve

Luxury Tented Suite
Luxury Tented Suite
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe Tented Suite
Deluxe Tented Suite
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • River view
  • 1 king bed
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Executive Tented Suite
Executive Tented Suite
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  • Room size: 90 m²/969 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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Standard Room - Manor House
Standard Room - Manor House
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 queen bed
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Luxury Room
Luxury Room
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  • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 single bed or 1 double be...
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Family Tent  - Luxury Tented Camp
Family Tent - Luxury Tented Camp
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed & 2 sofa beds
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Double Deluxe
Double Deluxe
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
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Double Executive
Double Executive
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  • Room size: 90 m²/969 ft²
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Double Standard
Double Standard
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
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Family Tented Suite
Family Tented Suite
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    What people love about Botlierskop Private Game Reserve

    • 9.6
      Exceptional
      Staff 

      "We were made to feel welcome and the attentiveness of the staff was wonderful."

      Sanelle

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      May 16, 2016

    • 9.6
      Exceptional

      "The food and SPA was outstanding."

      Sanelle

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      May 16, 2016

    • 8.3
      Excellent

      "We really enjoyed our stay here."

      Alison

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      March 10, 2016

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    9.6
    Exceptional

    "Our stay was fabulous."

    Frances

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    September 12, 2017

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    9.6
    Exceptional

    "The surroundings was beautiful and we enjoyed the openness a..."

    Sanelle

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    May 16, 2016

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    Agoda Reviews (67)Booking.com Reviews (213)
    8.9
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    Cleanliness9.2
    Facilities9.2
    Location9.0
    Room comfort and quality8.9
    Service9.0
    Value for money7.9
    Rating
    9+ Exceptional (28)
    8-9 Excellent (8)
    7-8 Very Good (4)
    6-7 Good (3)
    <6 Below Expectation (5)
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    Mar - May (16)
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    2.0
    Saud from United Arab Emirates
    Family with young children
    Luxury Tented Suite
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

    Bad management”

    At first I thank the resort manager for helping me a lot. I also thank all the staff. The staff at the hotel were very friendly and they tried to help me in every way, but I give the management zero because they do not treat people with racism. I paid 1400 rand because I had two children. He stayed only two weeks ago and did not pay one rand, and I have proved more than once that the booking site gives the same price with a child or not, but they ignore me, I advise everyone not to live in this resort because of poor management and do not respect the guest

    Reviewed July 29, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Martin from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Deluxe Tented Suite
    Stayed 1 night in April 2019

    Make time for a two night stay ”

    Luxury tented rooms are great, we had the best nights sleep of our entire trip. Staff were all brilliant.

    Reviewed April 21, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Richard from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Luxury Tented Suite
    Stayed 1 night in April 2019

    Beautiful Game Reserve. ”

    We loved every minute of our stay there. Staff were great and the food was excellent. One of the best places I have ever stayed ... Actually the Best!!

    Reviewed April 17, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Chatsamorn from Thailand
    Couple
    Deluxe Tented Suite
    Stayed 1 night in March 2019

    Beauty nature surrounds the hotel with lots of wild animal ”

    Great experience with sleeping comfortable in a luxurious tent and beautiful nature. We saw Rhinos in front of the tent. Really recommended

    Reviewed March 26, 2019
    6.4
    Good
    Sabine
    Couple
    Luxury Tented Suite
    Stayed 1 night in March 2019

    Good”

    Not too well maintained f.i. pool looks dirty and run down, huge stains on furniture in the room, dirty tables outside on terrace during welcome drink, it was not a warm welcome but a very impersonal standard riddle. Broken doors in gents toilet in the restaurant, etc. This should not be at a location of this price level. We have seen far better in ZA. Location by itself and environment is very nice.

    Reviewed March 17, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Peter from Austria
    Couple
    Stayed 3 nights in March 2019

    Very nice and relaxing place. This is the place you are able to recharge the batteries.”

    Very nice and professional staff at game drives and outside activities. Especially Rico has a huge knowledge and is able to give the visitors a real insight in wildlife. There are som new waiters who are not really professional and the excuse I’m new here does not count if you have the feeling that he doesn’t take the job seriously. Room mates are excellent and the cleanliness is outstanding. It is a place to come back and to promote to friends.

    Reviewed March 08, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Andrea from Germany
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018

    Amazing, Location is top, staff friendly”

    Come here, its Great for a view days

    Reviewed December 21, 2018
    6.0
    Ben from South Africa
    Couple
    Deluxe Tented Suite
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2018

    Bad experience never to be repeated!”

    Our 40 year wedding anniversary celebration turned sour. Water in the accommodation was not palatable and had a strange taste. No free water was supplied for drinking purposes! The lodge was doing alterations and workers were along the pathways doing VERY NOISY JOBS WITH ANGLE GRINDERS AND HEAVY MACHINERY WORKING AROUND THE TENTS. Being woken up in the morning by angle grinders and a loader is TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE! The manager tried to pacify us with Spa vouchers which was worthless as we were going on a game drive leaving early the following morning. Lighting in the chalet at the toilet was also nonexistant. The temperature in the tent was extremely cold and the airconditioner not effective. We had a pleasing game drive with Jade, he was very knowledgable,interesting and we thoroughly enjoyed his company.

    Reviewed June 27, 2018
    8.0
    Excellent
    Kat from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2018

    Good but was expecting more”

    We had gone to 2 private safari's on our trip (Buffelsdrift and Botlierskop) and unfortunately this one fell short on a few occasions. Upon our arrival, you could tell the staff took great care to make you feel at home, however, we were given so much wrong information which was very frustrating and spent a lot of time having to speak to the manager to get the right information. We really didn't feel the staff were trained up properly and were constantly being told "I don't know" on quite simple questions (cost of breakfast). Aside from this the grounds are beautiful and the experience is really lovely. We were in one of the Manor House rooms down the bottom on the park. The room was OK, but we really enjoyed the infinity pool on the plains where zebra and wildebeest were constantly moving around. The horseback safari was great, we went right up to the rhino's which was slightly nerve wracking but really special. The spa I would say to avoid - quite dirty and basic.

    Reviewed January 13, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Frances from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Standard Room - Manor House
    Stayed 1 night in September 2017

    An unexpected delight”

    This was not part of our itinerary and we came across it unintentionally. Our stay was fabulous. The game drive with Rico was exceptional. The all inclusive menu in the evening we found although delicious too much, especially without the facility to have a goo walk afterwards. Despite this we loved our stay.

    Reviewed September 12, 2017

    Thank you for the wonderful comments! We are glad you enjoyed your stay!

    Responded October 20, 2017
    Botlierskop Private Game Reserve
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Gregory from South Africa
    Couple
    Luxury Tented Suite
    Stayed 1 night in May 2017

    Exceptional”

    We enjoyed our stay here, staff welcome you on arrival and are very helpful in getting you settled in. The accommodation is very good, the luxury tents are well appointed with many extras you wouldnt expect. The game drive is also very good, we saw 4 of the big 5 as well as many other animals within 3 hours. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed May 23, 2017

    Thank you Gregory, We are glad you enjoyed your stay in our Luxurious Tented Suites.. Your feedback is very important to improve our service Kind regards, Alison

    Responded August 04, 2017
    Botlierskop Private Game Reserve
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Leslie from United States
    Couple
    Deluxe Tented Suite
    Stayed 1 night in April 2017

    Fabulous, Intimate Experience”

    We were impressed from the moment we pulled up to Botlierskop. Kind, attentive workers greeted us and welcomed us with sparkling wine while they transported our luggage to our luxury tent. Excursions were offered (we had already booked ours), and then we were escorted to our room via golf cart. Note for children: hang on as the short drive is sometimes steep. Our morning drive was great, and we just called the front desk for a ride over to meet our group. Loved the outdoor shower (keep your eyes peeled for brightly colored frogs or other wild life that you may spot), and the oversized tub. We heard monkeys at night and woke up to giraffes eating fairly close to our room. Our morning drive was great, and we just called the front desk for a ride over to meet our group. Our game drive guide, Marco, did a wonderful job and answered any question that was thrown at him. Our luggage was already packed in our car for us by the time we returned from the game drive and check-out was a breeze! We enjoyed a wonderful buffet dinner (they reserve your table under your room number unless you notify them otherwise). Buffet including a soup, appetizer, palette cleanser, salad bar, variety of meats including crocodile, eland, beef, kudu.

    Reviewed April 07, 2017

    Good day Leslie, Thank you for sharing your Fabulous, Intimate Experience.... We hope to see you again in the near future. Kind regards, Alison

    Responded August 04, 2017
    Botlierskop Private Game Reserve
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Kale from Canada
    Family with young children
    Luxury Room
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2017

    Two adults, one child. Stayed in Manor house. Lovely room but small. No wi-fi in rooms.”

    A very nice time with plenty of animals to biew quite close. The game drive was very enjoyable. Buffet dinner and breakfast was excellent. Biggest issuewas no wi-fi in any room, only main lobby - not available on the patio.

    Reviewed January 08, 2017

    Good day Kale, Thank you for sharing your Botlierskop Experience. Your Feedback is very important to improve our service Kind regards, Alison

    Responded August 04, 2017
    Botlierskop Private Game Reserve
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Sanelle from South Africa
    Couple
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2016

    A super relaxing experience!”

    We celebrated our 24th wedding anniversary. The surroundings was beautiful and we enjoyed the openness and proximity to the wild animals. We really felt the owners vision for the reserve in the overall attention to detail. We were made to feel welcome and the attentiveness of the staff was wonderful. The food and SPA was outstanding. I would however recommend that the laundry area be move away from the guest area of the Manor House as the noise levels can be disruptive especially lying on the deck at the pool area.

    Reviewed May 16, 2016
    8.3
    Excellent
    Alison from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Deluxe Tented Suite
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2016

    4 Star Game Reserve”

    The proximity of the rhinos, The setting of the hotel, The executive tents.

    We really enjoyed our stay here. The hotel is beautiful and our Executive tent was a wow! You are very close to nature and some people may prefer not to be. The Game Drive was very good and we saw all of the big animals at the reserve.

    Reviewed March 10, 2016
    8.3
    Excellent
    David from Australia
    Couple
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2015

    Beautifully designed reserve”

    Beautiful interior, great food, great views

    We loved staying here, beautifully designed reserve. The food was amazing and the cocktails. We had a great time on the game drives. The pools could do with a good clean though.

    Reviewed January 17, 2016
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Andrijan from Germany
    Couple
    Luxury Room
    Stayed 1 night in August 2014

    Amazing stay”

    Hotel terrace, food, design

    We really enjoyed our stay. The hotel and the rooms are so beautiful designed. Especially the hotel terrace with the view and dining room. The food was awesome. We liked the pool although it was quite cold, but you can watch wild beasts, Zebras and wild horses while Swimming. One negative Point not on the hotel, but on their attractions: We really did not like the Lion walk and the guided Safari as it seems like the animals are more or less in a zoo.

    Reviewed August 18, 2015
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Christine from Australia
    Couple
    Luxury Tented Suite
    Stayed 1 night in June 2015

    Botlierskop”

    Location, amenities, staff

    My only complaint was one night was not enough. Lovely location, great staff and very good food. The facilities, in particular the lodge and luxury tented accommodation was fantastic.

    Reviewed June 16, 2015
    9.7
    Exceptional
    Ulrich from Switzerland
    Couple
    Luxury Room
    Stayed 1 night in May 2015

    Truly fantastic”

    The suite was fantastic. Dinner and breakfast just superb. Best and friendliest staff during our 3 weeks trip.

    This is a unique place, super well organized, offers gorgeous rooms/suites, delicious meals. Just don't be disappointed: the animals in the park were all born in captivity, therefore not really wild.

    Reviewed May 22, 2015
    7.0
    Very good
    Tracy from South Africa
    Couple
    Luxury Tented Suite
    Stayed 1 night in March 2015

    Tranquil escape.”

    Quiet, dining area, rimflow pool overlooking game

    A lovely tranquil escape... A pity some of the staff were not up to scratch on privacy and etiquette- we were phoned 22h20 while already asleep to confirm activities we had already declined! The lodge is beautifully built though and maximizes the views/ ambience, despite still having a slight 'game farm' feel rather than a bushveld experience.

    Reviewed March 15, 2015
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