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Botlierskop Private Game Reserve

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Gonna Kraal Road | Little Brak River, Mossel Bay 6053, South Africa
+27 44 696 6055
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Disappointing experience

We went on the day visitor sundowner game drive. The reserve has 4 of the big 5 (no leopards) but... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2017
darnickfolk
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Melrose, United Kingdom
A Perfect Safari Experience

Beautiful Main House with Infinity pool, thatched restaurant with beautiful fire places. We stayed... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2017
Nini v
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Starnberg, Germany
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Botlierskop offers various activities: Guided game drives: Experience close encounters with Rhinoceros, Lion, Buffalo, Giraffe, rare Black Impala and many more species. Horseback Safari to the majestic mountain valleys. Spa treatments: we offer various treatments including African massages. Bush walk: guide tour on foot through the reserve to spot the smaller things.
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  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“baby elephant” (7 reviews)
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Gonna Kraal Road | Little Brak River, Mossel Bay 6053, South Africa
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

We went on the day visitor sundowner game drive. The reserve has 4 of the big 5 (no leopards) but we only saw rhinos and lions (only 3 lions and they are kept in an enclosure). Our guide made no attempt to locate elephants or...More

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Botlierskop, Marketing at Botlierskop Private Game Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2017

Good day, Thank you for your time writing this review. All our animals are free roaming, except the Lions. They are in a 100ha enclosure and soon to be released in the bigger reserve. Unfortunately we can't guarantee animal sighting, as the farm is 4000ha...More

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Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Beautiful Main House with Infinity pool, thatched restaurant with beautiful fire places. We stayed in a deluxe tent next to the river and had views of rhinos, gnus, zebras and boks grazing. Spectacular safari tours with a very knowledgeable guide. All employees friendly and competent...More

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Botlierskop, Marketing at Botlierskop Private Game Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2017

Good day, Wow! thank you for sharing your safari experience. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in our de luxe tented suites. We appreciate your feed back and time writing this review. We are looking forward welcoming you back. Kind regards, Alison

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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

A lovely day out. 4 of the big 5 here. Not many of each but you do see all 4. The baby giraffe was so cute! The guide was very informative and the blankets were very welcome especially once it started raining! Take warm clothes...More

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Botlierskop, Marketing at Botlierskop Private Game Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2017

Good Morning, Thank you for sharing your Botlierskop Experience. We are glad you enjoyed your game drive. We appreciate your feedback, positive or negative. It's very important to improve our service. Kind regards, Alison

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Reviewed 13 February 2017

The day visitor area is very nice. one can enjoy sundowners and on the deck and watch the wildlife. Food was good but a little on the expensive side for locals I would imagine. one can do elephant rides and horse back safari at the...More

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Botlierskop, Marketing at Botlierskop Private Game Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2017

Good Morning, Thank you for your time writing this review. We are glad you enjoyed your sundowners and lunch at our Bishop Safari Lodge. Yes, we do 3 hour guided gamed drives, but we don't do any elephant rides or feeding. Thanks again for your...More

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Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

This review is just for the day safari. I did not spend the night. The facilities and buildings seem very pleasant, though. Nevertheless, the actual game experience is pretty limited. It's enjoyable since the land is beautiful. It only cost the equivalent of US$40, so...More

Thank Luke P
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Botlierskop, Marketing at Botlierskop Private Game Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2017

Good Morning, Thank your for sharing your Botlierskop Experience and choosing Botlierskop for a day visit. We appreciate your time writing this review. Your feed is very important, positive or negative to improve our service. Kind regards, Alison

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Reviewed 6 February 2017

You want to see the big 5 then visit the Game Reserve.In 3-4 hours in the Afternoon you see all the Big 5.

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Botlierskop, Marketing at Botlierskop Private Game Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2017

Good Afternoon, Thanks you for the 5star review. We are glad you enjoyed your "surprise visit". Botlierskop has the big 4, unfortunately not the leopard. Thanks again for your time writing this review! Kind regards, Alison

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Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

We did a one hour horse ride first, where came very close to girafs and some other animals. Very safe, have only been on a horse once, but felt very secure. Great guides. We also did the 3 hour day safari. Saw rhinos, elephants, lions,...More

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Botlierskop, Marketing at Botlierskop Private Game Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2017

Good Afternoon, Thank you for sharing your experience. We are glad you enjoyed the horse back safari and guided game drive.. We are looking forward welcoming you back. Kind regards, Alison

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Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Luxury game reserve 30 minutes from the beach Our guide Mario was excellent Horse riding on site is fabulous Very good facilities / excellent food

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Botlierskop, Marekting at Botlierskop Private Game Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2017

Good Morning, Thanks for your review and choosing Botlierskop Private Game Reserve. Your feedback is very important to improve our service. Kind regards, Alison

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Reviewed 3 January 2017

We book a sundowner game drive with lunch. It was really great value for money for a family. As we did not want to stay in the game reserve for the whole stay. This arrangement suited us perfectly. The communication through email from the staff...More

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Botlierskop, Marketing at Botlierskop Private Game Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2017

Good day, Thank you for this 5star review! We are delighted that you enjoyed your guided game drive and lunch at our Day Visitor Centre. We appreciate your feedback to improve our service. Hope to see you again in the near future. Kind regards, Alison

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Reviewed 31 December 2016

3 hours of fantastic scenery and animal-viewing. See all the animals close and enjoy an excellent guide for interesting information. Excellent restaurant for lunch after safari or spa treatment at the hotel

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Botlierskop, Marketing at Botlierskop Private Game Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2017

Good Morning, Thanks for your time writing this review and for choosing Botlierskop Private Game Reserve. Your feedback is very important to improve our service. Kind regards, Alison

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Khushboo1102
12 May 2017|
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Response from Botlierskop | Property representative |
Good day, Day Visitors Game Drive no children under 3, but you can book a private game drive. Please do not not hesitate to contact us for more information.
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shahminal11
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Response from Botlierskop | Property representative |
Our farm is about 3500 ha and includes over 26 species of animals, including four of the Big Five as well as a wide variety of birds.
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