Botlierskop Private Game Reserve


Walk with lions at the gateway to the Garden Route

The endless greenery, rocky outcrops amid rolling hills and wide open veld spaces of the Garden Route provide an incredible location for visitors to enjoy a malaria-free safari experience at Botlierskop Private Game Reserve. This is the perfect stopover where guests can experience a safari and four of the Big 5 between Cape Town and the popular seaside escapes of Knysna and Plettenberg Bay.

4.5hrs from Cape Town and an hour from Knysna, Botlierskop is nestled on 3,500 hectares of private land in the impressive Outeniqua Mountains. The landscape can be viewed from the seat of a game ranger vehicle or from the back of a horse. Visitors can learn more about the lay of the land with guided bush trail walks, get up-close and personal with elephants during their feeding time or accompany young lions on an hour-long stroll through their natural habitat.

Guests have their choice of 17 Luxury Tented Suites and 7 Manor House Rooms that can cater for couples, friends and family. Self-Catering Villas situated on a neighbouring farm, for those wanting privacy, are also available and overlook a watering hole, allowing guests to observe their surroundings from the comfort of their deck with a sundowner in hand.



  • The reserve can be explored by car, on foot with lions and on the backs of horses
  • An array of accommodation options available in tents, the old-farm house and self-catering villas
  • A perfect stop between Cape Town and the larger Garden Route area with activities available for day visitors
  • All-inclusive packages are available
Restaurant on premises Horse riding Safari destination Bedrooms all have satellite TV Secure parking Swimming pool WIFI


Botlierskop Private Game Reserve
Garden Route Safaris
South Africa

A great stopover between Cape Town and the Garden Route, Botlierskop Private Game Reserve is home to 4 of the Big 5 and offers guests a malaria-free and truly unique safari experience, including walks with lions as well as horseback and elephant rides.

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