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Just 6.4 km from the original Botlierskop Game Reserve lies the newest addition to the family – Botlierskop 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.
Botlierskop Village Lodge 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.
Botlierskop 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 Fijnebos Spa, go on a guided bush trail or horseback safari.
Botlierskop Village lodge features many diverse accommodation options, from modern suites to Victorian-era rooms. There are 13 Double Rooms and three Family Units. The houses are individually named and decorated offering a unique holiday perfect for a selection of travelers! Rooms range from Standard, to Luxury, Superior and Family. All rooms come with air-conditioning, coffee and tea making facilities, an outdoor patio and full guest amenities, such as a gown and slippers.
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 Fijnebos Spa with various spa treatments as well as horseback safaris. Village guests can also visit our Day Centre and enjoy the restaurant and leisure facilities.
Guided game drives
A real Garden Route Safari experience! Enjoy close encounters with Rhinoceros, Lions, Elephants, Buffalo, Giraffe, the rare Black Impala, Golden Wildebeest, Mountain Zebra, Hippos and more! Our Game Reserve is 4200ha and comprises of over 26 different species of animals and over 200 resident bird species.
Enjoy an exciting horseback safari and escape to the majestic mountain valleys and beautiful fynbos for a 1, 2 or 3 hour horse ride and experience nature like never before. Explore our diverse plant life including woodlands, coastal and mountain fynbos and spot free roaming wildlife (cannot be guaranteed). All experience levels welcome (child 7+).
Guided bush trails
Experience and enjoy the Garden Route’s abundant fauna and flora on foot. Follow a Botlierskop field ranger as he tracks for 2 ½ hours through diverse habitats such as coastal renosterveldt and Cape fynbos. You’ll have the chance to see wild animals while exploring the wonders of insects, ecology, birds (Knysna Touraco, African Fish-eagle, Jackal Buzzard and more) and the medicinal values of the plants.
Exclusively housed in its own building, Fijnebos Spa promises to give you the ultimate in tranquillity, privacy and sublime relaxation. With all the sumptuous style, comfort and attention to detail you’ve come to expect at Botlierskop. Tented Lodge guests have free access to heated pool and gym while day visitors and other Botlierskop lodges guests have access when booking a treatment.