Botlierskop Private Game Reserve ensures a truly unique safari experience. The reserve is situated on a 3000ha game farm and comprises of over 26 different species of animals and more than 200 different bird species. Wildlife at the reserve includes the rare black Impala, Rhino, Lion, Buffalo, Giraffe, Mountain Zebra, Eland, Elephants and many more.
In the early fifties, the now deceased Dr Dirk Neethling, a veterinarian and previous owner of Botlierskop, saw the skin of a Black Impala and from that day he started his search for the Black Impala and found two in 1991. Today, thanks to the vision of Dr. Neethling, and more than a decade later, with an intensive breeding program and a lot of patience, herds of black Impala roam the hills of Botlierskop.
The lions were relocated to Botlierskop where a magnificent sanctuary was established for them within the reserve and they would always be protected from Trophy hunting.
In 2003 the elephants Sam and Tostsi , joined the Botlierskop Team They were orphaned after a culling program in Zimbabwe. In
August 2007 Tsotsi (23 years) gave birth to Chima, a male calf. Guests will view them on a game drive or experience an elephant back ride.
BOTLIERSKOP, near Mossel Bay, South Coast
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Situated between the magnificent Outeniqua Mountains and unspoiled beaches of the Indian Ocean, Botlierskop Private Game Reserve ensures its visitors of a unique safari experience. It is situated on the world renowned Garden Route.
Botlierskop Game Reserve is situated on a 3000 hectare Estate and comprises of over 23 different species of animals and a wide variety of birds.
Sanbona Wildlife Reserve celebrates the spirit of the San people who once roamed this distinctive area.
At 54,000 hectares, Sanbona is one of thelargest privately owned game reserves in South Africa.
It is only 3.5 hours drive from Cape Town which makes Sanbona are the closest free-roaming Big 5 reserve to Cape Town.
OR SANBONA GAME RESERVE
Situated near Barrydale just off the R62, 3.5 hours drive from Cape Town.
Sanbona is one of the largest private game reserves in Southern Africa. An astounding 54000ha.
It is breathtaking for its rock formations, vast open plains and sculptured Karoo landscape.
Sanbona Wildlife Reserve has about 600 species of plants and it is intriguing to know that various species are flowering at different times throughout the year, although some more prolific between August and September.
Approximately half of the reserve used to be livestock and agricultural farms and all aspects of farming are systematically being removed. There are various floral kingdoms that make up the Reserve. These include Acacia Thickets, Nama, Karoo, Renosterveld, Succulent Karoo and Central Mountain Fynbos. Succulents are especially varied and fascinating with names like Baby’s Bottoms, Ostrich Toes and Pig’s Ears.
Animals that roamed the area freely living amongst the San but were eradicated are being reintroduced. The Big 5 – Lion, Leopard, Buffalo, Elephant and Rhinoceros as well as various other species such as Gemsbok, Springbok, Hartebeest, Eland, Kudu, Black Wildebeest and Zebra will be seen on Sanbona Wildlife Reserve. Natural small game such as Jackal, Caracal, Aardwolf, Ant bear, Brown Hyena, Grey Rhebuck, Steenbuck, Klipspringer, Grysbok and Common Duiker continue to thrive.
If you spend one or two nights at Sanbona game reserve (only 3.5hours by car from Cape Town) you can get a room with all meals and game drives for approximately R5000 per person sharing.
Gondwana Game Lodge is an extraordinary Game Reserve closer to Mossel Bay than to Cape Town. The architecture is reminiscent of homes built by the the ancient Khoi people, amongst the first people of Southern Africa to roam these parts. This area is now home to some of the largest elephant herds in the most Southern Part of South Africa.
Expect 5 star treatment.
At Gondwana you can also sign up for walking safaris that are exhilirating.
For those of you on a tighter budget, we can recommend The Garden Route Game Lodge. We can transport you to the lodge for an overnight stay, or it can be added to any Garden Route itinerary. It is 4 hours by car from Cape Town.