We recently spent a few nights of our winter family holiday at Botlierskop Private Game Reserve. It is situated between the magnificent Outeniqua Mountains and unspoiled beaches of the Indian ocean, in the heart of the Garden Route. The Game Reserve is only a 4-hour scenic drive from Cape Town and it is a malaria free area. Botlierskop is a family owned and privately operated game reserve and is home to an abundance of animal and bird life including 4 of the Big 5.
There are lots of activities to keep you and the family busy, including Game Viewing, Spa Treatments, Elephant Back Rides, Horseback Safaris and Helicopter Flights. There are also Conference Facilities, African Safari Weddings, Day visitor facilities as well as a memorable dining experience in their African style restaurant.
Our accommodation for the three nights was a luxury family tent, with an en suite bathroom. The only downside was the shower was outside and being the middle of winter showering outdoors was not an option! The tent was extremely luxurious and very well-appointed, heated blankets made the cold weather almost bearable! The food was yummy, with rather exotic things like Crocodile Tail on the menu – yes I did try it and I am still alive!
I would highly recommend a visit to Botlierskop, especially if like us it is your first family safari experience! I will share a few of our game drive photographs in a future post. To find out more and book accommodation click over to their website here.
Photography: FAR Photography