Shore Excursion Details

Botlierskop Private Game Reserve

Mossel Bay, South Africa

Botlierskop Private Game Reserve


  • 4
    hrs Estimate Duration

Explore the African bush on a game drive at a private reserve, where you may spy animals such as elephants, lions and giraffe. Revel in a leisurely drive inland to the beautiful Botlierskop Private Game Reserve, an area of immense biodiversity, where the variety of plants and ecosystems attract more than 200 species of birds but where the larger creatures, such as elephants, lions and giraffe, are the true attractions.

Following a welcome drink at the reserve’s visitor center, you’ll board an open 4x4 vehicle and drive deep into the fascinating landscape. Discover that the animals wander freely, so there is no telling what you’ll see over the next two hours, but it’s likely you’ll experience close encounters with a variety of indigenous creatures that may include white rhinos, mountain zebras, blue wildebeest, impalas and lions. Thanks to the ideal viewing conditions offered by your 4x4 vehicle, you might also spot smaller yet still delightful animals such as honey badgers, porcupines and rock hyrax, all adding to the magic of your foray into the South African wilds.

Need to Know:

Note: This tour is panoramic in nature. There will be gravel roads, hills and bumpy conditions to negotiate. The tour is not suitable for guests who utilize a wheelchair and is not recommended for those with mobility concerns and back or neck problems. In order to avoid disturbing the animals, guests are not permitted to talk on their mobile phones and stand or speak loudly during the game drive. Smoking is strictly prohibited. Wildlife sightings, while likely, cannot be guaranteed, and the lions are housed in a separate enclosed area. The operator requires that all guests sign a waiver before being allowed to participate in the tour. The minimum age to participate is six years of age. Light colored casual clothing to include a windbreaker; sun cap; sunglasses; sunscreen; binoculars; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

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Excursion Type:

Scenic & City Tours
Wildlife Tours

Activity Level:

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Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
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