Welcome to Botsebotse Luxury Retreat where our discreet boutique getaway for the discerning traveler accommodates only a small number of guests offering a relaxed and refined experience, complemented by personal service and a wide range of exciting activities such as spa, golf, eco safaris and The Big 5.
What makes Botsebotse different? Perhaps it is about the personal service or the luxuries that you enjoy so much such as breakfast in your PJs in your own courtyard, a delicious picnic in the bush, a relaxing massage, a bottle of good wine, scrumptious food under a clear starlit African sky and fresh coffee next to a roaring fire.
Or maybe its more about the whole experience than one single thing. More about the memories you made, the occasions that you celebrated and the way that you felt at home. Thats why people come back to Botsebotse Luxury Retreat again and again, because it feels like home, even for the first time.
Our Accommodation is inspired by African design and art, Botsebotse is a picture perfect boutique lodge build from stone, thatch and natural materials blending seamlessly with the surrounding landscape. Luxurious indoor and outdoor spaces, rare African artifacts and tasteful dcor combines harmoniously to provide a calming and comfortable sanctuary.
The main lodge with its lapa, teak decks, crystal-clear martini pool, quaint teak hot spa-tub and comfortable indoor- and outdoor lounges are ideal for relaxation. Four luxurious, spacious en-suite rooms accommodate only four couples at a time and are housed back-to-back in two free-standing wings. The two wings are connected to the main lodge by a thatched walkway. Each room has a private screened courtyard, a lavish bathroom with a bath and a shower, a private outdoor shower and under-cover parking. All rooms have remote controlled air-conditioning and heating, ceiling fans, comfortable queen-size beds, refreshment stations, seating, flat-screen televisions, DVD players, satellite TV, electronic safes and mini-bars. Room layouts are the same but the dcor is unique to each room. All rooms are equipped with luxury amenities to ensure an unforgettable stay.
Choose from the finest South African estate wines and enjoy culinary delights from menus created with the most discerning palettes in mind. Dine in in our dining area, on the outdoor decks, in the boma next to a roaring fire or a romantic private spot under a clear African starlit sky. Order breakfast in the privacy of your own courtyard and delicious light bistro meals or a picnic basket for lunch. Help yourself to complimentary home-baked muffins and fresh fruits whenever you need a top-up snack.
Enquire about our fabulous birthday, proposal, honeymoon, baby moon and romantic escape packages that includes a selection of the following activities.
Things to do;Eco Safaris.
An area of 1,400 ha with no predatory animals, offers the unique experience to explore the African bush and to do your own game drives, game walks and cycle safaris and to view and photograph over 300 bird species and 600 head of game that roams freely at close range. The area is home to animals such as warthog, caracal, jackal, wildebeest, zebra, kudu, eland, waterbuck, bushbuck, oryx, giraffe and many more. Follow the hiking trails inside the Zebula reserve or plan your own route. Animals are relaxed and sightings are frequent.
Starting at Botsebotse inside the Zebula Nature Reserve.
Big 5 Safaris;
Enjoy guided safari vehicle game drives as well as horseback and quad bike safaris at neighbouring Private Game Reserves with qualified rangers. These reserves offer the Big 5 (lion, elephants, leopard, buffalo and rhino) as well as the unique opportunity to experience a cheetah walk and view white lions.
Within a 10 15 minutes radius by car from Botsebotse.
For an unforgettable experience an elephant interaction, elephant-back safari and swimming with elephants (subject to water levels in the dam) with Adventures With Elephants. Learn more about elephants witnessing their intelligence, compassionate nature and sheer delight in interacting with their human companions.
eight minutes by car from Botsebotse
Enjoy relaxing in-room massages and pamper treatments.
Zebula Golf Course;
Within walking distance, the Zebula 18-hole Peter Matkovich designed golf course, a classic Bushveld par 72 course, where animals often visit the fairways. The course is relatively flat yet undulating, inviting to play with generous fairways and clusters of trees that act as hazards. Voted the Golf Digests Best New Golf Course 2004 and awarded the 5 Star Golf Experience for 2010 by Compleat Golfer, Zebula has matured wonderfully over the past few years into a truly great course to play.
Elements Golf Course;
The 18-hole Peter Matkovich-designed US PGA Championship Elements Golf Course with fantastic practice facilities for the avid golfer is situated 15 km from Botsebotse Luxury Retreat. The Elements golf course is ranked among the best golf courses in the country. Elements also have a golf academy with expert lessons given by appointment.
A well-equipped gym, tennis and squash courts is available at the clubhouse and equipment can be rented at Botsebotse at a nominal fee. Supplement your cardio training with a run through the reserve.
three minutes by car from Botsebotse.