Botsebotse Luxury Retreat

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PRICE (pp sharing):
from R 1,245 - 1,455
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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.

Elephant experiences;
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

Spa Treatments;
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.

Complimentary gym/tennis/squash;
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.
"Beautiful place"
30 Nov 2014
By Lorato, South Africa
"The place gorgeous, the staff is wonderful. Perfect for a romantic gateway. Just need to work on the menu, could be better."
"Relaxing Retreat"
30 May 2014
By Gareth, South Africa
"Well done to Amanda, Mabel and Ann for a wonderful weekend and for making us feel so welcome. We were given a menu selection for each meal. The menu selection for the Saturday night consisted primarily of fish. On mentioning that I was allergic to fish, Mabel went out of her way to give me other alternatives. The attention to detail was excellent and all meals were very well received. Nothing was too much trouble and Amanda made sure that we always had refreshments. The room was spotless and we thoroughly enjoyed the outside shower and private sitting area. The only criticism is the wi-fi, which is not free and needs to be bought. We had to go to the clubhouse to send urgent emails. However, we had such a relaxing weekend, we will definitely return. Thank you Amanda, Mabel and Ann."
"Heaven in the bush"
02 Sep 2013
By Sean, South Africa
"The staff make this experience all the more wonderful. Delicious meals. Competent, attentive service in an immaculate setting. Well done ladies!"
"Very limited"
22 Jul 2013
By Petrus, South Africa
"The accommodation and food is very good. I was disappointed with the actual game and game drive in the reserve, the website is making it sound wow but in reality it is very limited. The amount of houses around you was unexpected and the amount of light aircraft landing and taking of was disturbing. So the website creates an expectancy that is definitely not met by what you arrived at.Establishment's ResponseThank you for your feedback, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our food and our accommodation. Botsebotse does not advertise as a game lodge in a game reserve with the usual daily game drives. We offer a dinner, bed and breakfast rate that is at least 60% less than what you would pay at Big 5 Safari lodges that offers the same level of luxury and accommodation. As a boutique lodge, our approach is different providing our guests the option to choose what they would like to do during their stay. Guests can choose to keep it simple by merely chilling at Botsebotse, they can choose to add spa treatments if they so wish, to have a golfing stay or to book a variety of exceptional wildlife experiences, all within 10 minutes from Botsebotse's doorstep. These experiences include Big 5 guided safaris, Big 4 guided safaris which includes white lions, guided horseback and quad bike safaris, cheetah walks and elephant interaction and elephant back safaris. A price list for these activities are part of our booking process and we book these activities on behalf of our guest at no extra charge. Guests who do not necessary want to see the Big-5 stuff but who do enjoy the bush and animals such as buck, zebra, wildebeest, giraffes, etc are welcome to explore the 1,300 ha at Zebula on foot, by bicycle or by car and we do not claim that this is a substitute for a Big-5 guided safari. Zebula is an upmarket destination and like many other destinations and private game reserves such as Madikwe, Sabi Sands, Thanda. etc, has its own private landing strip with a few planes landing in the morning and departing in the afternoon. Normally we do not have a huge amount of air traffic and we sincerely apologise if this was not the case during your stay."
"Amazing place"
02 May 2013
By Keshia, South Africa
"What an amazing time we had here. The staff (three ladies incl the chef) were all extremely warm and obliging. The food was divine and they catered to our dietary requirements with such ease and no fuss. The room was fantastic and perfectly suited to a romantic weekend away. The jacuzzi was also great."