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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 16 May 2015 via mobile

This stay was amazing!! The staff is exceptionally attentive to all the guests and nothing is left out. I do recommend some sort of time schedule for the use of the warm water bath, just for guests to plan their evening. Just a small board with time so guests can write in their names next to the times. Other then...

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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 8 April 2015

Botse Botse is advertised as a Luxury Retreat and Lodge. I have been to a lot of Lodges in South Africa and that is definitely not a lodge. An upmarket guest house, yes, but a lodge, no. You go somewhere thinking that you are going to a private Lodge, and end up at stand 52, in the middle of a...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 23 March 2015

We stayed at this magnificent luxury resort for a couple of days, and were stunned by the experience. We had no expectations before we arrived, other than the impressions from the website. And we loved the whole experience. We were spoiled by the staff and the host. We were greeted in style. The 4 rooms are individually designed, all with...

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Springs, South Africa
Reviewed 22 March 2015

Botsebotse, why are you a luxury retreat? For the price we expect more. It was clear on our arrival that the room were not ready, accept for the bed that appear to have clean bedding. The housekeeping should shape up. The room did not see a proper cleaning for weeks. Just peep under the bed and furniture. Dusting were also...

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Thank springs1570
Reviewed 9 March 2015

It's not often that you are treated like Royalty. Not in an aristocratic sense, but by a warm and welcoming staff who have retained their African charm as they turn your stay at Botsebotse into an experience. From the time you arrive at the Zebula game reserve, Joubert and Mabel seem to read your mind...knowing what you want and when!...

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Macharen, The Netherlands
Reviewed 28 February 2015

To relax from a trip around the whole of South Africa we selected Botse Botse for a three night stay.We have enjoyed it! The staff is is real friendly and willing to serve. Although not a real Spa the massage we received was good.

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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 9 February 2015

We spent a weekend at Botse Botse and found it to be a very relaxing and romantic place. With only 4 chalets and a maximum of 8 guests, the focus is on personal treatment. The staff is friendly and the service very good. The layout of the rooms is the same, however, each chalet is decorated differently. Every chalet has...

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Thank Kerstin Z
Boksburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 8 January 2015

Friendly service, Beautifull decor and lovely accomodation. Food was divine. Very clean and convenient rooms close to dinning are , own private courtyard for breakfast. Lovely outdoor shower. Ideal romantic break.

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1Thank Julene2015
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 7 January 2015

We went to Botsebotse for Xmas. What a great place, excellent service and awesome food. it was truly relaxing and we were made to feel at home. Lodge offers total privacy, will definitely be going back again

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Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Reviewed 5 January 2015

We travelled from Polokwane to this establishment...having pre booked & paid upfront for everything...meals; accommodation. A lodge in the Zebula game reserve..Yes. Security was v good on arrival. Breakfasts were good...sadly the same cannot be said of the dinners...a pre determined menu sadly...although they catered for our needs. Meals were poor considering the price they charge...on one occasion we were...

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Free Parking
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  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our discreet boutique getaway for the discerning traveler accommodates only eight 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 Big-5, all within a 15 minute radius by car. What makes Botsebotse different? Perhaps it is about the personal service or the luxuries that you enjoy so much such as breakfast in your PJ's 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 it's 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. That's why people come back to Botsebotse Luxury Retreat again and again, because it feels like home - even for the first time. 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 lanscape. Luxurious indoor and outdoor spaces, rare African artifacts and tasteful decor 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 is 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 shower, a private outdoor shower and undercover parking. All rooms have remote controlled air conditioning and heating, ceiling fans, comfortable Queen beds, refreshment stations, seating, flat screen televisions, DVD players, satellite TV, electronic safes and mini-bars. Room layouts are the same but the decor 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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Botsebotse Luxury Retreat

Address: 52 Zebula Nature Reserve and Golf Estate | Mabula District, Bela Bela 0480, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Bela Bela
Price Range: RM789 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“each room has a different decor. Choice may be between having morning or afternoon sun in the courtyard.”
 of 5 bubbles Bit_of_gardening, 23 Mar 2015 | Read review
“all rooms beautifully decorated”
 of 5 bubbles springs1570, 22 Mar 2015 | Read review
“They are all superb.”
 of 5 bubbles kirstyw653, 9 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Allrooms are equal”
 of 5 bubbles Tigchelaar-family, 28 Feb 2015 | Read review
“I personally like the "Marula" room as with its bright pink feature wall it seems a little lighter than the others. However, privacy is guaranteed in all rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles KerstinZ_13, 8 Feb 2015 | Read review
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