Botsebotse Bush Retreat is situated in the malaria free Zebula Game and Country Reserve, 2 hours drive from Johannesburg and guests have access to all the facilities at this 5-star private reserve offering a health spa, an 18-hole Peter Matkovich golf course, wildlife, guided game drives, game walks, birding, fishing and the wild cat animal care centre, home to the reserve’s adorable sponsored cuddle cubs. Guests that prefer to fly to this extraordinary venue will be collected from the reserve’s private landing strip by Botsebotse’s Guest Relations Officer who will coordinate their intinary during their stay.
Botsebotse is an exclusive four en-suite luxury boutique bush retreat and the perfect choice for those who want to indulge in a little bit of romance or escape and seek reprieve from hectic city life. Hiring Botsebotse is ideal for those special occasions such as weddings, birthdays, or any type of gathering where you might like Botsebotse to yourselves. Guests will have full and exclusive use of Botsebotse’s superb facilities and will be attended to by Botsebotse’s really friendly and able staff.
The retreat has been built using natural materials that blend seamlessly with the surrounding landscape, characterized by rare African artifacts and luxurious African indoor and outdoor spaces. No luxury was spared and a conscious decision was made to only cater for a small number of guests to ensure guests of privacy and an experience they will remember forever.
The reserve’s pristine African bushveld is home to over 300 bird species and 600 free roaming animals and game such as Warthog, Zebra, Kudu, Eland, Waterbuck, Bushbuck, and Giraffe are to be found within short walking distance. Indulging in the teak hot bubble spa, a stone throw away from the waterhole, which is lit at night, might include surprise visits from animals visiting the waterhole to quench their thirst.
A safari styled Lapa, shaded or open teak decks, a crystal-clear pool and comfortable outdoor and indoor lounges are ideal for relaxation and game spotting. At night guests can enjoy a roaring fire in the main boma or bush boma, gaze at a clear starlit African sky and listen to the cries of the jackal. You could chill out at the fireplaces in the tempting lounge areas or watch your favourite sporting event in Botsebotse’s cozy bar.
Botsebotse’s luxurious and spacious temperature controlled double en-suites have large comfortable beds, beautifully dressed with superior linen and mosquito nets and meticulous attention to guests’ comfort includes well stocked refreshment stations, electronic safes and goodie boxes with those special little extras that you might need during your stay. Botsebotse’s romantic surprise turndowns are specially prepared to suit the occasion and are sure to delight. Guests have the option to enjoy breakfast, lunch or intimate candle lit dinners in the privacy of their own courtyards if they so wish.
The lavish en-suite bathrooms have freestanding egg shaped baths, oversized walk-in showers, enchanting private outdoor “bush shower-baths” and ample luxury pamper items to spoil yourself.
Award winning chef Patrick Moirwagale has worked in some well known restaurants worldwide, including Orange in Nelspruit; the top class Forum Homini “Roots”; The Lost City; Walt Disney Resort in Florida U.S.A; and undertook a promotional tour with Disney World to Italy, France and Spain. Patrick’s list of satisfied patrons include President Thabo Mbeki, Danny K, the Black Eyed Peas and Boys 2 Men.
The menu at Botsebotse is for the most discerning palette and this unique venue can cater for small intimate dinners through to special events including wedding parties. The selection of food is as wide as the selection of dining venues, which include the dining room, outdoor decks, a cozy bar, two boma’s, guests’ own private courtyards adjacent to each room, or even a picnic in a secluded spot or under the starry sky.
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