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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 9 December 2014

I spent my anniversary weekend at Botse Botse and I enjoyed my stay.They set up a special dinner outside for us which was really nice.The breakfast is provided in your own courtyard which i thought was a nice touch.The mini bar prices are not expensive so you don't mind indulging.The meat options are good for dinner but the vegetarian could...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 13 November 2014

We managed to get a last minute booking at Botse Botse as there was a cancellation. We were a little skeptic when we heard the price but also very excited as the price again indicated that we can expect absolute quality. Our arrival and welcoming was great and couldn't expect more. The general facility is pleasing on the eye and...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 November 2014

Absolutely loved spending my birthday weekend at Botsebotse Luxury Retreat. From the moment we arrived the staff was super efficient and helpful. The rooms are beautifully laid out and love the exclusivity of the lodge. Andrew the chef is fantastic. He does not just give you food but more like art. Every dish we had was picture perfect and when...

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Polokwane, South Africa
Reviewed 14 October 2014

we had the best first date ever at botse botse on the wekend 03 to 05 october, thanks to yvonne and anne for their excellent service and the chefs meals were too good we had to forget about the diet for that weekend. this might just be our anniversary getaway as it started there.

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Centurion, South Africa
Reviewed 26 August 2014

What a really fantastic weekend, for the romantics at heart or just want a chilled weekend away I would highly recommed BotseBotse. The amazing staff , Amanda and her team where absolutly fantastic and the food was out of this world. The little personal touches in the rooms and the smiling faces and chats with the staff will be really...

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Thank Chris J
Botsebotse, Owner at Botsebotse Luxury Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Chris, thank you so much for your great feedback. We appreciate your kind comments and welcome your recommendations. The Botsebotse team loved having you at Botsebotse and look forward to being of service to you again in future.

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 11 August 2014

Wow, i dont know where to start because everything was of high standard. From the warmth welcome that we received as we stepped out of the Car, welcome drink & the tour of the place we booked. Im telling you Botse Botse Luxury Retreat is a beautiful place to be hey !!! The attention we received from the lovely ladies...

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Botsebotse, Owner at Botsebotse Luxury Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great feedback which we sincerely appreciate. Apart from motivating us to do even better, it gives us great satisfaction and pride in what we do. All of the best and we hope to see you again.

Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 4 August 2014

This is our second visit to Botsebotse. And once again it was an incredible experience. From having Amanda and staff coming out to meet us outside as our car came to a stop when we arrived, to the chalk notes in our room and the rose petals & the towels shaped into animals that we found on our bed each...

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Botsebotse, Owner at Botsebotse Luxury Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Mpho guests like you guys are part of the Botsebotse family so needless to say the staff loved having you back and are looking forward to seeing you again. Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback and for being such wonderful guests. It makes what we do an absolute pleasure.

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 4 August 2014

Not more than 8min from the Elephant Safari, Game Drives and many other activities. We had a lovely anniversary there, great staff and great attention to detail. The food was truly unique and delicious while the chef always made an appearance to see if there could've been something more or better... well not a single complaint or addition from our...

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Botsebotse, Owner at Botsebotse Luxury Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your wonderful feedback. We are delighted to hear that your enjoyed yourself and that you had fun with the game experiences. The Botsebotse team enjoyed being of service to you and is looking forward to seeing you again in future.

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 3 August 2014

We booked the proposal package - really romantic. Great food and friendly service. Massage could have been better. Nice getaway close enough to Joburg. Great activities close by (elephant safari). We enjoyed our stay

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Botsebotse, Owner at Botsebotse Luxury Retreat, responded to this review

Congratulations on your engagement and thank you for your valuable feedback. We welcome feedback about all aspects of our service and I am pleased to let you know that although we accommodate only eight guests at a time, we have based on your feedback, appointed a full time therapist and have developed a new spa menu to improve on the...

Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 14 July 2014

Botsebotse team where absolutely amazing. The food,room and atmosphere were absolutely fantastic. Words aren't enough to express our gratitude for the wonderful treatment we received. Amanda,Madel and the rest of the team, we cannot thank you guys enough.

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Botsebotse, Manager at Botsebotse Luxury Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Levi, One can' do it without great staff, so thank you so much for your feedback. All of the best and we hope to see you again.

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Paid Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • 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: $232 (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.”
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