Otterskloof Private Game Reserve
Philippolis, Transgariep - Accommodation
ESTABLISHMENT OVERVIEW:In the unique landscape between the Northern Cape and the Free State on the banks of the Vanderkloof Dam, lies Otterskloof Private Game Reserve - an 18 000 hectares (44000 acres) reserve offering two accommodation options, up close and personal wildlife encounters, beautiful vistas, and personal service. To make your visit unique - we give you the freedom to roam, the farm becomes yours for your stay, making the experience truly yours. Because we are only 2 hours from Bloemfontein, we make an ideal active (or lazy) family weekend.
Our reserve focuses on game management and rare game breeding for future generations. We have a rich history portrayed in individual safari lodges, each one has its own unique style and atmosphere, with abundant South African hospitality.We offer high standards in luxury accommodation, close wildlife encounters, beautiful vistas, and personal service. The accommodation is spread over 2 lodges, each with it's own character : Safari Lodge is the main lodge and offers luxurious catered accommodation in a revamped farm homestead - each room with it's own separate entrance, air-conditioners and en-suite bathrooms.Guests can choose from our deluxe family rooms or a standard twin room.
Bush Lodge is set in a reclaimed hunting outpost and offers a close-to-nature private self-catering lodge with 3 en-suite bathrooms.Bush Lodge is a 45 minute drive from the main lodge and can only be reached with a high-clearance vehicle.This rustic self-catering hide-away is only rented out as unit for a flat rate of R 1 475,00 for a maximum of 2 people. Additional guests can be accommodated at a cost of R 270 ,00 per person per night(to a maximum of 6 additional guests.)
Otterskloof is not only a game reserve but offers numerous activities, including fly and normal fishing, trail running, mountain bike trails, star gazing in our unpolluted skies, boating and 102km of self drive tracks mapped out for your enjoyment.
The reserve is home to 32 species, including the rare Roan, Sable, Buffalo and Giraffe. Indigenous fauna and flora grow in protected areas across the reserve.
The staff at Otterskloof is at your service, to personally ensure that your wildlife safari and stay with us will rank amongst the best you ever experience
Facilities & Amenities includes:
Facilities available at Otterskloof Private Game Reserve, Philippolis, Transgariep
- Animal Friendly
- Children Welcome
- Conference Facilities
- Secure Parking
- Air Conditioning
- Non Smoking
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GPS Co-Ordinates: 25° 16' 12.9" E / 30° 16' 0.4" S
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Driving to Otterskloof Private Game Reserve in Philippolis, Transgariep
|Departing: Bloemfontein Airport|
|Address: Unnamed Road, Linquinda, Bloemfontein, 9301, South Africa|
|Distance: 180 km / Duration: 1 hour 58 mins|
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|2.||At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit||1.3 km|
|3.||Merge onto N8||2.1 km|
|4.||Exit onto M10||9.6 km|
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|8.||Turn left to merge onto N1||101 km|
|9.||Take exit 75 toward R704/Trompsburg/R717/Philippoblis/Smithfield||0.6 km|
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|12.||Turn left onto Voortrekker St/R717||0.7 km|
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