Otterskloof Private Game Reserve Philippolis Lodge or Self-catering, Free State
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  • Property TypeGame Lodge
  • Guests34
  • Rooms/Units12

About Otterskloof Private Game Reserve

Otterskloof Private Game Reserve lies on the border of the Free State and Northern Cape along the majestic Van Der Kloof Dam. Set in an unique part of South Africa, this jewel of the Free State awaits to surprise our visitors. The reserve is set on 13800 hectares of dramatic Karoo landscape with an unique river ecosystem containing, amongst others, breeding pairs of Cape clawless otters.


Otterskloof Private Game Reserve offers high standards in accommodation, close wildlife encounters, beautiful vistas, and personal service. The accommodation is spread over 2 lodges, each with it's own character:

Safari Lodge:
Safari Lodge is the main lodge and offers luxurious catered accommodation in a revamped farm homestead - each room with it's own separate entrance.

Standard Twin Rooms - En-Suite: Coffee making facilities, room fans, room heaters, warm blankets, shower.

Deluxe Family Rooms - En-Suite : Large room with additional beds on request, coffee making facilities, room fans, room heaters, warm blankets, shower

Safari Lodge Amenities:
Cosy fireplace
TV area with satellite television
E-mail and internet facilities
Pool table

Bush Lodge:
Set in a reclaimed hunting outpost and offers a close-to-nature private self-catering lodge with 3 en-suite bedrooms. All rooms en-suite (*a high-clearance vehicle is required - transfer to Bushlodge can be arranged)

Services and Activities

Game drives
Mountain biking
Conference facilities for up to 22 guests

Places of Interest

Van der Kloof Dam
Gariep Dam
Tigers at John Varty

Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Air-conditioning
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Cleaning materials supplied
  • Desk
  • Fireplace
  • Heater(s)
  • Kitchenette (semi-equipped)
  • Safe for valuables
  • Tea and coffee facilities

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Garden(s)
  • Guest lounge with TV
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (undercover)
  • Pets allowed (by arrangement)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Swimming pool

Food & Drink

  • Bar (fully licenced)
  • Restaurant / dining room


  • Free Wi-Fi

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Rooms & Rates

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Deluxe Family Rooms

Large Room with double bed, en-suite bathroom with shower as well as tea and coffee facilities. Additional beds available. One of the rooms has a built-in fireplace. Each room has a separate entrance.

Qty: 2
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-12 years are allowed; over 12 years treated as adults

Standard Twin Room

Room with twin beds, en-suite bathroom with shower as well as tea and coffee facilities. Each room has a separate entrance.

Qty: 9
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-12 years are allowed; over 12 years treated as adults

Bush Lodge

Remote Lodge,rented as a unit. 45 minute drive from main lodge in a high-clearance vehicle. 3 en-suite rooms with shower-3 of the rooms have twin beds and 1 of the rooms have 4 single beds. No electricity, gas appliances and LED ligts-generator available.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 8 guests (max 8 adults)
Children: from 0-12 years are allowed; over 12 years treated as adults

Guest Reviews

1 Review from travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewexcellent

It was one of the best places we've stayed at in years. The staff is very friendly and makes you feel at home. Margaret and her husband was amazing as well as the owner, Abel. Thank you for a wonderful experience. We will definitely go back.

November 2017

Catharina Louw (Douglas, Northern Cape)

Need to Know

Response timeOtterskloof Private Game Reserve typically responds to requests in 5-10 minutes.

Child policyChildren of all ages are welcome

Closest airport(s)
Bloemfontein Airport - 200km

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 14h00
Check-out by 10h00

Payment methods accepted by the propertyMastercard, Visa, EFT or secure online payment via

Listed on since February 2015

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