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hexham
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed here with my 14 year old son at the beginning of August 2016. We fell in love with the place as soon as we arrived. We were fortunate enough to have the lovely Robynne as our driver and guide, and Mbungini as our tracker. They are an awesome team and we saw and learnt so much from them....

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Hurstpierpoint, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We spent three nights at Motswari from October 30 to November 2 and two nights at Geiger’s Camp, a couple of kilometres away, from November 2 to November 4 2016. Motswari Private Game Reserve is on the west side of Central Kruger and at the north end of Timbavati. There are no fences and so animals are free to roam...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

After three previous safaris in South Africa, we had high expectations and Motswari did not disappoint on any aspect. Met off a light aircraft from Jo'burg - the best way to travel after a long haul from the UK - by Robynne and Bricks, our Ranger and Tracker, we were quickly whisked to a warm welcome at the Lodge, a...

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1Thank George F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed 3 nights in Motswari and it is fantastic. The food is excellent, great ambience and top notch service, and the guides are amongst the best I have experienced - we saw the big five and a great variety of birds It is easy to get to from Hoedspruit airport.

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A safari has been a 'bucket list' holiday for us for many years and we took lots of advice and read many reviews before going to Motswari. What an incredible experience! We can only wholeheartedly endorse all the other wonderful reviews. Accommodation is excellent, food is excellent (I have a dairy intolerance which was catered for without any difficulty), everything...

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Southampton
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Motswari for the first part of our Honeymoon at the end of Oct 2016. It's hard not to repeat all the amazing reviews the place already has but it really is an incredible place to stay and I'm sure anyone who visits will be planning their return trip as soon as they get home (we certainly are!)....

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MotswariLodge, General Manager at Motswari Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you for your detailed review of Motswari. We feel truly privileged that you have chosen us to spend your special occasion with! I am delighted that we could meet your expectations and highly value your appreciation of the small details that made your stay so special. Your kind words will be shared with the team. We are looking forward...

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed here in 2012 for 4 nights but unfortunately could only stay for 2 nights this time. As we said in our last review, everything about Motswari is amazing - the location, the game drives, the animals, the meals, the rustic charm of the clean and comfortable facilities. What really makes it so special are the...

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MotswariLodge, General Manager at Motswari Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you very much for you review of Motswari. We were delighted to have you back with us and thank you for recognising the individual efforts as well as those of our team. I am very happy that we could deliver on your expectations the second time round. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon for that third...

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at Motswari for three nights as part of our honeymoon and it definitely exceeded our expectations. The reserve is about an hour's drive from Hoedspruit airport along one long road but we saw so many animals on that drive before we'd even reached the reserve. On arrival at Motswari we were greeted from the taxi...

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MotswariLodge, General Manager at Motswari Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your detailed review of Motswari. We highly value your appreciation of the small details and we feel very privileged that you have selected us to spend your special holiday with and I am delighted that we could meet your expectations. Thank you very much for recognising the special skillsets of Richard and Jackie. We are...

Sydney
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was just a wonderful place to experience the bush and game animals for the first time. I highly recommend motswiri game lodge at the Madikwe Reserve. I look forward to taking my kids here one day

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MotswariLodge, General Manager at Motswari Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review of Motswari. We are delighted that you had such a wonderful time and we are looking forward to welcoming you back soon! Kind regards Adriaan

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 October 2016

We absolutely loved our stay at Motswari. It's not as swanky as some other lodges we've stayed at, but is no worse for that. Rooms are nice, clean but fairly basic. Our room, Buffalo, had a nice view of the dry riverbed from the terrace. We weren't tempted to use the outdoor shower tho as it seemed pretty overlooked by...

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MotswariLodge, General Manager at Motswari Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Motswari. We highly value your constructive feedback regarding the outdoor shower and will action immediately. We are delighted that everything else could meet your expectations and thank you for recognising the skillsets of Kevin, Tiyani, Enoch and the Motswari team. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon! kind regards adriaan

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Open to the Kruger National Park and playing host to Africa's Big Five is Motswari Private Game Reserve. One of South Africa's jewels nestled within the Timbavati Nature Reserve, this family-owned and operated four-star luxury safari lodge prides itself on its warm atmosphere and luxurious accommodation.The name Motswari means "to conserve and protect" in Tswana and the owners have held the name to be a promise to each of their future friends who arrive to share in the splendour of an African sunset at this vintage bush lodge.The 150 square kilometres that make up the reserve are part of the greater Kruger Park and guests will be treated to wildlife in their natural habitats as part of their unforgettable experience of Southern Africa. Ideally situated and exclusive, Motswari Private Game Reserve holds the best of everything for the traveller to the untamed majesty that is Africa.If you’re looking for a relaxed atmosphere, peaceful communion with nature and a private experience on a traditional African game farm, this holiday location is for you!Morning and evening game drives in open Land Rovers with professional field guides and trackersMid morning bush walks * Safari walks in lieu of morning game drives guided by armed field guidesOvernight bush hiking and camping sleep-out experience for groups of 4 with experienced guides*Hide sleep-outs in the Motswari Game Reserve*Swimming pool*Boma & bush dinners*Pre-lunch safari interest talks*Curio shop at Motswari Game Lodge*Brunch, high tea (late lunch) and dinner*Library and Art Gallery with 24-hour internet facility at Motswari Game Lodge*Fully equipped air-conditioned conference room for 20 delegates at Motswari Game Lodge*An additional vehicle plus guide can be arranged for an extra cost per day and covers 2 game drives per day ... more   less 

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Address: Kruger National Park 2021, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
Price Range: €451 - €881 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Motswari Private Game Reserve 4*
Number of rooms: 15
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“All are lovely!”
 of 5 bubbles 599annie, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Elephant, Duiker and Buffalo all have views out on to the river bed where most animals pass by. The rest are set back within the camp.”
 of 5 bubbles Crannah10, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room overlooking the river”
 of 5 bubbles CHLondon, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Buffalo is a good room: it looks over the river bed and a good location”
 of 5 bubbles CaraP261, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We've stayed in several rooms and they're all good”
 of 5 bubbles tornillo2015, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
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