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Motswiri Private Safari Lodge

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Regretfully, we had only one night to stay at Motswiri (following three nights elsewhere in the reserve). Lions lounging, rhinos bathing (and the two keeping a careful eye on each other at the same "playpen" watering hole), elephants, a leopard (on a bouncing, off-road drive - Hooray! Big 5 sightings completed!), a dung-beetle demonstrating its rolling ability, giraffes, zebras, impalas,...

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Warwickshire, England
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our third visit to Madikwe and each time we have chosen a different lodge to enable us to see different parts of the huge reserve. Each lodge has been excellent and this was no exception. Our room was spacious and comfortable with a distinctly African feel. Little touches in the way the room was prepared for us each...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I chose to take some of our closest friends from Sydney to Motswiri for 4 nights in the self catering villa shortly after our wedding day. Needless to say, this place definitely exceeded our expectations and we had a holiday that will live long in the memory. Zede (the lodge manager and head ranger) was our ranger...

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Thank Warren K
Rockville, Maryland
Reviewed 4 March 2017

We stayed for 4 nights at Motswiri in the beginning of February. The staff are super attentive and go out of their way to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Our room was spacious, clean, and well kept throughout our stay. There is a small AC unit on the wall if needed. Outdoor shower was completely private, no worries....

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Thank hrryhood
Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 1 March 2017

we had four nights at the game reserve and we were looked after extremely well. Even though it rained heavily a few times, we made up time by being out for >four hours the next time. We saw many animals but only leopards were being evasive. The food was delicious and the rooms overlooked the waterhole and were well appointed.

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Thank P5949MDmikew
Mississauga
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We stayed in the private family villa with three separate rooms, separate washrooms, outdoor showers and a private pool. Incredible place with extremely friendly and helpful staff. Any issue or wish was promptly dealt with.

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Thank Raymond H
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Had an absolutely magical experience!! The lodge had a great atmosphere, beautifully styled and furnished. Created an intimate space for guests to socialise, yet the rooms were totally private and secluded. The staff were very professional, super friendly and accommodating. Our Ranger, Koenie, was fantastic! Will definitely be visiting again (probably many times)!!

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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We stay in motswiri private lodge for a few days. It's a wonderful place to be! Nice location and quiet. Game drives are very interesting and we have seen a lot of animals. Great! The rooms are very nice also. We come back...

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Thank Nicolett T
Reviewed 28 January 2017

We spent three days at the lodge and had some good room was great ....plenty of space, good facilities, great food...plenty of it! Staff were friendly, attentive and eager to please. We had some great storms during our visit..a bonus I guess!

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Thank Tom R
Mt. Pleasant, SC USA
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Have visited numerous times and it is always wonderful. Ranger and food excellent. Have 3 suggestions based upon a stay in a nearby lodge: enlarge watering hole to attract more animals, wifi and mini-fridge in each cabin. Hope to return soon.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Motswiri Private Safari Lodge, situated in the western side of the 75 000 hectare, Big Five, malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve in the North West Province, forms an integral part of The Madikwe Collection's exclusive portfolio of lodges. As its name suggests, Motswiri Private Safari Lodge is an exclusive lodge offering guests a personal bush experience, which is impossible to replicate in larger concerns. The lodge offer some of the best views in Madikwe as well as the tranquil feel given by the mature trees (mostly Leadwoods) under which the lodge's main building and five luxury bush villas nestle. Motswiri has luxurious accommodation, with each bush villa offering stunning views from private decks and multiple-slider bedrooms and bathrooms. Add double-sided fire places, air-conditioning/ ceiling fans, stunning bathrooms and an outdoor shower and you have a bush experience second to none. Then our Family Villa offer three rooms all with en-suite bathrooms. The Family villa boasts a private lounge area leading out onto a private deck and pool. At the main area of the lodge enjoy the rim-flow pool overlooking the waterhole, have a cocktail under the shade of the Motswiri trees (Leadwood in Tswana) on the main deck or just while away the day in the outside lounge and bar area. Fine cuisine is served in the dining room, under the Leadwood or around a roaring fire in the boma. Staff offer personal service in a relaxed but professional manner and the twice daily game drives are conducted by our rangers whose superb bush knowledge is imparted in the manner best suited to the bush knowledge of the guests on the specially designed landcruiser game viewing vehicle. Motswiri offers the option of individual bookings or exclusive use of the lodge for groups. The lodge is ideal for corporate, family / friend groups of up to ten people who do not wish to share the facilities with other guests. Motswiri is a mere 3- 1/2 hours drive from Johannesburg or for utter indulgence, guests can opt for a fly-in safari to the reserves all weather airstrip. Scheduled daily charters are available via the Federal Air Madikwe Charter Joint Venture Partnership. Lodge tariffs include luxury accommodation, two fabulous game drives per day and all meals. ... more   less 

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Address: Madikwe Game Reserve, Madikwe Game Reserve 1560, South Africa
Region: South Africa > North-West Province > Madikwe Game Reserve
Price Range: €494 - €728 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Motswiri Private Safari Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 5
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