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Motswari Private Game Reserve

Kruger National Park 2021, South Africa
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  • Kruger National Park
    27.5 km
  • 4 star hotel
  • Free Wifi
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Fantastic experience at Motswari!
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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I recently visited the Motswari Private Game Reserve with a group of 15 travelers on a trip sponsored by our neighborhood book store in Washington, DC. We spent 3 nights at Motswari and I can't say enough about how wonderful the experience was. We went on 6 game drives, one each morning and afternoon, and saw a leopard, elephants, lions,...

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Best, The Netherlands
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our stay in Motswari was truely a life time experience. Something we will never forget. A true combination of fantastic accomodation, wonderful hospitality of all staff members, excellent food and the intense game drives provides the best experience one ever can have in the bush. Peter and I were amazed beyond our expectations about the wonders of the bush, the...

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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 take great pride in the fact that it exceeded your expectations. Thank you for highlighting and appreciating the skillsets of both the individuals that you interacted with most and those of the team. Your kind words will be shared...

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights back in September 2016. We were in the Leopard bungalow which was clean, comfortable and luxurious. We were so lucky to have Kevin and Petro as our game drive team, both were friendly and knowledgable and shared great stories about their experiences. They went above and beyond to make sure we had a fantastic...

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

Thank you for taking the time to review Motswari. We highly value your kind words and we are delighted that you had such an amazing safari experience. We thank you for recognising the individual skillsets and we are looking forward to welcoming you back soon! Kind regards Adriaan

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome staff Awesome lodge Awesome location Awesome food Awesome outdoor showers Awesome food (seriously awesome) The place is a must for anyone looking to book a game drive. There was nothing I could fault. I looked forward to seeing certain staff each day especially Goodman our tracker who was different class and prince at the bar area. Everyone seems happy...

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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 fantastic time and your kind words mean so much to the team and I....you are right we do love it here! We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards Adriaan

chicago
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I apologize for the extremely LATE review but would like to thank Marka (guide and driver) and Petro (tracker) for our first safari experience in our lives and also one of the best. These guys grew up in the bush so it was incredible to see how they respect the animals, hear their stories from life in the bush, and...

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

Thank you for taking the time to review Motswari. We highly value your kind words and we are delighted that you were so well taken care of. We thank you for recognising the individual skillsets and we are looking forward to welcoming you back soon for that elusive fifth animal to complete the Big 5! Kind regards Adriaan

surrey
Reviewed 12 December 2016

This was our first Safari experience & we would love to come back here. Chad our guide was an expert on the local flora & fauna & more especially where to find it. We saw all of the big 5 except lion, including 2 separate sightings of leopard, both with their kill. The individual lodges built in traditional style, with...

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

Thank you for taking time to review Motswari. We are delighted that you had such a fantastic first safari experience and highly value your kind words. We appreciate your recognition of the individual skillsets and trust that we can welcome you back soon for a second visit! Kind regards Adriaan

Sandefjord, Norway
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Recently arrived back home after my fourth stay at Motswari in three years ! That kind of says it all, doesn`t it ? People ask me: Why do you go back to the same place ..again and again and again ? The answer is simple: Motswari has it all !! You are stuck in the middle of the beautiful bush.....

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

Thank you so much for submitting your review of Motswari. We were delighted and honoured that you visited us again and we are already looking forward to welcoming you back! The bush is looking amazing after some good rains. Your kind words will be shared with all staff, Kind regards Adriaan

hexham
Reviewed 1 December 2016

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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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 we could deliver on your expectations and thank you for your kind words. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon! Kind regards Adriaan

Hurstpierpoint, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 November 2016

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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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. I am delighted that we could match your expectations and appreciate that you recognised the individual skillsets of amongst others, Angie and Goodman. We are...

Reviewed 29 November 2016

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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Thank you so much for your review of Motswari. We are delighted that we could deliver on your expectations and thank you for your kind words. We are super happy that Giraffe's Nest lived up to the reputation....and we finally got some good rains, even the river in front of the lodge holds water now! We are looking forward to...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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: $622 - $1,286 (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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