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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 20 February 2016

What an experience! We would particularly like to thank our guide and tracker Petros and Petro who took our family of four on an adventure we will never forget. We learnt so much and we're lucky enough to not only see the big five and so many more animals, but also to hear the stories behind the animals and their...

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Thank you very much for taking the time to review Motswari - We highly value your feedback and we hope we can welcome you back soon! Very Best Wishes from us all Adriaan

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Had a wonderful time at Motswari in June of last year with my partner and family. We saw 4 of the big 5 (didn't see leopard), but overall we greatly enjoyed it at Motswari. The guides are great, food/wine is wonderful, and the property is amazing. Way off the beaten path, but definitely worth every penny. One recommendation would be...

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Thank you very much for taking the time to review Motswari - We highly value your feedback and we hope we can welcome you back soon! Very Best Wishes from us all Adriaan

Spartanburg
Reviewed 17 February 2016

The staff is great and will make your stay amazing; you arrive a guest and leave a friend! We saw everything you can imagine ! I love the fact you can go off roading . The food,staff,rooms and drives were all amazing ! Giant kudos to our guide Shadrack and tracker Goodman. They were a fount of knowledge and could...

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to review Motswari - We highly value your feedback and we hope we can welcome you back soon! Very Best Wishes from us all Adriaan

West Midlands
Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

From the beginning of the trip we were treated to the best service. We arrived into hoedspruit airport and picked up by a driver from Motswari. The driver was lovely and stopped to show us different elephants and giraffes as we drove towards the Motswari game reserve. We were met with a really nice welcome from the staff who handed...

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to review Motswari - We highly value your feedback and we hope we can welcome you back soon! Very Best Wishes from us all Adriaan

Hong kong
Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

It is going to take something extraordinary to better the time we have just spent at Motswsri. Every member of staff we dealt with greeted us with a smile, adriaan the manger was checking in with guests making sure they were always happy, with the team they have assembled there this seems like an easy job. Have to mention Shadrack...

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to review Motswari - We highly value your feedback and we hope we can welcome you back soon! Very Best Wishes from us all Adriaan

Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

Absolutely incredible! Myself and the 5 other members of my family have all agreed this was the most unforgettable time of our lives! Up on first arrival all staff greeted you with a hand shake and introduced themselves, giving it a very professional feeling from the second we arrived. We were shown around the area to the different eating areas,...

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Motswari - I am very pleased that you enjoyed the experience and your kind words will be shared with the team. We hope to welcome you back very soon! Best Wishes from us all Adriaan

Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 11 February 2016

I don’t think words can fully explain the feeling of staying in the bush. Everything about it is first class – the accommodation, the food, the game drives and most especially our ranger. The lodge has all you need and the servicing is excellent. Breakfasts and dinner are superb. And it is all so laid back and relaxed and in...

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Thank you very much for taking the time to review Motswari - We highly value your feedback and we hope we can welcome you back soon! Very Best Wishes from us all Adriaan

New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Reviewed 11 February 2016

We spent four days there. The places EXCEEDED our expectations in every way. The service was outstanding. The staff were professional and friendly and knew every guest by name. The food was excellent. The tour guide Henry was unbelievably knowledgable. The management staff were also so hospitable. I will post pics a a later time but for now I HIGHLY...

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Thank you so much for taking the time to review Motswari - I am very pleased that you enjoyed the experience and your kind words will be shared with the team. We hope to welcome you back one day soon! Best Wishes from us all Adriaan

Zutphen, The Netherlands
Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

One says that Botswana and Sabi Sands have the best sightings but our game drives at Motswari have been better than the ones we did in Chobe, Okavango or Sabi Sands. Three lions just after the buffalo kill, a pack of wild dogs and so much more. But the passionate guidance of Marka made the safari just wonderful. Our river...

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Thank you very much for taking the time to review Motswari - We highly value your feedback and constructive suggestions and hope we can welcome you back soon! Very Best Wishes from us all Adriaan

Uckfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 February 2016

This was our 2nd visit 7 Nights 8 days of laughter excitement and wonders of the bush. Motswari is a Special place That gets to your heart. Thanks to Robynne and her Tracker Mbyongi (sorry for spelling ) for teaching us so much and giving us time to see photograph and enjoy the amazing wild life. Also cant forget the...

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Thank you very much for taking the time to review Motswari - We highly value your feedback and we hope we can welcome you back soon for some more safari fun! Very Best Wishes from us all Adriaan

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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: $771 - $1,437 (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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