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Motswari Private Game Reserve

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 September 2015

We will never forget our time at Motswari. We came away from this trip with a better understanding of nature and also a realization that we city dwellers are so far removed from it. My husband and I were like kids, so excited about every single thing we were shown. Our guide Henry, whom we nicknamed Henry Google and the...

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

I do like a good positive heading! Thank you very much for this detailed review of Motswari - It was a pleasure meeting you both and great to join you for dinner to discuss the rights and wrongs of driving schools in particular! I am also glad that your night with Josh at the tented camp was such a success!...

Reviewed 26 September 2015 via mobile

Went here on our honeymoon in May. We both thoroughly enjoyed. We stayed in Geigers camp and received excellent service and delicious food. All staff were very friendly. We will definitely be back soon. The safari was amazing, we saw all of the big 5!

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Motswari - I am so glad you enjoyed the stay!! Very Best Wishes from the entire Motswari family Dave

Reviewed 24 September 2015

Our second visit to motswari once again a excellent visit we had Brian and Goodman as our Guide and tracker excellent team thank you guys,food great staff friendly it is true that you start as a guest and leave asa friend was lovely to see people again we stayed elephant room this time it was lovely though all the rooms...

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Motswari. I am delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and hope we can welcome you back for yet another visit some time soon! Very Best Wishes from us all Dave

Manama, Bahrain
Reviewed 20 September 2015

This safari camp is unbelievable! Very nice rooms, the food is wonderful and all the staff are very friendly and helpful, but, the best part are the twice daily game drives! We saw everything! I cannot begin to describe how great it was! Our guide Chad and our spitter Goodman were superb! So informative and knowledgeable. We have traveled all...

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

What a fantastic heading!! Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay at Motswari - I am delighted that you enjoyed the experience. Very Best Wishes from us all Dave

Athens, Georgia
Reviewed 15 September 2015

We've been there twice--once for our honeymoon and once for our anniversary. Both times were fantastic. The guides were knowledgeable and the food was wonderful. The owners were there the second time we were there, and did everything they could to make sure it was a great experience.

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I am so glad your return trip lived up to expectations!! Thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay and I hope we can welcome you back for a third time one day soon. Very Best Wishes from us all Dave

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 14 September 2015

We stayed for five days at Motswari and enjoyed all aspects of our stay. The staff are friendly and cater to all needs. We made a rookie traveler error and left two important items at Letaba Rest Camp in Kruger. Reception had those items to us the next day, which is no small feat considering the distance between the two...

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Motswari - it was a pleasure having you both here and hope we will see you back one day soon!! Very Best wishes from us all Dave

Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Reviewed 3 September 2015

The people here are lovely. Great guides (Dave and Difference!) and the lovely staff totally make the difference ;) The food is excellent, breakfast, lunch and dinner are superb. It is amazing to live amongst the animals, sit on the veranda and see giraffes pass by. Magical place and I will never forget it!

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to review Motswari - I am delighted that you enjoyed your Timabavati experience and I hope we will see you back one day soon. Very Best Wishes from the whole Motswari family. Dave

Bribie Island, Australia
Reviewed 2 September 2015

A very traditional lodge, thatch roof and rustic fittings, The rooms are large airy and comfortable, the grounds are well kept with minimal impact on Nature. The food is excellent accompanied by a good selecting of drinks. The staff cannot do enough for you though language can be a problem with some. The guides and vehicles are superb though the...

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Motswari - I am so glad that you enjoyed your time with us and I hope we can welcome you back one day soon!! Very Best Wishes from us all Dave

Gold Coast Hinterland, Australia
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Motswari was outstanding. From the staff, the food and the accommodation, this was an amazing visit. The always smiling staff catered to all our needs. The game drives were rewarding mainly due to our engaging guide, Chad Cocking. Chad is passionate about the environment and dispenses his knowledge in such an entertaining, but informative manner. I cannot give enough praise...

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

Although Chad's humour is debatable, he will be delighted with your kind words and we love being seen as the benchmark for lodges!!! I am so glad you enjoyed your time with us and hope we can welcome you back one day soon! Very Best Regards from us all Dave

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 31 August 2015

We had high expectations on Motswari and they all came true. Motswari is able to steal your heart away with the beautiful scenery, the amazing and friendly staff next to the great breakfast and lunches. We enjoyed every moment of it being part of Godfreys crew we spent hours in the bush trying to find that special animal, river crossing...

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Thank you so much for taking the time to review Motswari - I am so glad that you enjoyed your time with us and Godfrey will be delighted that you enjoyed the wildlife experience! I hope we can welcome you back one day very soon!! Best Regards from us all Dave

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free Internet
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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: $565 - $1,484 (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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