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Motswari Private Game Reserve
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Reviewed 6 January 2012

Our first safari trip will be unforgettable thanks to all the wonderful staff and the whole experience that we got on Motswari. All staff were professional and absoluetly make this place .

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 January 2012

Second time in Motswari, and it's even better. All is simple, but very well organised and planned. Rangers are making each safari a unique experience. I can only recommend it, and will for sure come back again

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 November 2011

Stayed at Motswari for 2 nights as part of a Travel Agent FAM trip and had the most amazing time! Other than the surroundings, the lovely spacious rooms all with their own different features, and the extraordinary food, the staff absolutely make this place!!! Thea and Dave are the perfect hosts and nothing is ever too much.. but the biggest praise has to go to the Rangers.. Herold and Difference made the whole trip! They were informative and the most amazing spotters! Managed to see The Big 5 all in one day! Massive thank you to all the team at Motswari I will hopefully be visiting again soon!! Keep up the good work!

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  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled on business
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Thank Lollie69
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Reviewed 24 November 2011

We have recently returned from a holiday in SA and Motwari was the highlight. Seeing the famous white lions of the Timbavati was a bonus. The accommodation was pure comfort, the facilities were comparable to a 5 star hotel but in the wilds of the African Bush! Just wonderful, we have to go back!

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 November 2011

I won a trip to Motswari and can honestly say it was one of the most magical places I have ever been. From the moment we arrived, we were treated superbly and all the staff were always on hand to help. The game drives (the highlight for me) were incredibly informative and definitely lived up to my expectations. We saw the big 5 within 2 drives and I couldn't believe how close we actually got to the animals, I even had to ask our guide to move further back as I had a zoom lens on my camera and all I could see were eyes at one point :-)

Dinner in the boma was superb, you sit with the same people that you go on drives with as well as your guide. This allows you to get to know one another and the guides definitely have some interesting stories to keep you entertained and of course the food was fantastic!

All in all, I can't praise Motswari enough. I really didnt want to leave and can say they honestly believe in their slogan and go out of their way to achieve it. "Arrive as a visitor, leave as a friend."

I will definitely go back to Motswari and would recommend it to everyone. Thanks for making our trip so enjoyable.....see you soon!

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 October 2011

We stayed at the Motswari for two nights and we met all the wildlife except the Lions.
The game drives with Patrick as the tracker and Godfrey behind the wheel of his beloved Landrover were just amazing! Exciting "hunts" for Rhinos and a Leopard or just peacefully watching the grazing Elephants and Buffaloes everything was on offer. And if you're lucky you can spot a nocturnal cat on your way home to the lodge. In this two days we learned a lot about the animals and vegetation of area thanks to the big knowledge of the guides.
The food was brilliant and there was plenty of it. Breakfast and lunch with a view over the dry river bed and the grazing antelopes and dinner under the stars of the southern sky; you can't ask for more.
Like the whole lodge the rooms were clean, roomy and very nicely decorated.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 October 2011

Food, accommodation and game drives were all spectacular. Cannot recommend highly enough.

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MotswariLodge, General Manager at Motswari Private Game Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2011

We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and hope to welcome you back to Motswari soon!

Best Regards from all of us here in the bush!

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Additional Information about Motswari Private Game Reserve

Address: Kruger National Park 2021, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 17 Speciality Lodging in Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
Price Range: $806 - $1,544 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Motswari Private Game Reserve 4*
Number of rooms: 15
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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