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Motswari Private Game Reserve

4.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Timbavati, Kruger National Park 2021, South Africa
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We saved the best for last. Our 3 week vacation in South Africa ended with 3 nights at this amazing Safari Lodge. Rooms are extremely well appointed, food is outstanding and the staff is terrific. Thanks to everyone for making our stay so memorable. Special thanks to our guide Chadrak and tracker Tiani for their exceptional work in showing us... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our 3 days in Motswari came at the end of a 3 week holiday in South Africa. Before Motswari, we had already fallen in love with the country and the people, from cosmopolitan Cape Town to backwater Zulu villages and plenty in between. However, the Motswari experience made everything which had gone before seem ordinary. The location, the staff and... More

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

What a fantastic heading to read on a Saturday morning! I am so glad that you enjoyed your time at Motswari and will certainly make sure that Herold and Difference see your kind words!! We look forward to welcoming you back one day soon! Very Best Regards from your friends at Motswari. David More

Hitchin, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our three days at Motswari exceeded all our expectations, from the welcome on arrival making sure we got lunch and straight onto the game drive to an almost teary goodbye with our ranger and tracker and everything in between. The rooms were spacious and clean the food amazing, all the staff so hospitable and most importantly we got to see... More

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

I am so pleased you enjoyed your time with us at Motswari! We look forward to welcoming you back one day soon!! Very Best Regard from us all David More

Jessheim, Norway
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We spent 4 days at Motswari in July 2014 and had one of our best - ever - safari experience. The lodge was incredibly comfortable, the food was delicous and the whole team was fantastic and friendly. Special thanks to our dedicated rangers Josh and Richard, as well as our professional trackers Jacky and Petrus. The lodge is beautifully located,... More

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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 look forward to many more from Norway and Switzerland!! I am pleased to report that Lexi did not have chicken pox, but I hope your son has recovered!! Very Best Regards from the whole Motswari Family. Dave More

Newport, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed for 3 nights at Motswari. It was a long trip from the gate but was well worth it, it was a fantastic experience from start to finish. Everyone, without exception, was friendly and helpful and nothing was too much trouble. Special thanks to Robin and Diffference, our guide and tracker respectively, who treated us to such memorable sites.... More

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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 will make sure that Robin, Difference and the whole team see your kind words! I hope to see you back at Motswari one day soon. Very Best Regards from the whole Motswari family. Dave More

Belo Horizonte, MG
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10 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Motswari is excellent in any aspects. - Great safari area - not only for the big 5, but for animals you don't usually see in other places - Excellent food - Fine dining, surprise bush breakfasts... prepare to gain some kilos - Fantastic service - from the moment you arrive until the last minute, the whole team is there to... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to review Motswari - I am delighted that you enjoyed your time in the Timbavati! I will make sure that Richard, Petros, Prudence and the whole team see your kind words. Very Best Regards from us all Dave More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for 5 nights here and everything was brilliant!From the food to the game drives and from the staff to the accommodation,all was faultless.We have been travelling on African safaris for many years in different countries and would not hesitate to recommend this lodge without any reservation.A special thanks to Liz,Alfie,Lea and Shadrack-Barry and Sue Cozens,Manchester,UK.

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Thank you very much for taking the time to review Motswari - I am delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and will make sure that the whole team see your kind words. I hope to see you back here one day soon! Very Best Wishes from us all Dave More

Nuenen, The Netherlands
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10 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a perfect Safari Lodge. Everything was just perfect. We stayed for 5 nights and had the most amazing safari experience ever. Harold the guide and Difference the tracker were outstanding. We had superb wildlife sightings, everything (and more) we hoped for. We're very keen on photography and Harold completely understood how to position the car, for the perfect picture.... More

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

What a fantastic review heading to open up early on a Sunday morning! Thank you so much for reviewing Motswari and I will make sure that Herold, Difference and the whole Motswari team see your kind words. Very Best Wishes from the whole Motswari family. Dave More

Johannesburg, Michigan
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in Motswari for three nights and we have one regret: our stay was too short. The rooms are as comfortable as it gets, the staff professional, and more importantly very warm and welcoming. The food was simply divine, and the surroundings magnificent. The traditional rondavels and the thatched commons areas blend superbly into the landscape. The magic of... More

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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 to welcome you back one day soon!! Very Best Regards from us all Dave More

Sydney
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the moment you arrive at Motswari you are welcomed into the "family" by Liz and Mpumi and you will be looked after as a friend for your stay. Thank you Liz, thank you Mpumi and thank you Lee! Lee is the talented chef who organises the meals which are fabulous, far beyond what anyone has a right to expect... More

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

Thank you so much for the review... I have already read it to Mpumi, but will make sure that Liz, Leigh and the whole team see your kind words! I am delighted that you enjoyed your time at Motswari and I hope to welcome you back one day soon!! Very Best Wishes from us all Dave More

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Address: Timbavati, Kruger National Park 2021, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Motswari Private Game Reserve 4*
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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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