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Motswari Private Game Reserve

4.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Timbavati, Kruger National Park 2021, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I'm a little delayed writing this review, but my husband and I stayed at Motswari during our honeymoon last year and had an absolutely wonderful stay. Everything was fantastic from the welcome on arrival to the room, the food and of course the twice daily game drives! We stayed in the Elephant Room which I'd recommend as it sits on... More

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited Motswari for 4 nights and had the most amazing time. The staff are all friendly and welcoming and go out of their way to ensure you are having a great time. The safari itself is fantastic, the ability to go 'off-roading' and get closer to the animals than I thought would be possible was awesome. Our guides Richard... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was my first time to Motswari and I can't begin to tell you how wonderful it was. The staff were so amasing and helpful and the food was to die for. The accommodation there was extremely comfortable and I loved sleeping in the leopard hut. I thought I knew what I was going to see but for the first... More

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Hooksett, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Motswari was the third stop on our African Honeymoon. It was our first ever safari and it was a one of a kind experience. I can’t think of one single complaint I have about our stay at Motswari besides the fact that we only got to stay two nights! Our guide Chad was undoubtedly the best guide at Motswari- and... 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 write this great review of Motswari and thank you for making Chad unbearably proud of his guiding skills! He is certainly a big part of the Motswari family and we are very glad and lucky to have him here... as we are with all the guides! I am delighted that you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

All these glowing reviews are true - this is a very special place. We arrived in time for lunch and then immediately went out on our first game drive. We managed 6 during our 3 night stay and they were all spectacular in different ways - thank you to Godfrey and Goodman and then Herold and Difference. Although I was... More

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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 write this review - I am delighted that you enjoyed the experience and I certainly agree that the game drive G&T is hard to top anywhere in the world! I will make sure that Godfrey, Goodman, Herold, Difference and all the team see your kind words and I hope we can... More

Pacific Palisades, Califoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Motswari is the perfect combination of "living in the bush" and "living in lush surroundings." The food was great, the people so helpful. It was my second visit in 2 years. After my first I knew I had to bring my family to experience South Africa and Motswari in particular. It was even better than my first visit.

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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 great to welcome you back and am so glad that your family enjoyed the experience I hope to see you back here one day soon!! Very Best Regards from us all Dave More

Murten, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed 3 nights at Motswari and it was just perfect! We saw the big 5 not only once during the 6 drives, this was just incredible! We have nothing to complain about this lodge, service, room, food and hospitality were just great! THANK YOU VERY MUCH TO THE MOTSWARI TEAM!!!

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

I am so glad you enjoyed your time with us!! I hope the rest of your holiday went well and that we can welcome you back to Motswari one day very soon!! Very Best Regards from us all at Motswari Dave More

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for 3 days and wished we could stay longer. We saw 4 of the 5 big five on our first safari. The guides went behind every rustle behind the bush to check whether the leopards were hiding there. The food was great and the ambiance great

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

Thank you so much for this review of Motswari - I am so glad you enjoyed your time with us and do hope we can welcome you back to Motswari one day soon! Very Best Regards from us all David More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having just spent five nights at the Motswari Game Reserve it exceeded our wildest expectations. Accommodation, Food, Game drives all first class and the entire team is superb A special than you to our guide Richard and his tracker Jacky who truly made this an unforgettable experience. If you are lucky enough to have Dave host your dinner table you... More

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

Phil & Jan - thank you so much for taking the time to write this review of Motswari and I am so glad you enjoyed your time with us despite me banging on about honey badgers at every meal!! It was a pleasure having you with us and will ofcourse ensure that Richard, Jacky and the whole Motswari team see... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Basically, all posters before me have said it - Motswari is a beautiful and very special place. If you are thinking of going there, think no longer, go. I'm sure you will love it. My 4th visit to Motswari, and getting there is a bit like coming home. I stayed in the newly refurbished and beautiful duiker bungalow, which has... More

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

So sorry to have missed you this time Nathalie, but am glad the team looked after you well and that you enjoyed your latest installment of Motswari!!! I guided for many years and I never saw leopards mating so that truly is an amazing sighting... very special! Thank you so much for reviewing us, for leaving chocolate once again and... 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*
Number of rooms: 15
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