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Motswari Private Game Reserve

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Timbavati, Kruger National Park 2021, South Africa
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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... More 

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Stirlingshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed at Motswari from 07/07/15 for four nights as the first leg of our honeymoon. We arrived with generally high expectations of the place and what our experience would hold. I want to clearly state that this experience was perfection from the moment we arrived. Upon arrival, my wife and I were met by Dave and... More 

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

Thank you so much for this detailed review of Motswari - I am so glad that you enjoyed your time with us and even happier to hear that you would come back for a second visit! I will make sure that your feedback is seen by all! Very Best Regards from all of us at Motswari Dave More 

Stavanger, Norway
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The stay in Motswari has been far beyond our expectations. We were warmly welcomed at our arrival. All staff are so helpful and friendly, and they have done all possible to make our stay perfect. The food is excellent, and served with great hospitality. We have seen animals in and around the garden, and for us the pool was great... More 

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

Thank you for the great review Tore - I am delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and will ensure the whole team see your great feedback! Very Best Wishes from us all Dave More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have to say this was the best experience I have ever had. I booked Motswari for me and my husband for part or our first trip to South Africa. I did do a lot of research, but had never been on anything like this before, so I didn't have anything to compare it to. We arrived in the dark... More 

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

Thank you so much for this detailed review of Motswari - I am so happy that the people made such a strong impression on you and will certainly ensure that the whole team see your kind words! I hope I can welcome you back one day soon. Very Best Regards from the whole Motswari family!! Dave More 

Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Choosing where to stay during our safari was a really difficult process for us. From the Trip Advisor and Blog reviews, it sounded like everything was going to be at least good. Trying to figure out which spots were better was really difficult. Ultimately we settled on 3 nights at Motswari in the Timbavati area and 3 nights at Lion... More 

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

Its fantastic to receive such detailed feedback - it really helps us to stay sharp and to improve! I am delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and will certainly make sure the entire team see your kind words!! Very Best Wishes from us all Dave More 

Tampa, Florida
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19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had high expectations of our African safari trip, and Motswari did not disappoint. From arrival to departure, everything was first class. The rooms are gorgeous, with all the amenities needed, including a few animals waiting for you at your door (seriously). The food is delicious and pleasantly served. Everyone you come across on the grounds go beyond just being... 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 hope to welcome you back one day soon with the rest of the family! I will make sure that Marka sees your feedback - he will be delighted! Very Best Regards from us all Dave More 

Hamburg, Germany
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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just been at Motswari Game Lodge. Wonderful setting along a river bed. Animals come close, one night we had an elephant feeding between the bungalows. Nyala walking through the Lodge. Great animal sightings. Our guide Richard (with tracker Jacky) had extensive knowledge about the bush, mammals and birds. He had worked at Sabie Sands before. Saw different leopards 3 times,... 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 such a detailed review of Motswari! I am delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and will ensure your positive words are seen by the whole team. I hope I can welcome you back to Motswari one day very soon! Best Wishes from us all Dave More 

Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having decided to do a safari in South Africa, as it's been so long since we had ventured to a more allocentric place, we settled on Motswari, after seeing the fantastic reviews on Tripadvisor. With pretty high expectations, we began our venture forth to find the place. Situated in the Timbavati private game reserve, it was surprisingly easy to navigate... 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 hope we will see you back here one day so we can show you that elusive rhino! Very Best Wishes from us all Dave More 

New York
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Motswari Private Game Reserve was absolutely fantastic. The staff managed to make the guests feel like part of the family. The food was outstanding, so were the accommodations. The game drives were fascinating, and our guide Henri was particularly knowledgeable and entertaining. On top of everything, the management surprised us with a fancy champagne breakfast in the bush. We highly... 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 will make sure that Henry sees your positive feedback! I hope we can welcome you back one day very soon! Best Wishes from us all Dave More 

Lausanne, Switzerland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

After having sent plenty of friends to Motswari following advice of a good friend, it was finally time for me to experience Motswari. Well, the least I can say is that it was worth every penny. I could spent time describing the superb environment, the fantastic food or talking about the pool, but at the end of the day, we... 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 Serge - it was a pleasure having you with us and I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Our people are the biggest asset of Motswari and I am glad this made an impression on you - I am very proud of the team we have and its great to... More 

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