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Motswari Private Game Reserve

4.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Timbavati, Kruger National Park 2021, South Africa
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Berne
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149 reviews 149 reviews
54 hotel reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Wickford, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we stayed here for 3 nights on the first leg of our trip to South Africa and it exceeded our expectations. After a long flight etc we were greeted at the entrance by all the staff and immediately taken to our bungalow. We just had time for lunch and then went straight out on our first game drive with the... 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 review Motswari... I am delighted that you enjoyed your time with us! I hope the rest of your trip was a success and that we can welcome you back to Motswari soon. Very Best Regards from us all Dave More

Taunton Uk
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is very difficult to add to what has already been said by all the reviewers to date. However given that this was our eighth visit in as many years I think that must say something! As usual all the staff were excellent and couldn't do enough for us to make our stay first class. The game viewing was its... More

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

Thanks so much for reviewing your eighth stay with us Sue - it was a pleasure seeing you both again and am just sorry we didnt get a chance to introduce you to James before we left - we had a tough night!! It does mean that you will have to come back soon though... Very Best Regards to you... More

Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Motswari camp will always be at the top of our list as one of the best experiences we have ever had . Geigers camp is a small secluded, very comfortable private reserve with the best staff. Grace is an excellent chef, our meals were delicious everyday, we loved Grace a lot and listening to her laugh will warm your heart.... 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 and Geiger's Camp - I am deligthed that you enjoyed your time with us and that we measured up well against the rest of your trip! I will make sure that the whole team see your kind words and I really hope we can see you back at Motswari... More

Dublin
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What more can I say that hasn't already been said about this place? There is something about it that I can't explain. The setting, the food, the staff, the safari - all amazing. Our guide and tracker combo of Marka and Petro were great. I was really impressed by their ability to find and track animals. It has to be... More

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

Thank you so much for writing this review of Motswari - I am glad that you found it hard to leave and that Marka and Petro provided so much excitement on the drives! I hope we can welcome you back one day soon!! Very best regards from the whole Motswari family David More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was a wonderful complement to our stay at Chobe NP. While there isn't the sheer volume of animals, you will see them much closer up than in the national parks, due to the skilled trackers/drivers and the ability to go off road, just outside the national park (this property is contiguous with Kruger NP, and animals are free... 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 write such a detailed review of Motswari - we really appreciate the time you have taken to comment in such depth. The team at Motswari are an essential part of the experience and am glad that you enjoyed the people! To answer a couple of the points raised: 1. I am sorry that... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best place we have ever stayed, we were lucky enough to see the big 5 along with african dogs and hyenas in the FIRST game drive,our guide and tracker "herold/diference" were so knowledgable and good at finding exactly what we wanted and more. Along with Dave Thea and their lovely staff making you feel very welcome it is a place... More

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

I am delighted to be a part of your trip of a lifetime!! 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 More

Zurich, Switzerland
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

An amazing place - we really enjoyed our stay there with delicious food, very friendly personnel and the most amazing game drives we had in SA - our ranger drove us just meters in front of elephants, rhinos, lions and leopards - just an amazing experience!

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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 the experience and I hope we can welcome you back one day soon!! Very Best Regards from the whole Motswari family!! Dave More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The Motswari Camp is ideally set up with intimate and clean cabins in the greater Kruger National Park where the wild animals roam. The staff at the camp are great hosts, the food is great and the setting is beautiful. We saw a number of wild animals near the camp's watering hole and around the camp. Since this area is... 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 - we really appreciate the feedback and I am very glad you enjoyed your time with us. I hope I can welcome you back one day soon. Very Best Regards from us all Dave More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 via mobile

This is a truly special place. The accommodations, service, and staff were all top notch. Our guides were experienced and knowledgable. Every excursion was a new adventure that left us with fabulous photos and memories.

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

Thanks so much for taking the time to write this review!! I am so glad you enjoyed your time with us and I hope I can welcome you back one day soon. Very Best Regards from the whole Motswari family! 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*
Number of rooms: 15
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