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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 3 days ago
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Zurich, Switzerland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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

2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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

Geneva, Switzerland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Motswari camp in Timbavati is the best camp I've ever been in Africa, all countries compared. People there are incredible. Everything is perfect from the room to the meals, game drives. Along the river the location is ideal. Wildlife is present in high number and variety. Top levels guides and trackers.

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

Thank you so much for this review Brice - knowing the camps you have visited I am delighted that you consider Motswari the best and am very, very glad that you both enjoyed your time with us... I hope it will not be the last. Very Best Regards to you in Switzerland from a very hot Timbavati. Dave More

Huntingdon, England, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Wonderful huts to stay in. The food is superb, and the game drives thrilling getting up close to the manimals is awesome. The whole vibe of the lodge is intimate and friendly and there motto arrive as a visitor and leave as a friend is certainty true. The guides and trackers are extremely knowledgeable and excellent at their job, we... More

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

We really do appreciate all the feedback and am very glad you enjoyed your time with us!! Its great to hear that our motto is being fulfilled and that the atmosphere and people of Motswari has such an impact on those that visit!! I hope we can welcome you back soon. Very Best Regards from myself and the whole Motswari... More

Dublin, Ireland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My husband and I started our honeymoon in Motswari...we researched different lodges and picked this one because of the reviews we read online and we are so delighted we did. From the minute we arrived we felt welcome and very at home. The staff are super friendly and relaxed yet professional. We had Josh & Jacky as our guide and... More

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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 review Motswari - I am delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and that the team made such a positive impression!! Atmosphere is one of the key components that makes Motswari such a special place and certainly sets us apart from other lodges in my opinion... I certainly enjoy living and... More

1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I cannot say enough positive words about our time at motswari. Everything about it was just superb- the food, the service, the accommodation. And the drives- they were just something else. Josh/ jackie really made the trip and we fortunate enough to see everything we wanted. My husband was ill and Dave really made sure that everything was ok. Extremely... 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 Sarah - am sorry Tony was so ill and I do hope he is feeling much better now!! I am delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and do hope to see you back here one day soon. Very Best Regards from us all Dave More

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked a stay at Motswari as part of a surprise trip for my wife's 50th birthday. She has always wanted to go on safari so i wanted to make sure she had a memorable experience & everybody at Motswari made sure our stay will live long in our memory. We'd had to fly into Nelspruit which means a 3... 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 - all feedback is of great help, but I do enjoy reading the positive ones more!! I am glad Grant, Mbongeni and the whole team looked after you both and I hope we can welcome you back one day soon!! Very Best Wishes from us all Dave More

Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After being up for 34 hours we arrived at Motswari to be shown to our beautiful room. All rooms are beautifully appointed rondovals. Ours was over looking the animal watering hole. We joined our fellow guests for lunch. One is summoned to lunch by the beat of a drum. The lunch is then carried into the dining area by the... 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 - it was a pleasure having you both here and am glad I could join you for dinner for at least one evening!! I hope the rest of your trip was a success and I hope we can welcome you back one day soon! Very Best Regards from us... More

Perth, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Motswari with my 3 adult children in August 2014 and can certainly say it was the best experience I have had in staying at 4 different game reserves in the Greater Kruger area. The accommodation is well constructed, comfortable, clean and well finished. The environment of the camp and the public spaces are well kept and comfortable. The... 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 am still very impressed that you all tucked into the mopani worms with such vigour! I hope to see you back at Motswari one day soon!! Very Best Regards from us all Dave More

Surrey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our visit to Motswari had been delayed six months due to family illness; having booked in July 2013, we had waited a long time to finally get there. It was well worth the wait! Everyone we met was helpful, friendly and just wanted to ensure we had a great time. Our guide Chad, and tracker Mbongeni, were just wonderful, showing... More

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

Chad will be delighted with your 2015 wish list - am sure he is up to the challenge!! I am so glad you enjoyed your time with us and that we could celebrate your birthday in Motswari style. I will make sure everyone hears your kind words and we all look forward to welcoming you back next year! Very Best... 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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