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Motswari Private Game Reserve

4.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Timbavati, Kruger National Park 2021, South Africa
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Bucharest, Romania
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52 reviews 52 reviews
42 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our lovely experience in Motswari was warmed by the excellent personnel aproach that wanted you integrated in the lodge atmosphaere. There were decent lodge facilities, excellent food and drinks, including my favorite Maroela Manpoer, an wonderful setting for the restaurant/bar/ breakfast area, just looking twards the river bad, and the charming boma dinner evenings around the fire. Not the last,... More 

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

It is not often that Marula Mampoer gets a positive write up on Tripadvisor, but I am glad you enjoyed that and your experience at Motswari!! Thank you very much for taking the time to review your time with us and I hope we can all welcome you back one day soon. Very Best Wishes from the whole Motswari family!!... More 

Altrincham, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hard to find the words to describe just how good a break this was. We decided to go on safari for our honeymoon and found Motswari in the Virgin brochure....The reviews we discovered were very positive so the decision was made that we would pay a visit the week after we got married. From the minute you arrive you are... 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 long and detailed review of Motswari - I am delighted that you enjoyed your experience with us and really hope that we can welcome you back here soon!! I will make sure that Richard, Jacky and the whole Motswari family see your kind words. Very Best Wishes from... More 

London
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank you so much for reviewing Motswari - I am delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and I will certainly ensure that everyone sees your kind words. Hopefully we can welcome you back on day soon. Very Best Wishes from me and the whole Motswari family. Dave More 

Blackpool, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Fantastic to return from my own holiday to headlines like this -- I am delighted that you enjoyed your time at Motswari and I thank you for taking the time to review Motswari. I have not heard Richard's elephant joke, but will do some research! I hope we can welcome you back one day soon! Dave More 

Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

I am so glad that you enjoyed your time at Motswari - thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience with us! I hope we will see you back at Motswari next year!! Very Best Regards from us all Dave More 

Hooksett, New Hampshire
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks 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 

Yorkshire
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

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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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 November 3, 2014

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

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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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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