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Motswari Private Game Reserve

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Timbavati, Kruger National Park 2021, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

“Arrive as a Visitor – Leave as a Friend” is what they. This is absolutely true of Motswari Game Lodge. We were a group of 12 and enjoyed the 3 night stay at Motswari Game Lodge. From the movement we arrived to the time to say good bye it was more like friends. Thea was there to brief us on... 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 even happier that we managed to spot a leopard from the lunchtime dining area... a rare treat! It was a pleasure meeting the entire group and we hope to see you all back here one day soon!... More 

Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Motswari is a family owned private reserve with luxury accommodations , good food and most important excellent staff- both in the lodge area and out on safari. Our guides really worked hard to ensure that we saw all of the Big 5 during our 4 day visit. We had some amazing experiences- even when a young female leopard almost fell... More 

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

I am very glad to hear that the leopard kept her footing and I thank you for your monkey vigilance - they are my nemesis, but form an important part of our wonderful ecosystem so we live side by side with limited access to our buffet service! I am very glad that you enjoyed your time with us and hope... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We enjoyed every minute of our stay in Motswari Private Game Reserve. It was really perfect. De game drives are exciting and the whole atmosphere is very good! Breakfast, lunch and diner are delicious. The people are very kind. We loved it very much and we would like to go back there.

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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 so glad you enjoyed the experience and hope to welcome you back one day soon! Very Best Regards from us all Dave More 

Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When I think back on our trip to Motswari, it fills me with so many wonderful feelings. From the time my family and I checked in until we checked out we felt like we were visiting with friends. Thea and David King and staff greeted us upon check in. We were shown to our Rondavels, which were fantastic! The accommodations... 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 pleased that the team made such a good impression - it is such an important part of what we do and who we are so its great to hear such positive comments. I hope we can welcome you... More 

San Clemente, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What can I say about Motswari other than it was absolutely beyond our wildest dreams. 5-Star service and luxury from check-in, to the artfully decorated accommodations, meals, and natural surroundings, not to mention the incredibly thrilling game drives. From the minute we landed at the Hoedspruit airport (1 hr away), our adventure began with wildlife sightings- a family of warthogs... More 

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

Awkward turtles are spreading through South Africa and Chad and I still enjoy discussing the qualities of your velociraptor impression.... it put my donkey to shame! It was a pleasure having you both with us and hope we'll see you return one day very soon... Chad is ready with more napkin folding skills! Hope all is well with you and... More 

Santa Barbara, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Motswari during May with our organized group totaling 29 people and occupying all 15 available rooms/lodges. It was a wonderful experience. We were there 4 nights/5days and went out on their LandRover vehicles twice every day. 3 to 4 hours in the early morning and 3 to 4 hours in the early evening. It was an exciting 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 review Motswari - I am delighted that you enjoyed the experience and hope I can welcome you back one day soon! Very Best Regards from us all Dave More 

New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We researched several resorts and Motswari was highly recommended and for good reason. The rooms were luxurious and well kept with air conditioning and ensuite bathrooms with baths (ours looked out onto the reserve; we could see impalas from the bathtub). The food was plentiful and delicious, with coffee and muffins before morning game drive, snacks on the drive, a... 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!! Very Best Regards from us all Dave More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Outstanding! Great drives by excellent guide and tracker! We saw the "Big 5" within the first 24 hours! The remaining drives were just as interesting! Accommodations were superior as was the food! Highly recommend this private reserve!! Everyone was very friendly and knowledgeable.

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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 so glad that you enjoyed your time with us and will make sure the whole team see your positive feedback!! I hope we can welcome you back on day soon! Very Best Wishes from the whole Motswari family. Dave More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Motswari for 6 nights at the beginning of March 2015 and we really didn’t want to leave. It feels like such a privilege to get to sleep so close to wild animals and every day you learn something new about the amazing wildlife you are so lucky to share your time at Motswari and the surrounding area... 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 will ensure that Richard, Jacky and the hole team see your kind words. I hope to welcome you back to Motswari one day very soon. Best Regards from us all Dave More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome trip of a lifetime! Chad & Godfrey were the best guides we saw everything...one night they stopped to see the stars...just breathtaking! Eugenia made the best lemon meringue pie ever..All the food was great!

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

Thank you very much for the review - I am so glad you enjoyed Motswari and will ensure that Godfrey, Chad and the entire team see your great feedback! Very Best Wishes from us all Dave More 

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