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Motswari Private Game Reserve

Timbavati, Kruger National Park 2021, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Wild Times in Motswari for four Days in April 2015, Lodge is clean and safe, good Service, good Food, nice Gamedrives, respectful treatment with the animals, Tracker Jacky, Guide and Driver Richard 5 Stars, good Cars with comfortable seats. Wifi yes, but only in the restaurant area. We would definitely come back, perhaps with Wifi in the Lodges:)

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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 - I am glad you would reccomend us and will certainly make sure that Richard and Jacky see your positive words. I'm afraid there are no plans to extend wifi to the rooms as we are worried that this will detract from the overall atmosphere of the lodge and although we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a wonderful 4 days. Staff awesome and helpful. We relaxed so much. Thanks also to no cellphone signal!! Whohoo!! Rangers excellent and the food was OUT OF THIS WORLD. No funny foods just amazing SA Food!!! This was truly an experience that we will never forget! Will definately be going back as a family! Thank you

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

Thank you for the great feedback and so glad to hear you would like to return with the family!! We look forward to welcoming you back. Very Best Regards from us all Dave More 

Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The owners and staff of Motwari Private Game Reserve are devoted to ensuring that their guests have a memorable and meaningful experience. The rooms, grounds and facilities are all impeccable and the meals were delicious. I would highly recommend Motswari.

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

Thank you so much for the great review of Motswari and am delighed that you enjoyed your time with us. I hope to be able to welcome you back to this beautiful part of Africa some day very soon! Very Best Regards from us all Dave More 

Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just got back from our honeymoon and the finale of our holiday was three nights at Motswari private game reserve. I can't speak highly enough of this place. Firstly, the people who work here are so friendly and helpful. They are committed to making sure you have a great experience. Lydia, Shadrach, Goodman, Chad are to name a... More 

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

Thank you so much for the great review of Motswari!! I am delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and will make sure the whole team sees your kind words! Very Best Regards from us all David More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I have just spent 5 nights at Motswari and cannot fault any aspect of our stay! We have been lucky enough to spend time in Africa over the last twelve years and as a first visit to Motswari we were not disappointed! The 'no fence' accommodation extremely comfortable, the friendliness of ALL the staff, the 'family' atmosphere,... 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 Georgina - I am delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and will certainly make sure that Chad and the entire team see your positive words! I hope to welcome you back to Motswari one day soon!! Very Best Regards from us all Dave More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been to Motswari on several occasions,staying at the main lodge and at Geiger's Camp.Our most recent visit was during March this year and ,although all our visits there have been outstanding,this review is about our March visi to the main loddge for four nights..We had a brilliant time.The game viewing was exceptional-on our drives we saw the big... More 

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

Thank you so much for reviewing your time at Motswari David - it was good to see you briefly, but so glad the team looked after you all in my absence! We look forward to the next visit. Very Best Regards from us all Dave More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been following Motswari's blog for many years and my family were regular guests at Geiger's Camp (Sharalumi previously) so it was a real treat for me to finally visit the camp last week. It more than exceeded my expectations! I thought the rooms were beautifully decorated and our room, Lion had a lovely patio with views over 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 at Motswari and that our family atmosphere hit home! I will ensure that the whole team see your kind words and hope to welcome you back to Motswari one day soon! Very Best Regards from us all Dave More 

Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for one night and it did not disappoint. There is no doubt you pay a reasonable amount upfront, however everything is included; food, game drives; drinks and the service is incredible! The highlight of our stay has to be the knowledge of our game drive guide, who although he was from Canada, was so informed and scientific;... 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 make sure that Henry and the rest of the team see your kind words. I hope to welcome you back to Motswari one day soon and that you stay for a little longer!! Very Best Wishes... More 

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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We stayed 3 nights at Motswari and was def not enough wanted to stay longer, its a combination of everything that makes this place so special. First and most noticeable is the atmosphere when you are there you feel like part of the family, many other companies and managers should come and learn how to really run a company, everybody... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review Nelson - it was great having you both here and am so glad you enjoyed your time with us. I hope to see you back here one day soon so we can track down that elusive leopard!! Safe flying and all the very best from us all at Motswari. Dave More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We stayed at motswari for 4 nights while on honeymoon. There are 2 drives a day- 5 30 am and 4 pm. The guides are knowledgeable and are able to drive off-road for animal sightings. This is a lot different than a self dive in kruger proper where you have to stay on the paved road and might get lucky... 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 - I am delighted that you enjoyed the experience and hope to see you back at Motswari one day very soon! I hope the rest of your honeymoon was amazing and that Motswari may be in your thoughts as a possible anniversary destination!! Very Best Regards from the whole Motswari family. Dave More 

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