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Motswari Private Game Reserve

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Timbavati, Kruger National Park 2021, South Africa
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Having decided to do a safari in South Africa, as it's been so long since we had ventured to a more allocentric place, we settled on Motswari, after seeing the fantastic reviews on Tripadvisor. With pretty high expectations, we began our venture forth to find the place. Situated in the Timbavati private game reserve, it was surprisingly easy to navigate... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Motswari Private Game Reserve was absolutely fantastic. The staff managed to make the guests feel like part of the family. The food was outstanding, so were the accommodations. The game drives were fascinating, and our guide Henri was particularly knowledgeable and entertaining. On top of everything, the management surprised us with a fancy champagne breakfast in the bush. We highly... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After having sent plenty of friends to Motswari following advice of a good friend, it was finally time for me to experience Motswari. Well, the least I can say is that it was worth every penny. I could spent time describing the superb environment, the fantastic food or talking about the pool, but at the end of the day, we... 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 review Motswari Serge - it was a pleasure having you with us and I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Our people are the biggest asset of Motswari and I am glad this made an impression on you - I am very proud of the team we have and its great to... More 

Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed at Geigers Camp for our Honeymoon and it was PERFECT! Amazing people and service, awsome rides (we got to see the Big 5 several times), delicious food and very nice accomodations!! 100% recommended!!!!

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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 Geiger's Camp - thank you for taking the time to review your stay!! I hope we can welcome you back soon - maybe the one year anniversary? Best Regards from us all Dave More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved our stay at Motswari, the atmosphere is great, service and food to die for and we left with sore hearts after two nights. The elephants came to visit us during our first lunch too. Rooms melt into the bush and having wild animals so close adds to the experience.

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

Thanks so much for reviewing Motswari Clem - it was a pleasure meeting you all and am delighted that you enjoyed your time with us! I hope to see you back here one day soon! Very Best Regards from us all Dave More 

New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were at Motswari for three nights beginning our South Africa honeymoon. I would definitely suggest beginning a honeymoon with a reserve as it requires you to get up early with the animals. The morning drives made me tired, but the night drives were AMAZING and we got so up close- SO SO SO up close. Patrick was like the... 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 so glad that you enjoyed your time with us and will certainly discuss the treadmill idea with the owners. We have discussed the addition of a gym in the past, but have decided against as we are concerned how it would impact the ambiance of the lodge, but we listen... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can't thank Richard and Jackie for the game drives that provided memories beyond measure . All the staff from the manager to even the intern treated us like family . The Boma was a real treat and the tranquil surroundings made for a relaxing stay. As a person of African birth - you allowed me to show my fiancée... More 

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Thank you so much for taking the time to review Motswari – I am delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and that you could share South Africa with your fiancee! I will ensure that Richard, Jacky and the whole team see your positive feedback. I hope to welcome you both back to Motswari one day soon! Very Best... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It has been 20 years since my husband and I last visited the African Bush and I wanted to share the "entire safari lodge experience" with my children (ages 17 and 15). My 17 year old was lucky enough to visit East Africa a year ago so had been on game drives but he didn't have the full experience. Motswari... More 

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Thank you so much for taking the time to write this detailed review of Motswari – I am delighted that you enjoyed your time with us... I promise the pool water warms up as we approach the summer months!! I will ensure that Richard, Jacky and the whole team see your positive feedback and hope I can welcome you back... More 

Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recently had 3 wonderful days at Motswari, everything about this park was amazing. Maria & Pedro were so much fun on our safari drives. The lodges were stunning,food exceptional. All in all a wonderful 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 delighted that you enjoyed your time with us!! I will make sure that Marka, Petro and the whole team see your positive feedback. I hope to welcome you back to Motswari one day soon! Very Best Regards from the whole Motswari family Dave More 

San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked this based on Trip Advisor reviews, and our expectations were far exceeded. The lodge is supremely comfortable, great food (all inclusive) and the game drives were fantastic. Our guide Robin and tracker Patrick were excellent, and Robin was extremely knowledgeable about all things related to nature and animals. The service throughout was excellent, and staff assisted with airport... More 

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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 Robynne and the whole team see your positive feedback. I hope to welcome you back to Motswari one day soon! Very Best Regards from us all Dave More 

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