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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 September 5, 2013
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Shanghai, China
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

It would be perfect to get a message or spa service. Warm & friendly, perfect understanding, efficient and considerate staffs. Professional game drives fullfilling my wish to meet the big fives. Great food.

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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 Private Game Reserve Amy - I am delighted you enjoyed your time with us and will certainly take into consideration your suggestion for massage and/or spa facilities! Very best wishes from us all David More 

Bolzano, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

This was our fourth time in a private game reserve in South Africa and was by far the best experience we have had. I can only say good things about Motswari: the game viewing is fantastic - we came to see leopards and we weren't disappointed, although perhaps the highlight was seeing a very relaxed cheetah, which we had never... More 

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

Thank you for your review of Motswari - I am delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and even more delighted to hear you will return next time you are in this part of the world!! I will make sure your kind words regarding food, game drives and the people are heard by the whole team! Very best wishes... More 

Penang Island, Malaysia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

A nice cozy lodge in a scenic environment. It was our first safari and we enjoyed thoroughly our six game drives with Herold and Diff. The staff was very friendly and obliging. We had excellent food with Grace, Eugenie and the rest of the kitchen staff. Pedro and gang were always on hand to be of service. We managed to... 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 Private Game Reserve!! I see the Nyalas and Warthogs are building quite a following on Tripadvisor! We really appreciate all feedback, but its fantastic to hear such positive words and I will make sure Herold, Difference and the whole team see your kind words! Hope to see you back... More 

Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

We spent 2 nights in Motswari and we LOVED IT! The entire staff at Motswari were so friendly and gracious, especially Keith. They all like a little family and making us feel to belong to it. We enjoyed each single game drive in the morning and afternoon and we saw almost everything…..Leopards (one female with two cubs), Lions, Elephants, wild... 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 at Motswari Private Game Reserve!! I will make sure that Keith sees your kind words and will pass on the positive feedback to the whole team in the morning meeting tomorrow. We hope to see you back at Motswari soon. Very Best Regards David... More 

Hamburg, Germany
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Motswari is lovely - nice huts, even if fully booked never crowded, great food, lovely staff that takes care of everything. We stayed for 2 nights in August incl. 4 game drives. Special thanks to our ranger Shadrack - he and his partner made our game drives an unforgettable experiences. Due to no fences between Timbavati Reserve and Kruger National... More 

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

Thank you for this great review - we really appreciate any feedback, bit it is obviously always nice to hear positive words about the lodge, the team and our approach to the environment around us - I will make sure Shadrack and Tiyani see your kind words. I hope to see you back at Motswari Private Game Reserve in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

The surroundings are stunning. Every little detail makes the accommodation perfect. But it's the people that made this so wonderful. The warmth of the welcome enveloped us from the moment we arrived to the moment we left. Eugenie's cooking was simply wonderful and Thandi, Petro and Goodman made our stay so comfortable and relaxing. Our guide, Johannes, was incredibly knowledgeable... 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 review - I am delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and will make sure that the team see your kind words!! We hope to see you and the family back at Motswari Private Game Reserve soon! Please send our very best regards! Dave More 

Madrid, Spain
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

I stayed there at the begginig of August and had a marvellous time. I traveled with my sister and we both enjoyed the lodge and the people a lot. Everybody, from the receptionist, to the guides and trackers, the staff and the Director made everything they could to make our staying there amazing. The room was tastefully decorated and I... 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 review!! I am delighted that you enjoyed your time at Motswari Private Game Reserve and that the team made such a positive impression... I will of course ensure that Grace, Herold, Difference and the whole team see your kind words. It was a pleasure having you and Gema here... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Motswari is, to date, the 4th game lodge we have visited in South Africa so we can compare it to the others we have visited. Motswari has a more natural feel to it than the others - the camp is unfenced, the grounds have unpaved sand paths and the environs are bush-like i.e. no manicured lawns etc. On arrival we... More 

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

Colin & Angela Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a detailed review of Motswari Private Game Reserve! I am delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and will make sure that the whole team see your kind words. I look forward to seeing you again in February and will do our very best to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

The staff were welcoming on arrival and friendly throughout our 3 night stay. Breakfast in the bush was a very nice touch. The food was great and all the staff associated with the dining experiences were pleasant and our tracker Jacky was fabulous and always happy! The other guest we had in the vehicle with us were fun. It was... 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 write this review of Motswari Private Game Reserve - we really do appreciate all feedback. I am very glad that the game viewing was good during your stay and that the room was serviced well, but I am obviously concerned that you felt it lacked a little magic as that is something we... More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Motswari really is a magical place it feels more likes visiting friends than staying at a lodge, all of the staff are wonderful, so friendly and helpful. The food is super fresh and tasty with the staff taking pride in what they prepare. The accommodation is superb, strung along a river with great views - we had elephants, warthogs, kudos,... 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 review - We really appreciate all feedback, but are obviously delighted when the words are as positive as yours... my only concern is that Chad will now wish to be called "The Legend"!! We hope to see you back at Motswari Private Game Reserve one day soon! 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*
Number of rooms: 15
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