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Motswiri Private Safari Lodge

Madikwe Game Reserve, Madikwe Game Reserve 1560, South Africa
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Somerset West, South Africa
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have had the privilege of staying in a number of up-market game lodges and the Motswiri Private Safari Lodge ranks amongst the most enjoyable. Our party were fortunate enough to be the only guests in the lodge, which made the stay even more private and enjoyable. The staff were all exceptionally friendly and welcoming. Our luxury bush villa was... More 

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every thing in the lodge was great ...the food was delicious..the game drive was fun... i would reccomend the lodge to everybody who wants a stay in a frendly and intemate environment. Great place ...

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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really tasty food served in an attractive way. The rooms only have one armchair for two people and although the weather turned wet and we couldn’t sit outside on the patio, management would not provide another chair to sit indoors. Poor service considering we were there out of season with just one other couple. The wifi is limited and one... More 

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Parma, Italy
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This lodge is less than five stars, at most 4 stars. Why? any refrigerator and telephone in the room, not full inclusive (you have to buy for any drink even at the game safari). Service is not very friendly (probably better if you are fluently english spoken people) as we have felt in other game lodge and the waiters clean... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We stayed at Motswiri for four nights (8 game drives) between Christmas and New Years eve 2015. This was my second time at Madikwe and my wife's first ever safari. Madikwe is a large malaria-free (key decision factor for us) game reserve north of Johannesburg. It had a wide variety of animals to find and see - Cheetahs, Black Rhinos,... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

A tremendously superb experience in all respects and a wonderful peaceful environment to relax and indulge. Amazing in such a remote location how the food choice and freshness was so surprisingly good. We will be back

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

The wonderful welcome with cold towels and drinks and being shown to our palatial rooms far exceeded our expectations. The setting overlooking the waterhole, the hanging lanterns, the food experience with exceptional service would have been enough to provide a feeling of well being peace and tranquility. However then came the game drives with Coenie the gamedriver who was friendly,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

We spent 3 nights at Motswiri in the self catering unit. The unit sleeps 6 in luxury. We had our own plunge pool and vehicle, for the 2 game drives a day. Our game drives with Zeda were great and we managed to see all the big 5 and some of the little 5 too. This was my second visit... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

We had 4 incredible nights at Motswiri and would recommend this to everyone! The Lodges as well as the staff were amazing, a very personal and unique experience. The food was brilliant and they catered to our specific needs in every way possible. The game drives were great and we got to experience some incredible sights. Overall an unforgettable 4... More 

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Sterling, Virginia
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43 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

I am not going to rehash the other reviews. They cover all aspects of this lodge accurately. I’ll just focus on a few things that really stood out to our family. Our family of four and another couple were the only ones at the lodge. I’m sure this added to the personal feel of the lodge. I was a little... More 

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