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An African dream beckons – one that is defined by extraordinary scenery, an authentic atmosphere and warm hospitality. This is Motswari Private Game Reserve, a family-owned and operated luxury safari lodge. Here, majestic creatures, including the Big Five, offer incredible viewing opportunities as they bask in their natural habitat. Motswari means “to conserve and protect” in Tswana and that is what the reserve aims to do. Motswari Private Game Reserve, located within the Timbavati and Umbabat Private Nature Reserve, stretches out over 150 square kilometres. It has been in existence for over four decades and its friendly staff members are intrinsic to its success. Great emphasis is placed on personal attention, ensuring that each guest instantly feels at home in this stunning setting. Artworks by owner, Marion Geiger-Orengo, additionally bring the lodge to life and add to its visual appeal. "Arrive as visitor, leave as a friend."
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Free Parking
Free Internet
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Breakfast included
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
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Full view
Getting there
Ngala Airfield15 mi
Phalaborwa Airport23 mi
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well what can I say? Stayed here for 3 nights in October and everything about this place was incredible. From the welcoming party, to the friendly and very accommodating staff and the our very knowledgeable safari tracker Sinclair and driver Patrick Stunning accommodation. Stunning views....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed here for 4 nights during our honeymoon in October 2018. Everything at Motswari was top-notch! Friendly staff, easy check in, great clean bungalow, and lots and lots of delicious food. The two daily game drives were life-changing! We felt very...More

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Response from MotswariLodge, General Manager at Motswari Private Game ReserveResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for the fantastic review. I am pleased that we had a part to play in your honeymoon and sincerely hope that you return to visit us again in the future. All the best wishes

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is amazing - luxury and value for money all in one! Seriously - we loved everything about our stay 1. The rooms were beautiful and luxurious - and so were the reserves grounds. 2. The outdoor shower was scary but awesome 3. The...More

Thank Gavin H
Response from MotswariLodge, General Manager at Motswari Private Game ReserveResponded 1 week ago

Wow... thank you for the review. So happy that we made your stay a memorable one. Please do visit us again in the future.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another of our favorite places! This year, we brought 16 people from the USA. They were all amazed! The bungalows are beautiful, the food is superb, and the lodge is a fantastic place to gather as a group on the large verandah. The game drives...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for 4 nights / 8 Game drives as part of our Honeymoon and it was perfect! Check in was a breeze and we were given "elephant" room - this was right at the end, huge bed, lovely sized bathroom and perfect for...More

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Response from MotswariLodge, General Manager at Motswari Private Game ReserveResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the kind review. I will ensure that all the staff members get to read your review. And we sincerely look forward to your return. All the best wishes.

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Carolyn R
October 20, 2018|
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Response from MotswariLodge | Property representative |
Hi Carolyn, we haven't had any cases of malaria at Motswari this year. The risk is relatively low. It is obviously recommended to always take prophylaxis when visiting a malarial area. However, we personally feel comfortable... More
October 7, 2018|
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Response from MotswariLodge | Property representative |
Good day, we do have hairdryers in each of our rooms.
April 30, 2018|
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Response from Newmark_Manager | Property representative |
Hi Julie Thanks for getting in touch. Most guests opt to fly in to Hoedspruit airport from Johannesburg and then take a 90 minutes transfer to the lodge. Regards Neil
Room Tips
"Giraffe and Roan"
Jul 12, 2018
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"Try for a room with a view of the river bed and the water hole across the way."
Jun 23, 2018
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"Make sure your guide understands your interests and what you wish to see"
Jun 13, 2018
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"Probably better in summer"
Apr 21, 2018
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$615 - $926 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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