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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Where to start! Motswari was incredible!! My husband and I went through a travel agency to book our honeymoon to Africa. We arrived at this camp and spent two nights here, and switched to Geiger's camp for three additional nights. This camp is well suited for families and couples alike. With only 8 rooms, it was very small and intimate-we... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a detailed and honest review of your visit to Motswari. We are delighted that we could deliver on your expectations and that you had such an amazing experience with us! Your kind words will be shared with the team and we are looking forward to welcoming you back soon.... More 

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fantastic place. The food is great, the staff are so friendly and the game drives are unforgettable. Motswari couldn't do more to make their guests have the holiday of a lifetime. The room was spotlessly clean, spacious and extremely well-equipped. They even thought to provide a yoga mat and skipping rope so you could burn off all the... More 

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to review Motswari and thank you for noticing the small details. We feel so privileged that you selected us to spend your special holiday with and I am delighted that we could meet your expectations. The team and I are really happy that you had such fantastic animal sightings and that you... More 

Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for 3 nights. Safari trip has always been on my bucket list but this was far beyond my expectations. I could not fault one thing and i have worked in hospitality for many years and I am a tough one to please. I only write reviews when I am very happy or very disappointed. Motswari is the... More 

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to review Motswari. We feel very privileged to receive such glowing feedback from a hospitality colleague. I am delighted that we could make your trip a special one. We are all looking forward to welcoming you back soon! Kind regards Adriaan More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just getting around to writing this now. We stayed back in March and I can't say enough about this place.. the staff ,food, game drives , guides , are fantastic. A special mention to Robin she helped us out on her day off . Just a lovely person . Hopefully get back here some day .

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

Thank you for your review of Motswari, your kind words are much appreciated and I will pass those on to every staff member. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon! Kind regards Adriaan More 

Duisburg, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great accomodation and Food. You make game drives and walks with your personal guides in small groops. Allways your guide suspects animals nearby or you see them you go offroad and watch them incredible near.

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MotswariLodge, Manager at Motswari Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to review Motswari. We value your feedback and kind words and hope to welcome you back soon for some more quality animal viewing. Kind regards Adriaan More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our stay,everyone was so friendly, the lodges spotlessly clean and the choice of food & drinks excellent. The game drives were the best, we saw so many different animals & birds and learnt so much about the wild life from Robyn & Mbungani - our guide & tracker,who added so much to our enjoyment of our holiday.... More 

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to review Motswari. We feel so privileged that you selected us to spend your special holiday with and I am delighted that we could meet your expectations. I am really happy that you had such fantastic animal sightings and I will pass your kind words on to all the staff. We are... More 

Sheffield
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Matswari for 13 nights, each and every day was different and magical. it was our first trip to Africa as it has always been my dream to go on a safari. Staying at Matswari by far exceeded all my expectations. The rooms were perfect, the staff - especially Prince were all very nice and the food was... More 

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

Thank you very much for your kind words and we thoroughly enjoyed having you with us for two whole weeks! It was really sad to say good bye and we all miss you guys....I will share with the team your wonderful feedback and we are looking forward to welcoming you back soon! Very Best Wishes from us all and kind... More 

Jonestown, PA
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120 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I just brought a group of 12 folks from the USA to Motswari for three nights. People who travel a lot can sometimes be somewhat "picky", and so I was hoping for the best since this was my first time to stay here, too. I needn't have worried! Lydia and her staff do a superb job! From the moment we... More 

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to review Motswari - We highly value your feedback and kind words which I will share with the team. We are looking forward to welcoming you back with your next group of guests in the near future! Very Best Wishes from us all Adriaan More 

Starnberg
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the second we have driven off the premises of Motswari lodge, we were already dreaming of coming back. If we would have had the opportunity, we definitely would have stayed for longer. Maybe even forever? From the first second of our stay until the very last, we enjoyed every single moment the staff of Motswari shared with us. Being... More 

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to review Motswari - We highly value your feedback and kind words which I will share with the team. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon! Very Best Wishes from us all Adriaan More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hi All First of all if you are going to Timbavati don't expect Sabi Sands as they are very very different. (The game viewing is harder but extremely rewarding). But Motswari oh boy what an amazing place, the staff were friendly, the lodge was in a beautiful setting with a very open spacious laid back vibe. The lunches were unbelievable,... More 

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Thank you very much for taking the time to review Motswari - We highly value your feedback and kind words and we are looking forward to welcoming you back soon! Very Best Wishes from us all Adriaan More 

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Open to the Kruger National Park and playing host to Africa's Big Five is Motswari Private Game Reserve. One of South Africa's jewels nestled within the Timbavati Nature Reserve, this family-owned and operated four-star luxury safari lodge prides itself on its warm atmosphere and luxurious accommodation.The name Motswari means "to conserve and protect" in Tswana and the owners have held the name to be a promise to each of their future friends who arrive to share in the splendour of an African sunset at this vintage bush lodge.The 150 square kilometres that make up the reserve are part of the greater Kruger Park and guests will be treated to wildlife in their natural habitats as part of their unforgettable experience of Southern Africa. Ideally situated and exclusive, Motswari Private Game Reserve holds the best of everything for the traveller to the untamed majesty that is Africa.If you’re looking for a relaxed atmosphere, peaceful communion with nature and a private experience on a traditional African game farm, this holiday location is for you!Morning and evening game drives in open Land Rovers with professional field guides and trackersMid morning bush walks * Safari walks in lieu of morning game drives guided by armed field guidesOvernight bush hiking and camping sleep-out experience for groups of 4 with experienced guides*Hide sleep-outs in the Motswari Game Reserve*Swimming pool*Boma & bush dinners*Pre-lunch safari interest talks*Curio shop at Motswari Game Lodge*Brunch, high tea (late lunch) and dinner*Library and Art Gallery with 24-hour internet facility at Motswari Game Lodge*Fully equipped air-conditioned conference room for 20 delegates at Motswari Game Lodge*An additional vehicle plus guide can be arranged for an extra cost per day and covers 2 game drives per day ... more   less 

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Address: Kruger National Park 2021, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
Price Range: $452 - $940 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Motswari Private Game Reserve 4*
Number of rooms: 15
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