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Motswari Private Game Reserve

Kruger National Park 2021, South Africa
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I'd never been to Africa before, let alone on safari, so factor that into your consideration of my review. But my experience here was outstanding. The place is in the middle of nowhere and has room for maybe 30 guests, so there's really a feeling of being among the animals without hordes of tourists, which seems to be the case... 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 and we are looking forward to welcoming you back soon! Very Best Wishes from us all Adriaan More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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51 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This private game reserve was absolutely perfect! From arrival to checkout, the staff at Motswari were helpful, accommodating, and wonderful. The guides and trackers were very knowledgable and we learned a lot on each and every game ride. The food was spectacular as well, and everyday was something different. Truly a must visit in South Africa.

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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 and we are looking forward to welcoming you back soon! Very Best Wishes from us all Adriaan More 

Brussels, Belgium
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For our first safari we have been very lucky to choose Botswari Game Reserve. From the very first moment, we felt the warm welcome and professionalism of every member of the crew. The game drives were amazing with Robynne and Mbongeni that are probably the best ranger/tracker team you could dream of. Their passion for the wildlife and knowledge of... 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 and we are looking forward to welcoming you back soon! Very Best Wishes from us all Adriaan More 

Melbourne, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second time here and it is by far the best place we have stayed for safaris. Angie our guide and Petro our tracker were sensational!! We saw the big 5 over and over again! Alfie and Tim are amazing. ...could not do enough to help. Management and staff are second to none. ...i wish we could have... More 

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

MotswariLodge, General Manager at Motswari Private Game Reserve, responded to this review, 11 July 2016 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 for that third visit soon! Very Best Wishes from us all Adriaan More 

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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lodge itself is very nice and is in the nature. Animals can come very close to the lodge : elephants, pumba, monkeys... The staff is lovely. The rangers and trackers are amazing. They do all to find animals and when they find them, the observation is very respectful. During our stay in south africa, we went to 4 different... More 

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

MotswariLodge, General Manager at Motswari Private Game Reserve, responded to this review, 6 July 2016 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent 3 nights here for our 25th wedding anniversary (with our grown up children!). Could not fault anything.Every member of staff truly helpful and informative. We were lucky enough to see the big 5 and many more, thanks Angie and Pietro. This felt like a "proper safari", no gated reserve and hence no guarantee of seeing anything. This made the... More 

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

MotswariLodge, General Manager at Motswari Private Game Reserve, responded to this review, 5 July 2016 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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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great people, clean, friendly, very accommodating...great food, drink and fantastic safaris...the guide we had, Robynne was absolutely wonderful. Knowledgable and smile on her face every day. We absolutely loved it here!!

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

MotswariLodge, General Manager at Motswari Private Game Reserve, responded to this review, 5 July 2016 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Motswari was an incredible experience well worth it if you can survive on safari without a butler...:) Everything was great-Chad, our guide, was extremely knowledgeable and demonstrated passion for both animals, nature and people. He made sure we saw 5 leopards on the five gamedrives we attended, could not have been happier! The lodge is well fitted out and has... More 

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

MotswariLodge, General Manager at Motswari Private Game Reserve, responded to this review, 5 July 2016 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 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow, what can I say about Motswari to summarise just how spectacular this place is?!? On arrival I instantly got a good vibe, Prudence on reception gave us such a warm welcome that immediately we knew we would love it here. I came here as part of a holiday to three different lodges with my mum and Motswari was our... More 

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MotswariLodge, General Manager at Motswari Private Game Reserve, responded to this review, 5 July 2016 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have just returned from 3 weeks in South Africa, staying at 4 different lodges. Motswari was our first and the only one that we had stayed at previously. It was as lovely as ever. We were lucky enough to stay in the wonderful Elephant Room and had animals wandering around us all the time, including some very noising rutting... More 

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MotswariLodge, General Manager at Motswari Private Game Reserve, responded to this review, 17 June 2016 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: $420 - $867 (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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