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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This game reserve is excellent and I won't repeat all the previous reviews except to say it was all perfect! We were here for 4,5 and 6th of September and our game drive times were 0600- 0930 then again at 1530 until 1900. We did a bush walk one morning but it was so hot that we just lay around... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Motswari was our second game lodge on our first visit to south Africa and it was fantastic. I really can't think of anything that I change except perhaps the contact with Newmark Hotels reservations. We asked a question regarding the overnight safari but never received an answer. It wasn't until we were able to email Motswari directly that we got... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our stay at Motswari Private Game Reserve. Overall I would definitely recommend it for people looking to stay at a place that is a bit more remote than some other lodges in the south of Timbavati or indeed at Sabi Sands. Having stayed at quite a few lodges, it probably isn't my absolute favourite, but definitely a... More 

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cape town
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent five days at Motswari recently and have nothing but good things to say. We had a fantastic guide, Chad, who happens to be passionate about photography and was able to help with questions and mis-behaving cameras - he was the perfect guide in that his disposition was friendly and calm, respectful of the bush and animals and just... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just returned home from our honeymoon during which we spent 5 days at Motswari, and it really was one of the best experiences we've ever had! We have never been so well looked after from the moment we walked in, and every single member of staff was friendly and accommodating. Our room was beautiful with a stunning view... More 

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Cortez, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our 4th trip to Motswari and the best yet. We've had Chad for a guide previously but he was on leave this time and we had Angie and Goodman who were both excellent as well. They found lots of great witldlife to view. Seeing wilddogs at a den soon after arriving was our trip highlight. What makes us... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I have just returned (this very morning) from the most memorable holiday ever at Motswari Game Reserve and I could not wait to write our review. We stayed for 6 nights at the Geiger Camp and I don't have one bad word to say, not one! The food, hospitality, accommodation and reserve were all 5 star plus!... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review of Geiger's Camp at Motswari. I highly value your feedback and appreciation. We are delighted that we could meet your expectations to create such a memorable holiday and I will share your kind words with the team. Wea re looking forward to welcoming you back! Kind regards Adriaan More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed for three nights at Motswari on the second leg of our honeymoon and can honestly say it was one of the best experiences we've ever had. From start to finish, everything about it was amazing. It started amazingly well soon after we arrived when we had lunch with a herd of elephants close by! Food throughout for breakfast,... 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 review Motswari. We are delighted that you had such a special time with us and we are honoured to hear that it ranks amongst your top experiences! We highly value your positive feedback and your kind words which will be shared with the team. We are looking forward to welcoming you... More 

Cape
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have just returned from 5 days at Motswari. Being a South African, I have the pleasure to have spent many happy days in the bush and, over the last few years, gone to many camps in the Timbavati. Motswari, for the price, has been the best experience so far. I am sure there are a few lodges that might... 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 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! I really appreciate your understanding of lodge logistics and value the constructive feedback with regards the lighting challenge for us to... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first time at any Game reserve and we were impressed. The staff the drives the food everything was top class. We have no complains at all. If you are trying to make up your mind by researching like I did than don't try too hard and just book it.

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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 are delighted that you had such a wonderful time and your kind words will be shared with the team. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon! Kind regards 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: $445 - $905 (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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