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Lake Worth, Florida
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Timbavati Game Reserve and other Cape Town- Private game reserves with open fences to Kruger Park have applied for permission to shoot 34 elephants, among them an iconic trophy bull, as well as 5444 other animals, including rhinos, lions, leopards and buffaloes. Tourists seem unaware there is trophy hunting in the area. By targeting a trophy bull, Timbavati and...

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Epsom, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Tis place is amazing. The service is first class, the food is sumptuous and so tasty and the staff are friendly, welcoming and helpful. The game drives are well worth the early starts and the rangers and trackers are very knowledgeable. We saw lions, rhino, zebra, kudu, impala, elephants amongst many others. Would highly recommend this for anyone who wants...

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1Thank NickyBowes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful rooms with beautiful bathroom and then u have this common space to have a drink just in front of the bush . The buffet was delicious and the game safari was just perfect with this lovely lady ranger I forgot her name . It was an amazing experience .

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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 mean so much to us and we are delighted that you had such an amazing safari experience. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon! Kind regards Adriaan

Long Beach, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

We just got home from our four day stay in Motswari . The treatment we got, from when we arrived and greeted with homemade lemonade by the staff,to when we left with our guide and tracker walking us to our taxi to say goodbye, was above and beyond!! The grounds are beautiful and our room was decorated in safari theme...

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

Thank you for taking the time to review Motswari. Your kind words mean so much to us and we are delighted that you had such an exciting and enjoyable safari experience. We highly value your recognition of the individual skillsets and we are looking forward to welcoming you back soon! Kind regards Adriaan

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

- Everyday dinner under pristine unpolluted dark skies. I had never realized there were so many stars visible to the naked eye. - A cook assigned to you cooking you special meals just because you are the only vegetarian couple in the group of (totally 3 couples). So, it's very private - A pride of lions an arms' length away...

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

Thank you for taking the time to review Motswari, your kind words mean so much to us. We are delighted that you had such an amazing safari experience. We highly value your recognition of the individual skillsets and we are looking forward to welcoming you back soon! Kind regards Adriaan

Oakville, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located deep in the Timbavati Game Reserve, a gem for sure. It is a private affair, you are not bombarded by other guests!! There is enough room for everyone to move and have quiet time and well deserved rest. Food outstanding, lunch, buffet style and never the same. The dessert is always a surprise. Dinner was great and the chef...

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

Thank you for taking the time to review Motswari. We highly value your kind words and we are delighted that you had such an amazing all-round safari experience. We also thank you for recognising the individual skillsets and we are looking forward to welcoming you back soon! Kind regards Adriaan

Guildford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I actually visited Motswari in January 2016 but had forgotten to leave a review. I have been going through my old pictures and remembered what an amazing time we had so wanted to help others if they were stuck with where to go. Motswari was quite simply one of the best decisions we made- we saw the big 5 and...

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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 your review of Motswari. We are delighted that you had such a wonderful time with us and appreciate the advise offered to other travellers. We highly value your recognition of the individual skillsets of guide and tracker and appreciate your mention of their ethical behaviour. Your kind words will be...

Fleet, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I have just returned from a 4 night stay at Motswari. We have safari'd in other parts of Africa and Sri Lanka; this trip topped the lot in terms of the whole package. The lodge was idyllic. The room, or bungalow, was superb, not flashy but extremely comfortable and beautifully maintained. Every time we came back from...

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

Thank you for taking the time to review Motswari. We highly value your kind words and we feel honoured to rank so high in terms of your safari experiences. We also thank you for recognising the individual skillsets and those of the team and we are looking forward to welcoming you back soon! Kind regards Adriaan

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1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An amazing place and amazing people. I saw so many animals and plants with a knowledgeable and very likeable guide (2 game drives a day)! And the service at Geiger's Camp, a small outpost of the lodge, is outstanding: good food, good drink and vast well-equipped rooms.

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

Thank you for taking the time to review Motswari. We highly value your feedback and we are delighted that you had such an amazing safari experience. Thank you for your kind words it means so much to us. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards Adriaan

Brisbane
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband & I stayed at Motswari for 3 nts after staying 3 nts in a lodge in Sabi Sands reserve. The two reserves are a bit different,The Timbavati area was a bit sparcer with trees and different vegetation. The lodge itself was situated near the end of the long bitumened road that vehicles travel along when they enter the...

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

Thank you so much for your review of Motswari. We are delighted that you had such a wonderful time. Thank you for highlighting the differences between reserves. We value your appreciation of the skillsets of both the individuals that you interacted with most and those of the team. Your kind words will be shared with all and we are looking...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Motswari Private Game Reserve

Address: Kruger National Park 2021, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
Price Range: R7 136 - R13 423 (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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