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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
Breakfast included
Airport Transportation
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Public Wifi
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Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Off the Argyle Road, Kruger National Park 2021 South Africa
Getting there
Ngala Airfield24 km
Phalaborwa Airport37 km
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Great lodge, food was great , and the staff was super attentive, lodging was excellent and we saw all the animals we expected to see..would highly recommend this lodge if going to madwike game reserve.
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What a find. We have been on six previous safaris in Kruger over the years so we were pleasantly surprised with what we found. To be honest, the Reception did not paint a good picture of what was to come. It was too small; space for only two clients at a time. We were shown to
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Response from MotswariLodge, General Manager at Motswari Private Game Reserve
Responded 1 week ago
Wow, Thank you so much for the fantastic review. I'm pleased that your experience grew and peaked at the end. We hope that you will return one day soon.
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Stayed at Motswari Private Game reserve in december of 2018 and as it was my second stay, my expectations were high. I have to say that Motswari brought back all the great memories from my last stay and once again a great safari adventure was had. My stay was the best part of 4
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Response from MotswariLodge, General Manager at Motswari Private Game Reserve
Responded 1 week ago
Ollie, thank you so much. We are delighted to have return guests. It tells us that we are doing something right. Please do come to visit us again! Giraffe's Nest will be ready and waiting for you.
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Motswari in one word: WOW! In all honesty, words cannot describe the once in a lifetime experience Motswari offers. The picturesque accommodations, delicious food, amazing game drives, and staff hospitality made our stay pure perfection. Our time there was truly an African
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Response from MotswariLodge, General Manager at Motswari Private Game Reserve
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Amber and Luke, Thank you for taking the time to write such an in-depth and stunning review of your time at Motswari. I really am so happy that we were able to exceed your expectations. Please do return to visit us again.
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As a safari experience the place is amazing. Close to nature, basically elefants walking close to the camp and great guides on the safari. We got to see a leopard kill which was an experience of a lifetime so can’t complain about that. What could be complained about is the
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Response from MotswariLodge, General Manager at Motswari Private Game Reserve
Responded 1 week ago
Hi Kristian, Thank you for the honest review. I'm sad that the transport issue had an impact on your stay. We are working hard to ensure that it never happens again.
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Pool which over looks river bed
Giraffe's Nest is easily booked through your agent or through our reservations team. You can also book directly at the lodge upon your arrival.
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What is the situation with malaria this year? Is prophylaxis needed?
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 to live here without worrying about malaria.
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Good day, we do have hairdryers in each of our rooms.
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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
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Any recommendations for requesting a particular room or a guide at Motswari?
elephant, roan of giraffe. you are going to love it!!!
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"Giraffe and Roan"
"Try for a room with a view of the river bed and the water hole across the way."
"Make sure your guide understands your interests and what you wish to see"
"Probably better in summer"
"The 2 person Bungalows are beautiful!"
US$620 - US$994 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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