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Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have just had a 3 night stay at Motswari and I can honestly say everything was perfect. Robaynne was our guide and Lot our tracker - both were very knowledgeable and the passion for the bush of our guide made the experience even more special. We were lucky to see the big 5 plus more. Food was amazing and...

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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 means so much to us and we are delighted that you had such a perfect 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 11 February 2017

I was there along with Steve R even going on the game drives with him Chad and Difference and I agree with every thing he says. I was there four days and saw more animals than I ever dreamt I would especially elephants which are my favourite. I am not a morning person but even getting up early for 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 and we take great pride in the fact that it exceeded your expectations. Thank you for highlighting and appreciating the skillsets of both the individuals that you interacted with most and those of the team. Your kind words will be shared...

Scottsdale, Arizona
Reviewed 3 February 2017

This a terrific way to see the bush and the animals that live there. We've been to Motswari before and the team never fails to provide a great experience. Of course, they have no control over the animals, but they have access to such a large area, are such sharp eyed spotters and communicate with each other so well, that...

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

Thank you for your review of Motswari. We highly value your kind words, it means so much to the entire team and we are delighted that we continue to impress and improve. We thank you for recognising the individual skillsets and we are looking forward to welcoming you back soon! Kind regards Adriaan

Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
Reviewed 25 January 2017

If you've never visited a Game Reserve before, you'd be very happy staying at Motswari. From the moment we arrived, until the moment we left, we were looked after better than we could ever have imagined! From management level to the maids who kept our room clean,they were fabulous. Food. Where to start. Most resorts put out the same food...

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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 and your kind words means 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

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 23 January 2017

I recently visited the Motswari Private Game Reserve with a group of 15 travelers on a trip sponsored by our neighborhood book store in Washington, DC. We spent 3 nights at Motswari and I can't say enough about how wonderful the experience was. We went on 6 game drives, one each morning and afternoon, and saw a leopard, elephants, lions,...

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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 a perfect safari experience. We thank you for recognising the individual skillsets and we are looking forward to welcoming you back soon! Kind regards Adriaan

Best, The Netherlands
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Our stay in Motswari was truely a life time experience. Something we will never forget. A true combination of fantastic accomodation, wonderful hospitality of all staff members, excellent food and the intense game drives provides the best experience one ever can have in the bush. Peter and I were amazed beyond our expectations about the wonders of the bush, 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 and we take great pride in the fact that it exceeded your expectations. Thank you for highlighting and appreciating the skillsets of both the individuals that you interacted with most and those of the team. Your kind words will be shared...

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights back in September 2016. We were in the Leopard bungalow which was clean, comfortable and luxurious. We were so lucky to have Kevin and Petro as our game drive team, both were friendly and knowledgable and shared great stories about their experiences. They went above and beyond to make sure we had a fantastic...

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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 safari experience. We thank you for recognising the individual skillsets and we are looking forward to welcoming you back soon! Kind regards Adriaan

Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Awesome staff Awesome lodge Awesome location Awesome food Awesome outdoor showers Awesome food (seriously awesome) The place is a must for anyone looking to book a game drive. There was nothing I could fault. I looked forward to seeing certain staff each day especially Goodman our tracker who was different class and prince at the bar area. Everyone seems happy...

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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 fantastic time and your kind words mean so much to the team and I....you are right we do love it here! We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards Adriaan

chicago
Reviewed 22 December 2016

I apologize for the extremely LATE review but would like to thank Marka (guide and driver) and Petro (tracker) for our first safari experience in our lives and also one of the best. These guys grew up in the bush so it was incredible to see how they respect the animals, hear their stories from life in the bush, and...

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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 were so well taken care of. We thank you for recognising the individual skillsets and we are looking forward to welcoming you back soon for that elusive fifth animal to complete the Big 5! Kind regards Adriaan

surrey
Reviewed 12 December 2016

This was our first Safari experience & we would love to come back here. Chad our guide was an expert on the local flora & fauna & more especially where to find it. We saw all of the big 5 except lion, including 2 separate sightings of leopard, both with their kill. The individual lodges built in traditional style, with...

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Thank you for taking time to review Motswari. We are delighted that you had such a fantastic first safari experience and highly value your kind words. We appreciate your recognition of the individual skillsets and trust that we can welcome you back soon for a second visit! Kind regards Adriaan

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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
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
Price Range: RM2,515 - RM4,756 (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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