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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 January 2016

Deciding to stay at Motswari took a long time for us! We couldn't decide whether to stay here, or somewhere at Sabi Sands. I would like to go to Sabi/Mala Mala for a couple of nights just to see the contrast, but I wouldn't change a thing about the experience we had at Motswari and am so glad we went....

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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 I am so proud of the team that made your time with us memorable. Now that you caught the bug we hope we can welcome you back one day soon! Very Best Wishes from us all Adriaan

Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 January 2016

completely exceeded our expectations, from the wonderful accomodation which was beautifully designed & decorated, to the friendly & helpful staff. it is a much "wilder" environment than expected, needing a guide to escort us at night due to the elephants & occasional leopard wandering around.

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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 I am so glad that you enjoyed your time with us. We hope we can welcome you back one day soon! Very Best Wishes from us all Adriaan

Reviewed 13 January 2016

We stayed at Motswari for 3 nights - our first safari trip and it was AMAZING. The lodge is easy to get to and, even though it was 44c when we arrived, we were welcomed by lovely, friendly relaxed staff. The room was beautiful, very clean and a nice view outside into the bush from the bathroom. The food, drinks...

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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 I am so glad that you had a memorable time with us. We hope we can welcome you back one day soon! Very Best Wishes from us all Adriaan

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 January 2016

My partner and I have just had a fabulous time at Motswari. Great experience and outstanding service from the friendly staff - particularly the guides and trackers. Unfenced lodge was a real highlight and added to the genuine fell of the lodge. Would love to bring the kids back one day.

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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 I am so glad that you enjoyed your time with us. We are looking forward to welcoming you back one day soon! Very Best Wishes from us all Adriaan

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 11 January 2016

Everything about the Motswari Private Reserve was first class and exceeded all of our expectations. The staff was gracious and worked around our schedule. The food was delicious and the evening dinner venues changed on a night to night basis, all with their own charm and identity. And the guides were knowledgeable and seemed to work with each other to...

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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 I am so glad that you enjoyed your time with us. We hope we can welcome you back one day soon! Very Best Wishes from us all Adriaan

Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 11 January 2016

My husband and I stayed at this lodge for our first safari. We booked based upon reviews from Tripadvisor and were very pleased. We stayed in the Zebra room, good location with a short walk to the lobby, breakfast and dinner areas. The food, as others stated, is fantastic! All meals exceeded expectations with great wine from South Africa of...

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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 I am so glad that you enjoyed your time with us. We hope we can welcome you back one day soon! Very Best Wishes from us all Adriaan

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

We just spent 3 wonderful days at Motswari! The property is very beautiful and loved that the camp did not have fences which really made it feel like we were on a safari the whole time we were there! Food is great - we loved the effort they put into each meal. Dinners in particular were located in a different...

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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 I hope we can welcome you back one day soon! Very Best Wishes from us all Adriaan

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 10 January 2016

We had 4 rooms all of which were great. Our guides were great, both Robin and Bungani went out of their way to ensure we saw the Big 5 and more than once. We went off road multiple times to get an up close look at the animals and got some amazing pictures The lodge and food were amazing, every...

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Thank you very much for taking the time to review Motswari - We highly value your feedback and I am so glad that you enjoyed your time with us. We hope we can welcome you back one day soon! Very Best Wishes from us all Adriaan

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 6 January 2016

This is our second time back at Motswari.... and both times the experience has been amazing. With a warm greeting from Prudence and Thea at reception to being escorted to our room by friendly Roger. The food is delicious…. And the kitchen staff very friendly and helpful. Thank you Moza for preparing special cappuccinos for me every morning. We had...

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Thank you very much for taking the time to review Motswari - We highly value your feedback and kind words. I am so glad that you enjoyed your time with us. We hope we can welcome you back one day soon! Very Best Wishes from us all Adriaan

Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 January 2016

Our first trip to Timbavati, and what an experience to stay at Motswari. From transport to lodgings..staff and safaris!!!! Accommodation (Girraffe) was welcoming and standard excellent, the staff were so helpful. The safaris were fantastic, small, and the best was that we went off road, which alot of the reserves can't do. Our guide was second to none. Saw and...

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Happy New Year!! Thank you so much for taking the time to review Motswari - I am so glad you enjoyed the experience and hope we can welcome you back one day soon! Very Best Wishes from us all David

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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 

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Address: Kruger National Park 2021, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
Price Range: RM2,448 - RM4,554 (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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