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Reviewed 18 December 2015

What can I say about Motswari that hasn't been said already? A truly amazing experience that we'll never forget. It's been a month since we were there but I can still vividly remember driving back to the airport almost burned out from the lack of sleep, but looking at the bush whizzing past and thinking I don't want to leave!...

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

Thank you very much for the kind review of Motswari - I am so glad you enjoyed it and love the fact that you enjoyed the walking experience!! I hope we can welcome you back to Motswari one day soon!! Best Wishes from us all Dave

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 14 December 2015

My husband and I stayed at Motswari for four nights in early December (which seemed to be the perfect amount of time). We flew into Hoedspruit airport and arranged transportation to the reserve through Motswari which worked great. Many other couples seemed to fly into Nelspruit which is about a 3 hour drive from the reserve. I would definitely recommend...

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Motswari - I am so glad that you enjoyed the experience and am delighted that Marka and Petro were able to show you such a great variety of wildlife... they are a great team! I hope we can welcome you back one day soon. Best Wishes from us all Dave

Lakeville, MN
Reviewed 8 December 2015 via mobile

We heard about the Motswari Private Game Reserve from a friend who loved it. After checking the many positive TripAdvisor reviews, we booked there. On the chance that we had some bad drives, we choose a four night stay. That would be enough for 8 drives. South African safaris are good all year round, unlike the Kenyan or Tanzanian ones...

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

Thank you so much for this amazing, detailed review of Motswari - we greatly appreciate the feedback and I am so glad that you enjoyed the experience!! Very Best Wishes from us all Dave

Sandefjord, Norway
Reviewed 8 December 2015

I have just returned back home after my third visit to Motswari in two years! I guess that speaks for itself! Motswari is such a special place, a real paradise on earth! I have never been to a place or had another vacation anywhere that can be measured to Motswari standard, both in service and exciting happenings during the stay....

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

Thank you for writing such a detailed and positive review Kristin - it was great having you back and so nice to meet Turid! I hope we will see you back for the fourth visit soon? Very Best Wishes from your Motswari family. Dave

Antwerp, Belgium
Reviewed 5 December 2015

absolute beauty, very nice rondavels fitted out as hotel rooms with all comfort possible. excellent breakfast, high thee and dinners served by overly friendly staff. top of the bill were the game drive, during which we saw the big five. (with special thanks to Briggs and Petros)

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

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

Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 December 2015

We have just returned home after spending five days at Motswari game reserve, what can we say?? It is the most amazing place, the staff are the friendliest we have ever met, the food was delicious, the rooms were lovely, the grounds so peaceful and tranquil after having your morning game drive, somewhere to relax until the afternoon drive, our...

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to review Motswari - I am so glad that you enjoyed your time with us and that Robynne, Mbongeni and the team made such a positive impression... we agree that they are fantastic!! I hope we can welcome you back one day soon. Very Best Wishes from us all David

Essex, England
Reviewed 23 November 2015 via mobile

Like many guests when we stayed, we stayed for five nights at Motswari Private Game Reserve for our honeymoon. We received a warm welcome (and a wonderful cool towels and lemonade) on our arrivals and were shown to our room by our guide, who explained the routine, what to do in an emergency etc. We were lucky enough to have...

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

Thank you so much for this amazing and detailed review of Motswari!! I am so glad you enjoyed your time with us and will make sure that Shadrack, Tiyani and the entire team see your kind words. I hope we can welcome you back one day very soon! Best Wishes from us all Dave

Reviewed 22 November 2015

My wife and I stayed here as the main part of our Honeymoon and we were not sure what to expect. Not due to any negative reviews but due to the fact that neither of us had been on a safari holiday before. From the moment we arrived into the lovely and calm surroundings of the site and were welcomed...

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

Wow! What a healine to open up to and what a great way to start my Monday morning!! Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a detailed review of Motswari and for the positive feedback for all our departments - it really is fantastic to know that we are delivering what we work so hard to...

Woodford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 November 2015 via mobile

Where do I begin!! This part of my holiday was a surprise, wow well done to my now fiance. Not only did I become engaged here but this has to be the best location I have ever been in and I feel I've left a bit of my soul out there. The accommodation was excellent. Clean, luxurious and plenty of...

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

Thank you so mcuh for taking the time to review Motswari and Congratulations on your engagement!!! Its so rewarding to read such positive reviews and I will ensure the whole team see your kind words. I hope we can welcome you back one day soon. Very Best Regards from us all Dave

Wirral, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 October 2015 via mobile

We spent five days at Motswari at the end of our honeymoon in August and had an incredible time. Our expectations were extremely high after a wonderful time visiting a neighbouring reserve last year, and we thought that would be impossible to top, but Motswari was every bit as good and in some ways better than our first time on...

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Thank you so much for your fantastic review of Motswari - I am delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and will make sure that Henry, Patrick and the entire team see your great feedback!! I hope we can tempt you back one day to see those elusive lions! Very Best Wishes from us all David

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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: RM2,448 - 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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