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Situated within the Timbavati Nature Reserve - sharing an unfenced border with the Kruger National Park - Motswari Private Game Reserve offers an intimate, elegant safari experience. Ideal for romantics and honeymooners, this family-owned and operated lodge brings a personal touch to your safari experience, and a welcoming, exclusive stay.

Accommodating no more than 30 guests at a time, the lodge is a natural haven and ideally located to search for Africa's Big 5 on morning and afternoon game drives. Also keep an eye out for the Timbavati white lion, the African wild dog, cheetah and more than 350 different bird species. Other activities include guided walking safaris and sunset game drives.

highlights

  • Intimate, luxurious safari lodge in the Timbavati adjacent to Kruger
  • Authentic furnishings & natural colours
  • Spacious, elegantly appointed suites
  • Dine under the stars in the bush
  • Family-owned & managed, giving you personal attention
  • Frequent sightings of the famous white Lions of the Timbavati

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Facilities

Motswari has two fully licensed bars where you can relax with a drink after a long day in the bush, drinking in the beautiful surroundings and sharing stories.

Soak up the African sun beside the pool and escape the heat of the day with a refreshing dip.

Visit the lodge shop for curios, gifts and artworks created by local artists. 

The library offers an interesting selection of African books to peruse, while the art gallery boasts a beautiful collection of local artwork constructed of wood, bone and stone.

Motswari also has a local sculptor who practises his art and sells sculptures inside the reserve.

General Facilities

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    Bar
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    Library
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    Swimming Pool
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    Art Gallery
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    Internet facilities

Dining

Because Motswari is an intimate camp, you can choose to dine in a variety of locations.

The lounge offers a relaxed and comfortable indoor dining venue, while the dedicated dining sites along the walking trails offer a more romantic and private option.

You can also choose to enjoy your gourmet meals in the bush surrounding the camp - a truly memorable experience - or inside the traditional African boma.

The cuisine is meticulously prepared by the resident chefs to satisfy your every culinary need and is accompanied by an award-winning selection of southern African wines.

Luxury Bungalow

The 15 luxuriously appointed bungalows are spacious and elegantly furnished to provide a comfortable, private place to relax without being removed from nature. Large windows allow natural light in and afford you with beautiful views over the surrounding bush.

Each double suite has a four-poster bed with mosquito netting, sitting area, and writing desk, as well as air conditioning and an en suite bathroom with a walk-in shower and two separate wash basins.

Luxury Bungalow AMENITIES

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    Air-conditioning
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    Ceiling fan
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    En-suite shower only
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    Mosquito net

Activities

  • Game drives
  • Night drives
  • Walking safaris
  • Birding
  • Guided walks
 
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Oct 2014 - 30 Nov 2014 $345 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Dec 2014 - 30 Apr 2015 $370 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 May 2015 - 30 Jun 2015 $265 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Jul 2015 - 30 Sep 2015 $315 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Oct 2015 - 30 Nov 2015 $370 Fully Inclusive

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • I want to thank you for relocating us to Motswari, the experience was absolutely amazing and we could not imagine our safari being anywhere else. The staff is absolutely incredible and we got to know everyone at the lodge very quickly. I will be writing a review shortly on your website for this lodge as I would recommend it to anyone I know. Our guide, Keith, was so knowledgeable and make our safari drives and walks a experience we will never forget. We also got the chance to stay in the tree house (also know as the giraffe tree house) that they recently finished and this was amazing. The entire trip was phenomenal.

    Melanie Lamontagne, December 2013
  • It was a wonderful lodge and the game viewing was quite spectacular. We saw the big 5 plenty of times but found the other animals such as giraffe and warthogs etc just as interesting.

    Cameron Storey, July 2013
  • I loved the note from you when we arrived at Motswari. That experience was so fantastic, and Camps Bay has been great too. You've outdone yourself again!

    Jennifer Miranne, March 2012
  • Our stay at Motswari was indescribable. It surpassed all our expectations. From amazing game drives, to lovely lodge accommodation, friendly staff, well prepared food, and incredibly passionate ranger. Motswari was exactly what I was expecting: small and cosy lodge, in rustic style.

    Lile Hattori, July 2010
  • Our first game drive at Motswari, and we managed to see two Leopards mating!! Can you believe it??? What a treat, well needless to say that set the standard for the rest of the trip

    Andrew McDonald, November 2008
  • It was sensational. We saw the big 5 and lots more, fabulous guides and good food and company.

    Linda Dougall, November 2008

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Our stay at Motswari was indescribable. It surpassed all our expectations. From amazing game drives, to lovely lodge accommodation, friendly staff, well prepared food, and incredibly passionate ranger. Motswari was exactly what I was expecting: small and cosy lodge, in rustic style.

Lile Hattori, July 2010 >View more reviews