• 15 Luxury Suites and 1 Giraffe’s Nest
  • Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
  • True african big five safari
  • Popular and Highly Rated

Set deep in the Timbavati within the Greater Kruger National Park Conservancy, Motswari Private Game Reserve offers the quintessential African wildlife and bush experience, fusing panoramic bush views with luxurious accommodation.

With 15 luxury-appointed en-suite bungalows, each with air-conditioning, and all offering unrivalled bush views, guests enjoy a high level of comfort which complements the lodge’s level of service excellence. 150km² of untamed wilderness guarantees prolific game viewing of South Africa’s Big Five, the Little Five, and more.

This family-owned reserve merges luxurious accommodation with high-quality cuisine and sincere passion into one extraordinary experience. At Motswari, you “arrive as a visitor and leave as a friend.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Intimate safari lodge in the Timbavati adjacent to Kruger;
  • Authentic furnishings and natural colours;
  • Spacious, elegantly appointed suites;
  • Dine under the stars in the bush;
  • Fully equiped conference centre;
  • Excellent value for money safari experience option.

INCLUDED IN THE RATES

The all­-inclusive rate per person per night includes:

  • Accomodation
  • Three meals
  • Tea & Coffee
  • Two game drives per day
  • Daily Safari Walk
  • Local beers, house wines and soft drinks

Facilities

General

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Meal on Request
  • Barbeque Facilities
  • Lounge
  • TV Room
  • View deck
  • Pool
  • Library
  • Conference Centre
  • Curio shop
  • Mobile Connectivity
  • Internet Access
  • Battery Charging
  • Laundry Service
  • Eco Friendly
  • Secure Parking
  • 24-hour Security

Rooms

Luxury Suite

Available: 15 suites Unit Sleeps: 2 adults
  • CHECK-IN: From 12:00 PM
  • CHECK-OUT: To 11:00 AM

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 4-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.

The interiors boast natural hues, while mosquito nets are draped over the comfortable beds add to the romantic ambiance of the rooms.

Motswari Game Lodge 

Suite features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Mini Bar
  • Tea / Coffee
  • Lounge Area
  • Satellite Television
  • Fireplace
  • Balcony / Deck
  • Verandah
  • Private Pool / Jacuzzi
  • En-Suite
  • Shower / Outside Shower
  • Dressing Gowns
  • Pure Cotton Linen
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access
  • Heater
  • Mosquito Nets
  • Fridge
  • Electrical Outlets
  • Safe
  • Laundry Service

Giraffe’s Nest

Available: 1 nest Unit Sleeps: 2 adults
  • CHECK-IN: From 12:00 PM
  • CHECK-OUT: To 11:00 AM

Imagine waking up high in the elevation of a tree, in the middle of the African bush, watching the sun rise over the horizon and the wildlife environment coming to life, shedding the mysteries of the night in its cleansing embrace.

That is exactly what the Motswari Giraffe’s Nest will offer guests who decide to spend a night overlooking Xanatsi Dam, providing an experience that will live long in the memory.

Motswari Game Lodge 

Suite features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Mini Bar
  • Tea / Coffee
  • Lounge Area
  • Fireplace
  • Satellite Television
  • Balcony / Deck
  • Verandah
  • Private Pool / Jacuzzi
  • En-Suite
  • Fridge
  • Shower / Outside Shower
  • Dressing Gowns
  • Pure Cotton Linen
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access
  • Heater
  • Mosquito Nets
  • Electrical Outlets
  • Safe
  • Laundry Service

Activities

With a warm cup of tea, your Land Rover awaits, accompanied by an enthusiastic tracker and ranger: that is the morning routine at Motswari Private Game Reserve.

Your guides are ready to tell you all the stories about the African bush: any idea why hippos rarely eat meat? They do. After the morning game drive, it is time to unwind, or go on a bush walk: by foot the world moves slower and there is even more to discover. For a real unspoilt bush experience, leave the main lodge after lunch and enjoy a hike with a knowledgeable guide.

After walking for a while, in the middle of nowhere, a tent is spotted; it is your home for a night. Your guide will prepare a meal on a warming fire, and then it is time to enjoy the luxury of the tent.

Watch fireflies while showering in the bush bathroom and go to sleep under the night breeze and the sounds of the savannah. Wake up to the smell of hot coffee and prepare for another bush walk in the fresh morning dew.

You will be joining brunch back at the main lodge, full of stories. After the evening game drive – together with happy hour drinks – the excellent cooks won’t let you go before you tried their most delicious salads, Kudu meat (a lean, healthy meat similar to venison) and chocolate cake.

  • Bird Watching
  • Fine Dining
  • Game Drives
  • Game Viewing
  • Game Walks
  • Garden Tours
  • Gourmet Picnic
  • Massages
  • Night Drives
  • Rhino Tracking

Rates

Low Season

DatesRoom TypeBoard BasisRate
01 JAN - 30 APR 2018Luxury SuitePer person per night sharing From R5695
01 JAN - 30 APR 2018Giraffe's NestPer person per night sharing From R5695
01 MAY - 30 JUN 2018Luxury SuitePer person per night sharing From R4060
01 MAY - 30 JUN 2018Giraffe's NestPer person per night sharing From R4060
01 JUL - 30 NOV 2018Luxury SuitePer person per night sharing From R5695
01 JUL - 30 NOV 2018Giraffe's NestPer person per night sharing From R5695

High Season

DatesRoom TypeBoard BasisRate
01 JAN - 30 APR 2018Luxury SuitePer person per night sharing From R5695
01 JAN - 30 APR 2018Giraffe's NestPer person per night sharing From R5695
01 MAY - 30 JUN 2018Luxury SuitePer person per night sharing From R4060
01 MAY - 30 JUN 2018Giraffe's NestPer person per night sharing From R4060
01 JUL - 30 NOV 2018Luxury SuitePer person per night sharing From R5695
01 JUL - 30 NOV 2018Giraffe's NestPer person per night sharing From R5695

INCLUDED IN THE RATES

The all­-inclusive rate per person per night includes:

  • Accomodation
  • Three meals
  • Tea & Coffee
  • Two game drives per day
  • Daily Safari Walk
  • Local beers, house wines and soft drinks

Reviews

Based on 735 Reviews

Kruger National Park

“There's Nothing Better...”

Motswari is still the only thing our family talks about. In particular, Andries and Difference, our phenomenal guide/tracker duo. We spent 3 days under their care, taken to sighting after sighting, overwhelmed by their wealth of knowledge and willingness to our preferences. We saw more than we ever expected to and deeply miss the whole experience. Travelling as four twenty-something-year-olds and two eighty-something-year-olds, we required a lot of extra attention and TLC, all of which was provided by the staff with a smile. Motswari felt like home and Andries and Difference were considered part of the family. One day hopefully we will figure out how to move on with our lives without them…. maybe.

~ Geena D ~ Sydney, Australia
Kruger National Park

“Amazing Experience Wonderful Staff”

Motswari was our second game lodge on our first visit to south Africa and it was fantastic. I really can’t think of anything that I change except perhaps the contact with Newmark Hotels reservations. We asked a question regarding the overnight safari but never received an answer. It wasn’t until we were able to email Motswari directly that we got some answers. So if you have questions don’t rely on Newmark.
That said the staff at Motswari were fantastic, we transferred in on the same day as our new English friends and a phone call asking if we could be on the same game drives was met with a positive result.
Our Ranger Angie and Tracker Goodman were a wonderful team ensuring that we saw so much, on one morning drive we saw the Big 5. Our drives were awesome and we had such a great time with everything we wanted. A special request to see a big tusker elephant was met positively and in the morning we went off to find the elephant and we succeeded. Thanks Angie and Goodman.
The rooms were comfortable and well furnished and the meals excellent. This staff were friendly and went out of their way to assist you and make you feel welcome.

~ JanellC ~ Sydney, Australia
Kruger National Park

“Wish we could have stayed longer!”

Motswari Game Lodge was more than we could have hoped for on our safari. From the moment we stepped onto the premises, we were made to feel like family and royalty, all at the same time. The staff was so friendly and a pleasure to talk to. The rooms (huts) were beautifully and artistically decorated. The meals were beyond incredible. Our guide and tracker had such a knowledge and love for the bush and the animals, it was a pleasure to be in their company, learning from them and experiencing the bush through their eyes. And yes, this really is in the bush. Elephants and hippos came strolling by our camp as we relaxed on the veranda with a cool drink in our hand. When put in a setting like Motswari, it is impossible for the guests not to become friends, and we enjoyed the company of so many people from all over the world. The only thing that could have made it better would have been to stay longer. We will be recommending Motswari Game Lodge to anyone looking for a South African safari and we hope to return sometime soon.

~ TimSarahO ~ Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Kruger National Park

“Once in a lifetime experience”

We had the most amazing experience at Motswari! The lodge is absolutely beautiful. Our rooms were exactly as pictured. The staff members are wonderful. We had Henry as our guide and Tiani as our tracker. Henry was so knowledgeable and passionate about the animals. Tiani noticed every little detail out on the trails and helped lead us to all the animals we wanted to see. We felt safe with them and really enjoyed every minute of the game drives. The food was fantastic! All meals were above and beyond what we expected. We rarely went a few minutes without seeing an animal, even between game drives at the lodge. This was a once in a lifetime experience and we will definitely be back!

~ stephanierowan1 ~ Morgantown, West Virginia

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