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Motswari Private Game Reserve

Timbavati Reserve

| Excellent 5 reviews

About Motswari Private Game Reserve

About Motswari Private Game Reserve

Arrive at Motswari, 'to keep and conserve', Private Game Reserve and leave as a friend. This sentiment is the hallmark of our traditional safari camp that conjures up elements of African nostalgia, romance and charm and combines these with warm, personal touches to provide you with a sophisticated, yet unobtrusive commune with nature. Set deep in the Timbavati, in the heart of the Kruger National Park, you are assured of rich game viewing and sightings of the Big 5 in their natural environment, as our boundary with Kruger is open. In operation for 30 years, we have chosen to disr

Safari: We specialise in morning and evening game drives in open Land Rovers with professional field guides and trackers, morning bush walks and overnight walking safaris with experienced guides.

Conference Venues: We have a fully-equipped air-conditioned conference room for 20 delegates, for team buildings, product launches or corporate getaways. We have an internet hotspot available for those conducting business.

 Sleeps 30
Type: Safari
Check-in: 13:00
Check-out: 11:00
Reviews: 5 reviews

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Important Information

Tariffs include the following:
Two Daily Game Drives
All meals
Daily Safari Walk

Tariffs exclude the following:
Transfers to/from Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport.
APNR Entrance Fee and Road Toll Fees
Tourism Levy at R5.00 per person per night plus VAT
Personal Telephone calls, Curios, Laundry and Valet services.
Personal Bar Account

All bookings must be confirmed in writing, either by fax or by email.
Provisional bookings will be held for one week before being released.
Provisional bookings for groups will be released 8 weeks prior if deposit of 10% is not received with confirmation.
If guests require transfers, it must be specified in the reservations request.
If guests require lunch on arrival, please specify. (Refer daily schedule)
Special dietary requirements to be advised. Kosher and Halaal meals can be arranged only within seven days of arrival.

Deposits must be paid to SafariNow prior to quote expiry date to secure the booking.
Full payment is required 30 days prior to arrival.
Payments (balance) can be made To Motswari, using either MasterCard , Visacard or direct deposits.
Payment for transfers is due to Motswari with accommodation payments.

Transfers are currently contracted with Eastgate Tours and Safaris.
Rates are subject to change, and depend on point of departure.
A cancellation fee of 100% is payable, should guests not arrive for their transfer. Transfers take approximately 45 minutes from Hoedspruit (Eastgate) Airport. We require flight details when booking transfers.

Guest Reviews

Motswari Private Game Reserve
4.5 out of 5 stars - 5 votes
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peter rickaby
January 2022
Our weekend at Motswari was perfect - a beautiful lodge in the heart of the wildlife reserve, offering simple but very comfortable accommodation, exquisite food, perfect service, and a great programme of early morning and afternoon bush drives, every day. We had the privilege of seeing hundreds of animals, including the 'big five' up close in their own environment. The highlight of our trip was... Read more
alan collins
March 2021
A wonderful stay at a lovely lodge. Staff so friendly and helpful. We were lucky enough to have Eric and Difference as our game drive team. They're the best! Jan and his catering team were superb. Area for improvement - maybe the food. It was fine but has potential to be better.
anne-grete goul møller, south africa
February 2014
Great folks, great Reserve very kind service staff and competent rangers
stephan di gallo, switzerland
December 2011
In all aspects, the Motswari is worth to stay a few days.
priyanka koul, united kingdom
February 2007
A pleasant experience overall - the staff were very friendly and helpful. Our guides Godfrey and Petros were excellent - knowledgable and passionate about the bush. I think this is what the made the experience so great.The drives were very good - well organised. We were in a jeep with six people which was the optimum number. I would have been disappointed to have been in a jeep of any more than... Read more


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Vitality Collection
  • Conference Venues

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Motswari Private Game Reserve location

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Motswari Private Game Reserve is 11.6km from the centre of Timbavati Reserve , the nearest airport 43.2km (Eastgate Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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Arrive at Motswari, 'to keep and conserve', Private Game Reserve and leave as a friend. This sentiment is the hallmark of our traditional safari