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Kruger National Park Accommodation
as a visitor and leave as a friend.Ē Set deep in the Timbavati, Motswari
game reserve promises rich game viewing as our boundary with Kruger is
for 30 years and an original traditional game lodge, which means bush as
far as the eye can see and simple luxuries that donít intrude on your experience.
Nature is unaffected by manís need to shape his environment and our family-owned
reserve prides itself on our conservation values, exquisite cuisine, award-winning
wines and luxurious accommodation.
150 kilometres of wide horizons and untamed wilderness, Motswari is an
unforgettable experience. 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.
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.
understated luxury of this traditional, vintage lodge promises an authentic
African safari experience and accommodation to all of its visitors from
the world over. 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 view of Southern
Africa. Ideally situated and exclusive, Motswari Private Game Reserve and
African safari lodge accommodation holds the best of everything for the
traveller to the untamed majesty that is Africa.
driving force behind our establishment lies within our outlook. The owners
and operators of Motswari, the Geiger family, are committed to service
excellence in all aspects of day-to-day running of the lodge. From the
conservation of the wilderness to the high quality of the cuisine served
to our guests and our attention to detail in making your experience a truly
once-in-a-lifetime journey, we here at Motswari are committed to maintaining
life at the lodge at the high standards that our guests have come to expect
has been providing employment and opportunities for locals in the region
since its inception and we are constantly on the lookout for ways in which
we can assist the community surrounding our fair slice of Africa. Our employees
are much more than simply workers as here at Motswari everyone is treated
as a member of the family.
shows in the tight-knit way that we all interact with each other and with
our visitors who always leave us reluctantly, having come to relish the
friendships they have forged during their stay.
Private Game Reserve is accredited by Fair Trade in Tourism, South Africa
(FTTSA), although we have upheld these ideals since before the founding
of this organisation. We are also proudly dedicated to the preservation
of all forms of natural Southern African flora and fauna.
are no spas or gyms here at Motswari. Instead we provide the serenity and
relaxation that comes from exploring the intricacies of the living ecosystem
that will surround you and the exercise that comes from walking the untamed
trails that abound in the pristine environment you will find yourself in.
also house a fully-equipped conference facility for executives making use
of the lodge for team-building, product launches and corporate getaways.
By placing our air-conditioned facilities at your disposal we ensure memorable
conclusions for any company retreat. There is also an internet hotspot
available for those wishing to conduct business during their time with
us. Our conference room can be configured according to your specific needs
by prior arrangement with your hosts.
in evidence are two fully licensed bars, a swimming pool and a shop which
promotes and sells carefully selected curios from the region. In addition
we have a library available as well as an art gallery. Meals are taken
either in a scenic location out on the trail with one of our highly-trained
guides, indulging in succulent morsels in our lounge or, depending on the
season, spending the evenings dining in the bush or inside the Boma, a
traditional meeting-place for those staying in the African wilds. You will
also enjoy your meals with an award-winning selection of wines native to
Southern Africa which set off the sumptuous and perfectly prepared repast
we provide to perfection.
owners of Motswari believe strongly that art and nature are interlinked
and the construction of the lodge is evidence of this belief. Natural artefacts
are used in the construction of the Lodge (including the interiors of the
bungalows) and artwork constructed of wood, bone and stone is evident throughout.
The art gallery at Motswari sells examples of such artwork and there is
also a local sculptor who practises his art and sells sculpture inside
artists are encouraged to contribute to the growing sculpture garden; where
they leave their work for other visitors to view and perhaps be inspired
by, as the artists themselves are inspired by their time at Motswari.
atmosphere of calm, rugged beauty draws out the creative instinct in many
of the visitors to one of the finest private game reserves in Southern
Africa and while some of them leave their artwork behind, they carry with
them the experience provided by Motswari forever.
close to the untouched wildlife that South Africa is famed for on an African
Wildlife Safari, is what Motswari is really all about. All of Africa's
Big Five are abundant in the area, as are countless numbers of other naturally-occuring
African Plains Game which traverse the open boundary between Motswari and
the Kruger National Park. Our guides are residents of the area and have,
in addition to the scientific knowledge that we encourage them to attain,
an intimate knowledge of the location and wildlife that comes from a lifetime
of co-existence with the surrounds.
encourage visitors to make the most of the time that they have in this
setting by offering Game Drive Safaris, such as extended game drives (of
three-and-a-half hours each) in open Land Rovers both at sunrise and during
sunset to ensure that most, if not all, of the inhabitants of the bush
are appreciated by our guests on their African Wildlife Safari, and provide
them with an unforgettable game viewing experience. We also offer Guided
Walking Safaris such as optional bush walks with one of our highly experienced
and armed trail-guides, for those who wish to get the most from their African
experience. Our knowledgeable staff members also give talks on the wildlife
and bushveld topics and will gladly answer any related questions for our
guests. We offer a daily total of up to nine hours of interaction and exploration
within the veld itself.
the Big Five are several other species of wildlife, including cheetah and
wild dogs and naturally occurring herbivores from the antelope and gazelle
family. There are a variety of nocturnal animals which make our sunset
drives completely different from their daytime equivalent which include,
but are not limited to, hyena, honey-badger, civet, the bush-baby and owls.
The avian population is unrivalled for the avid birdwatcher, with well
over 350 different species to be spotted year-round. Taken all together
this is an unmatched chance to view the splendour of all manner of creatures
unique to the continent.
is situated in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, itself part of the
Greater Kruger National Park Conservancy, some six hours drive from Johannesburg.
It can easily be reached by road from the Durban, Nelspruit (Kruger Mpumalanga
International Airport - KMIA) and Phalaborwa centres as well as from Johannesburg
addition there are a variety of flight solutions into Motswari, some of
which will land at our private airstrip where guests will be given a VIP
welcome, while others will set visitors down in nearby Hoedspruit or at
Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport. From Hoedspruit it is a 50-minute
drive to Motswari on the Timbavati Road through the Greater Kruger National
Park where you may very well catch your first glimpses of African wildlife
as you enter our pristine location.
transfers from Hoedspruit, and both road and air transfers from KMIA, can
be arranged with us here at Motswari.
available on enquiry