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Motswari Private Game Reserve

Motswari Private Game Reserve, located within the Timbavati and Umbabat Private Nature Reserve, stretches out over 18, 000 hectares. It has been in existence for over four decades and its friendly staff members are intrinsic to its success. Great emphasis is placed on personal attention, ensuring that each guest instantly feels at home in this stunning setting. Artworks by owner, Marion Geiger-Orengo, additionally bring the lodge to life and add to its visual appeal.

Motswari Private Game Reserve, together with its sister property, Geiger's Camp Timbavati, is a family-owned and operated luxury safari lodge. Here, majestic creatures, including the Big Five, offer incredible viewing opportunities as they bask in their natural habitat. Motswari means “to conserve and protect” in Tswana and that is what the reserve aims to do.

This is where your African dream beckons, one that is defined by extraordinary scenery, an authentic atmosphere and warm hospitality.

A total of fifteen en-suite bungalows have been interspersed in nature and make up the Main Camp. This reserve remains exclusive as it never hosts more than thirty guests at any given point in time. Each unit has been decorated in a traditional manner that alludes to its surroundings and maintains a luxurious feel. Rangers accompany guests between buildings, offering peace of mind and a wealth of insight into the surroundings. Each bungalow sleeps two guests.

Dining at Motswari Private Game Reserve is a unique African experience, with a hint of fine dining flair. Meals are taken either at a scenic location out on the trail with one of the highly-trained guides or in the lounge area and, depending on the season, evenings can be spent dining in the bush or inside the open-air boma, a traditional meeting-place. Meals are accompanied by an award-winning selection of Southern African wines. Visits to Motswari Main Camp and Geiger’s Camp (as well as the Giraffe’s Nest Hide) are inclusive of brunch, high tea (late lunch) and dinner. Bush breakfasts are specially arranged on occasion. A romantic dinner for two may also be experienced, when staying at Giraffes Nest Motswari.

Motswari Private Game Reserve
Motswari Private Game Reserve Guest Bungalow
Motswari Private Game Reserve Luxury Guest Accommodation
Motswari Private Game Reserve Giraffe Hide with Food Platter for Guests
Motswari Private Game Reserve Curio Shop with Trinkets and Clothes

The breathtaking Timbavati and Umbabat Private Nature Reserves form part of the Associated Private Nature Reserves region, which borders on the Kruger National Park. The Timbavati and Umbabat Private Nature Reserves share an unfenced border with the Kruger National Park, which allows animal species to move freely between these expansive parks. Guests can therefore look forward to exceptional game viewing moments.

The region is easily accessible by air or road and is a six- to seven-hour drive from Johannesburg. The climate in this area is subtropical and rains fall during summer. The warmer months of the year roll in from October to March, whereas winter is from April to September. Generally speaking, daytime temperatures are pleasant, but mornings and evenings can be cool.

How to get to Motswari Private Game Reserve?

Motswari Private Game Reserve is ±1 hour from Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport, and can be accessed by car.  The drive from Johannesburg is ±61⁄2 to 7 hours (505km), ±31⁄2 hours (210km) from Kruger Airport, and 3 hours (160km via the R40) from Hazyview.

The Timbavati Private Game Reserve has a number of authentic and luxury properties on offer, such as Simbavati River Lodge & Geiger's Camp, or in the neighbouring Kruger National Park and the Sabi Sands Private Reserve.

Contact Safari Guru for Motswari Private Game Reserve rates and availability.

Motswari Private Game Reserve

Property Details

Motswari Private Game Reserve Location
Timbavati and Umbabat, Limpopo, South Africa
15 luxury en-suite bungalows
Guest Room Facilities
Air Conditioning, Balcony / Deck, Bath, Complimentary Wi-Fi, Dressing Gowns, Electrical Outlets, En-Suite, Fan, Fireplace, Fridge, Hair Dryer, Heater, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Available), Lounge Area, Mini Bar, Mosquito Nets, Outside Shower, Private Pool / Jacuzzi, Pure Cotton Linen, Safe, Satellite / Cable Television, Shower, Tea / Coffee, Verandah
Motswari Private Game Reserve Facilities
24-hour Security, Bar, Barbeque Facilities, Battery Charging Facilities, Conference Centre, Eco Friendly, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Available), Library, Meal on Request, Mobile Connectivity, Pool, Restaurant, Secure Parking, TV Room
Family Policy
Children aged 6 years and older are welcome.
Big 5, Bird Watching, Fine Dining, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Game Walks, Garden Tours, Gourmet Picnic, Massages, Night Drives, Rhino Tracking Safaris, Walks (Guided), Walks (Self Guided), Wildlife Tours
Available Services
Credit Card, Room Service (24 hours), Travel Desk. Spa
Meals and Accommodation, House Wines and Local Drinks
Not Included
Premium Beverages, Gratuities, Spa and Massage & Curio Purchases
Why Motswari Private Game Reserve?
Family owned and operated luxury safari lodge, with an emphasis on personal attention and privacy.

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