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Netball World Cup South Africa Safari

This authentic South African safari has been designed specifically for the Netball World Cup attendees and their followers and focusses on a single destination in wildlife-rich northern province of Mpumalanga Province of South Africa. This Netball World Cup South Africa Safari takes you to one of Africa's most sought-after and premium wildlife destinations, the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve; a mere two and half hour flight from Cape Town, and it offers a classic safari experience in a wonderful natural setting.

The Netball World Cup to be held in Cape Town, South Africa, brings together the world’s top teams. Representing Netball’s flagship event from the 28th July to the 6th August 2023 at the International Convention Center.

Safari Guru, a leading specialist safari operator has worked alongside netball enthusiasts and families to create bespoke safari itineraries to coincide with Netball World Cup 2023 event dates, providing seamless travel connections and rewarding experiences.


South Africa is a vast country with a landmass almost five times the size of Britain and twice that of France; but what makes it so fascinating is the sheer diversity of its geography. To the north is the Kalahari Desert with its black-maned lions and beguiling meerkats. The subtropical east is lapped by the warm Indian Ocean and golden beaches, while the stormy and icy Atlantic pounds the Western Cape. The northeast churned by the Limpopo River and vast and rightly famous Kruger National Park, the oldest and most successful of all wildlife preservation areas in the country.

The country boasts many wildlife reserves and cosmopolitan cities such as stunning Cape Town, the Mother City, which is a metropolitan hub of cultural heritage, world-famous winelands and all-round natural beauty. For many though, the main drawcard is the game reserves, where species co-exist as they have for millennia in a primal wilderness that speaks to the soul. South Africa still offers among the best-value safari opportunities coupled with limitless luxury comparable to any on the continent.

Safari Guru mainly focuses on a few select areas of South Africa for safari itineraries; the Kruger National Parks wildlife-rich and beautiful adjoining private reserves, offering excellent species diversity, service, and luxury.

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Your safari takes you to the Motswari Private Game Reserve, within South Africa's renowned Timbavati Game Reserve. This pristine landscape shares an unfenced border with the Kruger National Park, allowing animal species to move freely between these expansive parks. Guests can therefore look forward to exceptional game viewing moments, without the hustle and bustle of the main reserve itself.

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. 

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.

Netball World Cup South Africa Safari

Your safari can be scheduled for either side of the Netball World Cup, and includes five nights at the below Safari Guru preferred partner property:

  • 5 nights Motswari Private Game Reserve in the Timbavati Private Reserve, South Africa
  • Bonus Offer, 1 night at Giraffe Manor (included in the 5 nights)

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*While these exact itineraries are available through Safari Guru, we are happy to swap and change the start dates, lengths of stay, properties and even the direction of the safari circuit according to each travellers requirements, or even the destination. Safari Guru has preferred properties in all Southern African countries including South Africa for those with limited time, or wishing for more child friendly lodgings.

The itinerary includes; shared accommodation, twice daily safari activities, return flights ex Johannesburg. All transfers, all meals, local drinks and park fees. One free night in Giraffe Manor

Not included; gratuities, visa costs (if required), local curio purchases or travel insurance, local/international arrival flights to Botswana or Zimbabwe, and local/international flight departing from Victoria Falls.

Additional destinations can be added either before or after this itinerary. the Timbavati Private Reserve connect well with the Sabi Sands in South Africa, and some of our preferred properties include; Savanna Lodge, Dulini and Londolozi. The team at Safari Guru will gladly share pricing and availability at any of these destinations.

Explore additional Netball World Cup options at Event Safari Planning.


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