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Motswari Game Lodge

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

Highlights

- Family run
- Big five
- Guided bush walks
- Child friendly

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Overview

Motswari game lodge is a traditional camp situated in the Timbavati game reserve, sharing an open boundary with the Kruger National Park. An exclusive camp with excellent hospitality this is one of our firm favourites in the area for couples, friends and families.

The main lodge is run by a welcoming team and centres around an open fronted lounge overlooking the Sohebele River and neighbouring waterholes. All meals are enjoyed outside and dining in the traditional boma under the African sky is a particular highlight. The experienced rangers run two game drives a day at sunrise and sunset; lasting 3.5 hours these safaris are comprehensive and a great opportunity to spot the ‘Big Five’. Guided bush walks and overnight walking safari experiences are also available and preferred by the rangers for a greater appreciation of the bush up close. In between bush activities, there is a riverside pool to relax by, a library and exceptionally, an art gallery.

Motswari is an intimate location, with 15 en-suite bungalows housing a maximum of 30 guests at one time. Each air conditioned bungalow is beautifully light with high ceilings and a natural finish to reflect the setting. All include a private verandah; the perfect place to unwind after a day exploring the bush. Geiger’s camp, the private lodge, is also available to book for exclusive use and consists of five spacious en-suite rooms and a private pool. An internet hotspot is available 24 hours a day.

Children six and over are welcome at Motswari and on the game drives , however there is a minimum age of 12 for the bush walks and 18 for the overnight safari. At Geiger’s camp children of all ages are welcome and may join the game drives from the age of 4 at the guide’s discretion. You can also request an au pair when making a reservation. This is a great option for families with younger children that are interested in wildlife and can be sensible and responsible.

The small size of this camp and its personal approach makes it ideal for those looking for an authentic safari experience in the heart of the bush.

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What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

Average Rating

based on 613 reviews

(4.94/5)

  • A fabulous and memorable holiday to Africa and a big thank you to Lisa at Tourdust for her in depth knowledge and for designing our once in a lifetime trip.

    The original thoughts were to stay in Cape Town and then go on safari. After many discussions and a lot of patience from Lisa we settled on Capetown, a safari in Botswana and Victoria Falls. It turned out to be the most special and amazing holiday that we have been on.

    Cape Town accommodation was great, modern, clean, spacious and close to the V&A. The views at the back were of Table Mountain! We opted for guided tours to Cape of Good Hope and whale watching. Our guide called Chris was excellent, he was very knowledgeable and chatted to us alot and was great with my children.

    Next was Botswana and Muchenje Lodge. The location was fantastic with views over the Chobe river. Right from the start we were looked after so well and the staff were so friendly and welcoming. We went on lots of different safari drives from early morning, late evening and all day ones and my favourite was on the river itself as we were able to get really close to the elephants, hippos and crocodiles. Our guides were brilliant (particularly Rambo) and helped us to find all the animals we wanted to see, even the elusive wild dogs and leopards.
    Meals were at set times, which was lovely as it meant we could talk to the other guests and hear about their day and it was nice that some of the guides joined us as well. We also loved the singing and dancing that the staff did after one meal.

    Final destination Zambia and Victoria Falls, where we stayed at Waterberry Lodge on the banks of the Zambezi. An amazing location right on the river bank.
    We did a guided tour to Victoria Falls and yet again we had a brilliant tour guide.
    From our lodge we did a river cruise, saw a magnificent sunset and we tried our hand at fishing which was great fun.

    I would love to go back to Africa again to visit some other countries and I will definitely use Tourdust again. Thank you so much Lisa.

    Ben feefo reviewer verified review for Cape Town, Kruger and Victoria Falls on 19 January 2017

  • Service rating : Brian and Lisa made sure everything was taken care of on our South African trip. We didn't have to worry about anything, but showing up and enjoying our trip. Thank you, Tourdust!
    Product : We has a great time and everything met our expectations.

    Ben feefo reviewer verified review for Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 19 September 2016

  • We had a fantastic trip thanks to your organisation! No problems encountered at all! Simbavarti were a joy to stay and explore with; the hotel in Capetown perfectly positioned to allow us to walk to the conference, and Camps bay accommodation was just lovely. The flights, transfers and staff we met along the way we're all very friendly and helpful. Having a car at the end was a perfect finale. My 10 yr old daughter came home with new insights on the world.
    I had been meaning on my return to email you, but launched straight back into a weekend oncall and business as usual, so thanks for emailing.
    I have sung your praises to friends and family!

    Ben feefo reviewer verified review for Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 05 May 2016

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