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Motswari Private Game Reserve, Kruger National Park

4 stars
Timbavati Nature ReserveKruger National ParkMpumalanga1380South Africa, 800-491-6126
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Outstanding4.9 / 5
  • What an amazing experience! The staff is so welcoming and accommodating and work hard to…Jun 13, 2016
  • We really enjoyed our stay at the Motswari Lodge. Located one and a half hours from the…Apr 25, 2016
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Motswari Private Game Reserve, Kruger National Park

Hotel Info: 866-539-8117

from $432
  • Standard Room
  • Luxury Bungalow (Geiger's Camp)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 15 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2 PM-8 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation.
Airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements. Guests arriving after set lunch, afternoon game drive and dinner times may possibly not be accommodated for these activities/meals. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
Guests with dietary restrictions or food allergies should contact this hotel in advance. Please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others

Children

  • Children (5 years old and younger) not allowed

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

Transportation

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available on request) *

Parking

  • Free self parking

Offsite

  • Area shuttle *

Also known as

  • Motswari
  • Motswari Game
  • Motswari Game Reserve
  • Motswari Private Game
  • Motswari Private Game Reserve
  • Motswari Private Game Reserve House Kruger National Park
  • Motswari Private Game Reserve Kruger National Park
  • Motswari Reserve
  • Motswari Private Game Reserve House

Policies

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • Destination fee: ZAR 120 per accommodation, per stay
  • Tourism fee: ZAR 170 per person, per stay

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Poolside bar
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Ecotours on site
  • Golfing nearby
Services
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
Facilities
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
Sleep well
  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Patio
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Stay connected
  • Desk
Food and drink
  • Kitchenette
More
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Heritage, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Motswari Private Game Reserve, Kruger National Park’s small print

Also known as

  • Motswari
  • Motswari Game
  • Motswari Game Reserve
  • Motswari Private Game
  • Motswari Private Game Reserve
  • Motswari Private Game Reserve House Kruger National Park
  • Motswari Private Game Reserve Kruger National Park
  • Motswari Reserve
  • Motswari Private Game Reserve House

Policies

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • Destination fee: ZAR 120 per accommodation, per stay
  • Tourism fee: ZAR 170 per person, per stay

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Recent reviews

Outstanding 4.9 /5 from 55 reviews

Motswari Private Game Reserve, Kruger National Park
Outstanding5.0 / 5
Excellent Lodge
Very nice, relaxing stay at Motswari. Everything about this lodge is top notch. Highly recommend.
5 night romance trip
Motswari Private Game Reserve, Kruger National Park
Outstanding5.0 / 5
Best getaway I have ever had!
absolutely amazing! everything, staff, room, game drives, food, management, grounds. I would give more than 5 stars if I could
3 night romance trip
Motswari Private Game Reserve, Kruger National Park
Outstanding5.0 / 5
Motswari is a home run
the hotel is located in Timbavarti Game Reserve which is adjacent to Kruger National Park. There are no fences between the reserve and the park and there are no fences at the hotel. Animals roam free and they also enter the grounds of the hotel which was fantastic. The hotel staff is superb and so was the food. Our driver and guide were friendly and professional. We saw the big five plus dozens more. We had a great experience.
3 night romance trip
Motswari Private Game Reserve, Kruger National Park
Outstanding5.0 / 5
Outstanding experience.
The staff was incredibly service oriented, accommodating, and knowledgeable. The safari guides were terrific. The food and beverage manager made sure all our dietary requests were taken care of. We were delighted. What a great experience.
2 night family trip
Motswari Private Game Reserve, Kruger National Park
Outstanding5.0 / 5
Wonderful staff; facility fine, not perfect
What made this place memorable were the staff, particularly the tracker and driver/guide (Jackee and Josh). We had incredible close-up views of all of the Big 5 (Leopard, Lion, Elephant, Rhino, and Buffalo). The tracker and driver/guide were very knowledgeable in their craft, and Josh's English was easy to understand to this US English speaker. Those booking here should understand that this reserve is probably the most remote lodging that exists in Kruger, over 90 minutes from the nearest airport (Huidspruit), and over 3 hours from Nelspruit and over 7 from JNB. The food was surprisingly good and fresh given the reserve's remote location. The management staff speak easy to understand "BBC English" as well as high/standard German and Schwyzerdeutsch (we saw a lot of guests from German-speaking countries). Some areas which could be improved include the hot water in the showers which kept changing in temperature, the internet connection which was glacial in speed when it existed at all, and the pool, which was unheated. Since I would assume most guests come in the winter/dry season, when big game can be sighted, the pool is essentially decorative in nature due to its cold temperature. Although the resort is almost straddling the Tropic of Capricorn, it gets very cold at night, down to 6C or lower, so the temperature of the water was around 15C despite highs during the afternoon to 25C. Be sure you get detailed directions from the staff prior to leaving.
3 night family trip

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