- One of our favourite lodges
- Swimming pool looking over the Motswari Private Game Reserve
- Photographic safaris, as well as nature and conservation talks
- Guides and staff of this ;family-owned lodge
- Unpretentious chalets and the sleep-out hide
- Part of the Greater Kruger National Park
General Lodge Information
- Lodge type; Safari Lodge
- Location; Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, South Africa
- Lodge size; 15 Chalets
- Recommended stay; 3-7 nights
Explore The Wild Side Of Africa At Motswari, A Classic Timbavati Game Lodge
Motswari Game Lodge is a luxurious, family-run safari lodge in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, bordering the Kruger National Park. Its stunning natural environment offers visitors unforgettable and once-in-a-lifetime experiences with Africa's "Big 5" and numerous other species of wildlife and birdlife.
Safari activities include photographic safaris, nature walks and conservation talks with experienced guides and guests.
Motswar itself is unpretentious and comfortable, offering 15 thatched chalets with all the amenities that one could possibly require.
We recommend staying for at least three to seven nights to get the most out of your Timbavatio safari experience.
The Timbavati Private Nature Reserve is home to diverse wildlife, including the "Big Five", wild dog, cheetah and numerous other predator species.
The Timbavati also hosts various bird species, including vultures, eagles and kingfishers.
The Timbavati shares an unfenced border with the Kruger National Park, allowing natural wildlife movement between both areas. This unique feature makes the Timbavati one of the few places in the world where one can see Africa's "Big Five" and many other species in their natural environment.
Rooms And Suites
The rooms and suites at Motswari Game Lodge are a true haven for guests seeking classic African safari luxury.
Each of the 15 thatched chalets offers a unique experience, boasting en-suite bathroom facilities, air-conditioning and stunning views of the surrounding river and bushveld.
Your stay will be like no other, with large, comfortable beds, crisp white linen, and classic wrap-around mosquito netting.
A small deck provides the perfect spot to sit back and enjoy all the sounds of the surrounding bushveld.
Cuisine And Wine
Motswari Game Lodge offers guests exquisite cuisine and extensive wine selections. The cuisine is prepared with the freshest ingredients from the nearby farms and towns.
Enjoy a delicious meal outdoors under the African sky or back at the main lodge for breakfast and lunch, depending on the activities and weather. Dinnertime is especially unique with the cuisine served deep in the Timbavati bushveld, back at the lodge in the Boma or in the indoor dining area (all weather dependant).
The Game Lodge offers an extensive selection of wines that will tantalise the taste buds. Guests can find a variety of reds, whites, and rosés from some of South Africa's best wineries.
Motswari features a sparkling infinity pool on the banks of the river, from which you can watch thirsty elephants drink. You can also relax between activities at an art gallery and curio shop filled with the works of local artists.
Motswari Game Lodge also provides 24-hour internet connectivity for those who need to stay connected.
Other amenities include:
- Indoor and outdoor dining areas.
- A boma area and bar.
- A photography editing area.
At Motswari Game Lodge, visitors can experience various safari activities that provide a genuinely unforgettable game-viewing experience. Morning, afternoon and evening game drive safaris are available in open 4x4 custom safari vehicles driven by experienced professional guides and trackers.
These drives offer the opportunity to observe wildlife in their natural habitat - from the majestic "Big 5" to numerous bird species and, if lucky, the famed Timbavati "white lions".
Those looking for a closer encounter can opt for a guided walking safari with armed trail guides with in-depth knowledge of the local area and wildlife. Early morning walks offer the chance to observe animals at their most active, as well as to explore the beauty of the bush up close.
Motswari Game Lodge is the perfect destination for family holidays, providing a safe and secure environment for everyone to enjoy.
Due to safety concerns, children over six years are welcome.
In addition, all meals can be tailored to suit children's tastes, ensuring everyone has a great time.
Kids will love exploring Motswari's vast bushveld and spotting some of the spectacular wildlife. There are various activities to choose from, including guided game drives, bird watching, and bush walks.
The perfect wildlife destination for those looking to experience a classic African safari surrounded by all that makes the Timbavati Game Reserve so famous.
From luxurious accommodations and fine cuisine to thrilling game-viewing activities – Motswari has something for everyone!
Whether travelling as an individual, a romantic couple or with your family, this game lodge will provide you with unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime.
Rates from R7 945.00 per person
- Motswari Game Lodge Rates
- Per person per night sharing (pp)
- Rates are in South African Rands
- *Rates may vary according to season
- All meals
- Local beers, house wines and soft drinks
- Two Game drives daily
- Guided safari walks with refreshments
- Transfers to/from local airports/other lodges
- Vehicle toll fee for self-drives
- Timbavati conservation levy
- Telephone calls
- Curio purchases
- Surcharge for the overnight walking safaris
- Champagne, cellar wines, premium spirits, bottled water and energy drinks