Lodge And Activity Highlights
- Luxury bush villas
- Private wrap-around wooden
- Wildlife and birdlife at the water hole
- Outdoor showers
- Cuisine and wine selection
- Swimming pool
- Family-friendly options
- Motswiri staff, guides and trackers
General Lodge Information
- Lodge type; Safari Lodge
- Location; Madikwe Game Reserve
- Lodge size; 5 Safari Suites
- Recommended stay; 2-5 nights
The Motswiri Experience, A Exclusive Safari Lodge Offering A Madikwe Wildlife Experience
Situated in the southwestern area of the 75 000 hectares "Big Five" and Malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve, one gets the chance to visit Motswiri Safari Lodge. The game reserve is with an easy 3 to 4 hours drive from Johannesburg.
A thatched safari lodge that is hidden in the bush within a small forest of mature leadwood trees that offers guests an exclusive stay in only five luxury suites (and 1x three bedroomed private villa) surrounded by Africa's fabled wildlife.
The views from the lodge are outstanding; from the viewing deck, one looks out over a waterhole onto the surrounding bushveld and out over the Madikwe and into Botswana.
Motswiri Safari Lodge is all about understated elegance and luxury with experienced and friendly staff that makes for one fantastic safari stay.
The lodge is family-friendly, and all ages are welcome.
All itineraries and daily events can be tailored to meet your or your family's specific needs, simply contact us, and we will advise on the best options.
We have visited Motswiri; please see our thoughts and photographs on the lodge; Photo Gallery.
Rooms and Suites
Safari Suites; five large luxury safari suites offer interiors that have been skillfully designed to blend open spaces and bush, utilizing retractable doors and windows. Each Motswiri suite has wrap-around wooden decks, air-conditioning, ceiling fans, a gas fireplace, a beautifully appointed en-suite bathroom with an outdoor shower and private wooden decks.
Luxury Family Villa; is a fully equipped unit that can be booked as a self-catering option or full board option. The luxury bush villa has three bedrooms, all en-suite with air-conditioning, which leads onto a private lounge area, then onto a private deck and pool.
Cuisine and Wine
Excellent cuisine is served in the indoor dining room, outside under trees on the main deck, or around a roaring fire in the boma. These locations are seasonal and/or weather-dependent.
It is impossible to get hungry at Motswiri; breakfast, brunch, high tea and a 3-course dinner.
The bar area is where one can find cold beers, an excellent wine list and quite a few variates of other alcohol; again, the bar area overlooks the waterhole.
Enjoy the rim-flow pool overlooking the waterhole; this is where relief from summers scorching heat can be found. The main deck is where one has the chance to sip a cocktail under the shade of the Motswiri trees (Leadwood in Tswana).
All of this overlooks a small yet very active waterhole where the chance of sighting many of Madikwe's wildlife and birdlife is very real.
Wi-Fi and internet is available in and around the central lodge area; being in the bush, the signal is not very strong (good enough for chats and email, though).
Twice daily game drives (early morning and mid-afternoon) in the surrounding "Big 5" Madikwe Game Reserve. The professional guides and trackers at Motswiri offer their excellent bush knowledge of everything from bushes to trees to insects to mammals and birdlife.
An excellent bush experience in the Madikwe Game Reserve awaits all guests when out on game drives.
At Motswiri, family is important; therefore, children of all ages are more than welcome.
Special activity packs, walks, safari activities and kiddies meals are provided, with a babysitting service available on request (at very reasonable rates).
Spa and Wellness
A range of spa treatments are on offer when staying at Motswiri Safari Lodge, including of a full body, back and neck massage, can be enjoyed in the privacy of guests' rooms. Manicures and pedicures are also available.
Rates from R6 500.00 per person
- Motswiri Safari Lodge Rates
- Per person per night sharing (pp)
- Rates are in South African Rands
- *Rates may vary according to season
- Luxury accommodation
- Two game drives per day
- All meals daily
- Welcome drinks and teas & coffees at meals
- Road transfer from the Madikwe Airstrip to the Lodge
- Tourism Levy
- Curio shop purchases
- Telephone calls
- Lodge Transfers
- Airport Tax
- Fly in fee
- Laundry services unless otherwise indicated
- Specialised coffees
- Gate entry fees