Motswari Private Game Reserve

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Motswari Safari Lodge is adjacent to the wildlife-rich Kruger National Park in the Timbavati.

Motswari Private Game Reserve with 16 luxury-appointed en-suite bungalows, each with air-conditioning, and all offering unique bush views, guests enjoy a high level of comfort which complements service excellence.

The naturally-furnished interiors of each bungalow reflect the wonders of nature that exist just outside the windows.

The 5-star safari lodge prides itself on its warm atmosphere and comfortable suites. The name translates to care and defend in the regional dialect, and the owners have held the name to be a promise to each of their future friends who arrive to share in the bushveld sunset.

The 15 thousand hectares which make up the game reserve are part of the Kruger Park, and guests are treated to wildlife encounters in their natural habitats in the course of their unforgettable experience of Southern Africa., 

This Safari Lodge in the Timbavati Game Reserve accommodates 30 visitors in 15 luxury en-suite chalets. Inter-leading rooms are also available on request. The Indaba Conference Room, which offers free WiFi internet service, seats 20 conference delegates.

Geiger’s Camp, featuring four luxury chalets, the private Geiger’s Camp is the ultimate in luxury and privacy which is ideal for families. Set within the boundaries of the Private Game Reserve, the Geiger’s Camp offers a luxurious safari experience not to be forgotten.

Giraffe's Nest - hideout, please note that when booking the Giraffe's Nest Sleep-Out, guests still keep their suite in the main lodge for that night, in the event of inclement weather. Giraffe's Nest cannot be booked on its own, only added on to their existing booking at the main camp.

Motswari meals are enjoyed either at a beautiful spot out on the trail with one of the guides or in our lounge and, depending on the weather, evenings can be spent dining in the bush or inside the Boma, a legendary meeting place. Meals are supplemented by a collection of South African wines.

There are no spas or gyms at Motswari. Instead, the tranquillity and rest come from traversing the elaborateness of the breathing ecosystem that surrounds guests and the training which comes from walking the untamed tracks that teem in the natural surroundings you will find yourself in.

In this untouched Timbavati wildlife preserve, guests can enjoy an encounter of a once in a lifetime trip. Home to all of the big-five animals as well as a whole range of other smaller species.

The tour guides who operate all of the excursions and activities, tend to be residents of the area meaning that guests will be given the most accurate, intimate knowledge of the location and wildlife living in the bush.

Motswari guests also have the opportunity to take part in extended Safari Drives which can last for up to 3 and a half hours at either sunrise or sunset. The lodge gives guests the chance to experience a guided walking safari with one of the highly experienced and armed trail-guides. The lodge's knowledgeable staff members give talks on wildlife and bushveld topics and will gladly answer any related questions for the guests.

There are a variety of nocturnal animals that can be seen in the evening such as Brown hyena, honey badger, civet, the bush-baby and owls. The avian population is unrivalled for the avid bird watcher, with hundreds of species to be spotted year-round. Taken all together this is an unmatched chance to view the splendour of all manner of creatures unique to the continent.

Accommodation options:

  • Safari Lodge
  • Geiger's Camp
  • Giraffe's Nest (sleep-out hide).

Activities and Facilities

  • Thrilling morning and evening safari drives in open Land Rovers with professional field guides and trackers
  • Mid-morning bush walks
  • Exciting walking safaris instead of morning safari drives guided by armed field guides
  • Hide sleep-outs in the Game Reserve: Giraffe's Nest
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Unforgettable bush dinners
  • Pre-lunch safari interest talks
  • Curio shop (Motswari Safari Lodge)
  • Brunch, high tea (late lunch) and dinner
  • Library and art gallery with 24-hour internet facility (Motswari Safari Lodge)
  • An additional vehicle plus guide can be arranged for an extra cost per day and covers two safari drives per day
  • Au-pair services can be provided
  • Fully equipped air-conditioned conference room for 20 delegates at Motswari Safari Lodge.

Child Policy at Geiger's Camp

  • Children under the age of 6 cannot be accommodated at Geiger's Camp
  • Children between the ages of 6 and 16 are only allowed when taking the camp exclusively.
  • Children should be six years & older for safari drives at the discretion of the guide
  • 12 age & older for bush walks
  • 18 years for Overnight Safari Walk Experience
  • Au-pair services can be provided upon request


  • Air Conditioning
  • Ensuite private bathroom
  • Housekeeping

Facilities Available at Motswari Private Game Reserve

  • Boma
  • Conference venue
  • Curio Shop
  • Hotel Bar
  • Lounge
  • Swimming Pool

More Information on Motswari Private Game Reserve

FAQs about Motswari Private Game Reserve
What is the contact number for reservations?

The contact numbers to make a reservation at Motswari Private Game Reserve are:

•  Cape Town Reservations +27 (0) 21 794 9050
•  Durban Reservations: +27 (0) 31 941 5945
•  Johannesburg Reservations: +27 (0) 10 446 8045.

Alternatively, you can check availability and book online by clicking here.

What is the cost of a room at Motswari Private Game Reserve?
The average per night rate at Motswari Private Game Reserve is R9,620.00 to R18,760.00.
Where about is Motswari Private Game Reserve located?
Motswari Private Game Reserve is located at the following location / address: Timbavati Game Reserve, Kruger Park Phalaborwa Gate Area, Kruger Park.