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Motswari Private Game Reserve

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Dining at Motswari

Meals at Motswari are enjoyed either at a scenic location out in the bush, in the lounge or inside the Boma. Dining is accompanied by an award-winning selection of Southern African wines.

Activities, Sports & Leisure

Game Drives or Walking Safaris

All of the big five are abundant in the area due to Motswari's open plan layout into the Kruger National Park. The lodge offers extended game drives of three-and-a-half hours each in open Land Rovers at sunrise and sunset. Guided walking safaris are also on offer for those who wish to get the most from their African experience. The knowledgeable staff members also give talks on wildlife and bushveld topics.


Motswari believes strongly that art and nature and natural artefacts are used in the construction of the lodge and wood, bone and stone artwork is evident throughout. The art gallery sells examples of such artwork and a local sculptor practices his art and sells sculpture inside the reserve. Visiting artists are encouraged to contribute to the sculpture garden.

Conferences & Events

Motswari conferencing

Motswari offers a fully-equipped conferencing facility that can be configured according to each groups needs. Executives can also make use of the lodge for team-building, product launches and corporate getaways. There is also an internet hotspot at the lodge.


Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
General Services
  • Airport transfers
  • Concierge services
  • Housekeeping service
  • Internet connection
  • Safari drives
  • Wake-up call
  • Walking safaris
Children Policy
    • Children aged six & Younger are not be permitted to 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 game drives at the discretion of the guide, 12 age & older for bush walks and 18 years for Overnight Safari Walk Experience.
    • Au-pair services can be provided when advised at the time of reservation.
Social Responsibility
  • This Lodge has incorporated responsible tourism as a key philosophy of providing employment and opportunities for locals. 

    The employees at Motswari are much more than simply workers, and everyone is treated as a member of the family. The lodge is also proudly dedicated to the preservation of all forms of flora and fauna

Available Rooms

Motswari Main Camp

# Rooms:

Motswari never has more than 30 guests present at any one time, providing a more serene and private environment. 15 air-conditioned, luxury-appointed en-suite bungalows offer unrivaled bush views. The naturally-furnished interiors of each bungalow reflect the wonders of nature that exist just outside the windows.

Geigers Camp

# Rooms:

The exclusive Geiger’s Camp at the Motswari Private Game Reserve reflects true African style, beauty, and comfort. It is here at the Geiger's Camp where guests find tranquility as this camp lies a few kilometers away from the main game lodge.

The Geiger’s Camp offers a single group of guests a beautiful African safari style accommodation option where a breath-taking experience with nature combined with the modern luxuries can be enjoyed. The Geiger's Lodge consists of two stone houses which are home to five spacious en-suite bedrooms.

An outdoor swimming pool, as well as a communal lounge area, can also be found here. The views of the nearby Nhlaralumi River are fantastic and the wrap-around patio offers a great place from where to enjoy cooling refreshments. The professional game ranger accompanies guests on the two thrilling game drives each day in the own luxury, Land Rover.

Motswari Main Camp: Stay 3 Save 10%

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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -24.260666

Longitude: 31.345506


Directions to the Motswari Game Lodge from Johannesburg:

1. From Johannesburg travel east on the N12 which leads past Benoni, eMahlaleni (Witbank) and Middelburg
2. Follow the signs and turnoff at eMakhazeni (Belfast)
3. Turn right on R540 road through eMnotweni (Dullstroom), following signs onwards through Mashishing (Lydenburg) and Ohrigstad
4. Proceed on the R36 over the Abel Erasmus Pass to Marulaneng(Hoedspruit) (signs read Tzaneen en route)
5. You will enter Marulaneng (Hoedspruit) on the R527
6. In Marulaneng (Hoedspruit) proceed through the 4-way stop and go over the small bridge. At the intersection turn right onto the R40 towards White River
7. Continue for 7km and then turn left at the Eastgate Airport sign onto the Timbavati Road (Your mobile phone is unlikely to have a signal from here!)
8. 1km after passing Ingwelala on your right (large thatched entrance) look out for the Motswari sign. Turn right and follow the Motswari signs for the remaining 4km.


On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

5 Star

Hotel Group(s)

  • Newmark Hotels