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Overview

Location: South Africa-->Kruger National Park-->Timbavati Game Reserve
Accommodation Type: 

Good For: Couple/Romantic, Solo, Family |

Timbavati Game Reserve, 53 392 unfenced hectares of gorgeous nature reserve, is located to the north and west of the famous Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve and the Kruger National Park, respectively. Decades old, this reserve is a much treasured getaway destination. With more than forty individual mammal species and over 360 bird species, and gorgeous facilities, guests are guaranteed all the relaxation and authentic bush adventure of the very best safari trip.

Positioned along the eastern end of the Timbavati, Motswari Game Reserve is a cozy, round walled getaway sprawled out over 200 square kilometres in the heart of game drive country. Motswari's character is all about expansive views, scenic drives and walks through game rich areas, and the ever present identity of the African bush.

Popular for its family friendly ambience, an atmosphere of friendship and lighthearted exploration, Motswari Private Game Reserve's moto of "Come as a visitor - leave as a friend" stands as a true testimony to its character.

Accommodation

Accommodation at Motswari Lodge includes fifteen luxury bungalows, complete with en-suite bathrooms and outdoor showers, air-conditioning and overhead fans, mini-bars, and captivating views of the surrounding vegetation and wandering wildlife.

Wildlife

Timbavati Game Reserve is the proud home of a group of indigenous white lions which were reintegrated into the area in 2006. In addition, there are extensive populations of all members of the Big Five, cheetah, wild dog, hyena, zebra, and giraffe, more than 120 listed species of reptile and fish, as well as the gigantic bird population, all of which are put at your fingertips by the resident guides during your stay here.

Conferences

Motswari offers an ideal conference venue, seating up to 30 delegates in various formats, all in the peaceful environment in the Limpopo Province. The spacious and attractive conference venue is fully equipped and air conditioned, perfect for conferencing events, whether they be strategizing getaways, workshops or team building weekends. Mostwari prides itself on professional service and warm hospitality and will arrange personalised team-building activities, game-drives, and bush-dinners, and they accommodate guests in 15 luxurious and exclusive en-suite bungalows.

Facilities and Services

• Whiteboard and Flip charts
• Notepads and Pencils
• Projection Screen
• Internet hot-spot
• TV and DVD Player

Seating Arrangements

• Schoolroom style: 30
• U - shape: 20
• Boardroom: 20

Rates

• Conferencing rates vary seasonally and are dependent on the number of guests and other personalised requirements. Please contact us and our consultants will quote you on a package tailored to meet your particular needs.

Tariffs include the following:

• Accommodation
• 2 Daily Game Drives
• Sundowners
• All meals
• Daily guided Safari Walk
• Pre lunch Safari Talk

Additional information

• There is no cell-phone reception at Motswari, but fax and telephone facilities are available at the lodge reception, and internet access for emails etc available nearby.
• Motswari has a private; gravel airstrip that can accommodate most regularly chartered aircraft.
• Personalised activities and itineraries can be arranged to meet the specific requirements of your conference, event or guests.

Extra Info

Children
Children 0 to 5 years of age are regrettably not allowed at Motswari due to safety regulations.
Children in inter-leading rooms pay single occupancy rate for the room.
Children should be 6 years & older for game drives.
Persons should be 16 years or older for bush walks and 18 years or older for Overnight Safari Walk Experience.

Directions

BY ROAD:

• Continue onto N12

• Merge onto N4 (Toll road)

• Take the exit toward R33

• Turn left onto R33

• Turn right onto Steven Masango St

• Continue onto R540

• Continue onto Lion Cachet St

• Continue onto Hugenoten St

• Continue onto R540

• Turn left onto R36

• Turn left onto Voortrekker St/R36/R37

• Turn right onto De Clercq St/R36/R37

• Continue to follow R36

• Turn right onto R533

• Turn right to stay on R533

• Continue onto R532

• Turn right onto Hoof St

• Continue onto R533

• At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto R40

• Turn right - 20,9km

• Turn right - 150 m

• Turn left - 11,2 km

• Sharp right - 1,3 km

• Turn right - 5,9 km

• Turn left - 7,7 km

• Turn left - 120 m

• Turn right - 200 m

• Turn left - 64 m

• Turn right - 180m

Motswari Private Game Lodge
From Timbavati Main Gate

Please Note: Entering through the Timbavati Private Game Reserve gate you will be required to pay a Conservation levy of R170 per person and R120 toll for your vehicle. The entrance fee can only be confirmed at the time of making your reservation (prices subject to change)

 

• Road transfers to Motswari are contracted locally, per person each way.

 

• Children younger than three years old travel for free.

• Please note that transfers from KMIA require 2-3 hours travelling in the heat of the day. Motswari recommends that guests make use of the air transfers offered. The reserve asks that you advise during reservation to arrange the transfer company payment of the conservation levy at a rate of R100 per person (subject to change). Children younger than ten years old pay not conservation levy.

• BY AIR:

• Scheduled flights from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit/Eastgate Airport take approximately 50 minutes, followed by a road transfer of approximately 50 minutes.

• Scheduled flights from Cape Town to KMIA (Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport) take approximately 2.5 hours, followed by a road transfer of approximately 2.5 hours.

• Motswari private airstrip

• Runway details: Gravel strip with concrete run-up pads.

• Length: 1350m 01/19. Co-ordinates: 24 11.522´ South 031 232.188´ East.


GPS: -24.197833 (latitude) 31.388552 (longitude)

Reviews


They gave it a 11 out of 10.My own view is that the Chalets need updating--especially a nice outdoor shower area. Sliding doors would also help to open up the unit.

clive dryden

From the moment I arrived I was taken really good care of. The whole day is nicely laid out and the accommodation was top class. The guides were really knowledgeable and we got to see all of the big five which was great. All the meals during the day were delicious and the format for the evening meals with everyone sharing a table was a great idea. I would definitely recommend Motswari if you're looking for a really authenticate experience but with some luxuries!

Ronan Ryan

Very good memory for all our party. Very pleasant safaris with fine explanations. Fine cooking and friendly service.

REMUS Eric

Thoroughly enjoyed the guided game drives with the experienced guides and trackers. Except for for the first game drive where we saw the pride of lions on a buffalo kill the other game drives were quiet except for a short sighting of a leopard. But then that is luck of any wild life drive. I was very lucky to come across a pack of wild dogs with their pups on the way from the airport to the lodge.The cottage on the river bank was exceptional and their food was too.Would recomend Motswari to anyone for their warm hospitality,comfort and location

Jagadish Reddy

Our stay was from 24 - 30th April - 2010. It was an amazing, exciting experience. Suggested improvements are showers, which are needed in all bathrooms and also better lighting in bedrooms. Better sign posting markers to Motswari Lodge could be considered - during our recent trip I took in error an early Mostswari turn-off, landed on a dirt road and caused damage to my vehicle - we had to off-hook my trailer and drive to Motswari Lodge to secure help as there was no cell phone reception in the Timbavati erea. An additional Chest freezer will also be very helpfull and a further bonus.

Dirk van Niekerk

Our stay was from 24 - 30th April - 2010. It was an amazing, exciting experience. Suggested improvements are showers, which are needed in all bathrooms, and also better lighting in bedrooms. Better sign posting markers to Motswari Lodge could be considered - during our recent trip I took in error and early Mostswari turn-off landed on a dirt road and caused damage to my vehicle - we had to off-hook my trailer and drive to Motswari Lodge to secure help as there was no cell phone reception in the Timbavati erea. An additional chest freezer will also be very helpfull and a further bonus.

Dirk van Niekerk

Location: South Africa-->Kruger National Park-->Timbavati Game Reserve
Accommodation Type: 

Good For: Couple/Romantic, Solo, Family |

Timbavati Game Reserve, 53 392 unfenced hectares of gorgeous nature reserve, is located to the north and west of the famous Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve and the Kruger National Park, respectively. Decades old, this reserve is a much treasured getaway destination. With more than forty individual mammal species and over 360 bird species, and gorgeous facilities, guests are guaranteed all the relaxation and authentic bush adventure of the very best safari trip.

Positioned along the eastern end of the Timbavati, Motswari Game Reserve is a cozy, round walled getaway sprawled out over 200 square kilometres in the heart of game drive country. Motswari's character is all about expansive views, scenic drives and walks through game rich areas, and the ever present identity of the African bush.

Popular for its family friendly ambience, an atmosphere of friendship and lighthearted exploration, Motswari Private Game Reserve's moto of "Come as a visitor - leave as a friend" stands as a true testimony to its character.

Accommodation at Motswari Lodge includes fifteen luxury bungalows, complete with en-suite bathrooms and outdoor showers, air-conditioning and overhead fans, mini-bars, and captivating views of the surrounding vegetation and wandering wildlife.

Timbavati Game Reserve is the proud home of a group of indigenous white lions which were reintegrated into the area in 2006. In addition, there are extensive populations of all members of the Big Five, cheetah, wild dog, hyena, zebra, and giraffe, more than 120 listed species of reptile and fish, as well as the gigantic bird population, all of which are put at your fingertips by the resident guides during your stay here.

Motswari offers an ideal conference venue, seating up to 30 delegates in various formats, all in the peaceful environment in the Limpopo Province. The spacious and attractive conference venue is fully equipped and air conditioned, perfect for conferencing events, whether they be strategizing getaways, workshops or team building weekends. Mostwari prides itself on professional service and warm hospitality and will arrange personalised team-building activities, game-drives, and bush-dinners, and they accommodate guests in 15 luxurious and exclusive en-suite bungalows.

Facilities and Services

• Whiteboard and Flip charts
• Notepads and Pencils
• Projection Screen
• Internet hot-spot
• TV and DVD Player

Seating Arrangements

• Schoolroom style: 30
• U - shape: 20
• Boardroom: 20

Rates

• Conferencing rates vary seasonally and are dependent on the number of guests and other personalised requirements. Please contact us and our consultants will quote you on a package tailored to meet your particular needs.

Tariffs include the following:

• Accommodation
• 2 Daily Game Drives
• Sundowners
• All meals
• Daily guided Safari Walk
• Pre lunch Safari Talk

Additional information

• There is no cell-phone reception at Motswari, but fax and telephone facilities are available at the lodge reception, and internet access for emails etc available nearby.
• Motswari has a private; gravel airstrip that can accommodate most regularly chartered aircraft.
• Personalised activities and itineraries can be arranged to meet the specific requirements of your conference, event or guests.

Children
Children 0 to 5 years of age are regrettably not allowed at Motswari due to safety regulations.
Children in inter-leading rooms pay single occupancy rate for the room.
Children should be 6 years & older for game drives.
Persons should be 16 years or older for bush walks and 18 years or older for Overnight Safari Walk Experience.

BY ROAD:

• Continue onto N12

• Merge onto N4 (Toll road)

• Take the exit toward R33

• Turn left onto R33

• Turn right onto Steven Masango St

• Continue onto R540

• Continue onto Lion Cachet St

• Continue onto Hugenoten St

• Continue onto R540

• Turn left onto R36

• Turn left onto Voortrekker St/R36/R37

• Turn right onto De Clercq St/R36/R37

• Continue to follow R36

• Turn right onto R533

• Turn right to stay on R533

• Continue onto R532

• Turn right onto Hoof St

• Continue onto R533

• At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto R40

• Turn right - 20,9km

• Turn right - 150 m

• Turn left - 11,2 km

• Sharp right - 1,3 km

• Turn right - 5,9 km

• Turn left - 7,7 km

• Turn left - 120 m

• Turn right - 200 m

• Turn left - 64 m

• Turn right - 180m

Motswari Private Game Lodge
From Timbavati Main Gate

Please Note: Entering through the Timbavati Private Game Reserve gate you will be required to pay a Conservation levy of R170 per person and R120 toll for your vehicle. The entrance fee can only be confirmed at the time of making your reservation (prices subject to change)

 

• Road transfers to Motswari are contracted locally, per person each way.

 

• Children younger than three years old travel for free.

• Please note that transfers from KMIA require 2-3 hours travelling in the heat of the day. Motswari recommends that guests make use of the air transfers offered. The reserve asks that you advise during reservation to arrange the transfer company payment of the conservation levy at a rate of R100 per person (subject to change). Children younger than ten years old pay not conservation levy.

• BY AIR:

• Scheduled flights from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit/Eastgate Airport take approximately 50 minutes, followed by a road transfer of approximately 50 minutes.

• Scheduled flights from Cape Town to KMIA (Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport) take approximately 2.5 hours, followed by a road transfer of approximately 2.5 hours.

• Motswari private airstrip

• Runway details: Gravel strip with concrete run-up pads.

• Length: 1350m 01/19. Co-ordinates: 24 11.522´ South 031 232.188´ East.


GPS: -24.197833 (latitude) 31.388552 (longitude)

They gave it a 11 out of 10.My own view is that the Chalets need updating--especially a nice outdoor shower area. Sliding doors would also help to open up the unit.

clive dryden

From the moment I arrived I was taken really good care of. The whole day is nicely laid out and the accommodation was top class. The guides were really knowledgeable and we got to see all of the big five which was great. All the meals during the day were delicious and the format for the evening meals with everyone sharing a table was a great idea. I would definitely recommend Motswari if you're looking for a really authenticate experience but with some luxuries!

Ronan Ryan

Very good memory for all our party. Very pleasant safaris with fine explanations. Fine cooking and friendly service.

REMUS Eric

Thoroughly enjoyed the guided game drives with the experienced guides and trackers. Except for for the first game drive where we saw the pride of lions on a buffalo kill the other game drives were quiet except for a short sighting of a leopard. But then that is luck of any wild life drive. I was very lucky to come across a pack of wild dogs with their pups on the way from the airport to the lodge.The cottage on the river bank was exceptional and their food was too.Would recomend Motswari to anyone for their warm hospitality,comfort and location

Jagadish Reddy

Our stay was from 24 - 30th April - 2010. It was an amazing, exciting experience. Suggested improvements are showers, which are needed in all bathrooms and also better lighting in bedrooms. Better sign posting markers to Motswari Lodge could be considered - during our recent trip I took in error an early Mostswari turn-off, landed on a dirt road and caused damage to my vehicle - we had to off-hook my trailer and drive to Motswari Lodge to secure help as there was no cell phone reception in the Timbavati erea. An additional Chest freezer will also be very helpfull and a further bonus.

Dirk van Niekerk

Our stay was from 24 - 30th April - 2010. It was an amazing, exciting experience. Suggested improvements are showers, which are needed in all bathrooms, and also better lighting in bedrooms. Better sign posting markers to Motswari Lodge could be considered - during our recent trip I took in error and early Mostswari turn-off landed on a dirt road and caused damage to my vehicle - we had to off-hook my trailer and drive to Motswari Lodge to secure help as there was no cell phone reception in the Timbavati erea. An additional chest freezer will also be very helpfull and a further bonus.

Dirk van Niekerk

Accommodation options

Main Camp

Inclusions:  
The above rates include  all meals, local beers, house wines and soft drinks, 2 Game drives daily, Guided safari walks with refreshments

Excludes:
Timbavati conservation levy
Vehicle toll fee for self-drives