Motswari Game Lodge

Motswari Game Lodge

Timbavati Game Reserve

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Deep within the 60,000 hectare Timbavati Game Reserve lies Motswari Game Lodge. The open boundary with the Kruger National Park ensures that there is a constant flow of game through the reserve, offering plenty of excitement during safari activities. Qualified rangers accompanied by skilled Shangaan trackers will do their utmost to ensure that guests get the best possible sighting, and the area is renowned for its frequent sightings of the famed Big 5. Game drives are conducted in the early morning and late afternoon, when the animals are most active. Optional excursions such as guided bush walks and bush banqueting are also available.

The main lodge facilities include a traditional open-air boma, a spacious lounge and bar overlooking a beautiful dam, an art gallery exhibiting original wildlife art, and a refreshing swimming pool.

All 15 luxury en-suite rooms have air-conditioning and overhead fans, and offer magnificent bush and river views. The naturally-furnished interiors of each bungalow reflect the wonders of nature that exist just outside the windows.

Motswari also prides itself on its sumptuous, home-style cuisine and friendly attentive service. The staff are passionate about their way of life and guests will be made to feel a part of this, be it around the campfire or sipping sundowners at a waterhole.

Guests can also enjoy a private 'under the stars' sleep out at the Giraffe's Nest hide (additional cost). The hide sleeps just 2 guests and is situated close to the main lodge yet far enough away that you get a truly authentic overnight bush experience. Adding to your comfort is an eco-bathroom upstairs so there is no need to leave your platform above the landscape. For those looking for a truly unrivalled experience, be sure to leave the front section of the roof open so that you can enjoy the stars on a clear night from your bed. You may be lucky to hear hyenas, a leopard or lions calling or the nocturnal birds like owls and nightjars piercing the night.

Featured Special Offer saf-04367

Motswari Game Lodge

Stay 4 nights or longer and receive complimentary return transfers between the lodge and Hoedspruit Airport.

Valid:   1 December 2019  -  31 March 2020.

Example price for 2 people staying 4 nights from:

Based on staying in a Thatched Bungalow.

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Our standard rates for a Thatched Bungalow
DatesPriceBasisTypeNights
1 October 2019 to 30 November 2019 GBP 334 USD 427 ZAR 6,343 EUR 391 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights
1 December 2019 to 28 December 2019 GBP 374 USD 479 ZAR 7,103 EUR 437 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights
29 December 2019 to 2 January 2020 GBP 374 USD 479 ZAR 7,103 EUR 437 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights
29 December 2019 to 2 January 2020 GBP 374 USD 479 ZAR 7,103 EUR 437 per person sharingStandard Rate3+ nights
3 January 2020 to 13 April 2020 GBP 374 USD 479 ZAR 7,103 EUR 437 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights
3 January 2020 to 30 April 2020 GBP 374 USD 479 ZAR 7,103 EUR 437 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights
14 April 2020 to 5 May 2020 closed / not available
6 May 2020 to 30 June 2020 GBP 266 USD 341 ZAR 5,060 EUR 312 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights
1 July 2020 to 30 November 2020 GBP 374 USD 479 ZAR 7,103 EUR 437 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights
1 December 2020 to 28 December 2020 GBP 412 USD 527 ZAR 7,819 EUR 481 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights
29 December 2020 to 2 January 2021 GBP 412 USD 527 ZAR 7,819 EUR 481 per person sharingStandard Rate3+ nights
3 January 2021 to 30 April 2021 GBP 412 USD 527 ZAR 7,819 EUR 481 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights

Prices are on a per person sharing basis (pps).

Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.

In addition to the room rate, guests will also be charged the Timbavati Conservation Levy (pppn)
DatesPriceBasisTypeNights
1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019 GBP 19 USD 25 ZAR 368 EUR 23 per person per nightStandard1+ nights
1 January 2020 to 31 December 2020 GBP 21 USD 27 ZAR 400 EUR 25 per person per nightStandard1+ nights

In addition to the room rate, guests will also be charged the Timbavati Rhino Disharmony Levy (pp per stay - Motswari and Geigers ONLY)
DatesPriceBasisTypeNights
1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019 GBP 3 USD 3 ZAR 50 EUR 3 pp per stay - Motswari and Geigers ONLYStandard1+ nights

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Rates Include

All meals; local drinks; Timbavati Conservation Levy; a daily bush walk; the Rhino Disharmony Levy; and morning/afternoon shared game drives are included. PLEASE NOTE: The additional tourism bed levy is NOT included (R10 per person per night - subject to change). IN ADDITION: For self-drive visitors, there is a vehicle entrance fee of R160 per vehicle (increasing to R190 per vehicle from 01 January 2020 and subject to change), which is payable at the Timbavati Gate (cash or Visa/MasterCard credit cards only).


Children Policy

Children aged 6 years and older are welcome. Rates available on request.


Bush Walks / Walking Safaris

Children under the age of 16 years are not permitted on bush walks. In addition, children under the age of 18 years cannot partake in the overnight Giraffe Nest's safari walk experience. The final decision on whether a guest can join a walking activity remains with the guide and lodge manager.


Special Offers

 

Motswari Game Lodge: Complimentary Hoedspruit Transfers

Special Offer
Motswari Game Lodge: Complimentary Hoedspruit Transfers Gomo Gomo Game Lodge

Code: SAF-04367


Stay 4 nights or longer and receive complimentary return transfers between the lodge and Hoedspruit Airport.

Valid:   1 December 2019  -  31 March 2020.

Book Before:   27 March 2020.

Example price for 2 people staying 4 nights from:

Example price based on staying in a Thatched Bungalow between 1 December 2019 and 28 December 2019.

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Guest Rating: 4.7 / 5.0 based on 7 ratings




Start TestimonialMotswari Game Lodge was everything we hoped our Safari would be. They made us feel like family and royalty all at the same time. Everything from the drives, to the food, to the staff was just perfect! We are so happy Travel Butlers suggested Motswari to us! Travel Butlers made booking the lodge and transportation easy and worry-free.End Testimonial

S OZIMEK


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Motswari Game Lodge Location.

Directions For Drivers

From Hazyview: Follow the R40 towards Klaserie. Once past Klaserie, continue along this road until you see the turning off to the right for Eastgate Airport. Turn right here and proceed along this road until you reach the main Timbavati Control Gate.

From Eastgate/Hoedspruit Airport: Turn left and proceed along this road until you reach the main Timbavati Control Gate.

From Johannesburg/Pretoria: Take the N12 or N4 highway to Witbank/eMalahleni (from Johannesburg Airport, follow signs to Boksburg to find the N12). Follow the N4 highway past Middleburg (Toll Plaza), Belfast/eMakhazeni and Machadodorp (Toll Plaza). Follow the Schoemanskloof option on the N4 and then take the R36 to Lydenburg/Mashishing.

Follow the R36 to Ohrigstad, go through the Strydom Tunnel and take the R527 to Hoedspruit. Turn right onto the R40 towards Klaserie, and continue along this road until you see the turning off to the left for Eastgate Airport. Turn left here and follow the directions as above From Eastgate/Hoedspruit Airport.

From Kruger National Park/Orpen Gate: Exit the Park, and continue along the R531. Turn right onto the R40, and continue along this road until you see the turning off to the right for Eastgate Airport. Turn right here follow the directions as above From Eastgate/Hoedspruit Airport.

ONCE AT THE TIMBAVATI CONTROL GATE: For self-drive visitors, there is a vehicle entrance cash fee of R160 per vehicle payable at the gate (cash or Visa/MasterCard credit cards only, increasing to R190 from 01 January 2020 and subject to change). Please retain your receipt as proof of entrance and have it stamped at your destination when you are leaving, which acts as your Exit Permit. Once inside the gate, follow the signs to the lodge through the reserve.

Do not get out of your car until you reach the lodge. You may see some wildlife on your way - if you do, slow down and maintain a good distance. Do not drive off-road in any circumstances.

Also, we would advise that you do NOT use a GPS once in the Timbavati, as it is likely to give you incorrect directions!



General Information For Guests

All of the rooms have an en-suite bathroom, hairdryer, electronic safe, air conditioning, complimentary biscuits and tea/coffee making facilities.

The Giraffe’s Nest sleeps 2 guests and is situated close to the main lodge but far enough away that you get a truly authentic overnight bush experience.

Motswari Game Lodge has a breakfast boma, lounge, curio shop, library, swimming pool, complimentary Wi-Fi and an art gallery.

Activities that are available at Motswari include both morning and afternoon game drives and bush dinners.

Bush walks can be arranged on request and take place after the morning game drive and breakfast.

Pre-lunch safari interest talks are held on a Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

The mobile spa offers a range of massages (additional cost).

MasterCard and Visa credit cards are accepted.

A laundry service is available (additional cost).

If you are arriving/departing via FedAir, the lodge is a 20 minute drive away from the airstrip.


Bush Walks / Walking Safaris

Children under the age of 16 years are not permitted on bush walks. In addition, children under the age of 18 years cannot partake in the overnight Giraffe Nest's safari walk experience. The final decision on whether a guest can join a walking activity remains with the guide and lodge manager.


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