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Motswiri Private Safari Lodge

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

If you want a luxurious and relaxing place whilst enjoying safari, this is the place to go. Waterhole is literally a few metres away from the main lodge and 3 villas have direct views of it too, we saw a huge family of elephants who are regularly visiting at the mo, also buffalo, warthog, zebra... Without stepping out of the...

Thank FiBBath
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 28 August 2016

We had a lovely room with a fireplace, outdoor shower, and large soaking tub- all overlooking the watering hole. Several animals came to visit while we were there. Saw 4 of the big five plus a pair of cheetah hunt and kill. The guides were knowledgeable and did an excellent job. The staff went out of their way to make...

1Thank Tezaum
Paris, France
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

There would be so much to say about it. Simply the best hotel experience in my life. The Madikwe reserve is exceptional, the premises are wonderful and the staff is extraordinary. We really felt special during our stay at Motswiri. Thanks to all the staff.

Thank Morgan O
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 August 2016

This is the second time to the Madikwe Game Reserve but the first time in the Motswiri lodge. What a great place. The style is thatched roof bungalows which are really nice and the staff were amazing. We were lucky to be the only ones there for the few days we were there which made the trip all the more...

1Thank Phil K
Reviewed 7 August 2016

We had a great stay here. All the staff were great - our game ranger was able to track animals effectively and all staff were exceptionally friendly. During the course of 3 days we saw elephants, lions, rhinos, cheetahs and a leopard (among other animals). The quality of food prepared by the chef, Frans, was exceptional.

1Thank Richard_466
Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Awesome stay at Motswiri. For a family with children, self-catering often feels better (as you don't have to spend your time trying to minimize the kids' disturbance of other guests). Yet, self-catering rarely comes with five-star treatment which is a pity. Well, at Motswiri it does. From arrival to departure. Nice, professional. The self-catering chalet could use a bit of...

Thank Adfresa
Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Having heard about Motswiri for some time, we finally got to experience this little gem in Madikwe. From the moment we arrived we felt part of the Motswiri Family - our kids loved ever aspect of our stay: room, meals, game drives, staff, stories at night and of course hot chocolate by the fire. The rooms are very spacious, so...

Thank Vezz1
Blythburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 July 2016

We spent a week at the Motswiri Private Safari Lodge, being treated like royalty. We were greeted with cold drinks and warm facecloths after our 20 minute journey from the airstrip, then shown to our room. I say 'room', but each one is an individual thatched cottage, with its own deck. Some overlook the waterhole, but ours had a view...

1Thank Blythspirit68
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Motswiri exceeded our high expectations on every level. Zede was a superb guide. Not only to find the game but also to answer our difficult questions and equally ready to talk about history with my brother. The chalet was splendidly equipped and beautifully looked after and we did look forward to arriving back at the end of the day to...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 15 May 2016

We have just been to Motswiri for my Mom's 70th birthday. We hired the whole lodge. The attention to detail and the staff accomodating our every need was incredible. The food was delicious and the staff so friendly, helpful and professional. We saw wonderful game and 4 out of the Big 5. The rooms were very spacious, comfortable and had...

Thank bernhardsal

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Motswiri Private Safari Lodge, situated in the western side of the 75 000 hectare, Big Five, malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve in the North West Province, forms an integral part of The Madikwe Collection's exclusive portfolio of lodges. As its name suggests, Motswiri Private Safari Lodge is an exclusive lodge offering guests a personal bush experience, which is impossible to replicate in larger concerns. The lodge offer some of the best views in Madikwe as well as the tranquil feel given by the mature trees (mostly Leadwoods) under which the lodge's main building and five luxury bush villas nestle. Motswiri has luxurious accommodation, with each bush villa offering stunning views from private decks and multiple-slider bedrooms and bathrooms. Add double-sided fire places, air-conditioning/ ceiling fans, stunning bathrooms and an outdoor shower and you have a bush experience second to none. Then our Family Villa offer three rooms all with en-suite bathrooms. The Family villa boasts a private lounge area leading out onto a private deck and pool. At the main area of the lodge enjoy the rim-flow pool overlooking the waterhole, have a cocktail under the shade of the Motswiri trees (Leadwood in Tswana) on the main deck or just while away the day in the outside lounge and bar area. Fine cuisine is served in the dining room, under the Leadwood or around a roaring fire in the boma. Staff offer personal service in a relaxed but professional manner and the twice daily game drives are conducted by our rangers whose superb bush knowledge is imparted in the manner best suited to the bush knowledge of the guests on the specially designed landcruiser game viewing vehicle. Motswiri offers the option of individual bookings or exclusive use of the lodge for groups. The lodge is ideal for corporate, family / friend groups of up to ten people who do not wish to share the facilities with other guests. Motswiri is a mere 3- 1/2 hours drive from Johannesburg or for utter indulgence, guests can opt for a fly-in safari to the reserves all weather airstrip. Scheduled daily charters are available via the Federal Air Madikwe Charter Joint Venture Partnership. Lodge tariffs include luxury accommodation, two fabulous game drives per day and all meals. ... more   less 

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Address: Madikwe Game Reserve, Madikwe Game Reserve 1560, South Africa
Region: South Africa > North-West Province > Madikwe Game Reserve
Price Range: $618 - $1,102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Motswiri Private Safari Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 5
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“Room 3 and 4 overlook the waterhole and have stunning views”
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