Motswari Private Game Reserve

4 nights from £ 1,277 per person
Example price for the next 21 days. Based on 2 adults including All inclusive as part of a multi centre holiday (no flights or transfers included).

Game Lodge, Kruger

About

Motswari is a private game reserve within the existing Timbavati concession – itself a part of Kruger National Park.  Motswari is also the name of this particular paradise’s luxury lodge, pool and bungalows.  Sleeping a maximum of 30 guests, it’s a family-run jewel set snoozily beside the Nhlaralumi River.  Guests enjoy an attractive dose of rustic, Afro-chic style, and the rare chance of an overnight walking expedition.

Accommodation

Sleeping two people, each of Motswari’s 15 luxuious bungalows are air-conditioned, and each has sensational, grab-your-camera views of the bush and river.  The natural furnishings inside include ancient chests and high thatched roofs, while the grand beds come framed by elegant white netting.  Lanterns lend a romantic atmosphere after dark.

An alternative accommodation option is the more intimate Geiger’s Camp.  Filled with photographs of the owners’ family, this bolthole nestled a few miles from the main lodge.  Inside its two stone houses are four spacious en-suite bedrooms, plus a communal lounge area.  The small outdoor pool and wrap-around, river-facing patio, both make perfect spots for a G&T.  

Facilities

Inside Motswari’s airy main lodge are two bars, another pool and a library cum art gallery.  High tea is served amid the spacious lounge, while delicious dinners are taken either at scenic trail locations or amid the open-air boma enclosure.  Whatever the venue, a selection of Southern African wines will be ever-present.

Activities

As is standard practice among South African lodges, two daily Land Rover safari drives are offered: one departing before or at dawn, the other around sunset.  Motswari shares 12 miles of unfenced border with Kruger, so seeing the Big Five – and many other beasts – is probable.  In between are educational bush walks, and talks given by veteran guides. Motswari also offers two unusual evening experiences: sleep-outs at Giraffe’s Nest, a hide overlooking a watering hole, and Overnight Safari Walk Experiences.  These latter involve hiking through the daytime and bedding down in luxury tents at nightfall.

Child Policy

Children aged 6 and over are welcome.  But note that the bush walks are for over-16s only, and the Overnight Safari experience for over-18s.

 

 

 

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