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Accommodation in Timbavati Game Reserve

Motswari Private Game Reserve - Timbavati

Deep within the Timbavati Nature Reserve lies Motswari Private Game Reserve. As part of the Greater Kruger National Park Conservancy and traversing close on 150 square kilometres of pristine habitat, Motswari offers visitors the best of Africa; wide horizons, untamed wilderness and plentiful game in its' natural habitat. Motswari prides itself on its' sumptuous, home-style cuisine, luxurious thatched accommodation and friendly attentive service, where guests are assured of a truly unique experience.

Motswari Game Reserve shares an open 20-kilometre boundary with the world-renowned Kruger National Park. As such there is a constant flow of game through the reserve ensuring plenty of excitement during the game-viewing activities. Our rangers and trackers are all passionate wildlife enthusiasts, who thrive on bringing the bush to life for their guests. Be it from the comfort of open 4x4 vehicles or, for the more adventurous, on foot ensuring the wildlife experience at Motswari is second to none. Our guides are also keen wildlife photographers and will ensure that you get the best photographic opportunities. Motswari (meaning "to conserve and protect") prides itself on offering guests a unique and genuine bush experience. We believe that the bush is a humble place where one should have a chance to unwind from modern stresses and rejuvenate the soul. Our staff are all passionate about their way of life and guests will be made to feel a part of this, be it around the camp-fire or sipping sun-downers at a sun-stained waterhole Lodge facilities include a traditional, open-air boma; a spacious lounge and bar over-looking a beautiful dam, an art gallery exhibiting original wildlife art, a fully-equipped conference room and a refreshing swimming pool.

The Lodge accommodates 30 guests in 15 luxury en suite bungalows. Of course, the key attraction at Motswari is its' wildlife.

Room Description

Motswari accommodates 30 guests in 15 luxury en-suite bungalows, inclusive of two sets of interleading rooms. We also offer driver/guide/ pilot accommodation.
Our CONFERENCE FACILITY with internet hotspot seats 30 delegates.

Inclusions / Exclusions

Rates Include:
2 Game Drives daily with refreshments
All meals
Daily  Guided Safari Walk

Rates Exclude:
Transfers to/from local airports/other lodges, vehicle toll fee for self-drives, conservation levy to the Timbavati Reserve, tourism levy, telephone calls, bar, laundry and curio purchases.

Extra information

Check In 12 noon.
Check Out 11 am

No children under the age of 6 years

Summer, from September to April, is when the bush is at its most lush due to it being the rainy season. This is also the lambing season for many of our antelope species and when numerous species of migratory birds arrive in the area. Temperatures at this time are generally warm to very hot, with rain falling in the late afternoon, if at all. Neutral coloured, light fabrics are recommended, and you shouldn't forget to bring a sweater or windbreaker in case it gets chilly or rains.

Compared with the Northern Hemisphere, our winters (May to August) are relatively mild but should not be under-estimated. Daytime temperatures are fairly warm although the temperature drops considerably after sunset and takes a while to increase in the early morning. Please note that with the wind-chill factor, it can be very cold on open vehicles, and while blankets are provided on the drives, you are advised to dress in layers. A scarf, woollen hat and gloves will also help keep out the chill. Being the dry season, this is perhaps the optimum time for game viewing in that the vegetation is less dense and game tends to concentrate around permanent water sources.

Private Land Rover: R2 000 per day subject to vehicle, guide and tracker availability.

We recommend air transfers to Motswari from KMIA to save travelling time and to offer guests the opportunity to see this beautiful region from the air.

Johannesburg – Gillooly’s interchange to Belfast turnoff - 215km
Belfast to Lydenburg - 101km
Lydenburg to Ohrigstad - 48km
Ohrigstad to Hoedspruit - 89km
Hoedspruit to Motswari - 68km
Total Distance: - 521km The driving time from Johannesburg is approximately 5-6 hours.