6 hours by road from Johannesburg. Scheduled flight: Johannesburg – Hoedspruit Airport and 50 minute road transfer to the lodge. Scheduled flight: Cape Town – Hoedspruit Airport. Scheduled flight: Johannesburg / Cpt to Nelspruit (KMIA) Airport and approximately 2.5 hr road transfer to the lodge.
15 Suites at Motswari Main Camp
4 Suites at Geiger’s Camp
ABOUT THE LODGE & MOTSWARI PRIVATE GAME RESERVE
Motswari Game Lodge
offers15 luxury-appointed en-suite bungalows, each with air-conditioning, all offering unrivalled bush views, guests enjoy a high level of comfort which complements the level of service excellence. The naturally-furnished interiors of each bungalow reflect the wonders of nature that exist just outside the windows. A fully-equipped conference facility for executives making use of the lodge for team-building, product launches and corporate getaways. There is also an internet hotspot available for those wishing to conduct business. There are two fully licensed bars, a swimming pool and a shop which promotes and sells carefully selected curios from the region. In addition there is a library available as well as an art gallery. Meals are taken either at a scenic location out on the trail with one of our highly-trained guides or in the lounge and, depending on the season, evenings can be spent dining in the bush or inside the Boma,
can be booked individually or can also be used as an exclusive lodge for a group of people looking for an intimate experience with nature, while still enjoying the comfort of modern accommodation. The lodge comprises two stone houses boasting a total of four spacious en-suite bedrooms, a communal lounge area and a swimming pool. Views of the Nhlaralumi River are breathtaking, and the wrap-around patio is the perfect place for a cold gin and tonic.
Motswari Game Reserve lies in the heart of the untamed South African landscape. A place untouched that is still teeming with wildlife, where predator and prey remain locked in a constant battle for survival. Here, there is an incomparable beauty – an Africa you have to experience.
Deep in the Timbavati Nature Reserve, this vintage game lodge exemplifies the simple balance of nature, as understated luxury and conservation come together as one.
This inspiring family-owned game reserve has been in the care of the Geiger family for more than 40 years. Motswari means ‘to conserve and protect’ in Tswana, a native language indigenous to the area.
The 150 square kilometre game reserve has long been a wildlife sanctuary, a haven for large varieties of plant and animal species. Sadly, few places remain on the African continent that still offer such diversity. Here, you will witness the unyielding nature of the bushveld, as you get to see the secret habits of animals as they live, day after day, in the Timbavati Nature Reserve.Close to the Blyde River Canyon and directly adjacent to the famous Kruger National Park, surrounded by pristine bushveld, lies Motswari Game Reserve.
The open boundaries allow the wildlife to move freely across the land – a decision supported by like-minded land owners in decades past. The boundary fences were removed to promote the natural movement of the animals on the reserve in 1992, uniting the government owned Kruger Park, and privately owned Timbavati. Now the animals enjoy uninterrupted wilderness that covers over 35,000 square kilometres, an area larger than Belgium.
Here, on the dry expanse of the African bushveld, you’ll experience the Big 5 – living naturally and without human interference.
The lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhino are just some of the highlights you’ll see in Motswari Game Reserve’s open-top safari tour. All of the safaris are led by experienced game rangers, who have in-depth knowledge of the indigenous flora and fauna that has existed in the reserve for centuries. These game rangers are passionate about nature conservation, and educating guests on the bush and its inhabitants. The game reserve’s conservationists are dedicated to responsible tourism and environmental management, striving to minimize the impact on the wildlife’s natural habitat and the carbon footprint.
Boma & Bush Dinners
Pre-lunch safari interest talks
Curio Shop at Motswari Lodge
Library & Art Gallery with 24 hour internet facility at Motswari Game Lodge
Fully equipped air-conditioned conference room for 20 delegates at Motswari Game Lodge